Role of hunting Dogs
As a hunter, it would be easy to utilize a variety of strategies when hunting for birds and other mammals but it cannot compare to having a hunting companion which include the hunting dogs. Hunting dogs used by these hunters refers to 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.
The gun dogs which are also known as the bird dogs are one of the commonly used gun dogs whose major role is 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. 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. Retriever gun dogs are used during waterfowl hunting where they are trained to follow the hunters gun when gunning birds so that they can mark and remember where each one fell for easier retrieval.
Training the dog adequately as well as ensuring that it is well taken care for will ensure that the hunting is successful. Regular visits to a vet are essential since the doctor is able to identify conditions it may be suffering from such as vaccinating against 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.