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by gundogguy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Getting Springer to hunt closer..

Tell me something I don't know!
Now where do you live ? and who did you buy your dog from? we need to get you hooked up with a Spanieler that can get you and your on the right path to success. Knowledge is the key to dog hunting success.

Hal
by gundogguy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Selling the concept

Pigeons are pretty easy to dizzy (see Hal's videos) & it is no big deal if a Springer catches them. Simply encourages a hard flush, which we want on this side of the pond. How many times you can reuse a caught pigeon depends on the dog, tho.... :) Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk +1 Welsh you ...
by gundogguy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Getting Springer to hunt closer..

There is a process known as bird work and quartering drills that Spaniel folks use all over the country(USA). A couple of short video's to give you an idea..The pup'sname in the video is our Zeta girl she is now FC AFC CFC Zeta girl and my estimation a world class hunting Spaniel. Best of luck with ...
by gundogguy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Selling the concept

Polmaise, I have used launchers to good effect with pointers, but now I have a young Springer bitch and I wonder how I could use launchers to set up training sessions for her. We have an unlimited number of homing pigeons to use, but they are difficult to dizzy and plant for the flushing dog. Any s...
by gundogguy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Proper use of the Check Cord
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: Proper use of the Check Cord

polmaise wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Heel is a place ,not an activity.
So I start with that,before I put movement in to it.
https://youtu.be/9vnkroc0fA0
Good show, Robert
Standards are very important!
Hal
by gundogguy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieve Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Retrieve Issues

You’re probably dealing with teething issues. Retriever games should be for fun only until adult teeth are in. Start in a hallway. Toss something soft, tennis balls are my go to. Then build in layers. It’s should be a game at this stage with no pressure involved. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk ...
by gundogguy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tone and vibrate commands
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: Tone and vibrate commands

polmaise wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:05 pm
One would wonder why all the prelims to the end result were necessary. Unless one is not capable of movement.
8) 8) 8)
by gundogguy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF
Replies: 27
Views: 916

Re: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF

Always perplexed. When a well bred Retriever pup is born and then 8 weeks later ,no mention is ever given on how well it is steady to shot or flush,even how well it can heel,or even take direction,not to mention how good it is on a stop whistle ,and never a mention how well it takes a straight line...
by gundogguy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF
Replies: 27
Views: 916

Re: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF

How do you get your 3 year old GSP to retrieve when he has zero interest in it? He's a darn good hunting dog in all other respects but that's a big hole in his game. I'm familiar with the force fetch technique but training that way, that's just not me. I won't train him using FF techniques. But wha...
by gundogguy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Live Bird Tips
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Live Bird Tips

Google... Evan Graham "Smartwork" For Retrievers, Volume 1 basics and Transition
Best of luck
Hal
by gundogguy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The value of the force fetch.
Replies: 42
Views: 1121

Re: The value of the force fetch.

"polmaise"]The words Force and Fetch ,were probably the worst marketing language tools used in the process,for all ... Hence the term "Trained Retrieve" I may be wrong But I think Jim Dobbs back when he was involved with the Dogtra e collars coined that term. Though as far marketing goes "Breaking ...
by gundogguy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The value of the force fetch.
Replies: 42
Views: 1121

Re: The value of the force fetch.

"polmaise"]The words Force and Fetch ,were probably the worst marketing language tools used in the process,for all ...[/quote] Hence the term "Trained Retrieve" I may be wrong But I think Jim Dobbs back when he was involved with the Dogtra e collars coined that term. Though as far marketing goes "Br...
by gundogguy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Try it with Ground Game
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Try it with Ground Game

+1 Good show. Thanks for sharing!
Hal
by gundogguy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 1524

Re: sending dog for training

Also yes sending my dog away is very hard that is why i want to know what are your thoughts. and like i said i rather do the work with him but having no knowledge of training him to hunt with me gets hard at times cause there will be to many questions. The fact that you admit you have know idea how...
by gundogguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog killed posusm
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: Dog killed posusm

Strange how their presence can kill horses but not dogs . ??? https://www.thesprucepets.com/equine-protozoal-myeloencephalitis-1886437 Got that right Sharon, I eliminated 9 of them so far in Dec and Nov. They were trying to get into the hay barn, me wife was having a fit. Live trap baited with cat ...
by gundogguy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Boykin Pup Training
Replies: 32
Views: 734

Re: Boykin Pup Training

Nice to see MG still taking nourishment! Happy New Year Michael!
by gundogguy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Boykin Pup Training
Replies: 32
Views: 734

Re: Boykin Pup Training

At 11 weeks having fun and playing with your new pup is all that is needed well, except for house training and pup understanding that when he hears his name good things are going to happen. Did you acquire this pup from a Boykin breeder or is this a rescue. if it was a breeder put pressure on them t...
by gundogguy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany vs Springer
Replies: 14
Views: 553

Re: Brittany vs Springer

Hal, I definitely agree. My comment about their appearance was more to do with that general "spaniel" look. But I agree the similarities start and stop there. I know in the past you've posted videos of spaniels working on GDF. Maybe if you had a video of a springer working a field, and a video of a...
by gundogguy
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Investigating... DD, setters and griffons
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Investigating... DD, setters and griffons

Although, I think OP, living in Canada, is pretty close to a couple really good Griff breeders. I'd have to look. Cass we have known each other for about 5 1/2yrs now. I personally think a Griff would fit with you and your lifestyle. Just my opinion from afar. Best of luck in your quest for the dog...
by gundogguy
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany vs Springer
Replies: 14
Views: 553

Re: Brittany vs Springer

Kullboys, first, welcome to forum! Please take some time to also introduce yourself in the “A little about you..” thread under new members when you get a chance! I’m sure a lot of people can give you more detailed descriptions of each breed, but the similarities between those two breeds are mainly ...
by gundogguy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 1609

Re: English Setter Confusion

Sharon wrote:

off topic : Saw a dog last night where the woman bought a GSP because she wanted a lap dog. :( Poor dog.
Around the training center here it is often quoted " Nice dog just a shame it did not get to pick it's owner"!
by gundogguy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Off season training
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Off season training

Heck yay! All sorts of exercises and drills can be run. Temps on this January day in Michigan 18-20f snow depths in the field 20 inches on the level with 3 ft drifts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qvdUMdNEZ8
by gundogguy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Training -Pro-Diy ? USA/UK
Replies: 23
Views: 1533

Re: Puppy Training -Pro-Diy ? USA/UK

Quote …"Bill also "touched" on the contact between Handler and dog (when judged) ...Yup ..No contact what so ever No verbal Heel, No verbal here,No verbal praise or Good Boy ,and Definitely No Touch Praise or correction ..all Non Slip. " end quote. Yep, the above quote from Robert is absolutely cor...
by gundogguy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Start em Young
Replies: 76
Views: 4215

Re: Start em Young

Here in the states that is very nice. Impressive to say the least. Though in the UK and German it's an every day occurrence.
Ask Polmaise or Trekmore here on this forum.
by gundogguy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Can dogs be trained to herd wild deer?
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: Can dogs be trained to herd wild deer?

That's a good one,Ha! You must wear a "kick me sign"!
by gundogguy
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Retraining an old dog
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Retraining an old dog

If you did attempt to re-train. How many years of service do you expect to get in return?
by gundogguy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 1952

Re: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush

Sounds to me like you might be better served with a flushing dog. Only problem is the flushing dog probably couldn't keep track of you either! I’ve already got one of those. My Lab lives to bust brush. It has been my experience that Pointing type dogs are edge dogs flushing dogs thrive in the thick...
by gundogguy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Start em Young
Replies: 76
Views: 4215

Re: Start em Young

FC AFC CFC Zeta 1st training session. Done 6yrs ago when she was 14 weeks old. It was the beginning It even has the look of an old silent movie with her as the heroin! Start em young before they learn how to avoid. These are very short vids a quick view. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ipwymPm5o H...
by gundogguy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How long to leave pup with a trainer?
Replies: 34
Views: 2400

Re: How long to leave pup with a trainer?

I'll cut to the chase. Go get the dog. Say nothing to the trainer about the fact that you are coming down...just go there and get your dog. Before hunting season starts. As others have said...there is nothing a pro trainer can teach a 5-8 month old puppy that you could not have taught the dog yours...
by gundogguy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Started Dog
Replies: 19
Views: 1594

Re: Started Dog

RyanDoolittle wrote:That sounds more like a finished dog vs a started dog.
Your probable correct in thinking that. As Robert said "over here" in UK that is, the standards are wee bit higher than here in the states. I might add that the Canadians also have higher standards than the US markets.
by gundogguy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Started Dog
Replies: 19
Views: 1594

Re: Started Dog

Have no idea what a started Pointer or non-slip retriever is. However a started Springer should be gun proofed, retrieving within close proximity of the handler and have some response to the whistle commands.
Hal
by gundogguy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Setter tracking birds
Replies: 65
Views: 2961

Re: Setter tracking birds

Something in your original post interested me Veggie. I hadn't realised that in Norway a licence is required before some parts of the countryside can be hunted with a dog. Do the authorities send out someone to check the dog is under good control before giving you the licence ? If not, do you have ...
by gundogguy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: High viz sight
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: High viz sight

I'm right eye dominate. My right eye is the only sight I need. I removed the front bead from my Browning XT years ago. When wing shooting focus on the target not the gun.
hal
by gundogguy
Tue May 22, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieving
Replies: 20
Views: 1882

Re: Retrieving

First off, i am not a professional dog trainer. I am a hunter who wants a hunting dog... not a field trial dog. I have a 6 month old Boykin. He is steady, although he no longer likes bumpers but prefers dokken dead fowl brids. He cast with platforms, heels, works to the whistle etc. I am training h...
by gundogguy
Thu May 17, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Setter Steadying
Replies: 18
Views: 1709

Re: Setter Steadying

My setter is now 3 years old. He has had many birds shot over him in North Dakota, few shot over him here at home as the grouse numbers are down around here and there’s more woodcock found here than grouse lately. I’ve decided that with all the natural ability he had for me to be able to start his ...
by gundogguy
Thu May 03, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "PLACE BOARD 101"
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: "PLACE BOARD 101"

Good stuff,Irishwhistler. I been using the the PB system since the early 1990's. Easy for the dogs and handler to develop just about any behavior you want. A very simple approach to learning and advancing behaviors. The Big Cat trainers have used it for over 100 yrs years to bring Lions Tigers and P...
by gundogguy
Wed May 02, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking to stud out my Brittany male
Replies: 17
Views: 2036

Re: Looking to stud out my Brittany male

Unless you know someone local who has a nice female and likes your dog, your best bet might be to lease a female and go through all the work and expense yourself. Maybe a hunting buddy, or someone at your gun club? This is it! Been there done that instead asking to have some else go through time wo...
by gundogguy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most unusual breed bird dog you ever saw?
Replies: 19
Views: 2378

Re: What's the most unusual breed bird dog you ever saw?

Hunted and trained a numbers of Airedales. Hosted some 20 working weekends around the country for the Airedales parent club and Working committee over a 5yr span.
For the most part soft flushing dogs with serviceable retrieve.
by gundogguy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Buying Pigeons - Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 4397

Re: Buying Pigeons - Questions

I am looking to get some birds to keep for training purposes. Can anyone advise where a good place to buy birds is? I am not sure where/how to buy. Are there Amish where you are in Indiana? We've bought barn pigeons from Amish kids for pretty cheap; stop by a farm with a nice loft barn and ask. Or ...
by gundogguy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cost of a pup
Replies: 121
Views: 14040

Re: cost of a pup

Ray that breeder has since stopped due to family health issues. I already tried that. Yes I am aware of backyard breeders and craigslist and backpage and all that. I was just simply curious about the cost was all. Maybe I got very lucky before with my previous purchases. I understand about good bre...
by gundogguy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stormy almost ran by this one!
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Re: Stormy almost ran by this one!

DonF very nice. Nice pic of your pup working! My only comment is it just a shame Setter and Pointer breeders can not put a little more neck on the dogs If they did I'm sure folks could hang another collar on as well! :D :D
by gundogguy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: UK "Gundog Trust" to go to "Force Free"
Replies: 16
Views: 2334

Re: UK "Gundog Trust" to go to "Force Free"

Correction and laziness go well to together. I find that the only time I'm using a correction is when a dog gets lazy about a known behavior and try's to short cut the process by being lazy about his work.
by gundogguy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Casting
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Casting

So my dog is casting pretty well and steady to release for bumpers. I have a couple of questions though. I'm trying to incorporate the whistle to get him to stop mid retrieve and cast to another bumper. He's sitting fine on the whistle But when he's running the line, he's too excited to notice the ...
by gundogguy
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing a Hunting Strategy
Replies: 35
Views: 4684

Re: VIDEO: Choosing a Hunting Strategy

Jasop ..... I don't think anyone objects to Mr.Higgin's film clips. Personally I think they are often pretty good and are informative. What we do object to is his insistence that his way of doing things is a new "method." Some of it may be but not all of it. The bit I didn't understand is the check...
by gundogguy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing a Hunting Strategy
Replies: 35
Views: 4684

Re: VIDEO: Choosing a Hunting Strategy

crackerd wrote:
Higgins wrote:Now we're gettin' somewhere. :D
Not so fast, Professor - where's Eliza Doolittle figure into all this pronouncing of the "'Iggins Method?"

MG
I can always count on crackerd for my "hump day' laugh, Good one MG! :D :D
by gundogguy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing a Hunting Strategy
Replies: 35
Views: 4684

Re: VIDEO: Choosing a Hunting Strategy

And much of what Higgen's show is what many of us have done for years but once he does it, makes a video, it quickly becomes "Higgin's Method". I will admit there is a Higgins method of explanation of an old time and true method that is little different than common practice with many dog trainers.....
by gundogguy
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing a Hunting Strategy
Replies: 35
Views: 4684

Re: VIDEO: Choosing a Hunting Strategy

For those that might still be interested in this thread. Here is the definition of Back-Chaining: "Back chaining in training refers to teaching a dog the last step in a sequence of tricks or commands first, and then working backwards to get to the first step in the sequence. Back chaining is normal...
by gundogguy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Older Brittany (5) with limited training. Is he a lost cause
Replies: 12
Views: 1829

Re: Older Brittany (5) with limited training. Is he a lost cause

JONOV wrote:Frankly, outside of Labs, most dogs don't naturally want to retrieve a dummy more than a couple times...
You don't know Springers or Cocker do you!


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Hey' You have a lot going on and probably require some help .[/quote]


Yea! What he said!