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by polmaise
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 24
Views: 424

Re: Strange behaviour on point

I appreciate all the input from everybody. Where I live getting training birds is difficult, mainly because you need to apply to the government for it, and they just don't hand out licence to everybody. Getting on wild birds is no big deal around here, as they are plentiful, and usually I get 2-5 g...
by polmaise
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 24
Views: 424

Re: Strange behaviour on point

So I got this new french brittany pup, which is now 8 months old. We've been out regularly since she got into my hands, and has started to point the few birds we have stumbled upon lately. When on point mostly one of two things happen, either way she stops pointing and either sneak into the bird, o...
by polmaise
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Roe
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Roe

Featherfinder wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:58 am

Now.....about that wee dram?
welcome anytime my friend ..just stay 2 metres away and we will be fine :lol: ..Bring yer own bottle mind !! :mrgreen: :lol:
by polmaise
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Roe
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Roe

During this troubled time globally some Hunters may be in-doors when they wish they were out.
Just thought a wee' dram and relax in a chair for 15 minutes ...... Enjoy .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNMzzQ_ ... e=youtu.be
by polmaise
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Mn DNR eagle Cam
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Mn DNR eagle Cam

Some reckon they need more Fish eating Eagles , you can watch their progress live ..on cam with modern technology ...Stay up late for the latest .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugobxnl ... e=youtu.be
by polmaise
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with Carrying
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Help with Carrying

I remember having a video call a few years ago with who is now a very dear friend and successful in their pursuit with their dog(s)
We had a social drink across media and it was fun :mrgreen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoJEMUf ... e=youtu.be
by polmaise
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 18
Views: 950

Re: dog only partly retrieving

jasperb wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:23 pm
She's got a 4 month old Llewellin of her own now keeping her busy!
I bet it does ! Probably better keeping the dog busy :mrgreen:
by polmaise
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: You gotta love this. :)
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: You gotta love this. :)

I remember years back , the famous Budweiser advert with the weimaraner playing the piano .
I was running a behaviour centre for dogs at the time .
1 year after that advert ,Budweiser sales were up 20% , and my behaviour classes were up 40% .
I love a beer now and then .
But you gotta love the dog
by polmaise
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: We could all use a Laugh

Wife, Spud and I spent a good bit of last summer training for some Retriever Hunt Tests. There were no good odds on where my Wife's throws were going to land. Some went behind her. Some landed on the roof of the house. To say "She threw like a Girl" would be an insult to women world wide. Things go...
by polmaise
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: We could all use a Laugh

We just use a load of fun :mrgreen:
by polmaise
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: We could all use a Laugh

Averageguy' I hope this is not seen as hi-jacking your thread ,but adding continuation of it 'we could all use a laugh' . This video was a few years ago ,when an apprentice was filming me in training with a young dog at the stage of where it had been introduced to stop on a shot and stop on a simula...
by polmaise
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 883

Re: Bell or no bell?

Hmmm . In training and depending on the level of the dog ...and the ground cover /terrain....and what you are actually training for ? ... Makes sense to some ? (if you hear the bell,the dog is on the move) , Makes sense to some ?(if the bell is not heard ,the dog is on point/or stationary)...I recko...
by polmaise
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: We could all use a Laugh

Love it ! ..
Starting the Fun stuff ..this guy loves the same .
Not enough of this stuff on here .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utihYxA ... e=youtu.be
by polmaise
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: On rails training
Replies: 8
Views: 377

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 for...
by polmaise
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: On rails training
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: On rails training

art hubbard wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:36 pm
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
by polmaise
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: On rails training
Replies: 8
Views: 377

On rails training

I am not in the business of showing or presenting finished dogs ,neither am I in the business of selling/telling what a finished dog should do . I just enjoyed this little 9 month old today doing what she wanted to do anyway, but with a little conditioning and training to keep it fun along the way A...
by polmaise
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Emergency Vet Trip
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: Emergency Vet Trip

What are you talking about Sir? :) Gas heating and no snow on the ground. Do you know what a roach is? I know what Snow is especially in slang , gas can be fuel or even coming out of a human being ,no snow would be a melt down for some ...A Roach usually is a bug in my place , often written with it...
by polmaise
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2352

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

One comment: Never did I mention right or wrong. Only that there was no reason for the OP not to hunt his dogs together after they are trained separately. This is not opinion, it is fact and is proven by every field trial and hunt test I have ever seen. All run dogs in braces. Also to the OP if you...
by polmaise
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2352

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

Featherfinder wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:54 pm

Polmaise, that is another nice video. I presume that is a young-ish Vizsla?
About 7 month old ,It's not mine .
by polmaise
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2352

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

Polmaise, excellent video! My dogs handle exquisitely for me, minus the active handler intervention BUT I use pointing dogs so there is no need for handler intervention to the admirable extent you conveyed. In fact, it has been my experience that many folk that have had retrievers/flushers previous...
by polmaise
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2352

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

FF, Thank you for the Kudos Sir'. The breed need not be a limitation neither should the requirement for handler intervention ..Especially In Training! You get what you 'Train for' and more often than Not , if you don't train for it You get more than you bargain. So, in keeping with the theme (somewh...
by polmaise
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2352

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

And that is what forums are for . Last time I looked ,this board had a title 'Gun Dog Forum' ? Unless I have missed something ,commands for some dogs are in favor of others and that's just not right in my book ..no matter the breed. Some 'bird dog folk' could perhaps learn a few things in discipline...
by polmaise
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2352

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

Each to their own' ..Is a famous saying and always gets gallery applause ,because that is nice and fits well. When it is mixed with 'Each to their own,but let me explain specific scenarios that maybe,could be ,probably ,possibly and one day this happened' It kinda gets all cloudy . ... Over this sid...
by polmaise
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2352

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

I just Train them individually ,then take them out together when they are Trained .
I like to keep it simple. :D
by polmaise
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Emergency Vet Trip
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: Emergency Vet Trip

Snow on the ground , I take it where you are location wise , at this time ,,is pretty cold ..Doh! silly me .
Must be warm in doors ?. You got gas heating , or wood burner ? or just plain electric (I doubt) .
by polmaise
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2352

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

'In Training' ..a single dog at one time the commands or process in training if the same for all ,will result in the same outcome (assuming consistency and all things right in the head for both Trainer and dog) the result of obedience will be the same for all . (well, that's why programs and DVD's a...
by polmaise
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 18
Views: 950

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 polmaise
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 18
Views: 950

Re: dog only partly retrieving

Going by the analogy of 'Force breaking' , which the OP stated had good results ?? But, obviously , going by the post ,It hasn't worked , Not that any method doesn't work ,just that it clearly hasn't in this case , with this 4 YEAR OLD dog and this handler in this case . 'Force Fetch' would be somet...
by polmaise
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Flush/Stop on Cue, Steady to Wing, Shot, Fall, and Retrieve
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: VIDEO: Flush/Stop on Cue, Steady to Wing, Shot, Fall, and Retrieve

Hi Brad, I suggest you move house to Britain immediately ! :D The video showed what we require from a dog hoping to win a Novice field trial . The dog held it's point until commanded to flush and it was steady to flush and shot and fall of game. It retrieved on command but I did notice it's return ...
by polmaise
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 18
Views: 950

Re: dog only partly retrieving

my setter 4 year old will retriev a ball stick or any thing I throw but would not retrieve a bird I tried to force break her with good results she will retrive a woodcock to me but a grouse she will go and mouth it slightly pick it up but spits it out I say fetch and walk away from her and she will...
by polmaise
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Behavior

I will be brutally honest ! (for the sake of the dog) and all other dogs . Go arrange a visit with a reputable Trainer . ..I know that phrase is easily banded about and come across like old hat , but let's face it ? You can't control situations with the apparatus and scenarios with the equipment and...
by polmaise
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird

Hello all, new to the site and just got a Brittany Puppy. She is about 10 weeks old. I have been playing with her with a pheasant wing in the yard and she loves chasing it. I only do it with her for a few minutes as i want to keep her very excited about this. I took her in the field and planted a c...
by polmaise
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Yep, it is an opportunity to learn because we have to focus on what makes or breaks a performance. I don't know how many times I've thought "Wow, now that was a good move!" Or "Yikes,remind me to never do that". It's also interesting to see how different methods of training - or lack of training - ...
by polmaise
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

:mrgreen:
Judging a dog in front of you is a pleasure . even when the handler or dog is not what you can give credit for .
I see that ,as an opportunity for improvement :mrgreen:
by polmaise
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

I think the key is to allow the dog to work without relying on overhandling and nagging. There's nothing wrong, and something impressive, about a dog that obeys instantly and completely. But then, what's good about a dog that isn't allowed to work on its own, who relies on handler commands for ever...
by polmaise
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Novices following along should not be mislead into thinking this is an either or proposition. With proper balance it is very possible to have a dog with great search, run and effectiveness while also having a dog which is swiftly and consistently responsive in heeding its Handler's commands. In Bol...
by polmaise
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Nice dog! Best I recall from Springer trials here years ago at the flush the dog sat immediately but facing the direction the bird flew, not the handler. Really enjoyed those Springer trials! Big name dogs back then were Saightens dog's out of England, sure I spelled that wrong! Back then Sizzler w...
by polmaise
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Not sure what you were saying, but I really enjoyed that video . Looks like you had better be very quick/accurate with your shot withe a spaniel. :) If the dog stops on the flush , without being handled or told to do so , as a Shooter you have all the time in the world to shoot the bird accurately ...
by polmaise
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold Command
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: Hold Command

uplandviz wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:04 am
Thanks for the responses. I figured it out....
"by uplandviz » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:40 pm
Thanks for response. Figured I’d get more opinions haha."
Sounds like you have it all figured out ..
by polmaise
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold Command
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: Hold Command

FH
Is more like .........I want , but you can take it , if you want ..as long as I get it back and we can play this game all day long .
by polmaise
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold Command
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: Hold Command

I guess , the desire to Want the thing in the gob is based on holding the thing ...Taking it from the dog before the desire to hold on to it would be Not hold on to it ..............Drop. ? especially if Pressure direct or indirect were used to one that was 'unsure' what to do .
by polmaise
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold Command
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: Hold Command

Don , Me Too ! But then I never really understood why many use various verbal commands . Maybe it is for an audibly understanding human audience ? If I don't take something from the dog ..then that is Hold , right ? lol.... The infraction/issue may in many cases be , because the item Is taken and le...
by polmaise
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Not sure what you were saying, but I really enjoyed that video . Looks like you had better be very quick/accurate with your shot withe a spaniel. :) If the dog stops on the flush , without being handled or told to do so , as a Shooter you have all the time in the world to shoot the bird accurately ...
by polmaise
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Try stopping a dog that chase's on the flush or shot with the whoa command. A command you can't enforce when needed is un-teaching the command. ..Maybe ' whoa or Bananas , word command is interpreted as slow up there , as in a wagon with a horse , rather than Stop ? , then again, maybe some see it ...
by polmaise
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

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: 832

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: 2071

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: 978

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: 586

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: 25
Views: 1855

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...