I don't use any captive animals in the training. All my pups are exposed to coyotes at an early age, as I'm constantly bringing dead coyotes back home to skin. The real training actually starts out on jackrabbits with a 22 rimfire and progresses up from there to coyotes on callling stands. It takes alot of time and alot of coyotes. My 1 yr old dog, Gunner, has been on 267 coyotes (counting the 11 from this weekend).
I've never seen any of the dogging videos on the market, but hope to get a copy sometime. I've been winging it on my own and what I've read. From there, I've been tweeking to what works for me. I am actually working on an instructional video on how I use and train dogs for decoying.
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