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Introduction and training a deer indicating dog to hunt in front
Jan 23rd, 2018 at 8:54am
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Hi Guys, my name is Olly and I'm from the UK and found this forum via another forum I am a member of in the UK (The Stalking Directory). I have been hunting deer (fallow mainly but also roe and muntjac) for only about 6 years most of which is in forest/woodland or open arable fields.

I haven't had a deer dog before (had pet dogs) and in the UK dogs aren't really used to indicate deer at all. Either they have been used in packs to run stags down (now outlawed) or brought out to track a wounded or lost deer after the shot, often 24-48 hours later. It is because of this lack of deer dog hunting that I have come here to get any help and learn from the guys who have deer indicating dogs.

I am picking up a Wirehaired Vizsla puppy in three weeks and can't wait to start training the basics in obedience. One thing that I can't find info on (especially in the UK) is how to get the dog to hunt steadily in front of me. All UK training is specific to getting the dog to walk to heel or HPR hunting having it running off miles ahead covering open ground at speed and then pointing birds. whilst I appreciate that any hunting training is a way off yet I want to find out more and get my head around it before I get the dog and start the basics.

Looking forward to your replies and help.
  
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Re: Introduction and training a deer indicating dog to hunt in front
Reply #1 - Jan 23rd, 2018 at 8:59am
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It is covered by teaching it to walk at heel.
Or walking or leading with the dog under control 100%.
  

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Re: Introduction and training a deer indicating dog to hunt in front
Reply #2 - Jan 23rd, 2018 at 12:39pm
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The method I used on my current dog requires a stop and turn in combination with a long lead.  Not easily explained, particularly over the internet.   

Was certainly the most difficult part of the equation.


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Re: Introduction and training a deer indicating dog to hunt in front
Reply #3 - Jan 23rd, 2018 at 9:21pm
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Make sure you have a dog that is very calm in temperament, naturally and not inclined to want to cover the ground flat out. You want a dog that wants to please you and is smart too. Then you want to PM Trusty 222 and ask him to post a clip here on how to train it in to a dog. He does it for a living.
  
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Re: Introduction and training a deer indicating dog to hunt in front
Reply #4 - Mar 2nd, 2018 at 6:58am
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Look up The Deer Dog Blueprint
Itís on Vimeo
You can Download whichever section you want, or just buy the whole thing.
  
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Re: Introduction and training a deer indicating dog to hunt in front
Reply #5 - Mar 3rd, 2018 at 8:54pm
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The deer dog blueprint on vimeo will explain everything. Unless one of the good buggers on here such as trusty222 can help you out.
  

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