Archive for dog training

Must-Have Gundog Gear

Whether you've already purchased America's next great hunting dog or just plan on doing so sometime soon, there's no shortage of canine-related gear that you'll want to have at your disposal. Rover's going to need more than just a collar and a go-getter attitude if you're going to turn him into a champion in the field. Here are 10 products that you'll want to have on hand if you're about to break in a furry new hunting partner, all of which can be found through Cheaper Than Dirt.

December 05, 2013

How to Introduce Your Gundog to Your Baby

Every kid deserves to grow up with a loyal bird dog. At some point, though, that means introducing the two. Kyle Wintersteen offers a few pointers on getting your gundog ready to meet the newest member of the family.

November 13, 2013

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

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

Rise of the Antler Dog

You can train your hunting dog to find antler sheds.

April 20, 2012

Three-Legged Bird Dog Runs Off, Found a State Away

Here's a dog that knows no disability. An energetic English setter, Zip may only have three legs, but that didn't stop him from embarking on a seven-day, interstate adventure that began in New Hampshire and ended in Massachusetts.

January 24, 2012

He's a Pheasant, Not a "Ditch Chicken"

On paper the ring-necked pheasant shouldn't be all that tough to kill. He's a predictable fellow, feeding around the same time each morning and afternoon and rarely straying more than 800 yards from his roost. So, he's far from the most elusive bird in the uplands, and when flushed he isn't the swiftest creature either. (Though if given time to accelerate, pheasants can top out around 60 mph, just 5 mph shy of the powerful mallard.)

October 13, 2011

Dog E-Collars Disrupt French Army Communications

The French military has long been the brunt of jokes (my personal favorite: How many gears does a French tank have? One forward and three in reverse).

October 12, 2011

PETA Asks Middleton to Halt Prince's Bird Hunt

Prince William just wants to take younger brother Harry bird hunting for his 27th birthday, but PETA has called for the event's cancellation. The "animal rights" group known more for over-the-top antics than actual accomplishments has written a letter to William's wife, Princess Kate Middleton, begging her to ask the princes to stop the hunt.

September 29, 2011

Five Bird Dogs for Today's Suburbs

Did you know legendary wingshooting author and field-trial judge Nash Buckingham spent most of his life in a Memphis apartment? If you are among the increasing number of hunters living in heavily populated suburban areas, here are some small- to medium-sized breeds that offer calm temperaments, versatility and other traits suited to suburbia.

April 18, 2011

My Top Five SHOT Show Introductions

Late Thursday afternoon I achieved my goal of walking every aisle at the SHOT Show. Here are the five new products I'm most excited to test in 2011:

January 24, 2011

Man Trains Dog to Bite Woman During Arguments

When my fiancé nags me voices her opinion on a domestic issue, I like to respond with logic and reason. For instance, yesterday she pointed out the disproportionate amount of time she spends cleaning the apartment, and I argued that gun cleaning should count.

January 14, 2011

Training with the “Clicker System”

In our digital age everything seems to be just a click away, and now you can even include dog training in that statement.

March 11, 2010

Give it To Me Straight

Being consistent and building a solid foundation are the keys to a quick, straight-line delivery at maturity.

August 18, 2009