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Use of Dogs in Hunting

Hunters may use various strategies to capture their target animals mostly in the world but having a suitable hunting partner which include hunting will make the process easier. Hunting dogs are all canines whose roles is to hut either for humans or together with humans. Hunting dogs are quite several to carry out varying tasks such as the terriers, hounds, cur types, dachshunds and gun dogs such as the Braque Fran?ais. These hunting dogs apply various techniques according to how they are trained to carry out tasks as may be assigned 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.

The mostly used hunting dogs are the gun dogs also referred to as bird dogs whose main activity is usually to get the game animals hidden after been gunned down. There are primarily three types of gun dogs which include flush dogs, retrievers and pointing breeds. Pointing dogs have been trained to identify a bird which when discovered, they stay still so that the hunter can flush it and then they can retrieve it. The flushing dogs are usually trained to keep at 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. Suitable diet is also very key to ensure that all the nutritional requirement are met as well as providing energy needed for hunting. Hunting dogs should be undergo exercises regularly to ensure that they don’t become obese or are unable to control their breathing when sniffing a hunt to ensure a successful hunting. The hunter to carry out regular grooming so that the coat is not very long, 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.

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