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From birds to BB's, what goes up must come down. Owning a hunting dog is a lifestyle full of adventure, but it doesn't come without its own challenges. Here you'll learn from veterinary insights, professional tips, and the latest information to protect your bird dog's health & maintain that Alpha Status.

  • Two of the most common English Setter health problems include elbow and hip dysplasia. Learn why and what you can do to help extend your dog's quality of life.

    Hunting dog nutrition is crucial and involves feeding the right amount and types of fats, proteins, carbs, fiber and other nutrients for high level performance.

    High protein low carb dog food is essential for your canine athlete. Here are some of the best low carb, high protein dog foods out there.

    Heated dog beds keep your dog warm, and in the process, can help reduce joint pain. Here are some of our favorite heated dog beds, heating pads, and memory foam beds.

    The following list is packed with some of the best female hunting dog names. From badass names to names with epic origins, find the right one for your dog.

    It’s so important to feed your hunting partner the right performance dog food at the right times to keep energy levels up, especially during hunting season.

    See how to protect your dog's paws all year long with the best hunting dog boots. We’ve also included other options for dogs who hate wearing shoes.

    Blame it on genetics, English setter hunting dogs are one of a kind. Here are three reasons these dogs are so great at hunting upland game birds.  

    There are certain dog vitamins your canine athlete needs for health & stamina. Find out if your dog is getting the right vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

    Omega 3 fatty acids for dogs are popularly used to treat arthritis; they can also be used to treat skin infections, improve your dog’s coat, and more.

    An athlete can only perform as well as he eats; is your hunting dog’s diet good enough to make the cut? Find out 5 things you shouldn't feed your bird dog.

    Get answers to all your questions about glucosamine for hunting dogs; including how it works and signs your dog needs it, as well as health and safety benefits.

    Arthritis in dog knees is surprisingly common in hunting dogs, overweight dogs, and the list goes on. Learn some things you can do to ease symptoms and the progression of arthritis in dog knees.

    Hunting dogs need a certain dosage of krill oil for overall health. Finding the best krill oil for dogs can be simplified if you know how to look for certain factors.

    Hunting dogs can experience joint pain from years of activity. The right joint supplements for dogs can provide relief to their ailments. 

    Good hunting dogs come in all shapes, sizes and breeds. Here are five qualities to look for to define top-notch dogs. 

    Krill oil is a better alternative to fish oil for dogs because it is easier to digest and offers more beneficial nutrients as well as fewer toxins.

    Let’s start the season right with the top rabbit recipe to try: pot-roasted rabbit.  

    Supplements for hunting dogs help push back the development of arthritis while maintaining your dog’s health, regardless if your dog is showing signs of limping and stiffness or is young, fluid and fresh. 

    Have you ever thought that someday your hunting dog could save your life? Let's give a round of 'apaws' for three dog heroes near and dear to our hearts.

    Dog limping in back legs is a common symptom of arthritis. Here's how to tell if your dog's limp is related to arthritis, plus how to treat joint diseases to slow progression.

    You can't go huntin' without a hunting license! Here's what you need to know about the basic rules and regulations for hunting in the USA.

    Are you wondering how to spot the signs of dog joint pain or how to naturally treat joint pain and arthritis in dogs? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Around here, we are a little obsessed with joint pain and osteoarthritis, after all, we’ve made it our mission to help as many dogs as pawsible postpone painful joint and cartilage deterioration while maintaining Alpha status. A lifelong passion for hunting alongside our trusty family dogs has shown us that no matter how well you feed, exercise and treat your...

    The right food for bird dogs can make your four-legged partner stronger and sharper in the field while extending quality of life. Read on to learn why and how.

    Sometimes things simply go your way, as they certainly did for The Upland Hunter & his English Setter Trigger on this epic woodcock hunt. 

    If you've followed us for any amount of time, you know how big we are into waterfowl hunting all over the country. It's our passion, and in the fall you can almost always find us in a duck blind.   That's why we're so excited about a new blog called "The Waterfowl Hunter" that was started by one of our partners in Alpha Dog Nutrition - Chris Gezella. He's acquired some seriously good hunting tips for getting after teal, mallards, geese, & all other sorts of waterfowl and he's going to be...

    What are the best hunting dog breeds? Comparing dog breeds is sort of like comparing oranges to apples—there’s a good deal of personal preference involved, including the type of hunting you enjoy.

    Keeping your hunting dog cool in summer is crucial to protecting their health and wellbeing. In the heat of the hunt it’s easy to overlook just how hot it is, as well as how hot your four-legged pal is. The early warning signs of dehydration and heat stress can be difficult to identify unless you are paying close attention to your dog. For instance, if you fail to notice your dog panting more than usual for too long, he or she could develop heat exhaustion or heat stroke with what seems...

    Who doesn't love a good story from the field? Enjoy this excerpt from hunting dog trainer Matt Dyson's “The Only Life He Knew and What He Called Family."

    Find out more about positive reinforcement gun dog training and why a growing number of trainers swear by it.

    No matter if you are looking to compete with your hunting dog or just score more birds for yummy dinners, the following top bird dog trainers in Wisconsin can help you accomplish all that and more.

    You must accomplish two things to successfully train a gun shy dog. Learn four tips to train or retrain hunting dogs who are born with or develop a fear of loud noises.

    Learn 4 signs that indicate it's time to take your dog to the vet for arthritis. Canine arthritis gets worse over time; here are some things you need to look out for.

    From pheasants to ringnecks to sharp-tailed grouse, there are flocks of birds just waiting to be turned into dinner. Here are some of the top states for bird hunting in the USA.

    Upland hunting is one of our primary passions, and we're incredibly excited to be partnering with a new blog sharing tips and tricks for getting after birds.

    Packing up for a road trip can be tricky— especially if you need to consider a mouth to feed. Find out five more dog-friendly recipes for the open road and ensure that your four-legged pal has nutrition they can count on. 

    How do you make sure you and your hunting dog are always prepared out in the field? You pack all the necessities like snacks, water, and, of course, a first aid kit.

    Canine influenza dog flu) is a Type A influenza virus. There are currently two active strains, which have been identified as H3N8 & H3N2. Find out more about the signs, symptoms, and treatments for the virus.

    The best recipe for wild deer depends on the type of meat you are working with. If you’ve got meat from the back legs on the table, it’s hard to go wrong with this mouthwatering recipe for corned venison.

    Nebraska is home to some of the best hunting opportunities in the country. Learn some of the best hunting dog trainers in Nebraska.

    As much as your hunting dog loves food, water is even more vital to his survival. Learn the common signs of dehydration in dogs and how to protect your dog.

    These hunting survival tools could literally save your life out in the field, or at the very least turn a bad situation into something not so bad.

    The trainers on this list work with both competitive and recreational hunt dogs. In no specific order, here are some of the best bird dog trainers in Texas.

    On our quest to understand hip dysplasia, we decided it might be worthwhile to get the information from a veterinarian’s perspective. So we interviewed a vet with plenty of experiencing dealing with hip dysplasia in dogs.

    Who are the best bird dog trainers in Texas, Wisconsin, California—or what about across the entire USA? We’ve embarked on a full-blown hunt to uncover the best of the best hunting dog trainers, and we want your help!

    These beneficial exercises for hunting dogs encourage greater success out in the field, while helping protect your dog’s long term physical health—a win-win.

    Arthritis is a degenerative disease, meaning it gets worse over time. Thankfully, there are things you can do to slow the progression of arthritis, like providing proper diet, exercise and arthritis supplements for dogs.  

    Road trips are the best when you have your canine companion by your side. What are the best snacks to take to support your dog's diet? Find out five of the best. 

    Summer is the time for hunters to perfect their best wild game recipes. Wild boar is a great substitute for traditional pork and twice as savory. Just wait until you try these wild boar tacos!    

    Owning a bird dog or hunting pal can be a challenge when it comes to figuring out the best diet plan. Learn quick tips on how to formuate the best plan and ensure your dog's overall peak health.