Top Ad

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

In February I adopted a beagle pup from the local humane society and now that i have some of the basics of obedience down with h

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • In February I adopted a beagle pup from the local humane society and now that i have some of the basics of obedience down with h

    In February I adopted a beagle pup from the local humane society and now that i have some of the basics of obedience down with her i was wondering how to train her as a rabbit dog. Does any one have any tips or techniques that might help?

  • #2
    I'm not an expert but with the few beagles I have owned I would keep the skin from a rabbit I shot and drag this in a big circle in the woods. Don't let the dog watch you. Turn the dog loose and let him work his way back to you. I would store the fur in the freezer. No need to thaw before use.

    Comment


    • #3
      I did the same thing as jay did. It came natural to the dog to go after the smell. I also used a cap gun so the dog would be use to the sound. Just be careful when you use the fur. I had a fresh hide and the dog got to it and ate it when i wasnt looking. The fur still had fleas on it, and from what the vet said that's how it got worms for a bit.

      Comment


      • #4
        If you can't find a fresh hide you can use a scent drag with cottontail scent.

        Comment


        • #5
          Beekeeper, where can i find cottontail scent? I thought of doing that and cant find the scent anywhere around here. Thanks for the comments all.

          Comment


          • #6
            Friend of mine bought 2 beagles and took them hunting. First rabbit they chased by got a shotgun blast. The dogs said yipe, yipe and took off never to be seen again. Make sure your dog is not gun shy.

            Comment


            • #7
              http://beaglesunlimited.com/beagletraining_startingpupsonrabbits.htm is a good site all about beagles and it has a great way to train dogs on beagles

              Comment


              • #8
                i also think beagles are the best hunting dogs and have alot of good comments on them, good luck

                Comment


                • #9
                  best thing to do is take it out and let it run with some already trained dogs, not too many in a group or they might get nervous and stay right by your leg. let them run with them then later that day when you are done and home put a road kill rabbit or a shot one in a patch of grass near your house and just walk by it and see if he smells it and investigates it. if he does praise him . then drag it around a area and let him follow it to the end( put it in a bush or tree base) if he does this a couple times heel be goodto go by himself

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Take your dog to some good rabbit cover like beside r/r tracks,turn the dog loose and it should start on its own.Make sure it comes when called or put a training collar on.Take it out every chance you get!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Agreed with deadeyedave08 answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

                      Comment

                      Welcome!

                      Collapse

                      Welcome to Field and Streams's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Field and Stream, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

                      If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

                      And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on fieldandstream.com.

                      Right Rail 1

                      Collapse

                      Top Active Users

                      Collapse

                      There are no top active users.

                      Right Rail 2

                      Collapse

                      Latest Topics

                      Collapse

                      • Reply to We Don't NEED
                        by rock rat
                        Turd herder? Bubba did you used to work at the wastewater plant?

                        Am Flyer, much appreciated but it's kind of a lost cause here.
                        ...
                        Today, 01:18 PM
                      • We Don't NEED
                        by jhjimbo
                        We may want, but we do not NEED.
                        We don't need a female President just to have a female President. We especially don't need a black female President...
                        Yesterday, 07:33 AM
                      • Reply to We Don't NEED
                        by Ontario Honker Hunter
                        Perhaps it's time to think about scheduling one of Trump's cognitive tests? ...
                        Today, 01:08 PM
                      • Reply to What Would Your World Be Like ?
                        by Amflyer
                        If Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi were alive today, they would not think this meme to be in good taste. Shame on you. ...
                        Today, 01:04 PM
                      • What Would Your World Be Like ?
                        by jhjimbo
                        Have you thought about what your world would be like if you could not legally own a firearm ??...
                        Yesterday, 04:12 AM

                      Right Rail 3

                      Collapse

                      Footer Ad

                      Collapse
                      Working...
                      X