Big game, small game, upland, or waterfowl, Ontario OUT of DOORS brings you the latest tips and tricks.

10 mistakes to avoid when training your pup

by Al Davy | July 11, 2023

Avoid these common pitfalls if you plan to train an effective hunting partner, and have a well-behaved dog at home. 

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Dog train-and-trial areas proposed

by Steve Galea | May 12, 2023

A proposal to potentially allow new dog train-and-trial areas is open for comment on the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) until May 18.

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SportDOG SportTrainer 875

by Steve Galea | October 12, 2022

The SportDOG SportTrainer 875 is an electronic remote trainer, meant to reinforce traditional dog-training efforts.

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Introducing young dogs to water

by Al Davy | June 7, 2022

Help your retriever discover the joy of swimming without force and they will begin to churn water like a paddle wheeler to fetch your ducks.

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Enjoying dogs of questionable lineage

by Tom Goldsmith | February 15, 2022

It’s impossible to ignore that many dogs of questionable lineage not only provide game for the table, but make great sport of it to boot.

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.