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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Glynn Evans
Mud, glorious mud

Mud, glorious mud

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

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Gundog Journal
Getting the Basics Right

Getting the Basics Right

Gundog Journal answers your questions about basic gundog training.

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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.

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Liam Bell
Growing Old Gracefully

Growing Old Gracefully

We answer your questions about common problems with aging gundogs.

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Gundog Journal
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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Gundog Journal
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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Gundog Journal
Pick-Ups for Picking-Up

Pick-Ups for Picking-Up

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

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Gundog Journal
Are You Competition Ready?

Are You Competition Ready?

Field Editor Ben Randall offers advice on how to know if you and your dog are ready to enter a Field Trial, and how to prepare.

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Ben Randall
Patience on the Peg

Patience on the Peg

How to make sure your dog stays on the right path during its first season on the peg, by Field Editor Ben Randall.

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Ben Randall
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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Gundog Journal
Mistakes Will Happen

Mistakes Will Happen

Dogs and humans aren’t perfect but Michelle Oseman has some words of wisdom for other pickers-up as we move into the new season.

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Michelle Oseman
Teamwork and Delivery

Teamwork and Delivery

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

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Gundog Journal
Is There a Perfect Beater’s Dog?

Is There a Perfect Beater’s Dog?

Scottish gamekeeper Fraser Kay explains what makes a good beating dog.

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Fraser Kay