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Hunting Dog Training - How to Make Sure Your Hunting Dog is Trail Worthy

Date Added: June 25, 2009 01:16:37 AM
Category: Hunting Dogs

So you are looking for hunting dog training? For this, you basically have two different choices you can make-either take them to training professionals who can wipe them into shape, or handle this task yourself.

You might instantly be inclined to let the pros handle it, particularly if you know nothing about dog training, but don’t underestimate yourself-training your dog really isn’t as difficult as you might think.

In fact, it can be quite easy, and certainly much cheaper, and if you have the time available, I’d recommend this option, not just for the above reasons, but also because it’s better to have your dog learn the commands from you versus somebody else, as they would without these schools.

After all, you are the one who’s going to be out on the trail with them, so naturally they will do better if they learn from you versus someone they will likely never see again.

Now, remember that I’m definitely not against hunting dog training professional. The vast majority of them are worth the money, and if you don’t have the time, or just don’t want to for whatever reason, then by all means, bring them there. I’m just letting you know there is another option if you do in fact want to conduct the hunting dog training yourself.

If you do plan on doing the hunting dog training yourself, keep in mind that there are basically three different commands they need to learn. “Whoa”, meaning to come to a stop now. If you’re dog can’t obey this, they will not be an effective hunting dog-period. Also, this can very easily protect them from harm while out on the trail.

Imagine if they are about to come face to face with a larger animal they don’t see? Being able to stop on command, therefore, is not only important for being able to hunt, but also for general safety as well.

In addition, if they are about to go into a dangerous area, where there might be thorns, or a steep drop off, knowing this command is critical as well. it could potentially save their life.

“Come” and “heel” round out the three you will need to teach your dog and doing so really isn’t as hard as you might think. Knowing just these three basic commands will enable your dog to become a top notch hunting dog in no time, as there are few other things they will need.

Obviously, instincts are very important as well, as are smarts. You can’t teach this material, and some dogs just don’t have them. The only way to tell, of course, is to bring the dog out on the trial beforehand, and many places don’t let you do this before buying, so finding the top dog is essentially a crap shoot.

However, almost any dog can at least learn these three commands, and if you focus on them with your hunting dog training, you will train your dog to be a faithful companion out the trail for years to come.

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