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by bobman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 26
Views: 1118

Re: Stubborn pup

Get a lab and find the GSP a good hunting home with someone that will appreciate his instincts GSP s will do a decent job retrieving but they rarely enjoy repeated drilling on retrieving, that is not where their main bred in instincts are, they are bred to range and hunt not sit and wait to retrieve...
by bobman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar
Replies: 14
Views: 2109

Re: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar

I’ve shot lots of pointed rabbits and whitetail deer over my shorthairs when I was younger. Just teach them not to break and chase until after the shot. And have a solid recall because they will sometimes chase During pheasant season when I get a rabbit point I just tell them “ah ah leave it” and th...
by bobman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for multiple dogs
Replies: 27
Views: 4588

Re: Commands for multiple dogs

Due to time limits I usually work 6-7 dogs at the same time every morning

Every time I give a command I preface it, with the dogs name that I’m talking to, and the rest of them ignore the command

Never really even occurred to me that would cause a problem, they figure it out on their own
by bobman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 38
Views: 1697

Re: Strange behaviour on point

Trekmoors post is how I would handle it, he’s right on
by bobman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: wanting to jump in on birds
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: wanting to jump in on birds

Don’t walk past him from behind young dogs all naturally want to beat you to the bird When you do that

Swing around and try and come in to the point from in front of him and attempt to “ pinch” the bird between you and him, see what happens he will probably get more steady
by bobman
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watershy Shorthair Help
Replies: 23
Views: 3012

Re: Watershy Shorthair Help

I wait until it’s hot out and find a creek with shallow spots and waist deep spots and wade across the shallow spots with my pups following, when they are confident with that I gradually find deeper spots that aren’t very wide until they get used to swimming It helps a lot if you have a buddy with a...
by bobman
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got any spare mojo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Re: Got any spare mojo?

Sharon wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:15 pm
No mojo but prayers for you and your dog.
Plus one I hope he comes through in good shape and lives a long healthy life.
by bobman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Concern over gait
Replies: 20
Views: 2568

Re: Concern over gait

There’s plenty of xrays that indicate problems yet the person or dog never had any issue

And there’s plenty of people and dogs that X-ray perfect and have problems
by bobman
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog not "going with" me
Replies: 23
Views: 3177

Re: Dog not "going with" me

Feather finder is giving you good suggestions I agree with his approach you have to seed that type of cover if you expect the dog to believe there’s bird there it has to find some there
by bobman
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Concern over gait
Replies: 20
Views: 2568

Re: Concern over gait

I wouldn’t give up on him. I’ve had dogs with supposedly bad hips that lived a long healthy life and were productive bird dogs

Pointers are strong and when they mature their muscular offsets some of this issue
by bobman
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany outside in doghouse
Replies: 11
Views: 1827

Re: Brittany outside in doghouse

I have a set of dog house plans from gun dog magazine in the 80s They are designed to Minnesota standards

They are on jpeg files and have to be sent as an attachment

If anyone wants a copy pm me a email address to send them to

They are free of course
by bobman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 19
Views: 2411

Re: Deer chasing

No maybe I’m not doing a good job of explaining the OP stated his dog has worn the collar for some time without it being energized. That fact makes this the perfect opportunity to do the trash breaking because his dog doesn’t understand the collar and will connect the shock only with the deer ( if h...
by bobman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany outside in doghouse
Replies: 11
Views: 1827

Re: Brittany outside in doghouse

IMO yes 23 degrees F is too cold for 20lb pup
by bobman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 19
Views: 2411

Re: Deer chasing

You want the pup to think deer shoot lightning out of them, do it once hard and get it over with. And a pup that has been wearing a dormant collar will not know you had anything to do with it, as long as you don’t open your mouth. I’ve done this to every pup I’ve had for the last 30 years ( at least...
by bobman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training / hunting question - missed shots
Replies: 16
Views: 2154

Re: Training / hunting question - missed shots

She’s a baby, with experience she will figure out on her own she can’t catch birds that fly off and the problem will go away on its own

Never ever shoot at a low flying bird, let them fly off, even good dogs will sometimes break and chase, it’s not worth the risk ever
by bobman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 19
Views: 2411

Re: Deer chasing

Turn the collar on, keep your mouth shut and shock the dog hard when it’s hot after the deer, you want to make the dog think the deer shocked him As soon as he breaks off the chase turn off the stim Trash breaking has little to nothing to do with future training, just shut up when you do it so the d...
by bobman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs fighting
Replies: 12
Views: 2017

Re: Dogs fighting

Feed them separately in crates, leave them in there until they finish eating when you let them out pick up the bowls which can be triggers Hunt them individually rotate them Take away toys, toys are triggers for fights and possible bowel obstructions dogs don’t need toys Crate them always if you hav...
by bobman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Small stick or long thorn under skin
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: Small stick or long thorn under skin

You did the right thing even if the price was outrageous

That would of been $2-300.00 surgery at worst here in Georgia. That said I would of spent the higher price if that was my only option.
by bobman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Passing of Ezzy333 - Al Esger
Replies: 17
Views: 5141

Re: Passing of Ezzy333 - Al Esger

Haven’t posted much lately, for some reason the site wouldn’t recognize my password but when I saw this thread I tried again and it worked. I liked Ezzy thought he was very fair decent guy ( being a moderator is tough) and I am truly sorry to read he passed. I read his last few posts and it seemed h...
by bobman
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Allergies and Scenting Ability
Replies: 12
Views: 3286

Re: Allergies and Scenting Ability

I would just keep working on birds I had a shorthair like that I told you aboutShe didn’t point a bird for the first two years of her life and all the sudden the lightbulb went on and she didn’t bust a bird for the next 10 was a really good dog You don’t train a dog to point it’s in their genes and ...
by bobman
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Conditioning: Gauges/Caliber between .22 and 12 ga
Replies: 37
Views: 9310

Re: Gun Conditioning: Gauges/Caliber between .22 and 12 ga

you can buy low report 12 ga rounds ....start with those winchester makes them “AA low report low recoil” I think walmart even carries them now understand that the setup is more important than the guage what I mean by that is the dog should be distracted by a bird flushing or a dummy falling out of ...
by bobman
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New here and Bouncing Ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 3706

Re: New here and Bouncing Ideas

don't play tug of war with him do follow a good training schedule although if you just expose the pup to birds he will figure our most of it on his own take up hunting there is nothing more fun than hunting with your canine buddy, the hunter safety course is a good idea if you say where you live you...
by bobman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 10 month old Pup scared of training
Replies: 11
Views: 3607

Re: 10 month old Pup scared of training

Quit all that B$&@. sh@$ obedience nonsense and let her enjoy her time in the field like a pup should

buy a roll of duct tape peel off 6 inches of it and place it over your mouth before you take her for a run


you are the problem
by bobman
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointer in the off season
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

Re: Pointer in the off season

heck no you're doing the very best thing you could be doing the more time and exposure you give your dog the better he will be at everything

your buddy the quail guide is leaving a lot on the table
by bobman
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I have ruined my dog
Replies: 46
Views: 13377

Re: I have ruined my dog

I will say this and I'm not slighting anyone.... if you have to take a dog to a obedience class or like the OP are feeling bad for getting tough with the dog it would be a good idea to find a guy that feels comfortable training the dog himself and giving it to him with full disclosure. I would never...
by bobman
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I have ruined my dog
Replies: 46
Views: 13377

Re: I have ruined my dog

[ The original post seems a bit "trollish" to me. Member's first post, not a hunter, seems to place some of the blame on the fact that the dog is field bred, JUST returned from the hospital, JUST used the shock collar, dog already excels at all kinds of tricks. Just sayin'. Indeed. A 4-month-old kil...
by bobman
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I have ruined my dog
Replies: 46
Views: 13377

Re: I have ruined my dog

Jays right you set the dog up, (I've used my deck with the same screw eye I hang deer with) then you run a rope thru a pulley on that eye to the dogs choke collar and when he goes to bite you, up he goes. You hang the pup till he passes out, it's ain't pretty and timing is important but that's how i...
by bobman
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I have ruined my dog
Replies: 46
Views: 13377

Re: I have ruined my dog

Jstevens is correct that breeders advice was stupid and yes the right guy can fix this dog it's only 4 months old The OP is not going to get it done IMO he's waaayyy to soft hearted if he felt bad rolling the dog hard, he's not tough enough and I am not being nasty just honest. This pup needs a seri...
by bobman
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: R.I.P. Elle
Replies: 18
Views: 9114

Re: R.I.P. Elle

She was a beautiful dog..... I am sorry you lost her so young, its heart breaking at any age but especially a young one.
by bobman
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Six month old puppies have a small cough...
Replies: 7
Views: 2491

Re: Six month old puppies have a small cough...

are they vaccinated for kennel cough?
by bobman
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 42050

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

Cody, I don't see where you and I are in any disagreement ?? My point was simply possession limits are not a message to non residents to go home when they are reached. If you eat them and are retired and have the time you can continue to do so all season long, same as a resident. I believe you don't...
by bobman
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 42050

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

depends on your perspective the small-town stores and hotels would be hurting, the local hunters would definitely prefer we didn't come
by bobman
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 42050

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

The only real way to stop hot spotting is to keep your fingers off the keyboard and your mouth shut. I've never understood this desire to post pictures and write essays about a hunt, post it all over the interwebs and then getting mad when people turn up in your spots. Posting pics is a form of adv...
by bobman
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 42050

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

I have no idea i never asked him, but whether he somehow hotspotted the location on the internet or was told about the place by the mayor of plentywood that's what's really sticking in your craw isn't it. That's fine I get locals thinking they own the place. However your claim he's a habitual poache...
by bobman
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 42050

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

Bobman if your referring to me I have one good hound and a pup in the making. What I despise most is hotspotting and a nice looking pup I don't like hot spotting either if you were on UJ back in the day i was roundly laughed at for cautioning people about giving out details ....the internet is a do...
by bobman
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 42050

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

you have a couple good dogs and are a lot younger than Roy do you limit out every hunt, me either, and just like us Roy doesn't care because that's not what he's about.
by bobman
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 42050

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

Really ? one guy in Northeastern Montana is going to singlehandley impact the game bird populations. Think about that.


You see his threads of the good days, i've seen him come home with only one bird. Those i got skunked days don't make real good PEs do they?
by bobman
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 42050

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

show one single post on any forum where i've been called out for claiming to be an expert on Montana

just one
by bobman
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 42050

Re: They finally caught him. Roysetters

I've hunted with Roy and nothing in this thread said about him is true. What we have here is a jealous local lying thru his teeth about a good man. Roy is the farthest thing from a game hog i ever known he won't shoot even a bird that volunteers up on its own or even one his dogs don't handle proper...
by bobman
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Success story's of keeping GSP in 6 ft fenced backyard
Replies: 25
Views: 8014

Re: Success story's of keeping GSP in 6 ft fenced backyard

the electric strand is run thru porcelain eyes it does not touch the 6 foot fence , meaning the big fence is not electric

just thought I would explain that if you aren't familiar with horse fencers the strand is about four inches inside the fence
by bobman
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Success story's of keeping GSP in 6 ft fenced backyard
Replies: 25
Views: 8014

Re: Success story's of keeping GSP in 6 ft fenced backyard

my backyard has a six-foot chain-link fence, around the perimeter. About a foot off the bottom on the inside is a strand of electric wire, the same type that you would use in the horse pasture . That strand is attached to an cattle electric fencer and you can't drag one of my nine German shorthairs ...
by bobman
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Breaking a Dog off Pointing Rabbits?!?!
Replies: 27
Views: 7162

Re: Breaking a Dog off Pointing Rabbits?!?!

sounds very nice and living in a game rich place is perfect, get ready for what's known as the " terrible twos" he will probably go through it like a kid in their late teens that know everything lol

When he's three he will mature and I bet he will be incredible
by bobman
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Breaking a Dog off Pointing Rabbits?!?!
Replies: 27
Views: 7162

Re: Breaking a Dog off Pointing Rabbits?!?!

dogs don't mature until age 3 he's a pup and sounds like a heck of a nice one, let him mature at his natural pace and you will end up with a lot more dog in the long run.

Would you expect consistent excellence from a 16 year old kid? That's a good analogy.
by bobman
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Breaking a Dog off Pointing Rabbits?!?!
Replies: 27
Views: 7162

Re: Breaking a Dog off Pointing Rabbits?!?!

be patient he's really still a puppy and if you don't do something stupid he will out grow it, as correctly suggested above just ignore it call him off and move on I've been training pointing dogs since the late sixties lot of them and every single one figured it out on their own. Do no harm just la...
by bobman
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 137494

Re: Identifying the Enemy

the left care not one whit about the poor they only care about power and to get that power they have created a dependent class The Democrat left with President Johnson started Great society concept which destroyed the black families need for a husband with a govt check. Single parent families and un...
by bobman
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Identifying the Enemy
Replies: 498
Views: 137494

Re: Identifying the Enemy

The problem with socialism is sooner or later you run out of other peoples money . NPR takes money from the public at the point of a gun to keep themselves in business giving the leftist government propaganda. NPR would be off the air in a couple months bankrupt if it weren't for that simple fact. N...
by bobman
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skin irritation
Replies: 19
Views: 5160

Re: Skin irritation

it's the start of a lick granuloma it can be something as simple as boredom try a 50/50 mixture of anti biotic ointment and hydrocortisone ointment mix them in the palm of your hand then apply right before you take the dog out for a walk so he doesn't just lick it off if you can get it to heal it wi...
by bobman
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: "New" GSP need some help
Replies: 6
Views: 2475

Re:

your first step is to get her prey drive up , way up, either on birds or squirrels until she's birdy as heck, that's the key to curing gunshyness or noise shyness. DO NOT fire anything around her until that is accomplished and for that matter never shoot around any dog unless it's attention is on ga...
by bobman
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggressive Female GSP puppy?
Replies: 28
Views: 9038

Re: Aggressive Female GSP puppy?

I think telling a small woman to try and throw a 9 month old shorthair down is risky, if the dog does decide to fight back this lady will lose. JMO I agree she needs to lay down the law just wouldn't recommend she try that, good way to end up with a face full of bad scars. Leerburgs site has a lot o...
by bobman
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog will pick duck up but acts aggressive with it
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Re: Dog will pick duck up but acts aggressive with it

you need to teach hold and drop gonehunting on here wrote this up for me on another site I am a mod on, its a good method IMO Take a plank (2x10 or equivalent size plywood strip 8' long) and place it between two chairs. Many people make a regular bench, but for one dog it would be a waste of your ti...