In the swim of things

In the swim of things

The summer months offer the perfect opportunity to introduce a dog to water, but it’s not something to be rushed into.

Author:
Ben Randall
Let's talk scent

Let's talk scent

Understanding how our dogs use their noses is crucial. But equally important is knowing what we can do to help them put that marvellous asset of theirs to best use.

Author:
Ben Randall
In love with the moors

In love with the moors

Italian footwear designer Dario Martina is the man behind the rugged and stylish Dedito boots, and here he tells us how one dog led him into a new life in among the grouse moors of northern England.

The crucial first month

The crucial first month

How to get it right in the early days with your new puppy, and build the foundations for the future.

Author:
Ben Randall
Rock steady

Rock steady

Steadiness: the cornerstone of stress-free success with your gundog.

Author:
Ben Randall
Horses for courses

Horses for courses

Are all our gundog breeds suitable for all types of work on shoot day? Andrew Dellbridge uses his own experiences to ask some interesting questions.

Author:
Admin
Walkies!

Walkies!

The rise and rise of professional dog walkers has enabled many more people to enjoy dog ownership, particularly after the lockdown induced canine buying spree, but at what cost wonders Heath Williams?

Author:
Admin
Back from the brink

Back from the brink

They might have patchy backgrounds, but with the right approach rescue gundogs can make excellent working partners.

Author:
Will Pocklington
Survival guide to picking-up all season

Survival guide to picking-up all season

It's a long season for you and your dogs, but Michelle Oseman has drawn on her own extensive experience to compile this guide to getting through it unscathed and enjoying every moment.

Author:
Michelle Oseman
Does a Ferrari suit a learner?

Does a Ferrari suit a learner?

Sometimes the wrong dog ends up with the wrong owner and Field Editor Ben Randall has some words of wisdom on how to avoid this happening.

Author:
Ben Randall
The element of surprise

The element of surprise

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

Author:
Gundog Journal
What’s the going rate?

What’s the going rate?

Just how much you should pay for a puppy is one of the most difficult questions because there are so many variables. But Patrice Fellows has some useful guidelines.

Author:
Patrice Fellows
The A Team

The A Team

Anthea Shelley discusses which dog is best for which role and how you can assemble the perfect team for your needs.

Author:
Anthea Shelley
Here’s one I made earlier

Here’s one I made earlier

BASC’s head of game and gundogs Glynn Evans considers the options when you haven’t got the time to train a puppy from scratch.

Author:
Glynn Evans
Mud, glorious mud

Mud, glorious mud

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

Author:
Gundog Journal
Wildfowling Dogs

Wildfowling Dogs

When it comes to wildfowling having a dog is just as important as having a gun for Tom Sykes, and here he explains why.

Author:
Tom Sykes
Getting the Basics Right

Getting the Basics Right

Gundog Journal answers your questions about basic gundog training.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Keepers' Dogs

Keepers' Dogs

As Liam Bell explains, a gamekeeper’s dog needs to be an all-rounder, but its value is not judged purely on performance in the field.

Author:
Liam Bell