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Lessons learned ... and farewell: our long-time "Flush" columnist signs off with some parting words of wisdom. Nov 1, 2016 1229
Down Remington lane: the authors 870 and 1100 were death on Pennsylvania gamebirds. Jul 20, 2016 795
Building blocks: stick to the basics to stay on track. May 20, 2016 1155
Stay in shape: you don't need to join a doggie gym, but keeping pup fit is a necessity. Feb 24, 2016 1264
The secret to steady: keep your dog from running wild with a few hup drills. Dec 1, 2015 1212
What pup needs to know: repetition and consistency are key. Nov 1, 2015 1243
Avoiding short searches: here are a few tips to get your spaniel back in the game. Oct 1, 2015 1242
The light touch: increasing repetition--not heavy-handed punishment--leads to learning. Sep 1, 2015 1274
Don't just hunt birds ... use them to show pup the right way. Aug 1, 2015 1087
Keeping fitness fun: Spaniels love the water, so get them plenty wet this offseason and ready for the retrieves ahead. Jun 1, 2015 1045
The year's greatest gift: optimism arrives in a small package. Mar 1, 2015 1205
Evaluating pup and savoring the hunt: always take time to reflect and reminisce. Dec 1, 2014 1222
Final preparations: the season's on, and so is in-the-field training. Nov 1, 2014 1162
Spaniel standards: try a hunt test and see if your flushing dog is up to snuff. Oct 1, 2014 1102
Flush 'train by the tail': teaching your spaniel the proper way to 'hup.'. Aug 13, 2014 1337
Setting the stage: bird seasons are just around the corner; it's time to get pup ready. Jul 9, 2014 981
Let's train together: finishing your pup is best done by the group. Jun 1, 2014 1407
One man's choice: English cockers are a mischievous bunch, but they they get the job done. Mar 1, 2014 1326
Little brown dogs: full of drive, Boykins are great for doves, ducks and upland birds. Dec 1, 2013 834
Old timers and old dogs: aging field veterans should know their limitations--both man and beast. Oct 30, 2013 1005
Seeing is believing: to appreciate the springer's versatility, sportsmen must hunt over them. Column Oct 1, 2013 904
Igniting the fire: pre-season bird work pays off come hunting season. Sep 1, 2013 1229
Hand signals: here's how to help your partner look good. Aug 1, 2013 1285
Buying bloodlines: pups need work, but it all starts with the breeding. Jun 1, 2013 1112
Hunter's health: physical fitness and a proper diet will keep you afield. Mar 1, 2013 1222
Training is a treat: there's nothing wrong with giving pup a few rewards. Dec 1, 2012 1335
Work hard, play later: interaction is key to getting pup comfortable with strangers. Essay Sep 29, 2012 1252
Chasing shoreline ducks: it's a great way to further enjoy your spaniel's versatility. Aug 29, 2012 1042
There's still time: the season's fast approaching, so get in some last-minute lessons. Jul 20, 2012 1134
Brit gets English spaniels: Mike Gilpin tempers strictness with variety and fun. May 12, 2012 1063
Control your destiny: before you buy a puppy, some self-analysis is in order. Mar 1, 2012 1104
Steady does it: patience is needed to make a truly reliable dog. Dec 1, 2011 1409
For the greater good: a trainer finds a new calling in working with bomb-sniffing dogs. Nov 1, 2011 1226
Justifiable pride: hunting with a steady dog entitles you to bragging rights. Oct 1, 2011 1554
The best of the best: the value of being steady to wing and shot. Sep 1, 2011 1254
Same goals, different paths: taking close notes at a British field trial. Jul 23, 2011 1295
Senior conditioning: exercise and weight control perk up performance. May 26, 2011 1307
Be repetitive, fair & consistent: these three qualities are the key to instilling good habits. Mar 1, 2011 1290
Preparation gets the job done right: start looking for that puppy now. Dec 1, 2010 1161
Guerilla tactics for birds: control makes these tips work. Oct 29, 2010 1102
Big retrieves for big birds: too many early retrieves can bore pup. Sep 21, 2010 1440
Flushing birds is only half the job: retrieving is an essential task, and one for which spaniels are ideally suited. Aug 31, 2010 1407
A gunner's best friend: being pup's pal reduces the learning curve. Jul 29, 2010 1288
Diamonds can be a dog's best friend: drilling is repetitious, so provide pup with fun. May 15, 2010 1359
Take your time and do it right: repetition and moderation are key. Viewpoint essay Mar 1, 2010 1381
Enlarging your year-end review: enjoy the present, but took to the future. Dec 1, 2009 1021
A missing star. Brief article Dec 1, 2009 290
Group training can provide great results ... and perhaps a bit of group therapy, as well! Nov 1, 2009 1549
A stitch in time saves nine: simple caution and a sensible approach will prevent gunshyness. Oct 1, 2009 1312
Making fitness count: both you and your dog should start the season in good shape, so why not work out together? Sep 1, 2009 1372
Field-ready loads. Sep 1, 2009 777
Boot camp gets results; but act like a trainer, not a drill sergeant. Aug 1, 2009 1405
This spaniel owner knows birds ... and he knows his dogs, too. Jun 1, 2009 1085
What not to do with pup: remember, consistency is the key to success. Mar 1, 2009 1038

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