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Monthly Archives: July 2013

  • DeerFest Shed Dog Contest- Bring Your Shed Antler To Win!

    We are excited to announce a fun contest that will held by exclusively at 2013 DeerFest in the EverythingShedDog.com booth (#8009).  Bring any shed antler found by a shed dog and officially measured by our DeerFest booth #8009 and the top three largest antlers recorded will win a prize. Shed Dog retrieved antlers will be based on the sportsman honor system.

    Top Three Shed Antler Prizes Registered at DeerFest Wisconsin, 2013:

    1.) Dokken Shed Dog Trainer Shed Training kit
    2.) Dog Bone Shed Dog Training Kit
    3.) Shed Antler Rack Wax Scent

    DeerFest Shed Antler Contest

  • Dog Bone Hunter Releases New Game Recovery Dog Training System!

    Dog Bone and Professional Trainer and owner, Jeremy Moore, released a new product in the last 24 hours that will assist you training any dog to follow the scent of a wounded or deceased deer or other big game animals to recover every animal you shoot.  Every hunter has lost a deer and knows how devastating that is and this system will take care of that by giving you the proper tools and system to train your dog to track and recovery that big game animal in almost any situation, cover, or weather.  This deer dog game recovery system has the ability to change the hunting game for millions of hunters that take to the woods every year to attempt to harvest a big game animal. This system takes advantage of a dogs keen sense of smell and allows you to just follow that training dog to the large game that is wounded or deceased.  It is that simple, buy the system, train the dog, find more whitetail deer!Wounded Deer tracking system

    One of the best aspects of this training system is the how easy Jeremy made it to follow.  Basically anyone can train their dog to effectively track and find the wounded deer.  The game recover system kit includes all the products you will need and a easy to follow, step by step, guide to the entire training process. Like all the other Dog Bone Products, this kit is made up the highest quality products and components and is a great value.  What other sport can you get into for less than $35 and give you the piece of mind of having a dog able to find your next downed whitetail?  Not many!Game Recovery Dog Training

     

  • Waterfowl, Upland, Sheds…How Do I Start Dog Training?

    While at a training group last week, a potential puppy buyer was looking at one of my fellow trainer’s stud dog.  We got talking and he said he would love to have a dog that duck hunts, pheasant hunts, and finds shed antlers.  He wasn’t sure if it was even possible.  Is it?  Can you have a dog that does it all?

    Shed Dog training in the snow

    Of course you can!  Dogs are amazing animals, and if you have the right one with a good attitude and a lot of hard work you can teach them to do just about anything.  In the situation of duck, pheasant, and shed hunting- training for each individual task will actually help your dog to get better at the other two.  You will want to start your dog as young as possible.  8-10 weeks is a great time to get the taste of bird wings and shed antlers in their mouths.  During puppyhood, you want to make birds (waterfowl and upland) and sheds the best thing in the whole world to that dog.  You really want to build a strong desire in your puppy for birds and sheds.  You can do this by playing with them with bird wings or sheds, getting them all excited, and then putting the bird or shed away.  You always want to put the bird or shed away with the dog wanting it.  In doing this, they will be excited the next time their bird wing or shed makes an appearance.

    All three of these aspects of training rely heavily on obedience training.  You will want to establish a very reliable obedience foundation.

    Bird Dog Golden retreiving

    From there, you will want to teach a strong “HOLD” command.  This will ensure your dog will hold anything that you put into his mouth whether it is a duck, pheasant, or antler.  Teach your dog to hold all sorts of things.  After that you have the option of force fetching which will give you a reliable “FETCH” command.  Training a dog to be force fetched can be very complicated and easily messed up.  It is best to leave it to a Pro.

    While you are doing all of your obedience training and yard work, you will also want to be showing your dog situations that he will see out hunting.  Do lots of marks on land and water using ducks and pheasants.  It is great to give puppies and young dogs shackled pigeons or another small bird to build their bird desire.  Make hiding sheds for your dog to find a daily occurrence- even if it’s just in the backyard.  Make sure you are using enough shed scent to make finding the shed easier on your pup.   I absolutely love Dokken’s Shed Wax… I carry it in my training bag and just smear some on the antlers that I’m hiding that day.

    Hunting Dog - Golden Retreiver

    When you have a dog that will listen to its obedience commands, retrieve a duck or pheasant thrown in an easy situation, and fetch up a shed in some short cover you have a great basis started.  Its always good to remember when training young dogs make it fun, keep your sessions short, and when they give you what they want… Praise!   Now get out there and start working with your puppies!

    Written By Bre Krueger

    Professional Dog Trainer

  • 2013-2014 NASDA Shed Dog Hunt Test Qualifier Schedules of Events

    We are so happy to be sponsoring the NASHDA (North American Shed Hunting Dog Association) Hunt Test circuit and world championships again this year!  This sport just continues to grow and evolve every year with more and more people and dogs getting involved.  We are just honored to support this great community and help fellow dog owner’s trainer their dogs to find shed antlers.  Even if you don’t come out and participate in these events we do encourage you to come out and watch.  They are a great time and we are excited as we kick off the 2013-2014 NASHDA Event Series!  If you need any further information please email us at sales@everythingsheddog.com

    1st Shed Dog Hunt Test Qualifying Event

    Name: NASHDA 2014 World Qualifier and Junior Shed Dog Hunt Test

    Location: Deerfest - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    Date: July 27th 2013

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    2 & 3rd Shed Dog Hunt Test Qualifying Event

    Name: NASHDA 2014 World Qualifier and Junior Shed Dog Hunt Test –

    Location: Game Fair - Anoka, Minnesota

    Dates: 2013 August 10th & 17th 

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    4rd Shed Dog Hunt Test Qualifying Event

    Name: 2014 NASHDA World Shed Qualifier and Junior Shed Dog Hunt Test

    Location: West Allis Training Kennel Club, West Bend WI, 53103

    Date: September 7th 2013

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    5th 2014 NASHDA World Shed Dog Championship Qualifying

    Name: NASHDA Junior Shed Hunt Test

    Location: Skyline Drive Kennels, Brownstow, IN

    Date: March 1st, 2104 10:00am

    Contact: Shannon Neal (812) 528-1549

    Download Entry Form Here:

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    6th Shed dog Hunt Test Qualifying Event- Indiana

    Name: 2014 World Qualifier and Junior Shed Dog Hunt Test-

    Location: Skyline Drive Kennels- Brownstown, IN

    Date: March 1st 2014

    Phone #: 812-528-1549

    Download Entry Form Here:

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    7th Shed Dog Hunt Test Qualifying Event

    Name: 2014 World Qualifier and Junior Shed Dog Hunt Test-

    Location: Minnesota Deer Classic- Blaine, MN

    Date:(March 8th 2014)

    Download Entry Form Here:

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    8th Shed Dog Hunt Test Qualifying Event

    Name: 2014 World Qualifier and Junior Shed Dog Hunt Test-

    Location: Brown's Hunting Ranch- Gettysburg, SD 57442

    Date: April 2014 5th (10:00am-4:00pm)

    www.brownshuntingranch.com

    Download Entry Form Here:

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    Final Event- NASHDA Shed Dog  World Championships

    The dogs that will be invited to enter the 2014 Championship in April 2014 are the dogs that qualified at a NASHDA Qualifying Event from May 1, 2013 to April 18, 2014.

    Name: World Championships 2014 NASHDA (Invitational)!

    Location: Dokken’s Oak Ridge Kennel’s Northfield, Minnesota

    Date: April 12th-13thth 2014

     

  • Everything Shed Dog and the Happenings at DeerFest 2013 July 26th-28- Oshkosh, WI

    We are excited to be exhibiting at Oshkosh, WI DeerFest this year!  More than anything we are pumped to get to meet so many customers that we see their names everyday and loyally serve them as online customers but now we actually get to shake their hands and talk about how their training is going!  Meeting and chatting with our customers is by far the part of our jobs we love the most!

    2013 DeerFest Schedule- Shed Dog

    In additional to meeting so many great folks we will get to observe and encourage some many NASHDA hunt test participates.  July 26-28th is the first round of the NASHDA hunt test circuit, and will be hosted by Mr. Tom Dokken on the actual DeerFest grounds.  This event is growing rapidly again and the participants have greatly increased over last year, which is a great sign the sport is rapidly growing.  This is a great event for the sport of shed dog hunting and training, and really exposes how cool it is to the thousands of attendees that may not be as familiar with it.

    Two most well know personalities in the outdoor world Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, Hosts of “The Crush TV Show” are going to be at the show speaking.  They have long been addicted to the this popularly growing sport and have been great for the growth and popularity of shed dog hunting.  They have even participated in past years events, which has brought additional notoriety to the sport and helped it to grow.

    We are also proud of to be associated with Mr. Jeremy Moore and Dog Bone Shed Training Products, which will be doing training seminars and speaking at the show.  Jeremy is a great guy that loves to train shed dogs (and is dang good at it may we add) and makes some amazing shed dog training products as well.  Jeremy will also be hosting  “Hunters TV” dog "headhunter Sadie" all 3 days.  There will also be an outside area Dog Bone sponsored all 3 days for kids to do a shed hunting and check out some cute brand new puppies (seriously who does not like puppies).

     

    Other Popular speakers and DeerFest Seminars:

    Deerfest 2013 Seminar Schedule

    Featured Speakers / Entertainers
    Troy and Jacob Landry Stars of the Swamp People tm TV Series on History R
    Lee & Tiffany Lakosky Host of The Crush TV Show
    Chris Brackett Host of Fear No Evil and Arrow Affliction TV Shows
    Levi Morgan World Champion Archer / Host of Name The Game TV Show
    Kurt Heid Owner, Heid Wild Game
    Pat & Nicole Reeve Host of Driven TV
    Marc Anthony He’s Killed More Booner Bucks Then Anyone in the World
    Jared Scheffler Whitetail Adrenaline Host, Public Land Expert
    Mark Stromme Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
    Jeremy Moore Professional Shed Dog Trainer
    Kasey Morgan Professional Tracking Dog Trainer
    Tom Dokken Professional Dog Trainer

     

    Directions to DeerFest:

    DeerFest will take place at the Winnebago Country Fairgrounds / Sunnyview Expo Center located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

    Oshkosh is centrally located in the state of Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley within an easy drive of all of Wisconsin’s major population bases. Located on Highway 41 Oshkosh is easily accessible from anywhere within the state.

    The Winnebago County Fairgrounds / Sunnyview Expo Center are conveniently located at the Highway 41 and Highway 76 interchange on the north side of Oshkosh. Plenty of parking is available on the show grounds.

    Approximate mileage from major cities:

    Marquette, MI: 222 Miles
    Duluth, MN: 347 Miles
    Twin Cities, MN: 287 Miles
    Green Bay, WI: 47Miles
    Madison, WI: 92 Miles
    Milwaukee, WI: 94 Miles
    Eau Claire, WI: 196 Miles
    Wausau, WI: 101 Miles
    La Crosse, WI: 162 Miles
    Chicago, IL: 183 Miles
  • 2014 NASHDA Qualifying Event Hunt Test Rules

    NASHDA Hunt Test Rules

    North America Shed Hunting Dog Association (NASHDA)

    2014 Qualifying Event/ Junior Shed Dog Hunt Test Rules

    In Qualifying Events, Dogs will compete against a standard to receive a ribbon, not each other.

    NASHDA’s goal is to create a fun event for those looking to use their dogs to find shed antlers. Our Qualifying Events run from May 1st to the season ending World Shed Dog Championship in April.

    Qualifying events will be set during the season to give dogs a chance to Qualify for that season ending NASHDA World Shed Dog Championship. In qualifying events, the dogs will compete against a standard and not each other to receive a Qualifying ribbon. Once a dog receives a Qualifying ribbon they will be invited to enter the World Shed Dog Championship at the end of that season. The season starts over again each May 1st.

    Qualifying events may also be listed as a Shed Dog Hunt test. For the hunt test, the dogs compete against the Qualifying standard and not each other. Dogs that Qualify at an event marked a NASHDA Shed Dog Hunt Test will earn a NASHDA Shed Hunting Dog Junior leg/ribbon. Once a dog receives 6 leg/ribbons they will receive a NASHDA Junior Shed Hunting Dog certificate. Leg ribbons can be accumulated over multiple seasons. Junior in the NASHDA hunt test division is a description of course difficulty, not age of the dog.

    General Rules

    1) Remote training collars are permitted as well as whistles and beeper collars. Remote collars must be used in a responsible humane manner. No GPS tracking collars or GPS devices allowed.

    2) This is a walking event. No running. A judges warning will be followed by disqualification for a second infraction.

    3) Judges decisions are final.

    4) In the event of a tie there will be a run off.

    5) Foul language, arguing with the judge or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs are grounds for disqualification.

    6) No communication is allowed with a contestant in regards to observed placement of sheds.

    7) All participants agree to release their likeness for photo, video, and sponsor related photography. Which may require participant to wear sponsor related clothing.

    8) No on deck participant is allowed to watch his or her shed placement or solicit information on shed placement from another individual.

    9) For any find to be legal handler must be no closer than 15 feet to shed when found by their dog.

    10) All retrieves must be brought to hand to get credit. No handler can advance to their dog in order to receive a retrieve. Backing up is permitted.

    11) Dogs in season are not allowed to compete or be on the trial grounds. Judges decision on this is final.

    12) At the start of the competition, handlers cannot have cell phones, electronic communication devices or GPS devices in their possession until they have completed all their runs.

    13) Each dog can only run each course once.

     

    For Dogs that Receive A Qualifying

                               Ribbon:

    The 2014 NASHDA World Championships will be held in Northfield, MN April 2014

     

     

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