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by cjhills
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Getting Weight on old English Pointer
Replies: 4
Views: 100

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: 16
Views: 352

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: 16
Views: 352

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: 20
Views: 532

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: 20
Views: 532

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: 20
Views: 532

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: 24786

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: 24786

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: 7
Views: 460

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: 380

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: 437

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: 437

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: 437

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: 181

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: 648

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: 1144

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: 658

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: 17
Views: 533

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: 17
Views: 533

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: 492

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: 1144

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: 777

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: 2663

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: 737

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: 1010

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: 762

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: 536

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: 536

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: 1428

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: 1428

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: 1428

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: 1026

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: 1428

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: 1428

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
by cjhills
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs fighting
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Dogs fighting

I like what Shags , Sharon and CJ suggested, for the most part. I do not think adding more hostility (physical discipline) will be remedial in this situation. It can actually escalate the situation in certain circumstances. Be firm and completely relaxed when you have to intervene because YOU are T...
by cjhills
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs fighting
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Dogs fighting

As others have Implied this problem comes from a leaderless pack. I have had as many as four males, all who were breeding dogs, with females in season in the next kennel with no fighting. Females are worse sometimes right before they come into season. Very nice tempered females will try to kill each...
by cjhills
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food Rotation Question
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: Food Rotation Question

I have always tried to breed dogs that are good eaters and train my puppies from the day they start on solid food by feeding them in a group so they learn to eat fast. They gobble their food. That is why I always feed puppy food and why PPP Performance has went to smaller kibbles. Some clients have...
by cjhills
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food Rotation Question
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: Food Rotation Question

When you run your dogs to the point of exhaustion that all they need is sleep you are going to have eating issues. Force feeding them will cause more health issues. Bloody diarrhea being one. they need rest before they eat. Sometimes that will mean feeding them in the night and starting late in the ...
by cjhills
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hound Heater plus for small dog house
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Hound Heater plus for small dog house

Everyone, when I had a German Shorthair long ago, that dog was never in the house. Now that I live in such a harsh climate, I want the dog inside in the evenings and also for socializing or just fun. My question is regarding what you and the dog do when it is in the house? Does a younger dog, want ...
by cjhills
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Fall Conundrum.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1068

Re: My Fall Conundrum.......

FF's post is what I am saying. This happens to most people when the get a little older. It was a surprise to me. I have been a hunter and guide most of my life. My old dogs had thousands of bird shot over them. All of my family are hunters and deer season is a huge deal. We shoot a lot of deer for m...
by cjhills
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Fall Conundrum.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1068

Re: My Fall Conundrum.......

Not much of a challenge to shoot deer with an arrow from a modern bow. My 12 year old grand kids do it all the time. How many use a long bow or a recurve. A deer at fifty yards is nothing with a good bow. How about a spear that would be a challenge. Shooting birds with a arrow would be a challenge. ...
by cjhills
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Fall Conundrum.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1068

Re: My Fall Conundrum.......

One thing I have discovered is that as we get older we start to value life more. Killing everything I can is not very important to me any more. My kids, grand kids and great grand kids do most of the shooting now. I use a camera more than a gun..…..Cj
by cjhills
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hound Heater plus for small dog house
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Hound Heater plus for small dog house

Assuming you have a garage, why not put a small insulated dog house in the garage with dog door access to the outdoor Preifert kennel. Don't look to me like a very happy life for the pup. But that is another topic......Cj
by cjhills
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FF or wait?
Replies: 62
Views: 2948

Re: FF or wait?

A bit difficult to see how there can be a right or wrong in my posts. But enough of the Hi Jack.
My Gramma was from Scotland. I never did know what she was talking about, I dang sure would not try to write anything she said.....Cj
by cjhills
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FF or wait?
Replies: 62
Views: 2948

Re: FF or wait?

CJ, I agree that "whoa" is a utile obedience command such as "stay" or "come" or whatever word(s) work for folk to stop/protect their dogs. The thing is, folk use it as a working command on birds while hunting their dogs. Most folk typically OVER-handle their hunting dogs. It's a bit like telling y...
by cjhills
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: question for Trekmoor
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: question for Trekmoor

I agree with you on training books. This book, as I recall was not a" how to train your dog book" but more of a story about getting a female pointing dog, do not remember the breed, that was timid, lacked prey drive and maybe gun shy to be a solid bird dog to use on some sort of shoots. It seemed th...
by cjhills
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF or wait?
Replies: 62
Views: 2948

Re: FF or wait?

I always wonder why people get so bent out of shape about a " whoa" command. Whoa means nothing to the dog until it is taught to mean something. so, it is the same as a whistle. To my dogs a sharp quick whoa means stop until I tell you otherwise. It would stop dogs from chasing, running into a dange...
by cjhills
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: question for Trekmoor
Replies: 3
Views: 336

question for Trekmoor

Trekmoor:
Way back I had a book named "the Rough Shooter" Written I think by an English author. I wonder if you7 would be familiar with the book or the author.
I liked his approach to training a dog with issues......Cj
by cjhills
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What is my next step??
Replies: 27
Views: 1659

Re: What is my next step??

One thing to be aware of, the perfection kennels DVDs require a lot of birds and a helper. You might be expecting a bit much from a very young pup. It is not unusual for a pup to be apprehensive on his first birds. I would put out a few more. If he seems to lack prey drive let him catch a couple. He...
by cjhills
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP Travel with pup
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: GWP Travel with pup

It has to fit under the seat. I would think the pup would fit. My buyers do that a lot. they can get the pup at a younger age...….Cj