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by gundogguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 2148

Re: dog only partly retrieving

"I guess each of us wants something different out of our dogs." This. Polmaise - I know very little about FF, but from what I have seen of the method I have no desire to use it on my dog. Having a dog retrieve to hand would be nice but its not that vital to me - I thought I made that clear in my po...
by gundogguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: On rails training
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: On rails training

Loving this pupster 'Hal' , she is keeping me young ..whilst the world has it's problems . Take care . atb Robert antonym /synonym scrofulous corona quarantine slow-down challenge negative negative-impact seamless Some are up their own rectum on line , this little one is just experiencing things fo...
by gundogguy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: On rails training
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: On rails training

How long can a little dog hunt like that before burning out. I just loved watching her All day ..If I allowed it :wink: They have self charging systems like a Dynamo . lol Brakes are more important than what's under the hood though ..with game at this stage Very nice Robert. The Lil black dog is th...
by gundogguy
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 5143

Re: Steady to flush- question

Here is my most recent training question... Dog is doing well with yard exercises of "heel", "woah", repeat etc. Problem is "woah" often means take one or two steps after the command then stop. She will hold the "woah" but does not stop immediately. Will this cause problems down the road and any su...
by gundogguy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting Dog (Retriever) Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Hunting Dog (Retriever) Question

I thought he would naturally want to retrieve more than he is. Other than that he has been an amazing family dog. Even at 4 months he has been a ton of fun inside the house, with the kids, etc. Your not the 1st person to have thought that dogs would "just" naturally do their work without months of ...
by gundogguy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Flusher training
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: Flusher training

The best I can figure is that you are somehwere west of Springfield and east of Hanibal. If your breeder can not help you the maybe you check out the Springer folks in Illinois. Try Here...https://essft.com/ The Spaniel folks would have the most info and current training programs in the USA. Retriev...
by gundogguy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Flush
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

Re: The Flush

FCAFCCFC Zeta's, Sire HOF Cliff and half brother Badger

Hal
by gundogguy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Flush
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

Re: The Flush

Just few other examples of The Flush
by gundogguy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie
Replies: 12
Views: 2192

Re: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie

Robert thanks for keeping us all in the loop! Bill/wullie you are such a joy get better and come out and play with the dogs and us

Hal
by gundogguy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??
Replies: 39
Views: 5323

Re: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??

I enjoy the peace and quiet of being out with a bird dog. As I have finally matured a little I have learned that from me trainer wise less is often more. I try more and more to bite my tongue and as one of the wisest old trainers once told me “hush son, let the dog do what you brought him to do.” Y...
by gundogguy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??
Replies: 39
Views: 5323

Re: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??

polmaise wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Does the game that is being hunted over there have ears ?

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Good one Robert!
by gundogguy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird launchers
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Re: Bird launchers

polmaise wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:47 pm
My mind cast back for a minute to our friend with the dog hunting too fast :mrgreen:


:mrgreen:
by gundogguy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter vs Brittany- better house dog?
Replies: 19
Views: 2633

Re: English Setter vs Brittany- better house dog?

My wife really likes springer spaniels. Any different answer in regards to disposition or shedding etc? As for exercise, we have a small fenced yard. Approx 25 yards x 10 yards. The plan is dog gets to play in yard as much as it wants during day. Dog gets 20-30 minute focused exercise/run every 2-3...
by gundogguy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: hunting too fast
Replies: 37
Views: 4765

Re: hunting too fast

I don't believe that having human scent on a bird your training with matter's one bit . It's the bird the dog want's and it's scent is also there and probably stronger. I've never had a dog leave a wild bird because there was no human scent on it. Go rub a sage brush real well and see if your dog w...
by gundogguy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF or wait?
Replies: 62
Views: 11255

Re: FF or wait?

My plan right now depending on a few things is to hunt him some this November/December. I'm going to order the Perfect Retrieve DVD We're I you, I'd get smart FETCH by Evan Grahm. It's the method we've been using to ff dogs for 50 years and the best system out there. I have not seen the Perfection ...
by gundogguy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Starting Them Early
Replies: 10
Views: 1995

Re: Starting Them Early

The photo is absolutely cute to the max... BUT I would never deliberately expose incompletely vaccinated puppies to any fowl for fear of exposure to any of the myriad diseases or parasites that birds often carry. Mama's antibodies in her milk can only protect them from so much. Stuff happens, but I...
by gundogguy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Famous Springers
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Famous Springers

Sire Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Do you also have dogs and or pups out of these breedings as well?? That is the breeding my pup came from. Her paperwork showed up yesterday https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190925/c0dad8cbff227aafe7d4c4df7b759d0f.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I can...
by gundogguy
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Famous Springers
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Famous Springers

Fishmongerjoe wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:06 am


Sire


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk





Do you also have dogs and or pups out of these breedings as well??
by gundogguy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Famous Springers
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Famous Springers

I recently acquired a springer pup. In the pedigree, I found a dog named Kettlestang Comet. After a bit of research, I found that this dog had quite a reputation. It produced around 20 champions out of 300-400 offspring. I’m new to the springer world, what are some other lines to look for? And wher...
by gundogguy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Sunglasses
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: Sunglasses

I would never shoot without eye protection. I must have 6 or 7 different colors of prescription lenses for different lighting conditions. Good place to start learning about protective eyeware https://www.randolphusa.com/re-ranger/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI95qdlaHI4wIVxsDACh1XGAU0EAAYASAAEgINkPD_BwE Be safe...
by gundogguy
Fri May 10, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Investigating... DD, setters and griffons
Replies: 22
Views: 3378

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
Thu May 09, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons cohabiting with game birds, same pen
Replies: 13
Views: 1825

Re: Pigeons cohabiting with game birds, same pen

I know a trainer that throws his excess chukar in his pigeon pen with no problems. +1 Did it myself for years Chukars. pheasants, pigeons no problemo. I had two rooms in my birds barn one side for pigeons and the other side for game birds. But there were times when it became necessary to co habitat...
by gundogguy
Fri May 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 23
Views: 2950

Re: Getting Springer to hunt closer..

Zeta looks like a nice, happy, bold pup. Loved the video. Yup! That video was of her very early in the starting process. she now an Open champ and Amateur Ch in the States and a Canadian Open Champ. She turns 6 in July. She made Ch before she was 3. She entered 31 trials and place in 17, she was al...
by gundogguy
Fri May 03, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 23
Views: 2950

Re: Getting Springer to hunt closer..

Just wondering if anyone has good drills they doing with a pup to get them to start quartering? I was reading about a drill where you have two assistants shaking pigeons off to the side shaking them to get the dogs attention so you can get your dog to work back and forth between them at the same ti...
by gundogguy
Thu May 02, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 23
Views: 2950

Re: Getting Springer to hunt closer..

Just a thought, been years since I've had Springer's so don't remember a lot. Obedience it seem's was #1 priority! You had to keep the dog in gun range. Then I don't recall ever working my dog's on panted bird's but over the years I've done a lot of them, just not flushing breed's. Seem's to me tha...
by gundogguy
Wed May 01, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 23
Views: 2950

Re: Getting Springer to hunt closer..

Just a thought, been years since I've had Springer's so don't remember a lot. Obedience it seem's was #1 priority! You had to keep the dog in gun range. Then I don't recall ever working my dog's on panted bird's but over the years I've done a lot of them, just not flushing breed's. Seem's to me tha...
by gundogguy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 23
Views: 2950

Re: Getting Springer to hunt closer..

Tell me something. Does the ESSC of A still publish the "Springer Bark" magazine? If so it used to be in the back was all field trial new's and the guy could find people to help in it. Find a club close by that does field fun days with field dogs! Sorry Don F The Bark is no longer,It was the best T...
by gundogguy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 23
Views: 2950

Re: Getting Springer to hunt closer..

Well good for you. You live in a hotbed of Field bred springer folks. in fact your surrounded by them. If your breeder has 30 yrs under his belt he should be able to provide you with all kinds of help and assistance. as long as his back ground is in Field bred Springers and not show dog springers. C...
by gundogguy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 23
Views: 2950

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: 16
Views: 2392

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: 23
Views: 2950

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: 16
Views: 2392

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: 2406

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: 1793

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: 2994

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: 43
Views: 7730

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: 43
Views: 7730

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: 1787

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: 5596

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: 5596

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: 1880

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: 6813

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: 2863

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: 4049

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: 4049

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: 1818

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: 22
Views: 3378

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: 1818

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 ...