Gun Dog Confidential

Is your Gun Dog Soft or Confused?

Sometimes we may give confused dogs the stigma of soft. My Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a member of a breed often accused of being soft. Because of this, I went in thinking that...

An Introduction to Shed Hunting with your Bird Dog

Shed Hunting with your bird dog can be a great offseason exercise. As the sun sets on the last day of upland hunting season, many will hang up their boots and collars, already...

Six Reasons to Keep Your Bird Dog Conditioned

Keeping your bird dog conditioned is critical to performance and health. Our hunting companions are athletes, and should be cared for and treated as one. Proper conditioning is...

How to Care for your Gun Dog in Cold Weather – Dr. Gracey Welsh

Advice in this article is meant to help educate and prepare you, but should never substitute for a veterinary examination.  If you are concerned about something with your dog,...

What Should be in your Gun Dog First Aid Kit – Dr. Gracey Welsh

Dr. Gracey Welsh gives the veterinarians view on what should be in your gun dog first aid kit. Advice in this article is meant to help educate and prepare you, but should never...

How to Take Care of your Gun Dog After the Hunt – Dr. Gracey Welsh

Use these tips and advice from Dr. Gracey Welsh to properly care for your gun dog after a hunt. Advice in this article is meant to help educate and prepare you, but should never...

What Just Happened to My Life: Bringing Home Our First Gun Dog

First hand perspective of adding a first gun dog to the family. This article is the first in a series on upland hunting from the beginner’s perspective. Follow my failures,...

The Art of Ruffed Grouse Hunting with Flushing Dogs

Grouse hunting with flushing dogs takes a different approach than it does with pointers. If an artist was trying to convey the magic of autumn in the grouse woods, they’d...

English Setters – Bird Hunting Dogs Series

English setters define a tradition of elegance and field performance. This series of Project Upland hunting dog breed profiles focuses on the hunting characteristics that set one...

May Every Woman Have a Hunting Dog

Being outside with a dog gets us out of our heads, forcing us to focus on the moment. As a therapist, I know the value of learning to be present. Dogs have the ability to help us...