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  1. 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
  2. Fur hunting the UK with retrievers, ferrets

    Mike Stewart

    To pick fur, either rabbits or squirrels, with your retriever really only takes a bit of additional training. I can think of numerous times rabbit hunting over beagles that a nice retriever that could track wounded game and handle over water would have been welcomed.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2004
  3. Training for the Irish Internationals

    Mike Stewart

    Time is short for the US Gundog Team to depart for the international gundog tests in the beautiful Irish isles. We depart Houston, Texas on May 17th flying directly to Gadwick International, England. When we land we will be the first gundog group from the United States to enter the UK to compete in history Let me briefly summarize a few of the training steps our team took in preparing to meet some of the best game-finding teams in the world on their own turf. Prestigious teams from Scotland, N. Ireland, England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland are preparing to give us the run of our lives at the International Game Fair in Des Moirnes, N. Ireland.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2004
  4. It's time for 'pre-con'

    Mike Stewart

    After months of off-season lazing about, drawing a full pension (unless you shot a few dove or teal), your retriever may need a little "tune up" prior to the upcoming waterfowl or upland game seasons. It's time to "pre-con" the old hunting pal to be able to handle an active, full day's shooting. These tips apply primarily to the trained retriever. Most started pups that have been in training this summer should be in shape for the type work they will experience their first season. Categories: Physical Obedience/control Practical experiences

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2003