Is Your Dog Ready for the Hunt?

From IdahoStatesman.com
BY PETE ZIMOWSKY – pzimowsky@idahostatesman.com

Hunting season is approaching fast, and dogs have to be as prepared as their masters.

You’ve got your guns, waders, decoys and boat ready. But what about your dog?

“It takes six to eight weeks to get your dog into shape for hunting season,” said gun dog expert Jim Closson of Sit Means Sit Dog Training in Boise.

You’ve got to cover all the bases with your dog.

“Be sure to introduce the dogs to the birds that you will be hunting,” said Closson. “I once met a owner who only trained with pigeons. His dog was great at retrieving pigeons but he would not pick up any other bird.”

Here’s Closson’s checklist for dog owners…

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http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/08/26/1315484/is-your-dog-ready-for-the-hunt.html#ixzz0y7SS2aMT

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