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quote: I agree completely with Coby here, she is just young and needs more time some dogs dont even start clicking until they're 1 to 2 yrs old so she has a great start. Get to the tree as quick as you can to encourage her. When possible shoot some out to her dead. If she starts leaving after this when the dogs tree again tie her back when u shoot a coon out to the other dogs and dont let her have it let her bark and just take her away. Only do this after u have tried to encourage on treeing. This will get her fired up and make her think that hey when I bark up this tree I get rewarded and when I don't I dont get anything. Your pup is off to a great start though just dont get discouraged to quick she is still in the learning stage and it will take alot of time and effort to get her there but she will if givin the chance.
Originally posted by Coby Wright
She's still a baby. Give her more time and she will figure it out.
If possible hunt her with an old dog until she gets it figured out completely.
It's their natural instinct to trail, some dogs it will take time to figure the treeing part out. Often these will end up being very accurate dogs. She just needs a little more confidence.
If possible try to stay close enough to her that you can get to her quickly before she has a chance to second guess herself and leave. If you can get to her before she leaves tie her as close to the tree as possible and encourage her to tree. Take your time searching the tree encouraging her as needed. The idea is to have her tree for 10 or 15 mins.
Good luck with your pup sounds like she's off to a good start.
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