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by RaiderZach
Mon May 23, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun shy...maybe.
Replies: 15
Views: 3961

Gun shy...maybe.

So I've done a ton of yard work with my dog myself, and sent him to the trainer for 2 months to polish him up. He's doing great, holding his points and is steady to wing shot and fall. He does try at times try to dive in on birds he can see on the ground about 1/4 of the time. We're working on clean...
by RaiderZach
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeders - Do you sell your pups to non-hunters?
Replies: 114
Views: 18831

Re: Breeders - Do you sell your pups to non-hunters?

I'm a younger family man that was looking for a training partner to run with me daily (im a marathoner), and dog that was great with kids. It landed me on the Vizsla and after waiting a couple years we found a breeder and a puppy that was perfect for us. When I got him home he began pointing on dick...
by RaiderZach
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Vizsla socialization tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Vizsla socialization tips?

My V is almost 9 months old now, and hes nearly perfect in every way. His training is going great in the field and he is awesome at home with the family (sans the counter surfing, but we are working on that!) However, he does have 1 slight problem and I am trying to figure out if I should be worried...
by RaiderZach
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help me choose my forever friend :)
Replies: 49
Views: 18558

Re: Vote which puppy is cuter!! Help me choose my forever friend

In this thread: Everything wrong with the country.

Self centered, long-winded
by RaiderZach
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Looking for homers in North DFW
Replies: 0
Views: 630

Looking for homers in North DFW

I am near Frisco and am looking for a few birds to train my pup. I built a small but nice loft for them, just need some birds to put in there.

Thanks!
by RaiderZach
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Flight pen near kennel
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Flight pen near kennel

I have a smallish back yard and have wondered the same thing. Hasn't been a problem so far... he still has a huge prey drive in the field and I am sure he can smell the birds daily.
by RaiderZach
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: The "Magic Brushpile"
Replies: 14
Views: 4157

Re: VIDEO: The "Magic Brushpile"

Higgins wrote:Hello Bill,

Once the dog has the bird, I encourage him to "share the kill".


Higgins

So it's ok to give your dog a live bird as a reward as long as you as the handler are giving him the bird and not allowing him to run on it/pounce etc? Want to make sure if I do this I am doing it right.
by RaiderZach
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Finishing Stand/Whoa command
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Re: Finishing Stand/Whoa command

This is why I am so glad I found this place. Thanks for the replies guys, I am going to step back and realize how quickly he is progressing and take it easy.

We have a lot of fun together learning (both of us), and he really is an incredible dog.
by RaiderZach
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 5 month old Vizsla training
Replies: 8
Views: 2816

Re: 5 month old Vizsla training

Brazosvalleyvizslas wrote:1 month at trainer wont accomplish anything that you cant do yourself at that age anyway.
My problem is one of equipment, access to birds, and a place to shoot over him
by RaiderZach
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Finishing Stand/Whoa command
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Re: Finishing Stand/Whoa command

aksportsman wrote:how old is this pup?
5 months
by RaiderZach
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Finishing Stand/Whoa command
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Re: Finishing Stand/Whoa command

Are you working him on birds? If he's not steady to wing yet I wouldn't try to walk around him or anything. Just stop him between birds and walk in front of him and act like you're flushing birds. Once he's steady to wing, introduce "whoa" as a cue to stand, then you can test him more. Take him upw...
by RaiderZach
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 5 month old Vizsla training
Replies: 8
Views: 2816

Re: 5 month old Vizsla training

I am in the same boat as you, trying to figure out what is best and our Vizslas are close in age (mine is 5 months today). I get mixed opinions too on when to send him to the trainer but one thing is constant... "get him on birds early and often". Buy pigeons, do whatever you gotta do... but get her...
by RaiderZach
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Finishing Stand/Whoa command
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Finishing Stand/Whoa command

So i read a few books, and decided to go with "training with mo" for my guide. It's working out great but I am having trouble with getting my dog to stay on all fours and still when I walk all the way around him. He does awesome if I command him to stand even in mid-run. He also will allow me to wal...
by RaiderZach
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Dog
Replies: 18
Views: 3425

Re: New Dog

I get to WFH, so luckily I have time to let my V run as much as he wants in the fields by our house....I shudder to think what his behavior would be like without the exercise...and he's just 5mos old
by RaiderZach
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Small skin bumps on Vizsla
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: Small skin bumps on Vizsla

You might try feeding another brand of dog food. Something with different ingredients then you're feeding now. Sometimes I've noticed a change in those types of conditions when I change foods. Thanks Gordon, I actually have noticed these bumps for a while now and they just recently became worse to ...
by RaiderZach
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Small skin bumps on Vizsla
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Small skin bumps on Vizsla

Lately I have been noticing some small skin colored (white raised) bumps on my pup. They dont seem to bother him, and appear to come and go over the course of a few days. I asked around to some friends of ours that raise/foster GSP's and they mentioned their dogs encountered this a time or two as we...
by RaiderZach
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Victor hi pro plus
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: Victor hi pro plus

For those that use this what are you paying for a #40 bag? Just bought some hoping it is as good as Loyall since I can't find it in Mi anymore. I have been extremely happy with Victor Hi-Pro Plus, I hate say what I pay because I am getting a very good deal, however average around here seems to be a...
by RaiderZach
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running dog's
Replies: 31
Views: 8737

Re: Running dog's

Alright, so which breed is the fastest?

I am going with Vizsla!
by RaiderZach
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Food Study
Replies: 80
Views: 13409

Re: Dog Food Study

Kellym wrote:so just what are you feeding

I am feeding Victor and my dogs do great on it

Was referred to this food by my trainer who is not a paid promoter of Victor, it just works. Switched my dog to it and hes done so much better than he did on Blue Buffalo... and its WAY less expensive.
by RaiderZach
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wild birds
Replies: 21
Views: 4812

Re: Wild birds

Man I wish I had access to wild birds! Trying to do this stuff in the suburbs is the pits!
by RaiderZach
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)
Replies: 46
Views: 10886

Re: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)

Must admit, did not watch the video. No reason too. In all due respect, bad decision by the dog owner to allow this to happen. Bad decision on the part of the moderator's not to delete original post imo. Can't Coyote's carry rabies? Was the dog wearing an e-collar? Sorry, don't intend to offend any...
by RaiderZach
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)
Replies: 46
Views: 10886

Re: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)

Couple points: 1) Not as uncommon as you would think, especially in my neck of the woods. 2) The dude is an idiot for taping it, and an even bigger idiot for posting it on Youtube. I wondered if this was against the law in any way? Seems he's putting his dog at risk but maybe I am wrong. If you hav...
by RaiderZach
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)
Replies: 46
Views: 10886

Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)

Crazy to watch this dog work over the coyote....

https://youtu.be/xYxxrH_2IKo
by RaiderZach
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Vizsla Pup-Questions/Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 3040

Re: New Vizsla Pup-Questions/Advice

My V is almost 5 months now and finally getting better about mouthyness. We yelped when he would bit down on our hands and gave him plenty of opportunity to do so, just like explained above. Yelling at him or losing control accomplishes nothing, letting him know it hurts when he bites down helped a ...
by RaiderZach
Sat May 30, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training Vizsla pup, questions re: pedigree
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Training Vizsla pup, questions re: pedigree

I didn't intend to get into this new hobby, I bought a Vizsla after researching them as a running partner the last couple years. However, I kept seeing my pup in the back yard pointing at birds on the fence and thought it just wasn't right he would never hunt! A trip to Cabela's and a 870 purchase l...