Author Archives: Brett Ference

Not Enough October


Written by: Brett Ference
October Days
October Days
Brett Ference

October is already over! I tell you, there was a serious oversight when only 31 days were put on the calendar in October! I am not sure where or with whom I need to lobby to have this month extended by another 30 or 40 days (preferably all Saturdays and Sundays) so I will throw this out to cyberspace and see if others will join my cause.

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Double Barrel Podcast – Training Your Gun Dog Part 4 – The First Hunts


Written by: Brett Ference

In the final episode of the my four-part series with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels, learn how to convert the training to work in the field. Learn common mistakes and how to continue your dog’s success in the field. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

I want to thank Mike Stewart for being my guest in the studio for these podcasts! Check out his website at http://www.uklabs.com/.
Listen to this episode by clicking the play button below and subscribe to future podcasts at www.orvis.com/podcast!

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Double Barrel Podcast – Training Your Gun Dog Part 3


Written by: Brett Ference

In the third part of the four part series with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels we cover more advanced training techniques and guidelines to continue to shape your gun dog to the ultimate field companion. (Part 1, Part 2)
Listen to this episode by clicking the play button below and subscribe to future podcasts at www.orvis.com/podcast!

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Double Barrel Podcast: Training Your Gun Dog Part 2- The First Six Months


Written by: Brett Ference

In this, the second part of a four part series on training your hunting dog (see episode 1 here) of the Double Barrel Podcast, I’m once again joined in the podcast studio by my good friend Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels to discuss the all-important first six months of training your puppy. Mike goes into detail about a prgram he calls “Early Starts”.

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Double Barrel Podcast: Training Your Gun Dog Part 1 – The Puppy


Written by: Brett Ference

In the first part of a four part series of the Double Barrel Podcast, Brett is joined in the studio by Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels. In this episode, learn the steps on how to find the puppy that will be right for you and your needs in the field. Mike has some great tips here on what to look for in researching your new gun dog.