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Choosing A Trainer For Your Gun Dog

Jerry Cacchio

No dog owner sets out to train a dog with high hopes of a mediocre companion. Learn how to make the right choice in a trainer for your pup.

Gun Dog Confinement: How and Why

Dave Carty

Dave Carty explains why gun dogs need to be confined at time and how to most effectively keep them in one place.

Summer Bird Dog Training Essentials

Tony J. Peterson - July 05, 2018

There are some necessary tools that will aid your way through summer bird dog training, and author Tony J. Peterson is here to shed some light!

Water Work For Upland Dogs

Tony J. Peterson

Very little can get your upland dogs ready for the upcoming season like water work. Author Tony J. Peterson explains the benefits, and how to go about it. To be honest, I've never had

Alter Dog-Training Scenery For a Great Confidence Builder

Tony J. Peterson

If you want to give your pup a confidence boost, author Tony J. Peterson says to change up your normal dog-training scenery.

5 Tips for Dealing with Puppy Energy

Tony J. Peterson - April 10, 2018

Puppies are cute, but they're also a lot of work. Author Tony J. Peterson has a few tried and true tips for combatting puppy energy during training.

How Drones Can Help with Retriever Training

Tony J. Peterson - November 02, 2017

Retriever training is going high-tech thanks to one of the industry's best trainers who is using drones.

Best Tools for Training Your Gun Dog

Tyler Shoberg - August 07, 2017

When it comes to investing in training tools for your gun dog, it's sometimes hard to imagine just

5 Keys to Upping Your Pup's Performance

Gun Dog Online Staff - July 06, 2017

All too often I see people take a young dog, introduce it to birds, work on basic retrieving in the

How To Solve The Two Toughest Problems For Retrievers

Ed Bailey - June 12, 2017

PROBLEM: Here are two questions I received in the past few weeks dealing with problems encountered

Why You Should Finish Gun Dogs Together

John McGonigle - March 03, 2017

Working as a team, training gun dogs is the most efficient way for amateurs to ensure success. My

Housebreaking: It's Not as Hard as It Seems

Dave Carty - October 24, 2016

Ah, yes. You've bought a new puppy. Your little bundle of joy delights you every waking moment

Q&A: Losing Point

Ed Bailey - October 12, 2016

Problem My Drahthaar pup was about 9 months old when hunting season started. I had done some

How to Keep Your Dog Hunting Forward

Dave Carty - September 28, 2016

If I had a nickel for every time I've seen someone mishandle a pointing dog, I could spend a month

Obedience Training - Get Your Young Bird-Dog Field Ready Through Treat Training

Tony J. Peterson - September 13, 2016

Sporting dogs are four-legged athletes, which means they need to eat the right things to help them

The Case for Continued Training

Jack Hirt - September 13, 2016

You've done everything right. You did your homework. Started with a well-bred pup. Made sure it was

5 Ways to Challenge a Young Bird Dog

Tony J. Peterson - August 10, 2016

Training a bird dog is a weird process if you think about it. For example, we expose them to

DIY: Mini-House for Live Birds

Bob West - August 02, 2016

Dubbed the "mini-house," it's a great way to be sure you have birds in your training areas, and it

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