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by rustyrat
Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Not Pointing Grouse
Replies: 58
Views: 9969

Re: Not Pointing Grouse

Bigshooter the answer to your first question is found in the remainder of the sentence (shoot too many birds over dogs other than britts that gag me. i would just as soon hunt behind a hot springer as many of the "pointing" dogs that they use) it all comes down to what you think the dog is doing and...
by rustyrat
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Not Pointing Grouse
Replies: 58
Views: 9969

Re: Not Pointing Grouse

if you like you can get combative but the statements: "grousedogs are made not born" & "you probably should stay away from pheasant with the caveat (in the beginning) are closest to the truth. i've raised britts for 30+ years and have known many grouse hunters that shoot too many birds over dogs oth...
by rustyrat
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Field Trials rigged?
Replies: 96
Views: 15440

Re: Field Trials rigged?

unfotunately Rookie you are incorrect. Look at the data i've pointed out. the numbers or shall i say the falling numbers are not all do to economic reasons. in fact the numbers were falling when the country was booming. here is an example to ponder: in the '80s here in western pa we had a walking ty...
by rustyrat
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Field Trials rigged?
Replies: 96
Views: 15440

Re: Field Trials rigged?

field trials as a sport can only be described as a group commiting slow and painful suicide. i suggest you go to http://www.remekvizslas.net/ftHome.php4 and do a few statistical analysis of the info hed there. From how birds are released to who and how often people are judging it is a sad state of a...
by rustyrat
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Backing problems
Replies: 13
Views: 2964

Re: Backing problems

i only suggest you watch a litter of pups rampaging through a field and suddenly they are all pointing and or backing, in reality most have scent but soon many back on sight, i've coerced many a reluctant dog to back with a strong scent cone. there are as many ways to solve a problem or train a dog ...
by rustyrat
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is this normal...
Replies: 19
Views: 4442

Re: Is this normal...

yes your dog is normal, as several have stated in different ways the bird needs to fly away, the farther away the better. i have listened to similar stories for years. use pigeons, the dog obviously likes them and they will work much better than any other bird and her is why. once the prey drive is ...
by rustyrat
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Backing problems
Replies: 13
Views: 2964

Re: Backing problems

sharon first , it is much easier to teach a dog to back, especially one that is reluctant to do so, by setting up a situation where the dog not only suddenly sees the pointng dog but scents the birds. this is not saying that a dog should back by scent but that the scent will help instill the pint wh...