Pheasants Forever asked: "With students heading back to the classroom this week, we’re wondering what’s your bird dog’s best subject?" That got Kyle Wintersteen pondering the ways that dog training parallels grade-school subjects. Here's what he came up with.
Crate-training your puppy should be one of his first obedience lessons. Do you crate-train your dogs? Why or why not?
Upland and waterfowl seasons are open but a fraction of the year—so, what do you do with your faithful gundog during the 9 or 10 months when you aren’t hunting? A dog bred to hunt ought to hunt, of course, but he doesn’t necessarily need to fetch birds to be happy. Kyle Wintersteen offers a few suggestions on how you can keep your favorite hunting buddy occupied in the "offseason."
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.