If you love bird dogs, or working dogs of any breed, then the Sporting Dog Talk Podcast is your go-to source for information. Each week, guests who are experts in all-things-working dogs, offer up a perfect mix of education and entertainment all centered around their lives which have been devoted to man’s best friend.
Episode 98: Sammy Livingston- Making The Right Choices When It Comes To Breeds & Breeders
Owner of Livingston Gun Dogs, Sammy Livingston, has trained and bred hunting dogs for years. In this episode he breaks down how to not only decide on the right breed for any individual, but the steps necessary to locate a reputable breeder who has your best interests in mind.
Episode 97: Simone Schara- Starting Puppies Right & Finding Overlooked Live Bird Opportunities
Simone Schara is a dedicated upland and waterfowl hunter who also works with one of the best trainers in the country to start dogs for clients who don't have the time or the means to properly socialize and train during the first few months of their pup's life. We discuss how Simone trains her started dog, the importance of repetition in dog training, and ways to properly expose your dog to live birds.
Episode 96: Jennifer Broome- The Right Recipe For Producing A Great Dog
Jennifer Broome has been training dogs of all breeds for 25 years and is also a dedicated upland hunter. She is the owner of Quinebaug Kennels and is not only a valuable resource on how to mold dogs into something special, but how to select the right puppy for your lifestyle. Jennifer talks about her most recent upland hunting experience, her decision to buy 7 "covid puppies" this Spring, and she also gives some great tips for bird introduction and whether to teach your pointer to sit or not. This podcast is full of great basic dog ownership information as well as ways to get the most out of your bird dog in the field.
Episode 95: Ruth Ann Lobos- How To Treat Dogs Like The Amazing Athletes They Are
Colorado's, RuthAnn Lobos, is the Lead Veterinarian with Merrick Pet Care. Not only is she an expert on canine rehabilitation, but she's also a passionate hunter and athlete who truly understands what it takes to keep our dogs operating at peak physical performance. We discuss Ruth Ann’s out of the box thinking when it comes to canine exercise including, anaerobic vs. aerobic exercises, warm-up and cool-down techniques & even mind stimulation. This one is a must-listen for all dog owners.
Episode 94: Jerry Kolter- Why In-Field Experience Is The Key To A Bird Dog's Development
Owner of Northwoods Bird Dogs, Jerry Kolter, is a dog trainer who also breeds pointers and setters. Kolter also guides grouse and woodcock hunters in Minnesota, and is passionate about developing dogs through exposure to wild birds. This podcast is full of great information for any sporting dog owner.
Episode 93: Ira McCauley- The Disastrous Realities Of Ignoring Oral Health In Working Dogs
Ira McCauley is not only a Veterinarian but also a retriever lover and waterfowl addict. In this episode, he breaks down a common, and sometimes severe, malady that many bird dog owners aren't aware of, and he tells a few stories about people and pets that are insanely bizarre and somewhat disturbing. This one is a great listen!