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Champion gundog trainer Ben Randall’s highly anticipated debut book, How to train your gundog, is now available to pre-order in time for Christmas.
Vicky Payne has been scratching her head this month after what appears to be a simple muscle sprain diagnosis turns out to be something much more unusual – but, as ever, her perseverance pays off!
From cuts and eye injuries, to muscle strains and hypothermia, Vicky Payne runs through some common issues in working dogs and how to treat them
An informative guide to some of the most common health issues our gundogs are likely to encounter
Vaccination, vestibular disease and vomiting. Vicky Payne explains the ins and the outs – literally – of these medical issues
What size kennel should you have for a labrador?
Ryan Kay looks at the methods trainers use to get a dog fit for the shooting season, including hydrotheraphy – a technique he believes we could make more use of in the gundog world
Should you get insurance to protect yourself against unexpected vet bills? There are some alternative options to insurance for your dog!
Whether you choose a board, a hoop or a mat, teaching your young dog to use this target will pay dividends as you progress through their training journey, says Howard Kirby
Managing your expectations and being honest about your dog’s natural ability is key to ensuring you enjoy them all year round, not just for a handful of shoot or trialling days, says Ryan Kay
A cautionary tale from Black Lab on the perils of dog breeding. Sometimes, despite following the rulebook to the letter, it just doesn't pan out
To quote Mad-Eye Moody from the Harry Potter books, ‘constant vigilance’ is most definitely what is needed this time of year, says Lez Graham
It’s common for vets to recommend spaying bitches, but what are the options? Vicky Payne offers insight into this major decision for gundog owners.
Vet Vicky Payne explains why gundogs may occasionally display aggressive behaviours, and what to do if that situation occurs.
Correct use of a crate in a puppy’s early life doesn’t just help with house training – it benefits the entire gundog training journey, says Howard. Here’s how to get it right.
Prevention really is better than cure. Here is vet Vicky Payne’s guide on how to ensure you give your dog the best and most efficient protection from parasites.
One of our gundog training goals is to successfully send the dog for birds or dummies they have no prior knowledge of. Here’s Howard Kirby’s guide on how to perfect the ‘one-cast’ blind retrieve.
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