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#3155388 - 02/07/13 06:30 PM Training a squirrel dog?
Carlos Viagra
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The kids and were playing outside this evening and my 1.5 year old dog treed a squirrel out behind the house. I went and got my rifle but it had hidden by the time I got back. It was nearly dark and was back in some thick pine trees. He stayed there barking...

What's the best way to train a dog for treeing squirrels? He obviously has interest and I'm excited to get him out this weekend.
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#3155668 - 02/07/13 09:53 PM Re: Training a squirrel dog? [Re: Carlos Viagra]
hgcox
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buy a couple new pair of boots it not a easy task and will take a lot of patiance and join sqdog.com or squirrelhaters.net and ask about the problems you'll encounter but training a sqdog is very rewarding
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#3155760 - 02/08/13 03:32 AM Re: Training a squirrel dog? [Re: hgcox]
wcsd462
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He's right! Time and shoe leather! SDC Is a great place to learn what to do and when to do it.
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#3156170 - 02/08/13 12:07 PM Re: Training a squirrel dog? [Re: wcsd462]
turkeyhunter
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Train the dog to handle . Take it hunting alot. If he has it in him he will make a good dog. And it sounds like he has it in him.
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#3156492 - 02/08/13 04:29 PM Re: Training a squirrel dog? [Re: turkeyhunter]
woodsman87
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I think you just got to hunt them as much as you can and teach them how to obey.
I also believe some have it and some don't

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#3156550 - 02/08/13 05:36 PM Re: Training a squirrel dog? [Re: woodsman87]
mike243
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start with a 22 with shorts to cut down on noise & possibly making him gun shy,let him rassel a few before you start taking them,lotta time in the woods means every thing in train a dog for any kind of hunting
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#3156608 - 02/08/13 06:26 PM Re: Training a squirrel dog? [Re: mike243]
Carlos Viagra
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I read about trapping 2 squirrels and releasing them to him while in the yard with a lone tree nearby. Then shooting the sq out with a pellet rifle. I'd guess he would really go wild for a trapped squirrel....
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#3161492 - 02/12/13 06:13 PM Re: Training a squirrel dog? [Re: Carlos Viagra]
Carlos Viagra
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I took him out for a quick walk this evening. He chased a squirrel but never actually treed it. I shot it out to him anyways, hoping that was ok. Just trying to get him into it...
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#3161522 - 02/12/13 06:23 PM Re: Training a squirrel dog? [Re: Carlos Viagra]
coweye
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Hey man I've been walk since May of last year with 3 different dogs try to make a squirrel dog. I mean 3 plus days a week even in the summer and haven't treed one yet. Dog #3 has came close a time or 2 but not yet. I wish you luck but I would be very disappointed if you took the family pet and beat me. Now that I think about you already did.
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#3161533 - 02/12/13 06:27 PM Re: Training a squirrel dog? [Re: coweye]
Carlos Viagra
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Well good luck with yours. I think this dog really has potential, just needs more time in the woods.
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