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by robert_lh
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: First Grouse
Replies: 7
Views: 4398

Re: First Grouse

Thanks for the recipe! My wife loved it as well! I had already tossed the gizzards, but I will give it a try next time.
by robert_lh
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: First Grouse
Replies: 7
Views: 4398

First Grouse

Hey everyone. I just got back from my first grouse hunt and ended up with three in the bag. It has been a LONG time since I had grouse and I want to know the best way to cook it. I dressed them by pulling the legs and head through the body.
by robert_lh
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training a 5 year old GSP
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: Training a 5 year old GSP

Start from scratch, proper bird intro , then build prey drive by letting the dog chase and catch pigeons. If the dog will aggressively chase clipped wing pigeons then you have something to work with. Once the dog is chasing hard do proper gun intro, wich when done properly will build a positive ass...
by robert_lh
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training a 5 year old GSP
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Training a 5 year old GSP

Hey everyone. I have a friend with a 5 year old GSP. He always had aspirations of training the dog to hunt, but the dog is older now and he thinks it's too late. I train with my dog on his property and his dog is always out running with mine mainly to use as a distraction. She doesn't know how to fi...
by robert_lh
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird Storage Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Bird Storage Question

I am experiencing the same situation. I was thinking about storing them at my buddies farm where I train the dog just because I am paranoid, but I haven't asked him if I could keep them there yet. I am using pheasants. Nobody thinks that seeing and smelling the birds everyday will weaken his drive?
by robert_lh
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Recommend a place...
Replies: 25
Views: 6595

Re: Recommend a place...

BC Hunter wrote:LEWISTOWN went south with the rain & ice pellets! :cry:
Is Lewiston just crap this year then? I was considering a trip over there this fall.
by robert_lh
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Punishment for humping
Replies: 21
Views: 5971

Re: Punishment for humping

He has stopped humping the people that he sees on a regular basis, but when a guest enters the house and they pet him it's on... :oops: So I have been using the crap out of the e-collar and it seems to be working effectively. A bump and leave it and he's done with it. I see it all ending soon. Thank...
by robert_lh
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Franchi customer service - had to share
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Re: Franchi customer service - had to share

Good to know I am considering a Franchi O/U...
by robert_lh
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Baby "Happy Timing"
Replies: 12
Views: 2265

Re: Baby "Happy Timing"

Good looking pup. I learned that the dog doesn't want to leave you at that age. Just keep your work with calling going with a check chord and plenty of pats and "good dogs". I'm sure that all dogs are different, but my 1 year old doesn't want to leave my side. By the time your dog does desire to wan...
by robert_lh
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Pup's first hunt test
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Pup's first hunt test

Ya he's a ham for the camera. He was still panting pretty hard from running. :lol:
by robert_lh
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Pup's first hunt test
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Pup's first hunt test

[/attachment] Pupsfirstribbon.jpg My nearly 1 year old Brittany male Cooper ran his first hunt test last weekend. The first day he bumped the bird and did not score. The second day it looked like he had everything figured out. He ran really well, even though it was 80 degrees outside, and found a bi...
by robert_lh
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Punishment for humping
Replies: 21
Views: 5971

Re: Punishment for humping

I knew this would produce some interesting replies... I appreciate everyones input. I tell him "No" and he knows I mean it, but I think my wife is too nice to him even when she's mad. Sounds like I need to train the wife to train the dog... :?
by robert_lh
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Punishment for humping
Replies: 21
Views: 5971

Punishment for humping

My 9 month old male britt is now becoming a humper. How can I/should I punish him for doing it. He really doesn't try it with me too often but my wife is annoyed and that means I am too. Thanks for the help.
by robert_lh
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 184
Views: 98077

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

I chose a Brittany because of the size, personality, and good looks. My family had Labs growing up so if I had to pick my favorite retriever it would be a lab. :D
by robert_lh
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Franchi Instinct SL
Replies: 11
Views: 5016

Re: Franchi Instinct SL

I'm in the market for a 20ga o/u I have to admit under six pounds, looks to kill, and I price that isn't too crazy? I'm listening. What is Franchi's reputation for quality? This just might be my gun.
by robert_lh
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 6777

Re: E-Collar Problems

Thanks Don I appreciate your advice.
by robert_lh
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training without a bird launcher
Replies: 18
Views: 6625

Re: Training without a bird launcher

I find this information to be very helpful to me as well. I am just having trouble finding birds in my area. I am thinking about heading to Seattle's Chinatown back ally with my salmon net to do some "research" :mrgreen: lol.
by robert_lh
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 6777

Re: E-Collar Problems

Hey Ezzy I appreciate the great response. The work I am doing with him now is in the field by my house there aren't any birds involved. He recently got back from the trainer for a month who has access to birds and just let him hunt. In a couple of weeks the trainer wants me to come back and try some...
by robert_lh
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 6777

Re: E-Collar Problems

[Your dog is blowing you off.It happens to most everybody.I have learned with my dogs the e-collar is on them switched on at all times that they are not in my yard or on leash.The e-collar was made for exactly what happened to you,it is an electronic checkcord.You call for him,if he does not turn in...
by robert_lh
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 6777

Re: E-Collar Problems

A little update on today's training. I turned the e-collar down to 6 and used the check chord. "Here" was doing well. Walking zig zags through the field. However, when the work was done and I was getting ready to leave he found a plastic bottle and he was gone his e-collar was off and the check chor...
by robert_lh
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 6777

Re: E-Collar Problems

Robert you are talking about trying a lower level of stimulation with the e collar. How did you pick the level of stimulation that you have used? I don't know how others do it but I personally use the lowest level of stimulation the dog will acknowledge. If I need to I can always turn up the stimul...
by robert_lh
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 6777

Re: E-Collar Problems

Robert: There may be some info here that would help. http://gundogforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=34637&p=327061&hilit=invisible+fence#p327061 Thanks Sharon that is very helpful. I am going to to try a lower level on the e-collar that is further away from the correction provided by the fence. ...
by robert_lh
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 6777

Re: E-Collar Problems

He was started with a check chord. I would prefer not to have the invisible fence, but it's the only practical option in my situation. I'm just afraid I may have made a mess of training by using one. I was just hoping to find someone else who may have experienced the same problem.
by robert_lh
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 6777

E-Collar Problems

Hey everybody, I am pretty new here and new to owning a gun dog. I just got my eight month old Brit Male Cooper back from the trainer for his first month of Birds Birds Birds! He loved it and he is learning a lot, but he still has a long way to go. I am experiencing one problem in particular with E-...
by robert_lh
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 334562

Re: A little about you...

Hi everyone! My name is Robert I am 25 this week and I currently work at Boeing as a structures mechanic on the 747 program in Everett, WA. I have been hunting and shooting since I was old enough to keep up with my Dad. Most of my hunting with my Dad has been Deer and Elk. My Mom gave away our dog w...
by robert_lh
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trainers In PNW
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Trainers In PNW

Thanks guys I appreciate the feed back I'll check them out!
by robert_lh
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trainers In PNW
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Trainers In PNW

Hello All! I am new to this forum and to be honest new to owning a dog, training a dog, and hunting with dogs. My dad was always bird hunting when I was growing up, but after his last dog passed he quit before I was interested in hunting. Now I have decided to go for it. I recently picked up my now ...