Training Equipment 101

Training Equipment 101

I had some friends over to train dogs at my place the other day. We worked with a couple young pups who have an upcoming puppy test as well as with Cross Timber’s Apex who is preparing for her Utility Test coming up in October. Cross Timber’s Apex (aka Meeka) is being...
Boom! Introduction to Guns

Boom! Introduction to Guns

I often tell folks that they will do their pup a great service if they work to make their dog comfortable with water, birds and guns during the first 9-12 months of life. These things, as well as a lot of off-leash running and exploring in various fields of all types...
Introducing Pup to Birds

Introducing Pup to Birds

In this post, we will be discussing the intro of a young pup to birds. The intro of birds can usually be done with minimal caution with a fairly bold pup. However, it is still good to have a plan to follow as you often don’t really know how bold of a pup you have when...
Establishing a Solid Foundation of Retrieving in Pups

Establishing a Solid Foundation of Retrieving in Pups

Last post I discussed how to get your young pup swimming. During the early months after acquiring a pup there is much to consider as far as exposure goes. One of those things is establishing a strong desire to retrieve from land. Start with Sound Genetics            ...
Getting Your Pup to Swim!

Getting Your Pup to Swim!

After acquiring a puppy of one of the versatile hunting dog breeds there is much to think about in terms of shaping that pup into a mature hunting dog. Much of what I do during the first year is expose the pup to all kinds of things that they will encounter as a...