How to raise a hunting dog
For effective hunting and good dogs great importance is adequate education and training, both puppies and adults. It permanent special classes to improve and develop innate instincts, create conditional skills and reflexes that are necessary for use in hunting.
Many experts know that puppies, of which are likely to become future hunters are best taken in December and January. It is for this time, they will be able to grow up and be trained to the hunting season. Approximately one to two months from birth, the puppy have to be vaccinated, as they are not less than men. To take care of this is necessary, as dogs can hurt such forms of disorders, in which since the ingress of bacteria into the organism and death may take only a few hours. It is worth noting that raising a hunting dog that requires a significant investment of time and energy and so take on it better only in case if the future owner of such dog possesses them in sufficient quantity.
Not necessarily from the first moments of meeting to undertake a process of intensive training. First of all, the dog needs to be regularly and taking long walks. Experts noted the excellent development of the understanding of teams in puppies under the age of four months. Older animals age, there are cases of the period a sort of stupor when they did not react on the educational process and learning teams. However, most of the problems that may arise in the process of education, are, as a rule, in the dog, not the owner. The best education your dog can only give kind, understanding and patient owner who has a certain level of tolerance to my dog. Thus, in the process of learning it is best to try not to break the self-determination of animals. This is the condition of the dog, in which he has the option to be or not to be under the control of their master. Just being in this state, the dog will be able to adequately and confidently in control of their own lives, their environment, and fulfill the commands of his master.
Many hunters would like to have a dog there is no need to control hunting, a savvy assistant, who may not confound even the most difficult situation. Good behavior, good physical data and the mental health of any dog is directly dependent on its proper education. Contradictory orders, humiliation, suppression of will and lack of respect can cause satisfied with sharp resistance from an adult animal. Puppies instead of open struggle in these situations often stain the floor, gnaw and spoil things, whine and do not give rest to their owners. Such revenge is a typical behavior for the oppressed puppies.
A hunting dog is quite simply studying the basic commands. However, the process of learning is best done in a playful way, securing of conditional and unconditional reflexes of the dog. In order to teach your dog the command «come» you can use pieces of meat. In the morning the owner feeds their pet, and in the evening take a walk a meal and offers it, saying the words of command. Do not forget that after you close the enclosure, the animal must be given the opportunity to run. Immediately to force her to perform the commands is not necessary, otherwise you may experience tension or even a conflict with the owner. Only after the dog have a nice run and threw the day stored energy can call him by nickname and give one of the pre-designed teams.
For many hunters the decisive factor, without which it is impossible to present a comprehensive hunt is considered to be discipline. This factor can be attributed the dog’s behavior outside of hunting, in conditions of spending the night in the camp, etc. First of all, the dog should be trained never, under any circumstances, to touch the food of the host. No exceptions. The main mistake many hunters in coaching, you can call the situation when the owner is attempting to take away just obtained the trophy by force. In this case, the dog triggered a natural instinct not to give up and could again be a conflict. Experts believe that in such situations it is best to patiently explain or try to divert attention to another object, which may be in store in advance a piece of meat or sausage. After several such training, the dog himself will give the trophy to his master.