Final Cut – You Lose Sight of the Big Picture

Final Cut – You Lose Sight of the Big Picture

By Two Silly Hounds Driving slowly along the gravel road looking in awe at the beauty of the foothills of the Continental Divide, I’m reminded of how fortunate a life I live.  My dogs and I are heading up to visit with trainers and attend a Rocky Mountain...
Stabilizing The Stabilizer

Stabilizing The Stabilizer

By Barbara Fawver When an 8 ½-year old black male Labrador Retriever named “Weezer” hobbled into Dr. Jeffrey J. Schuett’s veterinary clinic in Pewaukee, Wis., it was a classic case of a tom cruciate ligament injury During training, the Labrador...
The Devil Dog Strikes Again

The Devil Dog Strikes Again

By Jeff Fryhover A good morning on the lake turns into a long day at the vet. “IF YOU AIN’T early, you’re late!” That’s what I always say when it comes to duck hunting. This was just another typical duck day…me at the Quick Stop...
10 Traits of a Good Bird Dog Trainer

10 Traits of a Good Bird Dog Trainer

Editor’s Note: With new pups on the way, this list is a good reminder for bird dog owners. The list is from Purina’s Sporting Dog Summit publication. I attended the summit last summer at Purina’s wonderful St. Louis, Missouri, headquarters where year-round activities...
Sunday Bloody Sunday

Sunday Bloody Sunday

By Jeff Fryhover   Another perilous morning in the marsh with Emmett and Dusty   I SAT FUMING in the front seat of my buddy Joe’s Ford. I was soaking wet, both hands were bleeding, and all I wanted was to get home. Why did I let Joe convince me to hunt with...