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Recipes from the Field

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know that occasionally we like to share some of our favorite recipes. Despite popular belief, we can cook. We’re actually pretty daggone good at it, and we assume many of you are as well. Why? Because it just goes with hunting. We worked hard to Read the Rest…

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Gretchen Goodson

Inside SportDOG: 10 in 10

  Gretchen Goodson is our Marketing Manager. Gretchen has been a member of the team for 7 and a 1/2 years and was one of the first women to agree to put up with all of us. Gretchen, or G as we like to call her,  constantly stays busy making sure everything we put out Read the Rest…

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Training Retrieve to Hand

We often lean on our ProStaff when we run into difficulty training. ProStaffer Ben Busby has provided insight on training the critical “Retrieve to Hand”  in this week’s blog. I have heard of different gun dog owners making the statement that their dogs have been retrieving but sometimes will stop short of placing it in Read the Rest…

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Gretchen and Fern training

10 Mistakes in Gun Dog Training and How Not to Make Them – Part 2

Not Adapting to the Dog No two dogs are exactly the same. Like children, they all learn differently, have differing strengths and have that free-will thing that can leave you grinding your teeth in frustration. What worked like a charm on the last dog might not get through to your current dog, and that’s ok. Read the Rest…

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English Setter on Point

10 Mistakes in Gun Dog Training and How Not to Make Them – Part 1

The best thing about the years that ourselves and our ProStaffers have spent training dogs is that we’ve made the mistakes. We preach the value of mistakes because you will learn from them even more than your successes, but there’s no reason you can’t learn from ours. We constantly hammer on the values of consistency, Read the Rest…

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Josh and Eastong

Traveling with Your Hunting Dog

Hunting season brings many of us the opportunity to travel in pursuit of game. This is a great opportunity for you and your dog to explore new territory and challenges. One of those challenges can be getting your dog comfortably from point A to point B. Travel can be stressful for your pup, and that Read the Rest…

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Introducing the Latest and Greatest from SportDOG

SHOT Show 2013 is in full swing and we are premiering our latest and greatest additions to our full line of “Gear the Way You’d Design It”. This is just a short look of what you can expect to find on the market now and in the near future. FieldTrainer® 425 and SportHunter® 825 Family Read the Rest…

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Dog and Trainer in March

The Zen of Dog Training

For many, setting out to start training your first dog can be an intimidating experience. Whether your goal is to make it a career, or you’re just looking for a good hunting partner, there can be a lot of insecurities and doubt in taking the first step. Below are a few steps to remove the Read the Rest…

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Sharp Grouse

Making a Difference for the Grouse Population in North Dakota

Susan Felege and her partners with the University of North Dakota received a SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund Grant in 2012 for their work in investigating the Nesting Ecology-Response to Gas and Oil Development in Western North Dakota. A year into the project, the team has learned a lot about nesting success and predation of the Read the Rest…

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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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