Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Buying and Handling Finished Tracking Dogs and 30 Years of Breeding 7 Generations

Often times, I don't hear about my dogs after I sell them, but I make every effort to communicate with people and make sure everything is going smooth after a sale because that can be a big adjustment for a finished dog who has been with me and his family for years and literally ALL of his or her life, and it helps the dog and the new owner to bond and adjust, if I can explain what is happening to the new owner and be there to train the new owner to properly handle and 'be trained' to the dog.

Think about it, if you are buying a trained started or finished dog,
 shouldn't you 'be trained' to the dog, so you can at least know the verbal commands?

There are no rules carved in stone when it comes to dog training methods, and there shouldn't be  because breeds vary and individual dogs vary within the breeds.

Remember, somebody else trained that dog, and unless you know the breed, 'how it was trained', and the dogs peculiarities, you cannot get the same level of performance out of the dog as I did, because you don't know how it was trained, and are not 'working within' the the dogs training program and natural abilities, and then doing your part as a team player to keep advancing the track.  

Tracking wounded deer and hunting wild hogs with cur dogs are dangerous activities and because the dogs natural abilities of well bred dogs are so high performance, you need to as much as possible encourage and motivate your dog and 'allow' them to do their job. 

And... sometimes tracking is a process of elimination, and that means you need to trust the dog and not interfere with the dogs natural movement and processes.

 And ideally except in rare instances that means working the dog off leash.

I just got some photos of one of my finished dogs who went out early in the season to Kansas as a blood tracking dog. Photos above and below.

Below is a photo of his father Little Bob

                                               Little Bob is a son of Jesse who is below

Jesse is a son of Angel and Bobalou

Angel above, a daughter of Patch and Ruby

Bobalou is below

And Bobalou is a son of Frank below.

I have been breeding Catahoulas for over 30 years
and working them in a variety of functions along the way.


Blood Trail Dogs For Sale out of Choco and Priest born Oct 22

Choco is a great grand daughter of Diamond Cutter on her daddy's side and a grand daughter of C Arrow Patch and Ruby on the bottom, so hold onto your hats because these these babies are gonna roll!

We have a double glass eyed grey patch/blue leopard female in the 3 photos below.

The blue eyed, blue leopard male is in the background of the photo above.

We have 2 solid blacks, also in a male and female

The black female has the white tipped toes.

Above is Choco nursing her babies...

If you are interested in a blood tracking dog, by this time next year, these cuties will work for you.

I am Marcus de la Houssaye and I can be reached at 337 298 2630 for more information.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cookie and Jesse Puppies Born 9/25/2017

Here is a double glass eyed, blue/red leopard female, and she is spitting image of her daddy!

At 8 weeks old, I begin blood trail dog training...

Below is a male, brown leopard, and size wise he is the biggest and is the farthest ranging of the four.

Below is the other male, who is in my opinion the pick of the litter based upon color as I like to breed darker dogs, and I am partial to the red markings on the face and head.

Below is the other female blue leopard

She is also in the top of the photo below, and the glass eyed female is to the left.

Below is Cookie who is the momma of these pups

I shot videos of these puppies on their first training track, but due to technical difficulties it is not loading, so I will try later...

If you are interesting in buying a puppy or started dog, you can call me at 337 298 2630

But please do not text or email me for 'more info' if you do not plan to call me and talk to me.

I do not have time to answer questions by text or email, because I type too slow.