Man's best friend and hunting buddy, the bird dog, can help you become a better hunt if you do it correctly.
Training man's best friend demands skills, planning, discipline and lots of commitment. By preparing your furry little friend, you'll become a better and here are five reasons why.
1. Learning for two
When training a future four legged hunting buddy, you'll have to learn for two. In other words, as a dog owner you'll be learning how to train the pup for species. By doing so, you'll be learning more about the birds your dog will be retrieving or sniffing out and retrieving.
At the end of they day, as a dog trainer, you'll know more about the species of game you plan on hunting. Which will equal more successful hunts down the road.
2. Retrieve more game
By effectively training a dog, you'll begin to retrieve more birds than before a dog came along on the hunt. Dog's keen senses will be able to sniff out wounded birds and retrieve game in hard to get places.
3. Always have a hunting partner
It almost seems like dogs are able to sense when it's the eve of a big hunt. This is a good thing when 4:00 AM rolls around the next morning. Having your hunting buddy excitingly put his cold nose to your feet is just the push that hunters need on a cold windy morning. When training your hunting dog, it becomes one of their favorite things to do. In case you need an excuse to go hunting, just blame it on the dog.
4. Be in better shape
Taking care and training a hunting dog takes a lot of energy. In the months of training a future hunting dog, you're bound to get in better shape. By being in better shape, you'll be able to hunter harder and longer; which could mean more success.
5. Another trick up your sleeve
Having a well trained dog will make you a better hunter, simply because they have keen senses that maybe a hunter would have. Any advantage over the game your hunting, is great to have. Training your dog and uses it to it's fullest potential will certainly make you a better hunter.