When you get a hunting dog, you also get a faithful friend and a hunting companion for more than ten years at its best. Hunting with a dog is a rewarding experience, even when you don’t catch anything. The safety of a family member and hunting companion is nowadays given a lot of attention and a GPS dog tracking collar is often the “life insurance” for a hunting dog, which can be used to save the dog from weak ice or the proximity of a road.
The first year in a puppy’s life is worth investing in: things done right will pay off for the rest of the dog’s life. As soon as the puppy arrives in new home, it’s worth building a good relationship with the dog. Train the puppy for short periods of time and when the puppy is happy and active. Always do training with the puppy’s terms and under the guise of play.
Spring is puppy time
Spring is the real puppy season, as most hunting dogs are bred outside the hunting season and often puppies are born between spring and summer. Spring is also a nice time for the puppy owner, as the warmer weather makes it easier to be outside with a small puppy than in winter frosts.
Getting the puppy used to the GPS dog collar
The puppy should first be trained in an ordinary dog collar. It is a good idea to choose a time for a collar training when the puppy is doing something nice in his day, such as going out or eating. Often puppies may wonder and scratch the collar at first, but usually they get used to it within a few days. Even at this early stage, you can associate the collar with outdoor activities, so that the puppy will naturally focus on exploring the environment rather than the collar.
GPS dog tracking device you can try on a puppy when he is naturally able to hold the collar. In practice, this means that the puppy has grown enough that the collar does not hit the dog’s feet when it moves around or otherwise feel uncomfortable. Ultracom R10 is found to be a comfortable collar for puppies, as it fits around a small neck and does not have a long antenna to tempt the little teeth to chew. Available as an accessory there is also a dog collar with more dense perforation and without D-ring to fit the collar even in the smallest neck.
The leashing period does not apply for puppies under five months of age and with a hunting dog it is worth spending time from an early age in the future working field, the forest. However, remember to ensure that no nesting animals are disturbed by the puppy. In the forest, the puppy’s confidence and experience will grow with the support of the owner, and the puppy will get used to different environments, conditions and woodland. Varied, soft terrain is also good for the puppy’s coordination and balance development. From the start, you can combine a vest and a GPS tracking collar with going into the woods, so that the dog will associate this equipment in his mind with a free-running, fun moment in the forest.
Have a puppy-scented spring!