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 can use to make sure your hunting partner is rock-solid come fall.

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Helping Your Retriever Go the Distance

Training your dog for success on long retrieves includes many aspects, the most obvious being that you need to practice marks that are farther than...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Importance of Crate Training

There are several benefits that can come from crate training a dog, especially if you begin right away when it's a puppy. It's important to start...

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.