Young Started Dogs

If I have a litter of 8 pups, all of them will generally have the same fast speed and track style. With most breeds you will have one super fast dog out of a litter. That’s not the case with my young started dogs. It is much easier to make bear dogs when all of the dogs in the pack are running together. Bear are very smart so if you have just one fast dog and the rest are average speed, that one fast dog will run the bear down and catch it. When the rest of the dogs get there the bear will break and run. Here at Three Bear Kennels if I turn 6 or 8 dogs on a bear, it will be all of those dogs running that bear down and catching it which is really hard for any bear to handle.

Pictured below are my Stud dogs.

Blackjack Junior 2013

Blackjack Junior

Bernie is my 5 year old stud dog out of Sharp and Sugar.

Bernie is my 5 year old stud dog out of Sharp and Sugar.

Stretch is my 3 year old stud dog out of Sharp and Brandy

Stretch is my 3 year old stud dog out of Sharp and Brandy

 

 Our pups get a great start with plenty of love and affection.

These 4 month old pups are out of Bernie.

These 4 month old pups are out of Bernie.

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I start laying scent drags for the pups at an early age. They see plenty of squirrels and rabbits and since they naturally want to chase anything that runs from them, this helps to progress them to the next level of their training. In my opinion the key to getting the most out of training is repetition. When I introduce the pups to tree game, they get a lot of track running and treeing. I teach the pups to rig off of the 6 wheeler and they are also taught to be tied out. After puppy boot camp, your pup is ready to go hunting with your old dogs. When your pup gets used to you and your dogs, you just turn it loose with your dogs and it will fall right in and run.

The video below shows the stages and progression of my young started pups. In this video they are 2 1/2 months in the beginning and the same two litters at 4 months old at the end.

The pups in the following videos are three to five months old.