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Why Dogs Are Important to Hunters April 19, 2018

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Why Dogs Are Important to Hunters, Jacksonville East, Florida

Many experienced hunters invest in top-notch dog accessories, as their sporting companions play an integral role in the pastime. Purchasing the right collars and pet gear is just as important as your own outerwear. If you’re new to the game, here’s a rundown on the special relationship most hunters have with their canine partners. 

Why Hunt With Dogs?

Most breeds were supplanted hundreds of years ago to favor characteristics that benefited their human companions. While lapdogs like Cavalier King Charles may have been used for company and warmth, others, such as golden retrievers, beagles, and even some terriers were specifically bred and trained to help with hunting. Depending what you enjoy, you may opt for a dog with a keen sense of smell that can follow a scent and help you better pinpoint your target. Others chase prey, retrieve animals, or, in some situations, protect their owners. 

Dog AccessoriesIt’s important to keep in mind that while you may own a retriever with natural instincts, you will need to train them to be a great hunting partner that’s accustomed to gun sounds and different terrain. If you have yet to work with a dog in this capacity, consider hiring an experienced trainer who will establish the right rapport to avoid accidents or an off-leash runaway situation.

Dog Accessories to Have When Hunting

Most experienced hunting dogs trained to retrieve birds and ducks are incredibly excited when the process begins. To ensure the animal’s safety, having the right dog accessories is key. Start with a sturdy collar and leash, preferably in bright, easily visible colors. If you’re planning on being out in the wilderness for an extended period, pack a portable water dish and some treats. When hunting at night, attach a light to their collar and consider a special carrying harness if you’d like your pet to help transport some supplies. 

 

If you’re an avid hunter, dog lover, or adventure seeker looking for American made outerwear and dog accessories, Over Under Clothing is your one-stop shop for functional, fashionable pieces. To learn more about their current products, from dog collars to men’s hats and t-shirts, call their customer service team today at (904) 619-0577. When you’re ready to plan your next outdoor excursion, visit their website to purchase some high-quality gear built to last. 

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