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by MadMax
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need help with blind retrieves
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: Need help with blind retrieves

Thanks everyone for helping out. Sorry for not replying sooner, been very busy at work and with my dogs. I hooked up with a great trainer here localy. Doing some day training program, he helps me out and I get to help him out and learn at the same time. I'm definitely purchasing some of Evan Graham'...
by MadMax
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: help on pup and wild quail
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Re: help on pup and wild quail

I'm new to the game, but would rolling a clipped wing pigeon or other type of bird out for the pup to catch and retrieve, after he points and flushes help him keep the drive. I feel that if he keeps pointing, flushing, and no reward for his effort, he will stop wanting to do it.
by MadMax
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: Building your first pigeon coop.....
Replies: 86
Views: 103821

Re: Building your first pigeon coop.....

I have a question for those of you that have coops. I am about to build my own, but am very concerned about health risks. How do you control mites? I've heard that is one of the major problems with pigeons, the second would be the droppings. Can they cause respiratory problems? How about my dogs, ca...
by MadMax
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To Neuter or Not?
Replies: 17
Views: 5020

Re: To Neuter or Not?

Thanks for the info guys. I will be spaying the bitches and leaving my dog just the way he is. Spaying the bitches will help by not getting pregnant from my dog, or any other, and has no effect on their character. On the other hand if I neuter my dog his drive will probably decrease alot and he is j...
by MadMax
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not looking for Birds Anymore :(
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Dog not looking for Birds Anymore :(

Did you train your dog to retrieve, or did you just take her out hunting with you and the dog was retrieving, because it is her natural instinct? If you trained with her to retrieve to hand and with proper hand and voice commands maybe you should continue training. Try about 15 minutes per day, and ...
by MadMax
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To Neuter or Not?
Replies: 17
Views: 5020

To Neuter or Not?

I have a 10 mo. old english cocker he is doing great on his training. He retrieves excellent. I have two female dogs a 6 mo old lab and a 1 year old min. schnauzer. The schnauzer just went into heat and my spaniel is going crazy I plan to spay both female dogs, but I am undecided if I should neuter ...
by MadMax
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Help in identifying dog breed
Replies: 2
Views: 3130

Help in identifying dog breed

Need help in identifying if my dog is an English Springer Spaniel or a English Cocker. I know that the difference should be quite noticeable, but the person I bought the dog from keeps saying he is an English Cocker, when my dog looks more like an English Springer Spaniel. I will post pics as soon a...
by MadMax
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dizzying birds
Replies: 5
Views: 1078

Re: Dizzying birds

How do you dizzy a bird? Just curious
by MadMax
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need help with blind retrieves
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: Need help with blind retrieves

I have encountered another problem with my spaniel. This was my mistake, I got some frozen dove, that i had in the freezer to have him retrieve them. The only problem was that the doves had alot of blood. I had read articles that said that the birds should be blood free, but did not really understan...
by MadMax
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Confinment
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Dog Confinment

Thanks for the replies. My dog seems to be doing ok and he knows when play time and training begin and gets really excited. I feel that if I kennel him now it will only bring him down. I just needed some input and it is greatly appreciated.
by MadMax
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Confinment
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Dog Confinment

What do you think would be best? to have my dog confined to kennel and only be allowed out for daily walks, and training, or to let him roam around in the yard. My house sits on two residential lots, so he has lots of room to run around. Please advise
by MadMax
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need help with blind retrieves
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: Need help with blind retrieves

Thanks TallBoy for your input I will definitely give it a try. A good friend of mine advise that I try it with white buckets, but I guess buckets or cones it does'nt really matter as long as the dog has a reference point. Once again I really appreciate your help. 8)
by MadMax
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need help with blind retrieves
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: Need help with blind retrieves

Can someone recommend some good training videos for Springer Spaniels.
by MadMax
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: retrieving and training
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: retrieving and training

Dogs are very intelligent animals. I was training with my 8mo old Springer Spaniel and threw out a bumper for him to retrieve. He retrieved it twice and delivered on hand with no problem, on the third try he ran to the bumper ran back halfway and stopped. He would not come towards me, I made the mis...
by MadMax
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need help with blind retrieves
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Need help with blind retrieves

Hi, everyone I am new to training, I have an 8mo old English Springer Spaniel that I am working with. He does good at sitting, and retrieving, and we are working on his stay. He will retrieve bumpers with no problem and will deliver birds to hand. I have exposed him to gunfire and he did great, he i...
by MadMax
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1071
Views: 349331

Re: A little about you...

Hi, everyone

My name is Joe I'm 38 from southtexas and I am the proud owner of an 8mo. old English Springer Spaniel. I am new at training dogs and joined this great forum to try to get help in my efforts. It is proud to be part of this great forum.