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Dog eating Quail heads #6006828 11/02/15 08:48 PM
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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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Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog] #6006841 11/02/15 08:56 PM
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I've done it for years but not with my current pointer.


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Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog] #6006868 11/02/15 09:15 PM
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My Dad used to do that. I never have with any of my dogs.


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.


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Re: Dog eating Quail heads [Re: YellowDog] #6007221 11/03/15 12:35 AM
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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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It makes them smarter, but don't ever feed them the legs. It'll make them run off, especially blues.


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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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My personal opinion...It's a good way to start bad mouth habits, so I'd never do it.


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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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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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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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