How to prepare your dog for the partridge season

How to prepare your dog for the partridge season

Whether it's you and your dog's first day in the field or you are a picking-up veteran, here's five ways to prepare for the partridge season.

Author:
Allie Hogsbjerg
Picking up, a Gun's view

Picking up, a Gun's view

Poor picking-up practice can be the difference between a good, a bad and an ugly day’s shooting, says Nigel Birt-Llewellin.

Author:
Nigel Birt-Llewellin
The seven sins of gundog training

The seven sins of gundog training

It’s rare to make it through the shooting season without encountering at least a few poorly behaved gundogs, but some bad habits crop up more than others. Field Editor Ben Randall considers the most common issues and how to prevent or resolve them.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Training a gundog to walk to heel

Training a gundog to walk to heel

Field Editor Ben Randall offers his advice on how to train your dog to walk to heel.

Author:
Ben Randall
How to impress field trial judges

How to impress field trial judges

The difference between silverware and an early finish in a field trial can be in the detail, says Field Editor Ben Randall, who highlights some of the key things field trial judges look for.

Author:
Gundog Journal
A peg dog to be proud of

A peg dog to be proud of

Field Editor Ben Randall advises on how best to shape a companion that will enhance rather than hamper a day’s shooting.

Author:
Ben Randall
Breeding Masterclass

Breeding Masterclass

We ask four expert handlers and trainers – Richard MacNicol, Jayne Coley, Dom Goutorbe and Field Editor Ben Randall – for their advice on breeding gundogs.

Author:
Gundog Journal
The new recruit

The new recruit

A bundle of energy, inquisitiveness and hope. Lock away your slippers and stock up on kitchen roll, the young pup has arrived.

Author:
Will Pocklington
Picking-up on a grouse moor

Picking-up on a grouse moor

Expert advice for those who will be working a dog on the moors for the first time this season.

Author:
Jayne Coley
The rise of the Aga dog

The rise of the Aga dog

Field Editor Ben Randall considers the increasing demand for gundogs which double as family pets.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Training a young labrador retriever – part 2

Training a young labrador retriever – part 2

Jayne Coley offers some valuable tips for the shooting enthusiast who is training a young dog.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Leave the gun at home

Leave the gun at home

How to avoid heartbreak when introducing your dog to the shooting field.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Training a young labrador retriever – part 1

Training a young labrador retriever – part 1

Gundog expert Jayne Coley summarises the early training routine that she followed with her own young labrador, Trade.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Steadiness training

Steadiness training

It is in a dog's nature to push the boundaries every now and then, says Fieldfare. So it's necessary to ensure that their steadiness is maintained.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Five common gundog training mistakes – Part 2

Five common gundog training mistakes – Part 2

Five more common gundog training mistakes and how we should aim to avoid them.

Author:
Ben Randall
Five common gundog training mistakes – Part 1

Five common gundog training mistakes – Part 1

Highlighting the five most common gundog training mistakes and how to avoid them.

Author:
Ben Randall
Keeping older dogs listening

Keeping older dogs listening

For an older dog to continue to pay attention and act on our commands, we must continue to make time for them, too.

Author:
Fieldfare
Finding the perfect pup

Finding the perfect pup

Advice on choosing the right gundog puppy for you.

Author:
Ben Randall