This week, Cal talks about the transition from mans best acquaintance to mans best friend, python inspired fashion, and elitist trapping in New Mexico.
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I grew up around bird dogs. As a kid, my dad bred and trained English pointers. We had anywhere from five to 10 dogs at a time, and I’ve had a dog of my own since the fourth grade. Having a good bird dog is like owning a boat or a prime whitetail lease—you get to pick who tags along. I’ve hunted with a variety of people, from first time hunters to seasoned veterans and everything in between. The first thing to understand about most dog owners is...
Bird dog optimism always runs high leading up to the waterfowl or pheasant opener. But, by this time of the year, reality has likely poured water on that fire and hope given way to frustration about your dog’s performance.
This is often the case with young and middle-aged dogs, with the seasoned veterans less likely to throw you for a mid-season loop. Acknowledging this is the first step, but you really need to understand why your GSP or Lab...
Training and fieldwork creates a special kind of bond between a dog and its owner. But our four-legged friends often find themselves in situations where they need your help. Our new Ask A Vet series delivers advice directly from a professional, working veterinarian. Have a question about your dog? Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll dig into the concern.
“My dog’s paws are pretty beat up after coming back from a two-week...