One of the great advantages of gps for pointing dogs is the ability to locate all dogs on the ground as you are walking in on a point. Knowing the location of every dog before you shoot on a covey rise is a great way to make sure an unfortunate accident doesn’t happen. There are many dangers in the life of a pointing dog. Accidental shootings are one of the most horrible. It’s not that uncommon that we have dogs on point but not every dog on the ground is involved. As we approach the dog on point, we are able to locate every dog using … [Read more...] about Dog locations as you go in on a point
I had an opportunity to quail hunt on a rare property in Mississippi today. We don’t have many places in the state that are actively working to have huntable numbers of wild quail. It’s expensive, demanding work, with no end in sight. Everything is against you and success can be fleeting. And like many of my opportunities , it’s really my dogs that get the invitation. Much like quail, bird dogs (with wild bird experience) are also rare in this part of the world. I’m just their driver. I don’t mind holding that position. Again, it’s a … [Read more...] about Charge Your Gear Every Night
What is a nice way to ask if your collar is turned on? We are in the customer service business. We spend a good bit of our time helping folks pick the right products and troubleshooting product issues. It takes a certain level of patience and skill. Our staff is good at it. I ran that particular department for years. I have no idea the number of calls and issues I’ve helped folks solve. It’s a bunch. One of the most common problems we would run into was a customer calling in and having an issue with a remote training collar not … [Read more...] about What Color is the Blinking Light on the Collar?
I usually run two dogs at a time. I like big running, independent bird dogs. That can be a problem when the bird numbers are low and they have to stretch out to find them. You can have dogs hundreds of yards away going in the opposite direction. GPS collars have changed the way we hunt. Most of the change is good. My dogs don’t really get “lost.” Sure they can be a long way out, but you know where they are the majority of the time. You also get pretty confident that you can find them no matter how far they run. It’s just a matter of getting … [Read more...] about Some behaviors of a “lost” dog and that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach when a dog that’s lost “goes on point”
While I tend to think of our boots as foot protection for hunting dogs, there are plenty of reasons to use boots in both the off-season and for city dogs that don’t hunt. There are plenty of dangers that exist for dogs that get their exercise on the streets. There is no reason you should have to worry about your dog getting injured while you are taking them on a walk. During the heat of the year, the most dangerous thing for dogs walking on paved streets is the temperature of the concrete and asphalt. In direct sunlight, asphalt can quickly … [Read more...] about City Dog Boots and the Off Road Summer Options
Good dog houses are an important part of protecting your dog from the weather. It’s a long term investment. You will need spend some money to get ones that will holdup to the damage that some dogs inflict on their homes. Here are the two that I use right now. Impact Dog Condo The Impact Dog Condo is the best dog house I have ever owned. It’s also the most expensive. The design is very similar of the K9 Kondo Dog Dens that are no longer being made. The aluminum construction has held up well for me even with my most destructive … [Read more...] about Dog Houses that I Use in My Kennels