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Gundogs: Don’t Let Them Get Sloppy

Don’t let hunting season become your dog’s “backsliding season.” Remain alert for opportunities to reinforce good performance, and be sure to avoid reinforcing the bad. Here’s how to focus on the right moments after the shooting starts.

Gundogs: Be a Silent Partner

We’ve all seen the guy who throws out vocal commands to his dog like they are burning a hole in his vest pocket. Don’t be that guy.

Gundogs: Build a Dog with Backbone

It takes time and effort to develop the best bird dog your hunting buddies have ever seen. Here’s how you turn Pup into a dog that doesn’t fear.

Gundogs: Gear Up for Spring Training

Bird seasons are months away, but right now is prime time for getting your dog back into the swing of things. Make the most of it by having the right gear on hand.

Hardware: Benelli Ethos 28-Gauge, 3-Inch

The 28-gauge Ethos is a quality sporting shotgun from a trusted maker, and the 3-inch shells go a long way toward closing the power gap between this increasingly popular sub-gauge and its larger kin.

Gundogs: Summer Fitness

Want a bird dog that'll run like the wind all day? He may have all the hunting drive in the world, but he won't last long if you take him hunting without getting him in shape first.

Gundogs: Puppy Primer

Take these pieces of puppy-parenting advice, and you'll be well on your way to raising a dog worthy of praise.

Gundogs: Let Them Eat Meat?

Hunting hounds have the anatomy of a carnivore. Does that mean raw meat is the best meal for your dog? Consider these dietetic details before letting your canine eat like its ancestors.

Gundogs: Beware the Burs

If you run a big, hairy dog, you know the drill after days afield: long hours spent untangling weeds, sticks and burs from the matted coat of your hunting companion. Follow these tips to make the chore easier.

Gundogs: Patience Pays

At some point we all face a recalcitrant dog that just won’t do what it is commanded to do. At these times it’s critical to distinguish mistakes from willful disobedience.

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