When you watch a hunting dog go about that which it was born and bred to do, it’s not hard to imagine the canine is covering 10, 20, or even 30 times as much ground as its two-legged hunting partner. A huge part of the advantage of hunting with a dog is its ability and willingness to go places the human hunter can’t, or at least doesn’t want to, go.
A good hunting dog is a friend, partner, and valuable investment. Keep yours happy and healthy when hunting with this advice.
Puppies face a world of fun, excitement, intimidation and growth in the first few months of their lives. Teaching your pup to avoid bad habits while instilling obedience basics will ensure your new hunting partner realizes his full potential.
Socialization: Play with your Pup
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Retrievers are amazing animals. They crash through icy marshes and cornfield snowdrifts without a single complaint. They’ll take everything Mother Nature has to throw at them and still return with their tails wagging. Due to their cheerful demeanor, we often forget that our four-legged hunting partners aren’t always well-suited for frigid temperatures. Hunting dog owners can help their best friend withstand the elements with a few simple procedures.
You’ve invested hundreds of hours on dog training to perfect its performance. However, for your hunting dog to perform at its highest level, you need to feed it a high-caliber, high-nutrition diet. Look for the following.
Though hunting dogs and water dogs are naturally built to thrive out in the field and on the water, a few creature comforts can help to keep them happier and safer in these environments.