Twelve Tips For A Well-Behaved Dog

Mary Ann Breininger and Roy Schaeffer of Mountain View Brittanies in Walnutport, Pa., are well respected in both show dog and hunting dog circles. With their permission, I’m reprinting, "Twelve Tips for a Well-Behaved Dog," from their booklet.

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Wild Goose Chase

Feb. 1, 2006 — A tenacious 6-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever needed to be rescued this week after she continued swimming after a wounded goose into a thick fog on New York’s Great South Bay — a full half-mile out into open water! In addition, this week we have some important breaking scientific news about chronic wasting disease, a story about a non-urban myth in rural Virginia, and more!

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Timber: The Best Of The Litter

Timber was the best of the litter of five Walker hound puppies, bred for hunting coyotes. Like his father, Amos, he could take a cold trail under fresh snow, and he ran hard, saving his rolling bay until he caught sight of the coyote. Billy whipped around and spotted Timber for just a few strides before the hound reached the edge of Tumbledown’s cliffs and kept going, running out into space. Billy soon reached the top of The Chimney and looked down, but there was no sign of Timber.

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Hunting On The Brain

July 6, 2005 — So, it’s the Fourth of July week — time to start thinking about hunting seasons, right? Well, it won’t be long now. In fact, some early deer-bowhunting seasons will be underway out West in a matter of weeks. So, to help you start thinking about hunting, we’re featuring news about the Pennsylvania Sunday hunting debate, crossbows in Virginia, the approval of rifles for Iowa antlerless deer, and much more!

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Coon Hunting Takes Different Kinds Of Dogs, People

Duke couldn’t care less about pointing pheasants or grouse. He doesn’t herd sheep or collar criminals. You’d never find him pulling a sled or fetching a tennis ball. Duke is single-minded. He’s a Walker Hound, and all he wants to do is hunt raccoons. And he is very good at it, too!

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