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by cjhills
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold Command
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Hold Command

Training hold makes no difference how it gets in her mouth. Just put it in her mouth, don't give her a chance to disobey some command to take the dummy. When she carries the dummy wherever you want or whatever your method says move on......Cj
by cjhills
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Bill in Maryland
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Bill in Maryland

Who is Bill in Maryland?
by cjhills
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Multiple Trainers

And that is how you make a bird dog. I still think your pup won the lottery.....Cj
by cjhills
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Alert
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Alert

Not the first time and likely not the last time a politician got a blow job....Cj
by cjhills
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tail Set
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Tail Set

RatDog: You are talking about 2 different things. A 12 o'clock tail is straight up generally on point but some dogs run with a high tail. Mostly it is about looks. Tail set is where the tail comes out of the dogs croup. The big dog has a low croup. His rear end has to elevate more to get his legs up...
by cjhills
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Multiple Trainers

Good choice. He will do fine. Maybe you will like what Montana guy does so much you won't have to send him out here......Cj
by cjhills
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Multiple Trainers

In any given home, there typically is a father, mother and children. Bring up a pup in that environment and you learn that the dog has a somewhat diverse relationship with each and everyone of them but they can make it work, at least regarding the rules/obedience in that home. Sometimes, it is noth...
by cjhills
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Multiple Trainers

Ratdog: A couple of points That makes FF,s post questionable at best. Most dogs have multiple trainers in their lives and do quite nicely. Your pup will have you as a trainer when you are home, your wife when you are not and eventually another trainer or maybe two. Nothing wrong with that. It is how...
by cjhills
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Multiple Trainers

My thinking would be to leave him with the local guy for obedience and some kind of puppy program, birds and gun introduction and things of that nature. This would take your wife off the hook for all of his care and obedience training while you are gone. Puppies can be a handful and time consuming f...
by cjhills
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Steady to flush- question

Joe: I was certainly not accusing you of asking dumb questions. Your questions say you are smart enough to try to figure it out. Mostly I was just thinking out loud about the value of absolute sliding stop on command in a pointing dog hunting or trialing situation. We do not stop our dogs to get the...
by cjhills
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Steady to flush- question

Why do you even need the dog to stop immediately on the whoa command. You can't use it to stop a dog in a hunt test and I assume not in a trial.
It is mostly used to caution a dog after it has stopped.....Cj
by cjhills
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar

I too hunted rabbits and other game with beagles. And watched a lot of scent hounds trail game. Every one I ever saw put it's nose on the ground and followed the trailed where the rabbit went. Except some fox dogs who run on the down wind side of the trail and trail with their heads up. They are gen...
by cjhills
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar

I never knew a Drahtaar was not a pointer. Kind of like the all pointers are not Pointers. But all Pointers are pointers. A rabbit hound does not actually bring the rabbit around. Rabbits run in a circle when flushed and eventually come to where they started. Cottontails run small circles. Snowshoe ...
by cjhills
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Da*n!
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Da*n!

Pretty young. hope all goes well.....Cj
by cjhills
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New to the forum & the GSP breed
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: New to the forum & the GSP breed

Think Calm and quiet. Reward calmness with attention and calmness. Ignore silliness as much as possible. Punish biting, whether play or aggression, Swiftly, harshly and over.
Make sure he is getting enough exercise...Cj
by cjhills
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Deutsch Kurzhaar dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Deutsch Kurzhaar dogs

Gsp on Steroids And maybe other drugs. Some have temperament issues. I am not a fan.....Cj
by cjhills
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Getting Weight on old English Pointer
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Getting Weight on old English Pointer

Old dogs and old people have metabolism changes as they age. Some will not maintain their weight no matter what they eat.....Cj
by cjhills
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Steady to flush- question

The dog is thinking we are stealing his point because we are. This is a issue in American training. That is why you need to have some sort of solid 'stand still' command before we try to train steady around birds. Also why a lot of trainers take all the style out of their dogs or have them sitting o...
by cjhills
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1260

Re: Steady to flush- question

Joe: You probably have not done anything to be alarmed about. This is the same as all the other problems. Lack of obedience training. What you do need is a reliable way to stop the dog. That needs to be done in the yard without birds. You don't want to apply pressure to stop the dog until he clearly...
by cjhills
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Any tips to stop dog from counter?
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Any tips to stop dog from counter?

The solution is training and understanding the dog. Time will just make things worse without training.....Cj
by cjhills
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Any tips to stop dog from counter?
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Any tips to stop dog from counter?

[ This is absolutely the best post I have ever read on this forum. IMO. I have always tried to learn how dogs and other pack animals communicate. I think the counter surfing dog probably has a lot of other discipline issues that the owner does not see. Thanks......Cj I am new to this. Curious but w...
by cjhills
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Any tips to stop dog from counter?
Replies: 22
Views: 873

Re: Any tips to stop dog from counter?

The Obvious answer of 'Sit' , Or No , or don't do that Fido is not enough for our good friend . I smell a Clicker is required to make sense for internetty questions . Here we go ..happy reading in pc world that makes us all squiggy and no rhetoric . ! For species who live in packs it’s important to...
by cjhills
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EP sire question
Replies: 138
Views: 25515

Re: EP sire question

It would seem that with all the science, information, breeding expertise, better care and health tests ,we would be breeding better dogs now than twelve years ago. Especially on the average. Not sure that we are......Cj
by cjhills
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EP sire question
Replies: 138
Views: 25515

Re: EP sire question

12 year old post. Most of them dogs are long were old then and are long gone now, or live in somebody's memory......Cj
by cjhills
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training frequency question for green broke pointing dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Training frequency question for green broke pointing dogs

Most of the dogs I have trained and hunt with are MH dogs and by far most of my training is obedience and yard work. Most DQs in AKC MH tests are from not being steady. So, I work more on steadiness And Whoa training. Once the dog will stop reliably every time, I work a little on that every day alon...
by cjhills
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice

Might contact Berg Brothers in Mn. Not sure if they breed Llewellens or not but they breed Grouse hunting Setters for sure...…...Cj
by cjhills
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall question
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Recall question

6 months is not too young for a properly introduced e collar......Cj
by cjhills
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall question
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Recall question

Meskousing wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:09 pm
CJ,
You may have missed some sarcasm in my post. Re-read the first paragraph.
I guess if you meant to put it on yourself I did miss that. The problem being the OP might have also.
Sorry.....Cj
by cjhills
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall question
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Recall question

Try this: Introduce the e-collar. Put it on nice and tight with a locking mechanism. Turn the collar on VERY high. Every time the dog disobeys, keep it on continuous until the message is delivered. Eventually, they will learn. Then, take the collar and put it on the dog and use a proven system. The...
by cjhills
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Oldest Son's First Upland Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: My Oldest Son's First Upland Hunt

That is why it is called hunting, as opposed finding or shooting,....Cj
by cjhills
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?
Replies: 18
Views: 919

Re: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?

You could try to find something she likes to retrieve. She is a puppy and it is not a cause for concern at this time. Some trial bred Setters and other breeds have the retrieving drive bred out of them because it makes them easier to train for trials that do not require a retrieve. If she retrieves,...
by cjhills
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??
Replies: 39
Views: 1612

Re: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??

Pretty much explains why I dislike field trials...…...Cj
by cjhills
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training / hunting question - missed shots
Replies: 16
Views: 837

Re: Training / hunting question - missed shots

The last time I took my dog out hunting, I missed a few shots and wasn’t able to shoot the bird. My dog took off after the flyer and was relentlessly chasing it all over and far. The small nicks I was giving her, to come back did nothing. So I cranked the collar up and zapped her good and while giv...
by cjhills
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 19
Views: 873

Re: Deer chasing

I will go against the grain a little. I don't think a 5 month old puppy needs to be lit up. Most pups will chase anything and most well bred pups will quit on their own after they what they are hunting for ie birds. If the dog persists at a year old then its time to stop this behavior. This is a li...
by cjhills
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 19
Views: 873

Re: Deer chasing

no way I would light up a five month old pup with the highest level on a Garmin 550, for chasing a deer. First the deer will out run a young pup very quickly and the pup will give up. Second if you think the pup don't know who controls the collar you are sadly mistaken. You may have a big problem ge...
by cjhills
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie

Polmaise:
Thanks for sharing.
I will really miss Bill's wise posts. Get well, Bill......Cj
by cjhills
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??
Replies: 39
Views: 1612

Re: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??

I really look forward to seeing the responses to this question......Cj
by cjhills
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Concern over gait
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: Concern over gait

It has been my experience that dogs some roach in their topline run smoother, faster and farther than dogs with a really straight topline. mainly because they can get more reach with their hindlegs without elevating the hind quarters as much. That is my biggest issue with show bred lines. As the OP ...
by cjhills
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 22
Views: 3106

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

Chewy.com will deliver your dog food and supplies to your door cheaper than you can buy it any where else...…..Cj
by cjhills
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady? How much, if any, movement is tolerable?
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: Steady? How much, if any, movement is tolerable?

Nobody on God's green earth, who actually hunts over their dog, would want him to stand like a zombie while the flushed bird flies over his head. I always allow my dogs to do what it takes to mark the bird down. If his view is blocked he can take a step or two. With a dog that is not allowed to retr...
by cjhills
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasant Hunting Services Inquiry
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: Pheasant Hunting Services Inquiry

N0. 1 destination by far South Dakota. Pheasant numbers down. Lots of private and public hunting lands available. Huge price variation. From hundreds to thousands a day. Might be hard to find a place that is not booked up now. You might be able to go on your own and hunt public land or pay to hunt p...
by cjhills
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Puppy- Training Question
Replies: 13
Views: 958

Re: New Puppy- Training Question

No reason to let her chase birds, unless she lacks prey drive. pretty soon you will probably have a flusher if you just let her chase. the recall Won't make a whole lot of difference. A 100 ft check cord is nuts. Don't do that.....Cj
by cjhills
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Use a Muzzle During Dog Intro
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Use a Muzzle During Dog Intro

GnM: This is what I was getting at. There are very few truly aggressive dogs, especially in the bird dog breeds. It sounds like this dog is a bit timid and maybe was abused. Beating him his about the worst thing you can do. It will very likely make him worse and for sure not make him better. How lon...
by cjhills
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Use a Muzzle During Dog Intro
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Use a Muzzle During Dog Intro

NEhomer wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Looks like you're past intro.

...too many questions unanswered to know for sure but the short answer is the aggressive one goes.
Right.
Make sure you have a problem and can handle the consequences before you resort to more violence.....Cj
PS.Sorry, could not resist replying to this one.
by cjhills
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sis about 22 weeks
Replies: 23
Views: 1814

Re: Sis about 22 weeks

I guess I don't get what the problem is. In every post I wrote I said young dogs need wild birds to become savvy wild bird dogs. They also need training in more than one field since they are place oriented and most will forget some or all of their training the first time they leave home. They can le...
by cjhills
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sis about 22 weeks
Replies: 23
Views: 1814

Re: Sis about 22 weeks

Sorry, I did use the wrong name. Meant to say FF. But he did attribute the statement about steady to WSF dogs not being savvy wild bird dogs to you. That statement is just wrong. My Jacob VD Westwind dogs were all naturally steady to WSF and all were very savvy wild bird dogs. But as I said they nee...
by cjhills
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sis about 22 weeks
Replies: 23
Views: 1814

Re: Sis about 22 weeks

FF: Unless I read your statement wrong, It said" I agree with AG that theoretically a WSF dog is not a savvy wild bird dog". To me this statement is wrong. Some are and some aren't. I see no connection between what the dog does once he points the bird and how he goes about finding the bird. You go o...
by cjhills
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dogs and algae
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Dogs and algae

I was in SD in the early 2000s when many dogs died from blue green algae. It is really scare because I do not see how we could possibly avoid it. Hot thirsty dogs drink what ever water they find......Cj
by cjhills
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sis about 22 weeks
Replies: 23
Views: 1814

Re: Sis about 22 weeks

Why would A fully steady to WSF not be a savvy wild bird hunter. The two have basically no connection. I take a totally different approach. I control nothing for my pups. The only training they have before they go to the field is kennel manners, obedience a solid whoa, here and collar conditioning. ...
by cjhills
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sis about 22 weeks
Replies: 23
Views: 1814

Re: Sis about 22 weeks

One thing I find, is that naturally talented, intelligent dogs, sometimes take their natural abilities at face value and need more training about the time they reach maturity......Cj