Duck Dogs

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Don’t Rock the Boat

August 26th, 2021|0 Comments

Don't Rock the Boat Preparation and training are critical to boating safely with retrievers By Bill Miller The beauty of duck hunting is you can make it as social or solitary as you [...]

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Time to Get Birdy

August 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Time to Get Birdy A proper introduction to birds should awaken a young retriever’s instincts By Bill Miller Sadie was our first retriever. We got her to keep my wife company when I [...]

Winterize Your Retriever

August 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Winterize Your Retriever Ben Peterson/Delta Waterfowl Careful preparation and optimum nutrition help dogs withstand the late-season chill By Kyle Wintersteen The air temperature hovered in the 20s, Russell Kelley recalls of a [...]

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Heat Awareness

June 25th, 2021|0 Comments

What is HRI? HRI stands for heat-related illness. For dogs, it is more often referred to by the signs or stages of the illness: heat cramps (muscle spasms), heat stress, heat exhaustion [...]

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Labrador Retrievers

June 17th, 2021|0 Comments

Labrador Retrievers What do you really know about North America’s most popular duck dog? The Labrador retriever is undisputedly the most popular duck dog in North America. In fact, according to [...]

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Steady Dogs

January 29th, 2021|0 Comments

A Steady Dog A “steady” dog is paramount to a safe hunt. Emphasize steadiness in your training by consistently denying your dog a retrieve if she breaks or even simply flinches before [...]

The Two Labrador Retrievers

June 3rd, 2020|3 Comments

The Two Labrador Retrievers American-bred Labs and British imports offer differing merits to today’s waterfowler By Brian Lovett Duck hunters love lively debates, whether the topic is divers versus puddlers or pumps versus [...]

Ruff and Famous Retrievers

June 3rd, 2020|1 Comment

Ruff and Famous Retrievers Celebrating history’s most unforgettable duck dogs By Anthony Hauck The social media site Instagram, where the hashtag #labsofinstagram has been used more than 7.3 million times, ensures that every [...]

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Birds and Bumpers

April 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Birds and Bumpers By Bill Miller Sadie’s first year of training had its downs and ups, but as it drew to an end, we had high hopes for our first retriever. Though [...]

Early Season Retriever Safety

September 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Early Season Retriever Safety By Bill Miller The conditions and terrain most dogs encounter during the early duck season are significantly different than on other opening days, such as a dove hunt in [...]

Gentler Force-Fetch

March 23rd, 2017|6 Comments

Gentler Force-Fetch Is it time to ditch the ear pinch? By Kyle Wintersteen Whether you desire a “finished” Lab or one that simply completes marked retrieves, all duck dogs must fetch [...]