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At what age should formal training begin for a bird dog?

January 08, 2013 by

A general rule of thumb is that dogs are ready for training at around a year of age. However, there is no magic age. Whether or not a dog is ready for training has to be measured on an individual basis. We have been able to begin formal training with some dogs at about 6 months and we have also not been able to start training some dogs that were 3 and 4 years old. More...

At what age should formal training begin for a bird dog?

Prepping Gun Dogs for Hunting Season

July 23, 2012 by

When do you know that your gun dogs are ready for hunting season? In a nutshell, dogs have to be in strong mental and physical shape. By mental shape I mean focused on hunting game and proficient in skills and manners. More...

Prepping Gun Dogs for Hunting Season