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Spaniels! Training, e-collar use, the evolution and diversion … Jerry Ray Cacchio, Gun Dog columnist. And a challenge to wild bird hunters.

August 25, 2020

Everything you wanted to know about hunting cocker spaniels ... and much more. From insights into the devolution of old-school hunt clubs, to his experience with Richard Wolters, Hall of Famer Jerry Ray Cacchio has opinions and observations. Gun Dog magazine columnist, consultant, trainer, judge, hunter, Cacchio gives us advice on picking a dog, conformation, subtle differences between Springers and cockers, aspects of flusher training and how it's different for spaniels versus retrievers and pointers.

Critical gear, essential commands, the biggest mistakes we make, how to plant birds for flushers, and why most of us mis-use an e-collar on the little dogs are all part-and-parcel of Jerry's unique perspective.

Plus, a wild-bird-hunting challenge, all brought to you by these sponsors:

Cabela's, Sage & Braker Mercantile, Electronic Shooters Protection, Dogtra, Dr. Tim's performance dog food; FindBirdHuntingSpots.com and Gunner Kennels.

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