Raising Dogs

Raising dogs…slowing down speeds things up 

By: Jeremy Moore 

As a professional dog trainer, I’ve been able to work with various breeds of a large number of dogs over the years, ranging from 7 week-old puppies to dogs as old as 10 years or more.  I strongly believe that one of the only ways to get better at anything, whether you’re talking dog training specifically or life in general, is to put in the work.  And more times than not, the whole “work” part is where things start to get hard!  Thankfully, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to put that work in when it comes to the dogs.  And, consequently, I know I have gotten a lot better as the years passed.  As I have personally improved, the dogs have mirrored that improvement as well.  Today, I can say with strong confidence that when I have a chance to work with a puppy or dog, I will be a positive influence on them and my hope is they are better off because of it as well.    Continue Reading

How Does your Dog Retrieve a Bird?

How Does your Dog Retrieve a Bird?

By: Jesse Dieckmenimg_0830

First of all, I should explain myself a little better by starting with, “What are the different types of mouth a dog may have?”  The type of mouth plays a big part in how or if your dog carries the bird back to you on the retrieve and the delivery into hand. The different types of mouth can be broken down in to four categories.  The four distinctions are “soft mouth, hard mouth, sticky mouth, and freezing.”  A perfectly good retrieve is when a dog grabs a hold of the bird in the middle and with a good firm grip brings the bird back in a condition that is fit for the table. Continue Reading

Cool Duck Blind – User Submission

Cool Duck Blind – User Submission

Cool Duck Blind

Nick Hall hunted ducks out of this luxurious blind in Louisiana this past January

Nick Hall, friend of MorningMoss.com, had a successful hunt in Opelousas, Louisiana this past January. Continue Reading

Puddle Jump Ducks Without a Dog

Puddle Jump Ducks Without a Dog

Puddle Jump Ducks

Puddle Jumping ducks and waterfowl is a fun way to hunt without a dog and get exercise

Duck hunting is one of the most fun activities of the fall, but for those who don’t have dogs or are bored in the mid-day hours, there is a way to hunt and get some exercise. Continue Reading

Recognize Heat Stress In Your Hunting Dog

Prevent Heat Stress in a Hunting Dog

Hunting Dog

How to Recognize Heat Stress in Your Hunting Dog
Photo courtesy of pheasantblog.org

There are plenty of hunting dog accessories on the market today for cold weather. Boots, leggings, vests and warmers are all used to keep your hunting buddy safe, but the cold is really the least of your dog’s worries. Continue Reading