Don’t Forget to Pack your Dog De-Skunking Kit this Pheasant Opener
My bird dog’s encounters with skunks have been well documented in this blog. So as I prepare for this season’s pheasant opener, I’ve added the six items comprising a dog de-skunking kit to my grocery list. Sometimes, preparation is the best method of prevention. I’ve got my fingers’ crossed that line of thinking keeps the black and white critters away from my pup this hunting season. If not, I’ll have all the ingredients necessary to handle the situation.
Dog De-Skunking Ingredients
- 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide
- ¼ cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of dishwashing soap with grease cutter
- Rubber gloves
- Small bucket
As I found out a few years back, it’s important that you mix these ingredients together in the instructed proportions. Simply dumping a bottle of each doesn’t create an effective de-skunking mixture. After you’ve got the paste-like mixture prepared, here are the directions for de-skunking your bird dog.
- Put on rubber gloves
- Mix solution in proper measurements
- Wet dog down
- Work in the solution
- Leave on the dog for 3 to 4 minutes
- Rinse and repeat if necessary
Good luck this opener, and I hope you don’t get skunked . . . literally and figuratively.
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