For those who have been thinking that dogs are only meant for guarding a house against intruders or just a cuddling spouse, then you are seriously mistaken. But before you’re planning to take ANY dog for hunting, ensure to train him really well and ideally they are a hunting dog in the first place, built for a particular animal hunt!
If you’re enthusiastic about hunting, then there are many things which you can do. Either you will need to hire a professional trainer who would train your adorable little puppy, or else, you’ll have to train your pup yourself. Have no idea about training your hunting dog? Don’t worry here are some tips that will enable you to prepare your dog for hunting. And at least educated you a little as to what it might take.
The best way to prepare your pet for hunting
Manage the dog’s weight: if you believe that feeding your dog more and more food will make him much healthier and fitter for searching, then this is a major misconception. Feeding too much food will make your dog obese and he/she will not be able to search properly. And ignore commercial dog food if you would like your dog to be at its finest. A real diet contains a good deal of meat and bones in the right proportion.
Make sure that your dog does regularly exercise: If you’ve been thinking that only humans need to exercise so as to remain healthy, then you are wrong. Dogs especially need to work out in order to stay very healthy. Consequently, if you would like your doggy to be a superb hunter (and to be alert and listen to you), make him perform various exercises on a regular basis so he remains in great shape and can cope with any type of unfavorable issues during the searching session. Exercise should be daily off lead dog park visits in addition to training exercises for your specific hunting needs.
Take your puppy to a vet prior taking him/her for searching: there are lots of men and women who believe that their hunting dogs are born hunters and will never let them down when it comes to hunting. But this is totally wrong. Your dog might fall under the hunter category, but he/she may not be fit for hunting. Therefore, you must first pay a visit to a veterinary doctor and plan about hunting. The vet doctor may also give your dog a vaccination that will prevent him/her from certain diseases such as Lyme.
Also remember that even hunting dogs will need to have the ideal temperament. Enthusiastic and wanting to get to prey, not too timid, and ones who will listen to remember and the rest of the commands you may teach it.
Take care of your dog’s fleas/ticks: Since you are taking your dog for hunting, I am sure you will be taking your doggy into a forest or some area where there’s loads of plants, shrubs and trees. And where there are trees and plants, there has to be fleas and ticks. So, be sure you take your pet to the vet and he prescribes oral or physical medicines so that ticks and fleas do not feed your dog. And also ask the doctor to check your veterinarian and ask them to see if there are any /fleas left or not.
Are you aware that may tick and flea medications are preventers or only ward off adults but some don’t affect the eggs or vice versa. Sometimes flea bathes have to be utilised in conjunction with monthly pill remedies.
These were some of the tips that can allow you to prepare your pooch for hunting. So, follow these suggestions and accordingly prepare you searching or water dog.