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Is 3 too old to train a dog up for deer.
Jun 11th, 2017 at 5:51pm
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Hi Gents.

I've been offered a dog. He's 3 and is a Lab Huntaway cross. Looks like a lab.

He belongs to my mates neighbour and I seen him a few times. He was very steady and obedient. (not like his dogs  Grin Grin) . He seems like a really nice dog but hasnt been hunted before.
I really want a dog that I can use as an indicator dog. Had been thinking of getting a Heading pup.
He's not quite 3. Is it too late to train him as an indicator dog?
Cheers for your advice.
  

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Re: Is 3 too old to train a dog up for deer.
Reply #1 - Jun 11th, 2017 at 7:40pm
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Nope. Work on basic obedience and once that's sorted get him on game. Once he realises how much fun it is he will learn quickly and be keen to get out for more.
  
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Re: Is 3 too old to train a dog up for deer.
Reply #2 - Jun 11th, 2017 at 8:40pm
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plus one.

As its an older dog... borrow it for a day..

Take the dog away for a day with you and play with it a bit, see how it responds. Dont take the owner with you lol..

If you do ,  let it go in an secured/fenced area to beginn with,  .. just in case.

A well mannered and bidable dog will respond well to anyone.

Sounds like a dog with lots of potential. Good luck if you decide to take it home.  Smiley



  

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Reply #3 - Jun 11th, 2017 at 8:53pm
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Cheers for that guys.
I'll take him out for a walk this week.  Cool Cool Smiley Smiley
  

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Re: Is 3 too old to train a dog up for deer.
Reply #4 - Jun 11th, 2017 at 9:03pm
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Dont loose it, seriously.   Can be very stressfull, those that have done it know.. Roll Eyes

  

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