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by setterpoint
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Young dog to hunt with older dog
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: Young dog to hunt with older dog

you answered your on question, if it's a problem don't do it, for now I agree hunt the young dog alone more
birds will get his mind off playing, and hunting for birds
by setterpoint
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once
Replies: 27
Views: 1269

Re: Running 2 Pointing Dogs at Once

I have two female setters and a male setter I can run the male with either of the girls, but don't like running the girls togather they push each other to hard there range almost doubles with both on the ground at the same time, the male hunts close and really covers the area thourally so I like tha...
by setterpoint
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pickiness with dummies
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Re: Pickiness with dummies

try removing the one the dog likes best then remove the others one at a time untill your down to the one the dog like the least when your dog is retrieving that one with no issues, add one more as your dog progress to 2 then 3 don't know if this will work but worth a try I trained my setter to force...
by setterpoint
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: force fetch trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: force fetch trouble

thanks for the reply that was what I was looking for, I'll give it a try were at the last step I knew it was going to good there had to be a hitch somewhere
by setterpoint
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: force fetch trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: force fetch trouble

I used the ear pinch to start didn't take long she would take the dowl then move to e collar didn't take to many corrections she did great ,moved off the bench to the ground again she did fine just a couple corrections with the e collar I would move it father out each time with no issues as long as ...
by setterpoint
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: force fetch trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 327

force fetch trouble

as a pup and young dog she would retriev sticks or a ball I thought she would be a natural retriever but she has yet to bring a bird back she just turned 4 yr old ,so I started the force retrieve everthing went well from the bench to the ground she sailed right thru I could lay it in front on the be...
by setterpoint
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Bird hunting in TN
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Bird hunting in TN

used to be great grouse hunting, don't know what went wrong there almost all gone not much opportunity you might have to go to preserve hunting
I'm from Campbell Co tn but spend bird hunting season in michigan because of the wild bird population,
by setterpoint
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1692

Re: Closing my kennel

I think your in Minnesota, what kind of dogs do you have might know a few guys that would hunt them and treeted them right
by setterpoint
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 2334

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

I teach whoa and heel come or hear and that's all I need my dogs to do,there's nothing wrong if you want to teach sit but don't see a need for it and I have seen a dog that was taught to sit on command at an early age and they must have done it wiith ots of praise when it came time for formal traini...
by setterpoint
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Weight loss
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Weight loss

you ansewer you own question,you switch food try a few differant brands and find one that works for the dog a vet check might be a good choice just to make sure the dog has no illness, I say this because I had a pointer and a setter I changed food brands the setter did great but the pointer lost wei...
by setterpoint
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 30
Views: 2770

Re: Not holding Birds

the short ansewer is your dog has gotten away with what ever it's doing now ,like some of the rest not sure exactly what your saying is the dog creeping in or just running in and busting bird, the dog knows your going to flush the bird and is trying to stay one step ahead of you either way the dog h...
by setterpoint
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs under a truck topper
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Dogs under a truck topper

I'm sure the make cooling devises for a camper top and heaters my frind hauls his dog in the back with a camper he has an inflatable boot that goes between the truck and the sliding glass window in the back and shares the account and heater his dogs does fine in summer and winter do some research I ...
by setterpoint
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thoughts on the "grain free"/DCM association?
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Thoughts on the "grain free"/DCM association?

I have a small setter that ran so hard in hot weather would over heat badly I would have to stop her and put the leash on her she wouldn't quit I think she would kill herself, cooler weather help but still was wide open all the time tryed many differant foods but it was she just ran to hard she's no...
by setterpoint
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Help with Itchy Skin
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Help with Itchy Skin

I'm in michigan sand ever where hear to, my one setter has problems like you are describing I took him to the vet
this is the shampoo they said to use its called BPO-3 it's by vetoquinoa it has 3 percent benzoyl peroxide iv also heard people use baking soda in the bath water hope this helps,
by setterpoint
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 2768

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: 903

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: 1231

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: 2064

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: 888

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: 2064

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: 2772

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: 2613

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: 1818

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: 1903

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: 874

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: 936

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: 2045

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: 1300

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: 739

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: 739

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: 1178

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: 1829

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: 2480

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: 2450

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: 3290

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: 3290

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: 2568

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: 2542

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: 2542

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: 1416

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: 4920

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: 3595

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: 5968

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: 2283

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: 5968

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: 1839

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: 2186

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: 3041

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: 3745

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