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by cjhills
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Winter Training/Training in the Snow
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Winter Training/Training in the Snow

Ratdog The best thing you could do for your dog and yourself right now, assuming it will a family bird dog, is to spend as much time as you can with her. Take her everywhere you can. Just hanging out and learning there are things she is not allowed to do. As much happy timing off leash as you can wi...
by cjhills
Sat Nov 19, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Moon’s first season is underway.
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Moon’s first season is underway.

Great looking dog. Looks similar to my boy, I run him on upland and waterfowl aswell. Some of these pointers have great retrieving drive. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk What breed Nick? He's a solid brown GSP. His first season too. Seems like he just figured out ducks and now the snow is here...
by cjhills
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training to back and silhouette
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Training to back and silhouette

I trained many MH dogs with a silhouette. I didn't have a launcher in those days. I set the fake dog some place where the training dog would come on it by surprise. Planted a bird and let the dog hunt, I had hinged stakes so I could tip it over after the flush. Never had any problem with the honor, ...
by cjhills
Wed Oct 12, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to beeper?
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: New to beeper?

For Hunting huge cattail areas like Sand Lake in SD the beepers are great. It opens in mid December so the deer trails are froze over. The dogs learn to back each others beeper. Pretty exciting if you have different tones on each dog. But like others have said get them used to the beepers first........
by cjhills
Mon Oct 10, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Thanksgiving

Sharon:
Does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving and if so what is the date, ours is the end of Nov. Yours must be earlier..........Cj
by cjhills
Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do y'all let pups chase?
Replies: 28
Views: 946

Re: How far do y'all let pups chase?

Don't know if you can take birds across the border but we will be up that way next week I am only about 5 hours from Thunder Bay Going up tyhe north shore to look at the colors........Cj
by cjhills
Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do y'all let pups chase?
Replies: 28
Views: 946

Re: How far do y'all let pups chase?

Don't know where you live in Ontario, maybe I could help you with birds. Fields would be a problem Though.
Personally, I don't worry much about bird exposure until 6 months.
She sounds like a great pup...........Cj
by cjhills
Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do y'all let pups chase?
Replies: 28
Views: 946

Re: How far do y'all let pups chase?

I did not notice that she is only 3 months old. If you can, take her out in a more open area, hide where you can see her and get her keeping track of you. she should learn to know where you are no matter where she is. You might be expecting a lot for her age. Might be better to use a few planted bir...
by cjhills
Tue Oct 04, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do y'all let pups chase?
Replies: 28
Views: 946

Re: How far do y'all let pups chase?

You can get a solid core checkcord from Gundog Supply or Lion Country. They are stiff and 20' works great. might be best to work her in more open country to start with. I take my puppies to SD and let them chase til they give up. Some never do. Like a dog that chases cars. The have to be stopped.......
by cjhills
Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Pups First Point!!
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Pups First Point!!

If you have already, get a solid core checkcord. much less likely to tangle on the brush.
Nice pup, I like the color......Cj
by cjhills
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Accidental Mating and Pregnancy at 8-months?
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: Accidental Mating and Pregnancy at 8-months?

As I posted earlier, this dog woold be at about 2 weeks from delivery now. Pretty much no doubt if she is pregnant or not, probably not much can be done now.
It would be interesting to know how it went.......Cj
by cjhills
Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Buying a older dog.
Replies: 13
Views: 1624

Re: Buying a older dog.

When I was really into breeding and testing I sold my master titled, retire breeding females for little more than the cost of spaying. Most got really good owners, who also got really good family bird dogs. This was usually 6 to 8 year old dogs who were hunted regularly, traveled extensively and wer...
by cjhills
Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Buying a older dog.
Replies: 13
Views: 1624

Re: Buying a older dog.

Another 16 years ago post.
Deer hunter has probably made his choice.
Might be interesting though.........Cj
by cjhills
Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Accidental Mating and Pregnancy at 8-months?
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: Accidental Mating and Pregnancy at 8-months?

She would be at about 48 or 49 days now, so I guess there wouldn't be much doubt. How did it go. ........Gj
by cjhills
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Temper Tantrums
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: GSP Temper Tantrums

Shags post is absolutely right. It is not what you think is enough exercise, it what she needs. You can do a lot of your training on these walks. Hopefully she can run free. If not at least a 20 Ft. check cord. I like to carry some treats for when I call her in. Most pups learn to come very fast. If...
by cjhills
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Temper Tantrums
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: GSP Temper Tantrums

If your timing is right and you are firm enough it will only take one or two times. Everybody that deals with her needs to be on board.........Cj
by cjhills
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Temper Tantrums
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: GSP Temper Tantrums

You need to understand how the Canine world works. Puppies are always working to improve their position in the pack. Puppy play is only part play. The rest is bullying the other puppies to try to gain control. The mother dog will tolerate a lot of bad behavior, but when she decides it is over, it is...
by cjhills
Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New e collar
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: New e collar

Dayla: My collar choice has always been the Garmin Tritronics Field 70. I think it is the best value in training collars. It does not have Nick but a quick press on the button does the same thing. You probably won't need the 6 dog feature. Which gets a little hard to operate. It has everything else ...
by cjhills
Mon Sep 12, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog trainers
Replies: 23
Views: 9079

Re: Dog trainers

Maybe bored with the new threads.........Cj
by cjhills
Sat Sep 03, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Am I being too hard? Not hard enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Re: Am I being too hard? Not hard enough?

I have to disagree about the dog doing everything out of fear. I start my puppies all with crate training with a treat. In 2 or 3 times they know going in the kennel means treat. It becomes a conditioned response when the "kennel" command is given. There is no intimidation involved. My dogs will all...
by cjhills
Thu Sep 01, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Am I being too hard? Not hard enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Re: Am I being too hard? Not hard enough?

I am in the back off a little camp. I do not want anything to strike terror in my young puppy's heart. Give him a chance to learn that some things are not allowed. Learning a little every day is much better than one big, scary lesson. Just living with you every day, if you are consistent in your tra...
by cjhills
Sun Aug 28, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Went to the dark side
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Went to the dark side

Munsterlander? Maybe........Cj
by cjhills
Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Syncing bird launchers
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Syncing bird launchers

I don't think so, but there are a lot of people on this forum that know more than I do about that.
Don't know where they are though........Cj
by cjhills
Thu Aug 18, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interesting crossbreed
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Interesting crossbreed

Exactly!!! A giant step backwards. I had a GSP X Springer. She was a good flusher and a very nice family dog. But I certainly would not breed them intentionally. The same thing goes for all the Doodles. Dogs regress toward the mean and it is a constant battle to breed better dogs. Crossbreeding is f...
by cjhills
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Accidental Mating and Pregnancy at 8-months?
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: Accidental Mating and Pregnancy at 8-months?

If you decide to go the spaying route, they don't have to abort first. They do charge a bit more, the same as spaying an obese dog, but everything comes out with the uterus. Maybe just abort. She would likely have the puppies without a problem. If she wasn't at least a week (probably 2 weeks) into t...
by cjhills
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking at puppies
Replies: 23
Views: 1372

Re: Looking at puppies

Exactly what I was thinking also. Puppies at 4 weeks are barely functional. they have only had their eyes open for a few days and are just starting to eat solid food and get up on their legs. They change dramatically every day from 4 weeks on. It is generally fairly easy for the breeder to pick the ...
by cjhills
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice for gun dogs with chickens?
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Re: Advice for gun dogs with chickens?

I believe we are responsible for any damage our dogs do if they are allowed to roam. I guess even if they accidentally get loose. I think that is going to be the case about anywhere you go. Mine would kill a chicken given the opportunity, I have never had a reason to train them not to. Growing up ev...
by cjhills
Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing English Springer Spaniel, A Change of Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: Pointing English Springer Spaniel, A Change of Strategy

Higgins: That is all very nice, however, if I was a betting man, my money would be on the fact that dog won't wait for your command to flush, but more likely catch the bird and run off and eat it. She has much more at stake than you do. Not the least is survival. Dog trainers get paid big bucks to t...
by cjhills
Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing English Springer Spaniel, A Change of Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: Pointing English Springer Spaniel, A Change of Strategy

Blue heelers and coonhounds are not bred to flush hard. You are not training them to do something that is considered a fault for their breed. All predators will point and most will flush, maybe all. In dogs we want to keep them separate. I have always thought I would like to have my pointers flush o...
by cjhills
Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Underground fence thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Underground fence thoughts

I used underground fence many year ago. It worked very well for controlling the dogs. The deer would break the fence in the woods when they were searching for acorns. I would take the collars off and walk the dogs to the training field. The dogs never crossed on their own. Occasionally I forgot to t...
by cjhills
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Hunter titles: JH/SH/MH
Replies: 66
Views: 8877

Re: AKC Hunter titles: JH/SH/MH

Mosby:
Thanks for posting the photo.
Hope he turns out to be all that you hope for.
Whether he does or not, the fun part for me is the trip, not the destination.
Enjoy the ride. Good Luck!!!!! Cj
by cjhills
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Does the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test Create Problems?
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Does the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test Create Problems?

This is one of the NAVHDA things I don't like. I don't want my pointing dog putting his nose on the ground. I don't want him ground trailing healthy running birds, it is much more effective if he runs on the downwind side of the trail with his head up, like a fox hound. He does need to blood trail f...
by cjhills
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Random lameness in GSP
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Random lameness in GSP

All dogs have genetic issue that can pop up regardless of their pedigree. It might be untreated Lymes or a muscle strain that does not get a chance to heal. Some dogs learn to limp when they want attention. Could be Patilliar Luxation Probably should X-ray. I did not see which leg. Us key board jock...
by cjhills
Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So how did You get started with dogs and hunting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1570

Re: So how did You get started with dogs and hunting?

I will be 85 in 2 weeks. I am actually in fairly good shape. I give the dogs a lot of credit for that. I Mastered my last dog 6 years ago. It got hard to keep up the pace in the tests after that, so I gave it up. I have chickens, pigeons, two GSP and a Daschundt puppy. I need a reason to get up in t...
by cjhills
Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So how did You get started with dogs and hunting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1570

Re: So how did You get started with dogs and hunting?

Sharon: I have 10 years on you. Just got a Min Daschundt puppy. I still have two GSP females that I run every day. these will likely be my last dogs. The little Doxy should last me 'til I am 100.I planned on a litter this spring but my female didn't like my choice of males and the stud dog owner got...
by cjhills
Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Pigeons

personally, I have not had real good luck getting young birds to stay around. Especially if they have flown any from their first loft. I have always lost some. Sometimes they hang around for a few weeks and one day they are gone. I assume you have the young birds in a separate loft. If you have an a...
by cjhills
Sat May 14, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tick control
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Tick control

Ivormec for heart worm. FRONTLINE for ticks. Never have fleas. Bravecto for our little Dachshund..........Cj
by cjhills
Wed May 11, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Leash Manners
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Leash Manners

Here is a basic fact of leash training. The dog can't pull unless you use steady resistance. You need some form of pressure and release, the idea being to teach the dog to give to pressure. I use a choke chain. Some use a wonder lead or a stiff leash of some sort. Whatever your choice is, they all u...
by cjhills
Tue May 10, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Trials
Replies: 16
Views: 1579

Re: Trials

A Shoot To retrieve is always a walking trial. Some people almost run.
Otherwise I know very little else about trials.
I know almost everything about pointing dog hunt tests though.........Cjhills
by cjhills
Wed May 04, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dried pee in kennel
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: dried pee in kennel

Sorry!!!! I should have figured that out. I thought you were talking about some kind of dog. Definitely enough information...........Cj
by cjhills
Tue May 03, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dried pee in kennel
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: dried pee in kennel

I am with Sharon on this.
Not sure what a "fried" is........Cj
by cjhills
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some things I could manage without.
Replies: 28
Views: 2753

Re: Some things I could manage without.

One of the advantages of living where we Have 9 months of winter and 3 months of poor sledding. 15 F tonight.......Cj
by cjhills
Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Collar Breaking A Dog
Replies: 20
Views: 1953

Re: Collar Breaking A Dog

I agree with everybody else. If the dog is not reacting, you probably are not making contact. If you are referencing your Border Collie it would for sure need long prongs. I use a pro 70 Garmin Tritronics, level 1 is pretty mild but I have never seen a dog wearing a collar for the first time that sh...
by cjhills
Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: A Day To Be Thankful
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Re: A Day To Be Thankful

When you start to realize you won't be here forever, every day is a day to be thankful for.
Hope we all have a lot more.......Cj
by cjhills
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When to let baby pigeons to fly out freely
Replies: 15
Views: 1641

Re: When to let baby pigeons to fly out freely

One other issue I forgot to mention.
If you don't let them fly at a young age they will never be real good flyers. They will be good enough for short distance training bit not for long distance or racing.......Cj
by cjhills
Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When to let baby pigeons to fly out freely
Replies: 15
Views: 1641

Re: When to let baby pigeons to fly out freely

I wait until they go out on their own and are gone for several hours. probably three months old or a bit older not sure of the age. If you use them near your loft you don't need to train. Start training at short distances. be Aware you will lose some. when go out aways try to pick clear days and don...
by cjhills
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When to let baby pigeons to fly out freely
Replies: 15
Views: 1641

Re: When to let baby pigeons to fly out freely

OceanMon Mine start going out into the aviary whenever they want. They sit out there and look around. I have bobs that go both ways so they learn to push through they bobs. I let them go out and sit on the roof whenever they are ready. They will soon start flying on short flights. Not sure of the ag...
by cjhills
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting Pigeons to Nest
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

Re: Getting Pigeons to Nest

You should probably put some sort of nest material in there on the floor. Straw, Hay, leaves or pine needles work.......Cj
by cjhills
Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most common pointing breed
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: Most common pointing breed

sureshot Pretty sure in the Midwest and western states GSPs are by far the most popular. Probably outnumber all other breeds combined. Brittneys are fairly popular and some wirehairs, but we almost never see a Setter or Pointer in the field, even though we have some of the best setter breeders in th...