Upland Nation

Bird dog trainer, test judge, talks mental telepathy, wild AZ quail, socialization, test tips and hunt strategy

July 14, 2022

Ruth Weiss is an avid wild quail hunter, pro trainer, NAVHDA judge ... and soon, will run her dog in the NAVHDA Invitational test, the pinnacle of hunting dog tests. Her insights on everything from hunting strategy to socializing young dogs will benefit anyone with a shotgun or a bird dog.

We talk training philosophy and practical tips, the value of "Yes" versus "good dog," Mearns quail habitat and tactics ... training for tests and why it makes a better hunting dog, how dogs adjust to other dogs and new bird species.

The Upland Nation Glossary stops at the letter "U" and we find a new wild bird/public access spot in Cajun country. Listeners share their hunt-trip plans - you might get an idea or two.

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Sage & Braker Mercantile, Dr. Tim's performance dog food, Pointer shotguns, RuffLand performance Kennels, the Ringneck Nation of Huron, SD, Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School, your online shotgun shopping resource, FurFeathersFriends and FindBirdHuntingSpots.com.

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