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.
Gundog Operating Manual
There's some assembly required when it comes to equipping your gundog for the season. Here are a few recommendations.
Gundogs: The Trial Champ vs. The Blue-Collar Dog
There are good hunting dogs, and there are trial champions. They all do the job admirably, but only one's going to be right for you. Here's how to pick.
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?
Your Dog's Worst Fear: The Cone of Shame
A few days ago, my springer, Freedom, had minor surgery. Nothing serious. He basically had a wart removed from his left front leg. And all was going just fine, that is, until the veterinarian uttered the words dreaded by both man and dog: "We've fitted your dog with a cone, which he'll need to wear for the next two weeks."
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.
Meet a German Shepherd Duck Dog
Eastern Shore market hunters loved the Chesapeake Bay retriever. The new breed fetched ducks all day and guarded the boat all night—just what these men needed.
Letter to a Dog
A friend of mine says good dogs and bad pheasants both spend eternity in the same place. If that’s the case, then I’m sure you’re giving those roosters hell.
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.
Animal Control Breaks Up Whitetail/Dog Odd Couple
Dogs have long been accepted as man's best friend, but they're pretty social creatures—they can get along with a lot of different species, given time. Locals in Kansas City, Mo., got a glimpse of that first hand this fall when a local stray befriended the neighborhood whitetail, according to this report from The Kansas City Star.