The element of surprise

The element of surprise

We discover how the element of surprise when training your gundog can help embed teaching.

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Don’t accept defeat

Don’t accept defeat

Trainer Damian Barson reports on a remarkable man who has not let cerebral palsy stop him working his dog on shoot day.

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In the summertime

In the summertime

Veterinary Nurse Laura Hawkins identifies what happens when dogs suffer from heatstroke and how to deal with it.

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Sofa surfing spaniels

Sofa surfing spaniels

Having fallen in love with shooting later in life Jo Bennett and her springer Clover won top-placed spaniel at the Chudleys Championship in 2019. Jo’s dogs are now proof that being allowed on the sofa is no barrier to success.

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Time to say goodbye?

Time to say goodbye?

It’s the most traumatic decision dog owners have to make but veterinary surgeon Laura Keyser has some words of wisdom about the kindest options.

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To Jab or Not to Jab?

To Jab or Not to Jab?

Most British dog owners are familiar with the need for jabs and boosters, but here Laura Keyser explains more about the conditions we are vaccinating for.

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Mud, glorious mud

Mud, glorious mud

Questions and Answers from Gundog Journal about training in muddy, wet conditions.

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My Dog of a Lifetime

My Dog of a Lifetime

Joanne Perrott - Founder of the Ladies Working Dog Group tells us about her dog of a lifetime.

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Getting the Basics Right

Getting the Basics Right

Gundog Journal answers your questions about basic gundog training.

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From the Law to the Labrador

From the Law to the Labrador

Retired police officer Vikki Stanley has been competing since 1988, and won the Chudleys Gundog Championship at the Midland Game Fair in 2019. Gundog Journal caught up with Vikki to find out about her life with dogs.

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Dreams Do Come True

Dreams Do Come True

For some people the childhood ambition does come to fruition and here Louise Jarvis explains how her love of art and animals were only ever going to lead to one career.

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Growing Old Gracefully

Growing Old Gracefully

We answer your questions about common problems with aging gundogs.

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How Far will your Dog go for You?

How Far will your Dog go for You?

What sort of distance do our dogs cover and how can we prepare them for the challenge? Simon West investigates.

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The Pick of the Litter

The Pick of the Litter

If you have decided on the breed of dog you want and are buying a puppy rather than a ready-trained dog then BASC’s Glynn Evans has some essential advice for the next steps.

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Pick-Ups for Picking-Up

Pick-Ups for Picking-Up

We review the best pick-ups on the market today.

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The Trouble with Ticks

The Trouble with Ticks

The continual threat posed by ticks and Lyme’s disease means constant vigilance is vital for gundog owners, as Laura Keyser explains.

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How to Take Great Gundog Images

How to Take Great Gundog Images

We asked a select group of gundog photographers for their top tips on how to capture your beloved working gundogs in action, or just out posing in the field…

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Teamwork and Delivery

Teamwork and Delivery

Gundog Journal discusses how to improve teamwork and delivery when beating.

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FtCh Speckle of Ardoon

FtCh Speckle of Ardoon

Patrice Fellows turns the spotlight on a spaniel that confounded her own breeding to become one of the best ever, and a trainer who most definitely did it his way.

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My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 3)

My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 3)

We ask two passionate shooting people about their favourite gundogs.

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High Spirits on Shoot Day

High Spirits on Shoot Day

Gundog Journal answers your questions on managing your peg dogs on shoot day.

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My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 2)

My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 2)

We ask people from the shooting world about their all-time favourite gundogs

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My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 1)

My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 1)

We ask six people from the shooting world about their all-time favourite gundogs.

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Preparing for Next Season

Preparing for Next Season

We discuss how to prepare your gundog for next season.

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