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Retriever Training Tip: Early versus late feedings

Wildrose Kennels Nutrition Essentials: Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels explains whether it's best to feed your retriever before or after hunt.

Retriever Training Tip: Nutrition Essentials

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels discusses the nutrition essentials for an active gun dog. Proper nutrition for your hunting dog can impact performance in the field.

Retriever Training: Indoor or Outdoor Dogs

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels explains whether or not an indoor or outdoor retriever makes a difference in regards to retrieving abilities.

Drake the DU Dog: A First in Conservation and Waterfowling

More than two-thirds of Ducks Unlimited members own dogs, but as the organization's official mascot for 13 years, Drake belonged to every DU member. Along with his owner and trainer, Mike Stewart, Drake regularly appeared on Ducks Unlimited Television (DU TV) and ducks.org. Stewart and Drake traveled widely, hunting waterfowl across the United States and Canada and attending numerous DU national conventions, outdoor festivals and other events.

Retriever Training: Using a lead in the blind

With Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels and Deke the DU Dog

Retriever Training: Maneuver Your Retriever through Decoys

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels provides tips for maneuvering decoys.

Dangers of Dogs and Ice

Having your retriever prepared for icy hunting conditions will help you and your dog avoid the dangers of ice.

Retriever Training Video Tips

Mike Stewart, owner of Wildrose Kennels in Oxford, Mississippi, demonstrates retriever training tips in this video series starring Deke the DU Dog.

River Dogs

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels outlines advice for developing and training your river-hunting retriever.

Deke the DU Dog's First Retrieve

Deke the DU Dog's first retrieve at Wildrose Kennels is documented as a part of DU history.

New DU Dog Has a Name!

Offiicial announcement of the new DU dog's name: Deke, chosen from 3,500 submissions.

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