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    Does anybody have any advice on introducing a 3 yr old to a dog blind? Picked up a cheap used one and want to work on it this off season.
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    If he/she kennels easily I just use that same command with it in the house starting out. Then transition that outdoors telling them to kennel as well.

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    Hotdogs........

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    As the say, hotdogs and new blind in the house, if the dog is kept in the house normally. Then kennel command.....once they are ok in the blind. Start incorporating into the training. Instead of heel it is 'kennel' then same release on the mark or blind....

    I did this process with my new dog this year for hunting season, she did very well with the blind, but the ducks were few and far between....

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    Thanks I'll try transitioning him to it the same way I taught my kennel command. More concerned if he's going to be to big or want to stand up in it and wear it as a parachute
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    Bought one for my pup but also taught my 9 year old ylf. Had to have her on the leash, use kennel and pulled her through into the blind. Took a few days but she loves it now. Lots of praise and petting once she went in the blind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COgoosehunter24 View Post
    Thanks I'll try transitioning him to it the same way I taught my kennel command. More concerned if he's going to be to big or want to stand up in it and wear it as a parachute
    Now that's funny.....as you are expecting all of the above....but great fun It is! And all worth it on the first hunt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeland View Post
    Hotdogs........
    90% of the time it works every time the time lol. Sorry Anchorman came to mind. Hotdogs are a good way to entice.

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    Make sure he can see inside to prevent refusals. Those things don't have any vents so no light gets inside. Dog sees a black hole and thinks it's a solid object.
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    Some blinds the dog can enter from the from the front and the back. I zip tie one end shut. That way it is not a tunnel that they can run through. As others have said run marks out of them. They will get used to it quick.
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