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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2018, 08:42:13 pm »

Tone training your dogs will allow you to hunt smaller properties without sacrificing their range or bottom. I hunt lots of city places that are small and surrounded by roads... just a tone and my dogs stop and go in reverse.

interesting... ive always been to scared to try and make my dogs short range or bump them off a track, as to what i would do to them if they minded to well lol. Where can I read about tone training, obviously you start this after they show you they hunt good??
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2018, 09:04:04 pm »

I start tone training them as soon as I start hauling them to the woods. Every time I call them to me, I'm toning them. If they don't come, give them a little shock. It doesn't take long for them to learn the tone means to come back. I can tone my older dogs off running a hog or even a bayed hog if needed. If they don't come off, shock them... they know they're getting shocked for not coming to the tone and not getting shocked off the hog. It takes some time, but it's well worth it. Saves a lot of long days or nights... and it keeps you on the right side of the law by not trespassing. And no... it does not affect their range or bottom.
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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2018, 10:05:53 pm »

lol, i bet theres plenty of folks wanting to sell you a close hunting dog, their called culls with no bottom. if thats what you want go with athletic abs,dogos,game bred pits or half those/half cur or cat or bird ie outlaw curs
Different strokes I guess. A dog that goes 2 miles to not find anything around this yard would be deemed a cull.


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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2018, 10:28:57 pm »

100% with what Mike  said ,I run pit xmnt cur / cat  x pit  took a lil breeding for what I have now . I can catch a hog with in yards or miles depends how far I want to go , trained mine to stay with me till hogs are within reach or rig on a hot 1. If the hogs are not where I'm at then I brought the dogs to wrong place. I want too hunt the area I'm at not everything around me if that makes sense. If the dogs  go out it s game on.like Judge said different strokes for different folks
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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2018, 12:26:17 am »

I agree totally with Mike also, only difference is I run rough Plotts. I usually either turn out on big tracks or at feeders/bait, if they get 150 yards from me, they are on one. They trail silent, so a lot of times we will bust him in his bed. If that happens, he ain't going nowhere. If the hog does get up and run, you have got to have the bottom to (run the air out of it.) Range is trainable in most any breed, within reason. I believe tone training is essential to hunting many of the places we hunt nowadays. Some people will say that I have too much handle on my dogs, but I would rather have it, than not have enough handle or none at all as some hunters I've seen. So in answer to the original question get you some ruff dogs and train them to hunt how YOU want them to hunt.    Mike Starling
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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2018, 03:35:20 pm »

I start tone training them as soon as I start hauling them to the woods. Every time I call them to me, I'm toning them. If they don't come, give them a little shock. It doesn't take long for them to learn the tone means to come back. I can tone my older dogs off running a hog or even a bayed hog if needed. If they don't come off, shock them... they know they're getting shocked for not coming to the tone and not getting shocked off the hog. It takes some time, but it's well worth it. Saves a lot of long days or nights... and it keeps you on the right side of the law by not trespassing. And no... it does not affect their range or bottom.

I did this with my 6 mo old pups this weekend, worked pretty good. I will continue
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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2018, 11:35:06 am »

That tone training is where it's at. I may be the guy on this site with the least experience training dogs. But I had a smart as a whip black mouth and he was 100% tone trained by 10 months old and it sure didn't take long. We was hunting some big farms down in South Georgia and the dogs got out by the road. I told everybody where they were and they all took off running and hollering for there dogs. The dogs were working a track and dang near a mile out. I toned my boomer dog and didnt even take a step in his direction. The land owner was with us and didnt have a dog in the hunt. He asked why I wasn't getting after my dog to. I said he's on the way back here now like a bat outta hell. And sure enough me and the land owner watched him come all the way back on the Garmin. He was sure impressed with that. 45 minutes later here come the rest of the crew and dang near to tired to keep hunting. 
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