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by bb560m
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alfa .22 Starter Pistol Doesn't Fit Powder Loads
Replies: 0
Views: 448

Alfa .22 Starter Pistol Doesn't Fit Powder Loads

In my Alfa the cylinder there is a lip so it doesn't allow for the long powder load to go down all the way. My friend has an Alfa and his doesn't have a lip and it works fine. Same gun, same caliber, different cylinder apparently. Is there a way to buy a new cylinder or I'm also thinking of boring o...
by bb560m
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another Question About "Singing"
Replies: 12
Views: 4277

Re: Another Question About "Singing"

Almost every AA stake in AKC I've watched the handlers were singing the whole time. "YOOOO" or similar like the video. You don't want to lose a dog and especially not at Ames after all that work. Probably not as common in gun dog stakes in AKC because the dogs aren't the type that are running enormo...
by bb560m
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial Question - Commands allowed?
Replies: 26
Views: 6365

Re: Field Trial Question - Commands allowed?

The "problem" with a relocation, and why handlers will take the NP is pretty simple. If, while the dog is on the move, the bird or birds take flight you're out. Very hard to make the case it was a Stop to Flush....the dog knew the birds were there and his movement caused them to take flight. Stop t...
by bb560m
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Horseback Trial Question
Replies: 59
Views: 16058

Re: Horseback Trial Question

If it's an AKC trial the amateur will be walking puppy not horseback.
by bb560m
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who's your stud?
Replies: 12
Views: 2275

Re: Who's your stud?

Odds of an all age out of Snips x Top Gun is pretty low, probably impossible - don't think there are any out of those lines that compete in AA or ever have...? Just adding a big running male will most likely not produce AA - but who the heck knows. Top AA to top AA and you're lucky to get an AA.
by bb560m
Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who's your stud?
Replies: 12
Views: 2275

Re: Who's your stud?

depends on female's lines.
by bb560m
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO, Steady to Wing, Shot, Fall
Replies: 42
Views: 9819

Re: VIDEO, Steady to Wing, Shot, Fall

What do you think would cause a dog to do as you described? I think 1 or a combo of these 3: Too much pressure Dog was too young to be standing Dog caught too many birds as a puppy I'm not saying everyone has to do trials and I'm sure your method is fine for the average foot hunter - just don't thi...
by bb560m
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO, Steady to Wing, Shot, Fall
Replies: 42
Views: 9819

Re: VIDEO, Steady to Wing, Shot, Fall

I don't think this method could be used on a dog that trials. Have you ever trained a dog strictly on this method that got its FC in horse back trials? I just don't think it's possible without using an e-collar or tons and tons of wild birds. JMO. As far as this natural submissive cowering - I don't...
by bb560m
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Old Timers Brag
Replies: 11
Views: 3786

Re: Old Timers Brag

Are you mostly doing this off horseback or foot?
by bb560m
Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Puppy and Gundog?
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Re: Puppy and Gundog?

Congrats Tyler.
by bb560m
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Old Timers Brag
Replies: 11
Views: 3786

Re: Old Timers Brag

How do you like/compare the longtail to the shorthairs?
by bb560m
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas Pheasant... Any hot spots?
Replies: 25
Views: 8149

Re: Kansas Pheasant... Any hot spots?

KwikIrish wrote:Not that long
duckn66 wrote:Where not to go would be a long list! LOL
1.Kansas
2. Missouri
by bb560m
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad bird reports?
Replies: 31
Views: 6093

Re: Bad bird reports?

It's still better'n going to work. I had an "armed nature hike" this past weekend. Not a one quail or chukar. It's so dry in Southern CA that its scary flammable out there. Still, I did enjoy getting out and getting some fresh air and exercise. But when there's plenty of birds (like 1 in 4-5 yrs he...
by bb560m
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad bird reports?
Replies: 31
Views: 6093

Re: Bad bird reports?

Been looking for bobwhites in Missouri. 1 covey in 14 hours of walking now and stumbled upon 1 pheasant in a ditch while driving and let the dogs out. It's getting old fast; going on these nature walks - I think the dogs are getting frustrated too.
by bb560m
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla owner questions
Replies: 20
Views: 7224

Re: Vizsla owner questions

In well bred dog with a strong Field pedigree, not really, and most breeders will guarantee the health of the pup for at least 2 yrs. Does sh_t happen? of course, but most V`s are very healthy. Jaggerbush, have you tried Yogurt on him? There's some well known vizsla field lines that throw hip dyspl...
by bb560m
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin DC-50
Replies: 39
Views: 7149

Re: Garmin DC-50

I never liked the idea of tracking collar's in a trial in the first place. Probably the thing to do is make the handler promise not to cheat! That should work well. My dogs aren't run offs, but they will hold point forever - and some of the trial places are super thick. They could be 5 yards away a...
by bb560m
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GSPCA Nationals
Replies: 40
Views: 13251

Re: GSPCA Nationals

Congrats to the winners and especially forum member Brooks for a repeat NFC.
by bb560m
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Texas Red's Singin the Blues NAVHDA NA test with PICS
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Texas Red's Singin the Blues NAVHDA NA test with PICS

Congrats! Those TX guys are nice folks and LBJ is a nice area to run bird dogs.
by bb560m
Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GSPCA Nationals
Replies: 40
Views: 13251

Re: GSPCA Nationals

You would think the owners would read the premium. This was a problem last year; and also the last year we were back at Christian Hills Camp, which they did take away the Championship from dog and owner. I assume you are talking about the BDK dog at the end? Maybe it was entered wrong and Robbi doe...
by bb560m
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: PROUD TO ANNOUNCE...
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Re: PROUD TO ANNOUNCE...

There are 4 stakes (classes) in retriever field trials. Derby: for dogs under 2 years old. No blind retrieves; only marks. Qualifying: This stake offers no championship points, but does allow a dog to become "Qualified all-age" by winning a Qualifying or placing 2nd. There is a long explanation abo...
by bb560m
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Region 9 Amateur Shooting Dog CH
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Region 9 ASD

Well done!
by bb560m
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: PROUD TO ANNOUNCE...
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Re: PROUD TO ANNOUNCE...

What does all age mean for retriever trials? Are the birds or whatever they retrieve just way further out than a normal trial?
by bb560m
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: trial question
Replies: 34
Views: 6098

Re: trial question

Is blowing your whistle and shouting something that sounds a lot like whoa, normal handling in a walking puppy stake. Especially when it is obviously confusing to your bracemate. Is this interference or good handling. Cj bad handling imo. dog has to get used to someone else singing "yooooo" the who...
by bb560m
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: SETTING A DOG UP TO FAIL
Replies: 42
Views: 7690

Re: SETTING A DOG UP TO FAIL

Breaking a dog from chasing and catching birds is not difficult. The world is full of also-rans that do just that. How to leave something in the dog is the conversation here, not what you take out. I'm not saying beat the crap out of the dog, but if all you do is run it on easy birds and no type of...
by bb560m
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: SETTING A DOG UP TO FAIL
Replies: 42
Views: 7690

Re: SETTING A DOG UP TO FAIL

If you don't get corrections your dog won't learn what is acceptable. Any driven dog is going to want to chase & catch the birds, even a dead broke one 99% of the time.
by bb560m
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSPs with EP bloodlines?
Replies: 215
Views: 53140

Re: GSPs with EP bloodlines?

ACooper wrote:1-4 generations IMO is recent.
There's a lot of V's with A LOT of white recently and tails that look like a pointer. Same with GSPs with the body and tail of pointers.
by bb560m
Thu May 16, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Nebraska GSP Trial
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Re: Nebraska GSP Trial

Congrats to both of you - saw Robbi's post on FB. Gulledge's sure clean up with their string.
by bb560m
Wed May 08, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ticks are insane this year!
Replies: 12
Views: 1718

Re: Ticks are insane this year!

Usually don't get any in Colorado, but had a few when we were out yesterday on us and the dogs.
by bb560m
Wed May 08, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Problems
Replies: 55
Views: 8148

Re: Training Problems

I'd be willing to bet good money that your "hard headed GSP" would respond much more enthusiastically to click and treat than he would to electricity. Nate Maybe yes, maybe no, but he needs to understand the ecollar - I'm, not going to be giving him treats training in the field and the ecollar work...
by bb560m
Tue May 07, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Problems
Replies: 55
Views: 8148

Re: Training Problems

He not responding for the click he is responding for the food . Skip three meals and see how attentive and compliant the dog is. So - starve him to get him to listen and give treats? I'm not going to be slipping him treats while he is on a bird or clicking anything to reward him. I stick with the m...
by bb560m
Tue May 07, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Problems
Replies: 55
Views: 8148

Re: Training Problems

If you use clicker training the dog is motivated to comply by it own natural instinct of self preservation . Dogs are motivated to please themselves and this is used to help form and reinforce behaviors you want. It is extremely effective and since there is no pressure in the dog there is no down s...
by bb560m
Tue May 07, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Problems
Replies: 55
Views: 8148

Re: Training Problems

I'm working on training my 13 week old GSP basic obedience but it isn't going too well. The "here" command he will listen to a majority of the time in the house, once he gets outside though it usually becomes ineffective. He loves to retrieve bumpers in the yard, however on the return he runs past ...
by bb560m
Tue May 07, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Running pups with older dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Running pups with older dogs

Not until they are hunting independently of the older dog.
by bb560m
Mon May 06, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resource guarding, training or genetic?
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Resource guarding, training or genetic?

I would say owner's fault. Take a hard headed dog, let him growl at other dogs or you when he is eating or chewing on a toy and don't do anything about it, come 1.5 you are screwed. My puppy growled once at our yorkie at around 3-4 mos old - he learned who was the boss very quickly and hasn't growle...
by bb560m
Sun May 05, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wakey Wakey
Replies: 25
Views: 5636

Re: Wakey Wakey

Great pics Doug!
by bb560m
Thu May 02, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Awesome Job Chukar12
Replies: 18
Views: 3000

Re: Awesome Job Chukar12

Congrats - must make you smile.
by bb560m
Thu May 02, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?
Replies: 26
Views: 3996

Re: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?

Neil is right. If he wants to chase points why not? Why is it automatically assumed that Derby dogs catch birds? Bbm, I hope you bring that dog out to Grovesprings, next year, now I really want to see him run! Not saying don't run your dogs in derby - just if they start catching birds it can/will c...
by bb560m
Thu May 02, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?
Replies: 26
Views: 3996

Re: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?

And that's what matters. Every man has to decide for himself how he will train his dog. I've always participated in Derby and found success at the Shooting Dog level BUT none of my dogs have ever caught a chukar or pheasant - can't use quail in Ontario. If catching poor flying quail was likely at m...
by bb560m
Thu May 02, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?
Replies: 26
Views: 3996

Re: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?

"Factually incorrect"? Whose facts? No it is your opinion, based on your experiences, limited or extensive. It is not part of my extensive experience. I hear of this Derby problem mostly, if not solely, on walking, single course, drop down bird trials. I never hear of it from the horseback guys. So...
by bb560m
Thu May 02, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?
Replies: 26
Views: 3996

Re: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?

How is that supreme gun dog thing working out for you? The only way to prove you could have the number 1 dog is to do it, in Derby, Gun Dog, or All-Age. Everyone should run their dogs as they wish, not saying you should run Derby, just I don't agree it causes problems. I don't need the #1 dog - I w...
by bb560m
Thu May 02, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby
Replies: 44
Views: 7462

Re: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby

I have never had a dog that won as a Derby fail to place as a first year dog. How can anyone even think that an unbreakable habit can be formed in 12 - 15 Derby runs? 100% possible - that could be 20+ birds caught. I prefer my dog to make it around almost every time - part of that comes from him le...
by bb560m
Thu May 02, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?
Replies: 26
Views: 3996

Re: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?

Continue to train with low preasure, working on application, endurance, style, etc. And run him. Good luck on Derby of the Year, I doubt those that say it is not impressive have ever been in contention. I could have run mine in 15+ stakes broke as a derby (AKC) and probably could have got to #1 der...
by bb560m
Thu May 02, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?
Replies: 26
Views: 3996

Re: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?

...some dogs broke super early who lost potential... I pulled this from the other thread to make sure I did not take away from their conversation, but it made me think. REGARDLESS of how they got there (i.e. pressure, natural ability, redshirting, etc.) how do you keep the intensity, drive and the ...
by bb560m
Thu May 02, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby
Replies: 44
Views: 7462

Re: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby

I have never seen a connection between the number of Derby stakes ran and effort to steady. Look at the dogs that have 10-20+ derby placement and see how long it takes them to start placing in gun dogs - I bet it's a while. They are learning they can catch birds in a trial setting - the dogs aren't...
by bb560m
Wed May 01, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship w/placements
Replies: 30
Views: 5091

Re: AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship w/placements

Question for field trialers...what does this exactly mean "Sonora’s race was excellent for the most part but her finish lacked the desired drive as she became overly intent on hunting." I'm not understanding what is meant by that statement. Was she hunting and not running fast enough? Or was she hu...
by bb560m
Wed May 01, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby
Replies: 44
Views: 7462

Re: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby

Not everyone has wonder dogs who break before a year, and not all are ready before two, but keep up the good work. :? They don't have to be wonder dogs to be broke by two. I would bet most dogs that are worked a decent amount, summer on the prairies and never caught a bird would be broke by 2. Runn...
by bb560m
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby
Replies: 44
Views: 7462

Re: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby

I'm sure they can, but you and I obviously don't look for the same thing in a broke dog, the manners are a small part of the equation. Ultra you redshirting that puppy for 2 or 3 years to be able to run a broke dog in puppy stakes? A dog that never catches a bird can easily be broke by 15 mos. Heck...
by bb560m
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?
Replies: 26
Views: 3996

Re: YOUR Opinion...Derby or Not?

PS- derby of the year is like tallest short person, while an accomplishment, who really cares. Those type of awards are typically more about someone's egos and not the dog. My dogs are sure every time they get fed dinner after a trial they were the winner. I call it the kiss of death - have fun wit...
by bb560m
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby
Replies: 44
Views: 7462

Re: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby

Ultra you redshirting that puppy for 2 or 3 years to be able to run a broke dog in puppy stakes? A dog that never catches a bird can easily be broke by 15 mos. Heck my 9mo old is almost there - after the praries he should be - knows "whoa" already on collar (off birds). My vizsla was broke at ~18mo...
by bb560m
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby
Replies: 44
Views: 7462

Re: Open Puppy or Amateur Derby

Puppy and derby are good for beginners or people who want to run broke stakes starting at 4 yrs old.