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by polmaise
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fetching issue
Replies: 12
Views: 439

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: 173

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: 12
Views: 439

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 14
Views: 584

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 901

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: 289

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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 1398

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: 1892

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: 1892

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: 9588

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: 891

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: 891

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: 1892

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: 1892

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: 9588

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: 852

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

Too much wine can have an effect on some folk .
by polmaise
Fri May 01, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan

Don't know about you guys ,but the same thing happens over this side of the pond .....especially with On line purchases of dog food. ... The variables of weight and or bag size, and or delivery cost or slight change in protein content or colour of bag etc , creates a flurry of "I can get a dollar ch...
by polmaise
Fri May 01, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 2259

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

averageguy wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:51 am

Image

That is an awesome picture AG , I would have hunted with a hawk though :) ..Brilliant thank you.
by polmaise
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hard-mouth AFTER Trained
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Hard-mouth AFTER Trained

"After" Yea, well there is tools available , they don't fit all . Easier without a fix for sure. Even then it is a band aid. Hey' Crackerd' ..you remember that ...... with the balloon inside the partridge ? ..what a dog she turned out ! delivered a 'raw egg' as sweet as a cherry ,and even when a 'Pi...
by polmaise
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: So you think you know dogs?
Replies: 14
Views: 2121

Re: So you think you know dogs?

My Dad and I raised/trained beagles, for sale ,for many years. It was my job to go out to the barn and feed the beagles in the morning - I was about 12 at the time. A bitch had just had a brand new litter that week. Litters weren't raised in the house during those years. When I went out I found all...
by polmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How well should a pup search?
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: How well should a pup search?

Great stuff ,you are doing well congrats !
by polmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 2315

Re: Genetics vs. Training

Garrison wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:26 am

Lots of grey area and misunderstanding that falls under the one undeniable truth, that a good dog is a good dog.
Pretty much !
by polmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 2315

Re: Genetics vs. Training

Your curiosity is fulfilled :roll:
by polmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 2315

Re: Genetics vs. Training

well ya know pros have a string of clients good dogs in their rigs :lol: ..
by polmaise
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 2315

Re: Genetics vs. Training

[quote=Garrison post_id=501212 time=1587573704 user_id=13645 The top handlers have the ability to run the genetics that they desire. I would be curious to know how many don’t make it to worthy of competing, and how many make it to CH out of the pool that they start with. [/quote] Ask them ? :wink: O...
by polmaise
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 42
Views: 2223

Re: Strange behaviour on point

Sorry Polmaise but I have to disagree. He is not doing just fine and the fire-fighting will predictably continue. He needs help - the right kind of help. Learning on dogs is OK but you might go through a number of them before you get remotely close to a decent dog. That can be a long, arduous, expe...
by polmaise
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Check this out
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Check this out

Brilliant ! ,Fantastic ! , Superb !
Any chance you hit the video button on your phone ? ..just for a minute .
Nice pic .
by polmaise
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 42
Views: 2223

Re: Strange behaviour on point

You are doing just fine ,atb
by polmaise
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How well should a pup search?
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: How well should a pup search?

You are doing just fine :wink:
by polmaise
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 42
Views: 2223

Re: Strange behaviour on point

veggie wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:08 am
Having been in contact with the breeder, he also tells me this is normal. Also said the dog should experience more birds to develop her instincts.
.........
Your breeder and you have an advantage far more than any one, or I.
Often, that is also a disadvantage .
Best regards, ...
by polmaise
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Quail in Johnny House - Health
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: New Quail in Johnny House - Health

All new females of course , I presume ?
Spray perfume on the new ones and the others...
Well, it makes it like a ....... house if nothing else . Healthy atmosphere during Lockdown :lol:
by polmaise
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How well should a pup search?
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: How well should a pup search?

Curious what people think reasonable searching looks like in a young dog. Specifically in this case it's a male GWP, 11 weeks old. Having not been around one before I'm not sure if what I'm seeing is normal or not. We have some good local areas that we take him to get him in hunting cover... pastur...
by polmaise
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little help with "hold"
Replies: 31
Views: 1847

Re: A little help with

No wonder a 'Limey' like me get's confused with the 'Merican' Bird dog owner , and terms . lol But I reckon I can 'Hold my own' ...with understanding absolute crap ,and useless obvious dribble . Hold ? , Force Hold? , Retrieve? , Delivery ? ...FF ? None of the above have anything to do with the OP i...