We offer pre-season conditioning or Summer Camp. Dogs that are soft and to far out of shape to hunt... need conditioning. There is nothing worse than the dogs quitting on you.... when you just got started. Happens every year and every year you vow to do some thing about it before next year. Everyone is busy and getting your bird dog in shape for season just slips by and before you know it season is here.
We get the dog started on the right dog food. Over weight dogs won't hunt long! Ten extra pounds on a fifty pound dog is whole lot of extra weight. In comparison that would be like a two hundred pound man weighing two fifty. And it is easy for a dog to be ten pounds heavy.
Most dogs do not have a way to keep themselves busy enough to stay in shape. An outing here and there does not build any muscle. Dogs that hunt all day have muscles that are conditioned to activity. They need more than an occasional outing. Most dogs never get enough exercise to build any stamina. The exercise needs to be ongoing and consistent. Stamina will develop with muscle development...
Dogs also need to be polished up on their birds before season.... Especially young dogs. Re-establish/establish pointing and holding a point. Shoot some birds for 'em. We recommend sixty days. Get your dog in shape.... before this season!
MUDDY CREEK KENNELS
Craig, Elizabeth and Daniel Burns
620 SW 90TH. Road
Jasper, Missouri 64755
muddy creek kennels