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...
Training the Pointing Labrador: Tips

Training the Pointing Labrador: Tips

By Julie Knutson, GunClub Labradors Training the Pointing Labrador Book “Dog Care in the Hands of Professionals” I’ve been very fortunate in terms of having grown up in the presence of some very special animal people. Special not just in their ability to...
A Preventable Inherited Disease

A Preventable Inherited Disease

By Casey Carl Retinal Dysplasia/Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1 (RD/OSD1): A Preventable Inherited Disease of the Labrador Retriever Thanks to our loyal and dedicated clients, Paw Print Genetics continues to increase test offerings in 2015! To start our year off right, we...
Fishing Out Grandpa

Fishing Out Grandpa

By Jeff Fryhover FOWL THOUGHTS. . . A narcoleptic, an idiot cousin and one devilish duck dog. . . A FEW MONTHS ago, my hunting buddy Joe called to ask if he could bring his cousin and grandpa hunting. Now Grandpa is 91, doesn’t talk much and can barely walk, but...
What’s Trending For the Upland Hunter in 2015

What’s Trending For the Upland Hunter in 2015

By the “Pheasant Blog”: When it comes to bird dogs, getting back to the basics of genetics, training and nutrition is essential for success in the field, according to Bob West, Director of Sporting Field Operations for the Purina Professional Engagement...