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    I've used the store-bought scent with my last beagle when it was 3-6 months old.
    But the best answer is Swampsinger's - if it's from a good hound breeding, it will learn on its own.
    All it needs is practice time in the bush.
    I think that's what the beagle trailers do - just run the dogs where there are rabbits and they'll figure it out.
    If you need to teach your dog what a rabbit smells like - it's going to be a long road.

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    The biggest problem, is where to find rabbits , as the coyotes clean them up with rapidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    The biggest problem, is where to find rabbits , as the coyotes clean them up with rapidity.
    My neighbourhood is full of cottontail rabbits, but it's also full of cars.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwalker View Post
    My neighbourhood is full of cottontail rabbits, but it's also full of cars.
    It's also illegal to hunt in the city, or let your dogs run at large.

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    Thanks. The mother and father are fantastic hunters. I plan to have him run with his parents in September when the small game season opens so that he can learn from them. I know the old school guys buy live rabbits and have the pup chase them in a pen.

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    I already told the breeder that I want to run my dog with its parents in September after the opener. The best way my pup will learn. At that point he will be 5 months old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    It's also illegal to hunt in the city, or let your dogs run at large.
    No it is against the DISCHARGE BY-LAW to shot a gun or bow.
    As for at large, if your hunting the dog would still be under your control.

    I just don't want my dogs under a car..

    Well if you really think about how most discharge by-laws are written ..a super soaker squirt gun is illegal.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank16 View Post
    Thanks. The mother and father are fantastic hunters. I plan to have him run with his parents in September when the small game season opens so that he can learn from them. I know the old school guys buy live rabbits and have the pup chase them in a pen.
    Shhhhh Don't let him run with other too long or he will become too dependent.
    " We are more than our gender, skin color, class, sexuality or age; we are unlimited potential, and can not be defined by one label." quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank16 View Post
    My Beagle pup is 2 months old. I figure by 3 months I would like to try to start training it on rabbit. Does anyone know if I can buy rabbit pelt so that I can use as a training tool? Either that or I look for road kill!
    With all the gizmos and gadgets out there to train dogs surprised someone hasn't come out with some kind of rabbit fur covered radio controlled analog that you can boot around a soccer field to let the pup chase something . Got a couple of kits that are calling the back yard home. The dogs, although they know better, just can't help trying to track them down and point 'em. Don't think you really need to train the dog to find rabbits its in them you just need to bring it out. Much like I don't teach my dogs to point just bring out the most of one.
    Think the main thing to instill is a strong bond with the pup as some point you'll want it to return to you.
    Time in the outdoors is never wasted

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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    Think the main thing to instill is a strong bond with the pup as some point you'll want it to return to you.
    Yup got that....can't sleep in the bed or sit on the couch without the dog laying beside me, and touching me with a paw or her head..

    Ok next..
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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