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by polmaise
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Vive'ing la difference

crackerd wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:44 am
or do you still require a tap on the haid for permission? :wink:

MG
Often a Glesga kiss is required for some :lol:
by polmaise
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Vive'ing la difference

cjhills wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:26 am

My apologies to Polmaise for the highjack. i just thought it was interesting..........Cj
None necessary ! It always is interesting appreciating the 'differences' .
The thread can take whatever route or direction as far as I am personally concerned .
by polmaise
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Vive'ing la difference

I'd bet money if you hunt your dog a good bit and remain silent it will start relocating again on its own when it needs to. Mine do. As you mentioned dogs know full well when they are in a hunt test vs hunting wild birds. Kinda goes against the grain of them folks who have dogs that just stay there...
by polmaise
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Vive'ing la difference

'nevermind' , August and September is our closed season for pheasant ,the hunting season for them start on 1st October ,so.. any pen reared and released on wild cover would have little tail and just on the wing ,hardly flying and thousands on the ground ,mostly running, or pure "bleep" stupid. Augus...
by polmaise
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Vive'ing la difference

My preference has always been steady to WSF . I don't really see late season birds being spookier. I think birds generally hold better in snow. The young birds that survive get older and smarter. It has been my experience that some times birds hold tight and sometimes they flush wild, be it October...
by polmaise
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Vive'ing la difference

Downwind is a pile of xxx
Stories of yesteryear.
I'll dig out the old clips of Rosie and hollering and bellowing , :lol:
......
Everyone has a lovely viewpoint on a forum.God love them all. :mrgreen:
by polmaise
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Vive'ing la difference

Polmaise - Yes it is a different way of going about it than the American field trial version. Not better, certainly not worse...just different. One could say...more utilitarian, more useful to the typical hunter. Buddy was intent and intense on his game, with very nice style, responded perfectly to...
by polmaise
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Vive'ing la difference

That's all folks .
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by polmaise
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Time swimming
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Time swimming

You could fit Scotland in a tiny Corner of Most States . It's only 400 miles to deepest St Albans in Englandshire where they have regular 30 degrees in Summer (well as I remember on a Wimbledon week) , but Some in Scotland travel with their dog(s) or Travel to train them ,or others . But ,the OP doe...
by polmaise
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1076

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

Lol. Everybody was there at one point' , no matter the breed or the owner or the age tbh! .. "The dog isn't doing anything wrong,it just isn't doing it right" , my mentor rings in my ears :wink: Communication is dreadful when one or the other doesn't understand ? Saying 'Calm down' often flares one ...
by polmaise
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Time swimming
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Time swimming

Definitive calculation
Temp + age - depth x flow to the power of ten ,divided by distance = 'Time' ,
mind you when you include Pie or even (Pi) tt ,it gets complicated :)
by polmaise
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 1361

Re: Problems with come/here

Compliance over any mammal over a period of time consistently ,gets results .It may or may not be the preferred method of any ,or some ,or even a new member on here,the other members are in the dark when limited information is posted by the originator. Some would think a simple task/command to anoth...
by polmaise
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 1361

Re: Problems with come/here

Get the perfect Here from Perfection Kennel. It did wonders for my pup that would only come when she felt like it. She now comes instantly. I'm sure it did. I'm sure it works for some others ? How many does it Not work for ? Not saying it or any other' works or not ...just going by failure ratio an...
by polmaise
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird puppy destroyed first bird.
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Bird puppy destroyed first bird.

I have a 16 week old GSP (4 month) .It spent 50% of it's life so far sucking on a teat and pretty much blind for most of that time. I wouldn't let it learn what to do on it's own with a tennis ball or a slipper ,even a bumper or a stick. ................................. She is pretty good at eatin...
by polmaise
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: De-Snaking
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: De-Snaking

Not an expert on Snakes ...
I think Rattlesnakes make a noise like a rattle though?
I didn't know snakes of different types had different scent though (thanks for that fishvik) Every day is a school day.
.....
Is 'Snake Oil' a good thing to use for training ?
by polmaise
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird puppy destroyed first bird.
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Bird puppy destroyed first bird.

I have a 16 week old GSP (4 month) .It spent 50% of it's life so far sucking on a teat and pretty much blind for most of that time. I wouldn't let it learn what to do on it's own with a tennis ball or a slipper ,even a bumper or a stick. ................................. She is pretty good at eating...
by polmaise
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 1361

Re: Problems with come/here

Application of information can be difficult to implement. ' Allyson' best described it in text form. ‘"Come’ is no harder to train than any other behaviour but in real life it has a huge number of criteria that have to be raised one at a time in order to guarantee success. Often when puppies are bro...
by polmaise
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fetching issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Fetching issue

I never did get caught up on all that stuff with Chocolate,Black,Yellow stuff with Retrievers (Retriever owners) who have the individuals. They all are Retrievers ,but not every 'Labrador' is a retriever (ringing in my ear from an old mentor) ...... I reckon when they' are born they are 100% perfect...
by polmaise
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany 33lbs at 5 months old should I be worried
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Brittany 33lbs at 5 months old should I be worried

Marilyn Monroe looked better than Twiggy I thought....
beauty is in the eye of the bottom of a glass sometimes :D
The frame makes all the difference.
by polmaise
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fetching issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Fetching issue

Throw a Bone and leave him to it, if he doesn't pick that up , then he isn't hungry enough for the game :wink:
Walk away ,as suggested by others , but let that guy hold on and keep walking hold with that prize. 8) ...then you can work on all the fancy techniques suggested by 'experts' :mrgreen:
by polmaise
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

In all my years, dogs and miles of hunting over dogs of all kinds I have never seen the need to pattern a dog. I have always believed dogsare gifted with ability that made them a lot better at bird finding the I am. I also believe they have some inborn ability to track their hunting partners. Exper...
by polmaise
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

I have no complaints about the dog in Mr. Higgin's video. It worked fine and showed it is "linked" to it's owner. I am pretty sure that any of my HPR's would have worked in a very similar manner on flattish ground with minimal cover such as the ground in the video . I would probably not have needed...
by polmaise
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

Trekmoor wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:46 pm
I do as Higgins says he does and always have done. I thought everyone ,to some extent, trained dogs to quarter using body language ….
Bill T.
Not unique then ?
Knowing that you are about 150 years old , I would say it's pretty much 'Old Hat' ? :lol:
by polmaise
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP lines you would want that I should look into
Replies: 24
Views: 2251

Re: GSP lines you would want that I should look into

This is another 6 month old Odyssey pup at a clinic earlier this Spring. He was so naturally steady to flush and wing they were going to go ahead and steady him up ahead of fall. First bird dog of the young man who owns and is training him. Dog has trained really easy for him so far. Another nice d...
by polmaise
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

In all my years, dogs and miles of hunting over dogs of all kinds I have never seen the need to pattern a dog. I have always believed dogsare gifted with ability that made them a lot better at bird finding the I am. I also believe they have some inborn ability to track their hunting partners. Exper...
by polmaise
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

My use of body language to signal to the dog whether I want it come all the way in or instead work to the front in the direction I am walking is where I saw similarities. My use of the ecollar is for the tone not the stimulation as long as the dog does not blow me off when I am indicating it needs ...
by polmaise
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

I use the direction I am walking and the tone on the ecollar to manage the direction my dog is hunting in. But I will also note I do not always choose to manage their search, as some hunting situations are best left to the dog and I then follow the dog to the birds. The birds and terrain being hunt...
by polmaise
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

Roading on the bike is a good way to reinforce whoa, slowwwww, left, right and ignore the dang rabbits . I want and love the dog to 'Find' the rabbits ,and dang be that dog if it misses one , whilst questing within range of my gun or different cover types we encounter !! ... Roading on a bike is go...
by polmaise
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

Roading on the bike is a good way to reinforce whoa, slowwwww, left, right and ignore the dang rabbits . I want and love the dog to 'Find' the rabbits ,and dang be that dog if it misses one , whilst questing within range of my gun or different cover types we encounter !! ... Roading on a bike is go...
by polmaise
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

shags wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:32 pm
Sharon wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Ah , you're right! Sorry. Of course there are no spaniels in the pointing dog trials. :)

(That dog looks mad.)
Cuz Robert emptied that bottle, I betcha.
:mrgreen:
lol. with no command :lol:
by polmaise
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

crackerd wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Sharon wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:09 pm
"or Hup, Bud! when I want a sharp turn or a 180." quote Shags

Now that is a good idea.
Now that is sangin' blasphemy to the spaniel choir, Sharon - "Hup, Bud!" meaning Sit your derriere down this instant and don't budge an inch.

MG
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by polmaise
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

Any tips for how to teach your dog to turn or "handle" in the field? Thanks Can't say for sure !! ? But if the dawg ain't looking at you ,then you can't teach it to be handled in any field . ..Little ways along you can dance or sing ,or holler all you want in any language. guess those catskills and...
by polmaise
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

I use the command in the field when I'm sure the dog knows what is expected. If he ignores me, I use the e collar . Whilst your Singing may be of virtue, if the dog knows what is expected ,then why would it ignore you ? , I was just watching a great film ' A few Good Men ' ..and just thought of a '...
by polmaise
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3030

Re: How to teach "turning"?

I use the command in the field when I'm sure the dog knows what is expected. If he ignores me, I use the e collar . Whilst your Singing may be of virtue, if the dog knows what is expected ,then why would it ignore you ? , I was just watching a great film ' A few Good Men ' ..and just thought of a '...
by polmaise
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Boykin rebelling
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Boykin rebelling

Some say a Boykin is not a Spaniel and some say it is not a retriever.
My advice is edited .have fun with the little Boy
by polmaise
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 2900

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Mike, the video would be good , if only for the attire ! Alas after days with no reference to share the prey the thread may be pulled merely on a technicality of having nothing to do with sharing .
Nice bit of historical when it lasted .
by polmaise
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 2900

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Trekmoor wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:44 am
I am not nearly "techie" enough to take that old tape and somehow transfer it onto a disc and then post that onto U TUBE.
That's a pity 'Wullie' , I am sure folks on here would love to see you in Flared trousers a Fair Isle jumper and a Hippy hair style :lol:
by polmaise
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 2900

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Here is my adult dog "sharing his prey" in this morning's review of steady to WSF work. https://i.imgur.com/OeNUmnQl.jpg Gently dropping in my hand when I ask for it. https://i.imgur.com/c7PXmlll.jpg Where is the Like button. Now that is 'Sharing the prey'. Thanks for posting 'AG' . btw, that count...
by polmaise
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 2900

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Big Country ,wee Country ,or anyone else's country ..Highland,Lowland ,Cattails and puppy dog tails ,you can say what you want which is nothing to do with the original post and heading "Choosing to share her Prey" A dog standing over game in the presence of others is not choosing to share anything !...
by polmaise
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 2900

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Say what you see: When anyone posts a video they immediately put their head above the parapet and not all have the confidence to do so. The dog in the short video is not sharing anything least of all her prey . Without prejudice' -At the beginning of the clip the dog is 'Standing over' the game ,it...
by polmaise
Sat May 30, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 2900

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

A good training scenario however with a dog that obviously has ,or has had an issue with retrieving to hand with a bird ,walking away for the dog to follow with 'It's prize! in it's mouth is pretty basic stuff that really should have been resolved in puppy training before live or even cold birds tbh...
by polmaise
Wed May 27, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 3392

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

I think we might be getting a little of topic. So I will say that if one pup out of a litter of well bred dogs makes a true all age dog it is considered by some 100% . That is considering they are run in a lot of AA trials and given a fair chance. I know that there are a few exceptions but one out ...
by polmaise
Wed May 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 3392

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

SOB puppies are cheap because they arent worth squat on the circuit. Not sure if you are allowed SOB ,Ryan, maybe you are ? :roll: I think maybe you shouldn't talk about things you know nothing about. Ryan , my good friend. I know more about SOB than you can imagine . I think you shouldn't talk and...
by polmaise
Tue May 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 32
Views: 15147

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

Don, Believe it or not ! (but there is a couple on this board actually know for real that I sold Dog food of all brands and manufacturers in my own store) and gladly did ! ..while feeding my own with everything . I tried for a while to tell customers what my dogs are being fed ,but sales were suffer...
by polmaise
Tue May 26, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat
Replies: 15
Views: 1603

Re: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat

The difference is that you are running with your dog at probably a 4-6 mph pace. I run my dog with my bicycle for 5-7 miles at an average of 10-12 mph. She is running and pulling me at the same time. Digging in with her nails. This is just part of her overall conditioning program. We probably go wi...
by polmaise
Tue May 26, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat
Replies: 15
Views: 1603

Re: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat

I have a three year old GSP that I run long distances with. We average 30- 40 miles any given week. The long distance on pavement has caused him to have thin pads. When I take him out hunting or training, he easily gets cuts and thorns. Ive tried commercial boots in the past, but he always loses th...
by polmaise
Tue May 26, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 3392

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

RyanDoolittle wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:03 pm


SOB puppies are cheap because they arent worth squat on the circuit.
Not sure if you are allowed SOB ,Ryan, maybe you are ? :roll:
by polmaise
Fri May 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 3392

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

According to an article on “The Richest” web site, the original Lassie, a male collie named “Pal”, earned up to $4,000 per week (early to mid 1950's). The article states that would be equivalent to roughly $50,000 per week today. :roll: :lol:
by polmaise
Thu May 14, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 32
Views: 15147

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

I have a 3 month old GSP. I have been told to feed him high protein puppy food. I train him 45 minutes twice a day. The question I have; I bought some high protein puppy food 22% protein and 12% fat. Over the weekend he has had diarrhea. I stopped feeding him today and he seams to be a little bette...
by polmaise
Wed May 06, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: There is a special place for this guy!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: There is a special place for this guy!!!

Too much wine can have an effect on some folk .