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5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN TRAINING YOUR GUN DOG

by The SportDOG Staff

The best thing about the years that SportDOG® employees and our ProStaffers have spent training dogs is that we've made mistakes. We preach the value of mistakes because you’ll learn from them even...

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DOG TRAINING: WHEN THE TRAINER BECOMES THE TRAINEE

by The SportDOG Staff

In the gun dog world, I often hear people say, “I trained that dog.” But, is that statement really true? Have you ever considered the fact that maybe the dog you just “trained” actually trained...

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What's Your Sport Dog Saying To You?

by The SportDOG Staff

Although our hunting dogs can’t talk with us, they do give cues that we can interpret. These are simple signs, that any dog owner can learn to read and understand. Signs Your Dog Is Nervous...

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Why One Hunting Dog Isn't Enough

by Joe Genzel

Do you ever stop and look around your house, and think, "man, I have a lot of dogs?" It's OK. Upland hunters and waterfowlers are always acquiring more. We need more shotguns, more shells to pump...

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Gun Dog Training: 3 Things Your Puppy Should Learn

by The SportDOG Staff

If you’re reading this article, you probably own, have owned, or are thinking about owning a gun dog puppy. To train your puppy to be a retrieving machine, here are three things that are crucial to...

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5 Must-Read Safety Tips for Working Your Dog in the Winter

by The SportDOG Staff

Keep your training sessions with your dog quick and efficient to stave off cabin fever, while keeping your dog safe in inclement weather. For those of you caught in the polar vortex, you know it...

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Waterfowl Gear Checklist

by The SportDOG Staff

Each year, thousands of hunters prepare for the upcoming waterfowl seasons. From cleaning neglected decoys, to getting a retriever in shape, the chance to have a productive waterfowl season begins...

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3 Common Dog-Training Mistakes To Avoid

by The SportDOG Staff

Training a hunting dog is a fun and enjoyable experience. If trained correctly, the results will be a dog that is a joy to take hunting and a valuable partner in the field. The SportDOG® Pro Staff...

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5 Things to Remember When Training Your Hunting Dog

by The SportDOG Staff

Training your own gun dog can be one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences of any pet owner’s life. The sense of pride and elation that one feels after their dog has learned a new command...

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SportDOG® Brand Announces Winners of 2017 Companions for Conservation Contest

by The SportDOG Staff

Earlier this year, SportDOG called for families with children between the ages of 10 and 18, who have an interest in hunting and conservation, to submit a dog training, youth-education project,...

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5 Training Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

by The SportDOG Staff

Keeping a hunting dog in shape during the off season will give it the best chance to perform at peak levels once the hunting season opens in the fall. The continued workouts will maintain tough paw...

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3 Facts About the NoBark SBC-R Bark-Control Collar

by The SportDOG Staff

In a world of ever-changing technology, a company’s ability to anticipate and solve the needs of its customers through technological improvements is paramount. At the core of this resides extensive...

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