Ben Busby, Author at Great Days Outdoors
Ways to Keep Your Hunting Dogs Safe in the Winter

Ways to Keep Your Hunting Dogs Safe in the Winter

Hypothermia, like heat exhaustion, can be very difficult to detect in your dog.   As winter approaches, it’s time to consider some of the hazards that hunting dogs may encounter this winter. Below are five different ways to keep your hunting dogs safe in the...
Is Your Dog Ready for an E-Collar?

Is Your Dog Ready for an E-Collar?

After a dog’s basic teaching phase, the e-collar can be used to reinforce your commands. Today’s electronic collars are excellent tools for training dogs in the off-season and keeping them in control during hunting season. E-collars are only a tool. They are as...
Introducing Dogs to Gunfire

Introducing Dogs to Gunfire

The proper way to introduce a dog to the sound of a gun. There are many ways to acclimate young gun dogs to loud noises. Many owners start with having metal cans and metal dishes for puppies to play with while getting the pups accustomed to the constant clanging so...
To Train or Not to Train

To Train or Not to Train

What is my Dogs Primary Purpose? In training a novice pointer, we are training obedience rather than how to hunt. Every spring finds most of us bird dog owners asking ourselves, “What do I do next?” We are consumed by thoughts of training our upland bird dogs. A great...