Benefits of Hunting Dogs
Hunting is made easier when the hunter has a hunting companion such as the hunting dogs which complements their skills and experience in using a variety of strategies to hunt. Hunting dogs are all canines whose roles is to hut either for humans or together with humans. Training of these different hunting dogs such as the terriers, hounds, cur types, dachshunds and gun dogs such as the Braque Fran?ais is very important so that they can be able to perform various tasks they are assigned by the hunter. The training of these dogs varies in how they carry out their varying activities such as through use of their proper sight, scent of the animal to be hunted, there are those that can locate the animal that was gunned down easily, those that are great swimmers, those that are able to capture or kill the target as well as those that can hunt both above and below ground.
One of the commonly used hunting dogs is the gun dogs which are also known as bird dogs whose main activity is usually to get the game animals hidden after been gunned down. The gun dogs are in three categories which include flush dogs, retrievers and pointing breeds. Hunters train the pointing dogs so that they can identify the bird which when discovered, they stay still so that the hunter can flush it and then they can retrieve it. For the flushing dogs, they keep a close range with the hunters such that they can flush birds that will happen to run away from the hunter so that they can retrieve it once commanded to do so. It is recommended to use the retriever gun dogs during the waterfowl hunting since they have been trained on how to follow the hunters gun when gunning birds so that they can mark and remember where each one fell for easier retrieval.
Successful hunting can be achieved through training the dog adequately as well as ensuring that the dog is well taken care for. It is important to ensure that the hunting dog is taken to a vet doctor on a regular basis to ensure it is well vaccinated of ailments that can be transmitted to the hunt during retrieval and other conditions. The hunting dog should also be provided with a suitable diet that meets all its nutritional requirements so that it can have sufficient energy when hunting. It is also important to exercise the dog on a regular basis to ensure that it doesn’t become obese or is unable to control its breathing when sniffing a hunt to ensure a successful hunting. Proper grooming of the dog is essential by ensuring that the coat is not very long, to ensure the coat is not dirty after hunting by brushing it as well as trimming its nails to prevent them from cracking and injuring their toes.