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by averageguy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfection Kennels DVD's.......
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Perfection Kennels DVD's.......

I have been studying the new Gun Acclimation DVD from Perfection Kennel the past two days. It is way down the road improved from what is shown in the Perfect Start DVD and worthwhile to all no matter how many dogs you have worked before. I have never raised a gun shy pup but I will be going about it...
by averageguy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Roe
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Roe

I watched it with interest. Thanks for posting. I imagine those little deer are very tasty as well. Like a big rabbit maybe?
by averageguy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 24
Views: 423

Re: Strange behaviour on point

Veggie, Your last post gives me optimism things will work out fine for you and your pup. Some training materials would be beneficial and several have been recommended. I have spent 4 hours over the last two days studying some DVDs and I trained my first dog 50 years ago. I continue to learn new thin...
by averageguy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

14 Weeks Old today. Filmed this OB work a moment ago. She got out 150 yards on her own yesterday in that tall grass cover so it would appear our OB work is not inhibiting her independent search too bad at the moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNd9qo6xtqE
by averageguy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 24
Views: 423

Re: Strange behaviour on point

Using properly presented training birds vs wild birds is not an either or proposition for me. It is both. As Don F posted, it is impossible to control wild birds and that is the purpose and benefit of using training birds. The video I posted in my new pup thread earlier in the week shows me exposing...
by averageguy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Started my day off right. She had been holding this point for a much longer time when I finally fished my phone out of my pocket and took this short video. Still holding when I popped the bird. Will toss a dead bird for her the next time as she starts to chase the popped bird to discourage/break off...
by averageguy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Dog's Gettin a Little Uppity
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: My Dog's Gettin a Little Uppity

Thank You All. Credit to his Breeder, I am just the lucky guy following him to the birds.
by averageguy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Dog's Gettin a Little Uppity
Replies: 5
Views: 134

My Dog's Gettin a Little Uppity

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by averageguy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 24
Views: 423

Re: Strange behaviour on point

Take some video of the pup working birds and post it and folks will be able to provide better advise. An 8 month old pup leaving a bird it knows is there and returning to the handler is a serious problem.
by averageguy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Welcome good news
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Welcome good news

Pretty Pup!
by averageguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Hey...anymore videos coming? Having learned how fast this goes, most days I take some video of something going on. Something I regret not doing more of with all prior dogs I have raised. Since my last post we have worked a hotdog drag, followed the next day with a dead pigeon drag which served mult...
by averageguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 882

Re: Bell or no bell?

I have also noticed many times my dogs bounding in heavy CRP cover towards where a crippled rooster fell, stop and listening for the running bird,then running to the rustling sound of the escaping bird before beginning their nose work. Just like any successful predator they use the whole package.
by averageguy
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 18
Views: 950

Re: dog only partly retrieving

After working with the pup, I took Spud for a run yesterday. 3 woodcock finds, treed on a den tree and then we ran this cold blind. Point, Track and Retrieve all in one 45 minute run. I never pinched this dog's ear. Had no need to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwRlwQ0pr6U Starts here. https://www...
by averageguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: You gotta love this. :)
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: You gotta love this. :)

Yep you got the title correct.
by averageguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Check this Out - It's Free
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Check this Out - It's Free

My View from my Recliner last evening prompted me to grab a camera so I could share it.

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by averageguy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 882

Re: Bell or no bell?

It depends on the cover being hunted how much I look at my transmitter. The watches are nice and much easier to take a quick glance at. More money required of course, but I have never heard of anyone regretting getting one.
by averageguy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 882

Re: Bell or no bell?

I'm with Averageguy. NO bell! As for the impact on birds of a bell versus no bell, my experience in hunting most all of the wild birds I've hunted including game farm pheasants, is that it's always advantageous to hunt as quietly as you possibly can. Beyond that I find bells intrusive, often give m...
by averageguy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Interesting for sure . I saw it being used and it kind of intrigued me . In the past I have worked recall with treats to start. My niece being much younger and getting into obedience and the agility game when asked claimed she has used it with good results. It makes sense to me and I also read some...
by averageguy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: We could all use a Laugh

Averageguy' I hope this is not seen as hi-jacking your thread ,but adding continuation of it 'we could all use a laugh' . This video was a few years ago ,when an apprentice was filming me in training with a young dog at the stage of where it had been introduced to stop on a shot and stop on a simul...
by averageguy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Max2, This is my second pup since picking up a clicker, and yes I find a lot of benefit in the approach with young puppies. The same approach can be used with a Marker Word vs using the clicker. I do both, eventually weaning off the clicker to the Marker Word and then off of treats. But I can always...
by averageguy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: We could all use a Laugh

FF,

Ole Spud hard mouths mine so bad I have yet to have one fit to eat.
by averageguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Nothing fancy, just giving her daily opportunities to develop her independence in the field and wake up her nose. She is very nose driven already and not afraid to get off on her own some.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phuURxdbbbI
by averageguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Been at it for 2 weeks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_Di74fb_Q4

Graduated to a puppy bumper starting today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYgGciZwWiI
by averageguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Cancer Hunt.......
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Cancer Hunt.......

Beautiful photos!

Thanks for sharing and Good on You for donating your impressive Talents to a Cause that affects us all.
by averageguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GPS advice
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: gsp advice

I have gotten excellent service from Tri-Tronics and now Garmin for decades. Using a 550 Plus now with mini TT-15 collars and like em both. Going to add the Instinct Watch next. Have used my 550 Plus extensively in many different states and terrains, it has performed as designed in all of them. It h...
by averageguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Thank You, Gentlemen. She is a lot of work and joy.
by averageguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 882

Re: Bell or no bell?

We run silent with GPS.
by averageguy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: We could all use a Laugh

Thank You, Robert. Enjoyed it.

Take Care All and be in Prayer.
by averageguy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Some Dogs Can Fly ~
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: ~ Some Dogs Can Fly ~

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by averageguy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: We could all use a Laugh
Replies: 14
Views: 447

We could all use a Laugh

A day of high winds got ahold of some empty feed sacks in the horse barn and scattered them everywhere. If you need a feed sack killed, Spud's your Man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO7H553ZlGA
by averageguy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfection Kennels DVD's.......
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Perfection Kennels DVD's.......

No they are all excellent information, as are the Clinics they hold. There is gun acclimation information in the Perfect Start and some Retrieving Basics but the Perfect Retrieve and Perfect Gun Acclimation take each of those subjects much deeper and use improved methods and end to end processes.
by averageguy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 20
Views: 648

Re: COVID19

Suddenly everyone is an arm chair quarterback, a disease expert, a testing and supply chain expert. None of which has any benefit to anyone and rather just spreads panic, distrust, mis-information leading to bad behavior ... Perspective is lacking all around. Here are some pertinent facts around Ita...
by averageguy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Thank You All.

RayG,

Her Dam runs 54lbs on the low end during hunting season, Sire 65lbs. Hopefully she will be big enough to handle 14lb honkers, most importantly she is showing the attitude for it.
by averageguy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Meller wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:00 pm
That's one pretty pup! :)
Thank You, Sir.
by averageguy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Daily excursions in natural cover keep things balanced and key learnings progressing.

She is not afraid to get in the cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikXrsyr7bMI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y2CC3F4cDA
by averageguy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Hunt Dead Drills - I toss a small training treat in the grass when she is not looking, give the command and hand signal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn36vRMPIzA

Whoa training this morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKBt6XWhPDE
by averageguy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Got a New Pup

Have since moved our retrieve drills to an outdoor tunnel I constructed for the purpose.

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by averageguy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Got a New Pup

New pup flew in from MT 1.5 weeks ago. Female GWP, I call her Tess. Here is a photo from today at 11.5 weeks of age. https://i.imgur.com/gSTfWUfh.jpg Training started immediately. Play retrieve drills in the hallway. I toss 6-8, click and trade a treat for the bumper on the last one. https://www.you...
by averageguy
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Antlers
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Antlers

It is not risk free (what is?) but I let my pups chew on deer antlers. They need something to teeth on and I want to imprint them on antlers for shed hunting.
by averageguy
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting with a Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 1088

Re: Hunting with a Camera

Thanks for Looking Folks. DonF, What model Canon are you using? I have a Nikon A900 I carry while hunting and it is a pretty decent camera. These photos were from a new Nikon D3500 with a 70-300mm lens I bought half price over Christmas. Too big to carry while also carrying a gun but greater capabil...
by averageguy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting with a Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 1088

Re: Hunting with a Camera

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by averageguy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting with a Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 1088

Hunting with a Camera

Covey Find Yesterday.

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by averageguy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Novices following along should not be mislead into thinking this is an either or proposition. With proper balance it is very possible to have a dog with great search, run and effectiveness while also having a dog which is swiftly and consistently responsive in heeding its Handler's commands. FF des...
by averageguy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

In case the obvious point is not obvious enough; Dogs being well trained enough to be immediately responsive to a handler's commands in no way inhibits a dog's run and effectiveness at finding birds, assuming all the other pieces of the dogs' development are properly in place. Every season I log som...
by averageguy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

An excessively handled dog is pretty boring to watch! Ever the few moment's the handler might be quiet the dog expose's itself as over handled, checking in to much! A dog that handles instantly Is in my view, over trained, dog listening for the handler to much. Over handling a pointing dog is not g...
by averageguy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Thanks FF. I posted that photo because I read somewhere recently that GWPs are ugly. Which is odd to me as I get compliments on him literally everywhere we go. I don't think an amateur stands a chance most of time, reading online posts and attempting to train a dog based on them. I much favor recomm...
by averageguy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Chukars and Hun Country

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnpeuqqtZik

Pointing a group of Pheasants 2 weeks ago.

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by averageguy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Training a dog to Whoa in no way equates to making the dog slow plodding or boring when done correctly in the right settings, and subsequently used in the right ways. The notion that training a dog to Whoa equates to a slow plodding, boring dog assumes some combination of poor training methods and i...
by averageguy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 41
Views: 2788

Re: Steady then not

Pointing is good genetics combined with opportunity, at least we sure hope it is relative to pointing dog breeds. My pups learn to point with no commands from me, physical or verbal. I use pigeons in launchers and exposure to wild birds to provide opportunities for the pup's pointing instinct to dev...
by averageguy
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Starting search for next Vdog
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Starting search for next Vdog

You live in a stronghold for Sharpshooter GSPs. I saw litter announcement in your state a couple of minutes ago on FB with Sharpshooter lines on the Dam side from a highly qualified Breeder/Hunter/Judge. He is an officer in the NAVHDA chapter you mentioned and perhaps you already know him. I landed ...