If you are unsure whether to choose a pup, part-trained or fully trained dog then we take a pragmatic look at the pros and cons of each option in this issue. It's a thought-provoking read. Spring often coincides with the arrival of a new youngster in the household, so we turn to veterinary surgeon Laura Keyser for some advice on common puppy problems and when to call the vet. As ever Gundog Journal field editor Ben Randall is also on hand to unlock some training mysteries for young dogs.
At the other end of the life cycle, if you are managing an elderly dog then veterinary nurse Laura Hawkins has some straightforward advice about what to look out for and how to cope. After all, our older dogs have all earned themselves a period of dotage.
Also in this issue there are 16 pages of reports from the two major spaniel championships, and an exclusive interview with the winner of the IGL Retriever Championship. Perhaps the star of the show though is Joan Hayes, the doyenne of the labrador world who is now in her 90s, but has lost none of her enthusiasm for breeding and training this wonderful breed.
Don’t miss this issue
- Puppy problems - when to call the vet?
- How to keep training fresh this spring
- Full reports from both spaniel championships
- Great products for you and your dogs
- Exclusive interview with IGL Retriever champion
- Pup, part-trained or fully trained?
- How to look after older dogs
- Breed profile: large Munsterlander
- Five top beds for lucky dogs
- Gundog security and how to keep them safe
- Joan Hayes; a leading lady in the labrador world