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by setterpoint
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1306

Re: Training an excitable dog?

a lot of times we go get our dog and start training most times that's fine, but sometimes the dog is so excitted that it causes training problem,and that sounds like where your at next time you get out with your dog let the dog have some running time no commands and use alot of that energy up just f...
by setterpoint
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup names and tips
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: New pup names and tips

name the pup dammit you will find your going to use it anyway, it will just kids rolls off the toung
kidding aside I like the name Bella, I have frind calls his dog zone ,don't use a name that sounds like whoa
by setterpoint
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to fix>?
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: How to fix>?

I know you said a road was close so I don't blame you for going after your dog, but that was the worst thing to do turn and go the other direction your dog I do this if I'm playing fetch in the yard when the dog gets it sometimes they like playing keep a way the more you chase the worst it gets so n...
by setterpoint
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Locating dogs in thick cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1328

Re: Locating dogs in thick cover

some have already said this but get a gps for your dog I personal like garmin you will know where your dogs at all the time and it will page you when on point
by setterpoint
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Suggestions on English Pointer breeders
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Suggestions on English Pointer breeders

if it's a english setter you want, check out long gone kennels, you will be impressed,
if you decide on a pointer check pine hill kennels befor you buy a pup at least take the time to look at both on the internet
by setterpoint
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Locating dogs in thick cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1328

Re: Locating dogs in thick cover

I use a bell and a astro 320 dc40 collar I listen for the bell to keep track of the dog so I'm not always looking at the astro, only time I use the astro is when the bell has falling silent, the astro takes me right to the dog I use it untill I get 40 yards away from the dog then I get ready to flus...
by setterpoint
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Most important commands
Replies: 28
Views: 1837

Re: Most important commands

hear for safety, and when your ready to go hunting or headed home
by setterpoint
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: Brittany Female -- Experienced hunter
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Brittany Female -- Experienced hunter

wish I had room for the dog someone should move fast on that dog
by setterpoint
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fatherly Advice: At what age did you take your kids hunting?
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Fatherly Advice: At what age did you take your kids hunting?

my dad took me I was 4 or 5 and I still have that memory
by setterpoint
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do
Replies: 20
Views: 1268

Re: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do

did you go let the dog out ,or did you let the dog bark if you went and let the dog out he won the dog knows if it worked one time it will work again ,you got good advise put the dog in the truck if possible you have to be the one that says what time the dog gets out not the dog telling you
by setterpoint
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tri Tronics Receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Tri Tronics Receiver

collar clinic in traverscity michigan, also try amazon and ebay
by setterpoint
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips on Coon dog training? HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Tips on Coon dog training? HELP!

my father in law was a coon hunter he would take a young dog if the dog didn't hunt wide enough he would say his prey drive will soon over take his range your dog will start to go more and more
by setterpoint
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

your kennel is dirt dig Down about a few inches and put some tin down about 2 ft on the inside then cover it back up when the dog digs down and hits the tin he can't go no deeper the dog may try differantdrum spots but will give up trying to dig out
by setterpoint
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: Hold

go on youtube lots of stuff on there that will show you what to do
by setterpoint
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: relocating problem
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: relocating problem

thanks for the reply I was think along those same lines she just turned 3 and I have killed birds over her points ran her this morning she pointed 5 woodcock I got to flush
by setterpoint
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: relocating problem
Replies: 5
Views: 510

relocating problem

my setter finds and points grouse fine but hear in michigan grouse run like crazy there lies the problem, when the bird takes off she try to relocate but puts the bird up to many times she's not busting the birds she try to follow but apperantly crouds the birds , how would be some ways I can train ...
by setterpoint
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: good by aj
Replies: 2
Views: 671

good by aj

lost my setter aj today he was 14 years old I'm 65 and a small piece of me is gone to he still lives on I have a daughter off him and a grand daughter and many happy thoughts that I will never loss .good by old frind
by setterpoint
Thu May 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Puppy intro
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Re: Puppy intro

yea sometimes we all need help
by setterpoint
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Nervousness
Replies: 17
Views: 1878

Re: Gun Nervousness

sounds like to me your dog is more confussed . have you used the blank gun on retrieving drills befor it dont sound like the gun would cause the dog to blink or stop in the middel of a retrieve but i would play it on the safe side dont use the gun for a few times and see what happends if all gose we...
by setterpoint
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Sneezing.... anyone have experience with this??
Replies: 13
Views: 1835

Re: Dog Sneezing.... anyone have experience with this??

i would get a second op, dogs sometime have allergys i have one dog that has ear problems wax build up and eyes waters worst in the spring when the weather changes but i would do it now could be something worse
by setterpoint
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Intro to birds/pointing
Replies: 16
Views: 2661

Re: Intro to birds/pointing

yea iv never had a prob, mayby first time or to but never had a dog that want point them i have seen dogs do this with a woodcock to but kill a bird for them and they catch on fast and start pointing
by setterpoint
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Intro to birds/pointing
Replies: 16
Views: 2661

Re: Intro to birds/pointing

get someone to help you plant your bird head tuck under wing bring you dog in crosswind you can tell when the dog hits scent if your dog dont point have the frind throw a bird if your going to let the dog chase thats up to you if not let the dog watch the bird fly and walk away and repeat when the d...
by setterpoint
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hot weather and exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: Hot weather and exercise

in michigan we dont have a lot of 90 and above temps but you still have to be careful even 75 degrees with the ferns chest high the dogs can get no air so i run the dogs early mornings and keep it short and carry plenty of water i also use a spray bot. to mist them down and carry a leash so if the d...
by setterpoint
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hypersensitive GWP
Replies: 16
Views: 2095

Re: Hypersensitive GWP

i beleive a dog that has enough prey drive can be fix had a frinde got a pointer she would blink birds you could see she smell the birds and would turn and go the other way it took awhile but she end up being a good grouse dog alot of people would have given up on the dog
by setterpoint
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hypersensitive GWP
Replies: 16
Views: 2095

Re: Hypersensitive GWP

sounds like your dog needs to build trust and conf.someone has been to hard on the dog. i would take the dog out for runs no leash or commands and make it all fun. you have a dog that your going to have to be real gentle with but you can make it work use food as a reward when your out running say he...
by setterpoint
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: WPG First Bird Exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: WPG First Bird Exposure

force fetch you have to put some pressure on the dog i would wait your dog is still young not that it cant be done but i would teach the other commands first whoa,backing.heel,holding point ,hunt in range,you can play fetch with the dog all im saying is f f would be the last thing i would teach. tha...
by setterpoint
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Heartworm Medicine
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

Re: Heartworm Medicine

i would have the heart worm test done first, just to be safe i use the iv. paste from tracter supply
by setterpoint
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa training after learning sit...@$&#%!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3130

Re: Whoa training after learning sit...@$&#%!!!!!!

ray give you good advise use the whoa/heel when you see the dog is going to try and sit say heel and start walking then whoa watch the dog if he trys to sit say heel and repeat. if your dog has learned sitting gets him out of pressure he will try and use that evertime you ask something he dont want ...
by setterpoint
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: English Setter Running Away - Help
Replies: 41
Views: 5356

Re: English Setter Running Away - Help

the dog will always want to range and hunt its in his blood yes you can control to a degree but it is going to be a proplem as soon as you let up on the dog he is going to range on you. i had a pointer that i grouse hunted with he was a good dog pointed birds but at 60 i couldnt keep up yes i could ...
by setterpoint
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New gal intro
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: New gal intro

as hunters and bird dog people we love to see this welcome to the forum .good luck
by setterpoint
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: English Setter Running Away - Help
Replies: 41
Views: 5356

Re: English Setter Running Away - Help

the dog is a bird dog and doing what comes natural to him you are trying to go against his breeding .why not give the dog to a hunter that will let the dog do what it was breed to do and get you another dog that will do what you want a dog for. i know its hard to give your dog up but in the long run...
by setterpoint
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "DIGNITY EARNED"
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: "DIGNITY EARNED"

so true we share our lives with these dogs and its hard to let go. i had a small english setter who was not near the best dog iv ever had and i have better dogs now and ever day was like starting over with her .i will take the blame for that .but she did point a lot of birds for me but was a handful...
by setterpoint
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: need a new e collar
Replies: 15
Views: 1809

Re: need a new e collar

either one is a good choice you cant go wrong .check out the opions of the one you like best .do they have the same range and and settings do both have vibrate are they both the same size weight .but both are a good choice
by setterpoint
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding Rules of Thumb?
Replies: 14
Views: 2435

Re: Feeding Rules of Thumb?

i wouldnt change you said he came back from training skinner than when you sent him there .what were they feeding mayby it was there food. but i bet it was the dog was working his weight off. keep feeding what you were feeding he should pick his weight back up unless your going to work him like they...
by setterpoint
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: post hunt effects on dogs
Replies: 16
Views: 3237

Re: post hunt effects on dogs

i use more than one dog you can change them out the dogs stays fresh but at my age i were out much faster than the dogs and if your dog gets hurt and cant hunt for a while your seasons not over i have 4 dogs i can hunt sometimes i hunt 2 at a time
by setterpoint
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pulling Pup
Replies: 22
Views: 4463

Re: Pulling Pup

hears what has worked for me .use a reg lead snap it to the dogs collar start walking as soon as the dog tightens on the lead give it a jerk more of a pop you dont have to jerk it to hard and change direction the dog will run to the front when he dose pop again and change direction it dont take long...
by setterpoint
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: New guy introduction

welcome and thanks for your servise to our country iv never trained a dog to turkey hunt but have heard of it but dont limit you and your dog alot of people use there boykin for all kinds of hunting like upland birds rabbit hunting thats the beauty of those little dogs there great at finding game go...
by setterpoint
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What kind of dog is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: What kind of dog is this?

cant tell by the pitcher. give them a call they can tell you
by setterpoint
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Potty training
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Potty training

make sure to walk her to the same place in the yard or where another dogs has gone they like to mark there turf another thing might help feed her in the kennel they dont like to go where they eat
by setterpoint
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for training timetable for a pointing breed
Replies: 26
Views: 4602

Re: Looking for training timetable for a pointing breed

hear another thing find the training book or video your going to use and stay as close to that as you can dont start trying to mix and match diff .books the reason for this is a lot of trainers uses one step to set up the next .haveing read a lot of books on this most dont tell what to do if your do...
by setterpoint
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Collars revisited
Replies: 10
Views: 1610

Re: Collars revisited

i agree with gonehunting you dont need all the levels of stim.my frind said my dogs responds to level 75 and i have over a hundred levels. so that means 74 and under dont count.my dog level is two on my collars .have had to go to three when my dog gets a little hardheaded but then right back to two....
by setterpoint
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Maine
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: New member from Maine

good looking pup hows the grouse hunting there in main
by setterpoint
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP pup chasing tweety birds.
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: GSP pup chasing tweety birds.

sharon told you right as far as hurting his hunting dont worry. but when it comes to a safety issue you cant let him run all over a sub div.two diff, things there. but pointing running after tweety birds thats a young dog doing young dog stuff
by setterpoint
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cover Dog Trials MI/PA
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

Re: Cover Dog Trials MI/PA

what age is the puppy trails
by setterpoint
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Young pup and training (am I falling behind)
Replies: 27
Views: 5893

Re: Young pup and training (am I falling behind)

first its better to take your time than moveing to fast. you asked what all you could do training.im saying you keep you dog inside in a kennel ever time you put your dog in his kennel make the dog stay untill told to go in say kennel and put the dog in it wont be long till the dog will go in on com...
by setterpoint
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Young pup and training (am I falling behind)
Replies: 27
Views: 5893

Re: Young pup and training (am I falling behind)

your pup is young nothing wrong with teaching your dog some basic commands but a dog that young any form of training should be short and fun for both you and dog.as far as that goes ever time your with your dog your training if its just out for a run use your whistle and change direction your teachi...
by setterpoint
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog registration- please help
Replies: 10
Views: 2005

Re: Dog registration- please help

i dont know what reg you dog with akc ukc any other reg.has to do with getting his lic.some states you have to get your dog a lic michigans that way but that means any dog full blooded or mix breed wheather hes reg or not
by setterpoint
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching Whoa With the EC On Belly
Replies: 48
Views: 11958

Re: Teaching Whoa With the EC On Belly

a lot of people like the belly band but you will have to transfer it to the neck if you dont then if the dog dont comply while your hunting if all your work has been with the collar on the belly what are you going to do will the dog understand that the collar on its neck mean the same thing .but a l...
by setterpoint
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Force fetch questions
Replies: 51
Views: 13939

Re: Force fetch questions

to keep it short use the table i think you have more control of the dog up off the ground..you will have to move to the ground sooner or later but the dog will be well on its way by then .it will be better on your back from the tableas i said i think the dog is in a more complying mood off the ground