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by polmaise
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Selling the concept

Sharon wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Exactly and I think the only way to get good at it is practice, practice,practice Marysburg.
+1 . without the dog . :wink:
by polmaise
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 7
Views: 190

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 polmaise
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Selling the concept

I have one very oiled pigeon launcher in my shed that I use often for Spaniels and retrievers.
by polmaise
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Selling the concept

Wing on a string , whoa barrels,Placeboards ,even wonder leads and all manner of stuff made and promoted to sell the concept of training a dog . I was just messing about this afternoon with this pup , ..wing on a string ? It is just curious ! It Is not teaching steady or whoa ..Sight pointing has no...
by polmaise
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

I have used Garlic for the last 30 years as an oral preventative for Tick. Before Y'all say that Garlic is on the danger list for Dogs ,So is Water ,if you it takes too much it drowns . Only had one Flea infestation when one of the young dogs tried to retrieve a hedgehog and it spread through the ke...
by polmaise
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: BorderTerrier
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: BorderTerrier

by polmaise
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BorderTerrier
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: BorderTerrier

I want to see the video where Roxy chooses the cookie over the bunny or squirrel :lol: You have her looking very good and snappy there though. Unlikely , She is gone . Unlikely either with her Owners . Also Absolutely definitely is a dog of any breed likely to choose a Cookie over a bunny or squirr...
by polmaise
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BorderTerrier
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: BorderTerrier

At age 9 some 50 years ago Having one of these in the basket on the front of my bike was like ,every day was an adventure for both of us and we knew it .My first one was called "Badger". The back box on the bike had the Ferrets and the crossbar had the 4/10 ,the Fishing rod angled out the back of th...
by polmaise
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BorderTerrier
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: BorderTerrier

I hate it /Love it . Training where there is nothing to fix. Fixing Training that should have been there takes longer and sometimes techniques or measures that are Not required if the dog and handler are on the same page . More often ,a change in behavior from the human is more difficult to change t...
by polmaise
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BorderTerrier
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: BorderTerrier

I like "Roxy" , but that is sentiment from Childhood....With a love of terriers ,and particularly Border Terriers. That clouds many. After a week she is started Conditioning . Well , if it cant leave the livestock alone , It aint gonna leave the Live game alone..> for a chaser of 5 years ! https://w...
by polmaise
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.
Replies: 19
Views: 401

Re: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.

Whilst there is a grain of truth within everyone's interpretations of events or training ,poetic licence for some with a flair in the written word. Those in the gallery see a different story.😉
by polmaise
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BorderTerrier
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: BorderTerrier

shags wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Good luck with that! :lol: :roll: :lol:
Lol. Yea.
by polmaise
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieve Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Retrieve Issues

If a retrieve is Recall with something in the dogs mouth,then something in the dogs mouth with a solid recall is a good place to start (without taking it from the dog).?
by polmaise
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.
Replies: 19
Views: 401

Re: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.

There are some excellent Trainers and there are some excellent handlers. There is some excellent handlers that couldn't teach another handler how to walk a dog to heel.There is some Trainers that can teach their own dogs ,and there are many that advise others . A few are training handlers to be exce...
by polmaise
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.
Replies: 19
Views: 401

Re: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.

For You !
Congratulations. and well done for Your achievements .
......
Poor old me has a dog , said Me ..Or someone on a Forum. :wink:
by polmaise
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieve Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 231

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 polmaise
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BorderTerrier
Replies: 11
Views: 222

BorderTerrier

It is Training , so I put it in the Training section,please remove or change Admin if inappropriate. This wee Border Terrier come to me 5 years ago ,lovely young lad of 12 years old (the human that is ) .. Roxy the terrier was full of fun, and eager to learn and do things .. Just show me ??? whats t...
by polmaise
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.
Replies: 19
Views: 401

Re: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.

If someone didn't believe in my program or methods, I'd send their dog home and tell them to get another trainer. I didn't have time for anyone to doubt me or my methods. There was one way to do things and that was my way. :mrgreen: LOL Makes some wonder why there is any other way . I personally Lo...
by polmaise
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.
Replies: 19
Views: 401

Re: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.

The two trainers I've hired in the past 12 years or so would recommend trying a different trainer if they weren't able to get anywhere with a particular dog. They also would talk to other trainers for advice if a dog was giving them grief on a particular problem. Both encourage owners to learn to h...
by polmaise
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Proper use of the Check Cord
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: Proper use of the Check Cord

Heel is a place ,not an activity. So I start with that,before I put movement in to it. https://youtu.be/9vnkroc0fA0 WOW!!!! That was amazing. What type of training did you do to get the dogs to that point (Placeboards) ? Do you have any videos on that? Placeboards are good Tools for Sit or delivery...
by polmaise
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.
Replies: 19
Views: 401

Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.

It would appear globally accepted these days to have advice or guidance from a Gundog Trainer or Mentor. ,,,,,,,, Personally, as a Dog Trainer I often advise client's to seek other Trainers during Training process. Programs would suggest not. ,,....... Perhaps if the program is working for the dog a...
by polmaise
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little E-Collar Humor
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: A little E-Collar Humor

I dont get it ?
Probably the Grammar . The loss off a ' is way over my head Feathery :mrgreen:
by polmaise
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting "out front" looping?
Replies: 23
Views: 568

Re: Hunting

Yea , but in Training ?.......We all know you you got one that done it. Lol
by polmaise
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting "out front" looping?
Replies: 23
Views: 568

Re: Hunting

If the dog covers the ground irrespective of handler ,would that be "self employed " in those games across the water?. If the dog covered/quested a definitive area of ground irrespective of cover would that be considered loopy your side of the pond?. If the dog hunted a hedgeline and kept going forw...
by polmaise
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Welcoming Home A New Puppy
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Welcoming Home A New Puppy

Sounds like you done a great job on the first one. I am sure your memory will return and hopefully do the same. No guarantee the second one will be the same however,no matter what things you buy.
by polmaise
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Loft........
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: New Loft........

Looks great. How easy is it to crate the birds ? Looks a bit precarious to get in and out the door with the floor batons to balance on. Me being at an elderly age and a weak back.
by polmaise
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: Training an excitable dog?

Unfortunately, it is So often an issue with many and too readily are helpful soles to offer e=mc2,rather than a + or -...........
by polmaise
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Won't hunt

Wish you well "feathery". Whatever you wear.
.....
When hunting ,there is often them that have all the right gear ..and others who don't.
Dress how you like on here. Just No pictures. Thanks.
😂
by polmaise
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: Training an excitable dog?

No problem,common mistake "feathery",.Not having or receiving ,much less not even studying or knowing what history is or has been stated can often lead to ones own conclusions rather than a conclusion. 😎
by polmaise
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: Training an excitable dog?

Hard to say how the dog was trained before. Could have been what is advised. ?
😘🤔
by polmaise
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Won't hunt

Yea,well I can empathyse there, feathery. Those with a dog that can hunt ,think they have taught it,while telling those that can,with a dog that can't. 😉😊
by polmaise
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: Training an excitable dog?

I use a heeling stick for retrievers when lining and casting in training . It is placed above the dogs head. When it is Calm,never when it is excited.
:P
by polmaise
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Won't hunt

Hi I recently got a 4 month old german pointer from good working stock. I have him 2 weeks now and hes comming on nicely with the basics, sit stay etc. My problem is when I take him out for a run in the fields/woods instead of getting excited and running around like a mad dog he simply follows alon...
by polmaise
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: Training an excitable dog?

I guess some don't have the pleasure of training an excitable dog.
by polmaise
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: Training an excitable dog?

porochi, I would say you have had good and enough advice to put in to practice from others such as cj,and Ray. Hope like many other posts similar dont fall the same way ,and we dont hear how the progression went. atb. Let us know how you get on. ...... All I can add is , With an excitable dog ,it r...
by polmaise
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: Training an excitable dog?

Yea,but what if "In Training " the dog, those Quail were within range, without the prairie, or even the Catskills.
.I bet they would still just flush a while....Opportunity, I would think,to train/condition few things,,,,,,perhaps Not.
by polmaise
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Won't hunt

Had the pup 2 weeks ,well done. I usually have a 3 year old sent to me with issues ,and it takes me that time ,just to get some ground rules. Well done You.
by polmaise
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: Training an excitable dog?

porochi wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:56 am
Yeah, I've wondered about that. He ranges out pretty far and I generally let him
Quail don't fly far.
by polmaise
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 707

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

For years and years, it was thought that the super high protein in puppy food led to dogs overgrowing and from that, hip dysplasia. From what I understand, it's actually calcium caused that. I haven't ever heard either of those - what they did find through studies is that overweight puppies were mo...
by polmaise
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 707

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

Puppy food v Adult food in the post title is now dissolved.
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The new vet you can now move forward with. Happy days for All ,including the dog
by polmaise
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 707

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

I have never fed any of my pups anything but good adult food since I have brought them home with no ill effects. I guess I’m curious if feeding puppy food actually has a benefit Any insight would be helpful. deke,any food related thread usually brings contention/debate from many vices . If it ain't...
by polmaise
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tone and vibrate commands
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Tone and vibrate commands

They Will tel lyou which dog is standing, what direction and how far away it is. But it does not tell what the dog is doing. You can set the time so you don't get a notice every time the dog stops to sniff the roses or poop. It seems like some people handle the dog a lot more than I do. I will say ...
by polmaise
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tone and vibrate commands
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Tone and vibrate commands

Thanks Guys ,mrelite and averageguy. Never used a Garmin or any other locator . Never had to,so I can't comment on their use or effectiveness. Do they tell the handler the difference between the dog on point or just standing still looking for the handler ,or having a toilet break ? I can appreciate ...
by polmaise
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tone and vibrate commands
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Tone and vibrate commands

If the dog was that far away that I couldn't see it ,my concern about using any communication to call it back would be that I wouldn't know if I was calling it off a Point . The Tone in this guys hunt is his voice and the birds are Not scared off by him :wink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmHotY6...
by polmaise
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tone and vibrate commands
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: Tone and vibrate commands

Some should adjust their Tone ,instead of getting all vibrated on single issues. Attempts at being clever often makes a fool look experienced with perceived knowledge to an older dog that has experiences unknown to the clever Richard with new toys. ..................... " I conditioned mine to here ...
by polmaise
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: Training an excitable dog?

High drive dog = Calm handler
Low drive Dog = High drive handler
......
Excitable dog is only allowed,or been allowed.History is yesterday.
Dogs don't know last week,never mind yesterday.They Know Today for sure !
by polmaise
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1317

Re: Training an excitable dog?

porochi, I would say you have had good and enough advice to put in to practice from others such as cj,and Ray. Hope like many other posts similar dont fall the same way ,and we dont hear how the progression went. atb. Let us know how you get on. ...... All I can add is , With an excitable dog ,it re...
by polmaise
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Day
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Training Day

Probably wondering why you missed? Being a blank . Is it the same with a fall ?. Nice looker.
by polmaise
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: excessive barking
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: excessive barking

TT .
Touch and Timing.
You know when the back is going to happen ,that gives you an advantage. All you require to do is apply an interupter at the right time.Best thing available at any time is you.