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by polmaise
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

Without taking any previous posts off on a tangent, can someone help me see the advantages or even AN advantage of running 2 dogs at once while hunting wild birds? I appreciate that we run 2 or more when there is a time restriction. I've trialed a long time so I understand that aspect or running in...
by polmaise
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Force fetch with positive and negative reinforcement
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Force fetch with positive and negative reinforcement

Often ,,,, the internet is Not one's best Port of call. Neither is a book (To Be perfectly honest) .Even more confusing can be a forum , especially if you are attempting to re-invent a wheel that is Not round, but kinda looks like it is round with edges on it. ........ We have a currency over here ,...
by polmaise
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Force fetch with positive and negative reinforcement
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Force fetch with positive and negative reinforcement

So I have been in the force fetch process for about 25 days. I did a lot of research on force fetch. I bought smart fetch read Tom Dokken’s book and watched a bunch of videos before starting. Things have been going fairly well and some of the common hold up’s that most people I read about I’ve had....
by polmaise
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Force fetch with positive and negative reinforcement
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Force fetch with positive and negative reinforcement

Force Hold, Force Fetch , Force retrieve , Positive/Negative ...Reinforcement, Yada Yada ya. ..... Often over thinking that a dog will comprehend like a Human would in any situation leads to many hypothesis. Fido fetch a stick. How you apply it in practice or repetition is often misunderstood by bot...
by polmaise
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: It's good for the soul!
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: It's good for the soul!

Not an advert for the hard mouth or any other characteristic in the breeding then ?
I haven't been in the Sea for years ,but I guess I still know how to swim .
by polmaise
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 30
Views: 2123

Re: Not holding Birds

I have a six year old English Setter that is a 2 time and close to a 3 time NSTRA Champion, and she has stop holding her birds during a field Trail. I have never had one to do this at stage of of life, I am looking suggests to help me correct this problem. Personally I am Lost ,coming in at the end...
by polmaise
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

Steve and Gone Hunting: it is only with a humble attitude that I ask the opinion of those on this forum. With the answers the two of you have provided, I can now see the value of teaching my dog the 'whoa' command and the 'sit' command. The breeder is willing to help me for a small fee and encourag...
by polmaise
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

0% with pointing dogs Siting on poingt his side of the pond . Is my observation .Unless you know different.Is My point. ..FF.
When I say something that I never meant to say,or said it wrong,or even got carried away in a tangent with the conversations, I always high five.😎
by polmaise
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

You ARE excluded Wullie , Only because you mention Cost ,reasonable or not is open to interpretation for the vendor .
..
Never believed a word you said anyway. :lol:
by polmaise
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

In addition to training my own dogs I spent more than 20 years helping other people to train theirs at once per month training classes. Most of those people came from the show and pet world and they had bought their dogs accordingly. Those dogs pedigrees may have featured show champions galore but ...
by polmaise
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

Featherfinder wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:53 am
(Love having you here Polly!)
2012-2015 ,not much was happening
Love having you here too FF! :)
by polmaise
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

Featherfinder wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Polmaise, you're not often right but this time, your wrong. :lol:
I would swear you were a Democrat , my friend :lol:
Backpedalling in Scotland has it's own phrase .
'Act daft an ye al get a hurl' 8) :lol:
by polmaise
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

FF . Thank You Sir , Any time. It's an Interesting dilemma I am sure ,especially for those this side of the pond that has Never seen or even heard of a pointing Breed Sitting on Point ,yet it is widespread and common That side of the pond and a few with 'Experience' have witnessed it That side of th...
by polmaise
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog points, but won't point pheasants
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Dog points, but won't point pheasants

Young Pheasants and Young dogs are a good combination . They Both don't know what to do . :wink:
So , about Now is a good time for both and handler to do some footwork. Y'all may just get Lucky and call it Training
by polmaise
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

Almost possibly/probably, Nah ! definitely "Pressure" Wullie. (imho of dogs and people) As for Tweety pie stories of Robins , 'Tommy Brechney' and I were walking back to the truck after picking up on a Driven shoot day with Pheasants, suddenly his Young GSP stopped and pointed at a small bush (It wa...
by polmaise
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

My pup is 5 weeks old now. I am really looking forward to taking ownership (French Brittany). I went to visit the breeder and he didn't understand why I wanted to teach my dog the 'sit' command. I told him that I wanted that command to keep my dog under control when we go in or out of our house or ...
by polmaise
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

Trekmoor wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:59 am
No dog of mine and no dog I have seen has sat while on point. The training must have gone wrong for a dog to do that.
Bill T.
Must be a 'merican' thing :lol: and NOT something that is This side of the pond :roll:
by polmaise
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

Our friends on the other side of the pond put a great deal of emphasis on "sit". There is nothing wrong with it if you don't mind your dog sitting while on point, etc. I personally do not appreciate that. It's just me.
Never seen it !
Only a fool would command it
by polmaise
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

Sharon wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:16 pm

My dogs also live indoors. I use a variety of commands other than sit/whoa - "off!" , "go away!" @#$%^&*
And I bet You use plenty 'Tone' and Body language Too! :lol:
...
Personally I use the word 'Bananas' ! ...Just to get a reaction from the Humans.
by polmaise
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Picky dog...food suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Picky dog...food suggestions

Add Water to the kibble .
Both issues dissolved.
There ain't no hunger strikers in the dog world .....unless something is medically wrong.
by polmaise
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

The complexities of the 'English Language' ! :lol: Meanwhile in Dog world......... I wonder if some take 'Whoa' as a 'Noooa' , or just plain do what it thinks is right. 'Sit' could mean 'S*(h)it' to some? ... Training any breed to 'Sit' on command surely must be the easiest thing in the world for a ...
by polmaise
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pickiness with dummies
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Pickiness with dummies

Very wise JJ.
by polmaise
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 1866

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

Just for Interest sake ?
Does your dog know the word command 'Sit' ? ..or even Whoa' ? ..
Try standing still with the dog behind you sniffing a butt or chewing grass or something ?
Look forward to the videos.
by polmaise
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: The Art of Wingshooting Over Dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: VIDEO: The Art of Wingshooting Over Dogs

I liked the Long line on the handler Brad. But the other stuff is not unique in Bird dog training .It may be a first time view to some who have never done it . The marketing is then subjective . TBH. I personally like most of your clips you do and what you say in them. I kinda get switched off when ...
by polmaise
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pickiness with dummies
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Pickiness with dummies

For casting, we started with “baseball” and he learned to accept the hand signals towards whichever bumper I wanted him to go to. Gradually worked the distance out with the same baseball technique. There’s 2 different scenarios that arise when we try to simulate a blind retrieve, depending on wheth...
by polmaise
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 30
Views: 2123

Re: Not holding Birds

Shouldn't have happened, handler error. Don't race the dog to the bird! What He said . Don't steal the Point {by moving in too early or too close in training} ,Don't steal the flush {by moving in to flush before a solid point is achieved for .......ages,( Do steal the retrieve this side of the pond...
by polmaise
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pickiness with dummies
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Pickiness with dummies

Meskousing wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:59 pm
Keep in mind, the people you're asking for advice from are generally advising conditioned retrieve, for a good reason.
I reckon you are being Too choosy :lol:
by polmaise
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pickiness with dummies
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Pickiness with dummies

Looking at it logically , ...Picking one ,then another is opportunity offered without previous desire to 'return' . The dog isn't doing anything wrong ,it just isn't doing it right .(for the intended set up) It doesn't Burn memory (imo) it confuses memory if it is allowed to happen before the dog ha...
by polmaise
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pickiness with dummies
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Pickiness with dummies

One at a time is good fishing . When Hunting.
by polmaise
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Organizing a training day
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Organizing a training day

Superb advice already given by all Scott. I organise Gun Dog Training days every week for regular and irregular attendees,and a few throughout the year where a larger audience of both known and un-known attendees. I have also attended many events run by others on this side of the pond and a couple y...
by polmaise
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title

A standard is a standard .
If the standard is met by the dog and handler ,then it is a pass.
Is this not how Y'all do things ?
Perhaps Go pass it .
..Best Video I have seen of Yours Brad . Well done and well presented . Thank you.
by polmaise
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP with a thick coat?
Replies: 12
Views: 989

Re: GSP with a thick coat?

I am Bald ,but my Brother still has a head of hair ,we both have the same Father and Mother . We are both about 60 years old. I had a Full head of hair when I was younger . Perhaps it was the 'Beret' that my brother never wore . :D
by polmaise
Thu May 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP attacking ducks
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: GSP attacking ducks

This post resembles something out of a Facebook Group post and so do some of the comments . Perhaps that is where it should be . The Topic heading you could insert any breed . The adjective could be replaced with any other ,like chasing ,or running after or Not steady . The Object you could replace ...
by polmaise
Fri May 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

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 polmaise
Wed May 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: Selling the concept

Just hunting and shooting over a Spaniel teaches one more, than following one to tell you where the game may be.
by polmaise
Wed May 01, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

Re: Getting Springer to hunt closer..

Perhaps many are confused on what they want a Springer to do . But hey ..they can do it if they are trained to do it . Millions of books and dvds and lines are sold every day .
A start point would be focus .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quiviZ7G15Q
by polmaise
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Springer to hunt closer..
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

Re: Getting Springer to hunt closer..

Gunning said, " take him in the backyard with a few more distractions its a little harder, get him out in the field with another level of distractions its more changeling. I know he needs to get better at the basic obedience in the field before we move on, but I also need to find the right info to ...
by polmaise
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: Selling the concept

If we can only get the pigeons to play ball ! :D
by polmaise
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 16
Views: 907

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
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 16
Views: 907

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: 16
Views: 907

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: 16
Views: 907

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: 16
Views: 907

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: 1297

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: 604

Re: BorderTerrier

by polmaise
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BorderTerrier
Replies: 11
Views: 604

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: 604

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: 604

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: 604

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: 1001

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.😉