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Yearly Archives: 2012

9.20
Hunting Dog
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Proper Foot Care for Your Dog in the Season

For many of us, season is here. You and your pup have worked hard for this, and it’s time to enjoy it. Nothing can end that fun quicker for you and your dog than a foot injury. The following tips will help keep your hunting partner fit and ready for the season: Keep Nails Trimmed- Read the Rest…

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9.6
Dinah the 4 Year Old Mountain Cur
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What’s In a Name?

The newest addition to the work clan. A 4-year-old Mountain Cur rescue picked up on a hiking trip. About a week ago, we took a little pre-season hiking trip through Clingman’s Dome around the Tennessee/North Carolina line. It was a perfectly normal trip on a beautiful day until we passed a gorgeous 4-year-old Mountain Cur. Read the Rest…

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A Day for the Working Man, Woman and Dog

Labor Day weekend is a chance to kick back, relax and celebrate the hard-working men and women amongst us. Remember, though, your dog is a SportDOG, which means he/she is a hard working canine. Our dogs work hard for us and they deserve to play hard as well. Below are a few ideas to include Read the Rest…

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8.23
Dog wearing SportDOG TEK Series
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Is Your Dog Ready for Opening Day?

One of our pups rocking the TEK series at our last trip to Sinkola Hunting Plantation in Georgia. For many, opening day is right around the corner. While this is the day many of us have been waiting on for months, it’s important to not get so caught up in the anticipation that you forget Read the Rest…

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8.16
SportDOG Game Fair Booth
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Getting to Game Fair 2012

Game Fair, held every year near Anoka, MN, is a favorite for the SportDOG crew. The setting is beautiful, the events are great and the seminars are fantastic. The best part of Game Fair though, is that we get to be out there with you guys, our consumers. Getting to show you all our latest Read the Rest…

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8.9
SportDOG ProStaffer Tom Dokken
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Tom Dokken: Dedicated to the Dogs

SportDOG ProStaffer Tom Dokken is a great asset to us in training our dogs and designing our products. He’s an expert in all things gun dog training and an all-around great guy. Looking back over my last 40 years as a professional dog trainer it seems like it was just yesterday. Although dog training has Read the Rest…

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8.3
Hunting dog on a boat.
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Platform Training Your Hunting Dog

One of the most useful training concepts for your retriever is platform training. This lesson is one that to me is an absolute necessity.  There are endless applications for platform training or place training as some call it. First, you will need some sort of platform that is large enough for your dog to sit Read the Rest…

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7.26
Training Dummies
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Training Your Retriever to Dummies

Training a retriever can be one of the most rewarding experiences any hunter can have. There are no secrets involved: just patience, repetition, perseverance, consistency and the ability to anticipate reaction. In short, the trainer needs to be just a little smarter than his pupil. This is not always as easy as it sounds. The Read the Rest…

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7.19
Dog on the hunt
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Making Sure Your Dog is Ready for Season

For many of us, opening day is just around the corner (44 days for those of us in East Tennessee). Make sure you and your dog are ready for it. These simple guidelines can help you make the most of the off-season: 1.       Maintain a Balanced Diet During season; it’s easy to remember to feed Read the Rest…

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7.12
Breeze on Her First Scent Point
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Playing vs. Training: The Do’s and Don’ts of Training Your Gun Dog

When you get your pup at seven or eight weeks everything you do with him is a learning experience. This includes the walks in the yard with new smells, petting and cuddling with you and the kids and even the games you play in the front room. Puppies love to play tug-of-war. This is the Read the Rest…

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