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Warm Weather Training for Gun Dogs

by James Spencer

POINTING BREEDS “When the temperature gets above about 65 degrees,” Roger Buddin of Big Country Kennel said, “you should start… more »

Building The Perfect Dog Kennel

How To Build the Perfect Dog Kennel

by Jerry Thoms

A dog’s home is his castle, so there are some guidelines to consider when designing a dog kennel. Whether building… more »

Understanding E-Collar Stimulation Levels

Understanding E-Collar Stimulation Levels

by Dave Carty

No one I know misses the very early days of electronic collars, when even the top-of-the-line models had just two… more »

Best Shotguns for Shooting Sporting Clays

10 Great Shotguns for Sporting Clays

by David Hart

Sure, you can bust clay pigeons all day long with the hand-me-down pump tucked away in the back of your… more »

Teaching a Dog to Sit

GUN DOG Q&A: Training a Dog to Not Sit

by Ed Bailey

Problem: I have a 2-year-old Brittany, my first bird dog. He has an excellent disposition and amazing natural instinct. I… more »

Steps to keep your e-collar working properly

4 Vital Steps to Keeping a Working E-Collar

by Brian French

If you have never questioned the reliability of what happens when you use an e-collar, imagine being convinced you are… more »

The Braque d'Auvergne breed

Breed Profile: Braque d’Auvergne

by Tony J. Peterson

It is generally accepted that our modern pointing breeds originated in Spain around five centuries ago, but not all dog… more »


2016 Father’s Day Gifts for the Die-Hard Bird Hunter

by Gun Dog Online Staff

If your dad is obsessed with birds, dogs and guns, then we have the right gear for him this Father’s… more »

Dock Jumping Dogs Competing

Dock Jumping: A Friendly Competition

by Tony J. Peterson

Every August I give seminars at the Game Fair in Anoka, Minnesota. The event is six days of anything and… more »

Training Dogs Through the NAVHDA


by Jerry Thoms

“With 5,000-plus current members who have 100,000-plus dogs, the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association is one of the oldest,… more »

Treating a Poisoned Dog

Treating a Poisoned Dog

by John Holcomb, DVM

Question: I have a 2½-year-old female yellow Lab. She got into rat poison last week. When I called into the… more »

Must-know dog diseases

3 Life-Threatening Dog Diseases to Know

by Kurt Anderson

From duck blind to briar patch, hunting dogs are experts at getting into trouble. Barbed wire, hypothermia, and altercations with… more »


8 Great New E-Collars for 2016

by Tyler Shoberg

I had a lot of preconceived notions about training before I ever snapped a lead to my dog, and the… more »


First Year Tips for Training a Hunting Puppy

by Bob West

Life comes at a pup from all directions in its first year. It’s fun and exciting but sometimes intimidating–a time… more »


How to Handle a Pointing Dog Effectively

by Dave Carty

Full Disclosure: Sometimes I lose my temper and scream at my dogs. I don’t own perfect dogs, and as numerous… more »


How to Stop Puppy Biting

by Tony J. Peterson

The thing about puppies is that they have to be cute, otherwise we’d never keep them. They are a pain… more »

Pointing dog problems

GUN DOG Q&A: Pointing Dog Issues

by Ed Bailey

Problem: I have a 16-month-old vizsla that unctions as a family pet and as my first gun dog. One problem… more »

Labrador's for grouse hunting

Labradors: Best Grouse Hunting Breed?

by Bob Gwizdz

Where I live in Michigan there are two kinds of grouse dogs: English setters and all the rest. Oh, I… more »

Bloodlines, Puppy Bloodline

Bloodlines Matter: Picking the Perfect Puppy

by Katie Ainsworth

With the addition of four or more breeds to its registry in 2015, the American Kennel Club (AKC) brought its… more »


Tips for Increasing Your Gun Dog’s Prey Drive

by Dave Carty

Gentlemen, you’re walking down the street and coming at you is a gorgeous woman. She’s curvy, long legs and wearing… more »