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by QuailHollow
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beeper or Bell?
Replies: 13
Views: 2599

Beeper or Bell?

After this past weekend of hunting, I have been toying around with the idea of getting a Beeper collar for the dogs when out hunting. Does anyone out there have a preference of Bell over Beeper? .. or a specific brand of add-on that folks like best? The $130 dollar SportDOG version is remote operate...
by QuailHollow
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Greater Delaware Valley Pointer Club (Hunt Test)
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: Greater Delaware Valley Pointer Club (Hunt Test)

Entries close tomorrow, guys. I think we will have a nice turnout.
by QuailHollow
Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Greater Delaware Valley Pointer Club (Hunt Test)
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Greater Delaware Valley Pointer Club (Hunt Test)

GREATER DELAWARE VALLEY POINTER CLUB Spring Hunt Test April 26 & 27 - to be held at - York Pointer & Setter Club 7730 Carlisle Rd, Wellsville, PA 17365 Click here for ONLINE ENTRY : http://www.gdvpc.org/upcoming-events/register/ Only $38 for entry in Junior Hunt Test! Judge's Steak Barbeque Dinner o...
by QuailHollow
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I don't NEED another dog!
Replies: 28
Views: 7357

Re: I don't NEED another dog!

I bred my 6 year old female and she whelped a healthy litter of 6. No c-section. No issues. She has enough milk for twice as many pups. I wouldn't think 7 is too old. It might concern me that it would be her first litter... In my experience younger females make better mothers. ANYWAY; on the puppy -...
by QuailHollow
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training older dogs
Replies: 25
Views: 6782

Re: training older dogs

I fixed a gun shy dog by firing a blank pistol when he was doing things that made him crazy. I instantly stopped trying to associate it to birds, and simply tried to associate it to 'fun'. My dogs love to run with the ATV, so what I started doing was revving it up, they'd all scream/bark and jump in...
by QuailHollow
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rescue a dog, will it hunt?
Replies: 12
Views: 3560

Re: Rescue a dog, will it hunt?

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This dog was a give away that I've been working on. He was gun shy and lacked run.

Bond with that Setter, and I bet he makes you a fine grouse dog.
by QuailHollow
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

Thanks everyone. I'm pretty happy with his progress, and mine. We still have a long way to go. He had been put up for a while because the last time wasn't pretty. Back in late Nov or early Dec my father-in-law and I had pulled into the game lands for Pheasant hunting. We had 2 dogs in the back of th...
by QuailHollow
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog in Range Rover commercial
Replies: 11
Views: 3481

Re: Dog in Range Rover commercial

Like the AKC dogs. It was a solid colored dog - black.
by QuailHollow
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

Yesterday we went out with a group of 5 guys at trophy mountain hunt club. We used Marco as one of our finishing dogs on a guided hunt for Nick's birthday. We were out about 5 hours. The guys were happy to help us get Marco some more bird work and were willing to help train him, so I pulled him out ...
by QuailHollow
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Conformation vs Show Conformation.
Replies: 108
Views: 21651

Re: Field Conformation vs Show Conformation.

I've crossed those boundaries quite a few times, and have made friends on neither side doing so. It does get lonely, but folks in other breeds have been supportive.
by QuailHollow
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Last Pheasant Hunt of 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Re: Last Pheasant Hunt of 2013

Here's a clip of the one photo. Ben, my 8 year old stepson, took the video. Please forgive any shakiness... hand his hand in the frame. :D OOPS.
http://youtu.be/PisXigxKEcM
by QuailHollow
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Last Pheasant Hunt of 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Last Pheasant Hunt of 2013

We brought home our limit yesterday. Highlight of the morning was the dog pointing a pretty good sized gobbler. They are out of season, but we all got a laugh from it. Even the little guy had a good time. He was the honorary bird holder (his choice!). :) http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx228/Quai...
by QuailHollow
Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: aggressive dog
Replies: 12
Views: 2596

Re: aggressive dog

You know, I risk a lot of hate speech saying this.. but this breed is really a simple one. I used to have Chows - the junk yard kind. Much more complicated. I'd run them in a pack.. usually 5 at a time or so. I have 8 Pointers, all intact, all run together. We have what we call a 'Chow dog challenge...
by QuailHollow
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer
Replies: 30
Views: 8948

Re: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer

What a devastating tragedy .. beyond words.
by QuailHollow
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

So, just to wrap this up, here is a photo of the first bird I have EVER shot... EVER! :D My dog held a beautiful point and never moved until the bird flushed. Upon other suggestions not to 'overwhelm' him, I only had one shell in the shotgun. My husband says he doesn't believe me because nobody was ...
by QuailHollow
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Boykin spaniel puppy lost desire to play?
Replies: 13
Views: 3234

Re: Boykin spaniel puppy lost desire to play?

As long as you are certain she is not ill, I would be the first to say she is bonding with your other dog. You are OK, but she finds the constant companionship of the other dog so much more FUN. Starve her for attention and make sure that the best part of play time is with YOU.
by QuailHollow
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

Good job! :D Very impressive progress. Steady him up :D Start like you would a puppy - checkcord etc. Just remember to keep quiet and don't nag. If you are interested in competition or hunt testing, you ought not allow him to repoint ( or rebump as the case may be) the same bird. That will get you ...
by QuailHollow
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

RoostersMom wrote:What an improvement! Way to go.
Thank you. I am not exactly happy that he's bumping birds.. but he's not catching them. Hasn't done so in over a year. We bumped this same bird 3 times, and then it crossed the creek to the cow pasture. On that note, I put him back in the truck.
by QuailHollow
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

Ok, I'll repost the original link (p.s. not trying to sell pups - I'm trying to develop this dog) - To be clear, this is where he was in April: http://youtu.be/uhZ8odAa-UA After getting some great suggestions from trainers and friends, I stopped hacking or really talking to him, left the bird bag in...
by QuailHollow
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?
Replies: 104
Views: 26291

Re: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?

I never realized ..... A dog I'm developing does this nearly every time he encounters a bird. My husband hates it and says he is running in... which in fact he is *not* doing. He is doing a crouching/creeping circle out around and gets in front of me - and never busts the bird. Bump it, maybe.. but ...
by QuailHollow
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 21st Century Entries - Editable Premium List
Replies: 0
Views: 316

21st Century Entries - Editable Premium List

Would anyone have a copy of a hunt test or field trial premium list which is an editable .pdf format? I am trying to build a case for electronic submission of entries, but, I'd like a copy of one in practical application to build a case. Additionally, I'd like to see how the clubs whom are allowing ...
by QuailHollow
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Grouse hunting in Pennsylvania
Replies: 4
Views: 4368

Re: Grouse hunting in Pennsylvania

My husband and I were talking about this yesterday. He said that the Ruffed Grouse Society paired with the Army Corp of Engineers here to prep government ground and provide cover for the birds. I have private ground behind my house which is full of Ruffed Grouse. I do road work on my dogs back there...
by QuailHollow
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 354867

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

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by QuailHollow
Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A question on Boldness and Search
Replies: 12
Views: 2907

Re: A question on Boldness and Search

I have found that running dogs in a packs makes the good ones more *competitive* with other dogs, but, does not bring out any special qualities that they don't already posses. If they're not bold, they're not bold. Period.

My case in point: http://youtu.be/zZxg-vwz1M4
by QuailHollow
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Experienced field trial veterinarian contact?
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: Experienced field trial veterinarian contact?

Doc. Reynolds runs GSP's. Office is in Canfield, Ohio.
http://southmillpetcare.com/site/view/2 ... octors.pml
by QuailHollow
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

whoadog wrote:That was me. It was actually said tongue in cheek. I apologize if you were offended. Congrats on the progress.
Hey, no hard feelings at all. Sometimes you have to make mistakes to learn.
by QuailHollow
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog is gun shy, very badly
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

Re: Dog is gun shy, very badly

Ok, been in this situation before.. I haven't 'cured' it, but I'm at least back where we started. First, I was given a dog as a birdy yearling. I had tested the dog in the yard with the natural progression to birds and a blank pistol. Since he appeared to be associating everything, and was happy to ...
by QuailHollow
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

I trashed it months ago. People thought I was trying to sell pups, so I deleted it and removed the link.
by QuailHollow
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

So, I'm pulling this thread out of the archives just to say that since the original post in early April, I have worked on him - and *me*. I did run him in that hunt test and he shot off with his brace-mate and worked the field in a manner consistent with junior dog. He found birds, he pointed, I flu...
by QuailHollow
Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: HELP! I think I've screwed up.
Replies: 23
Views: 4992

Re: HELP! I think I've screwed up.

Sounds like you may have a dog with a very low pain tolerance. Usually you want a hard driving dog of the exact opposite for a hunting situation, but not all is lost. I'm sure you have already, but put that ecollar on him (DEAD!) and let him wear it around all over the place. It's not a bad device, ...
by QuailHollow
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Solid White GSP
Replies: 34
Views: 9223

Re: Solid White GSP

Probably pretty similar to this dog. http://www.pointandflushphotography.com ... 5&lb=1&s=A

:wink:
by QuailHollow
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Question On Style
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: A Question On Style

Yeah, I had no idea. Thanks for the words of advice. It's appreciated. He's running in open derby this weekend.
by QuailHollow
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Central PA pheasants?
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Central PA pheasants?

Come down to Raystown!
by QuailHollow
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Question On Style
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: A Question On Style

Thanks for the feedback. We are running him more for practice and to get experience. He has his Open Puppy & Derby points already, but he's not ready for broke stakes. The trainer told a mutual friend of ours that he really liked the dog. Said he personality was great, and he was the 'real deal'. I ...
by QuailHollow
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Question On Style
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: A Question On Style

Yeah, he's carrying the 'stub' a lot higher than he ever did before. It hasn't been 2 weeks yet, so, we haven't put him on birds since he hasn't healed up completely.
by QuailHollow
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Question On Style
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: A Question On Style

Bummer. The trainer said he felt it wouldn't affect him at all. He raises German Shorthairs and is pretty competitive with them. I'm new to this, so, I wasn't sure how much time and effort to invest now that he's been docked..
by QuailHollow
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Question On Style
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

A Question On Style

I have a young adult dog (English Pointer) that we have been running in AKC field trials. We had him with a friend of ours who is also a pro trainer. Unfortunately, he is highly spirited and wagged and whipped so much that knocked his tail wide open during training then chewed it up that night in th...
by QuailHollow
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

I got the answers I needed to hear. Thanks all!
by QuailHollow
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

topher40 wrote:I never said shoot him........ Just to give him vitamins.
<sigh> :( ... what a bummer.
by QuailHollow
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

topher40 wrote:Lead vitamins do dogs like that a lot of good. It helps tremendously with whoa, stay, sit, and lay down.
Noted, but,.. I don't want to shoot him. lol. He is a nice pet, after all.
by QuailHollow
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

No, he ranges about 30 to 40 yards or so. More when you fire him up. He seldom ranges out of eyesight. This was the end of the training, and he is smart to the bird bag. I carry one and sometimes would pull out a bird and showing it to him, then releasing it. .. so he sees bird bag and anticipates a...
by QuailHollow
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 22893

Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

Hey all; I am working an English Pointer I am really fond of. He just turned 2 years old and I acquired him as a young adult dog. He was given to me because the original owner knows that we are hunters and knew the dog was birdy, but does not have the desire to work the dog himself. Since then, I've...
by QuailHollow
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas and the Holidays
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Christmas and the Holidays

Thank you, and Merry Christmas!
by QuailHollow
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I Shoot?
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Should I Shoot?

The dog's reward is his steadiness. The thrill is in the stalk.. or 'point'. The excitement is in the flush and chase. What enjoyment would the dog get from a gun shot? Don't put human equivalents to canine emotions. The shot is the hunter's reward - one that he has to earn.
by QuailHollow
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I Shoot?
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Should I Shoot?

This will not work for everyone, but, it's my method. The rule is - don't shoot over a dog until it is pointing the pigeon in a pop-box, and you can walk up and put a food on it. To build a dog to this point, use the natural pointing ability of the dog coupled with perfect timing of release of the b...
by QuailHollow
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finding AKC HT Judges
Replies: 24
Views: 3557

Re: Finding AKC HT Judges

Well, if there are any still standing that can come to Oklahoma October 20 - 21, I'd love to talk to them! We are short two and it's getting down to the wire. A good friend of mine is a HT judge and he travels a lot. They were in a Field Trial in KY this past weekend. He lives in Ohio. I can PM you...
by QuailHollow
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: food,food,food,......
Replies: 98
Views: 16368

Re: food,food,food,......

I feed my dogs table scraps and the 'whatever-is-freezer-burnt-this-week' special. Once upon a time I was feeding a lower quality food. I upgraded to Purina Pro Plan Performance and raw mixed. Noticed a HUGE difference in the dogs.
by QuailHollow
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs from Nitro kennels
Replies: 24
Views: 7613

Re: Dogs from Nitro kennels

I'm planning a breeding this fall. Sire side has notable kennels Blackthorne, Scanpoint, Kinnike, Woodspoint in his pedigree. Plenty of Dual Champions. Dam is Elhew, Miller, and Bee Serious (Bench). My dogs are styled more like the European hunting dogs. Lower tailset and a bit bigger in body.. I pe...
by QuailHollow
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter - So Proud
Replies: 32
Views: 7155

Re: New Litter - So Proud

9 months old now! Wow it goes so fast..

These are the two girls we kept. Garmin and Jewels:
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