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This Tuesday: “Homesteady Live”  5/30/17

Raising a Dog for Hunting and Farmlife

DO you want a dog for your farm that will not chase and kill chickens, and that will still retrieve birds and track wild game for you? Find out how to get that in this episode of Homesteady Live.

Since we first moved to the farm we have owned dogs. We have made mistakes in buying dogs, training, and owning. We have learned big lessons. And we are very proud owners of a very well trained hunting/farm dog that we love.

In this episode of Homesteady live, we will talk all about the farm dog!

Our dog history…
Back when we first moved to the farm we purchased a newspaper puppy/backyard bred dog named Livie. Livie was a rottweiler. She was a nice dog but lacked intelligence, and sadly, was the result of bad breeding. In just 2 years we lost her to a problem that likely resulted from bad breeding. We learned our lesson, no more backyard breeders…

In the time since our first pup purchase, I developed an interest in bird hunting. As an active hunter, I thought it made sense to get a dog I could use for both bird hunting, shed hunting, and tracking game. So began the search for a hunting dog. We learned from our mistakes from the first dog, and this time was looking for a dog from a reputable breeder. Someone who knew what they were doing.

After a long search, we found 3 Cedars Retrievers. They are what you might call a boutique breeder. Not a backyard breeder who doesn’t know what they’re doing, and not a big puppy mill operation. They are small enough to take good care of their dogs but have a reputation to uphold, and thus take great care in the selection of their dogs.

Since then we owned 2 labs. You can hear the story of our first pups life, and sadly his tragic death in a previous podcast, listen here –

I have learned a lot about training hunting/farm dogs since. In this episode, we will share advice on
Breeds for hunting/farm
how to buy a hunting/farm dog
training a hunting/farm dog that will not kill chickens but retrieve birds

And we will share the story of Bones, my yellow lab, and his first big hunt we had in PA last week!

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We can’t all move to an off grid self sufficient farm in Alaska. But we can all be more Homesteady. Wether it’s planting a raised bed on your apartment balcony, or raising meat chickens in your backyard, all of us can learn to be more self sufficient.

Homesteady is your weekly chance to learn more about homesteading, farming, fishing, hunting, foraging, and living off the land. Each week we will discuss different homesteading topics, and help everyone get involved, no matter if you live in an apartment building, or a off grid homestead.

We will be joined by special guests from time to time. Accountant Mike, the city slicker farm accountant, will join us frequently to do an economic breakdown of our homesteading endeavors, and see if our efforts get a “Thumbs Up” or not. We also have weekly guests stop by to chat about different homesteading topics.

Join us for each episode live, ask questions during our weekly Q and A session, and add your ideas to the chat for others to enjoy.

Archived shows:
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5/24/17 Tales from the Turkey Woods

5/2/17 Spring on the Homestead – A Busy Time Of Year!

4/25/17 How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!

4/18/17 Why You Should Plant Fruit This Year

4/4/17 How to catch fish…

3/28/17 We are talking pigs.

3/21/17 Preparing for the Disaster that will happen to you…

3/14/2017 Is a Family Cow “Worth It”?

3/7/2017 Raising Meat Chickens