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I have a luci van little man male that I'm working with right now, he is running and hunting really well. I've shocked him one time on a deer last gun season and haven't had any trouble since, but today I went running and right before I loaded up, a deer jumped right in front of his face, but all he did was watch it until it got out of sight and then he put his nose on the ground smelled a little and then walked to the truck. Should I have shocked him for smelling it? Thanks
 

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It wouldn’t of hurt to shock as soon as he sniffed that way he correlates the scent to pain. I wouldn’t of scolded him though just shocked him and went on whistling like I didn’t know what was going on.
I found myself in this same sorta predicament my young dogs where chewing on a deer carcass hide while hunting one day I thought about it. I decided not to Yell at them, I waited till they had a jaw full of hide and lite there world up. Needless to say I really believe this helped. They are about afraid of deer now.

I don’t think you did the wrong thing by not shocking but I prefer that my hounds correlate the fresh scent to pain. Lol
 

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I have a luci van little man male that I'm working with right now, he is running and hunting really well. I've shocked him one time on a deer last gun season and haven't had any trouble since, but today I went running and right before I loaded up, a deer jumped right in front of his face, but all he did was watch it until it got out of sight and then he put his nose on the ground smelled a little and then walked to the truck. Should I have shocked him for smelling it? Thanks
I would not have shocked him dead I but if he started working it with his tail and nose I would give him a tone after the tone if he did not leave it immediately zap him on low,jmo I'm not going to let my dog work a track with his nose and tail even if he doesn't open up jmo
 

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Absolutely not IMO he’s gonna use that nose but if he sniffed and walked to the truck I might of kissed him but not shock lol
I don’t want them to run deer but I also don’t want them terrified of them if that was the case mine would be scared all the time as many deer as we have .
Poor dog be thinking geez shock when I run them shock when I don’t what’s a dog to do?
 

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You did correctly, I also agree with the advice from everyone too. JMS you definitely did right in your example to light em up for chewing on a deer carcass. Some believe to let them think it was the deer that got them but I like them to know I don’t approve of it so I always get after them too. Just personal preference. I think both ways work depending on the dog.
 

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I have a luci van little man male that I'm working with right now, he is running and hunting really well. I've shocked him one time on a deer last gun season and haven't had any trouble since, but today I went running and right before I loaded up, a deer jumped right in front of his face, but all he did was watch it until it got out of sight and then he put his nose on the ground smelled a little and then walked to the truck. Should I have shocked him for smelling it? Thanks
NEVER if he comes back to you or the truck. If he took the line or/and opened I put the heat to him, without saying anything.
 

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It wouldn’t of hurt to shock as soon as he sniffed that way he correlates the scent to pain. I wouldn’t of scolded him though just shocked him and went on whistling like I didn’t know what was going on.
I found myself in this same sorta predicament my young dogs where chewing on a deer carcass hide while hunting one day I thought about it. I decided not to Yell at them, I waited till they had a jaw full of hide and lite there world up. Needless to say I really believe this helped. They are about afraid of deer now.

I don’t think you did the wrong thing by not shocking but I prefer that my hounds correlate the fresh scent to pain. Lol
The dog knows who has the transmitter, He did the right thing not to shock the dog, heck he came back to the truck. I say Good Dog. he might be broke from deer based on what happened today.
Now if its another dog taking the deer line and he goes with them LIGHT him up.
 

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When I had to chase a pup for about 2 miles due to collar issues I want my hounds to know that deer is a no no.
I wasn’t there and I didn’t see his reaction or how he acted but if he showed interest or some sign of liking what he smelled I would’ve gave him a small zap nothing major. We all have our own ways of doing things but there’s one good way to ruin a rabbit hunt and that’s running a deer. Lol
I’d rather break them every chance I got if they show any sign of interest.

if he showed no interest after hesmelled it was a deer then you for suredone the right thing.
 
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