ST. PAUL, Minn. -(Ammoland.com)- Each spring, thousands of first-time bird dog owners pick up new pups, with sights set on a lifetime of memories afield.
Enter Pheasants Forever’s inaugural Bird Dog Boot Camp presented by Purina Pro Plan and SportDOG Brand, a digital content series chronicling a new dog owner and her pup, from the early steps in the training process through opening day of pheasant hunting season.
Pheasants Forever’s Rachel Hoveland is the nonprofit organization’s data analyst and an avid sporting shot, upland hunter and waterfowler.
She and her husband, Matt, are the proud owners of “Luke,” a Duetsch Drahthaar pup. Having just turned 5-months-old, “Luke” has all the makings of a great bird dog.
The Bird Dog Boot Camp will start off with a thorough introduction of Rachel and Luke before delving into a summer and early fall of feature blog posts, photos and how-to videos including:
- Identifying a breed that best suits you
- Picking out the perfect puppy
- 6-month training plan outline
- E-collar introduction
- Tools of the bird dog trade
- Nutrition & hydration
- Travel training
- Tailgate checks
- And more!
“I’m excited for Luke’s first season,” said Hoveland, “It’s a little nerve wracking training a bird dog for the first time, …Read the Rest