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  1. Part II: Training a dog for the Dakotas

    Mike Stewart

    This is the second article in a series titled Dakota Dog. We will examine how to prepare your dog for this special area of our country ... the Dakotas.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2006
  2. Part III: Training a dog for the Dakotas

    Mike Stewart

    This is the third installment in a series titled Dakota Dog. We will examine how to prepare your dog for this special area of our country ... the Dakotas.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2006
  3. Q&A: Training too much, too soon

    Mike Stewart

    What to do if you tackle too much and your dog gets bored with training.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2006
  4. Dakota dog: The prairie-pothole retriever

    Mike Stewart

    This is the first article in a series titled Dakota Dog. We will examine how to prepare the retriever and flushing dog to meet the challenges of this special area of our country ... the Dakotas.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2006
  5. The importance of timing

    Mike Stewart

    Timing is the most crucial element distinguishing an effective hunting dog handler from one less skilled.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2006
  6. Q&A: Training for the multipurpose pup

    Mike Stewart

    Mike Stewart answers a user's question about training the multipurpose gundog for waterfowl and upland birds.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2005
  7. Training hunting retrievers to pop

    Mike Stewart

    Actively and purposefully training dogs to "pop" probably comes as a surprise to those who have associates in the world of competition retrievers. To a competition judge, popping is a cardinal sin. To the bird hunter (either upland or waterfowl) a dog that pops at the appropriate time or under the right circumstances is proof of a biddable, intelligent, hunting companion whose mission is to find game as quickly as possible.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2005
  8. Q&A: Gunshyness, puppy training, versatility

    Mike Stewart

    Mike Stewart answers a users questions about avoiding gunshyness, beginning training with a puppy and training a truely versatile hunting dog.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2005
  9. Part III: Training the river dog

    Mike Stewart

    In part three, we examine training techniques designed to teach your dog how-to mark and retrieve game in fast-moving water

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2005
  10. Q&A: Holding, bombs, heavy-handedness

    Mike Stewart

    Answers questions about bomb dogs, hold conditioning, heavy-handedness and obedience.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2005
  11. Q&A: Steadiness and puppy retrieves

    Mike Stewart

    Mike Stewart answers a users questions about keeping a Lab steady and early puppy retrieves.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2005
  12. Part II: Training the river dog

    Mike Stewart

    As a follow-up article to "Part I: The making of a river dog," we will move on to part two in this three-part series. In this column we will examine training techniques designed to prepare your dog for the challenges of retrieving birds across moving water.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2005
  13. Q&A: Increasing marking ability

    Mike Stewart

    Mike Stewart answers a users question about improving the marking ability of his Lab.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2005
  14. Running circle memory doubles

    Mike Stewart

    The goal of CMD is to teach the dog to hold a straight line to a bird or bumper despite the interference of factors, distractions or influences. The exercise also improves the dog's memory as an added benefit, much better than double-marking drills could produce.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2005
  15. Q&A: Training plan details

    Mike Stewart

    Mike Stewart answers questions about developing a detailed, written training plan.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2005
  16. Q&A: Chew toys, bird intros, delivery

    Mike Stewart

    Mike Stewart answers questions about chew toys, bird introductions and delivery.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2005