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by gspbrit
Sat May 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail introduction at 5 months...
Replies: 27
Views: 2671

Re: Quail introduction at 5 months...

Sorry if I offended you but my sense of humor is warped sometimes. I have seen trainers recommend putting pups on wild birds and have put them on wild birds myself. Yes, it makes them birdy but no, they don't catch them. As I said, I trained a (couple of) GSPs and the one that I trained with pen rai...
by gspbrit
Sat May 12, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail introduction at 5 months...
Replies: 27
Views: 2671

Re: Quail introduction at 5 months...

That's very interesting. I guess I'm too cheap to pay a trainer to unlearn something! :oops:
by gspbrit
Sat May 12, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail introduction at 5 months...
Replies: 27
Views: 2671

Re: Quail introduction at 5 months...

Beautiful pup and it looks like you have been doing lots of work with him. It looks like he has plenty of prey drive and he's handlind the bird scent instinctively. Congratulations. I have a question: did the trainer have the pup try to get that close to the bird? It almost looked like he was trying...
by gspbrit
Wed May 09, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Superstitions...
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Superstitions...

That's a keeper! :D
by gspbrit
Wed May 09, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's
Replies: 44
Views: 9802

Re: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's

I love pointing dogs, so that is what I hunt behind. I think it is a commonly heard misnomer that as we age we need slow close working dogs. I disagree with that completely if the intent is hunt wild birds. I think we need broke dogs which find, point and hold birds until we arrive, but otherwise t...
by gspbrit
Tue May 08, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "THE AWAKENING" - A photo essay.
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: "THE AWAKENING" - A photo essay.

Truly a work of art. Congratulations.
by gspbrit
Tue May 08, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where does your dog ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 6050

Re: Where does your dog ride?

I mentioned earlier that my pup jumped out of the back of a good Samaritan's pickup (he had picked the errant pup up and was returning it to us without asking me); the pup jumped out and blew his hip and had the femoral head removed-- so the last place to put a dog is loose in the pickup bed. Mine r...
by gspbrit
Tue May 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Buying Pigeons - Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 4699

Re: Buying Pigeons - Questions

I quit buying Amish birds. They are often from animal barns and they sometimes have lice. I bought some for $1 each once, stored them in my garage overnight, and it took $100 to get all the lice out of my house!
by gspbrit
Sun May 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting or trialling after Femoral Head Osteotomy
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: Hunting or trialling after Femoral Head Osteotomy

Thanks for the replies. Very encouraging. I took him out to run for the 1st time with the 4 wheeler yesterday (didn't want him to run with a horse because the other Brit ran right into a horse's foot right before that !). He pretty much outran the 4 wheeler so it looks good. I didn't know what to ex...
by gspbrit
Fri May 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting or trialling after Femoral Head Osteotomy
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Hunting or trialling after Femoral Head Osteotomy

I have a 16 month old Brittany who showed great promise when field trialling and hunting. He was clearly an all age dog and won a 2 point derby stake, but handled nicely in the field.Unfortunately, after 3 good days of hunting in KS he apparently realized we were leaving. I turned to put my gun on t...
by gspbrit
Thu May 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's
Replies: 44
Views: 9802

Re: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's

That question begs another: do you want a personal trainer or a boot licker? Are you going to train it yourself or have it trained? I'm your age and have Brittanys but have to say it helps to be in top shape! The key is to have a well-trained dog; they do the work and you stand there or walk slowly ...
by gspbrit
Thu May 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1st GSP - questions
Replies: 38
Views: 3778

Re: 1st GSP - questions

RayG's method is what I used on my last GSP and all of my Brittanys and it works great. I never had an allergic reaction to my GSPs so can't help there. As far as the retrieving goes, after you have him coming when called and steady on birds you might consider force fetching. There's really no force...
by gspbrit
Thu May 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Which ecollars?
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: Which ecollars?

Had 2 SportDog collars and neither lasted long. If you have to replace them they're no bargain. I got a used TriTronics and it's running great even though it's 15 years old or more. Got another TriTronics for those reasons. Collar Clinic is a great idea, as is eBay.
by gspbrit
Thu May 03, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Puppy intro
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Re: Puppy intro

Awwwww! Great picture. Looks like the little guy is dominant now!
by gspbrit
Thu May 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you ever seen a sleeping dog point?
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Have you ever seen a sleeping dog point?

Hmm. :roll: Maybe a new thread is in order to discuss the use of e-collars on dogs that don't quarter or chase in their sleep?
by gspbrit
Thu May 03, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you ever seen a sleeping dog point?
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Have you ever seen a sleeping dog point?

AKC recently sent a newsletter. It had an article that said pointing dogs point in their sleep (according to researchers), and flushing dogs "exhibit flushing behavior" (according to researchers). I can't say that I've seen any of the 5 pointing dogs, that lived inside and I owned, ever point in the...
by gspbrit
Wed May 02, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Registering
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: Registering

I've often wondered why Brittany people seem to be the only breed owners who are obsessed with dual championships. Doing that ensures that just about any registered Brittany will be good to go in either venue.
by gspbrit
Wed May 02, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most unusual breed bird dog you ever saw?
Replies: 19
Views: 2522

Re: What's the most unusual breed bird dog you ever saw?

Poodles are definitely great hunting dogs; you have to have a tube of lanolin to keep the burrs out though. I hunted over a standard poodle that was the best flusher that I've ever hunted over; she did a windshield wiper imitation at 20 -30 yards and retrieved like a champion. That experience taught...
by gspbrit
Wed May 02, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 331151

Re: A little about you...

Testing my photo capability; probably nil! :mrgreen:
by gspbrit
Wed May 02, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 331151

Re: A little about you...

I'm a veteran reader/lurker of this forum but haven't participated in any forums until this one; very few forums are without nasty bickering. This one seems to be very civil from my years of reading it. I have had bird dogs (GSPs and now Brittanys) for many years but didn't participate in field tria...
by gspbrit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 331151

Re: A little about you...

Hi, I guess it's kind of required of newbies to reply to the original post here, so here we go: I've been hunting since the '60s, am on my 5th bird dog, and started field trialing at age 59. I have an all-age pup and I'll probably need advice from some of you!
by gspbrit
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Force Fetch or Recall training
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: GSP Force Fetch or Recall training

I wouldn't hesitate to train force fetch. The worst bird dog I ever had was a GSP and after I did force fetch training he gave me some amazing performances. It improves the whole skill spectrum. It also takes quite a while; varies from dog to dog. So if you're trying for a November opener you'd bett...