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by cjhills
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: American Brittany Nervousness
Replies: 5
Views: 147

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: 5
Views: 147

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: 9
Views: 200

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: 401

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: 227

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: 386

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: 19
Views: 537

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: 47
Views: 1057

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: 233

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: 47
Views: 1057

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: 47
Views: 1057

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: 47
Views: 1057

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: 47
Views: 1057

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: 47
Views: 1057

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: 47
Views: 1057

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: 1317

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: 47
Views: 1057

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: 47
Views: 1057

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: 1317

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: 1317

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: 1317

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: 421

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: 421

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: 707

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: 707

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: 707

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: 707

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: 588

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: 1317

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: 1317

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: 1317

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: 1317

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: 1317

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: 216

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: 1009

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: 417

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...
by cjhills
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: STEADY TO RELEASE
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: STEADY TO RELEASE

I have always thought I would like my dogs to do that. As Trekmor said it should be the same as training a spaniel to stop to flush. It seems like it would give me a much better chance for a shot in the woods or brush. One problem I could see in our trials and tests is poor flying quail. The dog cou...
by cjhills
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: male or female puppy
Replies: 51
Views: 2080

Re: male or female puppy

My GSP females have all came into heat at 13 to 15 months , except for the one I have now. She came into heat at 10 months. I would consult my vet about this but I think I would wait until a year old even if she did have her first period before that. The problems with spayed females are rare no matt...
by cjhills
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog's paws and ice water
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: dog's paws and ice water

One other thing. If you hunt in extreme weather you need to watch for hypothermia. Especially if it is wet. Don't get too far from some source of heat. That you can get to quick if the dog starts shivering …….Cj
by cjhills
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog's paws and ice water
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: dog's paws and ice water

The icy slush does not seem to bother dogs a lot. It is at least 32 degrees. I would hope it is for a short distance and some dry ground. Running my dogs, GSPs ,in the snow when it is twenty below does not bother them. In fact they seem to enjoy it. Their feet do get cold on the plowed roads. Fortun...
by cjhills
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using e collar
Replies: 41
Views: 1090

Re: Using e collar

RG
Finally a post I agree with 100%. E collars have definitely made my life easier and training life longer.
AG
It looks like you finally met your match.
I doubt if the animals think it is a fair chase.
I liked Shags post too. Some of the good old days were pretty brutal.......Cj
by cjhills
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Using e collar
Replies: 41
Views: 1090

Re: Using e collar

Honker: Very few people are capable of training a dog without some form of long range control. Of course a dog can be trained without a collar, it is done all the time. If your hunting partners dogs are out of control without collars it is because they were not trained properly. Don't blame the ecol...
by cjhills
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The value of the force fetch.
Replies: 42
Views: 1114

Re: The value of the force fetch.

I want the dog to grab the dummy first on the "fetch" command. With a ear pinch. Where he will jump three ft. to get it on the "fetch" command. Nothing else stops the ear pinch. Then no more force. Train "hold" And then carry on the bench on the ground an in the field. I alredy trained have a very g...
by cjhills
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Old Lines
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Old Lines

Does anyone know of breeders who have old school breeding qualities? Example old Grief lines. Tough as nails, hunt anything under the sun and fearless. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk KMK GSPs in southwest Mn ,was heavy on Grief blood lines a few years back. I think she still is although they ar...
by cjhills
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

I feed PPP puppy I like a little lower protein because I don't want real fast growth.
I would try feeding les food until the diarrhea goes away......Cj
by cjhills
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Slowing down the dog
Replies: 47
Views: 1072

Re: Slowing down the dog

Sharon wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:25 pm
I can't participate in that contest , but also can't agree with your perspective. Sure, lots of different opinions given; that's what a forum is all about; members decide whose opinion they can trust. Lots of good advice given on here.
You would probably win with all of us old dudes. :lol: …..Cj
by cjhills
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Slowing down the dog
Replies: 47
Views: 1072

Re: Slowing down the dog

Nmnuntr:
One final Thought. Don't fight or inhibit your pup's natural ability, enhance it. You will both be happier....Cj
by cjhills
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Slowing down the dog
Replies: 47
Views: 1072

Re: Slowing down the dog

Your dog will very likely be fine with more experience. There is no reason to think a slow dog finds more birds than a fast dog or vicversa. As AG says it is about ground application and intelligience. We can"t just assume a slow dog is more intelligent than a fast dog. We do know late season pheasa...
by cjhills
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Slowing down the dog
Replies: 47
Views: 1072

Re: Slowing down the dog

It Really defies logic to believe any GWP would find more coveys than a string of big running setters and pointers, simply because they cover so much more ground. Obviously the dog has to throttle back in heavy cover...…….Cj
by cjhills
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 1359

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

You can take two 5 day hunts at the end of each hunt you can have 15 birds in possession when you leave SD. As far as ethics go, they are a personal thing and what you call ethical may not be the same as mine. Just because it is legal does not mean it is ethical. To a lot of people ethics depend on...