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Old 08-23-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Could be worse, you could have 2 dogs that hunt for prairie dogs all day long. One of them is a very good hunter - 3-4/week!
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Could be worse, you could have 2 dogs that hunt for prairie dogs all day long. One of them is a very good hunter - 3-4/week!
No thanks, I'll deal with what I've got. Prairie dogs are too big. I don't think I'd want one of those dropped at my feet or in my hand.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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No thanks, I'll deal with what I've got. Prairie dogs are too big. I don't think I'd want one of those dropped at my feet or in my hand.
She was nice enough to "sneak" one in the house last week!
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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She was nice enough to "sneak" one in the house last week!
Awwwwww... so sweet of her.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: In the middle...
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Talking Pack mentality...

From the wolf/dog-pack stand point, she is bringing back prey to the den. I would have to say it is nice that it is not other vermin. You can train her to put them in the bucket and even ring a bell when she does so she can get her praise reward. That is what she is after, your praise.

Keep the bucket by the door, attach a bell to it (maybe a sleigh bell type) she can nose it after dropping the shell into the bucket...and you can praise her. Then you don't have to touch it and she gets her retrieving and praise fix.

You just need to keep the bucket handy on her approach, you could use "release" for her to drop it in the bucket (or whatever word of choice). Once she releases it, then touch the bell and praise her. She's smart and will most likely have this in a few days (may only take a couple of days.)

Have fun!
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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What a great idea!!

.....my lab used to bring back box turtles...lol...and also stones, as big as he could carry in his mouth.

His teeth were ground down to little nubbins by the time he died.....


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From the wolf/dog-pack stand point, she is bringing back prey to the den. I would have to say it is nice that it is not other vermin. You can train her to put them in the bucket and even ring a bell when she does so she can get her praise reward. That is what she is after, your praise.

Keep the bucket by the door, attach a bell to it (maybe a sleigh bell type) she can nose it after dropping the shell into the bucket...and you can praise her. Then you don't have to touch it and she gets her retrieving and praise fix.

You just need to keep the bucket handy on her approach, you could use "release" for her to drop it in the bucket (or whatever word of choice). Once she releases it, then touch the bell and praise her. She's smart and will most likely have this in a few days (may only take a couple of days.)

Have fun!
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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From the wolf/dog-pack stand point, she is bringing back prey to the den. I would have to say it is nice that it is not other vermin. You can train her to put them in the bucket and even ring a bell when she does so she can get her praise reward. That is what she is after, your praise.

Keep the bucket by the door, attach a bell to it (maybe a sleigh bell type) she can nose it after dropping the shell into the bucket...and you can praise her. Then you don't have to touch it and she gets her retrieving and praise fix.

You just need to keep the bucket handy on her approach, you could use "release" for her to drop it in the bucket (or whatever word of choice). Once she releases it, then touch the bell and praise her. She's smart and will most likely have this in a few days (may only take a couple of days.)

Have fun!
This is a terrific idea! I'll definitely try it. Thanks so much for the information.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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This is a terrific idea! I'll definitely try it. Thanks so much for the information.
LilyLady, would you please post a picture if the idea works?
This might be beyond adorable!
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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LilyLady, would you please post a picture if the idea works?
This might be beyond adorable!
You betcha! I can't wait to try this.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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Keep in mind she is already doing this natural action for you by bring it to you and handing it over. By using a natural action, it will be much easier to train her to drop the shell into the bucket.

You touching the bell at first when she "releases" the shell will teach her this is when she will get her reward, which is the praise.

I would love to see a picture or video?

***Excited and waiting***
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