Bruce m. Conkey
UKC Forum Member
Registered: May 2016
Location: Palatka, FL
You are the answer to all them questions. If your looking for one book or dvd to answer your questions on training a puppy. You need to understand that is not the answer. It is a combination all that has been written and that info selected by you to meet your circumstances.
First and foremost the care and handling minor health issues and routine worming should be investigated and read about. What ever question you have. Example "caring for a pup" or "worming schedule for a pup or dog" type that into google and you have plenty of reading.
Same with starting a pup. Type that into google and you get plenty of answers. Just pick one that works for you in your location.
Part of your question asked "are they worth doing". Everything you can read or experience is worth doing in this sport. Just be careful and read something and start telling other that is how something is done. They will probably laugh at you. Take your dog hunting, read information and what works for you and that dog do it. In this sport the next dog you get might require a different book to train it. If your fortunate and start with the right quality pup or dog. They will train you a lot more than any book will. That special pup or dog. Your best training is to stay our of their was and let them progress. You control the big picture. When you will hunt, where you are hunting, the safety of your hunting grounds. The other dogs you expose your do to. You make good decisions there and you have a dog trying to make good decisions. Things will go well for you. If you see one thing your dog is doing and you don't like that or don't understand that. Then google that specific thing and you should get plenty of help on how to solve that issue. Hope everything works out for you and your dog.
I see your in KY. Hot bed of coonhunters there. Should be plenty of local help to get information from.
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