Home Care Tips for Gun Dog Owners

By Kristy Fike Having a dog that will hunt all day in the field with you and curl up on the couch with your kids at night is very rewarding. With your gun dog’s company in the home comes extra…

Keeping Your Retriever Engaged While Preparing for the Upcoming Season

By Kristy Fike All retriever owners have waterfowl season on their minds, so that means making sure their dogs are in top shape for the upcoming season. Sometimes owners train the same setups so hard that their dog becomes bored.…

Behaviors from Home to Field

By Kristy Fike As seasons turn warmer, many retriever owners focus on taking their retriever to the next level. To many, this is the prime time to train hard before waterfowl season comes back around. There are many ways we…

Bad Habits and Placeboards

By Mark Fike A good friend enlightened us on the wisdom of using placeboards when training gun dogs. Placeboards can be used as initial training, breaking bad habits and overall for steadiness. We raise and train labs for hunting. The…

When is it time?

  By Jill J Easton Thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky number, but not for me. For 13 years I have shared my life with one of the most obstreperous dogs anyone could hope to live with. It’s been…

Discouraging Times

By Kristy Fike We all hit our low point when it comes to training our retrievers. Maybe your retriever’s training has just seemed to hit a plateau. Waterfowl hunting spots are scarce. Therefore, you are starting to question just how…

Great American Wildlife

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