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by Big bloc
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: needing a collar
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: needing a collar

Dogtra hands down. That what I use and works great and 100% water prof not water resistant. 0-127 to fine tune
by Big bloc
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Range question
Replies: 26
Views: 8256

Re: Range question

What Ray said. Here where I live CRP can be 3 to 4 ft tall. At 400 yards I would be dead by the time I got there. My rule of thumb is If I cant see my dog that is too far. Good luck
by Big bloc
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: New guy

Welcome aboard. Good luck
by Big bloc
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar, yes or no?
Replies: 39
Views: 8925

Re: E-collar, yes or no?

25 years ago I had a dog training tell me that the dog was the easy part of training. It was me that had to trained. Now I look back and can see that. It does not train only enforce a know command. I hunted with a guy a while back was so mad at him because all he did was holler and push the button. ...
by Big bloc
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Harlon lake Nebraska pheasant
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Re: Harlon lake Nebraska pheasant

I seen on FB they were getting some birds around Wahoo area
by Big bloc
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 2695

Re: Kansas hunt

I live smack dab in the middle of it. We are seeing more quail the I have in 10 years. Last week a covey of 25. Seen birds every time we are out. Good luck. Yes plenty of roosters
by Big bloc
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kansas Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Re: Kansas Trip

Good job. I have notice the quail numbers are up
by Big bloc
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Finally
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: Finally

Good job. I had a vizsla that took 2 1/2 years to come around. I was ready to throw in the towel. 1 day the switch turned on. Good luck
by Big bloc
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flusher or pointer
Replies: 25
Views: 6533

Re: Flusher or pointer

I would say pointer. I like the way they cover ground and hold the birds.
by Big bloc
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas lodge for pheasant and quail?
Replies: 16
Views: 5345

Re: Kansas lodge for pheasant and quail?

Might try this. Sound like a mix bag. http://www.prairiewindhunting.com/. Good luck
by Big bloc
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting persevere
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Hunting persevere

Looking for ideas in southern Indiana (henryville)to take son in law and grandson around Christmas. Open to all ideas. I will be bringing my own dog. Thanks
by Big bloc
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: anticipation....
Replies: 10
Views: 3152

Re: anticipation....

Keep that dog on birds. It will pay off. Good luck
by Big bloc
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: House Breaking setback
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: House Breaking setback

Have her checked out. Mine I thought was peeing but to find out she had a bladder issue. She would leak while laying down resting. Even if we just came from being outside. I had to put her on meds to control it. Good luck
by Big bloc
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas lodge for pheasant and quail?
Replies: 16
Views: 5345

Re: Kansas lodge for pheasant and quail?

You might try this link. I found some as low as $100 per day per gun. Good luck.http://www.ultimatepheasanthunting.com/USA/Kansas/
by Big bloc
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: quartering cue for pointing dogs
Replies: 15
Views: 3493

Re: quartering cue for pointing dogs

When pup was young at 6 months I ran her on 50ft CC. When she would get out to the edge I would whistle and hand signal and tug the rope in the way I was turning. At almost 4 years now I hardly say a word she will turn automatic. Nothing better than have a good train dog in the field. Good luck
by Big bloc
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Urinary incontinence/leakage by spayed female
Replies: 9
Views: 3374

Re: Urinary incontinence/leakage by spayed female

My female has been on prion for 3 years for this same thing it works just getting costly
by Big bloc
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Teaching Sit to Pointing Breeds
Replies: 32
Views: 11174

Re: Teaching Sit to Pointing Breeds

In the past I used sit on dogs. Don't need now. I use STOP. STOP for everything. Stop on birds stop on on anything. Freeze now. It works
by Big bloc
Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: The "Magic Brushpile"
Replies: 14
Views: 4267

Re: VIDEO: The "Magic Brushpile"

How many hours a day you train? It seams like all 24
by Big bloc
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trail cam
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Trail cam

Thinking of a trail cam. What do you use and why. Looking for pros and cons. Thanks
by Big bloc
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nipping at the kids
Replies: 10
Views: 3251

Re: Nipping at the kids

Okay it has been 1 year almost to the date. Went to see the grand kids and there was no problem this time. Even my 3 year old granddaughter was petting her. I think at the time it happen she was trying to show that she was going to be the boss. I am glad its over
by Big bloc
Fri May 15, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Jumping pup
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Re: Jumping pup

I just keep the lead on and let her drag it around. When started to jump up I put my foot on it she got no where. It pulls Them back down
by Big bloc
Wed May 13, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: When will she stop chaseing birds?
Replies: 15
Views: 5628

Re: When will she stop chaseing birds?

I don't believe in chase. Never have and never will. Depends on the dog I shut them down at 5or 6 months maybe sooner. The CC goes on and does not come off until they drag it around like its not there. Only then I have full compliance it comes off. Good luck
by Big bloc
Fri May 01, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Send my GSP away or train myself
Replies: 18
Views: 7131

Re: Send my GSP away or train myself

15 years ago I thought about the same thing. I went and talked to a trainer and he told me that the dog is the easy part. That I was the 1 that needed trained. He asked me if i raised kids and i told him yes. He said that I could train a dog. I am sure glad I took his advice. I have trained 2 gun do...
by Big bloc
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog caught pigeons
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Re: Dog caught pigeons

I had a Vizsla that would pick up live birds that would set so tight I could not kick them up. She would go on point and hold tight. I would walk around trying to kick up a bird,nothing. I would walk off thinking it was running. I would call her to come along and turned around to her and she would h...
by Big bloc
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: wild birds
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: wild birds

http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/Services/ ... g-Training Here I do it all the time. Check your state parks
by Big bloc
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 15 WORDS OR LESS ... NEXT SEASON, I'M GOING TO HUNT
Replies: 52
Views: 19726

Re: 15 WORDS OR LESS ... NEXT SEASON, I'M GOING TO HUNT

Going to the same place in my avatar 2 miles from my house
by Big bloc
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: day out enjoying the new pup working birds.
Replies: 20
Views: 6610

Re: day out enjoying the new pup working birds.

The fun has now started. Keep it up. Good luck
by Big bloc
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Remote Collar for GSD
Replies: 12
Views: 3899

Re: Remote Collar for GSD

I have the dogtra 1900 field and it is great. I only have to use vibrate and nick
by Big bloc
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FT dogs not such good hunters
Replies: 176
Views: 47083

Re: FT dogs not such good hunters

WOW?
by Big bloc
Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: For those of you in the Mid-West..
Replies: 8
Views: 1949

Re: For those of you in the Mid-West..

http://wichita.craigslist.org/grd/4804873990.html To bad you guys aren't a little closer. There has been plenty of birds around here. Kansas and OK
by Big bloc
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Closing day ... what do you remember most?
Replies: 17
Views: 6877

Re: Closing day ... what do you remember most?

This was 2 weeks ago. Pointed all 4 birds under 2 hrs all wild on public land. A real bird finder
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by Big bloc
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: morning quail hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

Re: morning quail hunt

Feels good when it all comes together. Good job
by Big bloc
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog work
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Dog work

I am the same way. I will never step in a field without my gundog. I work 11 hrs a day and still find time to work the dog. It has taught me so much about training and what not to do. I trained 2 bird dogs now and ready to start on another 1. It makes it much easier to train when its fun. Good luck
by Big bloc
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Check Cord Length
Replies: 26
Views: 7302

Re: Check Cord Length

I like the longer ones 30ft. I use it in wooded ares. I teach the command STOP. As the dog goes around a tree it is easier to have the rope around the tree like a lever action. That,s when I give the command to STOP. It it less strain on you holding the rope. Don't forget leather gloves. You'll only...
by Big bloc
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Something odd
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Something odd

by Big bloc
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FF ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: FF ?

Check out Freddy Kings on youtube. I liked it
by Big bloc
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Tax Return !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Tax Return !!!

I like that. I do not see a problem
by Big bloc
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: A great day
Replies: 0
Views: 922

A great day

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Dog did her job and had fun.
by Big bloc
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP bored with a pheasant wing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1794

Re: GSP bored with a pheasant wing?

Same here with the wing. Dog look at me like I was the stupid 1. I guess she was right
by Big bloc
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tail Up Noses Down Kansas Trip #2
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: Tail Up Noses Down Kansas Trip #2

This is why I live here. I have seen more birds this year then the past 10 or 12 years
by Big bloc
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs Pet Peevs
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Dogs Pet Peevs

Dog's Pet Peeves . Blaming your farts on me...not funny. Yelling at me for barking...I'M A FRIGGIN' DOG YOU IDIOT!! How you naively believe that the stupid cat isn't all over everything while you're gone. (Have you noticed that your toothbrush tastes a little like cat butt?) Taking me for a walk, th...
by Big bloc
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small Tip
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Small Tip

http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/ ... fwAI60d.01. I thought about this now the temps are low and a little snow on the ground . Happy Hunting. Good Luck
by Big bloc
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 2nd year hunting, dog not as good as 1st year?
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

Re: 2nd year hunting, dog not as good as 1st year?

I had a Vizsla I thought was a dud. All she would do is find dead birds. I thought OK we will work with that. She was about 3 and the switch clicked. just out of the blue she started pointing and working birds. I was speechless I didn't know what happened. After that she was one of my best gundogs. ...
by Big bloc
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training a dog on a wing
Replies: 15
Views: 3832

Re: Training a dog on a wing

3 years ago I tried it. The dog looked at the wing then me like I was the stupid one. I guess she was right
by Big bloc
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Lockport, IL
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Hello from Lockport, IL

Welcome aboard.There is a lot of knowledge here. Good luck
by Big bloc
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close, medium, big running dogs?
Replies: 27
Views: 9721

Re: Close, medium, big running dogs?

JAG06 I think you are exactly right that most people over estimate the range that their dogs are working at most of the time. I am in the Flinthill of KS and we have a lot of plum thicket, hedge row and fence lines. I love having a dog that will hit the objectives or take a line on the down wind si...
by Big bloc
Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: whoa training ....why is it so important?
Replies: 89
Views: 41985

Re: whoa training ....why is it so important?

I use it for the simple fact I want my dog to stop on command. We were hunting the other day close to a dirt road I was about 15 yards from road when a truck was coming. I use the command STOP with a hand signal at a distance. She stop in her tracks. The truck seen us and slowed down anyway, but tha...
by Big bloc
Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Birthday Girl
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Birthday Girl

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My EP turn 3 today so I took her to her favorite hunting spot. This has been 3 years of training to the type of gun dog that works for me. It might feel like a million hours but it all came together today. I am ready for the next challenge
by Big bloc
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Group Hunting
Replies: 11
Views: 2962

Re: Group Hunting

I hunt here in Kansas and also with a group. We have 3 dogs GSP and my EP. This a team effort. We all keep track of the dogs and it seams to work out. We are all on the same page when it comes watching out for the dogs. Good luck
by Big bloc
Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow
Replies: 21
Views: 6836

Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Here in the central part I think the numbers are up a little. We been going to walk in areas and always seen birds. I have notice that most birds are close to corn stubble fields /CRP. So far at work the guys tell me they been having good luck around Dodge city.