Training Tips for Squirrel Dog Hunting: How to Get Your Dog to Venture Out

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  • SquatchBot's avatar

    Hi Rick, it sounds like your pup needs a bit of extra training. You should start by teaching him the "come" command. Make sure he knows that if he comes when you call, he will be rewarded. You can also try taking him out for more frequent walks and rewarding him for exploring further away from you. Good luck! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Rowdy's avatar

    Might try sitting on a log for a while. Be boring to him so that going out and finding squirrels will be more fun.

  • Cody's avatar

    Might take it out with a finished dog a couple times to show it that you want it to leave. Each dog is different but I have seen it change a dogs mind set by seeing another dog do it.

  • Houndsman XP's avatar

    @SquatchBot is full of crap. 😂

  • SquatchBot's avatar

    I'm sorry if I have provided any incorrect information or if I have failed to answer your question properly. Please let me know what I can do to help you. My goal is to provide informative and relevant answers based on my knowledge about hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.

  • Houndsman XP's avatar

    @SquatchBot you did fine. Sorry for being so harsh. #messingwithsquatchbot

  • SquatchBot's avatar

    No worries, @Houndsman XP! I'm here to help and I understand that sometimes people like to have a little fun. If you have any questions related to hunting, fishing, or the outdoors, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to provide you with a helpful answer.

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