Sporting Dog Talk

Sporting Dog Talk

Latest Episodes

Episode 154: Jordan Horak- The Secret To Keeping Bird Dogs In Range While Hunting
December 29, 2021

For the last episode of Sporting Dog Talk, we welcome Jordan Horak of Cato Outdoors.

Episode 153: Douglas Spale- Rookie Season Realities All Sporting Dog Owners Will Face
December 22, 2021

Douglas Spale spends his entire fall coursing the country with his Labs in search of hunting opportunities, and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to developing bird dogs.

Episode 152: Megan Day- Treatment Options You Didn't Know Existed For Injured Hunting Dogs
December 15, 2021

Megan Day is a dog lover with a vet tech background, who now operates WagHab - a canine physical therapy clinic.

Episode 151: Nathan Ratchford- Dealing With The Most Difficult Dog Decisions
December 08, 2021

Pennsylvania's, Nathan Ratchford, is the Associate Editor of Gun Dog magazine, and Wildfowl Magazine. He's also a devout upland and waterfowl hunter who is a self-proclaimed dog geek.

Episode 150: Simone Schara- Making A Mid-Season Dog Skill's Assessment
December 01, 2021

Simone Schara is an avid upland and waterfowl hunter, who is passionate about retrievers. She's a wealth of knowledge on how to ask - and receive - the most out of her dogs, no matter the hunting situ

Episode 149: Kristin Best- Identifying & Addressing Puppy Avoidance Behaviors
November 22, 2021

Kristin Best lives in Texas, where she owns and operates Best Retrievers with her husband Rody. We talk all about puppies and the work she does with them to make sure they are getting the proper train

Episode 148: Rody Best- Why the "Remodel" is the Toughest Kind of Dog to Train
November 17, 2021

Rody Best owns Best Retrievers with his wife Kristin. Rody talks about various training hurdles he faces, how temperament affects his training style, and the challenging work he does with “remodel dog

Episode 147: Susanna Love- How Much Time It Really Takes To Develop A Bird Dog
November 03, 2021

Susanna Love lives in Oklahoma, where she trains dogs with her husband Ronnie Smith. Love is a student of animals and truly understands the process of helping dogs achieve their full potential.

Episode 146: Natalie Krebs- The Highs & Lows Of Working With Your First Bird Dog
October 27, 2021

Natalie Krebs is an Outdoor Writer who works for Outdoor Life. She's also an avid hunter who is in the process of training her first Lab to hunt everything from upland game and waterfowl, to shed antl

Episode 145: Jennifer Broome- First Hunts, Young Dogs, And On-The-Job Training
October 20, 2021

Jennifer Broome owns and operates QK Kennels in Connecticut. Tony and Jennifer recap their Wisconsin woodcock and gross hunt and what it was like hunting with young pups.