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Some thoughts on dog whistles

Dog whistles may be one of those things that you buy without giving a second thought to, but with a littleconsideration you can avoid some annoying mistakes.

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Training a Gundog Quickly

A new ezine I have subscribed to is written by someone who has learned his dog training skills the hard way – by making mistakes. Richard Allen has the knack of being honest about his errors, and in the latest copy of his ezine he talks about some of those. I always say that training […]

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Professional Gundog Training: The Trade Secrets by Joe Irving

The third and latest of Joe’s books I have bought, the trade secrets give an insight to problems that you may encounter. Joe has in the past given me permission to quote from his ‘training spaniels‘ and I will be cheeky and extend that permission to quoting from this book, which as I write is […]

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The Accidental Breeder

or one of the best kept secrets on dog-breeding… Coping With A Bitch In Season Practically speaking, the owner of an unspayed bitch will expect her to come into season every six months. The season will last approximately 3 weeks and on average she’ll be receptive to the dog during her middle week. As with […]

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Rabbiting with Ferrets and Pointers

If time is pressing, you have dogs to exercise, ferrets to clean and exercise, rabbits to control, the days are short, and you only have Saturday to yourself you can find it gets complicated to manage. Short Winter Days One of the few disadvantages ofliving in the Scottish Borders is that during the Winter, days […]

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Buying a Puppy

Fantastic! You’ve decided to buy a puppy, something that most people never regret. To give yourselves and the puppy every chance, there are certain considerations to take into account…

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Hunting With Pointers And Air Rifles

Now in your country, it may not be the rabbit that is the subject of this article. But substitute whatever small, furry, ground-dwelling mammal that tastes good you do have, and this article will mostly apply.

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Training a Standard Poodle

Question – I have a Standard Poodle, who is quite active and smart. What equipment should I get first to teach him retrieving? Our Answer. Depending on the age of the dog, I would recommend a tennis ball for training the techniques, and when he is happy with retrieving, move onto a couple of gundog training […]

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Old Dog, New Tricks?

Bruce the Vizsla is proving troublesome with his retrieving – is it too late to overcome the problem of a gundog refusing to bring dead game to hand? Some suggestions for improving the behaviour.

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Long Distance Retrieves for the Labrador

This is a second discussion on sending your Labrador Retriever away from you for a retrieve. Here we discuss how to extend the range to which you can send your dog, and how to avoid pottering.

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