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Yearly Archives: 2012

Top 5 “Surviving the Holidays” Gifts

Unless the Mayans are right, the holidays are upon us. Gathering with our friends and families, exchanging presents, feasting on delicious food…all of this is what makes the holidays great. But, making the arrangements, buying the gifts and preparing the meals that we all so much look forward to also make the holidays stressful.  After Read the Rest…

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And the Winner Is…

We called for awesome conservation projects and you all delivered with some of the best projects we’ve since we opened our Conservation Fund in 2009. This year, we turned the voting over to you through our Future Forward Fund Grant Contest. With $25, 000 on the line, you all came out in droves to vote Read the Rest…

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12.6
Hunting Dog in Winter
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6 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe This Winter

As winter approaches (though very slowly in some regions) it’s time to consider new hazards your dog may face in winter. These 6 tips will help you and your dog enjoy a safe and happy winter: Limit Exposure- Do not leave your dog outside for extended lengths of time without access to warmer shelter. While Read the Rest…

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11.29
Tom Dokken
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Tom Dokken’s Top 10 Tips for Dog Training

Senior ProStaffer Tom Dokken has forgotten more about dog training than most of us will ever know, so it’d be almost impossible to get everything in one place, but Tom shared some of his Top 10 Tips for dog training: 1. Never give a command you cannot enforce. If you do your, dog will develop Read the Rest…

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11.22
Turkey
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Why We Give Thanks

It is the national day of thanks, so we want to take some time to give our appreciation to those who have helped make us what we are. As SportDOG VP Lance Tracy said in his first blog, being on the SportDOG team is a heck of a ride, but these groups have made it Read the Rest…

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11.15
SportDOG Training Day
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What a Great Country

This country allows us to have the opportunity to hunt and fish some spectacular places in every state. Whether it is chasing ducks out of North Dakota and down to the delta, hunting big game in the Midwest or even going after alligators in Louisiana. Each state has game animals to fish or hunt. One Read the Rest…

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11.1
Hunters help conservation
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Why Do You Hunt?

“Why do you hunt?” It’s a question all of us have heard time and time again. Whether it is from an inquisitive friend looking for knowledge or judgmental mind looking for condemnation, it’s a question that often comes up from people not involved in the sport. Obviously, hunting provides sport, adrenaline, relaxation, and much more Read the Rest…

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Don’t Overlook Steady in Your Wetland Training Arsenal

When you think of wetland hunting with your pup, the importance of water retrieves is probably the first thing that comes to your mind. Steady is also an incredibly important command for a waterfowl dog. As we all know too well, the sport takes patience for yourself and your dog. Make sure you’ve prepared him Read the Rest…

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10.4
Dog Paw
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Treating Paw Injuries in Hunting Dogs

A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the preventative measures to take to ensure your dog’s paws stay healthy in the field. Unfortunately, as we all know too well, even when you take all the right precautions, injuries happen. With that in mind, this week we thought we would share a couple of tips for Read the Rest…

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9.27
Lance Shooting Clays
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SportDOG Clay Shoot for Scouting

At SportDOG, we believe that a big part of conserving our sport is getting the youth involved. Not only does it increase the support for hunting and shooting sports and ensure that we have future participants in these activities, it’s also just plain fun. As part of our dedication to youth in the outdoors, we Read the Rest…

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