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Well I just picked up our new family member today, he is a 8 week old male german shepherd, I have had plans on training him to be a shed hunter but know of no one training a shed dog so iv spent the past 3 weeks reading up on it as much as I can. So anyway, I was able to bring him home today, my women ended up buying a basket full of toys and the only thing he likes are the sheds I have sitting on the floor under my deer mounts. How could it get any better then that! I had to put them away, but left a small one out for him, not sure if I should really just let him have it as a chew bone or not though.,anyone have any tips for me. Also all the research if done, i think I only saw 1 other person use a German shepherd.
 

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Sorry guys, dot mean to double post, but it wouldn't let me upload the pic in mu 1st one. But here he is, also his name is Finn
 

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In my reading on line, I came across a very respected shed dog trainer that swears his pit bull is the best shed dog he has ever trained. Go figure. All dogs smell very well. I think its more about the dogs personality, drive and willingness to hunt. Best of luck to you and your new friend.
 

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I used a tracker to recover a deer in Pike County IL. The dog he used was a German Shepard and that dog was awesome! I know it's a different story between blood and antlers, but I'm sure your pup is fully capable with proper training.
 

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I've been working with my buddys Chit-Bull (1/2 chiwawa 1/2 Pit) and I feel like she is the perfect dog for his property. Any dog can be trained just have to practice on a daily basis. Ive used a gel they sell for sheds and it seems to work great on my old antlers.
 

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Congrats on the new family member, I am sure he will do great. By the sounds of it he has already taken to the sheds good luck!!
 

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Awesome looking little pup there! He will do great, just make sure to make it fun ;)
 

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I can't wait till I can really get him going. I wish I could take hm to the woods today, but i think it's just to cold here to have him out there
 

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I've been working with my buddys Chit-Bull (1/2 chiwawa 1/2 Pit) and I feel like she is the perfect dog for his property. Any dog can be trained just have to practice on a daily basis. Ive used a gel they sell for sheds and it seems to work great on my old antlers.
A "Bull-Chit"!!! lol jk i guess it doesnt really work
 

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Sorry guys, dot mean to double post, but it wouldn't let me upload the pic in mu 1st one. But here he is, also his name is Finn
i want one!!! also - i would let him be around sheds as much as possible. im working with my gsp on this right now and i wish i wouldve let him get used to the smell when he was younger. i started playing fetch with a shed last summer with him and if he finds one in the field i let him have it for a little bit and play fetch with it then i put it in my pack and tell him to go find another one.
 
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