Hunting Dogs

Joint Efforts

Joint Efforts

Improving a dog’s performance —and life—through joint health

Senior Success

Senior Success

A unique perspective on the challenges—and rewards—of hunting with a “senior” partner.

Rules for Steadiness

Rules for Steadiness

Once your dog has mastered the remote sit and retrieving bumpers from heel, you can move to tossing bumpers with your dog sitting at a distance.

Hunting Dogs

Spay, Neuter or Not

For both health and performance reasons, fewer owners are spaying or neutering their dogs—and then only after the dogs are at least a year old.

2018 Dog of the Year Winners

Every entry deserves recognition, but in the end this was a contest. Following are brief bios of the three winners and the great prizes they received from our generous sponsors.

Go Away!

Go Away!

Teaching your dog to “Go Away”

The Training Mindset

The Training Mindset

The best time to train is when you are “in the zone,” as a dog will sense this and become a willing and contented member of the working team.

Duck-Season Details

Going into the season, young dogs should be familiar with the situations they may encounter—such as climbing onto and retrieving from a marsh stand.

Bird dog with antler

Searching for Sheds

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t get at least a little excited about finding a dropped deer antler. So it’s little wonder that using bird dogs to search for shed antlers has grown into a remarkably popular pastime.