If you belong to the prepper gang then survival training is probably a part of your life.
For readers who are new to this concept, preppers are individuals who are constantly preparing for the uncertain future by gaining new skills and getting trained to survive even in the most difficult situations when the SHTF (Shit Hits The Fan)
This involves learning the common survival skills such as cleaning water to make it suitable for drinking, building a temporary shelter, lighting fire with the help of stones and so on.
Thus, prepping for the uncertain future is not just about you learning the survival skills but also training your family members. Your kids specifically should be taught what needs to be done when you signal that it’s time to get into action. Have you considered how to train your dog?
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If you own a pet dog and decide to keep him with you even in the most diverse situations, you must train him with survival skills. Most people will agree on keeping their dog as there several perks associated with having a loyal companion in difficult times. Animals have an intense ability to sense danger and they will be able to alert you beforehand
However, the disadvantages of taking the responsibility of a pet along with your family also cannot be ignored.
Please remember that if you get too anxious or nervous in times of danger, your pet will feel stressed too. Training him well will ensure that he behaves in the best possible way when the SHTF. A nervous dog might bark or even bite so make sure you train him well to keep calm in times of stress.
So, if you have decided to keep Rocky with you then here are a few tips to make him survival ready.
Teach you dog hunting skills:
Animals have a natural hunting instinct and dogs were companions of our ancestors when they went hunting for food. However, they can definitely get better with some training.
While some breeds are better hunters than others, you can teach fetching skills to your furry friend. Whether you use a gun or archery to hunt for food, you can train your dog to fetch what you have aimed at.
You can also train your dog to sniff and lead you to the right direction while hunting. To become a well trained hunting dog, it might take several months or even years of rigorous training. Your dog should get used to the sound of a gunshot and not get frightened by its sound.