Bird Dogs Afield host Paul Fuller is the gun dog columnist for Northwoods Sporting Journal. The Journal has granted permission to re-print Paul’s articles. Thank you Northwoods Sporting Journal.
A reader's email asks about pointing dog relocation and shooting grouse.
Tips on how to use a pointing dog on Ruffed Grouse.
Tips on how to locate good grouse coverts by studying habitat.
Pups are exactly that…puppies. They’ll make mistakes. Paul provides tips for handling the first-year pup during hunting season.
Paul offers tips on preparing both the hunter and the dog for the upcoming bird season.
Paul reviews the statistics provided by The Loyal Order of Dedicated Grouse Hunters to help determine the best Ruffed grouse states.
A visit to a North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association training day. Paul watched the three exercises to which dogs were exposed. They included search pattern, tracking and water retrieving.
Paul receives an email from a young man about to get his first bird dog. Justin gets tips on how to select his pup and how to begin the training process.
Paul outlines his basic guidelines for training a pointing dog.
Don’t have time to train a pointing dog? Then simply buy a brag dog from a professional trainer.
Tips on picking a puppy.
Paul covers the importance of improving your woodcock coverts, answers emails and discusses the forced retrieve.
2008 Articles and Guest Writer Article
Tips on picking a breed, pointer vs. setter and “Are grouse numbers down?”
Dog behavioral expert Stephen Rafe answers questions about dog training; Paul reports on a grouse hunting trip to Ontario, Canada and the fist week of bird season in Maine.
Paul explains the importance of feeding your dog a high fat/protein diet prior to, and during, the hunting season.
Following up on the August column, Paul provides instructions on how to finish your dog and be the envy of your bird hunting friends.
Paul explains why he feels pointing dog owners should finish their dog.
Stephen Rafe, one of the most accomplished dog training behavior specialists in North America agreed to provide an occassional guest article on dog behavior. This article is titled
Does Your Dog Fear Thunder? This subject fits the season perfectly. You can reach Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org.