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by BigK75
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far should Brittany range
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: How far should Brittany range

Thanks Ray. Ya I try to charge it every single time before we go out. I noticed he is not ranging nearly as far as before. Most of the time he stays in the 60 yard zone which is fine with me. Once in a while he gets out to 100 yards but that is rare so I am making progress.
by BigK75
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far should Brittany range
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: How far should Brittany range

Deseeker: This was a big mistake on my part. I had the Garmin Pro 550 so I had GPS on him today but I should not have gone where I went today. Rookie mistake. IDHunter: That is the hope. We live in Ontario so 200 yards or even 30 yards often means I have no idea where he is. I called the breeder tod...
by BigK75
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far should Brittany range
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: How far should Brittany range

These are all awesome replies and I have read them many times over. The replies actually makes me feel pretty good that he is ranging well but.... Today I had a set back that made me feel pretty down. I took my dog into a forest and let him run. This was a thick forest. Usually I try for grasses wit...
by BigK75
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far should Brittany range
Replies: 11
Views: 436

How far should Brittany range

I have a Brittany puppy (8 months old) who has insane bird drive. He also loves go far away from me for some reason. I have him on a Garmin 550 Pro GPS so I know exactly where and far he is away from me. I see him often get out to 150-200 yards before I ecollar and blow the whistle. Can someone help...
by BigK75
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What's next for my puppy?
Replies: 3
Views: 670

What's next for my puppy?

Not sure if you guys saw in the bragging section but my wonderful 7 month old Brittany did very well in the NAVDHA Natural Ability Test scoring 110/112. Anyway I wanted to ask you guys what is expected of a finished dog. Here are my thoughts just from what I read but I am sure I am missing stuff, pl...
by BigK75
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NAVDHA NA Test
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: NAVDHA NA Test

weimdogman wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:55 am
That's one thing good about the na test-more emphasis on birdyness then recall🙂
He is crazy birdy that is for sure :)
by BigK75
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NAVDHA NA Test
Replies: 5
Views: 221

NAVDHA NA Test

I have been here asking for a lot of advice about my Brittany in the training section. Today my Brittany ran his NAVDHA Natural Ability test. I have been telling you guys his recall is not great but he is getting much better lately. I also told you guys that his bird drive is off the charts as well ...
by BigK75
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall with ecollar question
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Recall with ecollar question

Decided to order the "Perfect Start" DVD based on so many suggestions here. My dog is good on recall (because I used some of the suggestions from another thread) especially with the ecollar when there is no birds or other distractions (like other bird dogs). As soon as you add those to the mix he is...
by BigK75
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall with ecollar question
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Recall with ecollar question

Hey Guys, I had a quick question about recall using ecollar. I have seen a bunch of videos online and it really varies on what people do. Standing Stone Kennel teaches to turn on the collar (continuous) until the dog comes to you. Other videos shows a nick to have the dog come and others show contin...
by BigK75
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1413

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

Only at NAVDHA do I have keep him on a leash but I think the stakeout might help as someone else suggested. uh, if NAVDHA training sessions are the only times you have times you have him on a lead and he pulls and act like a jerk on a lead, I see his point. How about taking him for walks on a lead ...
by BigK75
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1413

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

Don't make the chain on the stakeout chain too long. For one, a dog can wrap a leg in a long chain and get badly injured. Another reason is the stakeout is a form of confinement right now, so you don't want to leave room for the dog to run circles or bounce around. Always keep an eye on your dog wh...
by BigK75
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1413

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

Not sure what you meant, but "off leash" is not the same as running hard with you. My JRT has a big back yard in which to roam, but unless he gets a hard run in the fields/woods with us daily, he is intolerable in the house. Glad the members were of help. They usually are. Let us know how it goes a...
by BigK75
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1413

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

You've had excellent advice. My thanks to those members who are so helpful on here- the purpose of the forum. What you are experiencing is totally common . You might think the dog is getting enough exercise, but on leash training is not sufficient exercise. That dog needs to go hard off leash for m...
by BigK75
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1413

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

If you go to a training session and the dog is out of control...put it back in the box until it stops being out of control or take it on a lead with a half hitch around its waist and heel it away from the group and work with it on the rope until it calms down. The heel it back toward the group and ...
by BigK75
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1413

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

Relax!!! Your pup is only six months old and sounds like the kind of dog that will mature in to a great hunting dog. He is excited to get out in the field and see other dogs and people, that is a good thing. Need to do it as much as possible at six months of age. This is not the time for negativity...
by BigK75
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1413

How to calm down a Brittany?

I am really starting to lose my patience with six month old Brittany. So much so that I am starting to think I am not cut out for dogs. I train my dog every day and we work on whoa, heel, sit, come, stay. He is okay at all those things but not great any any of them but generally he is getting much b...
by BigK75
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 1702

Problems with come/here

Hey Guys, I need some more advice. My Brittany is now 5 months old and he really struggling with Come. I have tried everything including: 1. Giving treats (not interested) 2. Using a check chord. Never comes the first time I say come. Second time I have to reel him in but he is trying to go sideways...
by BigK75
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany 33lbs at 5 months old should I be worried
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Brittany 33lbs at 5 months old should I be worried

Okay awesome. I was getting worried. He seems very healthy and not overweight at all. I exercise him daily. He just seems really stocky. Anyway we adore this dog but I was so shocked when I saw a 2 year Brittany today that was smaller then my 5 month old Cooper.
by BigK75
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany 33lbs at 5 months old should I be worried
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Brittany 33lbs at 5 months old should I be worried

Hey Guys, Today I went for training with some other Brittany's and one was much smaller then my Cooper. I asked the owner how old he was and was floored when he said 2 years old. I am like WTF. My dog is 5 months old and is 33lbs. I am really worried about this now. Should I be? Am I feeding him too...
by BigK75
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need advice on my Brittany Spaniel puppy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: Need advice on my Brittany Spaniel puppy problems

So I got way tougher on him and it seemed to stop the biting. He nips a little but nowhere near what it used to be. I would like to thank the forum for all of the advice. The toilet training is getting better as well and we are down to one to zero accidents a day. I am now starting to become a happy...
by BigK75
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need advice on my Brittany Spaniel puppy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Need advice on my Brittany Spaniel puppy problems

Hey Guys, We have a Brittany Spaniel who is extremely loving and smart. He is exactly four months old today. I cannot get him to stop biting. I have tried everything from this is your fur baby and you cannot discipline him crowd (that does not work at all) to the discipline of yesteryear. I have tri...
by BigK75
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Look West!
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: Look West!

Super pic!
by BigK75
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Privileges
Replies: 14
Views: 5213

Re: Privileges

I think this is my fifth post now. I will try it and see if it lets my send PMs.

Thanks,

Claude
by BigK75
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1085
Views: 393366

Re: A little about you...

My name is Claude and I live in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. I am 45 years old and have been hunting for the last 20 years or so. I am married and have 13 year old daughter who also wants to hunt. She is getting a Churchill 820 for her birthday but does not know it yet :) My daughter has been bugging...
by BigK75
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: WTB Huntsmith Four Disc Series
Replies: 0
Views: 2316

WTB Huntsmith Four Disc Series

Hey Guys,

If anyone has the Huntsmith series including Puppy Development 1 and II and Silent Command System I and II. Please let me know.


Thanks,

BigK75
by BigK75
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: Huntsmith DVDs
Replies: 2
Views: 2344

Re: Huntsmith DVDs

Hey Joe,

Do you still have these videos available or are they sold?

Claude