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  1. Increase Your Rabbit Kills

    Rabbits are ever paranoid and always on the move to avoid predators. Their peripheral vision makes them well suited to spot any sign of danger. While rabbits are good evaders, there are things you can do to spot them, or flush them out in the open. Always wear protective clothing, especially long-sleeved apparel to protect yourself against ticks and thorns. Rabbit Hours Rabbits are most active in the early morning and later evening. Look for open fields, or any place where there is a...
  2. Curbing Canine Aggression

    Rabbit dogs are meant to be fierce and dedicated on the hunting field, but keeping them disciplined when off the field is also imperative. As a dog owner, doggie aggression is something that I have had to deal with, and it requires an entirely separate approach from standard dog training. A dog that displays excessive aggression is indication of a behavior problem that could manifest on and off the hunting field. Aggression stems from all types of issues: fear, alpha behavior, frustration,...
  3. Braised Rabbit: Fried and Unfried

    Throughout the world, many high-class restaurants serve rabbit at exorbitant prices, but you can have your own top-notch dish through your very own hunting efforts. There are all sorts of recipes ideas for rabbit, especially when it comes to the braised variety. The following is one such recipe, and you can find the same recipe at About\'s American Food section. Italian-Style Braised Rabbit What You\'ll Need: 1 Large Dutch Oven or Heavy Pot 1 rabbit: (2 lbs.) Cut into pieces. Dried...
  4. Dog Injuries

    Like humans, hunting dogs can get injuries. Hunting is sport for dogs, since it requires vigorous running, sprinting and retrieval, but dogs can also suffer from sports-like injuries. But it doesn\'t necessarily mean instant retirement your beloved pooch. Most of the time, healing an injury requires some ointment and a bandage, along with some time off from hunting. If your dog is injured, take the following precautionary measures. Cuts/Abrasions If your dog is cut in any way, you can...
  5. How To Keep Your Dog Safe Rabies

    Image from health.india.com Rabies is a vicious disease, for which there is no cure, so it is imperative that rabbit dogs be up to date on their shots. Hunting with your dogs is a fun experience, but they are more likely to come across wild animals when on the hunt. Rabies not only poses a danger to dogs, but it is a disease that can be just as lethal to humans, so it is also important for hunters to be careful of wild animals when hunting. What is rabies? Rabies is a virus that attacks...
  6. Fighting For Alpha Status

    Image from Tigertail Foods You know you have an alpha dog when you see its tail raise with the tip pointed towards the back. This is typical behavior among canine packs, and it is the alpha leader's way of letting everyone know his dominant stance within the pack. When you adopt a puppy, it immediately views you and the family as a pack, and will likely assert its dominance within the family. This is something I went through when we adopted my dog. He has had his tail raised since he was a...
  7. Don't Put Your Old Dog To Pasture Just Yet

    Having older hunting dogs around the home can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. On one hand, you have a lifelong hunting companion that has never let you down, but like humans, dogs begin to slow down over time as well. Age catches up with us all, including dogs, and training/hunting takes a physical toll on dogs over time, which makes them susceptible to a variety of health related problems later in life. What to Do If you notice that your hunting dog has been slowing down,...
  8. Top 5 Rabbit Dog Breeds

    We know the beagle is the best rabbit dog to have, but what are some other dogs out there that will make some good breeds? In previous articles, I highlighted some other dogs that would make good rabbit dogs, but there are so many other breeds that will aid you on the hunt. If you\'re in the market for a hunting dog, there are other candidates you can choose from. 5. Lurcher The Lurcher is a dog that came from the United Kingdom, but it is a mixed breed that comes in all shapes and sizes....
  9. What To Know About Beagles

    In previous articles, I mentioned some other dogs that would make good hunting dogs, but the best canine you can have at your side is a beagle. Aside from making an excellent hunting companion, beagles are some of the most lovable dogs you\'ll ever have as a friend. However, they may be sweet and loving on the outside, but they were specifically bred to hunt rabbit, and they are the best dog to have at your side on hunting excursions. That\'s why it\'s important to be careful if you have...
  10. Trimming Your Dog's Nails

    When it comes to the hunt, you want your rabbit dog to run with optimal speed and efficiency, and they'll have a hard time doing so if their nails a little long in the tooth. Having long nails will not only slow them down, but it can lead to cracked nails and even bone damage. Cracked nails can also lead to damaged blood vessels, and there is an increased chance of the nails breaking off a wall or snagging off carpet, which can result in pain, infection and deformity. When trimming nails, it...
  11. Ear Yeast in Dogs

    This is a recurring problem that continues to plague my dog to this day. For dogs with floppy ears, their inner ears can be a haven for moisture and festering bacteria that can result in infections. It is not only a problem for beagles, but any dog with ears that seal in moisture. In my dog\'s case, he has suffered from an ear infection in his right ear stemming from yeast caused by allergies. I have tried everything from taking him to the vet to treating him at home, and he always ends up...
  12. Know Your Enemy: Ticks

    In the summer, I was strolling through the North Georgia woods with my dog, and I came back home to find a tick affixed to my white socks. I plucked them away, flushed them down the toilet and checked my dog immediately. Now my dog was protected with flea and tick medication at the time, but it reminded me how careful I needed to be extra when taking my dog with me in the woods. Ticks and fleas will manifest during the winter, which is why it is so imperative that dogs are protected...
  13. One Purpose Dogs

    Hunting breeds come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but certain dogs are better than others when it comes to tracking or sight. For instance, Setter dogs are one of the best when it comes to air tracking for water fowl, and sight hounds rely most on their vision to make quick kills. If you\'re not familiar with the types of dogs out there, here is a brief profile of some of some of the specialized breeds for hunting. Sight Hounds As stated before, this is a breed that relies on its...
  14. Dobermans As Rabbit Dogs?

    In 2010, a man from Salem, Oregon was walking his Doberman in a city park and spotted children watching a rabbit frolicking in the grass. Out of spite, the man released his dog to have it tear the animal to shreds in front of frightened children for kicks. As a result, the man was charged with aggravated animal abuse and was barred from entering parks. The man was said to have also taunted children in the parking lot. While this story points to the juvenile and bullying nature of this man,...
  15. Unwanted Dogs

    Many hunters get dogs from breeders with strong bloodlines, but an unwanted dog from pound, for instance, can make a great hunting companion as well. You will come across all types of dogs that end up in the pound, even Beagles and Retrievers. And German Shepherds have been known to be excellent canines for hunting birds. Puppies will end up in the pound, which is perfect if you plant to train them. However, older dogs from the pound will also make good hunting companions, even if they were...
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