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by cjhills
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Being a Baby
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Dog Being a Baby

I have sold a few pups that went home for the first time with a MH. That seemed silly to me but what do I know.....Cj
by cjhills
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: New Guy

New Guy:
Welcome.
Sharon is a reformed Beagler and so am I.
You should Probably Talk to your vet about worming. It kind of changes depending on your location. Worms are worse where you live than they are where I live, due the temperature difference.....Cj
by cjhills
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Another strange behavior on point
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: Another strange behavior on point

It Is hard to tell what is going on from the little amount of info. I think there is a good chance the dog is intimidated by the launcher. Maybe from the noise of the pheasant launcher. There is only one reason for a to sit on point and that is pressure. Not what you think is pressure, but what she ...
by cjhills
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

AG I doubt you have bred any of these dogs , I have. As I said almost all were excellent family bird dogs or competition dogs. You talk about breeders have to cull there puppies. How do you cull puppies for seizures, liver shunt, heart issues and many other issues that you do not see? There are some...
by cjhills
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Being a Baby
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Dog Being a Baby

Shags post says it all better than I can. Burn the Wolters Book. It is mostly garbage. If all the dogs that had issues were sent to the glue factory we would have a lot of glue and not many dog trainers. Think about this, if one of your kids got everything she wants for the first few years of her li...
by cjhills
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Member to GDF & Soon to be GSP Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: New Member to GDF & Soon to be GSP Owner

JVMJR:
Nice to have some new blood.
One interesting little fact is if she has a liver nose, she is considered liver and white. No matter how black she looks......Cj
by cjhills
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Fonzie: One last thought. I have bred and purchased in the hundreds of GSP puppies in the mid western states from many breeders over the last 50 years. Almost without exception all have been very good personal bird dogs. Very few made it into my kennel as breeding dogs. The reason is the genetic iss...
by cjhills
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Performance Dogs of all types, Performance Horses of all types, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Hogs all beg to differ with your claims against line breeding. Hans Wagner's Nightrider B&Ts, Bill Turpins Redbones, John Houses Walkers, Jon Plott's Plott Curs, Richard McDuffie's Leopard Curs, Dave Dean's N...
by cjhills
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Polmaise, you are spot on! Today, too many of the breeders are blinded by $$$$$. To say that breeders do not breed for a profit is as much a lie. I'm not here to judge. Here is a good one to make a point re breeder integrity. I know of a DD breeder not that far from "here". As many know here, DDs a...
by cjhills
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Average guy That is just simply not the case. While your dog may very well be a very nice talented dog with wonderful ancestors, the fact of the matter is that he is very likely carrying Genetic issues that will eventually show up if he or his blood lines are continued to be line bred without some h...
by cjhills
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

First you must be aware line breeding is inbreeding. The COI of a grandsire to a granddaughter goes up dramatically depending on the number of common dogs in the parents pedigree. For instance if the granddaughters dam was the grandsires sister or some other common relative. The theory is to breed o...
by cjhills
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Stubborn pup

Fonzie: Stubborn is a human word. It is not a dog word. Dogs do what they feel is in their best interest in the moment. They do not do things to upset you. From your post I can not tell if you just got a 6 month old pup or if you got a younger pup and he is now 7 months either way the dog needs to b...
by cjhills
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Dog's Gettin a Little Uppity
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: My Dog's Gettin a Little Uppity

Head Crank. Trial judges on that...….Cj
by cjhills
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Mn DNR eagle Cam
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Mn DNR eagle Cam

The eagles on the MN DNR Eagle cam have hatched 3 new babies. I don't necessarily think we really need three more eagles in Mn. but they are fun to watch and it takes a little stress off the dogs during lockdown. It takes a lot of critter to feed baby eagles. Mostly squirrels, muskrats, Rabbits, pig...
by cjhills
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: Got a New Pup

I think technology and clickers have their place as tools in various stages of training. I also strongly support the silent method ; read your pup or dog in the training process. I always go back to the thought of natural cause of the animal life. Who teaches (or trains) the wolf to be an effective...
by cjhills
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: Bell or no bell?

My dogs have killed several coyotes while hunting in Montana. I never liked that because of the disease possibilities. Coyotes don't have any fight they roll over on their back and snap their teeth.
Safety in numbers is and advantage of hunting with multiple dogs......Cj
by cjhills
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: Bell or no bell?

Give it a shot Dandrus (no bell). I think you can expect a transition period but once you make the leap, it is unlikely you will ever go back. I'm just curious though. I'm not sure about the "relocating with a bell" thing? I'm not arguing your intent - I'm asking how that better serves you, please?...
by cjhills
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Started GSP
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Started GSP

Is this an intact male?...….Cj
by cjhills
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GPS advice
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: gsp advice

I use a Garmin Tritronics Field 70 and a Garmin astro 420. The dog has to wear two collars but that is not a issue. Most of the time for training you only need the 70. Actually all of us got along quiet nicely with out the tracking collar before we had one and in 70 years of hunting I have only lost...
by cjhills
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: COVID19

New York Governor pretty much tells it like it is every morning on CNN.
by cjhills
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: COVID19

This will be my only response because I really wanted to know if tests were being canceled. Not a political thing Jan. 23 the first case of COVID19 in the U.S. was in Calif. Pres. said no big deal we got this. No problem. We are doing a fantastic job. Everbody who needs a test can get a test. A ban ...
by cjhills
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: COVID19

I sincerely hope that is not the case for you CJ or any of us. That said, it is what it is. I have my faith in the Big Guy. He will make the call regarding not only Covid-19. I humbly accept His decisions. I had surgery in 2004 (I was 1 week from 50). Every day after that, is a blessing. Pretty sur...
by cjhills
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 670

COVID19

Will Coronavirus shutdown the hunt test season. Especially for us old dudes?
I answered my own question it will for me.....Cj
by cjhills
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Emergency Vet Trip
Replies: 17
Views: 1323

Re: Emergency Vet Trip

Changes the meaning dogs eating grass......Cj
by cjhills
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2376

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

One comment: Never did I mention right or wrong. Only that there was no reason for the OP not to hunt his dogs together after they are trained separately. This is not opinion, it is fact and is proven by every field trial and hunt test I have ever seen. All run dogs in braces. Also to the OP if you ...
by cjhills
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2376

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

FF Evidently you did miss something. I clearly pointed out that when I go on a hunting trip with family, I think it would be silly and not much fun, to all hunt over one dog and worse to leave a few kids behind while the rest hunt over one dog. Much more fun to take two or three dogs and let everybo...
by cjhills
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2376

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

FF: We have been through all this before. All the problems You seem have encountered were because the dogs you hunted with were not trained, not because you had more than one dog. I hunt with my children and grand children. I just can't see going on a hunting trip and having to leave a grand kid or ...
by cjhills
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 2376

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

Fitter: I always hunt with multiple dogs. This can be a bit of and issue. With pointing dogs that are experienced hunter, we use very few commands in the field. Basically none so it is not and issue. You can control that somewhat by using the dogs name as a prefix to the command. Like "Spot, Here". ...
by cjhills
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting with a Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 1104

Re: Hunting with a Camera

I did not mean a video of a standing dog unless that is part of the action video.
As somebody said a big part of the point is the stop.
Don F s dog are pretty photogenic......Cj
by cjhills
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting with a Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 1104

Re: Hunting with a Camera

Don;
I get that but I always lose something.
I will say your photos are about the best I see on here. m Thanks......Cj
by cjhills
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Vaccinations
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Puppy Vaccinations

dog dr:
What is your thinking on Titers testing. My vets do not seem to crazy about it.
A trainer breeder friend lost 21 puppies from Parvo a few years back. They had to start live virus vaccines at 3 weeks to stop it ....Cj
by cjhills
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting with a Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 1104

Re: Hunting with a Camera

The problem with pointing dog photos is that we never capture what it is that makes every point special and exciting to see. The photos always lose something and turn out to be another photo of a dog standing on three legs looking off into space. Kind of the when you seen one you've seen them all th...
by cjhills
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Vaccinations
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Puppy Vaccinations

This is a very interesting question. Opinions and research are all over the place. Generally, the puppy gets immunity from the mother while nursing. That gets lower as the pup gets older. We usually give first shots at 7 weeks, boosters at 10 weeks second boosters and Rabies at 16 weeks. Some shots ...
by cjhills
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold Command
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: Hold Command

I guess the need for a hold command would be to train the dog not to drop the bird at your feet or some place else along the way. Most of the commands used to train have little or no use once the dog is trained. The dogs we hunt with never have a vocal command to retrieve. just tap or hand signal. T...
by cjhills
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold Command
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: Hold Command

Training hold makes no difference how it gets in her mouth. Just put it in her mouth, don't give her a chance to disobey some command to take the dummy. When she carries the dummy wherever you want or whatever your method says move on......Cj
by cjhills
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Bill in Maryland
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Re: Bill in Maryland

Who is Bill in Maryland?
by cjhills
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 25
Views: 1903

Re: Multiple Trainers

And that is how you make a bird dog. I still think your pup won the lottery.....Cj
by cjhills
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Alert
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Re: Alert

Not the first time and likely not the last time a politician got a blow job....Cj
by cjhills
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tail Set
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Tail Set

RatDog: You are talking about 2 different things. A 12 o'clock tail is straight up generally on point but some dogs run with a high tail. Mostly it is about looks. Tail set is where the tail comes out of the dogs croup. The big dog has a low croup. His rear end has to elevate more to get his legs up...
by cjhills
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 25
Views: 1903

Re: Multiple Trainers

Good choice. He will do fine. Maybe you will like what Montana guy does so much you won't have to send him out here......Cj
by cjhills
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 25
Views: 1903

Re: Multiple Trainers

In any given home, there typically is a father, mother and children. Bring up a pup in that environment and you learn that the dog has a somewhat diverse relationship with each and everyone of them but they can make it work, at least regarding the rules/obedience in that home. Sometimes, it is noth...
by cjhills
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 25
Views: 1903

Re: Multiple Trainers

Ratdog: A couple of points That makes FF,s post questionable at best. Most dogs have multiple trainers in their lives and do quite nicely. Your pup will have you as a trainer when you are home, your wife when you are not and eventually another trainer or maybe two. Nothing wrong with that. It is how...
by cjhills
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 25
Views: 1903

Re: Multiple Trainers

My thinking would be to leave him with the local guy for obedience and some kind of puppy program, birds and gun introduction and things of that nature. This would take your wife off the hook for all of his care and obedience training while you are gone. Puppies can be a handful and time consuming f...
by cjhills
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 2929

Re: Steady to flush- question

Joe: I was certainly not accusing you of asking dumb questions. Your questions say you are smart enough to try to figure it out. Mostly I was just thinking out loud about the value of absolute sliding stop on command in a pointing dog hunting or trialing situation. We do not stop our dogs to get the...
by cjhills
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 2929

Re: Steady to flush- question

Why do you even need the dog to stop immediately on the whoa command. You can't use it to stop a dog in a hunt test and I assume not in a trial.
It is mostly used to caution a dog after it has stopped.....Cj
by cjhills
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar
Replies: 14
Views: 1349

Re: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar

I too hunted rabbits and other game with beagles. And watched a lot of scent hounds trail game. Every one I ever saw put it's nose on the ground and followed the trailed where the rabbit went. Except some fox dogs who run on the down wind side of the trail and trail with their heads up. They are gen...
by cjhills
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar
Replies: 14
Views: 1349

Re: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar

I never knew a Drahtaar was not a pointer. Kind of like the all pointers are not Pointers. But all Pointers are pointers. A rabbit hound does not actually bring the rabbit around. Rabbits run in a circle when flushed and eventually come to where they started. Cottontails run small circles. Snowshoe ...
by cjhills
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Da*n!
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: Da*n!

Pretty young. hope all goes well.....Cj
by cjhills
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New to the forum & the GSP breed
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: New to the forum & the GSP breed

Think Calm and quiet. Reward calmness with attention and calmness. Ignore silliness as much as possible. Punish biting, whether play or aggression, Swiftly, harshly and over.
Make sure he is getting enough exercise...Cj
by cjhills
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Deutsch Kurzhaar dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Deutsch Kurzhaar dogs

Gsp on Steroids And maybe other drugs. Some have temperament issues. I am not a fan.....Cj