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by cjhills
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

FF: Your post is the type of post that borders on ridiculous or is trolling. Of course I would not call running my dogs with a dog that does all those things fun. Just as I would not call hunting with a single dog who disappears over the horizon never to be seen again,a single dog busting birds at 4...
by cjhills
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

This is exactly my thoughts. Some people take This way to seriously. They are just dogs and it is only hunting. It should be fun......Cj
by cjhills
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

FF: The hunt test situation is easily resolved. Stop your dog and wait until the other handler chooses a direction and go the other way. I generally tell the other handler "see you at the call backs" and go my way. The advantage of running multiple dogs on the many thousand acre BLM land is that it ...
by cjhills
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

My only reason for hunting two dogs, would be that I didn't have more available dogs. Dogs that learn to hunt with multiple dogs, hunt on their own and only notice the other dogs when they are on point. If I run a young dog who starts to shadow he will get picked up and hunted alone. They do seem to...
by cjhills
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Pup
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: New Pup

You probably should resort to hiring a trainer. As I have learned the time comes for all of us when we need to admit we can't do some of the things we used to do. You are headed straight for disaster for yourself, the dog or both. If you can't handle the dog without a crop at five months, how do you...
by cjhills
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Young dog to hunt with older dog
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: Young dog to hunt with older dog

He is a very young dog. Don't expect to much. He probably needs a lot more training and experience. Hunting him with the other dog should be very limited for now. let him learn on his own first. Let him run with the other dog in a nonhunting situation to get used to it. Wondering why he pointed 20 b...
by cjhills
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin customer service
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Garmin customer service

Batteries would not charge.....Cj
by cjhills
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin customer service
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Garmin customer service

I had 4 p10 receivers that malfunctioned. Most out of warranty. They replace all of them.no charge.....Cj
by cjhills
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Naming Traditions
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Naming Traditions

German breeders Named their puppies themselves going from litter A to Z or what ever the letters of the German alphabet Are. Many used Von Der or VOM which seems to translate to Of or Of the. A few still do. Like Gustaf Vom Riverwood or Jacob VD Westwind. Some breeders find that very Important......Cj
by cjhills
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Lines
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: GSP Lines

Golden1: I am not a field trial person so I do not know a lot about how trialers are breeding these days; but it seems like big time linebreeding is dying out as breeders learn more about genetics. HH was bred to over 100 females; So you can get about anything you want in a HH bred dog. HH will be a...
by cjhills
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1368

Re: Closing my kennel

OB: 81. Still nave a one year old female and 2 puppies. Probably will sell one puppy. I do all the training and care of my dogs. It is very easy to tell yourself you can still do it but the day came when I realized my dogs are fatter than they have ever been and I had two year old dogs which were no...
by cjhills
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1368

Re: Closing my kennel

"a bit risky to hunt the big areas in the North Central USA alone" I am there every season and glad to accompany you if you come to SD, KS, or ND. You could give me a lesson on shooting and dog training. Best, Scott Thanks, I have spent a lot of time in SD and ND.Not much in Kansas. I could probabl...
by cjhills
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worried I picked the wallflower pup
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Re: Worried I picked the wallflower pup

The change in a puppy from 6 weeks to 8 weeks is dramatic. That old thing about 49 days is pure crap. I like to keep mine until 10 weeks, start crate training and second round of shots. I don't think they get a lot from the mother after seven weeks in fact I separate them but they get a lot from the...
by cjhills
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worried I picked the wallflower pup
Replies: 17
Views: 994

Re: Worried I picked the wallflower pup

At 6 weeks the puppies have only been running around for a short while. From your situation It seems like you are near the litter, so you could visit often. Go and observe a few more times. If she has issues with not running and playing I would be concerned. Most really young puppies are uncomfortab...
by cjhills
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1368

Re: Closing my kennel

Thanks Ckirsch. I really appreciate that. Something we all have to face. When you have a lot of dogs you have to be very careful not to stay in it too long. you don't want to get to where you can't take care of them or have sell. Some people you think are friends aren't. The next thing you know some...
by cjhills
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1368

Re: Closing my kennel

Thank, to every one who replyed. I have placed all the dogs. I plan to. it will be a new world going from 15 dogs to three. Just to clarify thinks to anyone who cares; It is age related issues. Not anything life threatening. Doctor appointments come more often. I guess it happens to everybody. It is...
by cjhills
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1368

Closing my kennel

Due to some health issues. I am closing my kennel and have some very well bred, family bird dogs I am looking to rehome. I am not concerned about price. Looking for family hunting homes. All dogs are well started on birds, very good on obedience and have know bad habits. All will hold point through ...
by cjhills
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs under a truck topper
Replies: 15
Views: 794

Re: Dogs under a truck topper

I wonder if you can get a after market sliding rear window. I have haul dogs in ll kinds of weather in that setup with a bicycle tube between the topper an the cab. Had the tube blow out once. That was freaky.....Cj
by cjhills
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title
Replies: 6
Views: 416

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: 517

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: 814

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: 2059

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: 572

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: 14
Views: 940

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: 1400

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: 430

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: 278

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: 429

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: 429

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: 17
Views: 1605

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: 17
Views: 1605

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: 684

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: 566

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: 566

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: 17
Views: 1374

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: 1006

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: 594

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: 907

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: 1594

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: 2647

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: 586

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: 2647

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: 2647

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: 2647

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: 2647

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: 2647

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: 2647

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: 2427

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: 2647

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: 2647

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...