The Season Diet: Feeding our Gun Dog During Hunting Season

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This article was originally published in the November 2015 issue of The Iowa Sportsman magazine.

In most cases, our dogs are most active during the months of our respective hunting seasons.  Even dogs that train regularly during the offseason can be more active during the hunting months because they are guide dogs, or simply hunt hard a few days per week resulting in more calories burnt and more wear and tear on the body.

For maximum performance, as well as a speedy ...

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5 Most Important Obedience Commands for Upland or Waterfowl

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A version of this article was originally published by Ryan Eder on UplandGundog.com in October of 2014.

The best part of the year for the avid bird hunter is when hunting season is just around the corner. If you’re a waterfowl hunter, chances are you have some kind of early season in September for teal or goose. If you’re an upland hunter, you’re just one or two months from chasing roosters in the field. Either way, as bird dog owners we’ve hopefully been ...

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Feeding Working Stock Dogs

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Fuel for Working Kelpies

This is a pretty cool video of some stock dogs fueled by Kinetic at work in the field. These dogs burn a lot of energy and definitely benefit from a high energy, high performance diet.

Thanks to our friends from the Lazy Y Cattle Company in southwest Nebraska for the video. We love to see working dogs doing what they were born to do!

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Our Top 5 Tips in Training the Dog You Want

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Great Dogs are Both Born and Made

A great household and hunting companion can provide both you and the dog with years of fun and a relationship that’s better than you have with most people. Just like any great relationship, though, it doesn’t happen without a bit of work. Even the best dog in the world needs to be matched up with the right owner and the right methods to reach his full potential. If you’re willing to put in the ...

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