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by cjhills
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title

Pretty sure any school, course or training anyone takes will have a certificate and title of some sort when finished. So why not. Nice job on the dog and video....Cj
by cjhills
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thoughts on the "grain free"/DCM association?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Thoughts on the "grain free"/DCM association?

A female pup I sold whose owner put her on grain free food was diagnosed with an enlarge heart. It was discovered when she was x rayed after being hit by a car. His vet changed her food and she is fine now. They thought it would have been fatal......Cj
by cjhills
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Flax Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Flax Oil

What is the difference between Flax oil and Linseed oil,,,,,,,Cj
by cjhills
Fri May 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy food help...
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Re: Puppy food help...

A coyote pup eats whatever momma Coyote regurgitates for him. My females do the same thing when the pups get about six weeks old. The puppies go crazy over it. I do prefer PPPP small breed puppy. I like the small kibbles because I start them on solid food as soon as they get teeth at about for weeks...
by cjhills
Wed May 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quail in a travel cage overnight?
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Quail in a travel cage overnight?

The birds will be fine and so will the dog. But quail in a SUV Stink terribly. Keep as many windows open as you can....Cj
by cjhills
Tue May 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How much olive oil ?
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: How much olive oil ?

I have had some issues with my young male dogs not carrying enough weight. I feed PPP Performance all life stages. In creasing the food amount only causes loose stools. I add coconut oil to their regular diet and I think it helps. Generally I feed about 4 cups a day in two feedings and add one table...
by cjhills
Wed May 15, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A little venting about my neighbor. Not that interesting
Replies: 25
Views: 1054

Re: A little venting about my neighbor. Not that interesting

This is my take also.
What happens with the bird tethered to a pole after the point and flush.
Dogs are very quick to recognize phony setups...……...Cj
by cjhills
Tue May 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Female GSP puppies
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Female GSP puppies

I have several female puppies available from my Stella X Chance litter. Born 5/1/19 Stella is a Grand daughter of HOF Odysey Fritz. We have bred 4 generations of the mother line on this litter. Many MH, NSTRA and NAVHDA titles in this litter. Excellent family birddogs. Text 218 821 8672 for informat...
by cjhills
Mon May 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brucellosis
Replies: 0
Views: 181

Brucellosis

FYI: Canine Brucellosis has been detected in a Commercial small dog breeding kennel in Marion County Iowa. Canine Brucellosis is Zoonotic and should not be taken lightly. All breeding dogs should be tested before breeding. It is unlikely dogs will have it but it can be a disaster if they do. Like A....
by cjhills
Sun May 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Garmin bark collars
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Garmin bark collars

There are 2 options Auto rise increases with barking Set level of shock I only asked about the wear duration as I wonder about having a seperate bark collar being a advantage? I wouldnt leave a collar on for a solid week My Garmin p10 G3 collars are either on or off when used as bark collars. No au...
by cjhills
Sun May 12, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Garmin bark collars
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Garmin bark collars

No, it is not okay to leave the collar on for a week the contacts irritate the skin.
I never heard of a collar errantly shocking a dog. However the do go up in intensity if the dog continues to bark.That can be bad if the dog yelps from the shock and gets hit harder each time he yelps.........Cj
by cjhills
Wed May 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

Were these live worms and did the stores try to find out why there was worms in their food......Cj
by cjhills
Wed May 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

As Ray Says there is no way you got dog food with worms in it from the from the manufacturer no matter who made it. Especially more than once. I had bag of Diamond it my feed room for 18 months. I finally mixed it in and fed it .It looked as good as the day I bought it. Maybe Lost some Nutrition but...
by cjhills
Sat May 04, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to e-collars and bird dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: New to e-collars and bird dogs

Learn how to use the collar properly and you will not have any issues. Most people start around six months. There are some excellent training DVDs on introduction. George Hickox or Perfection Kennels work good. Just don't over do it. Use the collar to enforce Commands that she Knows. Just understand...
by cjhills
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: American Brittany Nervousness
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: American Brittany Nervousness

My son got a female that had been used for breeding at a puppy mill. She is similar to your dog. she hides in her crate when somebody comes to the house. She had no socialization and had 4 litters by the time she was 4 years old. It is a ongoing problem. You say a finished birddog. So, is she traine...
by cjhills
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: American Brittany Nervousness
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: American Brittany Nervousness

I am not exactly sure how I would approach this but one thing I would not do is try to force her or convince her that every thing will be okay. The more you can ignore it the better. Let her get away from the people that scare her. If she is a house you could let her be around your mother and brothe...
by cjhills
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A few pictures from the past season...
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: A few pictures from the past season...

Mostly Huns and Chukars.....Cj
by cjhills
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: Gun Dog Trainers/Mentors.

Most trainers I know would not advise going to somebody else. When two trainers discuss a third trainer It is generally not positive.....Cj
by cjhills
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail pen/Johnny house
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Quail pen/Johnny house

You can make or buy a cone that is bigger on the outside for the entrance. Small enough so a cat or a fox can't get in. A weasel can still get them. the cats, foxes, Hawks and other varmints can get them outside. They needs some cover to get back to the J house and some cockbirds inside to call them...
by cjhills
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Short summer.
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Short summer.

Just started here about noon. Dogs love it. Me. Not so much. It will be gone in a few days. Basically a cold rain...….Cj
by cjhills
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1175

Re: New Beginnings

Shortly after I got my first two GSP puppies 20+ years ago I got prostate Cancer. Every thing went well and except for a reoccurance all has been good. The lesson I learned from the dogs was that it is nearly impossible to feel down or depressed when you are running the dogs. They always think posit...
by cjhills
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2025

Re: Let’s talk about registration

A interesting fact is that the average AKC breeder lasts 3 years. No matter how bad a breeder would be he will have basically no effect on his chosen breed. most of his puppies will not be registered and probably none will be bred. The bigger issue in popular breeds is dogs that are Promoted by bree...
by cjhills
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shooting around puppies
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Shooting around puppies

I agree with Sharon. I would not call it a horror, but I want the puppies to associate guns with birds and I don't waste birds on 6 week old puppies. When I first started breeding I did noise conditioning. Which included a blank pistol fired nearby before feeding. I think it did little or no good so...
by cjhills
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2025

Re: Let’s talk about registration

I know some Field bred Springer breeders also. Springers are getting on the high priced end of the scale. Pine Shadows In Minnesota is one of the largest breeders in the USA. They have been breeding Springers for 60+ years. Their pups are expensive and their waiting lit is long. But their web site i...
by cjhills
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2025

Re: Let’s talk about registration

Maybe you need a nice pointing dog I know a lot of them, for a lot less than that.....Cj
by cjhills
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2025

Re: Let’s talk about registration

Fishmongerjoe; I hear you loud and clear. I Think your odds of getting a healthy dog improve greatly by going with dogs that have been x rayed for several generations. It is a crap shoot and not perfect.But it is the best we have. Nobody can guarantee that your pup won't get a genetic disease. I don...
by cjhills
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2025

Re: Let’s talk about registration

So your Airdale got Dysplasia. What was the lesson you learned? I bought a linebred Male pup sired by a NAVHDA VC from a well known NAVHDA breeder and several generations of tested dogs. After I spent a lot of time and money on training and titling this very nice, talented dog he produced only one l...
by cjhills
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2025

Re: Let’s talk about registration

FM, Denying the huge and growing segment of poor quality Labs within the pet segment of the Breed is disingenuous. I assumed you would have the ability to acknowledge it just as I see the same within the GWP breed. It is no reflection on the remaining excellent quality dogs with both breeds, but it...
by cjhills
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2025

Re: Let’s talk about registration

AG Is white not allowed in GWPs. If so my friend who has a MH and dual champion GWP which placed at the Westminister Dog Show is going to be really embarrassed. Bare tails are not genetic. They are caused by poor tail docking. Plus there are way more really good Labs then all the pointing breeds com...
by cjhills
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1827

Re: Training an excitable dog?

I would not care how the dog was trained or by how many trainers or if he was trained at all. The dogs life begin the day he met me. What happened before that is irrelevant....Cj
by cjhills
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2025

Re: Let’s talk about registration

I have bought many puppies over the years, I have never bought one with limited papers. I have a few times paid a bit more for the papers because I thought it was worth it to pay the breeder for the expense of developing a bloodline and doing the health tests I wanted in my program. It was up front ...
by cjhills
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2025

Re: Let’s talk about registration

I absolutely agree with the above posts. Restricted registrations are mostly a marketing ploy to make buyers think they are buying something special. Just a chance to make a few dollars. It is amazing how the younger buyers believe the seller. $2500 for a labradoodle is a good example. I have bought...
by cjhills
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1827

Re: Training an excitable dog?

GH:
Didn't say it was abuse. I use the heeling stick to give directions. i don't want the dog to fear it. Nothing against what you do. Just not what I do.....Cj
by cjhills
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1827

Re: Training an excitable dog?

This is basically what I advocated at the beginning of this thread Except I use a choke chain rather than a pinch collar. I also never whack the dog with the heeling stick. I don't want to wear the dog out before I start. I want him at the top of his game. You are just wasting your time training a w...
by cjhills
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1827

Re: Training an excitable dog?

You might be on the wrong thread......Cj
by cjhills
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Effect of spaying/neutering on performance?
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: Effect of spaying/neutering on performance?

I don't think it would make a lot of difference one way or another. especially at his age. I doubt there is much health advantage......Cj
by cjhills
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Effect of spaying/neutering on performance?
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: Effect of spaying/neutering on performance?

No. Why do you want to neuter him?.....Cj
by cjhills
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 996

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

Definitely would not use a ecollar on a puppy that young. Just make sure he understands it is not a game. Be careful with him around your son. The puppy will win that battle and that is another issue that can turn into a real problem. You don't want your son afraid of the puppy, Puppies play too rou...
by cjhills
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 996

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

I don't want to start another dog food battle because no matter what you feed it will probably be good. Dogs are designed to live out of the garbage can. Purina Pro Plan performance All lifestages is what I feed my dogs. It is 30/20 and it is right around $60 for a 50# bag. PPP puppy Chicken and ric...
by cjhills
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 996

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

Thank u for the advice on biting. That is basically down the line of what I am doing already, like I said this pup is a biting machine. If u smack his nose or yell he just gets more and more amped up. Some pups like to use their teeth in play more than other pups do. When I am correcting a pup for ...
by cjhills
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 996

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

The neutering issue is not really a song and dance. it is a very important personal decision that you have to make. the pounds are full of unwanted Dogs. My personal choice in dogs that will not be used for breeding, is neutering female early in the second year hopefully before the first period and ...
by cjhills
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tone and vibrate commands
Replies: 20
Views: 811

Re: Tone and vibrate commands

They Will tel lyou which dog is standing, what direction and how far away it is. But it does not tell what the dog is doing. You can set the time so you don't get a notice every time the dog stops to sniff the roses or poop. It seems like some people handle the dog a lot more than I do. I will say I...
by cjhills
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1827

Re: Training an excitable dog?

One of the problems I see in this dialogue is that most of us are talking about training a pup fresh from the litter and this fella has a three year-old GSP that's gone through a couple of unknown ownership/training scenarios already. It's not apples and oranges but not the same for sure. I questio...
by cjhills
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1827

Re: Training an excitable dog?

Porochi On the retrieving Issue, I think If you go to "Standing Stone" or "Willow Creek" websites, they both have videos on the "conditioned retrieve" that they do. I have known Chad and Ethan and Cat for many years and have trained with both of them since I started training pointing dogs. They are ...
by cjhills
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1827

Re: Training an excitable dog?

Porochi: He sounds like a talented dog who has been allowed to use his natural talent for hunting with very little training. This is very common in preserve dogs whose only goal is to put the bird in the air so the client gets to shoot and every bird that flies is shot. Also it sounds like he has tr...
by cjhills
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1827

Re: Training an excitable dog?

It is a bit long to get it all in one post and my post was just a start. but it is amazing how the dog will change. Eventually you can let him do what he wants on the checkcord and walk around all directions and you will never feel the dog on the checkcord. That is when you know he is getting it. Ge...
by cjhills
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1827

Re: Training an excitable dog?

First be aware most GSPs are not like that and he has probably been trained to act that way. Not intentionally. I use the Kohler method on dogs like him. His training books are cheap on amazon. they are old methods before the days of ecollars some methods he uses on bad dogs are brutal. But he train...
by cjhills
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: excessive barking
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: excessive barking

The guide dog people say you can't teach a dog not to bark on command unless you teach him to bark on command first. they say that a dog does not hear himself bark. I don't know. Bark collars seem to work but there might be a better way. I am quite sure if you yell at the dog for barking he just thi...
by cjhills
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: ISO: Tri-Tronics Charging Cradle G3/G3 Field Model
Replies: 2
Views: 3482

Re: ISO: Tri-Tronics Charging Cradle G3/G3 Field Model

G3 Field models have a cradle'. You can buy one for 9.95 + shipping on the collar clinic..Cj
by cjhills
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Proper use of the Check Cord
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Proper use of the Check Cord

I used to use what I suppose would be called a head halter. They work unbelievably well for control. I thought they were a little harsh. Now I mostly use a healing stick. Occasionally I use a choke chain on a check cord on a spoiled dog. But normally I don't use a leash unless the law requires it. I...