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by Timewise65
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jones dog trailers, what is your experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Jones dog trailers, what is your experience?

I purchased a four dog Ainley Trailer from a guy in Texas in 2014, he was the original owner. I am not sure what year it is, but it was in very good condition. It had a fan, and spare tire included. It did not have a built-in water container. I had three Golden Retrievers that I ran in hunt tests an...
by Timewise65
Mon May 20, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How much olive oil ?
Replies: 14
Views: 832

Re: How much olive oil ?

I would never use and increase in fats to put weight on my dogs. If you are using a well balanced quality dog food, I then would adjust the amount of that food they get every day. I am suspicious from your post, that you are exercising your dogs more then the average 'Joe'. Dog food 'recommends' the...
by Timewise65
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: excessive barking
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: excessive barking

Get a bark collar....dogs bark for many reasons, and with a properly set back collar they will learn to stop, without a lot of pressure being applied!

Good Luck
by Timewise65
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to fix>?
Replies: 19
Views: 1028

Re: How to fix>?

I would not start the e collar until the pup is at least 6 months, even 8 months depending how receptive the pup is to training (not yet mature?). Then I would introduce the pup to the ecollar following a specific training routine to introduce the ecollar. Right now the use of a 30' lead it the best...
by Timewise65
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2401

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

I think the 'climate' of the people in Oregon do not represent the majority of the folks in this country! Not that this is not of concern to us all, it is...but you have to consider the source, meaning the state of Oregon... Yeah, consider it as one of the top retriever training venues in the count...
by Timewise65
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2401

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

I think the 'climate' of the people in Oregon do not represent the majority of the folks in this country! Not that this is not of concern to us all, it is...but you have to consider the source, meaning the state of Oregon...
by Timewise65
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?
Replies: 34
Views: 9332

Re: 28 Gauge O/U, the Hot New Thing?

Many good comments here..... I have recently been going through this same process of trying to decided on a new gun for pheasant, quail, and dove. After looking at and trying a few different gages and styles (that friends let me try), I have decided to find a 16ga SxS….something about this gage and ...
by Timewise65
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The value of the force fetch.
Replies: 42
Views: 1830

Re: The value of the force fetch.

Sharon suggested this topic in another thread and it would interest me to see what the split is on here between the folk that do F.F. and those that do not. Personally I am a "do not" - - - - - mainly because I never find it necessary to do it . A pup that already has a decent retrieve instinct onl...
by Timewise65
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Kovan - No squeak Toys
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Re: Kovan - No squeak Toys

Like many above all of my dogs over the years have had squeaky toys when pups.....none have been hard mouthed! Of course all of my dogs were FF as part of the training programs they underwent.... :mrgreen:
by Timewise65
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The value of the force fetch.
Replies: 42
Views: 1830

Re: The value of the force fetch.

I'll start the circus off. I FF every dog I own and every dog I've ever trained.i have for over 40 years and I always will. FF has little to do with retrieving but everything to do with bonding, compliance and delivery. It installs in the dog knowledge that he must perform like it or not and the do...
by Timewise65
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2447

Re: sending dog for training

X 2 above ...averageguy!
by Timewise65
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2447

Re: sending dog for training

cjhills … Pointing out a few 'exceptions' that could occur in a hunt test, does not in anyway diminish the simple logic expressed by someone who has trained dogs (with professionals and themselves) and then run dogs in hunt tests for years. It is actually, very easy, to find exceptions to explanatio...
by Timewise65
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Time to Fully Train a Brittany
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Time to Fully Train a Brittany

Timewise65, While you are doing due diligence I would look into which Pro Trainer you would use to train a prospective pup. Describe for them your objectives for the finished dog and get their input on when and how many months they predict they would need to train your pup. Perfection Kennel is ver...
by Timewise65
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Time to Fully Train a Brittany
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Time to Fully Train a Brittany

deseeker, nevermind, mask… Thanks for the comments. And yes, I will consider a fully finished dog or at least a started dog. Emotionally, it is not my first choice, as I enjoy obedience training a pup and just having a puppy around, even though they are a lot of work. But yes, at my current age, I ...
by Timewise65
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2447

Re: sending dog for training

I did not mean to fire up a controverary….

I think we are talking 'semantics'! The 'averageguy, summed it up best, I think, "expect an ongoing effort will be required to maintain training, than it is to suggest it is one and done."

:mrgreen:
by Timewise65
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Time to Fully Train a Brittany
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: Time to Fully Train a Brittany

Thanks to all for the good information and comments....to be fair, let me expand my story! I have owned field Golden Retrievers for over 25 years. During that time I have used pro's to help train my retrievers up to where they were competent waterfowl hunters. I also ran my dogs in hunt tests up to ...
by Timewise65
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: first time hunt testing
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: first time hunt testing

birddogsunlimited wrote:sorry pointing dog
As far as I know, Labs can run in pointing dog hunt tests....even if they are said to be 'Pointing' Labs...
by Timewise65
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: first time hunt testing
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: first time hunt testing

My advice would be to read up on the requirements of whichever tests or levels you want to run, then go to a test and observe. It's difficult to just read and figure out what you need to do. It's hard to explain from a keyboard also :D There are some youtube videos that show some tests. Here is one...
by Timewise65
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Time to Fully Train a Brittany
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Time to Fully Train a Brittany

If one has a well bred Brittany how long would it take a professional trainer to fully train that dog for hunting? Now I know it varies based on the quality of the dog, the trainer, etc. But in my discussions with trainers and fellow hunters I am hearing a range for 1-3 months for a fully trained po...
by Timewise65
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: first time hunt testing
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: first time hunt testing

Are you talking about Retriever Hunt tests or Upland Game Hunt Testing? I have lot's of experience with AKC and UKC retriever hunt tests....I will share more if you are thinking about Retriever Hunt tests............. I will say that running Hunt Tests is probably one of the most fun things I have e...
by Timewise65
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2447

Re: sending dog for training

I’m dropping off my 6 month old GSP for training this Sunday. I had 3 field trial labs that were all Pro trained and in my experience, what a pro can do in a few months I’d be lucky to do in a years time. I guide waterfowl and upland and there truly is nothing worse when someone brings their dog th...
by Timewise65
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2447

Re: sending dog for training

I agree that one month is a bit short to accomplish much by a trainer. A good trainer will want to see the pup and do a quick assessment of the pup before you agree to use them. From that they should be able to talk about where the pup is and how long it MIGHT take to train him. The big question is...
by Timewise65
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2447

Re: sending dog for training

I agree that one month is a bit short to accomplish much by a trainer. A good trainer will want to see the pup and do a quick assessment of the pup before you agree to use them. From that they should be able to talk about where the pup is and how long it MIGHT take to train him. The big question is ...
by Timewise65
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2447

Re: sending dog for training

Looks like you are off and running...good luck to you and your new pup....most importantly be sure that you and your puppy have fun, that is the most important part of training.
by Timewise65
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy training
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Puppy training

I agree with the others, get and learn a good retriever training program, Evan's program as noted above, is a great one.... How old is your pup. Understand that a "Puppy" at 6 months is mentally like a 3-4 year old child. Physically these pups can run, play, and bark, but mentally they are babies......
by Timewise65
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2447

Re: sending dog for training

Thank you for your honest words. I'm glad I am doing it right, I do see some great progress in my lab, I guess that is what keeps my drive because I enjoy it and love him very much. I will take your advice and implement that towards our daily trainings. I just don't have a guide to tell me whether I...
by Timewise65
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2447

Re: sending dog for training

Looks like you have been doing well with your pup and that the pup has some good instincts! On my first pup, I too found the pup knew more than I did and would do things that worked before I could figure out what she was doing....so just keep trying what seem to work for you and the pup. Below I wi...
by Timewise65
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP hates her crate
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: GSP hates her crate

Wow, That sounds like a big challenge...I have had many sport dogs, but never one that was not started in a kennel when very young. I really have no great ideas, but I did want to mention that as for the barking and whining a 'bark collar' will help with that, but I am afraid it may only make her mo...
by Timewise65
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2447

Re: sending dog for training

All good stuff above.... I have owned multiple Golden Retrievers over the years. Like you, when I started, I had no idea how to train the dog for hunting waterfowl or upland game.. or what to expect from using a trainer. After over 25years I have gained the knowledge as to how to train a retriever a...
by Timewise65
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: French Brittany

I have owned two French brits and one American type brit , she was a cross between a French and an American brit and she looked American in "type" ….. a slightly longer muzzle , longer hair and a bit bigger than the frenchies. She was a really good worker and is still the only Brittany in Britain t...
by Timewise65
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: French Brittany

+1 for Mark Dinsmore. His handle on this site is ohmymy111. But I see he hasn't posted here since 2017. Mark certainly knows his French Brittanys. Here's the link to his web site: http://letoiledunordkennels.com/home.html As with every breed the size of the dog, length of coat, etc. can vary greatl...
by Timewise65
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: French Brittany

I have seen Mark Dinsmore's dogs run in hunt tests in South Dakota. He has real nice dogs Check him out--I don't think you'll be sorry. He usually has a waiting list, so get on it early if you decide you want one of his pups. Good luck when you get your new pup. :D Edit--Mark used to be on this sit...
by Timewise65
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: French Brittany

French Brits are great upland dogs! I have a 2.5 year old male from Mark. Mine is very fun to hunt with, extremely smart, nice size, very friendly around other people, dogs and kids. I primarily hunt chukar and Huns here in Idaho with mine - and occasionally pheasant in Oregon. His range varies wit...
by Timewise65
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: French Brittany

Timewise, I have never owned a French Brittany but I am going to buy a puppy this spring from Mark Dinesmore. Mark posted that he has a few extra puppies that are not yet born and is taking reservations right now for a confirmed litter. His facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/LEtoile-du-Nord...
by Timewise65
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: French Brittany

If you want a French Brittany for reasons valued to you, that is fine.... One of the most unruly renegade Britts I ever saw was a tri-colored French Brittany. One experience does not really suggest a problem with the breed does it? I re-iterate, habitat and training play a huge part in ANY bird dog...
by Timewise65
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

French Brittany

I recently lost one of our 3 Golden Retrievers, she was 141/2 years old. Over the last 25+ years we have owned and trained (with the help of pro’s) many field bred Goldens. I have been an active waterfowler and AKC Hunt Test participant. Over the last season I have done more upland game hunting than...
by Timewise65
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Here
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: New Here

Welcome...I think you will find this website a great resource for you as you go forward. Most on here are well versed on most pointing and flushing breeds and many of us know retrievers. And a few on here have owned and trained both upland dogs and waterfowl dogs.... When talking about families with...
by Timewise65
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Last Day of Bird Season
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Last Day of Bird Season

Nothing like a good day in the field with your favorite four legged hunting buddy....! Looks like a good time had by all...
by Timewise65
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: New pup

Real nice looking Chocolate! His eyes say it all....life will be good going forward....he just is hoping you can 'keep up'


Good Luck
by Timewise65
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Building Better Retrieves
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Building Better Retrieves

With Retrievers in the USA we do obedience training starting around 12 weeks. That typically includes sit, here (recall), down (laydown), give (to hand), drop (drop what you have) and heal (on one side and when walking slow or fast) This is all done using positive reinforcement, verbal, petting and ...
by Timewise65
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A Novice and his Dog
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: A Novice and his Dog

Welcome.... The hard part will be deciding if you are going to train the dog as a Pointer or Retriever. That would be determined by what you plan to use the pup for...upland game or waterfowl? Of course some of us do both, for us we train for all conditions, but you have to start out focusing on one...
by Timewise65
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Building Better Retrieves
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Building Better Retrieves

I agree with Meskousing...but I will add a few comments from my experience with my Retrievers. Dropping a bird on retrieve is a fundamental technique used to avoid a wounded bird from getting away. Many of us have had the experience that a dog brings a down bird on retrieve and drops it in the area ...
by Timewise65
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Bismuth shot and guage selection
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: Bismuth shot and guage selection

As a primarily, waterfowl hunter I am stuck using all types of loads, except lead! Accordingly, I keep my shots in a much shorter range than I used to with lead. Although, I understand and accept why waterfowl hunters are forced use steel or other loads, I still much prefer 'lead'! I have tried all ...
by Timewise65
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Can dogs be trained to herd wild deer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1313

Re: Can dogs be trained to herd wild deer?

It is illegal and is an example of the "ugly sportsman'....like the 'ugly American' not something a real sportsman/woman would do!
Doubtful this is a real post question, some clown trying to get attention.... :mrgreen:
by Timewise65
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Various questions on doves: guns, loads and dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Various questions on doves: guns, loads and dogs

JonBailey… you ask many questions, primarily about dove hunting and retrieving. I am an avid dove hunter and I have two well trained Golden Retrievers (I did have three but my best dove Retrievers, died last week, she was 14.5 years old and lived a great life). I will try and answer some of your que...
by Timewise65
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Most important commands
Replies: 28
Views: 2449

Re: Most important commands

Here to keep the dog safe!

Drop it to keep the dog safe...if you drop a pill you were taking, if you drop a peace of plastic wrap with food on it, etc. etc. Everyday events can put a pup at risk!
by Timewise65
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: More anti-hound activity in Colorado.
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: More anti-hound activity in Colorado.

Both my wife and I grew up in Colorado. We left in 1986 as the people moving into the state and the direction the big cities on the eastern slope of the state where taking on many levels were not something we wanted to be involved with. The state is a nice place to visit, but if you are thinking abo...
by Timewise65
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Pneumonia

Sharon,

Love that comment....it is 'spot on'! I hope my wife gives me the same respect when the time comes....

Have a Happy New Year
by Timewise65
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Pneumonia

I hope he recovers well and has many more days in the field with you going forward. He may just need more rest between hunts....they all go so hard, even when they are getting up in age. Seems like some of us they only have one speed.... That 7 month old pup sounds like a doozy!

Good Luck
by Timewise65
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Pneumonia

Since the dog is over 10, I would error on the side of being extra careful going forward. I would get the x-ray and talk in depth about future hunting with the dog. I also would not hunt him the rest of this winter giving his immune system ample time to recover, following the discontinuation of the ...