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by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Huntsmith vs. Training with Mo
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

Re: Huntsmith vs. Training with Mo

You can see dogs that always make mistakes if they find birds when the handler isn't close, dogs that look around on point, flag, flag early and stop when the handler gets to them, etc. The dogs body language gives it away and its easy to see. Then you have the blocking, slow or fast shooting on the...
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Huntsmith vs. Training with Mo
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

Re: Huntsmith vs. Training with Mo

Mo's method the dog learns to point the bird bc it can't catch the bird and decides it will stand its birds. The purpose here is to get the dog to stand its birds because it wants to not because it has to. It is very easy to see the difference between the two in the dog, I see it every single time I...
by MillerClemsonHD
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rookie Trainer - North Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 2939

Re: Rookie Trainer - North Texas

The training with Mo book is excellent. It looks like Martha is doing 2 books for $50 on her site. The other one is training tips. http://www.pineyrunkennel.com/store.php You can get started here for Free with multiple articles. There is also a link to a blog on her site with additional information....
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Amateur trainer help
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: Amateur trainer help

The second book listed. Training with Mo. Best $25 you can spend.

http://www.pineyrunkennel.com/booksandarticles.php
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17505

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

I hang my barrels on the sides of my kennels so they have to jump up in the barrel. Start lower for pups and move up as they grow. allows you to clean underneath it. never had one go in their barrel. Even at 5 weeks old they would get out of the barrels to go. Can always throw some hay in the corner...
by MillerClemsonHD
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training ???s For a New/Older Pup...(and a New Trainer)
Replies: 10
Views: 2594

Re: Training ???s For a New/Older Pup...(and a New Trainer)

Without being able to see the dog and most people will not have the experience necessary to really answer your question and give you a good plan forward. My suggestion would be to contact Maurice Lindley He is only a couple hours from you and I have personally watched him fix many dogs that were bro...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Our club was recently contacted by this organization to sign a petition. It looks like a legit organization whose goals are to maintain access to public lands. Are any of you part of it or have you heard of it? http://www.trcp.org Yes. It is a legit group working hard to maintain access to public l...
by MillerClemsonHD
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Breaking After Bird Work
Replies: 17
Views: 3704

Re: Gun Breaking After Bird Work

To condition my young dogs to shooting, I take them out to the trap range. I start walking toward the range from 1/4 mille off. If the dog acts spooky, I back off and just play with them. I really never had a dog that would not walk right up behind the firing line. I live on 2 1/2 acres. For yard w...
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Breaking After Bird Work
Replies: 17
Views: 3704

Re: Gun Breaking After Bird Work

I have been reading into the "Training with Mo" PDF from Steady with Style, and I started doing a little (very little, once every couple weeks) bird work with my Llewellin following his method. The issue is, I am only able to work in my backyard right now (1.5-2 acres), and I cannot shoot any guns ...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need some advice. Pointing.
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Re: Need some advice. Pointing.

Keep running him on wild birds. He is still a pup. You have all season on wild birds this year. Once the season opens shoot the ones he points. From now until then let him knock and chase them until he figures out how to point them. Come spring he will have a year under his belt, hopefully he will d...
by MillerClemsonHD
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Revival this Saturday Sept 26 Ridgeway SC
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Bird Dog Revival this Saturday Sept 26 Ridgeway SC

Bird Dogs, Bluegrass, and Barbecue by Tom Hall Field Trials: It's the oldest sport in South Carolina. That should matter. For something to be the first organized sporting event in a state that reveres everything to do with its history and tradition, you would imagine that there would be tremendous i...
by MillerClemsonHD
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training for first AKC Derby Stake, E-collar question
Replies: 7
Views: 1970

Re: Training for first AKC Derby Stake, E-collar question

Jake, The grounds where we are holding our fun trial is completely fenced and will be a good opportunity to see where you stand with your training. I turned my whole litter of pups loose there all together many times last year and always got them rounded back up. We will be answering training questi...
by MillerClemsonHD
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2015 NGSPA Sharptail Championship
Replies: 17
Views: 6025

Re: 2015 NGSPA Sharptail Championship

Congrats. That's a big win. Strong stake on wild birds on the prairie. One to be proud of for sure.
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons sick
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Pigeons sick

Went to feed pigeons tonight and one was in bad shape. He was real wobbly couldn't walk right or fly. Couldn't get up and wasn't gonna make it so got him out of there. I noticed one other that was a little wobbly but not near as bad. Any ideas what it could be or any suggestions on treatment? The on...
by MillerClemsonHD
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Pointing HT?
Replies: 12
Views: 3474

Re: AKC Pointing HT?

We will have a walking field trial in Greenwood SC November 6-8. We have a couple other Jr handlers this year and would be more than happy to have you all join us. We will be hosting a fun trial/training day Oct 3rd with our club to help new people get started. We will also have some Jr handlers the...
by MillerClemsonHD
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Looking for a mentor!
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Looking for a mentor!

Where are you in GA?
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Looking for a mentor!
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Looking for a mentor!

These are the folks I would contact first to try to find someone near where you are.

http://www.georgiabrittanyclub.org/
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Send my GSP away or train myself
Replies: 18
Views: 7133

Re: Send my GSP away or train myself

Ed, Check out our club as well. We are working on some additional things beyond the trials we put on and will have details on our website as soon as we finalize plans. https://www.facebook.com/CarolinasPointingDogAssociation As for your training question it is more a matter of what you feel comforta...
by MillerClemsonHD
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: NA test at Carolina Chapter
Replies: 14
Views: 3861

Re: NA test at Carolina Chapter

Congrats on your run. I got a real nice bitch at my house that was a prize 3 dog. She never knew she got a 3 instead of a 1. I used to go run my dogs in a field or something when they were puppies before a test or something, but now they hang out at camp until its their turn even if its a 2 day wait...
by MillerClemsonHD
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: NA test at Carolina Chapter
Replies: 14
Views: 3861

Re: NA test at Carolina Chapter

Just go run your dog and have fun. Natural Ability, JH, Puppy stakes etc is all about natural abilities not who trained the most. At that age the only thing they can do wrong is fight. There is plenty of time later in the pups life to work towards polished work. Whats important is you are working wi...
by MillerClemsonHD
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC field trial question
Replies: 25
Views: 6263

Re: AKC field trial question

Winning is always nice, but the dog is not really a trial dog at heart. Just thought it would be fun for us to play. 1 more Q In a non retrieving stake, how is the honoring dog expected to behave during flush and blank? I would assume that you should be hands off until heeling the dog away after th...
by MillerClemsonHD
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC field trial question
Replies: 25
Views: 6263

Re: AKC field trial question

Btw take a look at what the akc rulebook says about honoring And avoidance of the honoring situation. In both cases it states the dog shall be severely Penalized section 1e under pointing dog rules I see avoidance as a dog in the area called away and should be penalized. One that is not already in ...
by MillerClemsonHD
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC field trial question
Replies: 25
Views: 6263

Re: AKC field trial question

Just remember good judges watch and use everything In a trial. A dog who honors with class is going to look good And a good judge will appreciate the honor remember a honor shows team work between The dogs and is a huge deal when actually hunting wild birds A judge will also take into account your ...
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Looking for pigeons in SC
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Looking for pigeons in SC

Check the SC market bulletin. There used to be some listed in there from time to time in some places around Sumter. If I get my birds moved to a bigger loft soon I might have some birds this summer to sell but won't know for a few months when that will be. I had to get birds from a buddy in Indiana ...
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NGSPA Quail Championship
Replies: 14
Views: 4954

Re: NGSPA Quail Championship

Congrats to the winners.

Out of curiosity were 4 placements named bc it is a dual sanctioned trial?
by MillerClemsonHD
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very proud of my GSP first field trail
Replies: 17
Views: 3897

Re: Very proud of my GSP first field trail

Congrats! Noticed the Clemson hat. I'll be there next fall with my GSP and I am very interested in field trials. Go Tigers If you are interested in doing some training and coming to some trials let me know when you get down here. We hold a trial in Greenwood about and hour or so from Clemson in Nov...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very proud of my GSP first field trail
Replies: 17
Views: 3897

Re: Very proud of my GSP first field trail

Congrats Zack. Glad we got you down to your first trial and can tell you have put in the work with her. She did a real nice job. Her sister might have beat her Sun but kettle dang sure made the judges decision tough. I am real proud knowing these pups were 6mos and 3 days old and are already showing...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: when to start on live birds
Replies: 14
Views: 4264

Re: when to start on live birds

If you can get a hold of a few pigeons cheap go for it. Hold the pigeon so the wings cant smack the pup, tease them a little bit and then let the pigeon go and the pup can chase. Then in a week or so get a couple of quail. Pull the flight feathers on one and toss it in some short grass. Let the pup ...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Getting my first GSP back soon.
Replies: 7
Views: 1927

Re: Getting my first GSP back soon.

I appreciate the replies! hopefully he will be quick to relearn its not a good thing to pee in the house! If he was house trained before he left you shouldn't have to retrain him. I have dogs that go in the kennel everyday and in the house at night and go off to training and they don't pee in the h...
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Puppy Feeding issue
Replies: 16
Views: 5878

Re: GSP Puppy Feeding issue

I have a female GSP that is just turning 4 months old. I am concerned with her weight at this point. She is 12 pounds and 17 inches at the shoulder, and we have seen her side by side with littermates and mine is noticeably smaller. I am feeding 1.5 cups a day of Native Level 3 Puppy, this is at the...
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Opinions wanted.
Replies: 12
Views: 3349

Re:

The dogs don't know how old they are, I've heard that if the dog has a high drive for birds that's all that matters but I'm still new to the sport an have learned so much an got a long ways to go but that's just my two cents as the saying goes I definitely know you were paying attention last weeken...
by MillerClemsonHD
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NGSPA invitional
Replies: 11
Views: 3951

Re: NGSPA invitional

Zephyr, I assure you my comment was not directed at you. I just don't understand how one of the biggest and what should be one of the most respected NGSPA trials of the year, can't publish a decent running order. All kinds of clubs can get it done for a weekend trial, that have quite a few more than...
by MillerClemsonHD
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NGSPA invitional
Replies: 11
Views: 3951

Re: NGSPA invitional

Running orders with Owners and handlers would be nice once in a while. Not everyone is in the know and a list of call names doesn't do much for most folks. I'd say this trial is one of the most prestigious of the NGSPA. The AF guys just had theirs in Kentucky and a couple of folks put in a lot of ef...
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difference in Homing and Feral Pigeons
Replies: 32
Views: 8754

Re: Difference in Homing and Feral Pigeons

Don't waste your time on ferals. Find someone who has a quality loft of homers, and purchase some of their extra squeakers (youngsters) to establish your loft. Once you have good homers established in the loft and for training, don't bring in ferals, they could bring disease into your good birds. U...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial handling ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4250

Re: Field Trial handling ?

To me the biggest problem with most folks singing at trials is neither they or their dog know what they heck they are hollering about. I sing multiple different things to my dogs and all of them have a meaning to me, my dog, and my scout. The dog knows what I am asking and my scout knows when I need...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Starter pistol loudness?
Replies: 10
Views: 3751

Re: Starter pistol loudness?

Hey all. I've been shooting a 209 primer pistol around my dog so far. She hasn't winced at it yet, and I'm just about firing it over her head without issues. What comes next in terms of noise volume? I cannot legally fire a gun outside of hunting season where I train, so I need to get as close as I...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon
Replies: 32
Views: 10037

Re: How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon

My Britt is about 9 months old and is working on shotgun conditioning before this up coming season. Most of the time when the bird hits the air and the dog gives chase I shoot in the air when he's out about 20-30 yards. So far I've shot 2 quail and 1 pigeon for him. How often should I be training h...
by MillerClemsonHD
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Stays Close in The Field
Replies: 7
Views: 2442

Re: Dog Stays Close in The Field

He seemed to start this after I put some pressure on him with whoa training and bird introduction. How do you put pressure on a dog during bird introduction? If you did then you completely messed up "bird introduction". Why are you whoa training an 8month old puppy? You need to let him knock and ch...
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Blinking Birds
Replies: 23
Views: 5329

Re: Blinking Birds

Nobody thinks you should follow the trainers advice? Was the trainer hoping for you to give the dog 2 months off then bring it back or is the trainer done? Did the trainer recommend the dog come home at this point, or were you anxious to get the dog back and rushing them? Why should he listen to th...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Central Iowa
Replies: 20
Views: 3893

Re: German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Central Iowa

Jeff, who is a good contact at the AKC to discuss this Fast Track program with? The other option is a mentored event. That is the process we went through and had members from a nearby club mentor us during the process. Our club was also made up of experienced members as well as a handful of newbies...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another Question About "Singing"
Replies: 12
Views: 4305

Re: Another Question About "Singing"

Almost every AA stake in AKC I've watched the handlers were singing the whole time. "YOOOO" or similar like the video. You don't want to lose a dog and especially not at Ames after all that work. Probably not as common in gun dog stakes in AKC because the dogs aren't the type that are running enorm...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how much ground to run a trial?
Replies: 13
Views: 3245

Re: how much ground to run a trial?

Jim, Let me or Chris know what you need help with for starting the club, or anything of the other info for running a trial. After everything we did to get the club going here and trials started back up in SC we might be able to help. I know where there is some old mine country that you wont need ver...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bibs? Dan's or Mules
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: Bibs? Dan's or Mules

I can't comment on Mules, but I am very happy with my jacket from Dan's. If the chaps and bibs are as good as the jackets are you should be in good shape.
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FT Video
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: FT Video

Thanks guys. We had a great trial. We were had 4-5 new people run dogs that had never been to a FT which is always good and we always make an effort to make sure they feel welcome and want to come back. I am talking with the guy who made the video to see if we might be able to get him out again to g...
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FT Video
Replies: 6
Views: 917

FT Video

I wanted to share a video that was shot at our first trial as a club in November. This was a surprise to us, but very impressed with the work and hoping it creates a little positive PR for field trials. David Bruner Halloway did an excellent job filming and putting the video together. Hopefully we w...
by MillerClemsonHD
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Carolina’s Pointing Dog Association Walking FT Nov 9-10
Replies: 5
Views: 3120

Re: Carolina’s Pointing Dog Association Walking FT Nov 9-10

Here are placements from our first trial. We want to thank our judges, bird planters, cooks, and everyone else that helped. Also a big thanks to our landowner for allowing us to hold the trial on their property and all of the other help to make it happen. We should have some pictures to get posted s...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Carolina’s Pointing Dog Association Walking FT Nov 9-10
Replies: 5
Views: 3120

Re: Carolina’s Pointing Dog Association Walking FT Nov 9-10

I have attached the running order for anyone who is interested. We drew 18 in the agd so we will have a 4pt major. Not going to be any easy stake to get a piece of, and we are happy to draw such a strong crowd to our first trial. We also have been able to get some new folks that have never been to a...
by MillerClemsonHD
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Carolina’s Pointing Dog Association Walking FT Nov 9-10
Replies: 5
Views: 3120

Re: Carolina’s Pointing Dog Association Walking FT Nov 9-10

I will be sure the information gets posted. Between our club and the NCGSP club we will have 2 trials at H Cooper Black and 1 at Hoffman. There will also be a trial in eastern NC in Dec. Johnny PM me your email address and I will be sure we send you emails if you want. Also look for Carolinas Pointi...
by MillerClemsonHD
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: SHOOTING UNPOINTED BIRDS
Replies: 89
Views: 25367

Re: SHOOTING UNPOINTED BIRDS

Alternately Neil, can you quote a traIners book that DOES promote shooting busted birds for a dog in training? I don't read a lot of books, but I can't remember seeing that in writing. And how does that answer my question? If I asked for the time, 10 of you would tell me I didn't need to know, five...
by MillerClemsonHD
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: SHOOTING UNPOINTED BIRDS
Replies: 89
Views: 25367

Re: SHOOTING UNPOINTED BIRDS

For whatever reason I'll take your bait again. There is no way any of the pros are going to take your bait and disagree as they have no need for public pissing matches. Why do you think they all quit posting? Since the poster in the other thread had started to break their dog I suggested they do the...