bird training a dog

Discussion in 'Quail' started by funsized72, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. funsized72

    funsized72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is purely curiosity. Does anyone know how to train your dog to retrieve birds without hurting it?
     
  2. chickenlover09

    chickenlover09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's interesting. I hope to get a dog soon and would love to teach it to round up the chickens.

    I would think if you sort of teach it to "barrel race" then you can work your way from their, after changing the barell to a chicken.

    It would be really easy if you had a shepherd or a Border Collie.
     
  3. jakesterz

    jakesterz Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a cattle dog would herd rabbits. Pretty helpful and fun to watch too!
     
  4. jakesterz

    jakesterz Out Of The Brooder

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    He didn't retrieve the rabbits, just herded them. But he would catch & hold them by just laying his muzzle on them, pinning them down until someone could come get it.
     

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