How to train a dog to hunt doves?
These include a quiet place to start the training, an area with doves, your shotgun and shells, training decoys, and plenty of treats and patience. If you are going to train your dog to hunt doves, you must work with him to ensure he knows how hard to bite down on his prey so that he does not damage your birds.
How to take care of your dog during Dove season?
For most of us in the south, it is still very hot during dove season. The most important thing is to keep yourself and your dog hydrated! There are all sorts of products out there available to aid with this problem. I always carry a couple of bottles of frozen water for the dogs. As the ice melts, you have fresh cold water for your buddy.
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Can a dog run over a dove?
A dove has very little scent to begin with and when a dog is panting heavily it can run right over a downed dove in the field, especially a heavily vegetated field such as an recently cut corn or milo field. With this said, don’t get too frustrated with your pal because you think he should have found a bird that he did not.