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  1. 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
  2. Q&A with a professional dog trainer

    Mike Stewart

    Mike Stewart has nearly 30 years of experience breeding and training sporting dogs and is currently training Drake, the official Labrador retriever of Ducks Unlimited. To learn more about Wildrose Kennels and the training methodology used by Mike, visit If you have a training question, email Mike and he may answer your question in an upcoming column.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2004
  3. Marking: Conditioning for concentration

    Mike Stewart

    A retriever's marking ability can be greatly enhanced by addressing the individual component skills necessary for effective marking. These skills include: concentration/focus negotiating obstacles steadiness lining memory nose/hunting cover distance estimation ignoring diversions

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2004