Trevor Hubbs joins me to talk recruitment. No not,"you" joining the Military, the Military joining you in the fields, woods and lakes of this country that they protect, even after they fight a war!!
Rachel Willard decided to jump into the dog world with both feet! her husband Andrew became her cheering section. It all paid off for the opening season in Montana. So much so, that they just got another pup to add to the family.
Last trip to ND, I kept the recorder on the picnic table. That way those short stories that never make an episode can be saved. This is what we all do and wish we could do again, or forget....
We did this around the kitchen table, while we were on the great plains in search of Sharptails.
Congrats to you if your score is higher than Trents???
Greg Blair from Purina joins me in Wisconsin to talk about all the different venues there are for bird dog lovers like us! This was the day that I ran Tagus in his NA test. Greg got to watch us in the field and water portions then we took a break and chatted about how all the styles of testing and trialing come together.
Our second episode of HDP Trivia. Play along and see if you beat the pros. Chances are you can!!
I invited Justin McGrail back to the microphone to help with some of your training questions and issues. You will want to listen though this one a couple of times!!
Justin, is without question, one of only a small handfull of trainer that focuses on training dogs to handle wild birds in wild places. His methods are proven and backed up with 30 plus years of helping you get the most out of your dog.
Nick Green from MUCC (Michigan United Conservation Club) joins me to talk policy, advocacy, the possible expansion of Fort Grayling and what we can and should be doing. And of course updates on our dogs!!!
It's been a few years since Todd was on the show. I always learn a few new tricks when I talk with him. We talk about everything from when to start training, to when to stop, (the answer is never!) Molding a pup early is a key factor. The proof comes in the hunting season.
Land Tawney joins me to catch up on the latest news.
From losing conservation dollars to losing 50 million acres of grass. But, its not all doom and gloom. We can do something about,and as hunters we do have a VOICE so use yours!!!!
This is the first installment of HDP Trivia. Once a month (maybe more down the road) I will replay these trivia nights for all you to test your knowledge. And who knows, maybe one day you will be on the show!!
James and Luke Jubran started Smile Outdoors. it is a series of books aimed towards kids reading about the wild world we love. Lets be honest ( I helped raise three kidos) getting kids into the outdoors can be at a minimum, complicated. So how about reading to to them, and teaching them the alphabet, using books written and designed by hunters. It's like imprinting a love of the natural world to them without a backpack or car seat!
Paul and Chad from Brays Island Plantation, joined me last winter to describe what it takes to build a paradise for upland hunters. A little history, a little tour and a lot of desire on my part to return.
Brett Walton hunted in between morning and evening milking on his Grandfathers dairy farm. Now he hunts between Thursday and Monday in the great state of Kansas. Building Walton's Inc. wasn't easy, but with great family and employees, anything can be accomplished.
Kevin Guillen from Wilderness Athlete and K9 Athlete joins me to talk about the products they produce that can give both us and our dogs the edge they need to preform. Get your dog ready for this coming season.
Camille Rice and Claire Tricky join us to talk about Breeders and the support that they give to first time owner/handlers.
Cam is a decades long and renowned breeder of Weimaraners, and Claire is a brand spickity new owner of a talented young pup.
We get to hear from both of them and their experiences. If all breeders helped new owners like Camille and all new pup owners followed up with training like Claire, the dog world would be all the better!!
Tana Kradolfer of True Grit Britt's joins us to talk American Brittanys and why she has picked this breed to hunt over for a lifetime. Tana is a dedicated breeder, trainer, mentor and hunter. The American Brittany truly has GRIT! And so does Tana.
There is so much good advise in this episode, that you will listen to it TWICE!! Justin, Ben and myself did a webinar for ONX Elite members. Get your pad and pencil out and take notes. Major things to avoid in your pups first year should be turned into a book.
Hi everybody, Ron's daughter Jessi here throwing you back to a past Q&A episode with Justin McGrail. Do you want more episodes like this? Be sure to let us know!
Hey everybody, Ron's daughter Jessi here hosting some throw back episodes while he is in Alaska! We're going back to last year around this time when my dad told the story of Memorial Day 2004. Cheers and please take a moment with us to pause and remember the heroes and their families this Memorial Day Weekend.
Adam Thomas joins us to talk about his new venture. That will translate to an ADVENTURE that you and your dog will not forget. Sharptail Ridge is a one of a kind dog and hunter service. Save driving time to the West or simply stay and hunt one of the most beautiful parts of the lower 48 states. Listen up and plan your next adventure!!
Matt Rinella started a podcast to voice his opinions on a problem that many of us experience, but not many talk about. Matt started Hunt Quietly to be a voice, and to give a voice to those who think its getting harder to find hunting spots. But that's not all he is concerned about. Listen to an opinion that you may, or may not agree with!
Dr Sarah Love is a Sports medicine Veterinarian. We talk about all the things we (you and I) don't do with our K9 athletes. Warm-ups cool-downs and stretching. That's right! maybe we could develop a simple per hunt routine that could help get a little more out of the creatures that we ask so much of!
We also talk about the onset and maintenance of Osteoarthritis, and what we can do about it.
My friend Jill was in the Valley this week. We took our dogs on a walk and swim and the conversation that developed was worthy of hitting the record button. Jill spends half of her year traveling to learn from some of the best trainers in the country. Then she applies it to her string of bird dogs while she guides hunts at otter Creek Farm and Distillery in Georgia. Just a great conversation that only dog people can enjoy!
It took some selective breeding about 60 years ago, but they got what they were looking for in Hungary. We just wrapped up a weekend in Wisconsin, learning some training methods that were new to me. But in the end, there are many roads that lead to success.