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Dog ID and training

Old 02-05-2012, 09:48 PM
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Typical Buck
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Default Dog ID and training

We picked up a dog for my 14 yr old daughter at the shelter, for Christmas. We estimate the dog is about 15 to 18 months old. She had been picked up walking the highway last early summer and was at the shelter until we got her in November. I don’t know dogs well, but she does, both in conformation and personality, seem to perhaps have a lot of English Pointer in her. Maybe someone here with more knowledge will know.

I realize she is a bit old for training, but someone obviously worked with her, she is very intelligent and obeys well. She also will go over to the chicken coop and hold a point if I am with her, though she also will go over and just run the fence and bark as well if left to her own devices.

We’ve a lot of grouse in this country (mostly ruffed, a few blue, and within a couple of hours sage hens) and I would like to see how she will do in the mountains. Any good basic reads for a guy with no real dog training background in terms of what we can be doing with her now, as well as for later in June when the snow is down and we can get her into the hills? Any recommendations will be appreciated. Below are a couple of pics, though they are not the best.

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Old 02-08-2012, 07:13 AM
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learning to listen to you is NO.1.after that,GETTING DOGS AROUND LOTS OF BIRDS.
its that easy .i seen dogs that LISTENED and owner never took them hunting.
i took their dog with me out to private preserve to train for pheasants.
they picked up on it quick.
if its in dog, it will come out no matter what age.

if they dont listen ,it will not work. that is what comes first.
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