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#6915747 - 10/10/17 02:22 PM couple ???'s for the hound folks...
Daven Offline

Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 527
Loc: Germany (Bavaria)
Hey folks.... Been a while.. Have a ??? or ten..

Anyone have a hound (or any other dog) for the purpose of blood trailing? Man trailing, etc....

If so, assuming it doesn't see everyday action, what can you use it for so that it can stay busy without screwing up the original training/purpose?

Reason for the question...
I just picked up (last week) a Bavarian Mountain Hound puppy. She is 10 weeks old now and doing fine... Her number one job is company while hunting, doing chores, watching TV... etc... Last thing I want is a "hunting dog" that has to be constantly on the go... Don't want her trailing every track she comes across.. Only want her to follow a blood trail if necessary.. but can't see her getting much work in that area...
What else could she use her nose for that wouldn't make a hunter (game runner) out of her?
any creative ideas? I thought about sheds and mushrooms, but not sure how you would go about training and if it would screw anything up.
any tips appreciated... Gotta justify keepin this kid around yaknow....

#6919389 - 10/13/17 02:02 PM Re: couple ???'s for the hound folks... [Re: Daven]
oaktreeplanter Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Spanish Fort
It seems to me that the more things you do with a dog the better they just keep on getting. I wouldn't be afraid to try anything with her that seemed reasonable.
"They will be called oaks of righteousness"
Isaiah 61:3

#6920404 - 10/14/17 02:21 PM Re: couple ???'s for the hound folks... [Re: Daven]
Daven Offline

Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 527
Loc: Germany (Bavaria)
I'll just let her hang out with whatever I am doing then and see what she likes to do.... she seems happy enough just watching TV and hanging out with me... maybe all she needs...

#6921454 - 10/15/17 05:28 PM Re: couple ???'s for the hound folks... [Re: Daven]
blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 9113
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Teach her to pick a cold trail on real hot women, super good looks with body to melt lava, with a 4 wheel drive truck and nice boat.
The Greatest Enemy of knowledge is not ignorance,
it is the illusion of knowledge.--Stephen Hawking


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