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by Maurice
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Joe Gower
Replies: 13
Views: 3688

Re: Joe Gower

Git r done Joe. Nice pictures.

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New blood
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: New blood

Great picture Don. They are starting her young

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Lindley training resources
Replies: 12
Views: 2965

Re: Lindley training resources

Email me at southerngundog@aol.com I will try and answer some of your questions. This time on year is busy before the hot weather sets in so it might take me several days to reply to questions.

Regards

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Slideshow of NE Walking championship
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Slideshow of NE Walking championship

Thanks for the wonderful pictures.. Congrats to the winners and all the dogs that ran. Jon's a good guy, hope his shoulder is on the mend.

Mo
by Maurice
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for some help in North Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Looking for some help in North Carolina

Ray that is a great group in nc. The original poster will find what he needs there.

Mo
by Maurice
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Handling: at what point in development?
Replies: 36
Views: 5596

Re: Handling: at what point in development?

You cannot put something into a dog without taking something out. If you believe that intellectually vacuous notion it's no surprise you believe the nonsensical stereotypical notions that keep trainers from working at a higher level. If YOU, personally, cannot figure out how to put something into a...
by Maurice
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Handling: at what point in development?
Replies: 36
Views: 5596

Re: Handling: at what point in development?

You take a retriever hunting. A pointing dog takes me hunting, there is a difference. I expect my finished dogs to go with me and include me in the hunt. I do not believe in micro managing a pointing dog. If they have been develop right they know more about where to look for birds than the hunter. J...
by Maurice
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Blinking Birds
Replies: 23
Views: 5405

Re: Blinking Birds

The dog could be blinking the set up and launcher since it is still excited about the flush and kill.. I would check that out 1st then form a plan.

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Handling: at what point in development?
Replies: 36
Views: 5596

Re: Handling: at what point in development?

When me and my pointers ride home in the same truck at the same time, that's handling ;o)

Mo
by Maurice
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A Couple of Poor Training Days in a Row
Replies: 17
Views: 3920

Re: A Couple of Poor Training Days in a Row

Take the dog for a run, give it a break from the routine. A break does dogs a lot of good at times

Mo
by Maurice
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Some one who can explain it better than I can....
Replies: 30
Views: 7152

Re: Some one who can explain it better than I can....

rinker wrote:I knew I couldn't be the only one using stimulation as a cue/queue.
Plus 2.

Mo
by Maurice
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FT Video
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: FT Video

Yall did good Doug, grounds, judges and great sportsmanship the whole weekend.

Mo
by Maurice
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Nutrition Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 9904

Re: Dog Nutrition Thread

I can't add to the science that goes into dog food today. I think we worry to much JMHO though. I have been feeding a kennel full of bird dogs for 35 years. Years ago if you where feeding Joy Special Meal or Purina Hi Pro you were feeding top on the line food at that time, both foods would be consid...
by Maurice
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Programs
Replies: 23
Views: 4898

Re: Programs

There is a pattern on this board. A person has their first bird dog puppy and they come to this board and ask a basic question, and they are immediately told that they should be following a specific system. They need to buy a book and a tape and a book on tape. I'm sure these programs are fine and ...
by Maurice
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Programs
Replies: 23
Views: 4898

Re: Programs

You are right S J, the little things matter the most imo. The method is simple and straight forward but reading the dog and knowing when to move ahead or slow down takes time to come together. I am glad you are giving it a chance. I hope to meet you 1 day soon.

Mo
by Maurice
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New old tool. The 410
Replies: 9
Views: 2496

Re: New old tool. The 410

I use my 410 for training a lot too. I also hunt with it some. It kills birds just fine.

Mo
by Maurice
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good DOGS with GREAT TIMES
Replies: 14
Views: 3760

Re: Good DOGS with GREAT TIMES

Well I'll start this off talking to someone yesterday on the phone I realized I may never own a great dog but I will own good dogs with great times. Like my wife's first double on a covey raise, my son's first chucker at 35 steps my 5 year old daughter asking if she can work dogs my oldest daughter...
by Maurice
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Puppies?
Replies: 23
Views: 5461

Re: Fat Puppies?

Mo I'm not talking thin but when a pup is so fat they have wrinkles down their back & it rolls from side to side to me that's not good. Kinda like kids today being overweight not good. We are on the same page then. I would not want pups that fat but would rather have some fat on younger pups. Once ...
by Maurice
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Puppies?
Replies: 23
Views: 5461

Re: Fat Puppies?

Once they open their eyes and start motorvating, I want them to be a little on the lean side. I free feed and have not had a fat puppy problem. They stay active. That's what I do too, buffet style for my pups once they are up moving around good. They maintain good flesh raising them this way imo. T...
by Maurice
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Puppies?
Replies: 23
Views: 5461

Re: Fat Puppies?

I like extra weight on younger pups, don't want them thin.

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best e-collar with locate and vibrate...not Tritronics..!
Replies: 27
Views: 6725

Re: Best e-collar with locate and vibrate...not Tritronics..!

I bought a DT collar several months ago. I like it so far. I used TT for many years. If DT holds up to every day use and abuse from me they will have my business

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: NC/TN Trainer Search
Replies: 12
Views: 2346

Re: NC/TN Trainer Search

Good looking brit. It is grouse season now, hunt the hair off of him

Mo
by Maurice
Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is happening here?
Replies: 44
Views: 9523

Re: What is happening here?

I still check this forum and post some. This forum is civil compared to some, especially the older forums. The old Uplandbirddog site was rough lol. This time of year most trainers are busy and the weather is good for training so they might be working. GDF seems to be the highest traffic site on the...
by Maurice
Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Started Dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 2528

Re: Started Dogs

Dogs that I start and sell are kennel dogs but well socialized.. When someone comes to look at them and they ask me if it will do well in the house I tell them the truth. I have no idea and they might be better served by getting a pup and raising it in the house. Most that took the chance and bought...
by Maurice
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit the one year mark.
Replies: 12
Views: 1573

Re: Hit the one year mark.

Looks great, very intense.

Mo
by Maurice
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Winter training in Greenville, SC
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Winter training in Greenville, SC

Bruce look me up when you get down here. I am just 10 miles south of Greenville. You can email me at southerngundog@aol.com

Mo
by Maurice
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What if the birds aren't there?! Change training tactics?
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: What if the birds aren't there?! Stick to or change training

Adapt to the conditions you are dealing with. If you can't give them enough wild bird contacts I would not hesitate about using planted birds or pigeons. I would do both wild bird and also pigeon work. By summer they will be ready to break, next fall you could finish and polish them on wild birds.

Mo
by Maurice
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is Pressure to a Dog?
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: What is Pressure to a Dog?

What forms does pressure take? My opinion is ever evolving on this. I have a recent example from a field trial where I saw a young dog feeling pressure and the owner; a friend doesn’t believe he is. This young dog is recently green broke, in that he stands birds consistently and doesn’t chase. In t...
by Maurice
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Today's Top Brittany Sires
Replies: 27
Views: 5242

Re: Today's Top Brittany Sires

Piney Run Art is still running. I have also heard good things about both of Joe's dogs

Mo
by Maurice
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why do we lionize wild birds?
Replies: 104
Views: 22620

Re: Why do we lionize wild birds?

There are many on here (including myself) who have been around a long time and have hunted and and seen more wild birds than the younger crowd ever have or ever will. It is sad but the hey days of wild birds are gone, at least here in the midwest. So, I have a choice. I can quit doing what I love o...
by Maurice
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: young pigeon help
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: young pigeon help

Listen to John.. He is a real pigeon guy.. I just get by with my pigeons that I use for training.

Mo
by Maurice
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: young pigeon help
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: young pigeon help

Most of mine that do that end up making it. The parent birds will continue to feed it.. I am glad to hear that Tika is doing well. You will have to watch out for hawks when you start flying the young pigeons. You will probably end up with more pigeons than you want next year but they are a fun hobby...
by Maurice
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfect Finish question
Replies: 15
Views: 2979

Re: Perfect Finish question

I am in the same camp as cmc and Rooster. Buy or trap birds and let them fly. Birds tethered or put to sleep are a train wreck waiting to happen, especially if you are new to bird dog training imo. Stuff happens fast and if you don't react or know what to expect you will have some problems that coul...
by Maurice
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introducing a Dog to birds
Replies: 34
Views: 9140

Re: Introducing a Dog to birds

birddog1968 wrote:Great post Chukar12
Plus 1

Mo
by Maurice
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Kennel training
Replies: 102
Views: 21359

Re: Kennel training

What's a bonker? I teach 1 seminar a year. We spend 3 days in the field training bird dogs. I have not had 1 person ask me how to teach a dog to kennel in 10 years.

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar
Replies: 54
Views: 8059

Re: E-Collar

I'm in agreement with Evan and whoever suggested that the e-collar was an extension of your ability to correct the dog off the checkcord. I'm an e-collar user and have some of the higher end versions. I have a Garmin Alpha, Tritronics Pro 100, and a DT Systems SPT 2420. I mention this because I thi...
by Maurice
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar
Replies: 54
Views: 8059

Re: E-Collar

I have trained both ways, been at it a long time. I will stick with the ecollar. The ecollar helps more soft type dogs make it to a higher level of training imo. The ecollar is no shortcut to train a dog if it is used right. It is not a must have type of tool but man it sure is nice. :)
Mo
by Maurice
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which airline to send dog on from SLC, UT to Lexington, KY
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

Re: Which airline to send dog on from SLC, UT to Lexington, KY

Steve I have good luck with Delta. I shipped a dog back to calif last week with zero problems.. Make sure you have the right size crate though or that will set you back.

Mo
by Maurice
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Launcher Orientation
Replies: 19
Views: 3494

Re: Launcher Orientation

Bird in the launcher, remote I assume. Don't rub the bird down wind from the launcher. You are intentionally creating a hot spot to stop the dog on, you don't want to do that. Dog that learns to point a hot spot will, you want the dog to point a bird, do that! What you want is a dog that hit's scen...
by Maurice
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Quality Leather Pinch Collar
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: Quality Leather Pinch Collar

http://www.pineyrunkennel.com/store.php These are the ones Timmy is referring to. They're good. That's the pinch collar that you want. Bill, Martha, Brad and I order from the same craftsman in Az. Martha and Brad do mail orders. I keep some here to sell to clients but don't do the mail order stuff,...
by Maurice
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trainer and not a hunter?
Replies: 83
Views: 17028

Re: Trainer and not a hunter?

Proper education 1st, then apply for the job. Even with a masters degree the graduate still has to prove itself on the job. A solid foundation is a must though imo.. Talking dogs not people but it can be the same. I hunt very little now but stay busy training dogs for clients that hunt. I can't tak...
by Maurice
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trainer and not a hunter?
Replies: 83
Views: 17028

Re: Trainer and not a hunter?

Are we talking about running trials, or are we talking about training? Taking a dog hunting is not training. It is hunting. Allowing a dog to find birds in the wild is not training, it is experience. You do not train a dog to hunt, you allow it to. Training is teaching the dog how we wish it to beh...
by Maurice
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trainer and not a hunter?
Replies: 83
Views: 17028

Re: Trainer and not a hunter?

Proper education 1st, then apply for the job. Even with a masters degree the graduate still has to prove itself on the job. A solid foundation is a must though imo.. Talking dogs not people but it can be the same. I hunt very little now but stay busy training dogs for clients that hunt. I can't take...
by Maurice
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Remote Backer
Replies: 24
Views: 5033

Re: Remote Backer

If he backs a live dog in a real situation I would not screw with trying to improve that 8)

Mo
by Maurice
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A little break through on training
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: A little break through on training

birddogger wrote:
Ruffshooter wrote:Good job Went just like it is supposed. Nice to see the light come aint it?
Yep, and IMO, you didn't need any more birds....You and the dog accomplished what was wanted and was a good time to quit for the day.

Good job,
Charlie

Ditto what Charlie said. More ain't always better.

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Treats or No Treats
Replies: 18
Views: 3845

Re: Treats or No Treats

Dog work and hunt because they are wired up from birth to do that, least the good ones are. I'm a no treat trainer and my dogs are not afraid of me. Just a different mind set on how people look at dogs I guess

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy absolutes
Replies: 11
Views: 2246

Re: Puppy absolutes

cjhills wrote:
DonF wrote:The only absolute is there are no absolute's!
+1
+ 2...

Mo
by Maurice
Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: couple new photo's
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: couple new photo's

Don I always enjoy your photos.. Good work

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Collar question
Replies: 33
Views: 12048

Re: Collar question

Roanie I enjoy your posts. You are smart to stick with the program your dog was trained by. I don't agree with some of it but that's alright too imo ..

Mo
by Maurice
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Plantation hunting in the Carolinas
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Plantation hunting in the Carolinas

All of the wild quail plantation in the Carolinas are private that I know about. You can find some open to the public that do a early pre release in sept that are very good.

Mo