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by setterpoint
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Happy Birthday

thank you sharon, love the gundogforum, you do a great job
by setterpoint
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: De-Snaking
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: De-Snaking

should be able to buy snake scent put some on a rag and use an ecollar on dog shouldnt take long, finding the snake scent might be a problem though
by setterpoint
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 2127

Re: Problems with come/here

hears something if you havent tried yet, let the dog out and run for some time no commands just fun time for the dog when the dog starts getting a little tired then call the dog in the point is a tired dog will comply better than a excited dog mayby you just got out of the kennel or house with enoug...
by setterpoint
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new member in PA
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Re: new member in PA

welcome abord hows the grouse outlook for this year in PA
by setterpoint
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: New member

Wecome- some great dog people on here, and a few that want to point out ever word you say, but most will try and help all they can .
Keep us posted on the new pup.
by setterpoint
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close hunting english setters
Replies: 19
Views: 3081

Re: Close hunting english setters

no arguement my reply was for the original post, befor he gets a setter and then finds out the dog runs to big and cant take the heat
the way he wants the dog to, like i said just my op,mayby get him looking at another breed of dog
by setterpoint
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close hunting english setters
Replies: 19
Views: 3081

Re: Close hunting english setters

not like the english pointers, or some of the short haird dogs ,some dogs know how to pace there selfs better than others, i have setters myself, and one pointer beleive me the pointer can take the heat much better, thats why i have him early season grouse hunting in michigan can get pretty warm ill...
by setterpoint
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close hunting english setters
Replies: 19
Views: 3081

Re: Close hunting english setters

setters in that heat doesnt sound like a good fit but if your sons mind is made up im sure you can find what your looking for
do your homework and dont settle for anything less than your looking for
by setterpoint
Sun May 17, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: good by pepper
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

good by pepper

lost our 12 year old yorky pepper, our hearts are broken, we never had kids and was like one to us
iv had dogs all my life but he was not just a dog he was a family member,
the house seems so lonesome now, i beleive i will see him again, he just on the other side of the brige
by setterpoint
Sun May 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Cant get out of my own way
Replies: 8
Views: 1458

Re: Cant get out of my own way

been there done that we all have had a few mishaps in training, i know its agravating wanting ever thing to go just as we planed it but never does look at it this way when your out hunting do the wild birds sit perfect and everthing works out fine, the ansewer is no wild birds run off they flush way...
by setterpoint
Fri May 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: French Brittany pup help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1660

Re: French Brittany pup help needed

puppy loss interest fast, throw the ball once and quit leave the pup wanting more dont over do it when you let your pup off leash you say it takes off on you,thats good to a point, change the direction you were going and call your pup by name a 9 week old pup pup will turn and go with you , your tea...
by setterpoint
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Being a Baby
Replies: 38
Views: 4091

Re: Dog Being a Baby

put your book down and stop reading it, work with the trainer when you get your pup back spend a day with the trainer and see how he worked the dog ask what you should do with the dog iv seen dogs that did great with the trainer but seem to forget a lot of what it had learned, but it was the dogs ow...
by setterpoint
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 3523

Re: dog only partly retrieving

i hadnt used the e collar, only in the start and middle no need to she was doing it right no need to shock her
that being said think thats where i messed up when she didnt retrive the grouse to me should have inforced it with the collar,
by setterpoint
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 3523

Re: dog only partly retrieving

again she was retriveing any thing i threw or placed out in the yard on the fetch command and deleiverd to hand she did all the things that the dogs in videos did arter finished the ff so i thought she got it completed all the steps and as i said she would go get any object i commanded her to still ...
by setterpoint
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Another strange behavior on point
Replies: 19
Views: 2216

Re: Another strange behavior on point

im sorry i though it read 7 mo old
by setterpoint
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Another strange behavior on point
Replies: 19
Views: 2216

Re: Another strange behavior on point

pretty simple fix but you need a launcher, as soon you see the dogs scents the bird, if your dog point launch the bird it will not take long your dog will understand if it doesnt point the bird flushes, if your dog points and then trys to move any at all launch the bird once the dog is pointing and ...
by setterpoint
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 3523

Re: dog only partly retrieving

she pointed woodcock at 7 month old, grouse at a little over a year old has pointed many grouse weve killed over her points just hasnt retrieved one to hand yet, shes been in a ton of birds mainly grouse, she can handel them as good as any retrieved woodcock last year, guess we just keep working on it
by setterpoint
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wanting to jump in on birds
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: wanting to jump in on birds

hes 15 mayby 16 months hunted him some last year he pointed grouse and woodcock we killed a few of each over his points then winter set in didnt get him out much he just started doing this this year ,on spring woodcock training but he did much better today held two woodcock and let me flush he bump ...
by setterpoint
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: wanting to jump in on birds
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: wanting to jump in on birds

thanks for the replys, i have delt with this befor in dogs, was wondering how others worked thru this my way of doing things might not be the best for all dogs sometimes a one size fits all is not the best way in ever situation im thinking whoa breaking the dog will stop this and am going to do this...
by setterpoint
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wanting to jump in on birds
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

wanting to jump in on birds

looking for some feedback, got a young english pointer points birds out a 100 yards holds point untill i get within 15ft then jumps in and flushes hes not whoa broke yet just running him on woodcock as of now, i think whoa breaking him will stop this as i said not putting much pressure on him now lo...
by setterpoint
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 4188

Re: Bell or no bell?

I run a bell and a gps the bell keeps me from looking at the gps all the time, the gps is just to locate the dog once the bell is silent
by setterpoint
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: U.P. Michigan trip
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

Re: U.P. Michigan trip

you will have no trouble finding land to hunt in the up, better have a good gps easy to get lost the aspen covers all look the same
and a lot of wilderness, I say this because you get into birds and following your dog easy to get turned around
by setterpoint
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dog disappeared off the face of the earth
Replies: 11
Views: 3457

Re: Dog disappeared off the face of the earth

iv never have lost a dog that I didn't get back, the longest iv had one missing is mayby 24 hours but that was 24 hours of aganey this was befor the tracking collars even if the dog is lost its self the peice of mind is worth ever penny I was working my frinds dog he would do fine for a while but wh...
by setterpoint
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 3523

Re: dog only partly retrieving

I guess I dint make it to clear my bad, the dog from a pup would retrive ball sticks that I threw for her thought she would be a natural retriever, first year hunting would not retrive a bird mayby there is where I messed up let it go and said to myself next year retrieving will kick in 2nd year sam...
by setterpoint
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 3523

Re: dog only partly retrieving

I don't trial either just wild bird hunt, she a great grouse/woodcock dog will hold point for as long as it takes to get to her and let's me flush will hunt dead find the bird and has retrive all the woodcock after I worked with the f f just puzzled why she don't retriev a grouse, but we will work o...
by setterpoint
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 3523

Re: dog only partly retrieving

thanks for the reply, yeah I'm not experienced at it at all, like you said start again she should respond well haveing been thru this before
she did great on the table, had a little trouble transferring to the ground but
would retrive anything when I said fetch, mayby just needs more fetch drills,
by setterpoint
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 3523

dog only partly retrieving

my setter 4 year old will retriev a ball stick or any thing I throw but would not retrieve a bird I tried to force break her with good results she will retrive a woodcock to me but a grouse she will go and mouth it slightly pick it up but spits it out I say fetch and walk away from her and she will ...
by setterpoint
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tail Set
Replies: 9
Views: 2440

Re: Tail Set

I'll jump in hear because birds seasons closed hear and I'm bored, you will never see a 12 o'clock tail on a brittney they have no tail the 12 o'clock tail is a nice sight on a dog like icing on a cake but a dog can't point a bird with its tail the nose and brain is what a dog uses pointing birds th...
by setterpoint
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 4772

Re: Dog not "going with" me

I agree the less you have to handel a dog the better,I hate the whistle and hollering out in the field, in my opion spoils the hunt thats why I train in the off season for the dog to hunt with me not the other way around me and the dog are a team and must work togather with the gps systems out today...
by setterpoint
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 29
Views: 5003

Re: Multiple Trainers

I think your doing everthing right and your going to give your dog ever chance to susscede
your trainer will tell you how to train while he's away from him if not ask what you need to be doing
I bet your dog turns out great keep up the good work
by setterpoint
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 4772

Re: Dog not "going with" me

I see what your saying and agree, but there are times I know how the cover lays out and would rather have the dog in better cover that's grouse hunting if I know there's some hawthorn stands in the back of a hunting spot that's where I would like my dog to go instead of running thru some unproductiv...
by setterpoint
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting Clothing Water Proofing
Replies: 10
Views: 2600

Re: Hunting Clothing Water Proofing

I use the water proof pants from walmart there cheap and hold up good unless your in a lot of briers but still last awhile
when they start leaking get another pair
by setterpoint
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 6964

Re: Steady to flush- question

you been takeing some sharp criticism on hear, it's not that big of a deal with a dog that young the dogs in training and is going to make mistakes, it's your job to correct those mistakes, some say do it this way others say no you got to do it another way, it's just another step in the training pro...
by setterpoint
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 4772

Re: Dog not "going with" me

he said the dog would come when call but would go right back to doing what it wanted to do , that's where the e collar comes in I suggested useing the beeper to turn the dog, hear means back to my side with reputation the dog will learn it don't mean he has to come by my side it means turn and go wi...
by setterpoint
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird
Replies: 13
Views: 3344

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

I wouldn't let the dog catch a bird, dogs have great memories, you don't want the dog to think it can catch a bird just another thing you will have to break the dog from,
by setterpoint
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 19
Views: 3979

Re: Deer chasing

try it on yourself first when you can fill the collar turn it up some not all the way but you want to know the dog is getting a pretty good jolt
as said don't say nothing or act anyway differant, if it happens again turn the jolt up some more one time will probably do it
by setterpoint
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 4772

Re: Dog not "going with" me

I teach my dog to turn useing the locate button on my beeper collar, and whistle , start by going to an open field,where your dog can see you, you said your dog will come when called when the dog gets out running the field say hear and blow the whistle and hit the locate button on the remote and cha...
by setterpoint
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Young dog to hunt with older dog
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

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: 5496

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: 3739

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: 1633

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: 1633

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: 1633

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: 1705

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: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 4760

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: 9293

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: 1619

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: 6403

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: 4908

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: 1929

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...