Training Equipment Essentials For Training Your Hunting Dog: Part 1

In today’s world of high tech electronics it seems as though there is no end to technology. Dog training equipment is keeping pace with this type of advancement. However, a lot of the equipment in dog training has not changed, and the simple fact is that good old-fashioned patience and repetition is still needed to
train that canine companion.

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Owning More Than One Dog

Being a gundog owner is often fun and fulfilling. Having your four-legged buddy with you during the fall gives hunters a sense of satisfaction and pride. However, your dog is also a pet the remainder of the year and takes a great deal of responsibility. This especially holds true to someone owning more than one dog. Here are some pitfalls to avoid for hunters who have two dogs.

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Socialization For A Gundog

In today’s world of technology, I feel we are spending much more time e-mailing and texting with one another. Actually talking to people seems like a rarity. The lack of personal communication seems inevitable with people; however, we still must make deliberate efforts to communicate with our dogs, especially puppies to ensure a better hunting dog and pet.

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More Than Just A Bear Hunt

During a fall 2012 bear hunting trip to pristine Northwest Ontario, I had a chance to witness a great deal of what this area has to offer. Though me and a buddy were after big Ontario bears, the trip turned out to be much more than a hunting trip. It was an awesome wilderness adventure!

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The Water T-Pattern Drill

Being it’s mid-July 2012 as I write this, that means we are halfway done with summer and only have a couple of months before we can begin shooting ducks! If you are an avid waterfowler like me, this is the time to get your gundog prepared for the upcoming
fall! It’s time to transfer the retrieving skills he’s learned on land to the water.

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Blind Retrieves: Memory Blinds

If you have read my previous articles entitled “The T-Pattern” and “The Wagon Wheel” you should have a good understanding about the beginning process of getting your dog to understand blind retrieves. Both of these drills concentrated on the foundation toward making the dog take proper lines, understanding which retrieve that you are demanding it to make, and realizing that you have control of your dog no matter where it decides to go. Now it is time to create distance when making retrieves — memory blinds.

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