Gundogs

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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How to choose a stud dog

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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American hunter Jarrod Spilger shares his experience of his beloved dog’s treatment journey after receiving the diagnosis everybody fears... cancer

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Gundog trainer Howard Kirby explains the skills and exercises we need in order to keep our dogs working in that all important hunting area

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Gundog trainer Howard Kirby explains how to train your gundog to hunt an area using simple whistle commands

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