Spring training with Justn McGrail

Justin is back on the show to answer listeners question about their dogs. do and don’ts, right and wrong, and especially what not to do with your first bird dog!!! There isn’t a better dog trainer this side of Big Cabin Oklahoma. We dive into some great listener questions, and come up with some solid advise from a trainer that I respect. Justin’s secret is (if there is one) Don’t be in a hurry, dogs like children all progress at different speeds. And much like my foramtive years of Kindergarten thru High School, some dogs only learn so much…. Bringing out the talents of your dog can be more rewarding than training to a level that could be out of reach. Get a pencil and take notes.

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Alex Brittingham and her Goose hunting Jack Russel

Alex Brittingham is a dog trainer from Texas, you might think that is common, but she dialed it up a notch when she decided to train her Jack Russel “Gator” to hunt ducks and geese. This young women is driven to show the world what you can do with a dog, any dog. We have a great conversation about her start and her future in the dog world.

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Wolves in the woods!!!

Jon Keehner earned his PhD. in Carnivore Ecology. We talk about the reintroduction of wolves in the lower 48. My background in wolves came from Google and Grimm’s fairy tales. Jon’s background is just a little bit deeper, ( like comparing a puddle to a lake) we talk about the reality of sharing the landscape with wolves and what it will take to truly to keep them managed. We also talk a little duck hunting, conservation, and hunter perception in the public eye.

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The Small Munsterlande with Kris Hill

Kris Hill is a mainstay of the Small Munsterlaner. 20 years of staying with a (then minority breed) have paid off in spades for her and the breed. We have all heard the term “this dog hunts”  Kris and her pack have gone to the pinnacle of training,testing and hunting. She owns Hunting Hills Kennel,and has dedicated a good portion of her life to the Small Munsterlander.  We catch up on old times, NAVHDA testing and some of our favorite common friends in the dog world

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Hank Shaw/ Pheasant Quail Cottontail

I swear I will start plucking my birds from here on out!!  Hank brings a career of cooking wild game to the pages of his new book. Besides belonging in the kitchen, it feels like it should spend time on the coffee table as well. Check out all of Hanks wild game creations and his book tour. 

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55 years a grouse hunter/Frank Jezioro

Franks book “Fifty-Five years a Grouse Hunter” is possibly the best book I’ve ever read. It comes from a true dog man, and sportsman. We talk about the old days and the present. His travels across the country with his dogs and his passion for the grouse. If we can learn anything from another hunter, we can learn what it takes to be a true sportsman and bird lover, yet still take a few birds for the table.

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hunting with rescue birddogs. with Sam Wiest

Sam Wiest is a long time bird hunter, that opened his heart and mind to hunting with dogs that other people abandoned. His journey is one of true love for the dog. Sam purchased dogs when he started out, but when his wife started helping find homes for dogs that no one wanted, a few bird dogs were thrown into the mix. He has stepped up to the plate and hit some home runs with his adopted companions.

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Pudelpointers with Bob Farris Part 1

Beside being a long time NAVHDA judge, Bob started NAPPA The North American Pudelpointer Alliance. Along with a handful of concerned owners and breeders of one of the truly versatile breeds, they formed a group of like minded breeders that set their own goals and standards. 

The alliance has turned out amazing hunting companions to hunters all across America. The philosopy of NAPPA is one to aspire to. Over the years these dedicated breeders continue to raise the bar on themselves, and the test results speak loud and clear. We also go through many of our favorite times in the NAVHDA organization. and we review his new book ” Breeding&Training Versatile Hunting Dogs-For Hunting and Hunt Tests”

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