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down time for dogs
Last Post 26 Nov 2009 01:13 PM by chris. 6 Replies.
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chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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22 Nov 2009 04:05 PM

    How much down time do you guys give your dogs after a hunt & before the next hunt.

    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    22 Nov 2009 06:22 PM
    It really depends on how many days, how hard you hunted it and the age of the dog. I normally with my young dogs hunted them for about 3 days. Then I gave them and me a full day of rest. I am not one to push my dogs close to exhaustion, I stop way before that. Now that my dog is 10 years old I hunt 2 days and give him and me 1 day of rest, then back out for another 2 days........Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    22 Nov 2009 08:23 PM
    i got to many to worry about it but when I didn't I did what Bob does also depends on what I'm hunting and the terrian.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    dogpowerUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:60 dogpower
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    23 Nov 2009 05:24 PM

    We let our dogs take an hour break about every 150 pheasants or so...then they have to get busy and clean them.

     

    Sorry about recyling this picture, but it just seemed to fit the topic. 

    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    24 Nov 2009 07:57 AM
    That brings back memories of guiding the bad part is someone has to clean them.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    24 Nov 2009 11:47 AM
    It all depends on the conditions I'm hunting, the weather, how well conditioned the dog and I are, etc. I'm not afraid to hunt for 2-3 days in a row before I take a break for a couple days. The last day is usually hit or miss depending on the previously mentioned items.
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    chrisUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:94 chris
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    26 Nov 2009 01:13 PM

    first point of four days of hunting thanks for the input guys.
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