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Old 12-21-2007, 02:27 PM
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I worked with two vets for a very long time. One had Pointers and one GWP's. Both hunted their dogs regularly and competed in many field trials and hunting competitions with their dogs. Training was started very, very early and it's an ever-revolving process to keep the dog sharp in it's skills and on track.

As far as diet goes, if you get into hunting and are actually doing so then I would worry about diet then. Feeding a food for active dogs with high protein and fat should be sufficient.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by showpug View Post
Feeding a food for active dogs with high protein and fat should be sufficient.
If the dog is training, working and for long periods of time, then just feeding a high protein and fat diet isn't sufficient. Even with a premium dog food.
It'a all part of a conditioning program, take for instance that if you trained a dog 2 hours a day in agility(not recommend or done) but with all that training the dog still wouldn't be fit enough to be in top condition for agility.
Too many dogs are not fed nor conditioned properly for the job we expect them to do which results in more injuries from fatigue and little stamina.
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