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Be ready for the field on Opening Day.

Season is Coming – A Checklist for Opening Day

The most anticipated time of the year is upon us…Opening Day! As you and your hunting buddies plan the first big trip, it’s important to make sure you’re fully ready for what lies ahead. There’s nothing worse than getting out in the field and realizing you’re missing equipment, something got damaged in storage, or worse, Read the Rest…

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SportDOG ProStaffer Lynne Frady.

The Evolution of Dog Training: Communication is Key

When I started training I was young and green, there were not many training groups in my area to work with, just a few older gentlemen that got together once a month to train. I can’t complain because they welcomed a snot-nosed girl to train with them and I did learn a lot. The men Read the Rest…

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Tom's daughter Morgan with her setter, Albert.

Working with Different Dogs

I’m a setter man. I’ve owned Irish setters and English setters, and some day I’ll probably own a Gordon setter. I like the way they hunt with their heads held high, their energy, and their biddable natures. Setters like people, and even better than that they like having a job to do. Yeah, they’re a Read the Rest…

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Good Water Sets Stage for Strong Fall Flight

Our friends at Delta Waterfowl are dedicated to securing the future of ducks and duck hunting. Their efforts seem to be paying off as their most recent research points to a promising hunting season. Delta shared their finding with us and we want to share the good news with you. There’s plenty to celebrate moving Read the Rest…

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Gear to a Good Cause

Here at SportDOG we are very protective of our Brand, we recently found that our gear bags “blaze orange” wasn’t exactly what we were looking for, so rather than scrap the otherwise great gear bags we decided to donate the bags to the men and women of our armed forces.  Below is a story we Read the Rest…

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SportDOG ProStaffer Lynne Frady showing off just a couple of her many awards.

E-Collars: Finding the Right One and Using it Correctly

I’m not sure if any other training tool stirs a debate like e-collars. Some people love them and others think they were made by the devil himself. This leaves many novices confused about what they’re getting into with an e-collar. After years of training and experience, I can officially tell you, it’s a training tool. Read the Rest…

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Retriever coming through the field.

5 Ways to Improve Hunting Photos

Let me be honest: I am not a professional photographer. Over the years I’ve been fortunate to capture some good images, but it’s been luck of the draw. As a writer I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of excellent photographers and they have kindly offered me some constructive tips. When I look at Read the Rest…

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In-ground fences are safe and effective ways to keep your hunting dog in a safe area.

Training Your Hunting Dog to an In-Ground Fence

In-ground fence containment systems have risen dramatically in popularity over the years, and there’s good reason. In-ground fences are safe and effective devices for keeping your dog in a safe area. Most dogs take to this very quickly, especially hunting dogs that are used to E-Collar training. In fact, If you’ve been properly using an Read the Rest…

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Shawn Wayment, DVM, working on a dog in the field.

Skin Laceration Repair in the Field

There is nothing finer than being afield in autumn’s country with bird dogs.  The whir of wings as a covey of scaled quail erupts from the sand sage can stir the cholesterol from the morning’s greasy-spoon-country-dinner breakfast.  Gun smoke clears the air as the setter climbs through the taut five-stranded barbed wire fence retrieving the Read the Rest…

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Conservation, Preservation and Education

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the Pheasants Forever Ashland County Chapter. Ashland County won second place in our Future Forward Fund contest last year. The project was to purchase a new tractor to help maintain the multiple parks and wildlife areas the Chapter volunteers care for regularly. I faced an 8 Read the Rest…

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