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by cjhills
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy question
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Puppy question

A few other thoughts on this. When breeders do a planned brother and sister breeding in order to intensify the characteristics they want, they also have to deal with intensifying what they don't want. It is a very high risk breeding and the breeders that do that are ruthless in their culling. It doe...
by cjhills
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP lines you would want that I should look into
Replies: 24
Views: 2279

Re: GSP lines you would want that I should look into

Fred just had a frozen semen litter. Not sure if he kept any.. Dez has been bred quite a bit. Andy seems to like him quite a bit. Not to many direct sons around anymore. Which was he producing over or under? Nearly every litter Jacob produced had overbites. They are great dogs in every other way. T...
by cjhills
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy question
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Puppy question

There is no such thing as a bloodline with no health issues. No dog is perfect in every way. The only responsible thing to do is abort the litter. If I did not plan to breed the female I would have her spayed.......Cj
by cjhills
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training to range closer with an e collar.
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Training to range closer with an e collar.

Nate: Not being concerned much about range, I lean more toward letting the dog learn to hunt at his natural range. If the dog knows how to handle birds range makes little difference. If he busts birds at 50 yards or 200 yards makes no difference. you don't get a shot. If he handles the birds you do....
by cjhills
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP lines you would want that I should look into
Replies: 24
Views: 2279

Re: GSP lines you would want that I should look into

These breeders have went away from Jacob because of bite issues.......Cj
by cjhills
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Gsp
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Gsp

NO.....Cj
by cjhills
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 868

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Maybe if you had a very solid whoa you could use that when she is on point. AKC hunt tests may help where she has to be sent on the retrieve. You can quietly caution a dog on point in a master test. Train her steady and then let her back slide. That is how we train all dogs whose owners want the dog...
by cjhills
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 868

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Personally, I think it is more of a trainer problem than a dog problem. If she handle well for the trainers but not for you she knows she is in charge. I suspect she ignoring you in her regular interaction with you. It is very easy to miss that or ignore it in a house dog that lives with you all th...
by cjhills
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 868

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Personally, I think it is more of a trainer problem than a dog problem. If she handle well for the trainers but not for you she knows she is in charge. I suspect she is ignoring you in her regular interaction with you. It is very easy to miss that or ignore it in a house dog that lives with you all ...
by cjhills
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 868

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Can't imagine any place in SD that wouldn't have access to training grounds of some sort. If you could work with the trainer it would probably help. Running her in AKC hunt tests would be a lot cheaper and a good way to train for NSTRA. DO you keep her steady to WSF when hunting. She sounds like to ...
by cjhills
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 868

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

You don't say if you or the trainers can run her and keep her steady without a ecollar in training situations. If you can get some helpers to set up the same situation as NASTRA and run her with a ecollar. Depending on her temperament I think I would hammer her pretty hard when she moves. Try settin...
by cjhills
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: NAVDHA NA Test
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: NAVDHA NA Test

BigK75
Very Nice.
Great too see what happens when the dog and the trainer are on the same page......Cj
by cjhills
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many gun dogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: How many gun dogs?

Mosby: There is GSP for sale on the "dogs For Sale". on here He comes from as good hunting GSP lines as you can get. He is well along in his training.I think nearly finish. I know his bloodlines well and have owned close relatives. he would be a wonderful family bird dog for you and is a steal. rea...
by cjhills
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many gun dogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: How many gun dogs?

Mosby: There is GSP for sale on the "dogs For Sale". on here He comes from as good hunting GSP lines as you can get. He is well along in his training.I think nearly finish. I know his bloodlines well and have owned close relatives. he would be a wonderful family bird dog for you and is a steal. read...
by cjhills
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

Thanks, Not really a big deal. Nobody lasts forever. I still have good health and run the dogs every day. Just can't do the miles it takes to follow the dogs in big country. I have been extremely fortunate. I bought my first really good when I was close to sixty. I have had a very successful breedin...
by cjhills
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall with ecollar question
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Recall with ecollar question

There is no reason a 6 month old dog can not have a reliable recall. It does take repetitions and time. You also need some distractions in your training. I don't like to the dog yelping but sometimes it works. Dogs are place oriented and they need to learn a command in multiple locations to be relia...
by cjhills
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall with ecollar question
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Recall with ecollar question

Bigk 75 The thing you need to be very careful not to do is training the dog to respond only to the ecollar. A good share of the dogs I see in the field are only obeying the stim. If you give the command and stim before he has a chance to respond he will soon learn to only respond to the stim. Same i...
by cjhills
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

I am the vulnerable. 82 yo I live just down the road from where your dog is. I like to hunt Rosebud. I doubt I will do that this year even if they let us. First time not going to Montana for 20 years. It has been hot and humid this summer. tough dog training weather. I'm sure the dog will do great.....
by cjhills
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

One of the many unfortunate things about this pandemic is the rifts it has caused between people with regards to the appropriate response. I think anyone who tells you they know exactly what’s going on or exactly what should be done about it is probably full of the beans. Social distance, wear a ma...
by cjhills
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

NEhomer: With nearly 180,000 people dead in USA, 5,000,000 cases and Turkey hunting right in the middle of a Kansas City spike in cases does it make any sense for Kansas to allow out of state spring Turkey hunters. Why take a chance on even one case. Hunting itself is probably one of the safest thin...
by cjhills
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

The scientific facts show there is very little chance of community transmission from people traveling through the state on a freeway even stopping for fuel or rest stops. Also travel on interstate freeways is necessary. However people coming in and spending time at motels, restaurants and bars is a ...
by cjhills
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Insurance

The insurance policies I have looked at were expensive and the return was not great. So I have basically took my chances. I also decided when I started breeding that I would not mortgage my house to save my dog. If you buy a puppy you will very likely have to make some tough decisions at some point....
by cjhills
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

it is not about hunting On the reservations. It is because they already have health issues and do not want Covid 19. So they don't want people from Other areas bringing it. They just had 250,000 bikers running around there in Sturgis. I don't know if they will allow hunting. Some places you need to ...
by cjhills
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

I don't know how the South Dakota Reservations will handle hunting. Some have hi ways block and will not allow entrance. Some you can drive through with no stopping. Sharptail will be opening in a month....Cj
by cjhills
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

Does this mean they should close the rest areas. It would be a long haul across Kansas if they do that.......Cj
by cjhills
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 1194

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

RatDog wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:36 pm
I heard no one will be allowed in Montana [emoji6]


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
No one from the south half of Mn. will be allowed to hunt Ruffed Grouse or Sharptails in the north half.......Cj
by cjhills
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching scent pointing?
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: Teaching scent pointing?

Nothing wrong with keeping chickens Probably not the time to do it right now but you can easily train your dog not bother the yard birds. You might find trapping farm pigeons difficult or impossible. It is easier to net them at night with a light if you can reach their roosting area with a long hand...
by cjhills
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ River Rompers ~
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: ~ River Rompers ~

I thought this would be about some kind of swim wear.......Cj
by cjhills
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching scent pointing?
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: Teaching scent pointing?

If you do like Don says, he will be pointing soon. he just needs bird experience......Cj
by cjhills
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Beaver Fever ?
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Beaver Fever ?

Yes. Giardia. So can people. Don't seem to real serious. Some dog get quite sick and have loose bloody stool. not sure how it affects people.....Cj
by cjhills
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1401

Re: Vive'ing la difference

Thank you Giuseppe. In the NAVHDA UT a dog can self relocate without penalty as long as the handler is not in front in the act of flushing. I'd bet money if you hunt your dog a good bit and remain silent it will start relocating again on its own when it needs to. Mine do. As you mentioned dogs know...
by cjhills
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1401

Re: Vive'ing la difference

Thank you Giuseppe. In the NAVHDA UT a dog can self relocate without penalty as long as the handler is not in front in the act of flushing. I'd bet money if you hunt your dog a good bit and remain silent it will start relocating again on its own when it needs to. Mine do. As you mentioned dogs know...
by cjhills
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1401

Re: Vive'ing la difference

I am not a huge fan of the dog relocating on a running pheasant. Or at least I don't like the dog tracking a running bird. The bird easily out runs the dog and flushes out of range when it runs out of cover or gets uncomfortable for some other reason. I also don't like walking through a foot of snow...
by cjhills
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin service
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Garmin service

Garmin replaced all my receivers(5) for my field 70. I liked that. what I did not like was that they needed to replace my receivers.
I test their products and I don't think they are nearly as reliable as the old tritronics products......Cj
by cjhills
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1401

Re: Vive'ing la difference

In the good years of Sharptail hunting in ND ( before fracking) you could easily shoot a daily limit of Sharptails in October over any kind of dog or no dog. I knew people who sat in a lawn chair in the olive groves and shot incoming birds. 75% were young of the year. As I said the young birds that ...
by cjhills
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1401

Re: Vive'ing la difference

Almost everybody I know and hunt with who train their dogs at all, train them steady to flush. Be it pointer or flusher. It is easy to do, beautiful to see and productive. Some let the dog go on the shot. the think the dogs find the bird easier, don't know about that but it is a big debate. Flushing...
by cjhills
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pickling Quail eggs ?
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Pickling Quail eggs ?

Are you saying you gathered them from wild birds? That would certainly be illegal. Plus you may get a huge surprise when you peel the boiled eggs, with know knowledge of the age or what is inside. Fresh eggs from your own birds will be fine. Don't have a recipe though. I suppose whatever recipe you ...
by cjhills
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Duck Search
Replies: 13
Views: 728

Re: Duck Search

The thing about the duck search is it is about the search, not about catching the duck. If the the dog swam out, caught the duck and retrieved it he would either have to do it over or get a lower score. At least that is how the rules were explained to me.......Cj
by cjhills
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1401

Re: Vive'ing la difference

Polmaise I have always thought I would like my dogs to work that way.. Two issues that I have are this. I think our wild birds are much spookier in the west. My dogs point pretty far off. 40 to 80 yards on covey birds. we would need to have the dog move in closer or the shots would get pretty long. ...
by cjhills
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1082

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

Forget the NAVHDA training for awhile. If you go just let him run on a checkcord and work off steam if you are allowed to do that. He needs to learn discipline. Remember he is a baby. If he is not crate trained he should be. He needs to be on a 2 foot stake out chain or a chain gang for short period...
by cjhills
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Safe water treatment for dogs?
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Safe water treatment for dogs?

Back in the days when my daughters showed horses, we put a little Chlorine bleach in the water the horses and dogs drank. So when we went to longer shows in areas with treated water the horses would drink local the water. It worked a also kept algae and mosquito larva down in the water tank. I don't...
by cjhills
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: Problems with come/here

The basic problem with the above post is that through the years we have bred softer dogs and better training. I have seen many dogs ruined by tough trainers. Roughing a dog up has no place in any dog training program especially recall. Will he come to you to get his beating? Would you ? Try training...
by cjhills
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: Problems with come/here

Not to worry. Over here we just crank up the ecollar. The dog learns to come when the juice is on. He soon learns to ignore the command. But we still have the juice........Cj Is that the AC/DC Troglodyte recall program you're describing? Polmaise knows that ain't quite the protocol in the more, sha...
by cjhills
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: Problems with come/here

Not to worry. Over here we just crank up the ecollar. The dog learns to come when the juice is on. He soon learns to ignore the command. But we still have the juice........Cj
by cjhills
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: De-Snaking
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: De-Snaking

By mid September, in Northern Montana' the Rattle snakes Are denned up. Never seen or heard one in 50 years of hunting in the North east region. Nevr had a dog get bit or heard of any body that did.
Don't know about the south............Cj
by cjhills
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Orange book
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Orange book

That must be one heck of a book!!!!!! ......Cj
by cjhills
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question to Minnesotans
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Question to Minnesotans

My comment was on WMAs. You are not allowed to plant birds or carry live ammo including blanks when running your dog. And no Motorized vehicles. If you join a federation of field trials club you can train at Four Brooks WMA about 50 miles north of Minneapolis. If you get $25 permit from your club. I...
by cjhills
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question to Minnesotans
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Question to Minnesotans

Make sure you read and understand the WMA laws before you train there.
They are closed to all motor vehicles, bird planting and shooting any live Ammo including blanks.
Also during Nesting.........Cj
by cjhills
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question to Minnesotans
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Question to Minnesotans

G: NAVHDA is quite active quite a few hunt tests and trials. Bird hunting close to Minneapolis is pretty much limited to pheasants and they are way down. You need to drive about 100+ miles to get into any decent bird hunting. But you can go any direction and find birds. Grouse are from about MIlle L...
by cjhills
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3049

Re: How to teach "turning"?

In all my years, dogs and miles of hunting over dogs of all kinds I have never seen the need to pattern a dog. I have always believed dogsare gifted with ability that made them a lot better at bird finding the I am. I also believe they have some inborn ability to track their hunting partners. Exper...