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by Duckdon
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NY anti docking
Replies: 40
Views: 7285

Re: NY anti docking

And you guys think Big Brother is on your side? Don
by Duckdon
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ear Pinch
Replies: 44
Views: 6490

Re: Ear Pinch

Whow......Oh My.......Seldom do posts on these forms grip me like some of the ideas that others have proposed on this thread. I said it before, get some local hands on assistance with your FF style if your not getting what you want. It ain't that hard but you may benefit from an hour of professional...
by Duckdon
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Formalizing Obedience
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Formalizing Obedience

We do lots of fun walks and fun stuff, not hard core training all the time. The fun stuff will include a couple blind retrieves, maybe a couple fun bumper throws. I still maintain control and the collots are on but I am not working hard to train at that time. I use lots of different training ground ...
by Duckdon
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training for duck hunting?
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Training for duck hunting?

Work on Stay! And then work it more. :) Sitting? Standing? Laying down? Does it matter? We're in the middle of Perfect Start's whoa training right now (and our dog is one of those who likes to sit), so should we just increase the duration of the whoa command? We hunt ducks: First off, I don't use s...
by Duckdon
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ear Pinch
Replies: 44
Views: 6490

Re: Ear Pinch

You might want to get a second opinion on your style and how to do FF, from someone that knows what they are doing. Not saying your doing it wrong, but a second opinion with someone that is there on site would be an option. Good Luck. Don
by Duckdon
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Unbelievable
Replies: 16
Views: 3231

Re: Unbelievable

I pay $10 for every pigeon I purchase and when training I expect at least 1/2 to fly away. I would love to get birds for $3. That said, I would start contacting the sellers before the auction and buying them before auction. Don
by Duckdon
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: PermaTack Company
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: PermaTack Company

I'll call them Thanks. Don
by Duckdon
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: PermaTack Company
Replies: 6
Views: 928

PermaTack Company

PermaTack Company. Is it still in business? I have been trying to get on their web site and unable. Was wanting to order some items. Don
by Duckdon
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Advice on the "Bucket List" trip
Replies: 20
Views: 6917

Re: Advice on the "Bucket List" trip

Sage Hens in Wyoming in September........Don
by Duckdon
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for my next bird dog
Replies: 18
Views: 4902

Re: Looking for my next bird dog

I really like my 50 pound, female Drahthaar I got from Dan Ritter, Ritterburg Kennels, in Minnesota. At 14 months now, she is one hard driving, hunt all day, hunt any game machine. She is busy but if I work her almost everyday she is settleed in the house. I have not seen much sheading and she will ...
by Duckdon
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Back to check cord after 1st seaason
Replies: 11
Views: 2698

Re: Back to check cord after 1st seaason

If you don't have creep control with the collar than go back to the check cord. Do you use your collar for Whoa? Never hurts to return back to basics if needed. What are your better options? Might want to invest in the Perfect Start and Perfect Finish DVD's by Perfection Kennels. They spend lots of ...
by Duckdon
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: trouble with a gsp
Replies: 27
Views: 17628

Re: trouble with a gsp

Find a local NAVHDA group and get with them for advice as iy sounds like your new in the game. OR. Call Jon Hann at Perfection Kennels and talk with him. He is a top knotch trainer. I would suggest before you give the original trainer any more of your dollars it might be better spent with Jon. Just ...
by Duckdon
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Focus!
Replies: 19
Views: 4529

Re: Focus!

Thank you! I have to keep reminding myself of that. As far as picking up sticks (corncobs in the fields) I try not to discourage the pup instead i try to call her over, say give, then fetch and offer it back and run around with it-rather than chase her down and take it away. however, she will start...
by Duckdon
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Guy - Help Pick My Pup!
Replies: 16
Views: 3740

Re: New Guy - Help Pick My Pup!

If it was me I would pick a female. Don
by Duckdon
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When Is the age limit for starting to train my lab?
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: When Is the age limit for starting to train my lab?

How old were your other dogs when you started training them? Might use that as a guage..Don
by Duckdon
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Send away or train yourself
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Send away or train yourself

I have a 6 month old GSP and and I want to start training him but I live in a suburban area, although I have 60 acres land about 2 hours away. With limited space to work with him I am considering sending him to a kennel. How hard will it be to train him in the limited space I have everyday. If I do...
by Duckdon
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my vet bill or theirs?
Replies: 35
Views: 9154

Re: my vet bill or theirs?

I don't have the "VET" experience...yet! But as a business owner I can say this. Two situations you have presented to us and I will just transfer them to personal experiences. Situation 1- I go to a house to remove two bats from a bedroom. I explain on the phone to the home owner that there is no g...
by Duckdon
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bumpers
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Bumpers

I have about 20 of vasious sizes, colors and materials. Some are just plain worn out but I still have them and still count them. I use 6-8 every day for one task or another. Start with a small one and get more as you need them. Don
by Duckdon
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DT Systems Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: DT Systems Question

Go back to Versitale Dog form and read my post. Don
by Duckdon
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sending dogs away for training.
Replies: 21
Views: 5553

Re: Sending dogs away for training.

OK, that makes sense. I have never used a trainer but as a dog matures his personality will change. I bet it will change and you will notice the change because you won't be with him 24/7. I would not worry to much. Don
by Duckdon
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me
Replies: 34
Views: 6242

Re: does she sound timid to you...or is it just me

Ltshnt........your first statement makes me wonder..." i have a femal V, little over 9mo old now...have not done very strict training. just e collar which she does great on" ... What are you saying when your using the e-collar but not doing any strict training? I'm sure I am missing something but to...
by Duckdon
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Live Birds?
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Live Birds?

I agree with Doc on starting pups real young. I start on quail and pigeons with the pup just looking at them through the wire and progressing as the pup indicates readiness. By 12 -14 weeks I would expect them to be attempting to handle live, running, quacking ducks with aggressive eaze. guyjoseyduc...
by Duckdon
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Sending dogs away for training.
Replies: 21
Views: 5553

Re: Sending dogs away for training.

Ben, I have a question? How is it that you have a 8.5 month old pup and you don't know if he has a nose or is trainable? How did your puppy training and socialization go and what did you do during the past 6 months? Might hold the answer to your question about changing his personality. Don
by Duckdon
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Doves in a Bird Launcher
Replies: 13
Views: 2563

Re: Doves in a Bird Launcher

Ring Neck Doves may be Illegal to transport live and release in the wild. You would be advised to check with your local F&W agent........I know in some places they are considered an invasive species. Don
by Duckdon
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Buying perfect start, perfect finish
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Buying perfect start, perfect finish

Buy them........
by Duckdon
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: no no in training
Replies: 17
Views: 3351

Re: no no in training

Not setting your standards and sticking to them and maintaining your patience. Ray mentioned being in the right frame of mind............so important. Don
by Duckdon
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Punishment Methodologies
Replies: 27
Views: 3737

Re: Punishment Methodologies

Some good advice here..... I think lots of dogs are collar ready at about 16 weeks, on the very basic commands, if you know how to use a collar. Learning to use a collar on a young pup is maybe not a good idea so you be the judge. Don
by Duckdon
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: stressfull weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: stressfull weekend

Guess you know you need to beef up on your basic OB. Teach them "Down", I use a single long whistle blast, and then "Heel" after you hook up the leash. Can't believe it took 30 hours to catch them. Man, I would have been a wreck...Don
by Duckdon
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: ragdolling?
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: ragdolling?

The check cord or the e-collar with "Here" will take care of that victory lap
FF will get her mouth in order.
Might try putting her up ( on every session ) if she don't behave...assuming she know's how to do it right in the first place. Don
by Duckdon
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Banks first live pigeon
Replies: 35
Views: 4339

Re: Banks first live pigeon

Isaac, I have been hanging out and reading your posts. Your doing fine. ( Careful with that gun fire stuff when it's time). Like Allin13 said, to many people on all these training forms are to stuck on themselves and their advice. Lots of ways to train a dog, lots of levels of acceptability when it ...
by Duckdon
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DT systems 1850 plus ?
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: DT systems 1850 plus ?

I have experience with the DT Systems 1820+H20. Used it for about 3 years, had trouble with it for about 6 months not delivering corrections at a stable level. Got it repaired, took about a month to get it back, Repair cost and shipping was about $75.00. It still sits in the box they shipped it back...
by Duckdon
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Where to begin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Where to begin?

Yep. Perfect Start and Perfect Finish but Profection Kennels. Tough to get wrong with those DVD's .....Just my opinion. Don
by Duckdon
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can a flusher break a pointer?
Replies: 17
Views: 3374

Re: Can a flusher break a pointer?

Dang it Doc, your right again. Thats how I handle my flushing lab and my DD. Then I flush the bird or at least that's how it is suppose to work. Don
by Duckdon
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's Your Best Method to Teach Steady to Wing and Shot
Replies: 22
Views: 5108

Re: What's Your Best Method to Teach Steady to Wing and Shot

3 words "Perfection Kennels DVDs" Just my opinion. Don
by Duckdon
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: baby pigeons
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: baby pigeons

I have had Rock Doves, " barn pigeons" hatch and raise in the winter months here in coastal Alaska where our temps dip to well below zero F. Never used any heat source yet and the boxes are inder the roof in an open pen. Just getting started with Homers. Not seen the Homers clutch yet in the winter ...
by Duckdon
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training tools.
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: training tools.

Get one of the Tri Tronics Pro series collars.
Spend more on live birds and forget the launcher if you need to make a choice.
by Duckdon
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Banks is a Bird dog now.
Replies: 21
Views: 3889

Re: Banks is a Bird dog now.

With all due respect, obedience is never over., especially with a Lab at 6 months of age. Labs thrive on learning. It doesn't matter what your teaching, as long as his brain is turning, he is happy. He will gain confidence with everything he learns and that will help him overcome his shyness. That'...
by Duckdon
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: help !!!! She wont do it
Replies: 13
Views: 2648

Re: help !!!! She wont do it

I have a dog that is 95% lab and 5% something else, the only problem is that she doesn't want to retrieve, its like she is halfhearted about it. Wat can I do so she wants to retrieve!! I've tried sikeing her up, and using her different objects and I get 50% percent from her. I'm working on force fe...
by Duckdon
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is it practical for me to get some quail for this summer
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Is it practical for me to get some quail for this summer

You need to have lots of birds to train a bird dog, at leaset that is my opinion. Raising birds is a pain in the butt but if you can't buy them, then thats the only way. I like pigeons best for the fly ability and cause they are cheap. Quail are cheap but don't fly worth a darn. Chuckers are better ...
by Duckdon
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Breaking Lab?
Replies: 21
Views: 4888

Re: Gun Breaking Lab?

If you think your dog is already gun shy I suggest you send him down to Perfection Kennels and have Jon and Cindy Hann work him up. They are next door to you in Missouri. Just a thought.
Another option, get their Perfect Start DVD set. It has a real good part on introducing your pup to gun fire. Don
by Duckdon
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: lost interest
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: lost interest

Do some fun stuff!!!!!!! Go for walks, chase a duck, hide a dead pheasant or a hotdog, visit grandma, roll in the grass, take a nap, ride in the truck, go for a swim, play ball, have fun. Keep him safe but expose him to everything............ Do it in a fun way. Most of dat durn ol OB stuff will fal...
by Duckdon
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How far can they smell
Replies: 34
Views: 8927

Re: How far can they smell

How far is far and how do you measure the distance? I have no idea, but we run rivers allot and I swear, I believe when the breeze is slite, cool, steady and blowing down stream, my lab and DD can smell a pair of mallards at a very far distance, like a 1/4 mile or more. Moose or bears, even farther....
by Duckdon
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Lab Troubles
Replies: 11
Views: 2621

Re: Lab Troubles

How does " The only real trouble i have is he wants to drop the dummy at my feet cant get him to hold it, if he drops it say 3 feet from me I can tell him no and he will bring it right to me. but he will not heal and hold it in his mouth until i take it from him.Is there a fix? Am I being too picky?...
by Duckdon
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Electric fence for dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 2411

Re: Electric fence for dogs

Have used cattle style E fences in the past. They work great for keeping dogs in and moose out.
by Duckdon
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: lost interest
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Re: lost interest

How much training are you doing? At four months things should be fun. Training can and does take place but it should be more about fun and less about perfect style and such. When you say he won't come to you, there is a reason. You should be his source of fun and games. Don
by Duckdon
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: check cord question
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: check cord question

"Here" is "here", birds or not.......and the check cord will get him back. If you think an e-collar on a 5 month old pup is to soon, I happen to feel they can be on one around 4 months if ready, then keep him on the check cord. Can't have them running off unless you want him dead. Might go to a 100'...
by Duckdon
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: check cord question
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: check cord question

All the way back to OB basics and cement "Here" better. Then keeping the check cord in your hand move to the field and keep working "Here" until your sure he understands "Here" 100%. Then add the Ecollar to the mix and work the check cord and the collar together until that is in place. NOTE: The cor...
by Duckdon
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Come/check cord
Replies: 30
Views: 4448

Re: Come/check cord

Sharon wrote:Time to condition from the cc to an e collar. PM sent on how to do it.
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by Duckdon
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: brand new puppy and a mostly outside pet cat?
Replies: 19
Views: 3602

Re: brand new puppy and a mostly outside pet cat?

Get a Drahthaar. Problem solved.
by Duckdon
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun-shy Lab
Replies: 47
Views: 12100

Re: Gun-shy Lab

"I picked this pup up at 6 weeks of age and carefully protected her from any accidental exposure to loud sound. " I have never done this and not sure if it has any merit. I feel that the more life events you can subject a pup to the better. Called "Socialization". We work construction and hunt allot...