How to Introduce Your Vizsla Puppy to Birds


All Vizslas are born with the inherent instinct to point and stalk their prey. This will be evident in a puppy with strong birding instincts as he will have a good nose, style and natural retrieving skills at a young age. While many people will be anxious to get their puppy out in the field, […]

TRAINING YOUR HUNTING DOG by James B. Spencer


From Hup! Training Flushing Spaniels the American Way When your spaniel is doing well with flyer pigeons, start gradually introducing larger birds. From the pigeon, move up to a chukar, then hen pheasants, then rooster pheasants. Introduce dead ones first to see if they are comfortable retrieving them before introducing live birds. Then plant some […]

Introducing Your Spaniel or Retriever to Water


If the weather and water temperatures are not too cold, you can introduce your young Spaniel or Retriever to water. While this seems like it may be a natural thing, a safe and slow introduction will ensure that your hunting dog will have a positive experience with water and swimming and will be a willing […]