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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Training schedule

Hey guys, I feel like I am doing my poor pup a disservice. He hasn't been out since a couple weeks before the end of the season because of the weather and a few other things (dirt bikes and fish...) My question is, how often is everyone training at this time of the year? Should I be making an effort to get him out multiple times a week? Obviously I want to get him some exercise as well since he hasn't really had enough of that either. So what does your spring training schedule look like?

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Re: Training schedule

I'll run on average 4 days a week.

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Re: Training schedule

ran on Friday and yesterday...6dogs down between two of us and was just a real nice time to be out, good running weather after a long spell of poor running conditions.

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Re: Training schedule

Wow... so you run a lot at this time of year? Does anyone ever feel like it puts too much pressure on the rabbits for the breeding season? I am planning to do a trip or two a week through this month hopefully. Is two times a week good for the dog?

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Re: Training schedule

Do what you can, there isn't a set time schedule. Obviously the more the pup is on the ground the better he'll get. I work 5 days a week, plus have other obligations and things to do, so I go when I can. I try not to get too caught up in what anyone else is doing because I always end up feeling like everyone else has more free time than me, haha.

I will say though, this time of the year gives some of the best running you are gonna get on those big running buck rabbits.
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Spring is my favorite time to run.. temps are good and the vegetation is down easy to see the rabbit and how the dogs are doing on the line... also easy to see rabbit pellets and areas of chewing activity (scouting) plenty of water for the dogs to cool off/get a drink but they do get a little muddy

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Re: Training schedule

This time of year is my favorite time to run, I run every day but Monday, usually run some in the morning and now with more daylight have been runing them in the evening also. If I don't go to a trial, I will run all day either Saturday or Sunday. Do what you can, more is always better.

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Re: Training schedule

Run the coonhounds every night I can, at least 3 nights a week, getting into my favorite time of the year.

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Both Janie and I have pretty time consuming full time jobs but we manage to run 2 or 3 days a week. Try and get the young ones the most quality time and the ones we plan on trialing in the summer he longest runs.
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Re: Training schedule

I should clarify, I am rotating 8 hounds so they are not all getting the same amount of time.

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