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by gonehuntin'
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Orange book
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Orange book

I doubt the site is good but maybe. There is ONE for sale on Amazon for $399.00.
by gonehuntin'
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Feather Aversion
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Feather Aversion

My guess would be, your dog hasn't seen of handled many live birds. Before you get in to more training issues, just try throwing some clip wing pigeons and see what happens. If the dog doesn't grab the bird, it walks or flutters away. Perhaps things have been too formalized for the dog. Don't panic ...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Summer heat and dog transport
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Summer heat and dog transport

I field trialed dogs in some of the hottest spots in the West: Utah, Arizona, S.Cal, etc. First, I would never carry a dog in a truck bed without a topper. That's a non starter with me. Those toppers like ARE offer tremendous insulation from the sun. When on the road it you ventilate, it shouldn't ...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Fetching issue
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: Fetching issue

I'd worry if I were you. Does the lab have a good field or field trial pedigree? That's the first thing. Most Lab's are absolute retrieving machines. You can't throw enough balls, frisbees, bumpers, etc. to tire them out. They are making headway, but still, if you're going to have a problem it will ...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Summer heat and dog transport
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Summer heat and dog transport

I field trialed dogs in some of the hottest spots in the West: Utah, Arizona, S.Cal, etc. First, I would never carry a dog in a truck bed without a topper. That's a non starter with me. Those toppers like ARE offer tremendous insulation from the sun. When on the road it you ventilate, it shouldn't b...
by gonehuntin'
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1151

Re: How to teach "turning"?

Pheasant really appreciate the handler singing to a dog.

I prefer a dog to work to my commands so I have control over the dog.
by gonehuntin'
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need advice on my Brittany Spaniel puppy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Need advice on my Brittany Spaniel puppy problems

Ray has it. Never allow ANY pipe to bite you; that's the cardinal sin. I do same as Ray. First I pinch their nose so hard they scream and command NO! If that doesn't work I hold the mouth shut and bite their nose, not muzzle. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PLAY BITING! ALLOW NO PUP TO BITE!
by gonehuntin'
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Boykin rebelling
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Boykin rebelling

Teach him to recall anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Your problem is in the recall, not the retrieve.
by gonehuntin'
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

30 years ago was pretty common for a field trial contender to go from 10-20,000.00. Have no idea today what they're bringing. Since there's no money, only prestige involved, seems like there would be a cap on their worth. Wouldn't there be significant stud fees that could allow some recouping of th...
by gonehuntin'
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tracking dog miles
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: Tracking dog miles

I really don't give a rats behind how far a dog runs. When they're tired, I put them up. When not, I let em' run. If you can't tell when your dog needs rest, you maybe shouldn't own one. In the wrong hands, measured miles can be a very dangerous tool. People get overly competetive and push their dog...
by gonehuntin'
Wed May 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

Mask, the saying is dated so that's why they "met" - past tense. :wink: Well, I've owned dogs I wouldn't sell for $26,000 BUT what does it take? What if a person offered me $50,000? Still no? What if they offered $100,000? It's hard to say. We aren't all in the same financial situation. I sold a yo...
by gonehuntin'
Fri May 22, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

30 years ago was pretty common for a field trial contender to go from 10-20,000.00. Have no idea today what they're bringing. Since there's no money, only prestige involved, seems like there would be a cap on their worth.
by gonehuntin'
Tue May 05, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Signs your dog is over worked?
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: Signs your dog is over worked?

I'm aware every day. Just watch your dog. Some are more heat tolerant than others. Like much of owning a dog, it's common sense. The hotter it gets, the more danger the dog's in. Work early in the morning when it's hot.
by gonehuntin'
Mon May 04, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

I wasn't picking on you Garrison, it was a general observation and I'm as guilty as the next guy. In general many of these posted questions are answered in the first six replies. Then the drivel and battling starts. :D That's the internet.
by gonehuntin'
Mon May 04, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

Always amazing, and Ive been guilty too, how these threads turn into pissing matches over the most trivial of things.
by gonehuntin'
Mon May 04, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Signs your dog is over worked?
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: Signs your dog is over worked?

Watch for heavy panting and lethargy. They become lackadaisical and lose interest in working. They pant heavily and may just plop down. Sometimes their back end goes and they start to wobble. Look at the gums. Bright red means their in distress. Should be pink. Don't pour water on the head. Does no ...
by gonehuntin'
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

Brian; when you say your dog became a "boot licker" what do you mean by that? To you, what is a "boot licker"?
by gonehuntin'
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Rig
Replies: 13
Views: 980

Re: Hunting Rig

I've gone my entire life having dogs in a specially constructed dog truck or the back of a pickup truck. Finally went to a 4Runner this year since I'm down to one dog. I love it. Why? The dog is inside with me and I can climate control it exactly. Rear window goes up and down, side windows, sun roof...
by gonehuntin'
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hard-mouth AFTER Trained
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Hard-mouth AFTER Trained

CJ is on the right track. Most hard mouth is ill perceived or man made.
by gonehuntin'
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

AG, did you read in his post he's hunting CANYON? There are not many, if any dogs, that can hunt canyons all day, for five days, and not end up a "bootlicker". I'll go a step further and say I've NEVER seen one. That's some steep, up and down country he's talking about.
by gonehuntin'
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 2296

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

I think you're expecting too much for the country you're hunting. As long as the dog doesn't quit, that's all you can expect. A lot of GWP's will hit kind of a fast trot and go all day. I personally don't believe there's a dog that can handle really cold water yet run the mountains. The one that wou...
by gonehuntin'
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 2368

Re: Genetics vs. Training

Every good trainer was a horrible loser. Once a client of mine asked my wife " Does Mac still stay mad all the way home?" She replied, " No, he's much better now. He's only mad for the first 250 miles."
by gonehuntin'
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 2368

Re: Genetics vs. Training

Most trainers will tell you that a good dog is a good dog regardless of color and breed. Did you mean to say regardless of any color and white? :lol: Sorry, couldn’t resist! I know not every dog can be really good and even fewer great. But for the majority, maybe the confusion lies in the fact that...
by gonehuntin'
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Genetics vs. Training
Replies: 44
Views: 2368

Re: Genetics vs. Training

Most trainers will tell you that a good dog is a good dog regardless of color and breed.
by gonehuntin'
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 42
Views: 2390

Re: Strange behaviour on point

Shags nailed this post many posts ago, hurt feelings or not.
by gonehuntin'
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A little help with "hold"
Replies: 31
Views: 1974

Re: A little help with

Dog's are place learners. So yes, you may totally ff him and have him look at you and refuse a bird in the field. That's the purpose of force. Now you can go up to him and MAKE him pick up the bird and bring it to you. It's another tool for your training box and now you can see why people ff.
by gonehuntin'
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A little help with "hold"
Replies: 31
Views: 1974

Re: A little help with

Someone mentioned jowl pinch. Could you please elaborate on the jowl pinch please. Thanks to everyone for the help. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk Here you go. It is an absolute key to a smooth FF and one rarely mentioned. If done well and you don't want to, you never have to go to the ear or...
by gonehuntin'
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little help with "hold"
Replies: 31
Views: 1974

Re: A little help with

Nor should you have to. Do you know what the jowl pinch is? That should solve your problems.
by gonehuntin'
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little help with "hold"
Replies: 31
Views: 1974

Re: A little help with

What a load of crap. If you are forcing a dog to do something, it's going to involve discomfort.
by gonehuntin'
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A little help with "hold"
Replies: 31
Views: 1974

Re: A little help with

Why are you force fetching him if you don't want to cause him physical pain? Makes no sense.
by gonehuntin'
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Being a Baby
Replies: 38
Views: 2231

Re: Dog Being a Baby

Gonehuntin', I appreciate what you are saying and couldn't agree with you more. I built my training reputation on taking 4 dogs in at a time...MAX. I used to take 6 when I was a bit younger. It's true. Some trainers have 20+ dogs and staff to help. With four dog's max, you must be charging at least...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Being a Baby
Replies: 38
Views: 2231

Re: Dog Being a Baby

So, here's the deal with leaving a pup with a trainer. They don't get much work and social interaction. A trainer may carry 20 dog's. Those dog's are trained daily but not given a lot of time. A pro is very efficient, makes no or few mistakes and doesn't need a lot of time with the dog's. In my opin...
by gonehuntin'
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Being a Baby
Replies: 38
Views: 2231

Re: Dog Being a Baby

At five months, I'd have never put that pup with a professional trainer. Pup is a baby yet. Pro's are not geared to training puppies and it's a terrible waste of your money.
by gonehuntin'
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 26
Views: 1515

Re: Stubborn pup

If all you want is a retriever, you really picked the wrong dog. Should have gotten a lab.
by gonehuntin'
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 2360

Re: Bell or no bell?

No bells. "A bell stops when you need it the most". GPS only.
by gonehuntin'
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 5055

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 gonehuntin'
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Roading" tips- bike or treadmill?
Replies: 17
Views: 3358

Re: "Roading" tips- bike or treadmill?

Until now, I have always been able to road my dogs off a bike on gravel trails. Suddenly old age had taken over and I can't cruise along at 12-15 anymore. That's fast on a bike on gravel. I am now contemplating an Electric Assist Bike. They are legal on nearly all bike trails vs a full electric. You...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

Re: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird

I don't let a pup catch a bird they've pointed. I let them ALL chase and catch clip wings I throw for them. Greatest thing in the world to develop excitement in pups and show them wheat they've been put on tis earth to do. People that don't do this are ones that wonder why their dog won't retrieve c...
by gonehuntin'
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold Command
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Re: Hold Command

I have never understood the need for the hold command. What does fetch mean? I take that to mean go get it pick it up and bring it here! Now will hold send the dog? I don't think so unless the trainer interput's it different than I would. When taking the dog down to the table to retrieve, what comm...
by gonehuntin'
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold Command
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Re: Hold Command

JOWLS; THE FORGOTTEN STEP. Force fetch is so misunderstood on nearly every board that is not a retriever specialty board. People try to short cut it, change it, use too much pressure, use too little pressure. There is a step between HOLD and the EAR PINCH. That forgotten and omitted step is the JOWL...
by gonehuntin'
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Any tips to stop dog from counter?
Replies: 22
Views: 3197

Re: Any tips to stop dog from counter?

The word NO! Followed by "Come to Jesus" meeting.
by gonehuntin'
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Normal for tracking collar? Pro 550 plus
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: Normal for tracking collar? Pro 550 plus

No it sounds like your unit is not functioning properly. My 550+ correctly points the direction to the dog at all distances beyond 20 feet. I am not sure however if what you are experiencing is simply delay which is unavoidable as signals must go up and down to a satellite. Delay coupled with a fas...
by gonehuntin'
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?
Replies: 18
Views: 2969

Re: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?

Is she starting in the Living Room or Dining Room?😂😂
by gonehuntin'
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?
Replies: 18
Views: 2969

Re: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?

IF I didn't want to get into FF, I'd use what the DOG liked. Squeaky toy, dead bird, pet cat; I wouldn't care as long as the pup enjoyed picking it up and carrying it.
by gonehuntin'
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: collar ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2133

Re: collar ?

What do you want the collar for? Just training? Training and location? GPS mapping? Single dog or multi-dog's? Only one has it all and it's awkward to use. If I'm using a collar for training there is one feature I absolutely demand: TO BE ABLE TO CHANGE INTENSITY WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE TRANSMITTER. ...
by gonehuntin'
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?
Replies: 18
Views: 2969

Re: Tips for teaching fetch or retrieve?

Sometimes ,the game perceived by the pup (any breed) ends when the chase has finished ? Similar to the situation described with the frisbee. Sometimes ,the objective for the handler is to make the dog (any breed) bring it back,when all the pup understands is chase and sometimes the handler continua...
by gonehuntin'
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 3536

Re: Dog not "going with" me

To me it's a simple case of the dog not coming when called. There is NO excuse for this. It doesn't matter where the dog is and what it's doing, when you command HERE, the dog should immediately cease and desist it's action returning to your side.
by gonehuntin'
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall question
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: Recall question

Whenever I'm out in the yard, the pup is dragging a 20', 1/8" check cord. I use HERE. I hate the "come" command. Perhaps because I'm too old to do it on command. :D :P Keep in mind that the electric collar reinforces KNOWN commands. You don't teach with it. I do all my teaching on the cc. From four ...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training / hunting question - missed shots
Replies: 16
Views: 2418

Re: Training / hunting question - missed shots

Easiest solution is to train her to come when called. Always. Then you can easily call her off a bird. The danger in doing what you are is that the dog may associate the nick of the collar with the bird and begin blinking birds. Only after the dog knows commands in the YARD should they be reinforced...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: roading
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

Re: roading

Never and I mean never, attach yourself to the dog while roading it. If that dog puts on the brakes or runs after something, you're going down. I free run mine on a trail with an ecollar on them.