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by cjhills
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Use a Muzzle During Dog Intro
Replies: 13
Views: 240

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: 240

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: 1029

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: 1029

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: 1029

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: 7
Views: 532

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: 1029

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: 1029

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: 10
Views: 468

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: 10
Views: 468

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: 695

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: 695

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: 341

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: 800

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: 800

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: 800

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: 341

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: 1928

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: 1928

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: 221

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: 1928

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: 221

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: 1217

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: 219

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
by cjhills
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FF or wait?
Replies: 62
Views: 1928

Re: FF or wait?

The Winds of Autumn are starting. Snow today If you decide to actually do a force fetch make sure you are mentally tough enough to do it. It is worse to start and not finish than not to start at all. It can be brutal on some dogs. Intelligent dogs are harder than mentally slower dogs. If you do it y...
by cjhills
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons: How long til they pair and nest
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Pigeons: How long til they pair and nest

Pigeons like most birds are quite territorial, so it is likely that only one pair will nest in your nests. They will nest on the floor though. It is not the cold that causes them not to lay in winter,it is the length of the daylight. Our days get pretty short up here. We use lights to get them to la...
by cjhills
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons: How long til they pair and nest
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Pigeons: How long til they pair and nest

Thanks for pointing that out, CJ. I was building boxes last night they were more like 8" tall. So i'll adjust tonight before I install. Do the other two dimensions matter that much? As I currently have them, they are about 14" wide and 6" deep. I was basically making due with what scrap wood I had ...
by cjhills
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons: How long til they pair and nest
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Pigeons: How long til they pair and nest

I don't know how it works in the south they might lay in the winter. Make sure your nest boxes are !2 or more inches tall so the cock bird can tread...Cj
by cjhills
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons: How long til they pair and nest
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Pigeons: How long til they pair and nest

It is possible you have all one sex. Not likely. What do you mean by adult birds? If they are one year or older, the cocks should be Strutting. It seems like the seller should know the sex. my homers mostly won't lay until late winter or early spring about mid March now. You likely have young birds ...
by cjhills
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 gauge Franchi Veloce
Replies: 4
Views: 443

28 gauge Franchi Veloce

I am looking at a 28 gauge Franchi Veloce.
what do some of the gun people on here think of this gun? What would a fair price be in near mint condition.....Cj
by cjhills
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 1310

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: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 1310

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: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 1310

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: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 1310

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: 416

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: 664

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: 423

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: 423

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: 11
Views: 637

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: 448

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: 1756

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: 1756

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: 1239

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: 1239

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: 1756

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: 1756

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: 1756

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: 1056

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: 525

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: 620

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