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Articles by Scott Linden

Gear I Like: Peet Shoe Dryer

Dry boots, a seemingly-minor creature comfort is thanks to a propane-fueled Peet shoe dryer. One of a growing family of dryers from this venerable company, this version might be the handiest of the lot.
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Pack A Goodie/First Aid Bag For Your Hunting Dog

You may never need it, but you’ll hunt with more confidence knowing you could take care of your dog in the field. It’s the least you can do for him.
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Bird Dogs Seek Instruction In Hunter's Face

Look in the direction you want your dog to go in the field. A cooperative dog will try to put your face behind him. Want him to change direction? Just turn that way.
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Tips To Calm Hyper Hunting Dogs

Staying cool and calm is a better way to interact with hyper dogs. Anticipate stress-inducers, heading them off before they impact your dogs’ behavior, by maintaining your own cool head and actions.
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Remove Birds From Your Bird Dog’s Retrieving Training

Often bird dogs can become too worked up to train with real birds. Save time and train better without real birds.
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7 Tips Every Bird Hunter Should Know

These tried and true tips for the bird hunter and hunting dog owner will make your sporting life easier.
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Acoustics Can Confuse Your Hunting Dog

These days I'll sometimes turn and call or whistle in the opposite direction from my dog so the original sound, and any echoes, are both coming from the vector I want him to take.
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Body Language Is Louder Than Words To Hunting Dogs

Just think before you act, adjust your pace, temper your volume, experiment with the magnitude of your movements, and your dog will get the message.
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VIDEO: Help Your Hunting Dog Handle Pinned Birds

Scott Linden and Buddy explain the best ways to help your hunting dog handle a pinned bird.
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Make A Checklist For Bird Hunting Success

Lists do help. You don't want to be 200 miles from home on bird hunt and realize you forgot your shotgun.
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