To be a versatile hunting partner, a gun dog must know how to handle situations when multiple birds fall. Full Throttle Kennels’ Jessie Richards explains pre-season drills you can use to improve your dog’s ability to mark several birds and deliver them to hand.

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Hey, Hey, Hey! Get It!

Now that your puppy has been socialized and has a start on basic manners, it's time to start retrieving. There are a few key steps to successfully...

Importance of Pedigree

JESSIE RICHARDS is a full-time trainer focusing on Labrador retrievers. She can be reached at www. fullthrottlekennel.com or on Facebook at Full...

Proper Etiquette

Before your dog is ready to go out hunting with a group, you'll want to make sure it has proper etiquette. This might not be something you find out...

Jumpstarting Your Retriever’s Training

Depending on your view of retriever training, you could say the process hasn't changed much since the days when Canadian waterfowlers trained now...

Gun Dog Training: Steadiness Drill

The key to a good duck dog is steadiness, and steadiness doesn’t just happen. Full Throttle Kennels’ Jessie Richards explains pre-season drills you...

Picking a Puppy

Close your eyes and grab one! That's one method of picking a puppy. But not necessarily the one that I'd recommend. The first thing I like to do...

A Proper Introduction to Water

Whether you're working with a 10-week-old puppy or a 3-year-old dog, it's important to introduce your dog to water the right way. You'll want to...

Conditioning: A Year-Round Concern

Keeping your dog conditioned is a year-round task. While it is important to get your dog into top condition prior to the hunting season, it is...

The Puppy Is in the House!

I am a strong believer in raising puppies in the house to help teach proper socialization, house breaking and manners. Retrievers in general are...

Gun Dog Training: Multiple Marks

To be a versatile hunting partner, a gun dog must know how to handle situations when multiple birds fall. Full Throttle Kennels’ Jessie Richards...

Jessie Richards owns and operates Full Throttle Kennel, in Campbellsport, Wisconsin. She specializes in training all breeds of retrievers for hunting and AKC hunt tests, as well as guides upland hunters and takes time in October for waterfowl hunting in Saskatchewan.