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Gundogs

The power of words

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Gundog trainer Ryan Kay shows us that it doesn’t matter which command word you choose to use when training your gundog, as long as the command words are simple and consistent

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Correcting gundogs

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Gundog trainer Ryan Kay tackles the trickiest and most controversial topic of all - when and how to correct a gundog, and whether you can train using purely positive reinforcement

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Which gundog health issues should you be looking out for? We’ll start in this article with those beginning with A, such as the mysterious Alabama Rot...

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Shoot days can be overwhelmingly exciting for gundogs - Howard tells us how to ensure you are prepared, and offers training advice if it does go wrong!

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Ryan Kay makes sense of the genetics behind the coveted “red” spaniel gene, and explains why two red parents can sometimes make black puppies!

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Working gundogs often need to travel in vehicles; here, vet Vicky Payne provides top tips for keeping dogs safe and happy while travelling, including dealing with travel sickness

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If you’re going to take your gundog beating this seaosn, this training advice from Howard Kirby should ensure he stays under control and doesn’t ruin your day!

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Howard Kirby explains how to teach your gundog the ‘back’ retrieve... the ‘back’ retrieve can be a real asset on a shoot day

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