As the shooting season gets into full swing, I’m enjoying visiting shoots all over the country. With birds plentiful and Guns shooting well, it is an exciting time for everybody – especially so for the dogs.
Training your gundog to hunt for live quarry is like being a premiership football manager – your job is to teach a naturally talented young athlete to use his skills in the most effective way
THERE ARE some charming pictures popping up on social media of dogs studiously reading my book, Training the Working Spaniel, and we all agree that if only dogs could read, it would solve all our training problems. Would it though?
Ever since I rescued her when she was stuck in a hole, Fizz has been being good.
There might be no quick fix for dogs pulling on the lead but it can be solved easily by going back to basics.
Fewer than five per cent of dog theft cases ever end in conviction, so how can you make sure you keep your gundog safe?
Janet Menzies, the author of Training the Working Spaniel; From Puppy to Perfect; and PsychoDog shares her top tips to get rid of any bad habits during the close season.