As the Christmas Holiday Season approaches we may begin to think, "What a great gift a bird dog pup would be for the family!"
We may have been out hunting with friends and experienced some wonderful dog work on that hunt. Hunting over a great dog is no doubt one of the most treasured experiences an upland or waterfowl hunter can enjoy and the holiday season lends one to recall those wonderful fall hunting days.
Purchasing a bird dog pup is not a "spur of the moment" decision. Several things should be taken into consideration before one decides to bring that wonderful ball of joy home. Items to consider:
Bird hunting most favored, upland or waterfowl?
Breed that best suits my bird hunting preference?
Male vs. female
Equipment needed to house and train the dog?
How do I find a reputable breeder?
What do I ask the breeder?
Time available to spend with and train the dog?
Should I have the dog professionally trained?
As you can see there are many things to consider before making the commitment to purchase a pup and these are just a few! If you have planned well ahead, have done your homework, selected an appropriate breeder, etc., bringing that bird dog pup home at Christmas is a truly memorable event. However, if you have NOT done the proper research and planning, wait until that is completed before getting that pup. I suggest you go to my web site, www.huntsmartpro.com, and order our video, “So You Want to Own a Bird Dog”. It is an excellent program starting with breeder and puppy selection all the way through field training. All of the above questions are answered in this video.
Many reputable breeders have pups available in the spring. Do that required research over the winter months. Come springtime you will be ready for that pup and you will have the spring and summer months to be well underway with training.
Shawnee and I wish you all to have a wonderful holiday season.
CJ & Shawnee