For a bird dog, there is no better training than training with live birds; however, live birds can be hard to come by, especially during certain times of the year when they are in very high demand. The best way to ensure you have a source of training birds is to house full grown birds or raise them yourself.
The Lion Country Supply Champion Blank Pistols are our exclusive line of blank pistols, especially designed to be an affordable option for dog training, field trials, and track and field starting. Our Champion Pistols are available in .22, .32, and 209 primer calibers. These pistols are full-sized with wooden grips and full blued alloy metal body. All models of our pistol feature a swing-out cylinder, making loading and unloading quick and easy.
Our LCS Shotgun Primer Inserts allow you to train your dog using a lower cost and more efficient alternative to buying a primer pistol or other blank pistol. Shotgun Primer Inserts can be used in any training activity where you would normally need a shotgun like gun-shy training and simulating a shot for retrievers, giving your dog a more realistic training scenario using your hunting shotgun or a shotgun of your choosing. Professional trainers often use shotguns instead of a blank pistol because it teaches the dog to follow the direction that the gun barrel is pointed. This is great training to prepare a dog for retrieving from a blind or heavy cover. Our specially designed brass inserts are designed to fit perfectly into any breach-loading shotgun and has a CNC machined socket for any standard sized 209-shotgun primer.
On March 21st of every year, people from all over use this special day to celebrate the numerous ways scents can improve our lives. While Lion Country Supply isn’t known to carry luxury designer perfumes or colognes, we still couldn’t agree more on the sentiment that scents do make quite a difference. That’s why I would like to take this opportunity to discuss how training scents can improve your hunts.
When choosing to use a hunting bell on your dog while hunting or at a field trial, there are several important factors to consider. Bells come in many different sizes, material types, and designs. Each of these elements factor into what the bell is going to sound like when running and jumping. In this article, we are going to focus on choosing between a low tone or a high tone bell and the considerations that may play into your choice.
Are you thinking about training your dog to hunt antler sheds? Well, this is the best training product for those new to shed hunting. I purchased one of these kits two years ago to teach our older white Labrador to hunt sheds, trying to prove saying the “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” wrong.
When training your bird dog, a controlled flush is very important. One of the best ways to provide a controlled flush is by using a remote bird launcher. Lion Country Supply has designed and manufactured two different sized bird launchers to fit those needs.
The LCS Remote Backing Dog trains a pointing dog to back, honor, or stop when they see another dog pointing. Our remote backing dog has been used by many professional dog trainers and is a favorite amongst trainers that do not have access to another dog to use for backing.
The Lion Country Supply Stake Out was designed by dog trainers and is a favorite amongst our employees and customers. Whether you’re staking out your dog for periods of time, switching between dogs, or using them as a training tool, our Stake Out will keep your dog(s) securely staked out and safe. If you’re in sandy or loose soil, use regular sized 30” stake out.
Want to teach our dog the skill of retrieving? The best tool in a retriever trainer’s training bag is the bumper. Bumpers come in many styles, shapes, colors, and materials. The most frequent question we get from customers is “What type of bumper do I need?” This largely depends on what type of training, how you plan on using the bumper, and even the time of year.
You have decided to train your bird dog. Fantastic! Here are some tips for beginners. Puppies! It's easy to fall in love with a pretty face. However, when training a bird dog, it makes good sense to start off with the appropriate puppy. Decide, before you even start, if you want a pointer or a retriever. Starting young...
One of the first jobs you have when training a hunting dog is to make sure he or she is not gun shy. Hunting dogs are smart creatures. But they are also sensitive - their hearing is a lot more acute than ours. Dogs can hear sounds that are higher and softer than we ever can. Your dog can hear various frequencies at more than twice the range that you can.