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
You and your gundog have mastered the basics of retrieving, now it's time to move onto multiple retrieves, blind retrieves and more! Gundog trainer Howard Kirby tells us how
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"
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!
My Labrador has had her hips scored and I am still not sure whether to breed from her or not... can you offer advice?
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