Related Retriever Training Tone of Voice Retriever Trainer Mike Stewart explains the importance of tone of voice and body position when communicating with your dog Aging Gracefully Special care should be taken as your retriever nears the end of his waterfowling career Ten Performance Tips for Retrievers Follow this expert advice to help your duck dog reach its full potential in the field Goose Dogs Prepare your retriever for the special challenges of goose hunting Retriever's first hunt Retriever trainer Mike Stewart discusses how to prepare your dog for his first hunt Duck Blind Etiquette All retrievers must learn the ins and outs of hunting in close quarters Six Essential Commands for Retrievers Proper communication is the key to all retriever training Keeping Retrievers at a Healthy Weight Helps Prevent Joint Disease Retriever Training A complete listing of our retriever training articles Field Care for Retrievers Prevention and preparation are the keys to keeping your duck dog healthy and safe in the great outdoors Purina: Summer Nutrition for Retrievers Purina Pro Plan Cross-Training Your Retriever Mix up your duck dog's workout regimen to keep him in top form year-round Mastering the Blind Retrieve The ability to fetch "unseens" is the hallmark of a finished duck dog Retrievers: The Bottom Line The cost of owning a retriever can be great, but then so can the rewards Reducing Stress to Optimize Performance in the Field for Retrievers Good Manners Helpful tips on how to raise a well-behaved retriever Watch for signs of limber tail after a hard day in the marshes Field Notes: Hiding Your Dog Field Notes Field Notes: Duck Dog: Preventing a Creeper Field Notes Super Sniffers Retrievers rely heavily on their acute sense of smell to find birds in dense cover Hunting Retrievers Benefit from Healthy Hydration Performance Dog Foods Give Retrievers Energy for Waterfowling Waterfowling is a high-energy sport – especially for retrievers Retrievers: The First Six Months This formative period is often the most crucial time in a retriever's life Treating your dog's pads Retriever training tips from Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels Field Notes: Dog Blinds Field Notes: Decoy Spreads and Retrievers Retriever Training Tip: Early versus late feedings Wildrose Kennels Nutrition Essentials 9 Essentials for Traveling with Your Retriever Pack these items when planning a hunting trip with your dog Retriever Training Tip: Nutrition Essentials Off to a Good Start 5 Tips to introduce a young retriever to waterfowling basics Introducing Your Dog to Water Retriever Training: Indoor or Outdoor Dogs Does it matter Retriever Rehab Restore an older dog to top retrieving form Pure Goldens Golden retrievers have a long history as splendid gun dogs Retriever Training: Pigeons on a String Retriever Training Tip: Maneuvering Decoys Preventing Hard Mouth Advance preparation is the best way to keep your retriever from mangling birds Retriever Training: Shed hunting Retriever Training: Using a lead in the blind With Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels and Deke the DU Dog Retriever Training: The Block Mike Stewart, Wildrose Kennels Retriever Training: Finding birds deep in the woods Retrievers: Remote Control The ability to direct your retriever with hand signals is invaluable in the field Retriever Training: Protect your dog's joints Retriever Training: Getting your dog to focus Retriever Training: Look to the sky Retriever Training: Steadiness on a Stick Retrievers: The All-American Chessie The Chesapeake Bay retriever is among a handful of sporting dogs made in the USA Retriever Training: Far-Bank Retrieves Retriever Training: Maneuver Your Retriever through Decoys Introduce your dog to decoys before the first hunt Retriever Training: Deke versus the Heat Tips for keeping your dog cool this summer Retriever Training Tip: Inside, Off Season with Deke Reinforce retrieving indoors in the spring and summer Retrievers: Hazards Afield Retrievers may confront any number of potentially dangerous situations Retriever Training: Working an Elevated Stand Train your retriever to work from this position Retriever Training: Facing Distractions Tips to keep your retriever focused Retriever Training: Working a Lower Stand Retriever Gear: Canine First Aid Kit Be prepared for retriever injuries Retriever Training: Steadiness Mike Stewart with Deke, the DU Dog Preseason Retriever Conditioning Tips It's up to you to get your retriever into shape Introduction to Dog Blinds Keep your dog hidden Video Tip: Training in the Heat Summer retriever training tips with Deke, the DU dog Retrievers: Healthy Choices Developing a sensible routine will help keep your retriever in top condition Retrievers: All in Good Time Timing is everything in retriever training Photo Essay: Retrievers A photographic tribute to our favorite hunting companions Picking the Right Retriever Consider these helpful hints before selecting your next duck dog Dangers of Dogs and Ice Icy conditions can be trecherous for your retriever Fetching Divers on Big Water Have your retriever prepared for the long-retrieves diving ducks tend to offer Kennel Training a Retriever Get a crate! Patch Up Your Pooch Canine first aid tips for the field 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. Air Travel With Your Retriever What to know before you leave for the airport Dual-Purpose Dogs With a little preparation, your retriever can perform well in the uplands, too Building a Dog Kennel Plan and build the right kennel 7 Retriever Training Secrets Achieve peak performance from your retriever Retriever Training Video Tips Starring Deke the DU Dog and Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels River Dogs A river dog is a canine companion for adventure Summer Drills for Retrievers These training exercises will help you get your dog ready for hunting season Overcoming a Fear of Gunfire Gun-shyness is best avoided through common-sense training Duck Dogs and Doves Warm weather requires handlers to use common sense when dove hunting with their retrievers. Retriever Olympics Field trials and hunt tests have much to offer waterfowlers and their dogs Breaking Bad Behavior What to do if your retriever won’t stop whining or can’t sit still Top Dogs Gundog authorities explore the qualities that define greatness in a retriever Toughest Retrieves Prepare your dog for waterfowl hunting’s most challenging retrieves All in a Day's Work A dog's drive can be measured only by performance Retriever Obedience & Steadiness Drills Simple drills will help keep your dog safe and inconspicuous during a hunt Four Common Problems and Solutions in Dog Training Canine Encounters of the Wrong Kind What to do if your dog gets sprayed, quilled or bitten Adding Polish and Style Instilling confidence in your dog during training will result in top performance in the field. The Essential Golden Retriever Whether in the duck blind, field-trialing, or competing in hunt tests, this breed is more than capable of holding its own Better Blind Retrieves One trainer insists that straight lines are essential March 2016 Gear Guide Retriever Training Gear Drake the DU Dog: A First in Conservation and Waterfowling Ducks Unlimited K9 Club Make Your Dog Part of the DU Family!