posted on January 03, 2013 20:27
The unsung heroes of the hunting season are the hunters’ best friends.
The dogs that head out to the field with their owners, friends and fellow hunters can go through an array of challenges each hunting season. The trusty companions not only chase after and retrieve the quail and pheasant throughout the year, but they also get tested with things like barbed wire, brush and a number of other pesky things.
A recent article highlighted the difficulty
that can face hunting dogs
The story is about a hunter that took the trusty dog out in the field for a bird hunt. The dog was so excited and so focused on hunting and chasing birds that it seemed to not even care about the barbed wire and other hazards out in the woods and field.
Some might see the gashes and scratches on dogs as battle scars and character builders, but those nicks and dings add up over time. Perhaps it’s part of having a good hunting dog, but it can wear down the animal to the point where they won’t be able to head out anymore to join you on those hunts.
The author highlights a product that can do something to protect the animals. The item is a protective vest that covers the dog’s chest. This way the dog can run through fence and brush while being protected somewhat.
It’s important to keep the tradition of hunting with dogs alive, but be careful and protect your fellow hunters as much as you can. You want to have lots of good hunting years together.
It only takes one time for a dog to find the wrong footing and hurt their leg or gash their chest. Take measures to protect them with items like the vest in the article. Also be safe and properly train the dogs so they can protect themselves.