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by polmaise
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Steady then not

Often Threads Morph to what individuals would do with their dog . It is more often than not , what the posters dog is doing with their dog and if all could/would meet ...The dog would probably be the same if not better ,the poster would probably not be on here for a while at least ...until or if the...
by polmaise
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird wings
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Bird wings

I use ducks ,preferably with wings attached . Call me Old fashioned .
by polmaise
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: Dog not "going with" me

semantics .
Not 'Going with me' or Not 'Going without me' . :lol:
by polmaise
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tail Set
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Tail Set

A good dog is a good dog , no matter where the tail sits.
by polmaise
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: chasing birds
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: chasing birds

Polmaise - be easy on me - I'm crippled :wink: lol :) To be honest ,I think you need to dissect this a little . 1. " My setter Levon is 7.5 months old. " Transition from yard drills to behaviour in the field is what some Limey's over here call ' Familiarisation and generalisation to the environment...
by polmaise
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Multiple Trainers

This is my little dude Tubbs. Got him at 8 weeks, he’s like 12 weeks now. He is crate trained and 90% house trained with the occasional accident. My wife and kiddos and I have been focused on showing him lots of love and getting him socialized with other pups, people and kids. We’ve been doing pupp...
by polmaise
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Steady to flush- question

I suppose if you look at it as a sequential process ,which most of you guys over there call a program when in training ? The command Whoa' or Bananas is not the objective for the dog to understand ,merely the juncture where it can understand . When the Hunt/find/locate process is driven more than br...
by polmaise
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: Dog not "going with" me

To me it's a simple case of the dog not coming when called. There is NO excuse for this. It doesn't matter where the dog is and what it's doing, when you command HERE, the dog should immediately cease and desist it's action returning to your side. In context and situation of course !! I usually fin...
by polmaise
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: Dog not "going with" me

Self employed , and being the Taxi driver .
Horses for courses , reap what you sow. Whatever floats your boat .
by polmaise
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Steady to flush- question

My 7 month old puppy seems to have regressed slightly. Its over 2-3 training sessions, I am not panicking and realize nothing will be perfect, just wondering what can I do to best get on track.. She WAS staying steady on point and letting me get in front of her, kick grass and after a minute or two...
by polmaise
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Steady to flush- question

Sharon wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:52 pm


Good for you! Glad to hear it is going so well!
where you been ? ..not posted for ages
by polmaise
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Steady to flush- question

Hello, I wanted to post a brief update on training. I am hoping this will help me log my progression and give more information to anyone kind enough to keep offering advice. First off, I need to make a clarification. As a reminder we have a 7 month old setter that we purchased 2 months ago. I descr...
by polmaise
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Steady then not

I believe that he throughly understands whats going on. I dont think he is confused at all. Ive backed up several times now but we keep getting to the same problem in the field. Im looking for suggestions on how to get this ironed out without creating another issue if at all possible. Any thoughts ...
by polmaise
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Any tips to stop dog from counter?
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Any tips to stop dog from counter?

I have 6 well trained dogs of different breeds and sexes and ages, neither of them will go to my trash bin ,or the counter in my kitchen . I give no guarantee that they won't steal food anywhere else ,given the chance . I think the experts who write books and blogs call it "familiarisation and gener...
by polmaise
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stop It !
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Stop It !

Unless someone can direct me to any thread or post on a forum that has been made by a Dog who has ,or has had an issue with anything in Training ,I can't find it . I can relate to your post/memoir Ray G. :lol: I was about 8-9 years old before I could comprehend the basic english language and even to...
by polmaise
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stop It !
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Stop It !

birds ,
probably :lol:
by polmaise
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stop It !
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Stop It !

Stop It ,Stop It ,Stop It !! I have just about had enough of it to be honest It is a Dog ! ..Pure and simple as that is ! It is not a ' black lab male' and it is not a Yellow female , it isn't even 'A black cocker' or even a Fox Red retriever , or even a Border terrier that is different to every oth...
by polmaise
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Time to Fully Train a Brittany
Replies: 24
Views: 2305

Re: Time to Fully Train a Brittany

About 1 year . :wink: I should have clarified !!,that time frame includes all dogs !! No matter the breed or even past history or even age of dog for that matter (imo) .The Time factor for the human at the other end of the lead from any breed or any age of dog ,with any previous history is where th...
by polmaise
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?

paint roller is also good apparently :lol:
by polmaise
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watershy Shorthair Help
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Watershy Shorthair Help

fishvik wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Polmaise, Is it possible to keep a Lab out of water? :D
I have been told and heard the word 'Heel' is universally understood by all lab puppies next to water on a warm day . Having done training seminars in numerous countries however, I have yet to see them do it in Japan . :lol:
by polmaise
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watershy Shorthair Help
Replies: 17
Views: 745

Re: Watershy Shorthair Help

The obvious reply would be age and time of year and weather and temperature etc . and all would be correct ,collectively or individually . But it is January where I am , and it is the same month where you are ? You could be in Mexico it would not matter one jot to me or any individual pup . Past his...
by polmaise
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Steady to flush- question

You won't heed my reply ...... You will herald the notes of comfort. "Never , ever , ever Steal the Point" .....The dog will flush when you want the point . I apologize I do not follow this. Mind explaining? Joe said " I am willing to give up birds and just do obedience. No problem if thats the sol...
by polmaise
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Steady to flush- question

You won't heed my reply ......
You will herald the notes of comfort.
"Never , ever , ever Steal the Point" .....The dog will flush when you want the point .
by polmaise
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Any tips to stop dog from counter?
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Any tips to stop dog from counter?

The Obvious answer of 'Sit' , Or No , or don't do that Fido is not enough for our good friend . I smell a Clicker is required to make sense for internetty questions . Here we go ..happy reading in pc world that makes us all squiggy and no rhetoric . ! For species who live in packs it’s important to ...
by polmaise
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Any tips to stop dog from counter?
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Any tips to stop dog from counter?

Sit !
by polmaise
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?

Sounds familiar . by polmaise » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:02 pm Featherfinder wrote: ↑Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:56 pm Paint rollers can be a cheap intermediary item for pups t retrieve. They are MUCH better than smelly plastic bumpers while having a more user friendly/less chewy texture for pup. It's also easy t...
by polmaise
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?

Yup! the paint roller is pretty good too! along with anything else ...
Got one at our training group that doesn't like it ,what do you suggest ? ....from the list ..and what would you do if it never liked what you like best ?
:D
by polmaise
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Chewing Item
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: Best Chewing Item

Raw whole Carrot !
It may not keep the dog chewing for a long time definitely good for their teeth ,cheap ,affordable and readily available throughout the year ...but then working and daily hard exercise will have it occupied enough to get some rest in between chewing . :wink:
by polmaise
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing .
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Pointing .

Wullie ,I remember Rosie , she was a nice dog .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4fFmJA ... e=youtu.be
by polmaise
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: collar ?
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: collar ?

When they brought out the alloy wheel , everyone said it was not steel ...and they laughed ,saying the steel wheel was better because it lasted for years :lol:
by polmaise
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: collar ?
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: collar ?

Hello wise ones, I'm looking at e collars and my price range says either a Sportdog brand or a Garmin. Both have similar features/ range so I'm wanting to know opinions on customer support/ service of the companies. I've had a good luck a while ago with Sportdog brand but that's been a decade ago s...
by polmaise
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?

Paint rollers can be a cheap intermediary item for pups t retrieve. They are MUCH better than smelly plastic bumpers while having a more user friendly/less chewy texture for pup. It's also easy to add intriguing scents to a paint roller. One could start a list ? (or any other item the dog likes to ...
by polmaise
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing .
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Pointing .

I reckon if you can get a Cocker Spaniel to point a pigeon and flush it then not chase it ,a Bird dog should be a breeze .
Happy New Year to you all when it comes .
atb
Slangevar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFOxmQa ... e=youtu.be
by polmaise
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?

Sometimes ,the game perceived by the pup (any breed) ends when the chase has finished ? Similar to the situation described with the frisbee. Sometimes ,the objective for the handler is to make the dog (any breed) bring it back,when all the pup understands is chase and sometimes the handler continual...
by polmaise
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Chewing Item
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: Best Chewing Item

2ft strip of raw belly tripe from a cow. It can't swallow it ...it has to chew it . Takes forever with those that crunch , ..jaw breakingly tiresome ,but can't stop , because that mouth keeps getting a bit of juice ...Keeps the teeth clean too ! ..Tired dog . atb ...
by polmaise
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training / hunting question - missed shots
Replies: 16
Views: 837

Re: Training / hunting question - missed shots

The last time I took my dog out hunting, I missed a few shots and wasn’t able to shoot the bird. My dog took off after the flyer and was relentlessly chasing it all over and far. The small nicks I was giving her, to come back did nothing. So I cranked the collar up and zapped her good and while giv...
by polmaise
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady? How much, if any, movement is tolerable?
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: Steady? How much, if any, movement is tolerable?

There's quite a bit of difference between a good trial dog and a great bird dog. Great bird dog will probably get you picked up every time! Moving out of cover to mark a bird is allowed in the guidelines but not by judge's. Spending a lot of time searching for a bird the dog didn't mark is fine, re...
by polmaise
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??
Replies: 39
Views: 1612

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

Thanks Ray G. I may be misunderstanding or probably confused (which doesn't take much these days :) ) ..So, ....Bird Dog Field trials have different requirements for the dog to perform whilst in the quest to find game under the difference of rules and regulations between those handlers not on horse ...
by polmaise
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??
Replies: 39
Views: 1612

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

One of the principal rules AND one of the most massive differences between hunting and field trialing is the fact that, at a trial, there is a DEFINED course that the handler must follow. You cannot follow the dog, as you often should when you are hunting. You have to follow the predetermined, pres...
by polmaise
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: For those that use clicker training
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: For those that use clicker training

Polmaise - Thanks - thats a good and reasonable option/answer to my simple question about deer chasing. Clarity is almost always a better start than emotion when you are dealing with a beginner :wink: :D Yea , Those that take that route require loads of script to get their head round it ? > or is i...
by polmaise
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??
Replies: 39
Views: 1612

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 polmaise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: For those that use clicker training
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: For those that use clicker training

It would be an excellent result if the OP or any poster asking advice ,put in practice the advice given by excellent posts and a result from them were shown to have been beneficial . That would be Great. Half a chance Polmaise! :wink: It can be discouraging .The averages are not good . :mrgreen: :r...
by polmaise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany outside in doghouse
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: Brittany outside in doghouse

Don't Shoot the messenger. Just for curiosity ...where was the dog housed for the last 8 months before you get it ? ..Different state like Florida to Chicago in a day , or what ? ..In December . That aside ...no matter ...It is not Cold ambient temperature that is any problem with any breed (includi...
by polmaise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: For those that use clicker training
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: For those that use clicker training

It would be an excellent result if the OP or any poster asking advice ,put in practice the advice given by excellent posts and a result from them were shown to have been beneficial . That would be Great.
by polmaise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: For those that use clicker training
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: For those that use clicker training

You got my message then . :wink:
by polmaise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 19
Views: 873

Re: Deer chasing

That comes across as contradictory 'Bobman' .
If your dogs know that you will if they don't obey .
I thought you first said "You want the pup to think that the deer shot lightning out of them"
:)
by polmaise
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: For those that use clicker training
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: For those that use clicker training

Good analogy Sharon , especially for the 'pupster' .. Poster. ............. The kennel or cage , or even residence for some is an experience of being caged or pleasure ,how you convey that is dependant on how the one entering it perceives it present or past . and ain't no clicker in the world can do...
by polmaise
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: For those that use clicker training
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: For those that use clicker training

Sharon wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Good grief! Looks like I provoked you into a really good answer. :P :D
Yup !
".Why not get in the kennel first and the dog will follow ? (I say) . But that is not enough for the Clicker trainer ! "
:D
by polmaise
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie

Thanks folks. I was taken into hospital with pneumonia but during CT scanning, dark areas on my lungs and a tumour in one of them was discovered. It doesn't look good but I am hoping for the best. Bill T. I have put my spade back in the shed ! :lol: If you are buried at Sea ,don't have me as a frie...