Dogs

Teach your dog hand signals

by Al Davy | August 12, 2021

They couldn’t see each other, but I could see them — the skunk and my bird dog — on a collision course on opposite sides of a little rise.

Ask a CO: Can you train a dog by flushing game during a closed season?

by Editorial Staff | July 29, 2021

Ask a CO takes Ontario OUT of DOORS readers’ questions and utilizes the knowledge of Conservation Officers to find the answers.

Considering kennel or couch for your gun dog

by Tom Goldsmith | July 9, 2021

There was a time in our collective recent history when the term “house dog” was common.

Examining the costs of gun-dog ownership

by Tom Goldsmith | March 15, 2021

Thinking about buying a gun dog? Tom Goldsmith shares the hard financial truths you will face as you develop your dream dog.

illustration man with dog encounters a bear

Avoiding bear encounters

by Tom Goldsmith | January 26, 2021

Ironically, many people mistakenly believe that as long as they’re accompanied by a dog, their risk of an encounter is lessened.

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Hunter orange protects dogs, too

by Tom Goldsmith | September 14, 2020

Wearing hunter orange in the field is required by law to keep humans safe in the woods, but what about our dogs?

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Ask a CO: What can we do about these dogs?

by Editorial Staff | January 16, 2020

A Conservation Officer explains how hunting dogs must remain under the hunter’s control and the rules regarding dogs on private property.

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How to use collars to train your canine

by Tom Goldsmith | January 16, 2019

Properly used, collars support good training. Collars are often overlooked as training equipment, which is a mistake…

garmin gun dog

Garmin enters Canadian gun dog market

by Tom Goldsmith | January 15, 2019

Garmin International Inc. has finally introduced a legal GPS tracking device option for Canadian hound and pointing dog enthusiasts…