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Best Dogs For Hunting

Originally, man hunted for food. Hunting also made it possible to obtain the fur, horns or woods of certain animals. It has become a leisure activity and a privilege for the nobility.

To be the most effective in this practice, man has always needed his best friend: the dog.

Indeed, good hunting depends on several factors: the environment, the skills of the hunter and the best types of dogs for hunting deer.


The beat is a group hunting technique that involves trackers, shooters, jacks and common dogs. Each stakeholder has a role in the success of the operation.

This method is most often used to hunt game such as deer, wild boar, fox, and deer. It begins with a reconnaissance step to identify with certainty the area where the game is located.

Well trained dogs with an excellent flair are required for this step called “make the foot”. Once the game is found, the trackers with the dogs push them back to the area where the snipers are ready to open fire.

Once the animal to be hunted is at a good distance, they come into action with their shotguns.


Being effective in hunting requires a well-trained dog. Before all, know that dressage requires time, patience, and technique.

Then, it is necessary to know if the dog has learned the basic orders if it has already undergone a training without constraint. If this is the case, your task will be less complicated, as your current dog should be able to hold a stop on a game.

Before going further in your dressage, teach your dog to obey your voice, then the whistle. Once this stage is over, your fellow hunter will be able to learn new simple orders such as “take”, “door” or “give”.

Learning must be done step by step, with repetitive exercises. Then your dog will pass the test of fire. He must be familiar with shooting, differentiate the different types of sounds: that of your voice, that of a whistle and that of a rifle.

A cork gun would do the trick as a tool to begin this last stage. In your quest, you may need the following accessories: a whistle, collar or hunting leash, locating collar for common dogs.

For a fast and successful dressage, you also have the choice of soliciting a professional.


The dog is an animal which, like the wolf, behaves favorably to life in a pack. For these animals, the pack is perceived as a social unit with a hierarchy led by a dominant dog.

Often, there is a cohesion of the group and each individual has a specific place. Good hunters, especially those who practice hunting, have at their disposal a pack of efficient and well trained current dogs.

How to Take Care of Aggressive Dogs

Pitbulls and some other breeds have a bad reputation for being very aggressive, but a well-educated pitbull can be a charming and good companion. It is important to train any dog for its well-being; But because of the bad publicity that has been given to this breed, pit bulls need talented masters to support their cause.

Follow these steps if you want to know how to educate a pitbull and if you want to help remove the stigma surrounding them.

pitbullsAllow this dog a lot of space. If your pitbull feels cramped or overflowing with energy, it could become aggressive. Get your pitbull outside frequently if you do not have any terrain to go for runs. You should be prepared to devote at least two hours a day to your dog to give him the physical activity and attention he needs.

Use a dog house or a crate. Like other dogs, the pit bull likes to have his little corner of his own where he can sleep or hide out if he is anxious.

Get your dog a necklace and identification plate. A necklace and an ID for your new pitbull makes it possible to find it if it is lost. You should also provide your dog with an electric identification chip, which makes it easy to find it if you have this. Many abandoned pit bulls are suffering because it is difficult to find a new home for them and to train them for a new family. Take care of your companion very early and you will have helped his well-being.

Learn how to clean your pit bull properly. If your dog is a puppy, he will need to urinate a lot. He will need to go out on several occasions: after eating, after a car ride, when he wakes up after sleeping and after going for a walk. He should go out every few hours, although at the age of six months he should be able to hold his urine overnight. Here’s how you can learn cleanliness at your pitbull. Before you get your puppy, choose a location outside your home that will be the one where he can go potty. As soon as he arrives, show him this place until he uses it to relieve himself consistently.

Praise him when he has relieved himself where he should. Find out the signs he shows when he needs to do business and take him to this place when he expresses these signs. In general, he will scratch and sniff the floor, turn around or seems worried about something.

Learn to understand your pup’s body language. Like humans, dogs have fears and needs of their own. They also have a body language of their own that they use to express when they are sad or angry. When you get to know your pitbull, look for signs that show it is upset. If he starts barking, turning in circles or doing weird things, it’s time to see what you can do to make it change. Get to know your little companion and know when he’s not being himself.

Your dog may also be uncomfortable if he is cold and he is watching out. Know what you need to do to calm your dog when he does these things, whether it be to leave the place, give him a treat, praise him, take him out for a walk or find a combination of things that work.

dog at the parkTrain your dog to walk on the leash. Teach your dog to listen to you at all times even if the leash is fairly loose, rather than held tight. This allows your dog to have the freedom to explore and satisfy his needs, but the dog remains within your reach. The use of the leash, especially on the outside, will prevent him from becoming disobedient. Here are other things to keep in mind when you are teaching your dog to walk on the leash. As a part of the necessary training, the canine should know that the leash cant is too tight If it starts to get uncomfortable, change direction and don’t hurt your pet.

Prevent them from biting early on even if its gentle. If you want your pitbull to know that you should never bite anyone under any circumstances, you have to start when young. Sure, his bites might not hurt at first but this will surely change when he is an adult. Every time he tries to nibble at your hand, recoil and yell as if he hurt you. This will trigger a signal in the dog and make him understand that they have done you wrong.

Let your dog play only in a fenced off area until you are sure that he is obedient.  When you are at home also make sure to keep him in a dog crate if needed.  As for what type of dog crate, you will want to get an industrial one because industrial dog crates are extra strong and your dog won’t be able to break his way out.

When you take him out make sure to socialize him with other dogs as well.  Start off slow and gradually introduce him to dogs when he has shown that he is capable of acting obediently off the leash.

If you follow these tips then you will surely be way ahead of most dog owners!

Meet Helen Clark

Helen Clark is New Zealand's 37th Prime Minister, and the first woman to be elected to the job.

Helen's Background 

Helen comes from a rural background, and grew up on her family's sheep and cattle farm west of Hamilton.

She first became active in politics because of her concern about issues of peace and justice. She opposed New Zealand participation in the Vietnam War, French testing in the South Pacific and apartheid in South Africa.

Helen's and Labour's decision not to be involved in the war in Iraq is an example of how these earlier issues have shaped her values throughout her life in politics.

Political Life 

Helen joined the Labour Party in 1971. She was elected to Parliament in 1981 as MP for Mt Albert, and represents Mt Albert in Parliament to this day.

In November 1999 Helen was elected as Labour Prime Minister. She led Labour to a second term in government at the 2002 general election and to a third term in 2005. Central to her leadership is her ability to forge agreements with other parties, ensuring stable government under an MMP system. Helen is the longest serving leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand's oldest political party.

New Zealand Identity 

Helen believes building a strong identity is important for New Zealand. That's why she's a strong supporter of New Zealand's arts, culture, and heritage sectors and, as their Minister has worked hard to promote them.

Helen has made it her priority to recognise the role of New Zealand's military personnel in our history, by backing the creation of The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, commemorating epic battles of World Wars One and Two and the Korean War armistice, and recognising the service of Vietnam veterans.

Strong Families Strong Communities 

Central to all Helen's work is her strong belief that building strong communities and families is critical to New Zealand's future. She is a proud backer of Labour policies like Paid Parental Leave for new parents, the Working for Families tax credits, and the Twenty Hours Free policy in childhood education.

A Sustainable Nation 

Helen Clark likes to keep fit through regular visits to the gym. She has a passion for hiking and cross-country skiing. In January 1999 she climbed Africa's highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro.

Helen's passion for the outdoors is reflected in her leadership on sustainability and climate change issues. Helen believes that becoming a sustainable nation is central to New Zealand's economic, social, and environmental future. To achieve this the Labour Government has introduced a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change including establishing the Emissions Trading Scheme, introducing biofuels, promoting renewable energy and greater energy efficiency, and investing heavily in public transport. Early in 2008 the United Nations Environment Programme recognised her leadership on sustainability through its Champion of the Earth Award.

Helen Clark lives in her Mt Albert electorate in Auckland. She is married to Dr Peter Davis, Professor of Sociology at Auckland University.

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