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

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

January 08, 2013 by Ronnie Smith

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. Read More
Prepping Gun Dogs for Hunting Season

Prepping Gun Dogs for Hunting Season

July 23, 2012 by Ronnie Smith

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. Read More

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