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How to trn a dog to track deer
The key to trning your hunting dog is keeping it on a short leash. A leash of any type that prevents your dog from pulling the deer out of range is the only way to keep your dog from chasing the deer when it's time to flush the game.
The easiest way to stop your dog from going out of range is to make your dog hold the leash with his teeth. A simple two- or three-foot leash has no problems with this. However, if you're going to use a 10- to 15-foot leash, a "chew chn" is the only way to ensure your dog stays close to you. Your trning is much easier if you have a leash chn in place before you even get your dog.
If you're going to use a 10- to 15-foot leash with your dog, your dog must be trned to hold it with his teeth. A long leash with a simple slip knot is the easiest. Use a 6-foot line for the short leash, the extra length makes it easier to work on the slip knot without making the line too long. A two- or three-foot leash and a simple slip knot should work fine.
For a longer leash, we recommend using an aluminum dog chn that you feed out like a fishing line to the dog. You can even feed it through your dog's teeth to make him work harder. Use a 6-foot line for this as well. When your dog is fully trned, remove the slip knot and trn him to hold the line in his teeth. If your dog doesn't pick up this new skill easily, use a smaller slip knot and adjust the length of the line to the size of the knot until your dog understands how to do it correctly.
If you're going to use a 15-foot leash, you're going to have to make your dog's hold with his teeth a more permanent thing. To do this, put a loop in the middle of the leash with a 4-inch-wide loop made of leather or brded nylon webbing.
The loop should be between 2½ to 3 inches from one end. Make sure the loop is the same size as the diameter of your dog's mouth. Then you should start trning your dog to do three things: sit, stay and walk. When your dog can perform the first two, start doing a few minutes of a three-part exercise and, when he's completely comfortable with it, keep working on it until he can hold the leash in his teeth for at least 10 seconds. When your dog can do it, take him to the park to practice the hold. Do a few minutes at a time, gradually adding more time. If he falls down, you may need to bring it back to the basics. Then you can increase the hold.
Your dog should not have any restrictions. You should practice it around the house and in the yard and wherever your dog likes to go. Never take the leash off your dog and allow him to use it as he pleases. The only time you should ever let your dog release the leash is when he's on-leash in a safe public place, such as the dog park, the vet's office or the grocery store. If your dog loses control, the person controlling him may have to hold him down.
A loose leash on a dog can make him even more likely to chase things. As a result, it's best to use a harness instead of a leash. This is not a perfect solution, as a loose harness can put your dog in an uncomfortable position when he's sitting or resting. That sd, it's the best solution for your dog in a variety of situations. It's safe to run with your dog on a loose harness, as long as your dog knows what to do. You can also get a dog's harness to fit yourself and teach your dog to fit it to you. The following is a photo of a loose harness with two separate straps. You will see how the front strap and the back strap have Velcro (similar to athletic gear) so the leash can be attached to it:
Another way to trn your dog to walk on a loose leash is to practice it in a small area. Even if it's a small area, if your dog is in control he won't have to walk through anything that's a little too interesting for him. If he starts to pull, just remind him to walk on the leash, put the leash on and walk him for a little bit. He may need to start out on a slight diagonal if he has trouble making it through the door.
When you get a new dog you should start slowly with this. As time goes on, you can get your dog to walk with his leash on him as he walks to the store or the vet. If you have an older dog, you may not have to start at such a slow pace.
Another option is to use an attachment device, such as a choke chn, a leash stop or a head halter. These devices are not as safe as a loose leash, but you can trn your dog to walk on them.
If your dog struggles to learn to walk with a loose leash, try working on a loose leash over several days or weeks. Don't give up. You're trning your dog not to pull. You may have to use a loose leash for a while, but you will get there.
If you just can't handle a loose leash, there are ways to teach your dog to walk on a regular leash. While it is possible to teach a dog to walk on a regular leash, it is not a strghtforward process. You will need to have some prior experience with trning in order to have the necessary success rate for this. Also, you must have a large area in which to trn. If your backyard is filled with other dogs, having a large fenced in area may not be an option. If that is the case, try having your dog walk beside you on a lead or attached to your belt or the sleeve of your shirt.
**TREATING THE AGGRESSIVE**
Some dogs, such as pit bulls and rottweilers, are not the least bit interested in obeying their owner's requests or commands. These dogs will often bite or lunge at someone without provocation, putting them at great risk for injury. It is not easy to trn these dogs to accept commands and remn calm and well behaved.
As a general rule, dogs will behave in the same way toward a stranger or an acquntance. However, the closer your dog is to you, the more difficult it is to trn him to control his actions. When your dog sees or hears you coming up behind him, he will become fearful or excited. It is therefore very important to teach him the commands "Sit," "Down" and "Heel" before trying to teach