I am a duck hunter and want to know how and when to introduce puppies to live birds. My puppy now 6 month old was at the breeders for 5 months who was supposed to do some basic training, house breaking, crate traininig intro to birds etc. but I am not sure how much training happened.
My puppy does so so with bumbpers but not very interesed in frozen birds. I took teal out to the trainer and she had pigeons around for the puppies.
I was hoping to rev her up a little bit with intro to live birds. Using a quail and work my way up to ducks. How and when do you intro to live birds.
I intro puppies to a live pidgeon at 6-7wks....so as soon as you can would be perfect
How did your pup react to the pidgeons at your trainers?
Oliver was introduced to live birds before he was 3 months old. He LOVED them.
Maybe try with a not-frozen bird??
I start mine at ~6 wks and try to keep them tuned up every month or so on live birds if at all possible, thru at least 6-8 mos if possible.
If you have a rural area to walk your pup safely offlead, there is nothing better than walking w/ an experienced dog(s) and letting the pup see the other dogs' excitement when they find some quail, doves, etc to flush up.