Gundogs

Is it OK to use a tenis ball in early gundog training, or will it create problems? Gundog trainer Ryan Kay explains how to use tennis balls properly

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Vet Vicky Payne explores canine vision, from the misconception that dogs see in black & white, to the eye problems dogs are prone to

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How do I socialise my puppy? What’s the best way of ensuring he gets on with other dogs in later life?

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Some of the most common problems with your dog’s retrieving can be prevented during early puppy development and management. Howard shows you how to nip those issues in the bud

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Gundog trainer Howard Kirby teaches us how to start using the stop whistle at distance, taking your stop whistle training to the next level!

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Perfect the stop whistle command using the “railway track” method... gundog trainer Howard Kirby of Mullenscote Gundogs teaches us how

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Training your gundog to sit to the whistle may soud simple, but fail to get it right from the start and you will encounter problems later on!

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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!

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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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If you are looking for dog/dog handler sponsorship, you could be in luck! Trusted dog food brand Alpha Feeds is on the hunt for worthy partnerships to add to their list of sponsored competitors, clubs and teams!

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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

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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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Alpha is a family business, built on a dedication for optimising the health, vitality and performance of your pet with our range of world-class quality foods.

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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

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