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by wes_gsp
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: e collar recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: e collar recommendations

I like tritronix. The more levels of stimulation the better. Remember though that your not going to use the collar to train your dog. The dog need to know the commands and be conditioned with the collar to those commands.
by wes_gsp
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sign Up Sheet for Doc's Giveaway Contest & the winner is
Replies: 136
Views: 19027

Re: Sign Up Sheet for Doc's Giveaway Contest

Pick me!
Your generosity is appreciated,
Wes Lodes
by wes_gsp
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Other Dog Would You Have?
Replies: 60
Views: 8665

Re: What Other Dog Would You Have?

Field bred english pointer with a poker straight 12 O-clock tail. oh yeah
by wes_gsp
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Human society article
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Human society article

by wes_gsp
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting rigs
Replies: 53
Views: 19082

Re: hunting rigs

Saw the golf cart...Had to throw this one in.

Not much for horse power but 8 dogs gets her going pretty good.
by wes_gsp
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 19
Views: 3842

Re: The Weather

Need a truck to get to my place for sure. We have had over 60'' of snow so far this winter. And global warming...whats that?
by wes_gsp
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lcs bird launchers, Are they any good?
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: Lcs bird launchers, Are they any good?

I have a few innotek launchers. I believe that LCS bought the patent from innotek and the two are the same. They work great for me and I use them a lot.
by wes_gsp
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..
Replies: 53
Views: 8870

Re: WILD BIRD OR PIGEONS FOR TRAINING?..

Here is the big advantage to pen raised bird IMO. Pen raised birds are always where you want them when you want them. Wild birds...even if they are there, if you are working with a young dog with little experience with birds you may not find them. Just because they are pen raised birds doesn't mean ...
by wes_gsp
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Under ground fencing & E-Collars
Replies: 9
Views: 2602

Re: Under ground fencing & E-Collars

It is not uncommon. We figure it has to do with the dog not having visible boundaries. It has received a correction for breaching a boundary in the past and when it receives a correction for a training response error, it doesn't associate the correction with its action, but with being in the wrong ...
by wes_gsp
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cant get pup to hunt in front
Replies: 13
Views: 2754

Re: Cant get pup to hunt in front

Gunfire doesn't bother him at all. I am hunting him on wild birds,(should I be planting pen raised birds instead?) but in an area that I know there going to be large cuvvies of quail. I've shot birds over him before and he seems fine with it. He will leave my side when I give him the dead bird comm...
by wes_gsp
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Under ground fencing & E-Collars
Replies: 9
Views: 2602

Under ground fencing & E-Collars

I had worked with a dog this past year that I knew the owner used underground fencing. This dog progressed very well through yard work and obedience training. I conditioned this dog to the e-collar while I was still working her with a checkcord and she did great. took real well to it. But... once sh...
by wes_gsp
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cant get pup to hunt in front
Replies: 13
Views: 2754

Re: Cant get pup to hunt in front

How is his reaction to the gunfire? If your dog does not have a lot of bird drive it is probably not the right time to be shooting over him. If the dog is not properly conditioned to and comfortable with gunfire it may discourage him from making bird contact. Not saying this is the problem but worth...
by wes_gsp
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New 2 Trainning - Advice on Collar's
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: New 2 Trainning - Advice on Collar's

I like the collars with a O ring that is built in the center of the collar away from the buckle. not the kind with a D ring next to the buckle. (I think this is what you mean by "two piece") Get a leather one because that is what you like. I would recommend getting one from gundogsupply.com. If you ...
by wes_gsp
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kuranda dog beds
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: Kuranda dog beds

I found some aluminum beds on e-bay for $62. Apparently some oversea company copied the patent and now Kuranda has them and selling them for a discounted price. They claim that kuranda replacement parts will still work on these beds. Don't know about the warranty though.
by wes_gsp
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Books - Opinions of These?
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Training Books - Opinions of These?

I like "wing and shot". You should also read "Snake Foot: the making of a champion" it is more so about Robert Wehle's (Elhew) breeding program, but is very interesting.

My favorite book I ever read about training was "Best way to train your bird dog: The Delmar Smith Method"
by wes_gsp
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: fetch question
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: fetch question

I would recommend not using birds too much. If you do too much retrieving with birds, when it comes time the dog is introduced to live planted birds he may want to pick them up verses pointing them. Put the dummy away for a few days and then bring it back out. If he is not bringing it back to you tr...
by wes_gsp
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kuranda dog beds
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: Kuranda dog beds

I am going to order some. I have indoor kennels also so don't want anything that would require bedding. I think they will be the best (destructive "resistant") option. Some of the dogs I know will find a way to wreck them but most will just use them as intended. What fabric would you recommend? the ...
by wes_gsp
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kuranda dog beds
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: Kuranda dog beds

Thanks guys. It looks like a nice product. not much to it but great idea. As far as the sores...is it pretty easy on the dogs that way.
by wes_gsp
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kuranda dog beds
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Kuranda dog beds

Thinking of getting some Kuranda dog beds as some of my dogs are getting sores on their feet. Thought these might help the problem and work well for my setup. The dogs currently have platforms made of composite decking material. I think this surface is too rough and causing the sores. Any advice or ...
by wes_gsp
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Did I mess up?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: Did I mess up?

Try your best not to ever let him get in a fight with a coon. Not only can it get ugly, but It gets in there blood and whenever they smell coon...its game on.
by wes_gsp
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whats the best way to teach 'load up'
Replies: 22
Views: 3532

Re: Whats the best way to teach 'load up'

When it is feeding time, make the pickup box the place, or...Throw a bird :wink:
by wes_gsp
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite GSP Bloodline
Replies: 36
Views: 9109

Re: Favorite GSP Bloodline

I have a Sonny and Slick granddaughter. Holly... thats a lot of dog. This dog is amazing to watch. Very animated, athletic, and loves to point birds but is a handful in the kennel. very vocal and you will know she is around. And an escape artist :oops: I have heard some other comments that dogs out ...
by wes_gsp
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats Style to you ?
Replies: 451
Views: 110745

Re: Whats Style to you ?

Strike
by wes_gsp
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats Style to you ?
Replies: 451
Views: 110745

Re: Whats Style to you ?

Wyndancer wrote:This right here is style boys and girls.

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You must have got this shot just as she was locking up judging by the skin rolling forward. Must have been running fast too.
by wes_gsp
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting a dog used to roading
Replies: 9
Views: 2783

Re: Getting a dog used to roading

The easiest way I have found to build one is to use a galvanized pipe that is 1 1/2'' O.D. to extend out from the atv. On the end that the dog/dogs will be connected to I attached a eye bolt to snap a chain onto. (Make sure the chain has a swivel on both ends.) Now on the ATV, attach a pipe that has...
by wes_gsp
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: She's a foot hunter but has anybody heard of these dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: She's a foot hunter but has anybody heard of these dogs

Your dog is bred well. I can tell you that she is line bred. If you would go back one more generation you would see that NFC Heide's Mighty City Slicker and FC Liverhead Spike the Gold are out of the same sire and dam. I don't know if they are littermates or if this breeding was done more than once.
by wes_gsp
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting a dog used to roading
Replies: 9
Views: 2783

Re: Getting a dog used to roading

It also works well to road the dog to an area where he will be doing something that he enjoys. When I go to my training field to work birds I road the dogs to the location and put them all on a chain gang. I then run them one by one on liberated quail. It takes a dog that it new to roading no time t...
by wes_gsp
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: housing birds
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: housing birds

24'' X 36'' would be plenty big for only 10 - 15 birds. I would build it with a wire mesh floor. Being you are not needing to hold a lot of birds the pen can be small and portable and you can put it where ever you want. If you want to recall your birds it is not going to work having it in the air.
by wes_gsp
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Flagging
Replies: 31
Views: 4740

Re: GSP Flagging

She caught a couple of pigeons. Don't have enough quail or chukar to use every time out. I don't believe intensity is an issue, age probably is the big issue. Age is not the issue at all. A young pup is not born with a natural disposition to flag and grow out of it with time. I would recommend losi...
by wes_gsp
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: young English Pointer-Problem?
Replies: 36
Views: 5870

Re: young English Pointer-Problem?

Your dog sounds pretty normal to me. The deal with running around the bird could be confidence issue but hard to tell to say without knowing the dog or physically seeing his actions. Could be that he enjoys the flush and the chase there after. Just as important as to why he is doing it is what can y...
by wes_gsp
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Flagging
Replies: 31
Views: 4740

Re: GSP Flagging

Don has gave you some excellent advice. It has worked many times for me to pop the birds and not let them point em. I don't know if it has been brought up yet, but what kind of birds are you using? If you are using pigeons, they could be part of your problem. Many dogs don't give a rip about pointin...
by wes_gsp
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog or sled Dog ?
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Bird Dog or sled Dog ?

Awesome. You got my wheels a spinning. I will be looking for a sled now for my 4 year old. oh yeah, It is good for all involved How does your dog do with it mine i have to keep her at heel the whole time or she would bolt off like we were actually roading. :D Ya I used a check cord and walked along...
by wes_gsp
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E Collars: To do / Not to do
Replies: 6
Views: 1490

Re: E Collars: To do / Not to do

The most important thing to do with an e-collar is to correctly condition/introduce the dog to the stimulation. A e-collar is not something you can just strap on and expect the dog to correctly respond to when you use it. A e-collar is not a tool to teach command. The collar should only be used to c...
by wes_gsp
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Got a new pup - sort of!
Replies: 12
Views: 2942

Re: Got a new pup - sort of!

You will also need to start carefully exposing to gunfire when he is so prey crazy / distracted. I would hold off on the gunfire for a while. As it sounds, this pups early experiences in life have been pretty negative and may not take well to the shrill sound of loud gunfire. This is not the most i...
by wes_gsp
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog or sled Dog ?
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Bird Dog or sled Dog ?

rapid fire wrote:Awesome. You got my wheels a spinning. I will be looking for a sled now for my 4 year old.
oh yeah, It is good for all involved
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by wes_gsp
Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan vs. Taste of the Wild
Replies: 84
Views: 20530

Re: Pro Plan vs. Taste of the Wild

Thanks Dan,

That is also a fine looking animal you have. That must be...Buck?
by wes_gsp
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan vs. Taste of the Wild
Replies: 84
Views: 20530

Re: Pro Plan vs. Taste of the Wild

I feed a large amount of dogs. I have feed an endless list of brands and varieties and found that dogs in my kennel consistently do the best overall on purina pro plan. As a group they all have nice stools, coats, and energy level. There is always going to be some dogs that require more food then ot...
by wes_gsp
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 337709

Re: A little about you...

My name is Wes Lodes I am 26 yrs old, male, and live in south central Minnesota. I am recently engaged and have a 2 year old son Ethan. I am currently a carpenter and I train pointing dogs part time. It is a goal of mine to build up enough clients to train full time, but for now I have to keep my "d...
by wes_gsp
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Think Like a Dog?
Replies: 15
Views: 2972

Re: Think Like a Dog?

What is the face saying ears slightly tucked back skin kinda tight under the eyes...Confusion and or apprehension Eyes straight forward with a hard stare shoulder stiff and square...Mental Block wall in training as I am not doing it price isn't high enough nope you can't make me OR if this is at an...
by wes_gsp
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 204
Views: 184312

Re: Words of Wisdom

Every dog is different and therefore not every dog should be trained the same as the next. Repetition and consistency is essential in any training program along with proper association.
by wes_gsp
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Submit Your GUN DOG Site
Topic: Please Visit Hillfire Kennels Site!
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Please Visit Hillfire Kennels Site!

I invite you to take a look at my site and comments are welcome

www.hillfirekennels.com