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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
If you want to handle your dog effectively at distance, you’re going to need a very good Stop whistle! Howard Kirby explains how using target hoops and the retrieving clockface
Howard Kirby teaches us the beginnings of the clock face technique, together with the use of retrieving corridors, to help young gundogs learn to take direction
American hunter Jarrod Spilger shares his experience of his beloved dog’s treatment journey after receiving the diagnosis everybody fears... cancer
Gundog trainer Howard Kirby explains the skills and exercises we need in order to keep our dogs working in that all important hunting area
Gundog trainer Howard Kirby explains how to train your gundog to hunt an area using simple whistle commands
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