I recently got a new puppy. Now as someone who has had nothing but labs and thought I would never have anything but labs I ended up down a whole new road and with a dog bread I had never heard of before. After a lot of back and forth and thinking about what I wanted in a dog, and maybe just a wild hair for something new, I settled on a Catahoula. I really wanted a loyal dog that would be alert in Grizzly country. A dog that would be by my side and warn me of a bear I may not see. A bonus if it picks up sheds and if it can track a wounded animal, great. Double bonus if it is big enough to pack a little weight. The downside to Catahoula’s is That they can be hard to train and can be stubborn. Like I’ve said, I’ve had some great labs and have trained the two I’ve had to be stand out dogs. With that in mind I figured, why not try to calm a crazy Catahoula cattle dog. To help me get on the right track I reached out to Jeremy Moore of Dog Bone Hunter. Jeremy is an awesome dog trainer that specializes in shed dogs and game recovery. We had a great talk on getting my pup started in the right direction as well as principals to think about when training your hunting companion. For more info be sure to check out Jeremy’s training videos and podcast as this 2-hour podcast barely scratches the surface of the topic.
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Meet Jeremy Moore: Expert Dog Trainer – Start
Cody’s Background with Hunting Dogs – 10:36
Questions Jeremy Typically Asks – 17:00
Jeremy on “Ideal Breeds” – 23:54
Where & How to Start Training – 41:33
What to Focus on First Few Months – 49:54
“Place Training” – 56:42
The process of Shed Training – 58:35
Game Recover Training – 1:19:09
How to Get Your Hands on Jeremy’s Training Videos & Products – 1:39:20