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SportDOG FieldTrainer 425

SportDOG 425 Collar


It’s easy to get overwhelmed with training collars that seem to be adding more and more features. But sometimes the classics are just hard to beat. The SportDOG FieldTrainer® 425 was the first collar I ever purchased for training my very first dog. It still works flawlessly. And though I’ve added new collars with added features as I’ve gained experience and dogs, I still go back to this little workhorse again and again because it is bullet proof, water proof, mud proof, chew proof. The collar and transmitter are small yet the charge seems to last forever. It has a 500-yard range, is expandable to three dogs, and has tone and vibrate features that we use to teach dogs to hunt silent with us. It’s just an awesome all around collar with unbeatable performance at a great price – $175 click here to learn more.

Ruffwear Float Coat

Float Coat


This isn’t a strange gift suggestion for an upland hunter if you remember I hunt behind a lab. In the summer time, I struggle to keep my pup in shape because of the heat. So where do I turn for exercise? Water. Which my lab has no problem with. When relaxing on the boat, I strap Lincoln into the Ruffwear Float Coat and let him swim to his heart’s desire. Clip buckles help me easily secure him in the vest, while a strong handle is affixed to the top of the vest to help pull my pooch out of the water. The vest helps me kill two birds with one stone: Lincoln gets to swim safely in deep water for as long as he wants and he fulfills his exercise requirements during the summer heat – $80 click here to learn more.


Musher’s Secret

Mushers Secret


Our dogs work hard for us (no matter how terrible the hunting conditions may be) and its our job to take care of them!  Our dogs’ paws have been cut up running through snow that the wind has blown over into ice.  Musher’s Secret helps keep them protected and conditioned during hunting season.  It is also great during the off season when the weather is hot and dry – $20 click here to learn more.

SportDOG Brand & Mud River Sweepstakes

Puppy Rio Giveaway
SportDOG Brand® partners with Mud River on a giveaway that includes everything needed to get started training your dog. Spring is just around the corner and bored bird dogs need to get back to work. 

Enter to win a SportDOG Brand® FieldTrainer® 425 E-Collar, Mud River Handler Bag, Oasis Bowl, Quick Quack Bowl, Lead, Cache Cushion, Magnum Hoss Food Bag, and Hatch Leash by entering your name and email address. One random winner will be chosen on February 28th, 2017 at 9am EST. Click here to get entered today.

SportDOG Brand Giveaway

SportDOG® HoundHunter

Start the new year off right by entering to win a SportDOG® Brand HoundHunter® 3225 prize package! Products included are: (1) HoundHunter 3225 E-Collar, (1) Handler Bag, (1) Red Locator Beacon, and (1) Wax Brown Hat. Entry is simple; visit sportdog.com/giveaway and enter your name and email address. One random winner will be chosen on January 31, 2017, at 9:00am EST.

*Total retail value over $350.

Adventure Dog Series Medical Kit

Adventure Dog Med Kit

Adventure Medical Kits is now providing first aid necessities for canine with their Adventure Dog Series.  When I heard about my friend’s new GSP I thought it would be a good excuse to get some quality puppy time and deliver the requisite puppy present.

Libby really likes the nifty carry case. It seems to contain most of the first aid basics with all types of bandages, medical scissors, saline and syringe for flushing eyes or ears, antihistamine, aspirin, tweezers, a leash which could also be used as a tourniquet. Maybe the best addition are the pet and people first aid guides which detail common injuries and treatment procedure.

We’re always adding new gear to our med kits, but this gives adventure seekers a really good start. Throw it in the truck and forget about it. Hopefully you’ll never need it but chances are hard working dogs will get a few bumps and bruises afield that need tending.

At around $45, it’s makes a great gift for new dog owners and a good way to remind those headed out with dogs to be prepared for pet mishaps.

Medical Kit Detail

Puppy with Medical Kit


Aloe Care Fine Tooth Pet Comb

Aloe Care CombEarly this season in Montana we spent 45 minutes after a morning hunt untangling collected cockle burs from Rio’s coat. Left unattended, burs can work their way into a dog’s pits and cause irritation while running. Then we found the Aloe Care Fine Tooth Pet Comb ($2.19) let’s you pull burs free from the hair with very little fuss in a fraction of the time of trying to untangle and clip out by hand. If you own a long hair dog it is a must have item for your travel kit.




SportDOG Launcher System

SportDOG Launcher

The SportDOG Launcher System ($425) is a great tool for owners of pointing breeds hoping to train steadiness to flush and shot. To add realism to training, the transmitter can signal the launcher to emit the sound of a pheasant cackle or shotgun report eliminating the need for multiple assistants or cap guns. SportDOG continues to make quality products that allow you to fully train your own bird dog.

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Ruffwear Mt. Bachelor Pad

Ruffwear Mt. Bachelor Pad

If you own bird dogs, you need to know about Ruffwear. Their dog boots have been a part of our essential gear for years because of the premium design and construction. And now Ruffwear is making the Mt. Bachelor Pad dog bed ($70 – $90) which shares the same awesome construction of their other products and is perfect for road trips. When you’re done with the trip, throw it in the washing machine and then roll it up and stow it.

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