Game Recovery Dogs…not as difficult as you might think?
Over the years, I’ve written a pretty good number of articles on “developing deer dogs.” More specifically, a dog that helps in pursuit of big game and more often than not, that big game is the whitetail deer. So, what is a “deer dog”? This used to be a pretty common question, although in recent years the understanding is seemingly growing as much as the popularity. Continue Reading
Raising dogs…slowing down speeds things up
By: Jeremy Moore
As a professional dog trainer, I’ve been able to work with various breeds of a large number of dogs over the years, ranging from 7 week-old puppies to dogs as old as 10 years or more. I strongly believe that one of the only ways to get better at anything, whether you’re talking dog training specifically or life in general, is to put in the work. And more times than not, the whole “work” part is where things start to get hard! Thankfully, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to put that work in when it comes to the dogs. And, consequently, I know I have gotten a lot better as the years passed. As I have personally improved, the dogs have mirrored that improvement as well. Today, I can say with strong confidence that when I have a chance to work with a puppy or dog, I will be a positive influence on them and my hope is they are better off because of it as well. Continue Reading
Gun shy dogs. Can it be fixed?
Can a dog that is “gun shy” be fixed? I can tell you that answer solely depends on the dog. I have had dogs come in because of being gun shy and the owners asking me for help on fixing the problem. Continue Reading
How Does your Dog Retrieve a Bird?
By: Jesse Dieckmen
First of all, I should explain myself a little better by starting with, “What are the different types of mouth a dog may have?” The type of mouth plays a big part in how or if your dog carries the bird back to you on the retrieve and the delivery into hand. The different types of mouth can be broken down in to four categories. The four distinctions are “soft mouth, hard mouth, sticky mouth, and freezing.” A perfectly good retrieve is when a dog grabs a hold of the bird in the middle and with a good firm grip brings the bird back in a condition that is fit for the table. Continue Reading
Cool Duck Blind – User Submission
Nick Hall hunted ducks out of this luxurious blind in Louisiana this past January
Nick Hall, friend of MorningMoss.com, had a successful hunt in Opelousas, Louisiana this past January. Continue Reading
Puddle Jump Ducks Without a Dog
Puddle Jumping ducks and waterfowl is a fun way to hunt without a dog and get exercise
Duck hunting is one of the most fun activities of the fall, but for those who don’t have dogs or are bored in the mid-day hours, there is a way to hunt and get some exercise. Continue Reading
Prevent Heat Stress in a Hunting Dog
How to Recognize Heat Stress in Your Hunting Dog
Photo courtesy of pheasantblog.org
There are plenty of hunting dog accessories on the market today for cold weather. Boots, leggings, vests and warmers are all used to keep your hunting buddy safe, but the cold is really the least of your dog’s worries. Continue Reading