Retriever Training: Running Marks Alone

It is important to start this article off with an definite FACT, you never have to train alone ALL of the time.  You can definitely get your gun dog involved with a local HRC Club.  In case you don’t  know what that is and want to google it, HRC stands for hunting retriever club.  The… Read more »

Duck Blind Manners

IT IS SPRING!!!!!! Don’t waste any time. I want you to think back about all the retrievers you have ever hunted with. Undoubtedly there will be one or two that have shown up accompanied by an owner that has to tether them to the blind due to bad manners. Shaking, barking, constant attention seeking, not… Read more »

Retriever Training: Whats in your retriever training bag

So before duck season we see TONS of blogs about “what you should carry in your blind bag.” But we at Marsh Mutt would like to discuss what you should carry in your Retriever Training Bag. Don’t worry we realize that a pair of Gunners Up Launchers won’t fit in your training bag, but what… Read more »

Gun Dog Training: Spring Time Warm Up

It is almost March, and your faithful gun dog is starting to look like he has cabin fever. You can see that he REALLY needs to let out some of his bound up energy. He is starting to annoy your wife, and knock kids over as he runs around the house erratically. Time to pull… Read more »

Dog Training Collars Buyers Guide
Retriever Training: Teaching The Owner First

When I got my first Chesapeake Bay Retiever, the professional trainer helping me said “I think we need to train YOU first.” And to be honest, it took the better part of a year for me to understand what he meant. BUT the advice she gave me was solid, and it has transposed onto every… Read more »

Get Your Retriever Training Early Each Year

In the majority of the United States duck season has come to a grinding halt. And we all are have having some duck depression, mixed with a great feeling of being able to sleep in on the weekends. If your season was anything like ours, your gun dog is exhausted. He is enjoying laying in… Read more »

Versa Launcher Six Shooter
Versa Launcher VS. Thunder Equipment Launcher

As we start to head towards the spring lets focus on buying the right equipment! As you know Marsh Mutt is all about getting their customers the very equipment, and we are constantly comparing equipment/companies to make sure we offer only the best. LET THE COMPARISON BEGIN!!! Versa Launcher: A fairly new product on the… Read more »

Easy, Simple Calling

Not getting a good response from ducks by aggressively calling them? Sometimes it works better when you call them in nice short calls. You’ll see this more when the local birds have become accustomed to hunting pressure. Pay attention to the weather as well. Ducks become wary when the sky is gray, weather is warm,… Read more »

Choosing Shot Size

When hunting waterfowl you need to choose the shotgun size that fits your needs perfectly to get the perfect shot. This takes a balance between pellet energy and pallet density. You want your shell to put enough shot in the air to get multiple hits on one bird. Then you want each of those pellets… Read more »

Shooting Tips for Waterfowlers

Every once in a while, we run into days in the fields where we wish we could redo them. Sometimes those days are more frequent than we would like to admit. Here are five essential skills in wingshooting that us waterfowlers should master to successfully shoot ducks and geese. Lead Short leads are used in… Read more »