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Registered: Jan 2016
Originally posted by ov_blues
If they start acting tired or not interested quit for the night or even give them a few nights off. No rush at that age. Also, always try to quit on a good note when they do something positive.
I've always heard that 1 year of a dogs life is equal to 7 yrs. of a human.
If that is true how many hours a week would you expect a 5 yr. old to work?
I came to the decision years ago that my hunts with a young hound under 1-1/2 yrs. old would be kept short and hopefully for the most part have very few unpleasant experiences for them. Such as running junk, running with extremely fast dogs, running with rough or mean dogs, running for long periods of time or having them be treed for long periods before I could get to them.
It's way to easy to ruin a good young prospect just because we want them to run and tree like a seasoned 4 yr old when their still just pups though they may look like mature adults.
Last edited by DL NH on 12-04-2019 at 07:46 PM
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