You can spend hundreds of dollars on gundog supply and accessories. Some are a necessity and some are just gimmicks. What a hunter needs is a good, portable medical kit for their hunting side kick. Dogs can usually handle minor injures, but serious injuries need immediate medical care.
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This kit should contain antiseptic ointment, tweezers and be filled with gauze for any open flesh wounds the dog might incur. Apply some water and/or ointment, wrap and gauze, and your dog should be fine to complete the hunting trip.
Dogs run in tough and rugged conditions to retrieve the prey without a second thought about their own safety. During this process dogs have been know to fall from high places and break a leg. A splint is another important item to have in your medical kit. If this happens, and it does more often than you might expect, splint the leg and wrap it in gauze. You should then seek immediate professional medical care, as broken bones are to be taken seriously.
Another great accessory to prepare your dog for hunting season is a Tri-tronics Remote Training Collar. These training collars are long-lasting, durable and easy to use.
Don’t disregard the use of a GPS unit for your dog, it comes in very handy if your dogs get lost or out of calling range.
A bark limiter should also be a necessary tool in training your hunting dog. If your hunting dog is a pointer or retriever you certainly don’t want the dog to be barking and scaring away your potential prey. Dog collars are a great training tool to limit and control barking.
Being in the woods, there is always a chance encounter with a Skunk. A shampoo that has an ingredient to break down and get rid of the smelly sulfur of the skunk’s scent is going to be a very important asset.
No gundog is born or automatically accustomed to the sound of gun fire, but once the understanding of that gunfire means a reward, and an opportunity to retrieve; a gundog is no longer affected negatively by the sound.
It is encouraged that the both of you be in excellent shape, hunter and dog. Because when the season starts it is a physical sport for both. Keep active and trained during the non- hunting season.
We hope that the above information will give you a basic list of the gundog supply that you will find helpful and a necessary for the safety of your hunting dog.