Archive for hunting dogs

D.T. Systems Introduces R.A.P.T. E-Collar

The Rapid Access Pro Trainer 1400 provides easy access to its transmitter's controls, ensuring that handlers can make corrections instantaneously.

June 04, 2013

Did You Know: Hunting Dogs Dominate State Breeds

Only a handful of states across the nation have named official canine representatives, but there seems to be a common thread among those that do: they have a habit of choosing breeds that have ties to hunting.

May 28, 2013

AmericanHunter.org's Puppy Primer

Whether you've already purchased America's next great hunting dog or just plan on doing so sometime soon, there's plenty you'll need to know about the months to come. Here are a few tips from noted gundog enthusiast Kyle Wintersteen.

May 13, 2013

Tales From My Father: Put That Back!

It's nigh impossible to go on a hunting trip without coming back with a few yarns to spin, and another of my favorites involves my dad and his now (long retired) Golden Retriever, Chelsea.

February 01, 2013

Proposal Would Require Dogs to Wear Life Jackets

Here's a law that only a yuppie could've dreamed up: A Colorado proposal would require all dogs to wear canine life jackets in order to attend pool-equipped doggy daycare facilities.

January 07, 2013

Boone (Part 2)

Continued from Boone (Part 1)

December 24, 2012

Boone (Part 1)

It has been 20 years since Boone and I took our last walk together and I laid her to rest under a south-facing oak tree. In many ways it seems like it was just yesterday when I reached down between my feet as I sat in an old lawn chair in the breeder’s backyard and picked up a double-fist-sized bundle of orange and white fur that had chosen me to cuddle up to, away from her raucous littermates.

December 14, 2012

Fight Invasive Species: Wash Your Duck Dog

Here's a photo of me doing my best, apparently, to prevent the spread of invasive species. You see, the non-profit conservation group Wildlife Forever (WF) has launched a campaign encouraging duck hunters to wash their dogs, lest our furry mutts spread invasive aquatic species such as the dreaded zebra mussel. WF also advises proper cleaning of waders, decoys and boats prior to transportation using the "clean, drain, dry" technique.

November 30, 2012

Blood-Tracking Dogs

When done properly, blood-tracking can be an extremely useful conservation tool. 30 states allow some form of it. So how do you get started? Ron Spomer explains.

October 31, 2012

The Best Gundog Breed Ever Developed

What’s the best type of hunting dog ever bred? Get ready to settle this age-old argument once and for all.

September 20, 2012

Is Your Dog Ready For the West?

The Western states offer plenty of opportunity for waterfowlers, but can a dangerous place for man's best friend. Are you and you gundog ready?

August 15, 2012

Gundog Operating Manual

There's some assembly required when it comes to equipping your gundog for the season. Here are a few recommendations.

June 18, 2012

Gundogs: Stop Hard-Mouth Before It Starts

Poor training or breeding can leave any dog with a bad case of hard-mouth, but with a bit of work it can be corrected.

May 30, 2012