The Gun Dog Blog | Lone Duck Outfitters

Introduction to Gunfire

You can't have a gun dog if it's afraid of guns. Plain and simple! Pro Staff team member, Bob Tebbens of Turtle Creek Retrievers and I discussed the Dos and Don'ts for introducing your future hunting dog to gunfire.  Bob...
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Handling you Gun Dog

In this month's article, Joe Overby of Candler Creek Retrievers, delivers some helpful tips and reminders for when you're handling your gun dog in the field. Joe has many years of experience in the retriever game and has handled countless dogs...
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De-Bugging

Bugging is the act in which a gun dog refuses to look straight ahead when they're being lined up for a blind retrieve. Their head will swing from left to right or up and down. The dog avoids looking straight...
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Marking 101

 Your research has been done, a well-bred puppy has been purchased, you have spent countless hours with the puppy socializing, playing, and introducing him to sights sounds and the wonderful world of retriever training. Now that he has reached 6...
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The Place Command

Imagine you're out hunting in flooded timber and your group shoots a few ducks. Your dog is patiently sitting on his stand waiting for your release. After you celebrate with the group, you send him after the ducks. He eagerly...
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First Steps for Your New Pup

Buying your first gun dog is an exciting experience. You're bringing a new responsibility into your life, and it's important that you are ready. You will be sharing the blind with your new hunting partner for many years, so it's...
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So You Bought A Puppy

When I traveled down south this past month, I was lucky enough to train retrievers every day with some talented guys. Joe Overby of Candler Creek Retrievers and Dakota Mealer of Folsom Kennels have some extremely talented puppies. I was...
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Preparing for Hunting Season

Proper Prior Planning As we get closer to the early morning wake up calls, hot coffee in the thermos, rattling decoy bags, and the smell of gunpowder in the air, we want to make sure your gun dog is as...
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Retriever Puppy Tips

Pups in Progress  What does your new puppy and a penny have in common? They both have a head and a tail! This article strives to keep your new pup's tail wagging and his head in the game! Whether you...
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Crate Training Your Puppy

Crate training is one of the first imortant things your new puppy will learn. It's also one of the most important! Here is how we do it!
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