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by averageguy
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: De-Snaking
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: De-Snaking

Every summer I travel West to a Snake Breaking Clinic which uses live Rattlesnakes. It is a 2 day trip where I get to run my dogs on wild birds the evening I arrive and the morning the next day when we do the clinic. I am going to one in SD the first Weekend in August. I have seen clinics currently ...
by averageguy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Her First Catch!
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Her First Catch!

Blessed!
by averageguy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Problems with come/here

Buy and follow the instruction in the Perfect Here video.

https://www.perfectionkennel.com/order-dvds.html
by averageguy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: Dog Den 2
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Dog Den 2

The Uplander box I buy has a divider with a swinging door. The dog enters from the front offset to one side, down a tunnel and turns through the swinging door into the nest box. Eliminates drafts and gives the dog the option of laying in the hallway when it does not need the warmth of the enclosed n...
by averageguy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Out of state hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Out of state hunting

Talk to Biologists with the DNRs in each state and get Maps of public areas ahead of time. Start now. That will give you information on where to go. OnX is a very useful software. Run good 10 ply tires on your truck to avoid flats and be prepared to get stuck and get out (tow rope, snow shovel, hand...
by averageguy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a Weim stud.
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Looking for a Weim stud.

No idea if they allow their dogs to be used as outside studs nor what conditions they might require around it, but SilverShot are the best Weims I have seen.
by averageguy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: Dog Den 2
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Dog Den 2

Hey the Price was right! I have two Dog Dens that I should probably sell.

That Uplander to the left in your photo is what I am using now. They are stupid expensive but the best.
by averageguy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Pro 550+
Replies: 23
Views: 4245

Re: Pro 550+

I have never used a Dogtra. Word I hear from Perfection Kennel is it's low end is not as low as Garmin and it's high end is higher. They use them when they need that higher level but otherwise use Garmin 550s. I have a 550, Alpha and the 550+ and 6 collars. Have had good service from them for the mo...
by averageguy
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Pro 550+
Replies: 23
Views: 4245

Re: Pro 550+

After 2 years of extensive and trouble free use of my 550+ and mini TT15 collars I had a major malfunction yesterday. I gave an ecollar correction to my 6 month old puppy using a low 2 (used many times since the ecollar was introduced to this puppy 2 months ago) and she reacted as though it was WAY ...
by averageguy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Fetching issue
Replies: 13
Views: 588

Re: Fetching issue

FirehouseBirdDogs, Sharon posted some links that I hope are helpful to you. Here is my current 5 month old pup in some work this week. I am pleased with her progress so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWgOofEB57Y I'm just an amateur trainer working with a few dogs over a lot of years. All my do...
by averageguy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Summer heat and dog transport
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Summer heat and dog transport

My Chevy Pickup has a spare battery tray where I mounted a deep cycle marine battery wired into the alternator with a lead run to the back of the truck under my camper shell. My crates have ruff n tuff fans mounted on the front which run off of those leads. Those fans are a small car radiator fan an...
by averageguy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1114

Re: How to teach "turning"?

The OP said he was confused so I'll repeat for his benefit. There are numerous hunting situations where I follow the dog vs the dog taking all its leads from me. It is the dog's job to find birds and with experience it knows a lot about where and how to do that. I use trained ecollar tone AND body l...
by averageguy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introduction: New guy from Georgia
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Welcome! Sounds like you and your dog live a good Life!

Would love to see photos of your Boykin.
by averageguy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

She will have Retriever Duties as well so we are working that on land and water. Starting to require her to sit steady until sent as well as working these setups vs always letting her see a flying bumper or bird. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWgOofEB57Y&fbclid=IwAR2XkBZfY0oO_3VZp6Lg10ry0-GRqRnnxM...
by averageguy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

We continue working on a variety to things every day. She held on this one so I shot it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvgFEomy2Fw&fbclid=IwAR1o5zLuO2UdgBQUXlsN2jH6OcEF9k147c5pxWbuHnlFUca5iMWYEZOOKrc She broke while I was simulating flush off camera on this one so no shot. Perhaps there is some sh...
by averageguy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running Dogs
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Running Dogs

What a Blessing it is to live in the country and run my dogs.

Ole Spud on a bird this morning.

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by averageguy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP lines you would want that I should look into
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: GSP lines you would want that I should look into

Another young Odyssey bred dog. I watched this dog in a clinic two weeks ago for 4 days in a row.
The dog absorbed her training very well. Her owner has been in that line of dogs for some time and put 5 FC titles on them.

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by averageguy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP lines you would want that I should look into
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: GSP lines you would want that I should look into

This is another 6 month old Odyssey pup at a clinic earlier this Spring. He was so naturally steady to flush and wing they were going to go ahead and steady him up ahead of fall. First bird dog of the young man who owns and is training him. Dog has trained really easy for him so far. Another nice da...
by averageguy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP lines you would want that I should look into
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: GSP lines you would want that I should look into

The Odyseey line was mentioned. I have been around several of those dogs quite a bit and have seen nothing but positive in them. Jon Hann won a National Championship with his Charlie dog and says it is the best wild bird dog he has ever hunted over. Runs big and consistently finds birds where there ...
by averageguy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1114

Re: How to teach "turning"?

Lost me there. Anyone looking for training advice on the internet had best have an ability to sort through such things. I never have intentions of misleading anyone, nor do I ever doubt your ability to train a dog to high standard. If the OP finds value in my post great, and its fine if not the case...
by averageguy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1114

Re: How to teach "turning"?

My use of body language to signal to the dog whether I want it come all the way in or instead work to the front in the direction I am walking is where I saw similarities. My use of the ecollar is for the tone not the stimulation as long as the dog does not blow me off when I am indicating it needs t...
by averageguy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1114

Re: How to teach "turning"?

I use the direction I am walking and the tone on the ecollar to manage the direction my dog is hunting in. But I will also note I do not always choose to manage their search, as some hunting situations are best left to the dog and I then follow the dog to the birds. The birds and terrain being hunte...
by averageguy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nice Pup
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Nice Pup

Worked some pups on pigeons in launchers this morning at Perfection Kennel, including my pup. Very enjoyable. Got to see this daughter of Shadow Oak Bo on her first pigeon in a launcher and thought you all would enjoy seeing it. The Lady off camera was kicking around simulating an attempt to flush t...
by averageguy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 1474

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

I can't imagine why anyone would whip a 5 month old pup for anything. For sure not for doing what she is being trained to do....Cj Reading Sarcasm is not your strong suit is it, but you have a real gift for posting a negative response to literally anything and everything I post. No big deal, I cons...
by averageguy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 1474

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

I don't know about that.I am not real crazy about it when they choose to share snakes, possums,skunks and all manner of critters that have been dead longer than I like. Sometimes I wish they would just keep my share.....Cj Yea you are probably right. I think I will just whip her the next time she d...
by averageguy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 1474

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Couple of days ago I was heading towards to the kennel to put my 5 month old pup up. I turned around to see where she was and saw she was heading towards me with something in her mouth. Turns out she had found a dead fledging bird. She could have eaten it or gone the other way with it. Instead she b...
by averageguy
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Shotkam

Oldbeek, a Friend sent me some of his shotcam videos from this past season hunting mearns and gambels quail in AZ. He is an outstanding shot and the videos were way cool. He took two crossing birds with one shot in one of them. I checked out the product since your post prompted me and did not see a ...
by averageguy
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tracking dog miles
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Tracking dog miles

I have hunted extensively with both the Alpha (hunt statistics) and the 550 Plus (no hunt statistics). Having data on how far my dog ran has never come into play in anything I do with my dogs. Most often I did not bother to look at the hunt statistics on the Alpha. My dogs are in shape and I can rea...
by averageguy
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

Meller wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:08 am
No need for worry he will get out there as he grows! :D
:D This from Yesterday. I enjoy this pup!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw-IlCX ... yPR3W5hUm0
by averageguy
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to Train Your Bird Dog by Horace Lytle
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: How to Train Your Bird Dog by Horace Lytle

I started a Lawn Mowing business when I was 11. One of the yards I mowed was for an elderly widow with a giant Weimaraner in the fenced in back yard. Her recently deceased Husband's last dog. She had a garage sale where she sold all kinds of Sporting Goods treasures judged through the eyes of an 11 ...
by averageguy
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

My 5 month old "NAVHDA Plodder" :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPnwE77zEZk
by averageguy
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 1474

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Bill T, Sure would be interested in seeing your old training video if you had a way to upload it to Youtube or something similar.
by averageguy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tune in Daily - It's Free and It's Good
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Tune in Daily - It's Free and It's Good

Alot of excellent information and instruction packed into one session today. https://www.facebook.com/PerfectionKennel/videos/255266282450647/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARAyMGiGvH0dq1dc2Cwp7wbVIKNJH9hc_AUXcwVawkiPT2yAUM7Jr2JeiljDKQTZVOqotJl5dq-YOb9C&hc_ref=ARQf2joiDZkih5mTa0199AuzRk1J9F_qfpK_CWmrJQH_3iObDiGjf...
by averageguy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 1474

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Trekmoor, no need for appology. Nothing offensive from anyone in this thread. I am sincerely interested in how other people train. I never loose sight that I am always free to adopt some, all or none of it in my work with my dogs. The more I learn the more options I have. Here is my adult dog "shari...
by averageguy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

No charge to post to Youtube so far. Here is the first of two pigeons I worked Tess on this morning. I put quite a bit of pressure on her as I stopped and then moved in on the first one and she broke, I launched the bird and let her chase. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2NeDtFqniE Second bird this...
by averageguy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

Thank You. How's your pup doing, Max2?
by averageguy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Higgins Gundogs: The Nature of the Dog
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: VIDEO: Higgins Gundogs: The Nature of the Dog

Hey Brad, Thank You for the response.

If you like you can see my 5 month old pup pointing and retrieving a fresh shot pigeon in this morning training session over in my Got a new Pup thread.
by averageguy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Higgins Gundogs: The Nature of the Dog
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: VIDEO: The Nature of the Dog

Question is what do you do when the pup goes the opposite way with the bird, or sits down and chews on it, or does not want to pick it up and carry it, or gets a little older and bolder and then does not want to return to you with it and prefers to play keep away. All of which are very common behavi...
by averageguy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 1474

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Idylwyld, Looks good.

I am reading "Training with Mo" now. I hear alot of folks recommend and use it and thought it was past due for me to get educated on his approach. Which as you say came from Gibbons/West.
by averageguy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

Yes 300 yards and beyond in open country is very desirable range. She is 5 months old and she will be going a lot further than that soon. It's a good thing but she is a handful, which is mostly a good thing as well. In a month or so I will take her to a ranch in NE and turn her loose on Sharptails. ...
by averageguy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 1474

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

Here is pretty good reason for Telemetry. https://i.imgur.com/RXeJAAfl.jpg And here is my current pup. She disappears in that cover and her recall training and trash breaking are both still a work in progress. I am thrilled to have GPS mini collar on her and be able to keep track of her, let her exp...
by averageguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey
Replies: 43
Views: 1474

Re: VIDEO: Choosing to Share Her Prey

I don't know about all that.

Here is a 5 month old puppy bringing me a bird in our work this morning. I never said anything. She was hidden in that tall grass and could have eaten it, buried it, gone the other way with it. She brought it to me instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXk-LfcifsI
by averageguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

Does look like much but it is critically important part of developing a hunting dog - Learning to Fence. Two years in a row on the first days of season my buddy's GSP laid her back open on barb wire fences and then missed the next couple of weeks healing up. Been using this older less sharp fence to...
by averageguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

I use the ecollar tone for silent recall. Introduced it a couple of days ago. Going well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h1xFX4KiBQ problem with that is the dog has no idea where you are .....Cj I have been training my GWPs that way for 35 years. Works excellent. They will also recall to my voice...
by averageguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

A Down Command is the best way possible to anchor a dog and address over excitement situations. Very useful when hunting Doves and Waterfowl as well. Working it this morning among other things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aopNgrlXxFQ
by averageguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

Developing Marking, Hunt Dead Persistence and Return to me behaviors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXk-LfcifsI
by averageguy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

I use the ecollar tone for silent recall. Introduced it a couple of days ago. Going well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h1xFX4KiBQ
by averageguy
Sat May 30, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 74
Views: 4900

Re: Got a New Pup

5 months old. She is going to be a handful this Fall. Will cut her loose on the prairie in a couple of months and hang on.

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by averageguy
Sat May 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Garmin trouble switching dogs?
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Garmin trouble switching dogs?

I run my adult dog and pup together a couple of times a week but spend more time 1:1 because they are at opposite ends of the spectrum for development and training at the moment.
by averageguy
Sat May 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Garmin trouble switching dogs?
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Garmin trouble switching dogs?

No they use color coding because they never run two dogs on one transmitter. So one transmitter and one collar for each dog, and they want to make sure they have the right transmitter for the collar on the dog.

I use a 550 and a 550 plus daily and have no problems switching between dogs with them.