It’s a common question - will taking your gundog for pleasure walks ruin his training? Howard Kirby offers some expert advice on the subject
How can I stop my young lurcher trying to catch rabbits with its feet? Trainer Jackie Drakeford offers expert advice
When someone refers to gundog as being “full mouthed”, what does it mean? Our gundog vet Vicky Payne explains
Has your gundog fallen into the habit of keeping the dummy all to itself? You need to train the “give” command! Howard Kirby of Mullenscote Gundogs tells us how
Howard continues his “delivery to hand” series by focusing on dogs that tend to drop the game before they get to you... here’s how to teach your gundog the “hold”
There can be a lot of confusion surrounding vaccinations for gundogs, so here our gundog vet Vicky Payne gives us her opinion on yearly vaccinations...
Are you having trouble with deer disrupting drives on your shoot and emptying feeders? Dom Holtam offers expert advice to help solve the problem
Have you bought a puppy that hasn’t had its tail docked and are wondering whether you can go to the vet to have it done now? Our gundog vet offers expert advice
The perfect retrieve and delivery to hand is one of the most important things you will teach your gundog - Howard Kirby tells us how to get it right, right from the start!
Howard Kirby guides us through the most important stage of your gundog’s training - the first introduction to live game. Get this wrong and you’re in for a bumpy ride!
Vital information about “gape”, including how it is spread between pheasants and when you should treat your birds...
My Labrador has had her hips scored and I am still not sure whether to breed from her or not... can you offer advice?
Should we be worried about Newcastle disease affecting the pheasant season? Rita Alves of Dalton’s Game Consultancy replies...
What are the basic training commands that all gundogs need in order to be successful in the field? Howard Kirby gives advice on how to perfect the important ones!
Howard Kirby offers advice on what we can do in training to build a brilliant working partnership with our gundogs in the field
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