Search found 17 matches

by bagofdonuts
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips to make dog stop whining...
Replies: 32
Views: 8510

Re: Tips to make dog stop whining...

Use a figure 8 - see smith silent command website for how to tie one or you can buy. Make pup wear it when he whines, take it off when he stops. He'll learn pretty quick that shutting up makes the figure 8 come off. I would only use it when your around, not to be left alone.
by bagofdonuts
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: First Grouse
Replies: 7
Views: 4396

Re: First Grouse

You can gut them, especially if the bird was gut shot or retrieved by my dog. Hanging does a couple of things. 1.Loosens feathers for easy plucking, 2.Gets you past the rigormortis(not sure on spelling) that sets end soon after death. Results in much more tender meat. Cool enough to me means below 5...
by bagofdonuts
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: First Grouse
Replies: 7
Views: 4396

Re: First Grouse

If your talking ruffs.Hang it for 3 days, pluck it, coat it with flour or your favorite fry mix, then fry it like chicken.
by bagofdonuts
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointing vs. Flushing
Replies: 56
Views: 18960

Re: Pointing vs. Flushing

Its unanimous. Get one of each.
by bagofdonuts
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whining
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Re: Whining

Radio's a good idea. Better yet, run a dog training dvd all night and when its over they'll be trained :D
by bagofdonuts
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whining
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Re: Whining

When the pup is old enough for the chain gang you will be able to stop it with the use of a figure eight cord around muzzle.
by bagofdonuts
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whining
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Re: Whining

You could try the "whinning creates an earthquake" treatment. If you can do it and the dog not see you shaking the crate and you don't say a word. Pup doesn't need to associate it with you but instead with the whinning , the pup will learn that stopping the whinning turns off the earthquake. Worth a...
by bagofdonuts
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Some time gunshyness
Replies: 18
Views: 3920

Re: Some time gunshyness

You can hunt with your friends, just take turns on who gets to shoot. Also don't coddle the dog if she reacts badly(tries to get in your pocket). If you do, your telling pup there is something to be afraid of. If it happens do your best to ignore her and keep hunting as if nothing happened.
by bagofdonuts
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Check Cord Length
Replies: 26
Views: 7305

Re: Check Cord Length

Someone from Arizona. I think Arlett Hennesy said to buy a cheap Harbor Freight 1/4 inch air hose. Cut the ends off and install a snap. I hooked the snap on by doubling the hose over and used tie wire . Fairly stiff, has a knot below the snap to rap the dogs chin and slips through the brush. Easy t...
by bagofdonuts
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppies' first pigeon
Replies: 17
Views: 4334

Re: Puppies' first pigeon

Nice pics. That pup with pink collar is serious about it. Classy.
by bagofdonuts
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First day on birds
Replies: 26
Views: 7089

Re: First day on birds

Not at all unusual for pup that young to stick by your side. Try fun runs in short grass/easy stuff, pasture works good(especially if there's larks he can chase). Do lots of it, learn all you can about the pup (is he bold when seeing something new, how does he hold his tail, are his ears pricked up,...
by bagofdonuts
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Quail Population 'The Smoking Gun"
Replies: 52
Views: 15997

Re: Quail Population 'The Smoking Gun"

"Historically, early Bob White quail populations in North America were relatively low as compared with the highs of the early to mid-1900's before we cleared and developed the land. As we developed the land we killed the small hawks; with pesticide, trapping and GrandMa's shotgun. Quail flourished a...
by bagofdonuts
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: couples trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: couples trip

If its a winter trip. South Louisiana woodcock hunting. Cajun food, dance halls, and we stayed in an old plantation home.
by bagofdonuts
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Why is whoa not important
Replies: 54
Views: 16199

Re: Why is whoa not important

Any well bred dog will point his birds if he sees enough of them. You don't have to teach them any commands, just take them hunting. When my brothers and I were young we'd get off the school bus, grab a shotgun, and let a couple of dogs out of my dad's pen. No training whatsoever. Plus we'd make all...
by bagofdonuts
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: level of training
Replies: 31
Views: 12059

Re: level of training

Ok. I had kinda come to the same conclusion (just looking for excuse to accept less). More questions. I hunt only wild birds and almost always alone. It is extremely difficult (read impossible) to pay much attention to the dog when flushing and trying to shoot wild birds (even staunchly pointed ones...
by bagofdonuts
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: level of training
Replies: 31
Views: 12059

Re: level of training

I've always heard that for everything you ask of a dog you're taking something away. I have a dog now that is a fine hunting dog, but hunts with more intensity, points with more intensity and is better handling when allowed to break at flush. Each off season I reign her back to steady-to-shot, but t...
by bagofdonuts
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: level of training
Replies: 31
Views: 12059

level of training

I know this won't apply to field trialers, but for hunting purposes does your level of training (i.e. broke to wing and shot) depend on the dog? Are there instances we're accepting a lower level of compliance results in a better hunting dog?