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by averageguy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Stubborn pup

Hey Fonzie et al,

Check out this SharpShooter Line GSP and set your sights for your dog's performance high.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjIGhTcK4LI
by averageguy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Another strange behavior on point
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Another strange behavior on point

Its difficult to tell when they're hunting and when they're honing in cause she knows to head into the wind. For a little 32lb setter, she's got a lot of drive/plow. I guess if I have any question about it, release bird. That'll pay off by backing her off bird eventually. Question : why does she si...
by averageguy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Another strange behavior on point
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Another strange behavior on point

Reading your post and hearing you have watched the Perfect Start DVD, I kinda think you know what the problem is here. You have been letting the pup road in on the scent cone towards the launcher until it pointed vs launching the bird the moment the pup indicates it smells the bird. The value of lau...
by averageguy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Stubborn pup

Not sure if I'm too late but if you can look for Dr. Dale Hubbard on youtube. I used his technique (1st teach place with treats, retrieve to place, then to hand, then teach hold, etc). My llewelin pup now loves to blind retrieve, teaching her lh & rh retrieves now, luvs fun retrieves obviously, ret...
by averageguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Every breeder needs an outcross along the way. But what do they do immediately following? If they had a good genetic line to begin with they go right back to breeding the best dogs resulting from the outcross back into the original line bred dogs. Key is to know when an outcross is beneficial vs har...
by averageguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Well I guess since you sent me a PM with the real backstory on this some time ago I will go ahead and let the cat out of the bag. You bred your GSPs to one of the most sought after (then and now) lines of GSPs around. Some bad bites showed up in your line and you blame that Breeder for it. You then ...
by averageguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Stubborn pup

Fonzie, Here is the last drill we ran yesterday. A blind retrieve run in cover where we also hunt wild birds during the open seasons. The dog's line coming back is not straight because he working around the locust tree sprouts that are common in the area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbDD5DefUSQ ...
by averageguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Stubborn pup

Ray G, Texas has one million acres of land open to public hunting. Iowa has 400,000 by comparison. Texas is one of the most game rich states in NA. Day hunting on private land is widely available for prices that are well less than one will spend at released bird operation or an NFL football game. OK...
by averageguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

FF, I have seen hundreds of those GSPs lines of dogs in training and testing, have hunted over quite a few, have numerous Friends who are wildly successful breeding, training, hunting, trialing and testing those lines of GSPs I mentioned. GSP is arguably the strongest main stream breed of pointing g...
by averageguy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Stubborn pup

RayG, My generic caution to anyone I am speaking with is to observe and sort through the people you choose to listen to no matter what the dog venue you are at. It is pretty easy to get bad advice and you have to know something in order to know it is bad advice is the challenge in that. How a person...
by averageguy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Tenderfoot, An excellent in depth read on this subject is contained in Bob Farris (world famous breeder of Pudelpointers) recent book Breeding & Training Versatile Hunting Dogs For Hunting & Tests. His Cedarwoods line of Pudelpointers is known by all with any knowledge of that breed, and similar bre...
by averageguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Performance Dogs of all types, Performance Horses of all types, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Hogs all beg to differ with your claims against line breeding. Hans Wagner's Nightrider B&Ts, Bill Turpins Redbones, John Houses Walkers, Jon Plott's Plott Curs, Richard McDuffie's Leopard Curs, Dave Dean's No...
by averageguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Stubborn pup

I live in the MW, from here West NAVHDA is increasingly made up of hard core wild bird hunters. My breed is GWPs. It is not by accident that my pups have all come from Idaho, Oregon and Montana. The NAVHDA GWPs out west are bred for far more range, run and style than the east coast dogs are (on the ...
by averageguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Stubborn pup

NAVHDA's handler-dominant show-ish concept attracts a certain clientele. I guess it depends on what you aspire for your GSP. I think Shags has you pointed in the right direction. NAVDHA attracts hard core wild bird hunters for the most part, especially in the States which have wild birds to hunt.
by averageguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Well, I learned something for sure Averageguy. Obviously, DD breed-lines/genetics are not that familiar to me. I have worked with them but do not have enough of a personal interest in the breed to delve into the German mantra because like most of these concepts, they are as effective of the PEOPLE ...
by averageguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Polmaise, you are spot on! Today, too many of the breeders are blinded by $$$$$. To say that breeders do not breed for a profit is as much a lie. I'm not here to judge. Here is a good one to make a point re breeder integrity. I know of a DD breeder not that far from "here". As many know here, DDs a...
by averageguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Stubborn pup

Fonzie , Following on Don F's posts, You can see a Hallway and an outdoor Tunnel setup being used to condition retrieving on my current puppy in my New Pup thread. Perhaps you have a wall where you could setup something similar. I have been using them successfully for decades now. Without seeing you...
by averageguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree ?s
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Pedigree ?s

The real issue is not all dogs with titles are great and all dogs without titles are not poor or even average. Many an excellent bird dog has never been in a hunt test or a trial. Knowing as much as possible about the Sire and Dam goes a long ways towards getting a puppy that has good odds to suit y...
by averageguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

CJ, I do not know what you are finding to argue about or fault in my post. Never did I say line breeding can be carried on to infinity without problems or the need to outcross at some point. Of course outcrossing will be needed at some point, but the best breeders do it only when forced to as it ten...
by averageguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Stubborn pup

You have been given good advice but it would take a whole lot of typing to cover this sufficiently. Buy yourself some hands on help from a good trainer to train you on how to train your dog. Will be the best money you ever spent. Joining a local Obedience training group would go a long ways in that ...
by averageguy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

All the great lines of dogs have come about from tight breeding practices. As noted, it produces some dogs which must be culled and now days most people have difficulty with that. Culling from future breeding use is easy, but if the dog is not useable for its intended purpose that can cause a lot of...
by averageguy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfection Kennels DVD's.......
Replies: 5
Views: 221

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: 182

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: 25
Views: 530

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: 29
Views: 1101

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: 25
Views: 530

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: 29
Views: 1101

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: 159

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: 159

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: 25
Views: 530

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: 137

Re: Welcome good news

Pretty Pup!
by averageguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a New Pup
Replies: 29
Views: 1101

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: 986

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: 20
Views: 1019

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: 243

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: 252

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: 986

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: 986

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: 29
Views: 1101

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: 468

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: 29
Views: 1101

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: 468

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: 29
Views: 1101

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: 29
Views: 1101

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: 496

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: 273

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: 29
Views: 1101

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: 986

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: 468

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: 275

Re: ~ Some Dogs Can Fly ~

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