Introducing your dog to water

Introducing your dog to water

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
Start as you mean to go on

Start as you mean to go on

Successful puppy training from day dot.

Author:
Ben Randall
Questions From The Dog Training Paddock

Questions From The Dog Training Paddock

Gundog Journal speaks to three professionals to answer your questions about training your gundog.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Is It Even Shooting Without A Dog?

Is It Even Shooting Without A Dog?

Many game shooters are missing the best bit of shooting because they haven’t got a gundog, as Robin Scott explains.

Author:
Robin Scott
Time to Make a Plan

Time to Make a Plan

At the end of the shooting season, you might be forgiven for thinking that the busiest time of your gundog’s year has passed, says Field Editor Ben Randall, but in reality some of the most important ‘work’ happens during the spring and summer months

Author:
Ben Randall
Beyond Words

Beyond Words

Understanding body language – how to use it and how to read it – is a key principle of successful gundog training. It is crucial that we are able to read our dogs and give thought to how they will read us.

Author:
Will Pocklington
Puppyhood

Puppyhood

Talking to three professionals, we answer your questions about puppyhood.

Author:
Gundog Journal
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
Gundog Training: 7 Tips For A Better Behaved Gundog

Gundog Training: 7 Tips For A Better Behaved Gundog

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 via gundog training methods.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Gundog Training: How To Teach A Dog To Heel

Gundog Training: How To Teach A Dog To Heel

Field Editor Ben Randall shares his advice on training a dog 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