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by GWPtyler
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP and DD
Replies: 43
Views: 14014

Re: GWP and DD

There is a lot of diversity in the GWP here in the US. You can find everything from very close working dogs to horizon burners, to everything in between. DD owners love their dogs, GWP owners love their dogs. There are good and bad and middling dogs in each group. Neither has a lock on The Best. DD...
by GWPtyler
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: house dog
Replies: 32
Views: 9408

Re: house dog

Both dogs are house dogs. Let my 2-year-old grab, crawl and play with them whenever he feels like. They even sneak onto our bed once in awhile. Oldest is my first hunting dog. VC'd him myself. Has hunted since he was four months old and has begun his fifth hunting season. The other is now three year...
by GWPtyler
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: bird hunting literature
Replies: 30
Views: 7812

Re: bird hunting literature

I love to write. Love to read, especially about hunting. But am I a bad person when I say that I don't care for Nash Buckingham. I'm about 1/4 of the way through Ole Miss, and it's just dragging on. I think it's because I stumble so much through the, um, "native tongue" of the African Americans. Hur...
by GWPtyler
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: BERETTA OR BENELLI????
Replies: 13
Views: 4523

Re: BERETTA OR BENELLI????

jtcwces wrote:Well I put them all in hand and the Montefeltro fits like an old worn out sock, made up my mind, thanks for all your help.......
Doesn't smell like one...does it???
by GWPtyler
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Retrieving great but will NOT drop
Replies: 24
Views: 6068

Re: Retrieving great but will NOT drop

Neil wrote:I had a pup growl at me once, I ignored it and he never growled at another human being.
Different strokes for different folks.
by GWPtyler
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Retrieving great but will NOT drop
Replies: 24
Views: 6068

Re: Retrieving great but will NOT drop

Here's an example that you can mull over: When Remy was young, he was a fiesty little stinker. Loved getting into trouble. Loved investing new things. He was, by all respects, a normal puppy. Then one day, my wife was opening the fridge and Remy came bounding over. Until this point, I don't believe ...
by GWPtyler
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Finishing up a dog
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

Re: Finishing up a dog

Excuse me if I'm making some assumptions and reading between the lines, but are you asking how to reward a dog that enjoys hunting and finding birds but won't retrieve them?
by GWPtyler
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Retrieving great but will NOT drop
Replies: 24
Views: 6068

Re: Retrieving great but will NOT drop

I have.... many times. He loves to push the boundries all the time. And each time im there to correct him. Just this morning he was eating and my other dog a 13year old lab walked by he growled at her and then snapped her on the nose. I corrected him, im going to see how he will do this afternoon w...
by GWPtyler
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Retrieving great but will NOT drop
Replies: 24
Views: 6068

Re: Retrieving great but will NOT drop

Hey guys, ive been training Duke to drop the past couple days, whenever I have a treat in my hand he will drop only if I have a treat, sometimes when he is tired he will not want to drop. But in all progress is going well, it will just take alot of reinforcement and training to really get him to kn...
by GWPtyler
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 350719

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Trying to regroup after Blitz completely bombed on his UT last weekend. Here he is showing me he's ready for a second chance. Fingers crossed there's a scratch and we can get into another test over Labor Day Weekend!! It'll be a good time for redemption.
by GWPtyler
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wingshooting USA
Replies: 25
Views: 6908

Re: Wingshooting USA

I don't get cable, so can't watch his show. Which is a bummer, because I love watching the old episodes they've uploaded to the Wingshooting USA site. Any idea if the newer episodes are streamed somewhere??
by GWPtyler
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crayola Labs are getting out of hand
Replies: 33
Views: 9904

Re: Crayola Labs are getting out of hand

For folks wondering about what a "charcoal" Lab is, this is the photo that was shared along with the post (agreed...appears to be just a shade variation of the "silver" Lab):
by GWPtyler
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crayola Labs are getting out of hand
Replies: 33
Views: 9904

Re: Crayola Labs are getting out of hand

I believe first would have been Yellow of the fad colors. Although Chocolate and Yellow date back to the 1800's they were generally culled. I guess I meant first in my personal history. Pretty sure chocolate was the first color I heard of a Lab beyond black and yellow. Oh, forgot one: FOX RED. Gues...
by GWPtyler
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crayola Labs are getting out of hand
Replies: 33
Views: 9904

Crayola Labs are getting out of hand

First it was chocolate. Then silver. Just heard of "Platinum" the other day (apparently super white?). Now today someone on a FB group asked about good "charcoal" Lab breeders. ...Charcoal??? I didn't know Kingsford had it's own line of Labs. They're really stretching on their marketing attempts... ...
by GWPtyler
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog pointing too far from bird?
Replies: 30
Views: 9419

Re: Dog pointing too far from bird?

Or you can just ditch the launcher and pigeons ! :) Why do people who have native birds to train with have such a hard time accepting that some people aren't that lucky or even that there are times it is advantageous to be able to control the bird as well as the dog? Agreed. Plus, many states don't...
by GWPtyler
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Think Dog Has Poison Ivy
Replies: 9
Views: 2050

Re: Think Dog Has Poison Ivy

Those look like gnat bites to me, but they could be a reaction to something. Vet visit isn't a bad idea.
by GWPtyler
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New trainer questions
Replies: 17
Views: 4529

Re: New trainer questions

Higgins wrote:Hello Roe90,

There is no way to make a dog like being locked in a kennel box for 8+ hours a day. She has associated you and the kennel box with abandonment and long hours of being uncomfortable. Any way you could create a dog yard outside and get her a buddy?
What?? This is sarcasm, right?
by GWPtyler
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello! I'm Sherri D
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Hello! I'm Sherri D

Cute pup!

So you're planning to breed him next year already, eh?

This should be interesting...
by GWPtyler
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Has Pain In Testicle
Replies: 37
Views: 8273

Re:

Not normal, have you even bothered to call a vet and see what options there are? You can ask questions on the magic internet all day long, but the bottom line is he has to go to a vet! ^^^ This! If your dog truly is your "baby" you'll do whatever it takes to make sure he's healthy. Don't put off th...
by GWPtyler
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Comparison Hypothetical
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Stud Comparison Hypothetical

Neil wrote:The genetics of both are so close it is a coin flip. I give no credence to an amateur trained dog as having superior genetics, particularly in that venue. Go meet them and go with the one that likes you the best.
That makes sense. Thanks!
by GWPtyler
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Comparison Hypothetical
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Stud Comparison Hypothetical

Have either sired a litter? If so, how are the pups. If neither has a track record as a sire, I'd likely go for the Amateur trained dog. The pro trained dog has sired several litters already, but I'm not sure how the pups are. Considering he is still being bred consistently, I'm guessing they're go...
by GWPtyler
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud Comparison Hypothetical
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Stud Comparison Hypothetical

OK, here's a little (somewhat) hypothetical situation I would like feedback on. Let's say you have two males that are littermate. Virtually identical: same coat, same color, height, weight, etc. Both have similar temperaments. Both earned their VC at a young age and separated by a single point durin...
by GWPtyler
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tracking collars
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Re: Tracking collars

I think the Garmin Alpha is the most well known at the moment. SportDOG has the TEK 2.0. There are two models, a base model that is GPS only and a combination trainer/GPS like the Alpha. I've heard good things so far. Price point is about the same as the Alpha, too.
by GWPtyler
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 101425

Re: Occupations

I'm a PR specialist for a marketing company.

Also freelance write for a couple outdoor magazines you've probably read...
by GWPtyler
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Are you an NRA member?
Replies: 122
Views: 44052

Re: Are you an NRA member?

Member.

I will say this: They have an excellent marketing department...
by GWPtyler
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: agressive behavior
Replies: 23
Views: 5877

Re: agressive behavior

If you physically can't keep those dogs apart and have tried everything, I'd go to the breeder...
by GWPtyler
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Teaching Sit to Pointing Breeds
Replies: 32
Views: 11131

Re: Teaching Sit to Pointing Breeds

I found out last summer training my second dog that not all dogs are created equal. Blitz, although a hard charger, was a much softer dog than Remy. As such, the first few times I put too much pressure on steadiness, he laid down! I never taught him to lay down prior to this, although he did know ho...
by GWPtyler
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Alternative for the Prong Collar
Replies: 21
Views: 6490

Re: Alternative for the Prong Collar

With all due respect to the old curmudgeons on this board, I've used the collar and it works slick. If you know the basics of heal training with a Wonder lead or choke chain or prong collar, this works the exact same way and you don't tear a rotator cuff in the process. In no way is it a short cut. ...
by GWPtyler
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not pointing till right on top
Replies: 17
Views: 5270

Re: Dog not pointing till right on top

Popping the bird the instant the dog smells the bird will get the dog to stop and point at first scent. Popping the checkcord, if the dog so much as moves a toenail at flush, will reinforce the lesson that movement causes the bird to flush and that a premature flush will result in NO JOY. No discip...
by GWPtyler
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How long is to long?
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: How long is to long?

How "holed up" are they? Eight days in a crate is a long dang time for any critter. But eight days in a crate with a couple bathroom breaks, time to stretch their legs, water and food isn't too bad.
by GWPtyler
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)
Replies: 46
Views: 11086

Re: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)

It is the manner that it played out. We run coyotes with hounds as well, and yes, there are times when the dogs will kill one, but we don't sit around with video cameras watching it for entertainment purposes. When we have a bayed up coyote, we get the dogs out of there ASAP and dispatch the coyote...
by GWPtyler
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Much Would you Pay for a Pup?
Replies: 100
Views: 25146

Re: How Much Would you Pay for a Pup?

I've seen folks pay a stupid amount of money for a backyard bred Lab just because it was labeled a "Fox" color, whatever that means.

Screw it's hunting ability...look at it's COLOR!!! :roll:
by GWPtyler
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help finding a trainer
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Re: Help finding a trainer

I'm not good at geography, but I did discover there are four NAVHDA chapter in PA. I'd get in contact with the closest one to you and join in on a training night ... or four: http://www.navhda.us/ChapterInfo.aspx?ChapterAbbrev=SUS
by GWPtyler
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)
Replies: 46
Views: 11086

Re: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)

Couple points:

1) Not as uncommon as you would think, especially in my neck of the woods.

2) The dude is an idiot for taping it, and an even bigger idiot for posting it on Youtube.
by GWPtyler
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting a broke dog with unbroken dog
Replies: 32
Views: 6250

Re: Hunting a broke dog with unbroken dog

And I am saying that with dexterity and planning you can train and hunt. My e-collar hangs upside down on my left side, I have corrected a dog between shots, just like you are able to do for other applications, I do it while hunting. I am not trying to float a boat, I am trying to impart a simple p...
by GWPtyler
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting a broke dog with unbroken dog
Replies: 32
Views: 6250

Re: Hunting a broke dog with unbroken dog

GWP, Please read your post, one of us misunderstand. You say Summer is for training, Fall is for hunting. I say you are always trading, if you didn't agree, at least in part, why put on an e-collar when hunting, or go back to basics during hunting season? I have an e-collar on my dog at all times f...
by GWPtyler
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting a broke dog with unbroken dog
Replies: 32
Views: 6250

Re: Hunting a broke dog with unbroken dog

I start hunting in your neck of the woods in October and stop in Texas in February, if I let a young dog go uncorrected for that long it would be a hard to get them right. When e-collars weighed half a pound and more, there was a risk of a dog getting collar wise. Short battery life and a lack of d...
by GWPtyler
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting a broke dog with unbroken dog
Replies: 32
Views: 6250

Re: Hunting a broke dog with unbroken dog

If I wanted to train during hunting season, I wouldn't hunt. For me, the fall time is no time to be assessing my dog in the field. It's for finding birds and filling the freezer. Summers are for training. That's when we work on tightening the bolts. Go out. Let your dog hunt. If other dogs break and...
by GWPtyler
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: increasing prey drive in puppy
Replies: 21
Views: 6605

Re: increasing prey drive in puppy

Hmm...well, it might just be an exposure thing. Keep trying until something clicks. Otherwise, if the dog doesn't got it, it doesn't got it. I've seen too many people spend too much time trying to "train" prey drive into dogs that couldn't care less. If it feels like you're pounding a nail into a 2x...
by GWPtyler
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Type of duck to train with?
Replies: 15
Views: 3462

Re: Type of duck to train with?

When I trained my VC for his UT, the first ducks we found were small white farm ducks. The guys in my training group thought it was hilarious, but results were the same! Heck, I thought they were even better than mallards because they stood out so well in the dog's mouth -- you didn't have to squint...
by GWPtyler
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Releasing Pheasants in ND
Replies: 18
Views: 4524

Re: Releasing Pheasants in ND

Studies have proved time and again that releasing captive birds does basically zilch for wild bird populations. It boils down to habitat and predator numbers, which in states like North Dakota, are no longer favoring prairie nesters.
by GWPtyler
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda upt
Replies: 12
Views: 3043

Re: navhda upt

Thanks all for the advice. I am a novice handler, at best, so I think I am going to stick with the upt test. My dog will only be 18 months at the time of the test so I still have plenty of time to do the ut test next year. The biggest problem I have is I train by myself since everyone else I know p...
by GWPtyler
Thu May 28, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda upt
Replies: 12
Views: 3043

Re: navhda upt

The stress and cost are about the same. I just run UT. If a dog doesn't get the score we're looking for, we test again. Besides, might get a PI on the first go...would stick to get that in UPT then somehow have a bad day at UT and not PI. It happens.
by GWPtyler
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: more than one hunting dogs in the house?
Replies: 21
Views: 6359

Re: more than one hunting dogs in the house?

I was hoping to breed my VC and get a pup out of the litter at some point down the road when Remy was a bit longer in the tooth and maybe toward the end of his career. Well, you know what they say about best-laid plans. Now we have two GWPs, and I can honestly say it was one of the better choices we...
by GWPtyler
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proper response
Replies: 31
Views: 9144

Re: Proper response

I guess I always like to have some sort of control over my dogs, whether that be a lead or e-collars. I take them for walks almost every day and push my son in his stroller. When we get to the park, I let them run -- but they have e-collars on. If there are other people around, bikes or dogs, I get ...
by GWPtyler
Thu May 29, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 350719

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

And finally, Blitz holding through flush. He's 1 1/2 years old. Getting ready for UT this fall!:
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by GWPtyler
Thu May 29, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 350719

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Stonewall's Top Shelf Blitzkrieg (Blitz) pointing a planted pigeon:
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by GWPtyler
Thu May 29, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 350719

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Top Shelf's Kashisking (Remy) during training last weekend.
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by GWPtyler
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy from ND
Replies: 11
Views: 2755

Re: New guy from ND

Hey Cole! Welcome aboard. I'm not sure of any clubs around the Grand Forks area. However, our NAVHDA club based out of Fargo could help remotely. It's a fair trek from Grand Forks, I know, but we're here! There used to be Northland Gun Dog Club that met at the Dakota Hunting Club southwest of town. ...
by GWPtyler
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: warning from navhda
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: warning from navhda

I doubt those dogs are back yet, as the test doesn't even start until Thursday.