Handling Your Pups From A Four Wheeler
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0:44 Hi I'm George Hickox. We're out on our grounds in North Dakota and I'm going to talk about getting a dog to handle.
0:52 When you have young puppies, rather than go to the woods and saying here, here, here and trying to get them to come back all the time and you're in a panic about getting them back, okay, a great way to get that dog just to go with you is if you have a four wheeler. If you can go to a field that's been cut with low cover, you don't want high cover where a puppy's trying to fight to go through it; in our alfalfa here you don't have to worry about 18 wheelers coming by or car traffic. So we just let those puppies run.
1:16 And they'll just start going with you. Once the dog is handling with you, that's the time you can start putting your whistle in it. But don't go in an start putting pressure on the dog to get him to come here. Get him to go with you first, okay? And he'll just follow you. It's pretty hard to do that if you're walking. You can stay with that dog. With a four wheeler, when you turn left, the puppies will go with you. When you turn right, the pups will go with you. And they say, hey this is fun, we'll go with you, instead of trying to fight to always get the puppy back or create a bolter.
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