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K9s for Warriors

Soldier, take me from this shelter’s cage.Give me back my life. In return, I’ll cover your back.I’ll be your canine warrior, your sixth sense.I’ll stand guard into the night and chase the demons away,the uninvited, cloaked in night sweats and...
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Gearing Up for Hunt Test Season

Hunt tests are by far one of the greatest dog games ever created. In hunt tests, the dog is competing against the test rather than other dogs. There's a certain standard that has to be met, and the dog is...
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The Boykin Spaniel: A Versatile Dog

Years ago I met a group of duck hunters in North East Georgia in which we all shared a common bond. We all had a little brown duck dog sitting beside us in the duck swamps or on the front...
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Interview with Pete Fischer of Dogtra

The retriever industry has evolved immensely in the last ten years and one of the major product advancements has been within the E-collar industry! There are several leading brands, but we, at Lone Duck, choose to use, promote, and sell...
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The Importance of Pedigree

Buying a new puppy is a big commitment and making the right decision can seem difficult. Your new gun dog will be your family companion, hunting partner, and training buddy for many years. It’s important to do your homework and...
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The Wildrose Way

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 a Wildrose British Lab in action! During a recent Lone Duck road trip, I had the pleasure of...
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4 Rules to Picking a Puppy

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,...
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The "Here" Command

The Here or Come command is so important! Strong obedience in the house and in the field will pay dividends! Here are the steps to teaching your Gun Dog to come when they are called!   First, you’ll need an e-collar, a...
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Pile Work Article Two

Pile Work Volume Two  Pile Work and the Blind Retrieve Last Month, Rick Rokjer of Locust Ridge Retrievers introduced us to pile work and the beginning stages of the blind retrieve. This month, Rick elaborates on the topic and describes...
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Pile Work Article One

Pro Staff team member, Rick Rokjer of Locust Ridge Retrievers, gave me an inside look at how he begins to teach his dogs pile work. Like anything else in training, having a solid foundation is essential. Rick explains, "pile work...
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