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The Etiquette of Hunting Over Someone Else’s Bird Dog

Think about these rules to get invited back to hunting over someone else’s bird dog. I will say it up front: I am far from being an expert on bird dogs. But if there is one thing I have become certain of over the past five...

How to Bring a Bird Dog into Canada

A Quick Overview for Bringing a Bird Dog in and out of Canada Every avid upland or waterfowl hunter I know has a bird...

My Bird Dog Pup Goes to the Big Leagues

Or, That Time I Drove 900 Miles for a Dog Test I popped an antacid into my mouth and tossed a second one to Joe. It was...

Teaching and Dog Training: it’s all the same.

It’s officially Summer 2018. Why does that matter? Because I’m a high school teacher and my season just...

Training a Bird Dog: It’s Personal

There are some things in life that are personal and often categorized by the presence of both good and not-so-good....

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Training a Bird Dog: It’s Personal

There are some things in life that are personal and often categorized by the presence of both good and not-so-good. Personal is real, and real is experience with actual substance....

Our First Bird: Lessons in Humility

It should have been a memory to last a lifetime: a new hunter, a new puppy, and their very first bird together. After months of training, we could sense that the long-awaited day...

On Building Trust, Partnership and Teamwork with your Gun Dog. And The Look.

My single biggest goal as a hunter is to be good enough to deserve my gun dog. I say that lightly but also honestly. While a variety of activities and competing obligations pull...

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