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by RoostersMom
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP hates her crate
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: GSP hates her crate

I deal with this issue with fosters a lot. I'd crate her quite a bit while home. Feed her in the crate. Play and exercise her a lot still, but when she comes inside, she goes into the crate. Do a google search for "separation anxiety" and adopt those methods they suggest for "leaving" and "coming ho...
by RoostersMom
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AKC walking trials and puppy stakes
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: AKC walking trials and puppy stakes

Be careful that you don't put him in situations where he will catch pen-reared birds. If he gets into that habit, it will be heck to break him of it. I enter into puppy or derby stakes if they are wild bird only or "no pen-reared birds released." Just a caution to be very concerned about pup catchin...
by RoostersMom
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2985

Re: sending dog for training

If you do end up sending him away, think about 3 months, not 1 month. It's hard for a trainer to do much in that short of a time when he has to "learn" the dog as well. Surely you can find a good trainer to work with you - most will offer short lessons for you and the dog together if you prefer that...
by RoostersMom
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with Astro Collars
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Help with Astro Collars

Hey folks, I'm reaching out with a question to you. I have a set of 4 DC30 collars I use for tracking the pups. Several of the collars are wearing and have problems turning on and off. They're getting to the point I can't use them anymore. I have not been able to find someone that could repair them ...
by RoostersMom
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 5 month old lab training
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: 5 month old lab training

Also, never give a command you cannot enforce. If that means you have to keep a checkcord on the dog for when you want him to "come," then that's what you need to do. You need to be able to enforce IMMEDIATELY, any command you give. If you say "here" or "come" while he's not paying attention and you...
by RoostersMom
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Neutering month before season?
Replies: 8
Views: 2169

Re: Neutering month before season?

I have one intact dog (of 8). No way should you neuter before he's finished growing. At least 18 months old. You need to control the behavior (hiking his leg and marking) but you don't want he risks associated with early neutering. There are no benefits to neutering a male before he's finished growi...
by RoostersMom
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please tell me this is “just a phase”...
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: Please tell me this is “just a phase”...

It is just a phase, mine is still doing this at 14 months old, but less and less.
by RoostersMom
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New gal intro
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: New gal intro

Welcome to the forum, you'll get plenty of advice if you need it!
by RoostersMom
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a new pup. Need some help
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Re: Got a new pup. Need some help

My First Bullseye or My Whisker Bisquit-Eater
by RoostersMom
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any advice specifically about adding a second dog?
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Re: Any advice specifically about adding a second dog?

Opposite sexes usually get along better than same sex dogs. Neutral territory introduction is important. Keeping the older dog happy by taking him solo a lot helps too. Pup also needs to be solo a lot.
by RoostersMom
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog no longer holding point
Replies: 16
Views: 3249

Re: Dog no longer holding point

Once a dog has learned they can jump in and grab a bird, there is no benefit to the dog for standing the birds. They think they can always catch one because they have done it. Makes for a very hard breaking process. I'd get the Perfect Start and Perfect Finish DVD's and follow them to a T. If you ca...
by RoostersMom
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Excitement level
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: Excitement level

Try wearing him down (for mine, that means 10-15 miles of roading) then reintroducing the pup to him. Crate him if it gets out of control, but only after he's tired. Correct him for barking in the crate (spray bottle of water to the face usually works for mine). They have a ton of energy, but hey ca...
by RoostersMom
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving all - I'm counting my blessings this year - hope you are too!
by RoostersMom
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing Dogs and Sitting
Replies: 19
Views: 5593

Re: Pointing Dogs and Sitting

I have had that problem. Taught my first Pointer to sit. When she would get into "stressful" bird situations, she'd revert to sitting on point. She was super high prey drive and a really good birddog, but obviously I did something wrong. I have not had that problem since then because I have not taug...
by RoostersMom
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Re: AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship

Thanks Sharon, this dog has been FUN! Love him to bits. He is a natural birddog and very fun to hunt behind. He's coming on 4 now and I got a well-bred Vizsla last year that just turned 1 last week. I'll field trial him as well. Hope to have some success with the redhead too.
by RoostersMom
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our first JH leg!
Replies: 9
Views: 2486

Re: Our first JH leg!

Way to go!
by RoostersMom
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Re: AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship

You're right - following his advice has gotten me and Pike his FC now, and one point shy of his AFC. We placed third in the Pointer Amateur Nationals at Mingo, OH. It has been a really, really fun ride with him. He's a great trainer - and a wonderful person as well. He does wonders with the amateur ...
by RoostersMom
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Shy or Gun Sensitive
Replies: 15
Views: 2989

Re: Gun Shy or Gun Sensitive

Jon Hann - of Perfection Kennel, has a DVD on gunshyness. It would be worth the watching. He's the one the poster above references. If you could attend a 4-day clinic, even better!!
by RoostersMom
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quick Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: Quick Question

My older Vizsla just had the same surgery - a laryngeal tie-back they called it. I just crated and rotated until he was completely healed. You don't want the dog to be overheating or expending too much energy (panting), so it's a good idea to limit the interaction with a high energy pup.
by RoostersMom
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: AKC Open Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 3948

Re: AKC Open Derby

Way to go!
by RoostersMom
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

AKC Walking Gun Dog Championship

Jon Hann with Pike small.jpg I've got to do it. I'm bragging all over my trainer right now. My 3 year old Pointer took 3rd in the AKC Championship held this past week in Arkansas. He's not an FC or an AFC, doesn't have any national titles, but he ran with some big dogs. I was so darn proud of him. ...
by RoostersMom
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Opinions on what to train next...
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: Opinions on what to train next...

Why teach a pointing dog "place?" What purpose does that serve? As for the barrel - just ick. Use a leash and a collar - teach Whoa anywhere. No tricks or gimmicks needed. If you don't have a plan to follow, then anything will do - so maybe your trainer has a program for you to follow. I'm not a fan...
by RoostersMom
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggressive pup
Replies: 28
Views: 6514

Re: Aggressive pup

GWP's can have the propensity to be aggressive, they were not bred to be wallflowers. If the female is aggressive, there is a high likelihood that the pups will be aggressive. If it was me, I'd pick from another litter that has a proven track record of producing dogs with good attitudes.
by RoostersMom
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Saying Hello from Missouri
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

Re: Saying Hello from Missouri

Sign that pup up for a 4-day clinic at Perfection Kennel - NW Missouri. You won't find a more useful long weekend clinic.
by RoostersMom
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Guided pheasant quail hunt oddity...
Replies: 6
Views: 2843

Re: Guided pheasant quail hunt oddity...

Both of our Chessies are great upland flushers - and the older one that has passed, well she would point birds. The only pointing chessie I've known. And I don't mean a flash point, I mean a walk past her and flush the bird point. Not taught, but learned from hunting with our Pointers. She was one h...
by RoostersMom
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Puppy Breed Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1907

Re: New Puppy Breed Questions

No real red flags - nice breed overall, but you get what you breed for - so be picky about getting the "range" and "instinct" that you want. Check out the parents, look into the line of dogs. Be picky about the breeder. And do NOT raise it with another puppy if you can help it. One at a time. Google...
by RoostersMom
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy with puppy question
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: New guy with puppy question

It won't kill the puppy, but I'm an advocate of waiting until 9-10 weeks to pick up the pup from the breeder. That seems to be the "best" time to remove a pup from the litter. I'd skip the early release and pick the pup up after the holidays, but that's just my preference.
by RoostersMom
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Age old question.... Breed options
Replies: 36
Views: 7285

Re: Age old question.... Breed options

I like a lot of the shorthaired breeds, have Pointers, GSP's, a Vizsla, and a chessie. Love 'em all. The one thing I would be aware of in your hunting area, is a dog that handles the heat well. I have an Elhew bred male that just doesn't have good heat tolerance. Great hunting dog, wonderful nose, e...
by RoostersMom
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 19821

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

If you get a V, look VERY carefully into the parents for aggression issues. Both to people and to other dogs. I LOVE mine, but I am seeing more aggression in the breed on a regular basis. I see between 40-50 a year at my trainer's place. I've been bit multiple times in the past couple of years by V'...
by RoostersMom
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Permatack...still in business???
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: Permatack...still in business???

They are - Mary should call you back. It's a totally family-run business and who knows what might be going on. I will say that they're usually right on top of things, so maybe something is happening with the family. Well worth the wait though - Mary does good work. I always buy my leashes, couplers,...
by RoostersMom
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: new to gun dog training. need advice.
Replies: 71
Views: 20293

Re: new to gun dog training. need advice.

Jon uses e-collars for training (Perfection Kennel). This weekend, he told the story of a client at the clinic in Alaska that didn't want to use an e-collar on her dog. She was clearly frustrated by the 3rd day of the clinic when every other dog was standing his birds and understood the meaning of t...
by RoostersMom
Tue May 31, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Perfect start clinic help.
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: Perfect start clinic help.

Buy a checkcord from Permatack - they last forever and it is what Jess and Jon will recommend for you. If you are buying an e-collar, get a Garmin. But they will have a collar that you can use, don't worry about getting one if you don't already have one. I was there 3 weeks ago, they might have an e...
by RoostersMom
Tue May 24, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trouble teaching hold
Replies: 19
Views: 5157

Re: Trouble teaching hold

Only pet the dog when she has the object in her mouth. Do not use the "universal I'm stealing your toy" posture of leaning down and reaching for the dog's mouth. Welcome the dog to you and pet her enthusiastically IF she is holding the item. If she drops it, all petting stops. Let her carry it for a...
by RoostersMom
Tue May 24, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun shy...maybe.
Replies: 15
Views: 4245

Re: Gun shy...maybe.

He's only a year old. V's can be super sensitive, especially to gunfire. Continue training with birds and the gun, but make it fun for him. Having a completely steady one year old is hard - having a completely steady one year old that is gunshy and a Vizsla is very hard! I'd re-visit the trainer and...
by RoostersMom
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: When is the right time to do hunt tests?
Replies: 9
Views: 2349

Re: When is the right time to do hunt tests?

The best advice (I think) I got was to avoid any chance of your dog catching pen-reared birds. That said, my dog did catch several birds during JH tests. I would avoid that in the future. I was also told (by the same pro) that you would put A LOT of pressure on a SH dog if your dog wasn't completely...
by RoostersMom
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfection Kennels Perfect Start?
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Perfection Kennels Perfect Start?

DItto the above. Been to 2 clinics. Learned something new everytime I'm around Jon and Jessica.
by RoostersMom
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Guidance for training an Uncommon bird dog
Replies: 8
Views: 2743

Re: Guidance for training an Uncommon bird dog

I had a cattle dogXgerman shepherd that pointed and retrieved quail. He would have been an awesome shed dog too, but I never thought about that. He would bring you a beer from the fridge though - smart dog. They can do it if you work with them!
by RoostersMom
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Adopting a Rescue Puppy and Training
Replies: 19
Views: 6485

Re: Adopting a Rescue Puppy and Training

http://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2015/12/sporting-dog-rescue Check out this article. The front page are two of my dogs, one a "recycled dog" as I like to call her - she is a well-bred shorthair that had changed hands 3 times before she got to us. She's awesome. The Pointer isn't a rescue - but you'll see a ...
by RoostersMom
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing remote bird launchers
Replies: 11
Views: 4067

Re: Pointing remote bird launchers

Pointers are super smart (o.k., I'm biased) and will often learn to sight point launchers. You just want to ignore it and move the dog on. The bird isn't there, don't act like it is. Just like you wouldn't kick around and try to flush if the birds have left an area - you don't want to reward pointin...
by RoostersMom
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Adopting a Rescue Puppy and Training
Replies: 19
Views: 6485

Re: Adopting a Rescue Puppy and Training

I do a ton of rescue and fostering of birddogs. You can make this work if you get the dog into lots of birds. Here is my caution with your situation though - hunt this dog alone for the first year as much as you can. Hunting a flushing dog with a pointing dog oftentimes ends up with two flushing dog...
by RoostersMom
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy seems to hate crate during the day. Normal?
Replies: 16
Views: 3910

Re: Puppy seems to hate crate during the day. Normal?

Try feeding him in there as well. It's normal from what I remember, none of mine except one has really LOVED the crate during the day, when they could be with you instead.
by RoostersMom
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training pup to stop chasing cars
Replies: 14
Views: 3886

Re: Training pup to stop chasing cars

The above advice is good for the trashbreaking. The recall, though, is something you MUST get 100%. Saying that "no matter how many times you say come" he doesn't respond. Nope. One time. You give the command ONCE and you enforce it. With all the treating and sweet talking - and multiple commands th...
by RoostersMom
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mud river dog bed worth the money?
Replies: 13
Views: 4703

Re: Mud river dog bed worth the money?

I wish I could find the duck material like carhartts and make one for her out of that. Thanks for all the input! I think I'll save my money for now. Carhartt sells dog beds now. I bought two of them. They lasted longer than the Mud River, but the zipper broke on one in year 2 and the dog chewed a h...
by RoostersMom
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: when is the right time to get a second puppy?
Replies: 12
Views: 4042

Re: when is the right time to get a second puppy?

If I only had two, I'd wait until at least year 3 - 5 to get another one. One fully trained dog and one up and comer.
by RoostersMom
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: advice for fear aggressive GSP
Replies: 25
Views: 5645

Re: advice for fear aggressive GSP

#7 above, it's really important. My Vizsla, after several years of noticing small issues and really trying to stay on top of it, finally bit someone. It was horrible. And I was VERY diligent about not letting him interact in a situation I couldn't control. Said dog has been to over 50 youth hunts in...
by RoostersMom
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mud river dog bed worth the money?
Replies: 13
Views: 4703

Re: Mud river dog bed worth the money?

Nope,

I loved mine to start with, fast forward 2 months - holes in all the fleece - wish it was canvas throughout. It sure looked nice to start with though.
by RoostersMom
Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: she wont put on weight
Replies: 11
Views: 4274

Re: she wont put on weight

Try satin balls. They have helped in the past with mine. I also have a very skinny pointer - like, looks like she should be dead almost! Vet can't find a problem and the dog eats. I've given up on this one, she just looks like a skeleton. But the satin balls have worked on rescues and my other dogs ...
by RoostersMom
Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: E collar intro
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: E collar intro

Let him wear it every time you go outside for several weeks before you even try to use the buttons. The short points are junk, throw them away, put on the long points, put the collar on above his normal collar and put it on snugly so that it makes contact at all times. If you use short points and th...
by RoostersMom
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: new baby old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 4968

Re: new baby old problems

V's can be super difficult dogs. Timidity and aggression can both be problems with the breed. Sounds like yours got the scaredy-cat genes. Not unusual though. A high prey drive will make up for a lot of issues - I really like your plan. Birds every time she's hunting will help her to really focus on...
by RoostersMom
Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you prefer release at shot or after command
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Re: Do you prefer release at shot or after command

Having had only 3 dogs STWS, I am finding I much prefer it. Does it get old to have to walk back and tap 'em on the head, yes. Has it resulted in more birds in the bag for me, absolutely. I get many more shots on birds that didn't flush with the first shot than I do when my hubby's GSP runs breaknec...