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New walker pup (what have I done?)
« on: October 28, 2022, 05:59:04 AM »
Well with Washington getting on board with dogs for wounded game Iíve decided to train a blood tracking dog I had debated on breed with no idea what breed to go with and a friend came across some walker pups so I grabbed a little male so let the training begin gonna be fun!! Any tips would be appreciated

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Re: New walker pup (what have I done?)
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2022, 07:17:12 AM »
My biggest tip is be patient. Iím working on my second bird dog. With good breeding theyíre relatively easy to train. Trust their instincts and remember a puppy is going to do a lot of puppy things that can be very frustrating. With time, they mature. Once you get to work the dog in a real situation, and have success, itís an amazing feeling. Have fun!

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Re: New walker pup (what have I done?)
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2022, 07:33:37 AM »
Grew up with one.  Patience for sure, buy good running shoes and enjoy the bay

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Re: New walker pup (what have I done?)
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2023, 06:56:55 PM »
I've had hounds of some sort since I was a kid, coonhounds for a long time, a few beagles,  then bear/cat hounds before the ban and now back to beagles.

The best non-deer training you can give the pup imo is to learn how to use the nose.   I usually tie my pups out, take part of a hot dog, give them a tiny bit, tie it to a fishing rod and lay a track for them.  First part in their site, then around and out of their site, I slice off a little treat to leave in the track, so they are rewarded as they run the track, and then a half a hot dog at the end.  Start short and work up to longer tracks with more difficulty, things in the way, up and over, etc.   I run the tracks with them on a check cord so I have some control.

Sounds somewhat stupid but I promise you it works and I can't thank the elderly rabbit hunter from my youth that gave me this golden nugget.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2023, 07:19:18 PM by brokentrail »


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