Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Don't make your gun dog "gun shy"

A fellow Vizsla owner, who frequently posts to vizsla forums , was responding to a young Vizsla pup (16- week-old) owner who felt he had already made his dog "gun shy."    The young Vizsla owner was quickly heading that way.

Folks think (like I did when I ruined Chloe as a gun dog) that if they own a "gun dog" that they can just take them out and hunt with a bit of training. 

Just doesn't work that way.  It is a long process that takes many hours and many birds.

Thought I would pass along George Hickox's words of wisdom on the subject.

More from George at his website:

Bailey and I have spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars working on these upland bird hunting skills.  This is our hobby.  It is a whole lot less expensive than sail boats or other motor sports.  More enjoyable also.

1 comment:

Harry said...

Very informative Rod, thanks for posting.