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Training the Puppies Have Their Place

Puppies Have Their Place

Training the "place" command on a place board teaches your pup necessary boundaries.

Ray Cacchio

The second season is built for bird dogs.Spring Woodcock Training Season

Spring Woodcock Training Season

The second season is built for bird dogs.

Tom Keer

The dogs, people, and culture are what makes NAVHDA a popular and successful organization. Understanding NAVHDA: Helping To Train More Than Just Your Bird Dog

Understanding NAVHDA: Helping To Train More Than Just Your Bird Dog

The dogs, people, and culture are what makes NAVHDA a popular and successful organization.

Sean Curran

Develop trust in your pointing dog's range by building on basic obedience, understanding, and teamwork.Developing Range In Your Pointing Dog

Developing Range In Your Pointing Dog

Develop trust in your pointing dog's range by building on basic obedience, understanding, and

Bob West

Knowing when to start hold conditioning will strengthen your bond with your dog and develop trust.When Is the Proper Time to Start Hold Conditioning?

When Is the Proper Time to Start Hold Conditioning?

Knowing when to start hold conditioning will strengthen your bond with your dog and develop

Jeremy Moore

Geese demand special consideration given their size and occasional nastiness.Teaching Your Retriever to Handle Big Birds

Teaching Your Retriever to Handle Big Birds

Geese demand special consideration given their size and occasional nastiness.

Tom Dokken

Health & Nutrition

These specially formulated puppy food blends are designed to promote proper development, offer daily support, and improve performance in the field. Puppy Power: Dog Foods To Best Fuel Your Young Gun Dog

Puppy Power: Dog Foods To Best Fuel Your Young Gun Dog

These specially formulated puppy food blends are designed to promote proper development, offer

Nathan Ratchford

The standard is to rest your bird dog at least a day between hunts. Some handlers even say two days of rest is better.Even Well-Conditioned Gun Dogs Need Rest

Even Well-Conditioned Gun Dogs Need Rest

The standard is to rest your bird dog at least a day between hunts. Some handlers even say two

Dave Carty

Persistent myths related to dog health have lingered too long.Busting 5 Common Gun Dog Medical Myths

Busting 5 Common Gun Dog Medical Myths

Persistent myths related to dog health have lingered too long.

Seth Bynum, DVM

This is what you need to know about your bird dog and COVID-19. Can Coronavirus Infect Dogs?

Can Coronavirus Infect Dogs?

This is what you need to know about your bird dog and COVID-19.

Gun Dog Staff

Do you really understand what your hunting dog needs from his food? Nutritional Requirements for Gun Dogs

Nutritional Requirements for Gun Dogs

Do you really understand what your hunting dog needs from his food?

Mark Chestnut

A World Champion sled-dog racer and veterinarian discusses how vital, and fun, conditioning is for your bird dog. Conditioning Tips from a Sled-Dog Champion

Conditioning Tips from a Sled-Dog Champion

A World Champion sled-dog racer and veterinarian discusses how vital, and fun, conditioning is

Dave Carty

How-To

Training the Puppies Have Their Place

Puppies Have Their Place

Training the "place" command on a place board teaches your pup necessary boundaries.

Ray Cacchio

Develop trust in your pointing dog's range by building on basic obedience, understanding, and teamwork.Developing Range In Your Pointing Dog

Developing Range In Your Pointing Dog

Develop trust in your pointing dog's range by building on basic obedience, understanding, and

Bob West

Knowing when to start hold conditioning will strengthen your bond with your dog and develop trust.When Is the Proper Time to Start Hold Conditioning?

When Is the Proper Time to Start Hold Conditioning?

Knowing when to start hold conditioning will strengthen your bond with your dog and develop

Jeremy Moore

Bird hunting road trip? Considerations for your gun dog before hitting the highway.Tips for Traveling with Your Retriever

Tips for Traveling with Your Retriever

Bird hunting road trip? Considerations for your gun dog before hitting the highway.

Tom Dokken

When Eastern hunters head west, the learning curve is steep, but oh so enjoyable.Big Country Flushers: DIY Hunting in the Midwest

Big Country Flushers: DIY Hunting in the Midwest

When Eastern hunters head west, the learning curve is steep, but oh so enjoyable.

Tony J. Peterson

Grab your gun, camping gear, and bird dog and hit the road for an epic adventure this fall.Plan a DIY Upland Hunting Road Trip

Plan a DIY Upland Hunting Road Trip

Grab your gun, camping gear, and bird dog and hit the road for an epic adventure this fall.

Kali Parmley

In the Field

Develop trust in your pointing dog's range by building on basic obedience, understanding, and teamwork.Developing Range In Your Pointing Dog

Developing Range In Your Pointing Dog

Develop trust in your pointing dog's range by building on basic obedience, understanding, and

Bob West

How to trash-break your dog from “off game,” and why it's important. Keeping Your Dog Away from Off Game

Keeping Your Dog Away from Off Game

How to trash-break your dog from “off game,” and why it's important.

Bob West

Thinking about, and training for, the most common dangers found in upland environments.Teaching Your Gun Dog Field Awareness

Teaching Your Gun Dog Field Awareness

Thinking about, and training for, the most common dangers found in upland environments.

Tom Dokken

While some see twofold the shenanigans, others see a well-oiled hunting trifecta.Gun Dogs: 2 Is Better Than 1

Gun Dogs: 2 Is Better Than 1

While some see twofold the shenanigans, others see a well-oiled hunting trifecta.

Ben Brettingen

Take your dog to the next level and enjoy a few extra months of hunting.3 Ways to Extend Your Hunting Season

3 Ways to Extend Your Hunting Season

Take your dog to the next level and enjoy a few extra months of hunting.

Tom Dokken

On Point

Let your pointing dog work out the scent.Learning to Read the Wind

Learning to Read the Wind

Let your pointing dog work out the scent.

Dave Carty

Develop trust in your pointing dog's range by building on basic obedience, understanding, and teamwork.Developing Range In Your Pointing Dog

Developing Range In Your Pointing Dog

Develop trust in your pointing dog's range by building on basic obedience, understanding, and

Bob West

You might be surprised to learn the impact of your pup's sense of smell.How Important Is a Gun Dog's Nose?

How Important Is a Gun Dog's Nose?

You might be surprised to learn the impact of your pup's sense of smell.

Dave Carty

The Retrieve

Geese demand special consideration given their size and occasional nastiness.Teaching Your Retriever to Handle Big Birds

Teaching Your Retriever to Handle Big Birds

Geese demand special consideration given their size and occasional nastiness.

Tom Dokken

Here's how to keep your hunting partner from slipping out of range.Keep Your Flushing Dog within Shotgun Range

Keep Your Flushing Dog within Shotgun Range

Here's how to keep your hunting partner from slipping out of range.

Tom Dokken

Handling and know-how are essential to a valuable retriever in this setting.Bay Dog: Making Great Big-Water Retrievers

Bay Dog: Making Great Big-Water Retrievers

Handling and know-how are essential to a valuable retriever in this setting.

John Gordon

Upland Bird

This “catch-and-release” style of bird hunting is only for pointing dogs who demonstrate absolute control and cooperation. Woodcock Banding Dogs

Woodcock Banding Dogs

This “catch-and-release” style of bird hunting is only for pointing dogs who demonstrate

Chris Ingram

Sitting in the enclosed cab warmth of your Can-Am Defender Max, it's hard not to smile as you take another sip of hot brew, scratch the dog's head in the seat next to you, and listen to the wind.Savoring a Successful Hunting Ride to Pheasant Season's End

Savoring a Successful Hunting Ride to Pheasant Season's End

Sitting in the enclosed cab warmth of your Can-Am Defender Max, it's hard not to smile as you

Lynn Burkhead

These are the must-hunt hotspots for mixed-bag opportunities.6 DIY Upland Destinations to Hunt This Fall

6 DIY Upland Destinations to Hunt This Fall

These are the must-hunt hotspots for mixed-bag opportunities.

Tony J. Peterson

The pursuit of grouse on the last frontier is a most worthy upland endeavor.Hunting Sharp-Tailed Grouse in Alaska

Hunting Sharp-Tailed Grouse in Alaska

The pursuit of grouse on the last frontier is a most worthy upland endeavor.

James M. McCann

Get your gun dog on public land roosters when most hunters have given up for the season.Hunting Late-Season Pheasants on Public Land

Hunting Late-Season Pheasants on Public Land

Get your gun dog on public land roosters when most hunters have given up for the season.

Tony J. Peterson

Migratory Bird

This “catch-and-release” style of bird hunting is only for pointing dogs who demonstrate absolute control and cooperation. Woodcock Banding Dogs

Woodcock Banding Dogs

This “catch-and-release” style of bird hunting is only for pointing dogs who demonstrate

Chris Ingram

A bucket-list waterfowl hunt on Utah's GSL tests this hunter's prowess, as well as his Beretta.Hunting Green-Winged Teal on the Great Salt Lake

Hunting Green-Winged Teal on the Great Salt Lake

A bucket-list waterfowl hunt on Utah's GSL tests this hunter's prowess, as well as his Beretta.

Brad Fitzpatrick

Flooded with honkers, French Canada can serve up one heck of a wood duck shoot, too.

 (PhotoAn Ontario Goose Spectacular

An Ontario Goose Spectacular

Flooded with honkers, French Canada can serve up one heck of a wood duck shoot, too. (Photo

Joe Genzel

Author John Gordon says that it takes a steady retriever to not break under the pressure. He gives his proper field dog protocol here.Field Dog Protocol

Field Dog Protocol

Author John Gordon says that it takes a steady retriever to not break under the pressure. He

John Gordon

I've never been accused of being sane, especially when it comes to waterfowling, so when my buddyNorth by Northwest: 3,200 Miles for Waterfowl

North by Northwest: 3,200 Miles for Waterfowl

I've never been accused of being sane, especially when it comes to waterfowling, so when my

David Draper



Using your spaniel for jump shooting ducks is a good way to supplement your upland game bag. MySpaniel Versatility and Jump Shooting for Ducks

Spaniel Versatility and Jump Shooting for Ducks

Using your spaniel for jump shooting ducks is a good way to supplement your upland game bag.

John McGonigle

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