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The "Here" Command
Date: October 20, 2016 - 3:08pm EST.
Here are the simple steps to teaching your dog the HERE command! We call it, Force to Here! Enjoy!
4 Rules to Picking a Puppy
Date: August 11, 2016 - 10:20am EST.
Picking a puppy is exciting, but don’t let your enthusiasm get in the way of making a good decision! Your new pup will be both a hunting companion and a close family member for the next 10 to 14 years, so look at this purchase as an investment, not a roll of the dice!
The Wildrose Way
Date: July 27, 2016 - 10:11am EST.
Have you heard of Deke the DU Dog? The famous Black Labrador from Ducks Unlimited’s TV Show? If you have, then you've seen Wildrose British Lab in action! During a recent Lone Duck road trip, I had the pleasure of touring the Wildrose Kennels in Oxford, Mississippi, and spent time with the owner, Mike Stewart, and his staff.
Water Temperature and Retriever Training
Date: March 10, 2016 - 9:15pm EST.
As Spring time rolls around, many of us are excited to put our Gun Dogs back in the water! Pro Staffer, Lyle Steinman shares with us his rule of thumb for when he starts doing water work! Enjoy!
The Importance of Pedigree
Date: November 01, 2015 - 4:08pm EST.
Choosing a puppy is an important decision! Being armed with the best information on titles and health clearances is key to picking out your next gun dog!
Date: August 04, 2015 - 3:13pm EST.
This month, I was lucky enough to sit down with Dogtra's Pete Fischer. Pete and I discuss his background in the dog game and some of Dogtra's new products!
Boykin Spaniel: A Versatile Gun Dog
Date: June 30, 2015 - 8:19pm EST.
Blaine Tarnecki is by far the best Boykin Trainer in the gun dog industry! Here are his thoughts on the breed!
Gearing up for Hunt Test Season
Date: January 31, 2015 - 7:00pm EST.
Thinking of running hunt tests for the first time? JD Babb of Buh-Yah Retrievers gives some easy tips for your first time!
Date: December 31, 2014 - 7:00pm EST.
Terry Price of Oakridge Kennels in NC offers some tips on teaching your young gun dog to Mark better!
Introducing Your Puppy to Water
Date: November 30, 2014 - 7:00pm EST.
Lone Duck President, Bob Owens, gives you a step by step process for introducing your puppy to the water!
Preventing Gun Dog Injuries
Date: August 31, 2014 - 8:00pm EST.
Rhett Riddle adds insight to preseason preparation and first aid for your gun dog
The Place Command
Date: June 30, 2014 - 8:00pm EST.
The Place Command is a valuable tool to add to your Retriever Training tool belt
So You Bought A Retriever Puppy
Date: May 31, 2014 - 8:00pm EST.
Joe Overby has built some top quality retrievers and here is how he starts them off!
Collar Conditioning Your Gun Dog
Date: March 31, 2014 - 8:00pm EST.
Matt Tuttle guides us through collar conditioning
Introducing Your Dog to Gunfire
Date: January 31, 2014 - 7:00pm EST.
Bob Tebbens provides important tips for introducing your young dog to gunfire! MUST READ!
Handling Tips for your Gun Dog
Date: November 30, 2013 - 7:00pm EST.
Joe Overby offers tips on how to improve your retriever handling skills
Pile Work Volume II
Date: October 31, 2013 - 8:00pm EST.
Rick's follow up article on Pile Work.
Beginning Pile Work
Date: September 30, 2013 - 8:00pm EST.
Rick Rokjer starts us on Pile Work. Vol. 1
De-Bugging Your Gun Dog
Date: August 31, 2013 - 8:00pm EST.
De-Bugging can be a huge obstacle with your retriever. Dave Dahlberg's tips can help!
Preparing for Hunting Season
Date: July 31, 2013 - 8:00pm EST.
Dakota Mealer offers advice to prepare your gun dog for the upcoming hunting season!
Make Your Own Silhouette Decoys
Date: June 30, 2013 - 8:00pm EST.
Charlie explains how to build your own goose decoys!
Retriever Puppy Tips
Date: May 31, 2013 - 8:00pm EST.
Now that you started your puppy off right, Terry Price adds more helpful tips.
First steps for your new Pup
Date: April 30, 2013 - 8:00pm EST.
It's important to start your puppy off right. Here are tips from the Pros