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  1. Delivery to hand, part II

    Mike Stewart

    A desirable attribute of a good waterfowl retriever is the smooth delivery to hand of downed game which is neither mangled, crushed or partially plucked by our canine hunting pal. Both style and function dictate that retrievers not incessantly drop bumpers or birds on the return. A gundog with a sloppy mouth attempting to deal with a lightly pricked drake mallard or pheasant will interrupt the hunt with an unnecessary frolick possibly culminating in a lost bird. Developing a dog that consistently delivers to hand is largely a matter of conditioning

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2003
  2. 2009 Competitors

    Competitors 2009: Curt Karboski

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2009
  3. Sookie Blog: Crates

    Angie Thompson

    Blogger Angie Thompson didn't think she'd ever get another dog, and along came Sookie

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2009
  4. Teens from 11 states evaluated for Olympic trap, skeet

    Youth hope for shot at 2012 Olympics

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2008
  5. 2008 Collegiate Competitors

    Collegiate Competitors 2008: Adrian Flygt

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2008
  6. 2008 Collegiate Competitors

    Collegiate Competitors 2008: Ben Vandermyde

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2008
  7. 2009 Competitors

    Competitors 2009: Shane Sabin

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2008
  8. 2009 Competitors

    Competitors 2009: Jason Wynyard

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2008
  9. 2008 Competitors

    Competitors 2008: Greta Ingbretson

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2008
  10. 2008 Competitors

    Competitors 2008: Mandy Erdmann

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2008
  11. 2010 Competitors

    Competitors 2010: Derek Knutson

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2008
  12. Keeping The Fun In Retriever Training

    Charlie Jurney

    Fun bumbers are a useful tool at every stage of the training process.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2008
  13. Balance in training: Part 3, The counter skill

    Mike Stewart

    Now, we are ready to add an important part of a balanced daily training cycle, the counter skill. A counter skill is one that involves an exercise or task requiring the young retriever to use skills that differ from those utilized to complete the primary training session of the day.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2004
  14. 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