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what age should i train a lurcher for rabbits?

Posted by jasonmac92 , 17 March 2012 · 7,254 views

hello whats it is i have got a lurcher it is 3 months old i have had it for 3 weeks now, its sits ,stays and comes when i call it .. but what it is how old should i train it to hunt rabbits? and what would be the best way? any tips would be very gratefull

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numberonepoacher
Apr 20 2012 12:00 pm
dont rush the dog should be 9-to12months old teach it to fetch to hand nothing to heavy you dont want it to have to bite down to hard or it will make it hard mouthed
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dont rush the dog should be 9-to12months old teach it to fetch to hand nothing to heavy you dont want it to have to bite down to hard or it will make it hard mouthed

9-12months lol.
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numberonepoacher
Apr 24 2012 10:41 pm
doc90 you think what i said is daft well ive had lurchers 40 years and worked them well into there teens with no injury by not starting them to soon starting a dog as a puppy is daft it s body cant take the strain let the dog mature and you will have years from a good one many a good dog is put down because an owner cant wait, as a puppy teach it to fetch a ball with put spin on it so that it goes from side toside this will teach your dog when to strike so that when it has to catch a rabbit its ready and the timing is there.i know people staring a pup at 6 months old then you hear its done it wrist or done its shoulder or hip all because the dog was not ready for what you are asking the pup to do.it a working life finished before its started the dog is always blamed but its the owner bigger the dog more time needed get the dog musceled up first and ready to though training.JUST DONT RUSH GIVE THE DOG TIMEand reep the rewards.
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the only daft one here is doc90 i got a bitch just turned a year this will be her first season i wouldnt start a dog untill it was atleast 9 months
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The bigger the dog the longer it takes ,their lungs and heart need to develop before you run them hard doc90 has probably screwed up all his good dogs, by that I mean they
would have performed better if he waited longer.
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your dog will let you know when its time, you will notice a difference in her between 9-12 months. i personally try to hold out till 12 months so that (fingers crossed) she gets her first rabbit so she doesnt get frustrated causing her to yeep or injure herself. doc90 take the advice or you will regret it !!
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ive got a pup shes 4 month old u think i can lamp with her this season? cheers
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Didn you listen sam lol? Its too young
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