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HUNTING DOG

Discussion in 'Obedience & Sports' started by Mr maverick, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:34 PM.

  1. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    I have a 5 month pitbull cane corso father was 130lb mother was 98lb my little guy is 5 month 46lb I am in the works of training him as a hunting dog. It's going great he has never seen a leash and stays right behind me he waits for other animals to approach him. Open to any tips or suggestions
     
  2. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    You will have to be more specific as to the type of hunting dog you're trying to raise him to be and what you expect out of him.
     
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  3. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog

    Hah.. I'm from the deep south, so quail was what we do hunt with pointers.. I having a hard time imagining him being a bird dog.. I assume it'd probably be for hogs???
     
  4. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    I'd assume some sort of catch dog, but the target was more the question. Dog sounds like it will be far too big for rabbit or other small/fast prey. I'm pretty sure it's illegal to use dogs on bears or cougars in most states but I don't know about Canada, I'm not sure where the OP lives for that matter. The post was just very vague and the comment about the lack of leash training confused me. Theoretically, any dog can retrieve I suppose? I doubt that's the goal here though :p
     
  5. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Pictures?!
     
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  6. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    I plan in him being more of a hiking dog as I hunt. Hopefully have him retrieving grouse maybe geese. I don't plan on using him with big game as I wouldn't want to put him in danger and as said it is illegal. I want him to be by my side as I hunt.
     
  7. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Is it illegal to hunt hogs in Canada? I have no idea, just curious.
    The only advice I have, bc I have never hunted dogs a day in my life, would be to get a solid recall.
    Not sure if we have many hunters that use their dogs as retrievers on this site. Lots use catch dogs and bay dogs for larger game.
     
  8. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    We don’t have wild hogs here
     
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  9. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    LMAO, um, yeah, I had no idea. I didn't even know we had hogs in Ohio! Someone just told me we do.
     
  10. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog

    But you have bear!!! Alabama has black bear but very rare sightings. I heard a wild boar once while hiking.. it screeched at me.. they get huge here, grow horns and can be deadly.
    Other than that.. nothing really dangerous here.. other than rattlesnakes and copperheads.
     
  11. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

    Up in Cranbrook also Dawson there are wild hogs
     
  12. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I live very close to Cranbrook and there are no hogs lol
     
  13. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Yeah definitely tons of black bear and grizzly where I’m at.
     
  14. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog

    I remember when I went on a hiking venture to Alaska.. We went out to Kennicott, Denali and Valdez/Seward.. There were a handful of times where there would be grizzly bear sightings walking alongside the road and trails where I had just been.I did a good bit of hiking solo there.. and not being use to all the wild-life can make a girl paranoid. Here the only predators we have are pervs and pedifiles.
     
  15. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog

    I have a lot of fond memories quail hunting with my dad when growing up. It is a beautiful thing to see a dog running out in a field, stand still and stiffin up to point out a flock of bird. We use to have American Pointers, German Short Haired Pointers, English Setters.. Id train them up from puppies to get ready for hunting season. The fun part was hiding a dead bird in a random place and teaching them how to track the bird and point without going in after it.. Good times.
     
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  16. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    Then again it depends what the goal is once the dog finds the bear. Typically hounds are used because they won't necessarily attack, just locate. Bull breeds might try for combat which is not a good idea, especially with only one dog!
     
  17. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    Sounds like you might want to ask this on a retriever/hunting dog forum, but honestly retriever people aren't going to see a molosser breed as a viable retrieving dog. For the most part you're going to need a good heal/stay command that is solid even when animal are visible, no barking. The biggest downside IMO is that animals will likely run off when they smell or see your dog, whereas they are not as afraid of humans. This was my experience trying to hunt with dogs anyway, deer will pause and look at me, but when they see a dog they take off.
     
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  18. Novy

    Novy Little Dog Premium Member

    They may not be abundant but there is likely a population of wild boar in your area you aren't aware of. They are becoming an increasing issue across the prairies due to their fast reproduction and the damage they do to crops. There is a website dedicated to tracking their population to promote hunting them to hopefully bring the numbers down.

    http://wildboarcanada.ca/

    Apparently the wild boars in Canada were originally imported and farm raised, some escaped captivity and the population has grown steady since.
     
  19. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog

    That is our issue here.. Either farmed hogs turned wild and so forth.. There was like a 400 or 500 lb wild hog caught just a few miles where I live out this way. I saw an article where hogs are quick to become to their wild state when not in a domesticated environment.. They even grow horns when wild.. where as on a pig farm, I hear that they do not. ODD..
     
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  20. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    I heard that too...from a pig farmer I'm good friends with. Pigs are the quickest animal to revert back to their feral roots.
     

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