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#6006828 - 11/02/15 02:48 PM Dog eating Quail heads
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Had a customer this week, Every time his dog made a retrieve, He gave the dog the head of the quail. Is this a good thing or not?


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#6006841 - 11/02/15 02:56 PM Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog]
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I've done it for years but not with my current pointer.
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#6006868 - 11/02/15 03:15 PM Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog]
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My Dad used to do that. I never have with any of my dogs.
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#6007221 - 11/02/15 06:35 PM Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog]
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My dog will pluck them off of doves every time. She's ate a few quail heads from time to time. Never had any problems. I grabbed one out of her mouth when she was young. After just a few chomps she had pulverized it pretty good
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#6007227 - 11/02/15 06:37 PM Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog]
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It makes them smarter, but don't ever feed them the legs. It'll make them run off, especially blues.
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#6007603 - 11/02/15 09:01 PM Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog]
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My old male will bring the dove back by the head to make sure he gets it
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#6007656 - 11/02/15 09:26 PM Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog]
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My personal opinion...It's a good way to start bad mouth habits, so I'd never do it.
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#6008030 - 11/03/15 06:58 AM Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog]
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Feeding the head in something for the dog. It's like a thank you for doing your job. But, you shouldn't have to do it. Just depends on what your relationship is like with your dog.
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#6008678 - 11/03/15 01:04 PM Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: Mud Shark]
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Originally Posted By: Mud Shark
My personal opinion...It's a good way to start bad mouth habits, so I'd never do it.
We did it when I was a kid with all our bird dogs as a reward. Haven't done that much lately except with my new cocker pups. A dove head makes them sit at your feet looking up intently waiting for it or a command. Smart little dogs. Love them!
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#6019056 - 11/09/15 09:10 AM Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog]
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My Brit loves 'em, my pointer won't touch 'em.

I hesitate to let them eat one these days, could be digestive trouble.
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