hunting dog

My new bird dog is still too little to hunt

November 18, 2022 // 0 Comments

I wish I could have timed it better this year, but my new bird dog wasn’t born in time to get out and actually hunt this season. He’s coming along nicely in his training, [...]

All dogs are not created equal

November 14, 2022 // 0 Comments

My first Golden Retriever, Cricket, was a nearly perfect dog. Her only flaws were that she would tear up something that had my scent on it if I left her in the house for too [...]

I’d forgotten how much work puppies are

September 19, 2022 // 0 Comments

I’d forgotten how much work it is having a puppy in the house. I haven’t been this sleep deprived since my kids were little. It’ll be worth it when he gets a little [...]

Your next great dog could come from a pound

March 29, 2022 // 0 Comments

Probably the most common way to get a hunting dog is to go to a breeder. It’s also probably the most reliable. Dogs that come from reputable kennels have pedigrees that [...]

There are great gifts out there for your dog

December 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – and I’m sure my wife will agree: I’m not a good Christmas shopper when it comes to finding good gifts for people. [...]

Missing my bird dog more than usual today

November 29, 2021 // 0 Comments

On a cold morning 15 years ago, I made the trip out to Albin to bring home the best bird dog I’ve ever had. She wasn’t the best bird dog ever – don’t think I’m [...]

I wish there were a market for dog hair

October 11, 2021 // 0 Comments

My Australian Shepherd sheds enough in the fall to make a new dog every week. It doesn’t matter if I brush her every single day, and even multiple times a day. She just [...]
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