Your gundog will probably need to negotiate hedges, ditches, water and fences on a shoot day - Howard Kirby tells us how to train him to do so safely!
Howard Kirby explains how to train your gundog to master the memory retrieve and the blind retrieve - two skills that will be invaluable in the field
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Gundog trainer Howard Kirby explains how to correctly introduce gunfire to a gundog and ensure a lifelong positive association with the gun
Ryan discusses the breeding decisions he makes with his cockers, taking us from mating, through birth, and on to those crucial early days with your new pup
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Howard Kirby explains the importance of marking shot game and, crucially, how to develop this skill in your gundog right from the start
What should you look for when choosing a stud dog? Are looks as important as temperament? Or is it all abouut natural ability? Ryan Kay answers all these and more!
Providing the right diet for your working dog is essential for performance and recovery. Here, Alpha Feeds provides information and suggestions to help you get it right!
Howard Kirby looks at how to get a picking-up dog hunting well and the importance of maintaining full control - a tricky combination that takes skilled training!
As the shooting season gets into full swing, Howard Kirby reminds us how to avoid one of the most frowned upon picking-up problems: your gundog swapping birds
There is more to directional command training for gundogs than meets the eye... Howard Kirby explain how to progress with left, right, back and recall commands
Ryan Kay looks at the methods trainers use to get a dog fit for the shooting season, including hydrotheraphy – a technique he believes we could make more use of in the gundog world
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