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The Canopy

by: Mike Stewart This short clip of Diesel (FTCh Scott x Judy, DOB 3/31/16) owned by Chris Plummer, DE, trained and handled by Clint Swinney, demonstrates his enthusiasm for the hunt when he hits a canopy of ragweed cover, despite … Continue reading

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Strike-Back: The Basics

by: Mike Stewart Strike-Back Training is nothing new at Wildrose, actually it is a combination of several training phases the company has transcended over the years which has involved Pointers, Retrievers, Spaniels and even Beagles.  Strike-Back is training the Wildrose … Continue reading

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Adventure Stories: Wildrose Breeze

by:Vickie Raburn April 5th, 2013, whelping day. The puppies are coming! I had long anticipated and confidently prepared for the events to come… now the time was here. I had envisioned the perfect pup, my own female fox red to … Continue reading

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Specklebelly Nachos

Recipe from: Adam Van Sant, owner of Wildrose Dixie Ingredients: 30 dried guajillo chiles 20 dried ancho chiles 20 dried pasilla chiles 2 ½ cups orange juice Grated zest of 1 orange 1/3 firmly packed dark brown sugar 9 cloves … Continue reading

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Wildrose Associate Trainers

With multiple clients in all 50 states and every Canadian province, Wildrose has always embraced outreach as a means to provide services to our “Pack” by conducting regional seminars and through our unique training of Associate Trainers.  In addition to … Continue reading

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Adventure Stories: WR Howie

by: Kennedy Garcia WR Howie (Indian X Dixel) was whelped on March 6, 2015, and spent 4 months with Danielle Drewrey for obedience and Adventure Dog training. By the way, Howie smiles!  Even Danielle’s husband loves his smile! Kennedy Garcia … Continue reading

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Confused in the Crop

by: Tom Smith Many handlers and their retrievers have experienced it… A dog goes for a downed pheasant in a standing cornfield, and then, at the edge of a row, he abruptly stops, as if he hits a wall. The … Continue reading

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Wildrose Dixie Belle

by: Jack Perkins I’m writing to let you know that I laid Dixie to rest yesterday.   She left me far too early. I mainly write you to tell you what a wonderful dog she was and to thank you … Continue reading

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Wildrose Service Companions: Social Cognition and The Positive Loop

by: Scott R. Wilson More than a decade ago in Ireland a litter was born to Intl FTCH Rozel Rocket of Tasco and FTW Meadowbrook Lass.  One of the pups in this litter was Intl FTW Turning Teal, a remarkable … Continue reading

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Strike-Back Training: Upland Gundog Combinations

by: Mike Stewart Wildrose returns to its roots with a previously popular upland gundog training program for pointing/retriever combination training:  Strike-Back.  This Wildrose Way process involves training the Wildrose Lab with the client’s own pointing gundog.  The training involves developing … Continue reading

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