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    Default English Cocker spaniel blood tracking training

    Hi everyone,

    I am looking for someone who can help train me and an English Cocker spaniel to track blood on my hunting farm.
    I don't have the puppy yet but I have reserved one from a friend's litter.

    Any advice will be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enith41 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I am looking for someone who can help train me and an English Cocker spaniel to track blood on my hunting farm.
    I don't have the puppy yet but I have reserved one from a friend's litter.

    Any advice will be great.
    Which province are you situated.

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    @Luker I'm in Gauteng

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    Default Re: English Cocker spaniel blood tracking training

    I have a Boykin spaniel and she blood trails without any training. However, she doesn't bark when finding the deer or other game. I reinforced her blood trailing by keeping her in my truck until a deer had been lung shot and then proceeding to track it with her on a long leash. I urged her on and rewarded her when the deer was found.

    She really never needed a reward. Finding the game was the reward.

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    get hold of Matthew Berry at Bovida he does blood spoor work as well as bird work
    and is just past Heksport

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    Hi
    I am in the Eastern Cape - a bit far otherwise you could have joined me. I am training
    my 7.5 month old Springer Spaniel every day at the moment as well as my Labrador.

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    how did you get on with your cocker
    who did you get it from my mate is after one thinks he can sneak a cute fluffy puppie into the house and then use it for hunting when his wife is not looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    how did you get on with your cocker
    who did you get it from my mate is after one thinks he can sneak a cute fluffy puppie into the house and then use it for hunting when his wife is not looking
    Ha ha. That is exactly what I did. Picked up my Springer Spaniel puppy from the airport, went
    home and waited for my wife to come home. She was absolutely delighted and still is because
    they are wonderful dogs but as he got older instinct and training took over. He goes after birds
    all the time, much to my wife and daughters displeasure. Same with my Labrador. Once they get a taste for
    feathers cute turns into a hunting machine. When they see me carrying my shotgun all hell breaks
    loose in a way that the girls are immediately alerted. When I come back from hunting they are invariably
    covered in mud, damp, blood caked around their muzzles and the odd feather in their coats - not the
    condition for cuddles and kisses. Pisses them off like you wont believe.

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    i got a white GSP and she comes back looking like a blood bath horrow movie after a day of pigions

    were did you get your cocker from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    i got a white GSP and she comes back looking like a blood bath horrow movie after a day of pigions

    were did you get your cocker from?
    I can just imagine what she would look like.
    Mine is a Springer Spaniel, not a Cocker. I got him from a breeder in Pretoria. She
    has let me know that she will only be breeding again late next year.
    I have also heard good things about a breeder in Port Alfred though I have no details.

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