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    It takes 6 weeks to build a bond with an adult dog. Keep it on the long lead.
    The dog locked up on a deer, excellent the instinct is there.
    Dog didn't find downed deer... I've had it in the past, too much scent on the ground and the dog gets overwhelmed.
    Its early days in your partnership it can only get better.

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    when you get a older dog you have not had the chance to put in the control work that these guys are talking about, you are doing the right thing buy keeping your dog on a long lead until you develope the confidence to let him loose, when you shoot a deer let him sniff the wound area and the blood, your dog with time and the right encouragment wil come right.
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    so a couple months later (almost) rudi and me have become the best of mates. bit of hard work with the commands during the week and a bit of freedom for him on the weekends and now were at a pretty happy understanding. although we are yet to get our first animal together(thats not a bird, weve been duckshooting and had bird fun) its not through lack of trying. being winter and there being good amounts of snow where id normally go hunting we are getting limited in our hunting but still make each outing a learning experience for the both of us, hiding venison bones after a long day is one of his favorite games (i thought this would be good to keep him interested in the walks in hunting grounds even though were unsuccessful). i can definitely see the drive in him coming out now and i cant wait for it to all come together for him.
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    mid slope..in the crappy stuff,in the guts n gullies..... the deer are still there bud,you just have to suss out where,there....... been persisting down or a hard frost and then the sun comes out....look in the sun,warm places...... heck I saw 5 the other day on public land thats heavily hunted year round...I had 3 oppertunities for a shot,and missed twice..... but still had a ball being out with the dog...wrapped to hear you two are bonding,happy times ahead.
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