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Raw feeding and hunting

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by Tahiri, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Tahiri

    Tahiri Pup

    Hi people!
    I am waiting for my puppy to arrive in a few month's. A game apbt of dizny bloodline
    I want to eventually introduce him to raw feeding. But I want him to kill a prey and eat it... and learn to hunt

    What age of the puppy would be appropiate for that, and how to go about it so he doesn't just end up playing with the prey I'll give him?

  2. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    RAW is better but feeding that way PREY MODEL is not near as easy. I tried it and my dogs would pick it up and shake the shit out of it but would never actually eat it. I could take the same thing, cut it up into chunks with no fur and they eat it like they were starving.

    I tried it with the bulldogs and the Filas and had no luck either way. it could have been I did not do a good enough job introducing or acclimating them to that style of feeding.

    The killing part they are good at. Just not so much on eating what they kill.

    Best of luck.

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  3. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    All of mine here will eat prey model. Though most times the animal is already dead. They have snatched a bird, ground hog or possum here and there and I'll find it mostly ate up in their dog house. With a pup I'd wait to use live until around 9 to 12 months but I've feed them it as early as 8 weeks old already killed. I feed my litters deer ribs and never had any issues. Just make sure to have a good worming schedule if you plan to feed that way.
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  4. GK1

    GK1 Big Dog

    Allowing your dog at early age to get the taste/thrill of hunting eating prey can be a powerful, overriding distraction for the lifetime of the dog. Just depends what you want from your dog.
  5. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Very true. But the opposite is true as well. One could then use the thrill of the kill to entice the dog to work.

    Sort of making a potential negative into a probable positive.


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  6. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe Dabo did not get the memo. LOL

    He has shredded two possums so far. I can't see where he ate any of it but he carried it around for like an hour. If we got close he would shake the shit out of it and trot away as if he were keeping it all to himself.

    One time he maybe hit the top step of a flight of steps and went all Kamikaze airborne, maybe even the missile approach, but he cut that thing into ribbons.

    He was proud of himself and now he patrols the inside of the fence line just waiting.

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  7. GK1

    GK1 Big Dog

    Had there been a hole in the fence and a busy street beyond, would this dog recall on your command while in possum pursuit - or run into traffic? I’ll guess the latter. I know one of mine would - and that sucks IMO. Dog allowed to work for herself to satisfy her base prey/hunt instincts instead of working for the handler first can come with unwanted baggage. We regularly toss balls, tasty tugs into stressful training scenarios to illustrate the potential addiction of prey-trained dogs. Dogs with proper handler-leader foundation won’t lose focus on the task: for any bouncing ball or running critter. Train the dog to work for you first, then as a team. That’s my thought anyhow. Easier said than done. Lol I know this from personal experience. Others may view differently.
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  8. i know many hunters , the prey they hunt is almost never eaten, I dont understand the purpose ,I mean it will mostly be small prey like fox or bager
  9. phoenix walk

    phoenix walk Big Dog

    i fed my dog a whole duck and he started off licking at it. i chopped the head off it and gave it to him , after a few minutes there was only a few feathers left. i raw feed only.

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