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10 Best Hunting Dogs !

Top 10 Hunting Dog Breeds!

Training  good duck hunting dogs.  It has its ups and downs.  Hopefully more ups then downs.  One thing you always have to remember is that dogs are always learning no matter where they are.  Training or not training they are watching and learning.  So you have to make sure that they are learning good habits not bad.  Bad habits can be hard to break.

If there are children around in your family when you get your dog they are going to want to play with it.  There is nothing cuter them a brand new cuddly puppy.  So keeping him or her in the right conditions can become hard. Making the dog a one person dog is very important to having a well behave hunting dog. Again this can be your number one challenge.

When you are not there, training or teaching put them into a kennel or a fenced in area.  Constant training isn’t good for them all the time.  They need to be a puppy or dog depending on their age. There own little space is a good thing.

If you work all day then most of your training will be in the evening.  Your schedule will dictate the amount of training you get in on a daily basis. When you are home keep the dog with you so that you can bond and you will get to know their likes and dislikes.

Here is the list of the top 10:

  1. Irish Setter
  2. Coon Hound
  3. Weimaraner
  4. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  5. Golden Retriever 
  6. Blood Hound
  7. Pointer
  8. Beagle
  9. American Foxhound
  10. Labrador Retriever

Great tips for a Healthier Hunting Dog:

1-The main thing you need to do is  figure out the condition of your dog after the winter layoff.

 What is his weight has he or she gained a few pounds over the winter.  Most likely is you think even about yourself and you winter exercise routine.  Their ribs should be easily felt, with a short haired dog you should be able to see the ribs when they stretch out on their side.  What you should not see is their spine, shoulder blades or hip bones this will mean they are to thin.

2- Begin the training routine

You need to start by taking them out 2 to 3 times a week for 10 to 20 minutes at a time and doing various levels of exercise, light walks , runs.  Then up the time to 30 to 40 minutes of again a couple days a week .  Then start a retrieving routine and agility training.  It should take a couple of months to get them and you back into shape for the up can coming hunting season.

3- Next comes the Diet part of the training.

If you are not sure where to start there are professionals that you can talk to about the right balance of food for the exercise that they are going to embark on. Here is a link to a great blog about the way you should feed your dog when he or she is in training and hunting. Click here.


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Tom Dokken’s Retriever Training

Dokken Dead Fowl Trainer Hunting Dog Dummy

D.T. Systems Training Scent for Pets, 4-Ounce, Duck

Here’s a few to get you started.  It will be a great experience.  Have FUN!

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