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Retriever Rehab

Expert tips on how to restore an older dog to top retrieving form

Expert advice on how you can get your older retriever back in top form in time for hunting season.

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Photo Essay: Retrievers
A photographic tribute to our favorite hunting companions



5 Key Points for Training Your Retriever
Robert Milner explains training fundamentals



Prepare Your Retriever for Duck Hunting
Think ahead and expose your dog to normal hunting conditions



10 Pitfalls in Retriever Training
Top pitfalls trainers face and how to correct them



Summer Drills for Retrievers
These training exercises will help you get your dog ready for hunting season



Puppy Selection Tips
How to select the best pup from a litter



Delivery to Hand
Develop a gundog that always delivers undamaged birds to hand



Retriever Training: What Not to Do
11 things to avoid during training



Marking Enhancement
Among the most valued skills of a retriever is his ability to effectively mark fallen game






10 Tips to Prepare Your Dog Hunting Season
A brief refresher course to keep your dog ready for action



March 2013 Gear Guide
Retriever Training Gear



Retriever Training Plan
Make a plan and constantly evaluate



Balance in Training
Successful training methodology involves balance in its structure.






Picture Perfect
Stunning images from the winners of our 2nd annual Ducks Unlimited magazine photo contest



2011 Honorable Mention Retriever Entries
Photos from the 2011 Photo Contest



A Lesson in Limber Tail
Many dog handlers and even veterinarians have never heard of limber tail. Read on to learn how to recognize, treat and prevent this painful tail injury affecting many sporting dogs.



Steadying the Retriever
Steadiness is fundamental to the success of training



4 Fundamentals of Blind Retrieves
Successful blinds are mutual victories for both the dog and the handler


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