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by Neil
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carpet or straw in box?
Replies: 34
Views: 7684

Re: Carpet or straw in box?

Neil wrote:So please tell what was rude about my first post on this thread?
Oh, I see you deleted the objectionable sentence, where I asked the OP to take the time and expend the energy to give some basic information.

Yet you left the OP's second post.

I think I get the message.
by Neil
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carpet or straw in box?
Replies: 34
Views: 7684

Re: Carpet or straw in box?

So please tell what was rude about my first post on this thread?
by Neil
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carpet or straw in box?
Replies: 34
Views: 7684

Re: Carpet or straw in box?

Where do you travel and in what? SUV/truck camper shell vs open truck. Wire crate vs insulated dog box. What breed of dog? Pointer vs Chesapeake. Down to 40F with no wind exposure carpet is fine. Straw changed often is better if colder. Keeping them dry and out of the wind is more important than be...
by Neil
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carpet or straw in box?
Replies: 34
Views: 7684

Re: Carpet or straw in box?

mnaj_springer wrote:No need to be rude Neil.
Saying it would be helpful to give more information is hardly rude.

But I noticed, as usual, you contributed nothing of value.
by Neil
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carpet or straw in box?
Replies: 34
Views: 7684

Re: Carpet or straw in box?

Where do you travel and in what? SUV/truck camper shell vs open truck. Wire crate vs insulated dog box. What breed of dog? Pointer vs Chesapeake. Down to 40F with no wind exposure carpet is fine. Straw changed often is better if colder. Keeping them dry and out of the wind is more important than bed...
by Neil
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: big running Brittany Novice trainer/ owner needs suggestions
Replies: 36
Views: 13226

Re: big running Brittany Novice trainer/ owner needs suggestions

I do hunt from horseback and UTV, but mostly from foot.

Not all birds will hold every time, though many will; and the big running dogs will find so many more birds that it works out in my favor.

With my Kawsaki Mule and Garmin, I let the dogs hunt.
by Neil
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy seems to hate crate during the day. Normal?
Replies: 16
Views: 3750

Re: Puppy seems to hate crate during the day. Normal?

The pup needs more time to be a pup, must have lots of physical, emotional,and mental activity, crates are boring and supply nothing.

Consider an outside kennel or fenced yard with lots of toys, and spend much more time with him.

Oh, I do not like wire crates.

Other than that you are doing great.
by Neil
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training pup to stop chasing cars
Replies: 14
Views: 3712

Re: Training pup to stop chasing cars

Trashbreak now! Don't mess around.

Then work on recall.

My dogs are never off lead out of a fenced yard except to hunt, so it is always hard for me to put myself in your place.
by Neil
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23655

Re: Bird Dog Wars

I have agreed to let this go and will. But do want to explain right now and for the next month the serious contenders at Ames are "grinding their dogs down". They are running them for long periods in high cover with lots of birds, changing directions often keeping them in front, killing many birds, ...
by Neil
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23655

Re: Bird Dog Wars

It is not that you disagree with me that I argue, but the reasons you give. The dogs at Ames do not hunt a mile from the handler, it is much too tight to do so. I respect a difference of opinion, it just does not seem unreasonable to expect those opinions to be based on fact. I prefer Brittanys, but...
by Neil
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23655

Re: Bird Dog Wars

CK, Have you ever hunted behind a National Champion contender? Have you even seen a NC video? How can you say most have no use for them? I have hunted them and will always have a place for another. Many are trained for water retrieves and all could be. And I would liken them to an enhanced Humvee. I...
by Neil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23655

Re: Bird Dog Wars

So you believe others think Little League the equal of the NFL? Community theater as important as Broadway? A Yugo as good as a Rolls? A 5,000 acre estate with a 10,000 sq ft mansion is comparable to a trailer on a lot? We may not like our possession driven society, but it exists. So you and I may n...
by Neil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23655

Re: Bird Dog Wars

Ezzy,

I agree completely. I would rather play catch with my Granddaughters than pitch in MLB. That we do not share the values of others does not lessen the truth of the hierarchy.
by Neil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 6775

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

Crap, your debating skills need work.

There is no question many of the definitions of sin involve God and religion, but many do not. Like many words it has multiple meanings. I have clarified my meaning, and it is supported by any dictionary.
by Neil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23655

Re: Bird Dog Wars

Shadow Oak Bo won over $35,000 the first time he won the National Championship, well over 1/2 a million in lifetime winnings and stud fees. No other venue comes close to the All-Age pointer and setter in dollars. That is a fact. Enjoy your dog however you like, I do mine, but I do not delude myself ...
by Neil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 6775

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

Grange, You cannot be that dense to totally misunderstand my intent, but I will try again: An unborn child has done nothing, good or bad. Someone convicted of a capital crime had free will and violated the law of society. Some people cannot be allowed free, and I am against life in prison for murder...
by Neil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 6775

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

I find the liberal mindset of being anti-hunting yet pro abortion to be just about the most profound intellectual disconnect in existence. In my home State of MA I may discard an unborn baby with no questions asked but I face a stiff fine for trapping a muskrat. Unbelievable , isn't it? I think if ...
by Neil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting range for pointer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Re: Hunting range for pointer?

It pains me to say this, but train him the same way you did the Lab. Get a solid recall on him, making him come all the way to you, then you can hunt him most anywhere. You are going to miss a lot of birds and annoy the dog, but it will work.

Oh, Treekmore is right.
by Neil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23655

Re: Bird Dog Wars

I think what proves the NFL is at the top of the hierarchy is the money! What society values they pay for. With that metric the All-Age pointers and setters are clearly, by a wide margin the NFL. Some footballers, recognise they lack the skill and commitment to ever play at the top, and do not even ...
by Neil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23655

Re: Bird Dog Wars

Dogs are trained to perform in the venue chosen for them. Insulting winners in a different style than yours is like saying Serena Williams isn't an athlete because she can't play football. Drew Brees can't play tennis either, so what? Have had several well titled dogs in other formats that do not d...
by Neil
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 6775

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

If one is using religion, sin, and the value of life as a foundation for an argument then you have found your disconnect. But please... Let's get back on subject. I used only sin, not religion, nor value of a life (sin is transgression and can be against mankind, no religious connotation needed). I...
by Neil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 6775

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

As profound as an anti-abortion person being pro death penalty? I find no problem with this in anyway since one is severely penalizing(killing) a completely innocent person while the other is penalizing(killing) someone for a willful action(killing) they took full well knowing the consequences. Sou...
by Neil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 6775

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

As profound as an anti-abortion person being pro death penalty? I find no problem with this in anyway since one is severely penalizing(killing) a completely innocent person while the other is penalizing(killing) someone for a willful action(killing) they took full well knowing the consequences. Sou...
by Neil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 6775

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

I have a wealthy friend that used to contribute to HSUS based on their commercials before we educated him about their anti-hunting position and the miniscule amounts spent on direct animal care. Their commercials work because they show a real need, you would think honest people would try to address ...
by Neil
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Bald Eagles
Replies: 23
Views: 10062

Re: Bald Eagles

Our eagle resurgence is a great success story, since the banning of DDT and other measures populations are up 10 fold.

I am not as pleased with the new levels of the smaller raptors, as wondrous as they are, they take a heavy toll on song and game birds.
by Neil
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the size of your training grounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 3394

Re: What's the size of your training grounds?

With at least 2 Summers on the northern prairies, and intense conditioning through roading I have developed winning All-Age dogs on as little as 80 acres. I do most of my steadying on 1 acre. Would need even less for a hunting dog, if you can take them to larger land to get/keep a pattern on them on...
by Neil
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the size of your training grounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 3394

Re: What's the size of your training grounds?

When sent North to the prairies a couple Summers, and then kept in condition through roading, I have developed winning All-Age dogs on as little as 80 acres. For hunting dogs you could make do on 20 acres, with a trip to larger ground ever month or so. But you have to road them to keep them in shape...
by Neil
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breaking in Dog Blind
Replies: 13
Views: 3037

Re: Breaking in Dog Blind

I don''t put the dog in the spread, I lay him ALONGSIDE my blind so he is always under my control. I don't understand why you'd ever want to lay a dog IN the spread where he is beyond your control. Always enjoy reading your responses to retriever questions. You pick up on detail and offer up great ...
by Neil
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 6775

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

Sorry, I tried to post a link, but couldn't.

So the above is nearly unreadable. I tried.
by Neil
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 6775

Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

Most of us are aware that PETA and HSUS use very little of the money they get in donations on aiding stray dogs and cats, almost none on shelters, despite their tear-jerking late night commercials. I tell people that want to help to give to no kill local shelters. But found the list below of interes...
by Neil
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17419

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

I looked in his fun loving eyes, and can tell you with some certainty that he is just messing with you. It is going to be all right, he will stop on his own and find other ways to bedevil you. I like him.
by Neil
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recall Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 6768

Re: Recall Question?

Thanks, I think I understand.

I use collar wise for a dog that is only broke when the collar is on. One that will take birds out when ran in a trial. Those that know instantly they can get by with indiscretions, not those that backslide after a period of days.

Hope you have a great year.
by Neil
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recall Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 6768

Re: Recall Question?

CJHills, I checked my journals, the last time I identified a dog as collar wise was 1983, about the time the variable intensity adjustable at the transmitter collar came out (I think). So we must have different definitions of collar wise. Except when in a trial my dogs always have an active e-collar...
by Neil
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: retrieving issue
Replies: 1
Views: 751

Re: retrieving issue

Go back through the FF process for a refresher, use the cue (ear pinch, e-collar) in the field. It is common for them to need a reminder from time to time.
by Neil
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recall Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 6768

Re: Recall Question?

In addition to following the program as you state: For at least 30 days have the dog wear a dummy collar or the e-collar turned off 24/7. Then put an active collar on whenever you give a command to enforce compliance. After 30 days, put an active collar on and take it off several times before you gi...
by Neil
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17419

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

I'm stumped.
by Neil
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 9 month old GSP.......chasing on the flush
Replies: 10
Views: 3541

Re: 9 month old GSP.......chasing on the flush

I will stay out of the "steady" debate, but you need to work on recall. A dog that will not come when called, even if a pup, is untrained.
by Neil
Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you prefer release at shot or after command
Replies: 8
Views: 2003

Re: Do you prefer release at shot or after command

Steady until released, because that is how a properly trained gentlemen's gun dog behaves. Read it in a book. Never seen a downside.
by Neil
Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: books
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Re: books

Check out abe books.com.
by Neil
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23655

Re: Bird Dog Wars

I have never shot a dog or person, but have had some close calls. I think having steady dogs and partners that are where they are supposed to be have contributed to my 55 year accident free safety record.
by Neil
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird scared dog, no more.
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Bird scared dog, no more.

ezzy333 wrote:
Neil wrote:For most problems with bird dogs, the answer is often more birds!
Not only more but just as important, used properly.

True, but I didn't want to get trapped into writing a treatise on how to do it properly.
by Neil
Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird scared dog, no more.
Replies: 9
Views: 2070

Re: Bird scared dog, no more.

For most problems with bird dogs, the answer is often more birds!
by Neil
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Laws
Replies: 39
Views: 7299

Re: Gun Laws

My mission is to educate and to reveal those that fully support the Second Ammendment. By whose definition of support. As a point of order, as citizens, we are permitted to disagree with laws, and procedures do exist for adding, altering, and deleting amendments to the constitution. They are cumber...
by Neil
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: breeding help/suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 3295

Re: breeding help/suggestions

I am told that if he ejaculates, they do not have to tie for the breeding to take.
by Neil
Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: breeding help/suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 3295

Re: breeding help/suggestions

So did Mike Vick. it does not seem right to me. We do not keep females that will not breed naturally. It is a genetic issue and we want to get rid of it....................Cj There is some truth in that (didn't know the Vick thing), but when I consider valuable genetic traits, that is way down the ...
by Neil
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Laws
Replies: 39
Views: 7299

Re: Gun Laws

Honest, I do care, please identify the two Repub gun haters. Instead of exposing my many personal shortcomings, perhaps you could explain how suing gun manufacturers will help stop gun violence? I already have (post #2). As to your last, why would are argue with you over an issue we agree on? Names...
by Neil
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Laws
Replies: 39
Views: 7299

Re: Gun Laws

Honest, I do care, please identify the two Repub gun haters.

Instead of exposing my many personal shortcomings, perhaps you could explain how suing gun manufacturers will help stop gun violence?
by Neil
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Laws
Replies: 39
Views: 7299

Re: Gun Laws

It is hard to tell what Trump is for or against this week, and he doesn't even know about what he might do next week; but I can't believe he would fall for holding gun companies liable for crimes done with guns. That seems to be faint praise for Trump. There is no question in my mind that the most ...
by Neil
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Laws
Replies: 39
Views: 7299

Re: Gun Laws

No one has explained the logic for suing gun manufacturers, so I went to Sec. Clinton's web site for answers: Repeal the gun industry’s unique immunity protection. Hillary believes the gun industry must be held accountable for violence perpetrated with their guns. Hillary will lead the charge to rep...