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    BMH... early training

    I picked up my 8 week old BMH bitch earlier this week. Apart from the expected night time, in transit and when left alone vocalisation (read howling like a crazed wolf) things are going well.

    In these early days am I right to be progressing with very basic obedience training as I did with my lab? Recall, sitting etc ? and obviously house training.

    Any suggestions/guidance welcome

    Regards

    Sticks

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    yes, obedience training should be ongoing on a day-to-day basis, and also blood or scent with food association at this stage.


    Tony

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    BLOOD CF Brave man Yes start the bonding straight away recall stay but dont be to hard on the puppy it is still a baby make every thing fun.
    Last edited by 6pointer; 24-06-2012 at 11:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookingfat View Post
    yes, obedience training should be ongoing on a day-to-day basis, and also blood or scent with food association at this stage.


    Tony
    100% agree.

    Lay a 20-50 yard trail with a bit of lung to the foodbowl(not upwind!).

    If that has been mastered and that should not take long, cover the foodbowl with a skin. If the hound then start barking you can congratulate yourself.

    Let us know when the hound has mastered this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    I picked up my 8 week old BMH bitch earlier this week. Apart from the expected night time, in transit and when left alone vocalisation (read howling like a crazed wolf) things are going well.

    In these early days am I right to be progressing with very basic obedience training as I did with my lab? Recall, sitting etc ? and obviously house training.

    Any suggestions/guidance welcome

    Regards

    Sticks
    Congratulations on your new puppy. Now you need to put a strong bond in place with your dog. Handle her a lot cuddle her, even rock her to sleep, teach her the basics from the get go, sit, stay. Wait until she has a few weeks under her belt. Give her some deer legs to chew on get her used to the general scent of deer. Then you can start on the more serious training of blood spooring.

    I have no doubt there will be a comment or two from our resident BMH experts and although I do not class my self as an expert on training Bav's I can only speak from my experience of keeping them and WORKING them, which they do just about right through the whole year, on nearly all the species in the UK.

    Good luck and enjoy.
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    Congrats on the new pup edd. One thing I found useful was sitting in the kids climbing frame in the garden getting my pup used to me being above her. I rewarded her with praise and the odd treat when she she just sat under it calmly. I progressed it to a portable high seat in the garden later on and took a paper to read with me. If you try it its better that there are no distractions like kids playing in the garden at the same time. I found that bit quite difficult as seeing a parent sitting on the play frame is hard to resist.
    It all paid off though as she took to waiting quietly under a seat un-tethered very well.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prometheus View Post
    Congrats on the new pup edd. One thing I found useful was sitting in the kids climbing frame in the garden getting my pup used to me being above her. I rewarded her with praise and the odd treat when she she just sat under it calmly. I progressed it to a portable high seat in the garden later on and took a paper to read with me. If you try it its better that there are no distractions like kids playing in the garden at the same time. I found that bit quite difficult as seeing a parent sitting on the play frame is hard to resist.
    It all paid off though as she took to waiting quietly under a seat un-tethered very well.
    Good luck.
    That's very good advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barongcw View Post
    100% agree.

    Lay a 20-50 yard trail with a bit of lung to the foodbowl(not upwind!).

    If that has been mastered and that should not take long, cover the foodbowl with a skin. If the hound then start barking you can congratulate yourself.

    Let us know when the hound has mastered this.
    lung ?? would this not leave a blood trail ? thought the policy was not to use blood !! sorry baron couldnt resist that one mate
    all the best
    jimmy

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    No Jimmy you need to wash the lung first Only jokeing i always liked to drag a bit of ofal around the pups would love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy milnes View Post
    lung ?? would this not leave a blood trail ? thought the policy was not to use blood !! sorry baron couldnt resist that one mate
    all the best
    jimmy
    This is the one exception that confirms the rule!

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