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Hunting & Training Tips
5 Reasons You Need to Know About Our Conservation Fund

by The SportDOG Staff

Right now you’re probably aware of the SportDOG Brand® Conservation Fund because we happen to be matching up 3 deserving young kids with a started puppy trained by one of our Senior ProStaff...

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5 Reasons Your Child Needs a Hunting Dog

by The SportDOG Staff

It should come as no surprise that we’d encourage everyone to have a dog. They’re kind of the basis of everything we do, and we love it. Most of us have had dogs since we were kids. Many of us...

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Simple Trick to Keeping Your Dog Hydrated When Hunting

by Bob Ford

Conditioning and hunting dogs in the hot months of summer and early season requires that we are careful about hydration. No doubt about it, my dogs will drink from the nastiest mud puddle in the...

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The Evolution of Dog Training: Communication is Key

by Lynne Frady

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...

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How You Helped Build TEK 2.0

by The SportDOG Staff

Hunting season is upon us. Excitement is high for the whole hunting community, but we’d bet no one is quite as pumped as we are about what’s coming this season. TEK 2.0 will be hitting retailers...

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Field Testing is the Best Part - Development of TEK 2.0

by The SportDOG Staff

Vice President Lance Tracy was one of the first field testers for our new TEK 2.0 GPS TRACKING+E-COLLAR TRAINING SYSTEM. Lance put the system through the paces several times last season. He took...

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Season is Coming - A Checklist for Opening Day

by The SportDOG Staff

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...

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Working with Different Dogs

by Tom Keer

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...

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5 Ways to Improve Hunting Photos

by Tom Keer

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...

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

by Lynne Frady

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...

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Training Your Hunting Dog to an In-Ground Fence™ System

by The SportDOG Staff

In-Ground Fence™ containment systems have risen dramatically in popularity over the years, and there’s good reason. In-Ground Fence systems are safe and effective devices for keeping your dog in a...

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Shed Hunting: Help Your Dog Help You - Part 2

In my last article I described the benefits of shed antler hunting in the off-season and how to get your dog started in this fun sport. Now let me go into more detail about how to teach your dog to...

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