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by cjhills
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2020 horrible year, great season!
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: 2020 horrible year, great season!

Now I can. Weird......Cj
by cjhills
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2020 horrible year, great season!
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: 2020 horrible year, great season!

I can't open the files why is that...Cj
by cjhills
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Unfortunate Miss
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: An Unfortunate Miss

The good thing is you get everything you go hunting for except a bird to eat. To me that is the least reason I go hunting and the bird lives to fight another day..........Cj
by cjhills
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Back2theBook - another new member looking for help
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Back2theBook - another new member looking for help

Welcome to the forum.
Force Fetch is overrated and usually not necessary. It is tough on the dog and the trainer. Unless your are tough enough to do it, you are probably better off having a pro do it or forgetting it unless the dog really needs it........Cj
by cjhills
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall tips
Replies: 19
Views: 2926

Re: Recall tips

My question about the debolting is this. How do you keep the dog from not wanting to leave your side. Tell him to heel. He should not leave you side until released. gonehuntin That is not my question. My question is if you train your dog to think the only safe place is the heel position by your sid...
by cjhills
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall tips
Replies: 19
Views: 2926

Re: Recall tips

My question about the debolting is this. How do you keep the dog from not wanting to leave your side. I have seen people shoot their dogs even with a shotgun to get a recall. I really do not believe in shooting the dog to get a recall. Training repetition and And e collar will work. You need to be c...
by cjhills
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of the line for me and Tubbs
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: End of the line for me and Tubbs

Ratdog:
This is extremely sad news for me.
I guess there are dogs that are mentally screwed up. I really hoped things would work out for you. It definitely is not worth the risk of him biting somebody.
Sorry......Cj
by cjhills
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Water Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: GSP Water Introduction

Bayleymay: no ,that is not too late. Once mine are retrieving good I use dead birds in shallow water. Just keep getting a little deeper until he has to swim to get it. He may have a problem at first but they figure it out. Most of my dogs are not natural water dogs. But once they learn they do very ...
by cjhills
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 71
Views: 4308

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

IDHunter There are dogs that in spite of how hard we try as breeders, just do not have a lot of point. Some dogs just like to chase. Dogs that chase car can't do much with one if they catch it. Some will spend there whole life trying. Usually they eventually get ran over. The problem with the "chase...
by cjhills
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Pointer Breeder-MidWest
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: English Pointer Breeder-MidWest

I have no idea what a Tevis Cup is or who won it. It is likely not the size that would keep a Percheron from winning. It is the design......Cj
by cjhills
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Pointer Breeder-MidWest
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: English Pointer Breeder-MidWest

How many 800 pound horses have won the Kentucky Derby.......Cj
by cjhills
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many have had their dog take out coyote?
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: How many have had their dog take out coyote?

One of my females killed a coyote when I was hunting in Montana. The dogs corner him so he could not escape. The coyote laid on it's back and snapped it's teeth no fight at all. None of the other dogs offered to help her they just watched. I was quite concerned when it happened because the coyote lo...
by cjhills
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Coyotes

Sharon: Would two coyotes be a match for one Jack Russel? He must be getting old. What Time Zone does this forum come from. It is 6am at my house 8am on the forum.....Cj Normally they wouldn't be a match, but he has cancer and is living one day at a time. That's weird about the time zone. Daylight ...
by cjhills
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Coyotes

Sharon:
Would two coyotes be a match for one Jack Russel? He must be getting old.
What Time Zone does this forum come from. It is 6am at my house 8am on the forum.....Cj
by cjhills
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pain relief
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: pain relief

Thanks. I thought a little older than that. I guess time flies when you are having fun..........Cj
by cjhills
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pain relief
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: pain relief

She may be getting a little arthritis. If memory serves me right she has been around awhile.......Cj
by cjhills
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pain relief
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: pain relief

If it continues best visit a vet. That is how Lymes Disease starts.
All of these, especially Rimadyll treat the symptoms not the cause. It works good to make a dog think there is nothing wrong......Cj
by cjhills
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: Masticatory Myositis

Sharon:
Sad times.
Sorry.......Cj
by cjhills
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 2602

Re: Grey Wolf

Birds I'm with you. We need more science and less politics...........Cj
by cjhills
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 2602

Re: Grey Wolf

Were Grey Wolves already delisted in some states.
If so that is a surprise to me.
They made a pretty big deal of the delisting here. I won't go into why......Cj
by cjhills
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 2602

Re: Grey Wolf

IDHunter: How does Idaho have a liberal season and Cheap tags when the wolf is on the federal endangered species list. We can not shoot one that we caught in the act of killing livestock. I think it makes more sense for the states DNR to deal with the Grey Wolf. We had a season on them before they w...
by cjhills
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 2602

Re: Grey Wolf

I have always favored our DNR managing the wolf in MN. I think we have than the DNR count.
We see a few while grouse and deer hunting. We hear a lot of howling where we hunt Grouse. Never had one get a dog. They are Probably blamed for a lot of problems they do not cause......Cj.
by cjhills
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 2602

Grey Wolf

Grey Wolf got taken off the endangered species list today. Probably alright In Minnesota .
not so good in other places. One pack in California........Cj
by cjhills
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog started doing a "woodcock shuffle"?
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Dog started doing a "woodcock shuffle"?

Some dogs seem to have a hard time with woodcock. I think they have very little scent. I have seen dogs nearly run them over. If she has not had many wood cock points this might go away as she gets more experience. If not a quiet caution might help.
I have dogs that flag on hen pheasants........Cj
by cjhills
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: winter has come way too early
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: winter has come way too early

Come on now! I know it’s not worse over there in the land of tater tot hot dish and lutefisk than it is here in NODAK. Get you a hat, gloves and some wool socks and get after it. At least when it’s nasty you know where they’re holed up at. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Ratdog You are right abo...
by cjhills
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 71
Views: 4308

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

Ratdog:
Thanks for sharing your training adventures. it has made for some interesting dialogue.
Keep doing what you are doing. Good like with your dog.
I look forward to future posts on how things are going. Thanks Cj
by cjhills
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 71
Views: 4308

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

Ratdog We do not know what happens at the trainers. I had a fairly big name trainer launch a bird from a snow covered launcher that hit my dog. That dog is now a 12 year old AKC Master dog, she is a super dog. BUt, she has never went within 100 yards of a launcher again and certainly will not point ...
by cjhills
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 71
Views: 4308

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

That is all very nice. However keep in mind if he has already been intimidated by launchers, he may remember and in that case it will be fixing a problem not starting over.........Cj
by cjhills
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 71
Views: 4308

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

Ratdog: Just be aware that your dog was nearly ruined by something in his early training. My guess is trying to go too fast with a soft ,young dog. But that is a guess. Maybe intimidated by the launcher. Who knows. You have done a great job of building up his confidence and drive. There is no real r...
by cjhills
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: winter has come way too early
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: winter has come way too early

My eighty third winter. We have never had a winter storm this early. The infamous Halloween storm in '91 dumped 20"and was the earliest until now. But it is weather, not climate and has nothing to do with global warming or lack thereof. Looks like a Christmas card out my window. But as with most of ...
by cjhills
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vests
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Vests

I have always found that vests cause more issues than they solve. Mostly burrs getting in inside of them .
The long sleeved one on the poodle looks like it might work.
I have hunted GSPS in all kinds of weather ( 15 below) burrs and briar with out much issues. .......Cj
by cjhills
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: One of my Sis and Stormy pup's in Colorado
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: One of my Sis and Stormy pup's in Colorado

Nice!!!!!......Cj
by cjhills
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 71
Views: 4308

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

Ryan's post is my thinking also. If you have a good supply of wild birds, forget the launcher. He might be easily intimidated by the launcher and it is easy to have a malfunction. You don't need to circle out along ways just make sure he can see you , maybe 5 yards or so. Attitude and body language ...
by cjhills
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 71
Views: 4308

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

Shag's post is right on.
It is not what the trainer thinks is pressure, but what the dog thinks is pressure. the trainer needs to figure that out or hope it goes away. It is also the biggest cause for dogs that sit on point.....Cj
by cjhills
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 71
Views: 4308

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

The looking at you when he is on point was a thing I was going to address and forgot. It is generally a sign of some kind of stress. He was very young when he was at Steve's. A lot of pro trainers are not good with timid dogs. They need to produce results quickly and do not have time to mess with a ...
by cjhills
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 71
Views: 4308

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

Ratdog: There is no logical reason to expect a 10month old dog to be steady to the flush. Some are. Most are not. I do not see much reason for a checkcord at this point in his life. You can't hold the cord and flush the bird. Some dogs get pretty wild on the end of a check cord when the bird flushes...
by cjhills
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog is “soft”
Replies: 25
Views: 2168

Re: Dog is “soft”

AWESOME...........Cj
by cjhills
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog is “soft”
Replies: 25
Views: 2168

Re: Dog is “soft”

RatDog I am not going to offer an opinion without knowing the dog or how his training went. Maybe some dogs just don't get it. I never believed that, but it is possible. I always think it is a training issue and try to find a cure. I am always on the dogs side. Some very intelligent dogs develop bad...
by cjhills
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy question
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

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: 3835

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: 8
Views: 1078

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: 1018

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: 3835

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: 659

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 616

Re: NAVDHA NA Test

BigK75
Very Nice.
Great too see what happens when the dog and the trainer are on the same page......Cj