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Gun Dog Training on Wild Texas Quail

October 27, 2014 by

Our Wild Bird Excursions are the best experiences that we can offer a trained gun dog. We are happy to say that we are going to be able to offer your dog that experience training on wild birds in Texas again this year! This is a great opportunity for your dog to gain more experience and proficiency hunting wild quail. More...

Gun Dog Training on Wild Texas Quail

Fall for Bird Dog Trainers

October 13, 2014 by

Fall is a special time for bird dog trainers. It a season full of preparation and anticipation. As cooler weather rolls in we get a little extra pep in our step and an added twinkle in our eyes knowing that hunting season is approaching. Our preparation begins months before the opening day of hunting season. Training needs to be completed for the younger dogs, trained dogs need tuneups and need to get physically ready for season. There is a lot to be done! More...

Fall for Bird Dog Trainers

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

Huntsmith Certified Trainers – Western Wing & BackCountry Bird Dogs

September 19, 2011 by

We are very proud to introduce Jerimiah Davison & Chris Smith to you as our newest Advanced Level Huntsmith Trainers. It takes sincere dedication to interrupt your life to spend months with us learning the finer elements of training bird dogs. That is exactly what these guys did. More...