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Old 06-22-2010, 06:31 PM
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I have a pitbull mix. I know their not hunting dogs except for hogs but I was wondering if it would be worth my time to try and get him going on a coon skin and get familiar with the scent. I know pitbulls are sight dogs but does anyone think it would be possible to teach one to hunt coons. I know if he caught one he would have no problem with it till I got there. Any advice to tips?
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:08 PM
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I love turning my caych dogs loose on varmints sometimes and had a female that would wind coons and possums. You said mix, what with?
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:29 PM
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I think hes got boxer in him heres some pics see what you think.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:17 PM
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Could be pure, maybe a little boxer or Am Staff. Start working with hi,m now and command his respect and obedience. Training bulldogs isnt for weak willed folks. If you let him hell walk all over you. P.S when it comes to physically disciplining him, hit him as hard as you think you should, then whack him twice as hard.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:44 PM
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ok thanks for the advice
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:08 AM
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ive seen all sorts of strange mixxes turn out to be decent coon or squirell dogs. dont get hung up on the breed, he's still a dog, he can smell really well, likes to bark and is smart enuff to be trained. training would go easier if some of your hunting buddies have actuall coon dogs he can go out with, but you can do it on your own
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by podunk kennels View Post
when it comes to physically disciplining him, hit him as hard as you think you should, then whack him twice as hard.
What dog training book, website, trainer did you clean this little nugget from?

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Old 06-25-2010, 11:17 AM
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Ya I'm not sure I agree with that. But I did get him on a coon last night and he tore into it like a champ.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:21 AM
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From three generations of raising working dogs.Different strokes for different folks. Im not advocaing beating a dog just disciplining them. Bulldogs are very stubborn and require someone to get their attention now and then. Good deal that he shows some game traits already, was he by himself or with another dog?
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:12 PM
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I had a relative, by mariage, that was an outstanding coon hunter. He ran Black & Tans and Blue Ticks. He was having trouble with coyotes attacking his dogs, soooooo, he got the bright idea to cross Black & Tans with Bull Dogs. Went over like a lead brick. The hard headedest, dumbest dogs you could imagine. He gave them all away. Your dog could be a gem though. You just never know. I was told my Boxer wouldn't have the nose to track wounded deer. Heck, he could smell a dog treat in a field of onions! lol
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