We always had a squirrel dog when I was growing up. I decided there is no reason to not have one now.
You must be prepared to devote a lot of time and energy to your squirrel dog if you want to train it yourself, and you can never be 100 percent sure that the puppy you choose is good squirrel dog material. Some squirrel hunters will therefore instead purchase a started squirrel dog or a finished squirrel dog. If you decide to train a squirrel dog from scratch instead of getting a started or finished squirrel dog, you will be able to bond with the dog when it is still just a puppy.
If you want to get a started squirrel dog instead of training a puppy from scratch, you should be aware that the term “started” is very broad and can refer to dogs at a wide range of development stages. A dog sold as “lightly started” can have received anything from excessive training to hardly any training at all. It might simply have seen a squirrel trapped in a cage once and barked at it, or it may have spent many hours training in the woods. It is therefore very important that you find out exactly how much training the started squirrel dog have actually received and how it has responded to this training.
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But late season when the leaves had fallen and the trees reasonably bare was our favorite time, because then we could gather up the family squirrel dog and do some fun hunting. In those days, most of the farms along little rural roads had a squirrel dog, and nearly all were mixed bloods, usually with a little coon hound, some beagle, and maybe terrier or cur or all of the above. My uncle’s dog was a nondescript little mongrel named Febe, and when conditions were right, he’d call me and a couple of brothers and come good daylight we’d line out along some hillside and start walking.Wayne, I'll see the guy today. I know he doesn't have trained dogs for sale, but he may have a few pups left. Last weekend there were 6 available. I'll also ask around about trained dogs.
Squirrel hunting is a blast, have loved it my whole life. My grandpa loved it too - he still ate the brains- old school!
Squirrel hunting with a dog is almost a vanishing sport up here, though it’s still a major activity further south in Kentucky and West Virginia clear down to Alabama and Georgia. And I think readers would truly enjoy trying this “new” activity. You’ll need a dog first, and the easiest way to get one is to buy it. Any hunting dog magazine should have ads for squirrel dogs, which will be shipped to your address, and a check of the web (Google?) will turn up literally hundreds of sites for these smart little animals.Better to have one with limited scenting abilities that will go only after fresh tracks, and better yet if it won’t bark until it hits the tree, giving squirrels little time to reach a den. And you want one that stays fairly close. If you have to cross two hills to find the dog, you’ll waste a lot of hours for one kill. It might take several pups to find a good one, but you’ll learn too, as you introduce it to squirrels, first dead and trailed on a string for him to track, then later in the woods as the animal begins to understand what you want. Again, it’s a fun way of hunting, and squirrel dogs traditionally make fine family pets in the off season. They’re also good training models for kids going with you to sample the sport without any need to get up early and stumble through brush. Those are prime reasons to own one of these fine animals.