04/28/2017 7:50pm EST
Long time friend, Parrish Major offers his insight on the Drills versus Skills in retriever training! Enjoy!
02/01/2017 12:27pm EST
To be honest, I have been a bit compelled to write this as I just took
possession of a nice little 7-month-old pup that I don’t think got quite the right attention he should have and now there is ground lost that I may not be able to make up.
10/20/2016 3:08pm EST
Here are the simple steps to teaching your dog the HERE command! We call it, Force to Here! Enjoy!
08/11/2016 10:20am EST
Picking a puppy is exciting, but don’t let your enthusiasm get in the way of making a good decision! Your new pup will be both a hunting companion and a close family member for the next 10 to 14 years, so look at this purchase as an investment, not a roll of the dice!
07/27/2016 10:11am EST
Have you heard of Deke the DU Dog? The famous Black Labrador from Ducks Unlimited’s TV Show? If you have, then you've seen Wildrose British Lab in action! During a recent Lone Duck road trip, I had the pleasure of touring the Wildrose Kennels in Oxford, Mississippi, and spent time with the owner, Mike Stewart, and his staff.
06/22/2016 11:14pm EST
Summer is here and we want you and your dog to be safe while you're out training! This article will help you prevent Heat Stroke!
03/10/2016 9:15pm EST
As Spring time rolls around, many of us are excited to put our Gun Dogs back in the water! Pro Staffer, Lyle Steinman shares with us his rule of thumb for when he starts doing water work! Enjoy!
02/20/2016 7:02pm EST
Everyone loves comfort food, and nothing tastes as good as some good ole Low Country Chicken Bog!
11/29/2015 7:41pm EST
Crate training is one of the first imortant things your new puppy will learn. It's also one of the most important! Here is how we do it!
11/15/2015 8:10pm EST
Jason Hill sent a delicious recipe for Venison, gravy, and biscuits! Check it out and try it for your next wild game dinner!
11/01/2015 4:08pm EST
Choosing a puppy is an important decision! Being armed with the best information on titles and health clearances is key to picking out your next gun dog!
09/06/2015 12:08pm EST
Last night was my first experience eating Dove and it was awesome! Here is how we cooked it!
08/28/2015 9:15pm EST
Our simple four phase method to Heel will get your unruly beast rigth by your side!
08/04/2015 3:13pm EST
This month, I was lucky enough to sit down with Dogtra's Pete Fischer. Pete and I discuss his background in the dog game and some of Dogtra's new products!
07/20/2015 7:05pm EST
I can't explain how excited I am for this new adventure! Lone Duck is moving to South Carolina!
06/30/2015 8:19pm EST
Blaine Tarnecki is by far the best Boykin Trainer in the gun dog industry! Here are his thoughts on the breed!
06/28/2015 1:53pm EST
Delicious way to cook up a fresh pheasant! I love smothering them with Honey Mustard or BBQ sauce!
06/28/2015 1:47pm EST
Awesome Sandwiches for you and your family! Very quick way to eat some Goose!
06/28/2015 1:33pm EST
This is a quick and tasty waterfowl jerky recipe! I'd say it is good enough to share with your buddies in the blind, but you might just eat it all!
03/31/2015 8:00pm EST
Jason from Pushing the Wild Limits tells the tale every waterfowler will enjoy!
02/28/2015 7:00pm EST
Bob provides a few simple steps to follow when introducing your puppy to decoys!
01/31/2015 7:00pm EST
Thinking of running hunt tests for the first time? JD Babb of Buh-Yah Retrievers gives some easy tips for your first time!
12/31/2014 7:00pm EST
Terry Price of Oakridge Kennels in NC offers some tips on teaching your young gun dog to Mark better!
11/30/2014 7:00pm EST
Lone Duck President, Bob Owens, gives you a step by step process for introducing your puppy to the water!
10/31/2014 8:00pm EST
Dakota Mealer provides helpful tips to improve your gun dogs performance in the field!
09/30/2014 8:00pm EST
Cam Pauli, editor of North American Duck Hunter, shares his poem that truly depicts the Unspoken Bond between hunter and gun dog
08/31/2014 8:00pm EST
Rhett Riddle adds insight to preseason preparation and first aid for your gun dog
07/31/2014 8:00pm EST
Early goose season offers many memories
06/30/2014 8:00pm EST
The Place Command is a valuable tool to add to your Retriever Training tool belt
05/31/2014 8:00pm EST
Joe Overby has built some top quality retrievers and here is how he starts them off!
03/31/2014 8:00pm EST
Matt Tuttle guides us through collar conditioning
02/28/2014 7:00pm EST
Cam Pauli provides a tear jerking story of how his beloved gun dog rescued him during a dark period in his life.
01/31/2014 7:00pm EST
Bob Tebbens provides important tips for introducing your young dog to gunfire! MUST READ!
12/31/2013 7:00pm EST
Bob, Buck, and Team Red White and Blue go on a Goose Hunt
11/30/2013 7:00pm EST
Joe Overby offers tips on how to improve your retriever handling skills
10/31/2013 8:00pm EST
Rick's follow up article on Pile Work.
09/30/2013 8:00pm EST
Rick Rokjer starts us on Pile Work. Vol. 1
08/31/2013 8:00pm EST
De-Bugging can be a huge obstacle with your retriever. Dave Dahlberg's tips can help!
07/31/2013 8:00pm EST
Dakota Mealer offers advice to prepare your gun dog for the upcoming hunting season!
06/30/2013 8:00pm EST
Charlie explains how to build your own goose decoys!
05/31/2013 8:00pm EST
Now that you started your puppy off right, Terry Price adds more helpful tips.
04/30/2013 8:00pm EST
It's important to start your puppy off right. Here are tips from the Pros
I have vivid childhood memories of family car rides, birthdays, and letters to Santa, where I'd pester my parents for a dog. At the time, I didn't care what breed it was, as long as it would play fetch, run through the woods with me, and sleep by my bed! My obession with man's best friend drove my parents insane, and finally, they cracked under the pressure. It was Easter morning, 1996, when my Dad brought home a WILD seven month old chocolate lab. His name was Avo, but after a family discussion, we decided to call this beast, Nelson.
Nelson was the definition of man's best friend, but like many poorly trained dogs, he had his flaws. His bad habits include, but were not limited to: eating food off the counter, stealing winter hats and gloves, running away, eating rocks, and dragging us down the street whenever he felt like it. He was a bruiser of a lab. His athletic build and rippling muscles made him the envy of the neighborhood. Sometimes my Mom would tease us about putting a For Sale sign around his neck during local garage sales!
As Nelson aged, his bad habits became memories, and his lovable, devoted, and eager to please qualities became the norm. His love for my family was unmatched!
Unfortunately, Nelson was plagued with Hip Dyslpasia and cancer and in the Summer of 2009, we had to come to terms with his quality of life. To this day, that was the hardest decision I've had to make. Tears flowed from everyone's eyes... yes, even my Mom cried!
After Nelson passed away, my goals and life asperations drove me to learn everything I could about Retriever Training. I've read every book, watched every DVD, and apprenticed under some of the best trainers on the East Coast. The vision and ground work for Lone Duck Outfitters was born.
On Mother's Day 2010, my mom received a call asking, "how much do you love me?" Her answer, "very much, what did you do?" As I laughed, I told her about a litter of puppies that looked to be exactly what I was in the market for. A strong pedigree, right price, and only two hours away! Her love for me , once again, clouded her judgement and off I went with my sister to buy my future gun dog. Buck was my second choice after one of his brothers failed my puppy test. I pulled him out of the group, ran him through the paces, cut a check, and drove home ecstatic!
Our life together has been amazing. Buck and I have been all over the East Coast together. We've slept in parking lots, crashed on couches, and met so many new friends within the retriever community. Lone Duck Outfitters was born from my passion for retrievers, and the pride we all take in building the relationship between hunter and gun dog. Our mission is to improve and innovate the gun dog community through careful research and develoment. Our current product line is always improving and being added upon. We have several products in development which will provide our special niche' higher quality tools to train and hunt with our dogs. Please take some time to scroll around our website, enjoy the photos, join our community, and watch as we take over the gun dog world!
President of Lone Duck Outfitters