Jared and Jason talk a little bit about introducing your pup to new environments while keeping them safe before digging into some crucial building blocks. One of the main talking points for this episode is Exposure vs socialization. Both play a huge, but different role when investing in your hunting companion. They also dive into the topics of building confidence in your pup, the importance of prepping a pup for traveling and more.
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Training Talk: Training Commands
30:22Jared talks about how he uses feeding time as a valuable time for training and the three cover some basic commands and how they are applicable in the field. They talk about the importance of “No” and Buddy mentally prepares for a lesson in truck safety with his pup Sadie.
EP 82: The Hunting Dog Take Over
1:13:37Buddy, Jason and Ron Boehme of “The Hunting Dog Podcast” take a chance to get better acquainted and talk dogs. Ron takes the opportunity to turn the tables on Buddy and Jason and put them in the hot seat for a change. Ron also tells the story of humble beginnings and how The Hunting Dog Podcast came to be. Lots of great conversation in this one so sit back and enjoy. If you already listen to The Hunting Dog Podcast and heard Ron’s original release of this episode, we hope you enjoy it as much the second time. Make sure to check out Ron and The Hunting Dog Podcast at https://thehuntingdogpodcast.com/
EP 81: Gone to the Dogs with a Connecticut Yankee
1:17:36In this episode Steve joins a fellow cooner who has forsaken the great hunting opportunities of his home state of Indiana for the challenges of hunting coons in one of the nation’s smallest-in-land-mass states and also one of the most-heavily populated, the State of Connecticut.David Schmidt is known by coon hunters nationally as the producer of the popular Tailgate Adventures tv show of a few years back and is also the founder of a national tree dog association.In the conversation, Steve draws comparisons to Mark Twain’s 1889 novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. The tale’s protagonist, Hank Morgan, was an engineer as is Schmidt. Each was transported to a foreign land to face untold adventures. The conversation between Fielder and Schmidt veers off the literary path to explore Schmidt’s affinity for Clover-bred Walkers, the comparisons of hunting in Connecticut to the Midwest, his son Alex’ achievements in UKC’s youth program, and finishes with a discussion between friends about things that didn’t work out as they hoped. The determination Schmidt shows to pursue his sport despite the odds, is inspiring and worth the price of the ticket. Pop the corn and let’s take a trip to the Nutmeg State, or if you will, the Land of Steady Habits.
Training Talk: Making the Best Out of Conditions
29:01Today Jason and Ross talk about scenting conditions, starting tracks and the various ways we choose to hunt. The two also talk about the pros and cons of starting tracks off of bait, roading dogs, and how to plan for a trip outside of your normal hunting grounds. There is a lot that contributes to scenting conditions, but how do we use those factors to benefit our dogs?
EP 80: The Hunting Hound with Ronny Snedegar
1:37:31Ronny Snedegar is a squirrel dog training artist. He has taken his three dogs, a West Siberian Laika Cross, and two Tennesee Treeing Brindles, and won what there is to win in the competition world before, at the height of their success, retiring and refocusing his time and efforts into getting young people and veterans out in the woods chasing squirrels. Grab some walnuts (before the squirrels get em) and tune in.
EP 79: Gone to the Dogs with Randy Smith
54:23In this episode, host Steve Fielder interviews Randy Smith of Pennsylvania. Smith is known for perpetuating the successful Lone Pine strain of Treeing Walker coonhounds. Fielder digs down into the foundations of the famous strain, reviews with Smith the standout hounds in Lone Pine history and explores the changes in the strain over the years. This is a must listen for hunters possessed of the desire to breed better hounds over time. Smith reveals the secrets to his success and pauses to thank those that have made that success possible. This is a comfortable, yet power-packed conversation filled with history and revelation for breeders of coonhounds for pleasure or competition. The episode also shines the spotlight on recent PKC Super Stakes champions and finishes with a listener question, the answer to which is filled with cautionary advice for anyone that follows hounds.
Training Talk: The Secret to Socialization
29:09Jared and Jason talk a little bit about introducing your pup to new environments while keeping them safe before digging into some crucial building blocks. One of the main talking points for this episode is Exposure vs socialization. Both play a huge, but different role when investing in your hunting companion. They also dive into the topics of building confidence in your pup, the importance of prepping a pup for traveling and more.
EP 78: An Insight to Ben Sheets of Tree Talkin' Time
58:51Buddy was preoccupied in the woods, so Jason took the opportunity to chat with Tree Talkin' Time's Ben Sheets. Ben was always a dog obsessed kid, but he never grew up around hound hunting. As he got older, he finally found someone willing to mentor him in this growing passion. After finally getting his foothold in the hound world, he was finally able to embrace the sport. Jason and Ben discuss the beginnings of hunting, experience with their different breeds, what they're hunting now and who helped them in their early days.
EP 77: Gone to the Dogs with the Freedom Hunters
1:20:57Steve Fielder makes his annual fall trip to hunt black bears with hounds in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia. Joined by master canine trainer Heath Hyatt and his group of veteran bear hunters, they introduce United States Navy veteran Jason Willwirth to the sport. Willwirth came to hunt at the invitation of Hyatt and the Freedom Hunter’s organization. Fielder chronicles the hunt in a trifecta of on-site interviews that put listeners about as close to the action as possible without having them lead hounds and drag the harvested bears. An introduction to 2021 UKC World Champion coonhound handler Rickey Bryant, Jr. rounds out the episode.
Tech Tips: What Do You Mean I Have to Clean My Collars?
27:04Today Buddy and Jason talk on the importance of preventative maintenance. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the excitement of the chase to even give our equipment a second look. We look at our gear as a “light switch”… it ether works, or it doesn’t. luckily we have some tidbits of information to help keep your Garmin TT15 track and train collar, Alpha series dog trackers and more running as long as possible.