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Dog in blind with you?

Postby Splatt » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:29 am

Anyone here not use a separate dog blind and has their dog inside their layout blind with them?
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby B.E.Nelli » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:22 am

Do a search, this has been talked about quite a bit. Its a dangerous practice in mine, and many others opinions. Either lay him next to your blind or get him his own house. Excited huntin dogs have no business in a blind with a shotgun. Not to mention you will be shooting right over his head.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby i_willie12 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:45 am

NOPE NEVER!! I would never hunt with any with a dog in their blind with them!!!!!!!!! :no:
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby Labs » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:49 am

Well, Splatt, lets do a little critical thinking here, and maybe you can answer your own question.

First of all, most of the layout blinds I have been in are big enough for me, a gear bag, and my gun. Second of all, the level of training required to keep a dog laying down in the blind with you while you "pop" up for the shot, would be damn near ridiculous...and I'm not talking about not breaking, I'm talking about the dog staying in the down position. Thirdly, with the dog in the blind with you, you will have to pick up all of your birds via "blinds" because the dog won't see ANY of them fall. I don't know about you, but I have enough to worry about in the blind than my dog, and my dogs safety. Your working calls, your watching the birds, your making sure your gun is in the right position for mounting...you are not paying attention to the dog. Sit up to shoot, and the one time fido moves, as your bringing the gun up...well, nothing good can come of it. If you haven't figured it out by now, spend the 100 bucks for a mutt hutt...it will save you in the long run.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby HNTFSH » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:06 am

I wouldn't put a dog in a blind with me. Too much hassle. I don't even pack a mutt hutt. Don't blind hunt tons so have always set Rover off somewhere outta the way in Sit and sent on birds. Send back to remote sit on command. Fun to train, beneficial in many ways.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby goodkarmarising » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:21 am

Splatt wrote:Anyone here not use a separate dog blind and has their dog inside their layout blind with them?


Yup...been doing it since he was a pup.

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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby Splatt » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:45 am

Saw a trainer in a video teaching the dog to lay down behind the seat.
Just thought Id ask if anyone did it.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby uglymug » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:42 pm

Perhaps it depends on the size of the dog. I think it'd be safer to have a separate dog blind.
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Dog in blind with you?

Postby k.s. » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:56 pm

I've hunted with a couple guys that have kept their dog in the blind with them, one guy, his dog ran right up his face and ripped his lip in half! He had to go to the hospital and get several stitches. This was after he was telling us how awesome his dog was and how he always stayed in the blind with him. I will never do it, mine have been in a separate dog blind for that reason.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby uglymug » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:26 pm

k.s. wrote:I've hunted with a couple guys that have kept their dog in the blind with them, one guy, his dog ran right up his face and ripped his lip in half! He had to go to the hospital and get several stitches. This was after he was telling us how awesome his dog was and how he always stayed in the blind with him. I will never do it, mine have been in a separate dog blind for that reason.


I'm kinda guessing there were problems before he put the dog in the blind with him....
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby click » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:17 am

My boy is darn near 80 pounds now and there is no way i would put him in a layout blind with me. The number one reason not to do this is saftey, it is a recipie for disaster. It only take one time and it can be last. I will not do it and would never advise someone else do it. A dog blind isn't that much in the grand scheme of things.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby TomKat » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:18 am

Why? GKR is 6'2" and his dog weighs 94 lbs. I have seen him lay perfectly still for two hours straight
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby FowlPwrcat » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:50 pm

Bad idea...

People don't plan on getting in car accidents, but they happen...
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby buckmeister » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:48 pm

Great looking Lab Good Karma!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby CurlyChessie » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:13 pm

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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby Splatt » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:10 pm

I guess some dogs are trained better than others?
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby HNTFSH » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:32 pm

Splatt wrote:I guess some dogs are trained better than others?



Define trained better. Last thing I want is wet dog consuming my legs in a lay-out. But rather sat off to the side and goes went sent, returns to spot when sent.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby Jarbo03 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:53 pm

Splatt wrote:Saw a trainer in a video teaching the dog to lay down behind the seat.
Just thought Id ask if anyone did it.



A friend I hunt with has his dog lay under the headrest in his blind, zero problems. The dog is behind him while shooting, she is well trained so and stays until she is released. Really depends on the size of your blind and the size of your dog. I use a separate dog blind, either right behind me or remote placed, depends on cover.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby iamlegend » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:29 pm

never seen a chessie with that much curl!
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby FowlPwrcat » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:29 pm

Purchase a dog blind. I have a brand new GHG groundforce dog blind ill sell you for about the cost of a tank of gas in your truck. Much safer option
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby click » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:52 am

My male will remote kennel to a dog blind up to 100 yards away, with no issue's. I get to stay a little dryer, and have peace of mind knowing he is safe. I dont' think training has anything to do with it honestly. My boy is as close to 100% broke from breaking as possible, but I have no dought in the right situation he would break. On a hunt in a layout blind when there are 20 things going on at once with anywhere from 2 to 12 guys it's alot of excitment. Like some pro trainers will say there are two kinds of dogs, those that have broke, and those that will. I won't judge someone else for putting their dog in the blind with them, but my dogs will always have their own blind if for no other reason than my peace of mind.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby cn44 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:35 am

It would be awful tough for the dog to mark the birds when it's stuck behind you or still laying down in the blind.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby Jarbo03 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:27 am

After 2 seasons of hunting with his dog like that, I have seen no issues. It's only a problem if you've already convinced yourself it's a bad idea.

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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby HNTFSH » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:32 am

As always -it's videos not claims that bring it home for me.
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Re: Dog in blind with you?

Postby FowlPwrcat » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:21 pm

There is no room to defend a friend, for the sake of being a friend, when talking safety..

Why would you put yourself in an unsafe situation were accidents CAN happen when there is a cheap, practical, safe solution.....

Same reason for wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle. But I digress
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