Sporting Dog Performance

Set up your sporting dog for success in the covers, fields and blinds.

CASH, ENGLISH SETTER

OWNER: KEN BARENSTEN

BREEDER: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIRDDOGS

First Season Expectations of Your Sporting Dog

Opening Day is what we wait for all year long. It’s the start of the best time of the year. We gather with family, friends, and most importantly, our dogs. Some of us run covers and fields while others sit in boats and blinds by a pond, lake, or river. No greater joy comes from watching a pup develop in his first season.

Where To Find A Sporting Dog Puppy

By Josh Miller
The quality of available puppies is much higher now than ever before. Puppies from field trial or hunt test lineages, as well as those with strong hunting genetics, are easily sourced. The increased popularity is not limited to pointers, flushers, and retrievers. Versatile breeds are gaining in acceptance.

MORE RESOURCES ON SPORTING DOG PERFORMANCE

  • So You Missed Summer Training for Your Upland Dog

    Fall upland seasons have a way of sneaking up on us, so what do you do when you look at the calendar, it’s 10 days until the season opener, and you haven’t had time to work with your dog during the off season? Don’t despair—all is not lost.

  • So You Missed Summer Training for Your Waterfowl Dog

    As waterfowl season approaches, many hunters start the annual ritual of making sure their equipment is in order, buying a license, scouting for new spots, and practicing their shooting at the range. Often overlooked, however, is making sure their dogs are prepared for the field.

  • What To Consider When Selecting A Sporting Dog Puppy

    By Josh Miller
    A lot more should go into selecting a new sporting dog puppy than simply responding to an advertisement. Defining your wants and needs, doing research, and being patient are also critical.

  • Maintaining Sporting Dog Performance in Extreme Conditions

    Environmental factors like extreme heat, humidity, cold, tough terrain, and elevation can significantly impact a canine athlete’s performance. That’s why it’s important to prepare your sporting dog for the early season heat waves just as you do the late winter blizzards.

FROM THE BLOG - TEAM EUKANUBA™ POSTS ON PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE

Simple Tips to Bring out the Most in your Sporting Dog

With so many different training programs, it’s important for owners and handlers to find a method that works for them and their dogs.

Al Arthur  |   Sandhill Kennels
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PERFORMANCE

How to Improve Your Sporting Dog’s Focus

Just as people lose focus, dogs can as well. The good thing about lack of focus is that it can be corrected by training.

Brad Arington  |   Mossy Pond Retrievers
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PERFORMANCE

Ways to Keep Your Lab Fit and Trim

I’ve currently got 32 dogs in my kennel, and that means I need to be efficient when I feed them. Here are a few pointers based on over 30 years of training experience on keeping your lab fit and trim.

Al Arthur  |   Sandhill Kennels
Blogs
PERFORMANCE

Simple Tips to Bring out the Most in your Sporting Dog

With so many different training programs, it’s important for owners and handlers to find a method that works for them and their dogs.

Al Arthur  |   Sandhill Kennels
Blogs
PERFORMANCE

How to Improve Your Sporting Dog’s Focus

Just as people lose focus, dogs can as well. The good thing about lack of focus is that it can be corrected by training.

Brad Arington  |   Mossy Pond Retrievers
Blogs
PERFORMANCE

Ways to Keep Your Lab Fit and Trim

I’ve currently got 32 dogs in my kennel, and that means I need to be efficient when I feed them. Here are a few pointers based on over 30 years of training experience on keeping your lab fit and trim.

Al Arthur  |   Sandhill Kennels