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Well, I got offered a lab pup on Easter and I could not say no....

Now I got to figure out how to train this little fella how to find sheds.
Any suggestions on good books/videos on the topic?
Matt Alwine

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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 12:37:09 PM »
No suggestions, but more pics please!  :tup:
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 12:38:54 PM »
Even though my dog hasn't found any thing and may not..  I have her shed to chew on and planted them without my scent on them.. Since you live in a highly populated deer area sheds aren't a problem for you :chuckle:

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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 12:43:55 PM »
No suggestions, but more pics please!  :tup:

Ive only had him a day so i dont have my pictures yet.
Here is one of him with one of our friends kids though.
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 12:44:29 PM »
I love fat lil puppy pics :)
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 12:47:50 PM »
Even though my dog hasn't found any thing and may not..  I have her shed to chew on and planted them without my scent on them.. Since you live in a highly populated deer area sheds aren't a problem for you :chuckle:

Hopefully he will be better at finding them then me. I average about 1 shed for every 10 miles of hiking. :bash:
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 12:48:16 PM »
Congrats on the pup.  Very cute pics.  :)
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 12:48:58 PM »
not specifically for sheds, but useful commands

http://www.aocb.com/training/literature


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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 12:51:10 PM »
not specifically for sheds, but useful commands

http://www.aocb.com/training/literature

Thanks!
I trained a great bird dog once but thats been over 10 years ago now, so i could use some brushing up on all puppy training topics.
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 01:00:32 PM »
Nice looking pup.
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 01:19:23 PM »
 
There is lots of info out there. Do a search for shed dog hunting. It has become a very popular sport over the last few years. There are even completions to compete at.
Couple of YOU TUBE Videos
HuntEmUp.com - Antler Tracking / Shed Dog Seminar with Tom Dokken (Part 1)
HuntEmUp.com - Antler Tracking / Shed Dog Seminar with Tom Dokken (Part 2)
http://www.everythingsheddog.com/

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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 05:22:49 PM »
Even though my dog hasn't found any thing and may not..  I have her shed to chew on and planted them without my scent on them.. Since you live in a highly populated deer area sheds aren't a problem for you :chuckle:

Whatever you do don't listen to this guy! That should put you way ahead :chuckle:  :sry: Crow Killer couldn't resist! Nice looking pup by the way  :tup:
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2013, 05:28:45 PM »
Even though my dog hasn't found any thing and may not..  I have her shed to chew on and planted them without my scent on them.. Since you live in a highly populated deer area sheds aren't a problem for you :chuckle:

Whatever you do don't listen to this guy! That should put you way ahead :chuckle:  :sry: Crow Killer couldn't resist! Nice looking pup by the way  :tup:
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2013, 08:34:10 PM »
Cute pup ! Labs are my favorite,

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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 06:11:11 AM »
Raxs waxs, seems to work well and make shure you wash sheds so your sent isnt on them or if your dog picks them up wash as well so its sent isnt on them. Figure out weather your dog likes to play or likes treats for reward, and keep on it persistance pays off. also train him to sit or bark when he finds one sometimes they cant carry them back so they will pass right on by. i have had great luck with this method my dog is 2 and he has already found around 13 sheds. good luck thats a nice lookin pup.

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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2013, 06:47:18 AM »
We have a yellow lab pup we are training for sheds. We are using Bill Hillman videos for the basic stuff... Primarily building the retrieve drive and teaching the fetch command. We just started collar conditioning and we are going to force fetch him. The only training he will get a treat for is when he delivers a shed to hand.

Keep your training sessions short and make sure you keep it fun. We only work our dog on formal training 3-4 times a week for 15-20 minutes....but don't be fooled by the short sessions.... Training a puppy right can be a lot of work.
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2013, 09:05:50 AM »
Matt, check out this thread it has some good info. There are a few videos from Tom Dokkens on it that might help you out.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,116389.0.html
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Re: Took the puppy plunge! Who has advice for training a shed dog?
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2013, 10:21:42 AM »
Thanks for the tips everyone.
He is already coming when called and fetching, so I have high hopes for him!
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