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Get Your Rally On: Retriever Life Rally Kit

Love Rally? Quiz yourself and practice on your own with this Rally Kit.

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Top AKC Breeds of 2013

Guess which retriever is the most popular for the 23rd year in a row.

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What’s in a Title – Rally

This article is an introduction to the types of Rally titles that exist and how to achieve them.

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Attitude Is Everything

The importance of having the right mental approach and attitude when working with your dog.

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The Last Lecture- Brick Walls, Sweat, and Tears

Glenda Brown talks about the presence of barriers, brick walls, in hunt training and the importance of consistency and effort …

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Scent of the Missing

The Scent of the Missing is a well-written, engaging book that not only highlights the relationships of dogs with people, things and other dogs, but also …

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What’s in a Title – Tracking

Have you ever thought about getting an AKC tracking title with your retriever? Put your nose to the ground and find out what it takes.

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Instagram Contest Winners

For our first Instagram contest I asked our followers to post a photo of their retriever accompanied with a story of what their dog meant to them.

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Field Factors Part III

Glenda Brown continues her Field Factors series with insights on how to introduce variety in your training regime.

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The Case Against Plush Squeaky Toys

My Yellow Labrador, Parker, is recovering from surgery as a result of swallowing a squeaky toy! Let this be a warning unto you!

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Honey Oatmeal Dog Cookies

Here is a quick, easy, and healthy dog cookie recipe for you and you furry companion!

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Field Factors Part II

Glenda Brown continues her Field Factors series with insights on how to be successful in training your retriever for hunt titles.

Health News

Eye Exams & Genetic Testing Help Breeders Reduce Blindness in Labrador Retrievers

Eye Exams & Genetic Testing Help Breeders Reduce Blindness in Labrador Retrievers

Breeders who take advantage of genetic testing and annual eye examinations are helping to prevent eye diseases in Labrador Retrievers.

Is Pet Insurance Right For You?

Is Pet Insurance Right For You?

My Experience Pets of all shapes and sizes have surrounded my entire life and I must admit that I have never had insurance for any of them, until recently. My family and I have always paid out of pocket for our animals’ medical needs, even the emergencies. But this is not always the most effective […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Does your dog suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder? Learn more about some simple solutions for S.A.D.

Prickly Posterior?

Prickly Posterior?

Got an itch that’s embarrassing to scratch? Dr. Zeus explores some options to seek relief.

Puppies

What Is A Breeder?

What Is A Breeder?

Breeders need to maintain very high ethical standards to preserve this special privilege.

All About The Crate

All About The Crate

Finding the perfect crate for you and your pup can mean the difference between success and failure in your house training efforts.

House Training 101

House Training 101

House training is one of the most important things you can do for your puppy.

From Puppy To Hunter

From Puppy To Hunter

In his new DVD, Bill Hillman uses touch as the language of praise for training a puppy.

Good Eats

Honey Oatmeal Dog Cookies

Honey Oatmeal Dog Cookies

Here is a quick, easy, and healthy dog cookie recipe for you and you furry companion!

Pheasant Made Easy

Pheasant Made Easy

After a long day of upland hunting with your favorite retriever, this is a great way to make a pheasant pâté appetizer!

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These pumpkin peanut butter dog treats are perfect for the fall.

Scully’s Homemade Savory Dog Treats

Scully’s Homemade Savory Dog Treats

Jill Scully shares her recipe for homemade savory dog treats! Our dogs love these treats so check them out!

Ask Dr. Zeus

The Case Against Plush Squeaky Toys

The Case Against Plush Squeaky Toys

My Yellow Labrador, Parker, is recovering from surgery as a result of swallowing a squeaky toy! Let this be a warning unto you!

Champion Coat

Champion Coat

Dr. Zeus gives grooming advice on how to achieve a champion coat.

Pre-Internet

Pre-Internet

Ever wonder what life was like before the internet? Dr. Zeus gives us a dog’s perspective.

Counter Surfing

Counter Surfing

Sneaking food or “counter surfing” is one of the easiest problems to solve. People simply should not leave food where the dog can get it!

Books

Attitude Is Everything

Attitude Is Everything

The importance of having the right mental approach and attitude when working with your dog.

Scent of the Missing

Scent of the Missing

The Scent of the Missing is a well-written, engaging book that not only highlights the relationships of dogs with people, things and other dogs, but also …

How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond

Before I was offered the wonderful opportunity to work for Retriever Life I was a graduating college student hankering for her very own dog. As my senior year came to a close I had been on my parent’s case about getting a dog. Since my childhood dog Chance, a yellow Labrador, had passed away our […]

Pukka: The Pup After Merle

Pukka: The Pup After Merle

Pukka: the Pup After Merle is a very well done “sequel” to Merle’s Door, which I did a review of earlier.

Something To Bark About

Who’s barking at who?

Who’s barking at who?

“One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.” -Chinese Proverb

Who appreciates your genius?

Who appreciates your genius?

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does.”- Christopher Morley

Do you understand the meaning of love?

Do you understand the meaning of love?

“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he is owned by a dog” -Gene Hill

Golden Retrievers have property laws

Golden Retrievers have property laws

Golden Retriever Property Laws 1. If I like it, it’s mine. 2. If I saw it first, it’s mine. 3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine 4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. 5. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes […]

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