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Registered: Dec 2013
Location: Nichols Ny
Originally posted by DL NH
Guess the way you worded the above in your post lead me to believe you would be in favor casting a dog to hunt or compete knowing it was "hurt or not feeling good". Thus my response.
Hound getting hurt/not feeling good while it is engaged in the hunt is beyond your control. Though if you become aware of it, depending on severity, you can make the choice to catch it off at your first opportunity. Not sure why you would use that phrasing in conjunction with training?
I own a hare hound that would flat hunt himself to death if I let him. He does what he does because that was what was born in him. That kind of desire cannot be taught/trained.
A dog that doesn't feel good isn't an excuse for me unless its an old dog. I'm not sure about you, but when I was in sports it didn't matter if I felt good. I was expected to preform. Do you ever go hunting when you didn't feel like going? Same thing I'm talking about. I have the same feeling towards the dogs. Unless the dog is obviously sick in any way, or an injury that could cause further harm to them by recasting off of a tree. I'm not the roughest guy on a dog, but I give a correction for its actions.
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