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The cost of living crisis is affecting everyone, and gundog owners are no exception! Here, vet Vicky Payne offers advice on how to keep your dog care costs down.
In this video, Howard Kirby shows us a simple exercise you can do at home to train your dog not to swap birds when retrieving in the field.
Gundog trainer Howard Kirby explains how to use the clock face for a set of time- and space-efficient retrieving exercises to help cement directional commands.
With no formal breed standards to adhere to, gundog breeders have free rein to work towards whichever characteristics they choose, but two factors remain most important: aesthetics and working ability.
Ryan Kay thinks small syndicate shoots are the ideal place to work your gundog, and looks at some of the most common mistakes handlers make on the beating line.
In this video, gundog trainer Howard Kirby shows us three methods we can use when training our gundogs at home to help perfect the long-distance, blind retrieve.
Being able to judge distance when sending your dog for a retrieve is an essential skill, albeit not one of the most exciting! Howard Kirby offers some top tips to ensure you’re not sending them on a wild goose chase.
Gundog Theft Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of gundog theft and its prevention; it is estimated that nearly half of all stolen dogs are working gundogs.
Gundog trainer Howard Kirby explains how to maximise your chances of pulling off the perfect long distance retrieve while picking-up out on a shoot day.
With the use of e-collars having been outlawed in Wales since 2010, Vicky Payne explains why she believes we should be lobbying to have this ban extended to the rest of the UK.
Ask 10 gundog owners what the best dog food is and you will get 10 different answers! Vicky Payne explores how to feed our working dogs, depending on their needs and our priorities.
Andy Brown of Cotswold Gundogs demonstrates how to introduce directional commands into your young dog's training, with variations on the exercises for both retrieving and hunting breeds.
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