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by birddog1968
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog's anyone ever try to get out of this game ?
Replies: 44
Views: 11292

Re: Bird Dog's anyone ever try to get out of this game ?

So sorry to hear that Craig. Thoughts are with you and your family.
by birddog1968
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2015 AF National
Replies: 51
Views: 15239

Spectre Pete was also a great dog often overlooked
by birddog1968
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2015 AF National
Replies: 51
Views: 15239

Time to start penciling in white powder on HOF ballots
by birddog1968
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2015 AF National
Replies: 51
Views: 15239

A great grandson of Bullet :)
by birddog1968
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2015 AF National
Replies: 51
Views: 15239

Re: 2015 AF National

dialing in.....time for the miller prefix to win again :D

looked like a million on his birds too
by birddog1968
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Reasonable First Year Expectations
Replies: 29
Views: 10950

Re: Reasonable First Year Expectations

I dont force break pointing dogs until after their second season, making them usually around 18 to 24 months.
by birddog1968
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watching Westminster?
Replies: 50
Views: 10864

Re: Watching Westminster?

The Boykin was a friend of mines dog CH/MH with a ton of birds retrieved allllll over.
by birddog1968
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Opinions wanted.
Replies: 12
Views: 3318

Not too late, just bears remembering as you go forward is unlike a puppy a 3 year old has life experiences, habits, some bad some good maybe, that may make the training go along at a different pace with some hurdles to get over.... Or it may go quicker if its a smart, cooperative dog. Its just not t...
by birddog1968
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Complete Hunting Breed
Replies: 27
Views: 8210

Re: Complete Hunting Breed

nikegundog wrote:Wesselpointer, what do I win?
A wesselpointer :)
by birddog1968
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Complete Hunting Breed
Replies: 27
Views: 8210

Lab
by birddog1968
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: dropped toe, flexir tendon ruptured
Replies: 10
Views: 4713

Guess my dogs tear was worse it was pulling her toes under causing her to walk on her nails. Think hers was the gastroc tendon but not sure.

Anyway she's not 100 percent but the leg is sound so I can hunt her ...
by birddog1968
Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice with aggression
Replies: 31
Views: 6510

Roll up a bath towel, secure with rubber bands on each end, when dog growls or even cuts his eyes wrong command NO and "bonk" the dog with the rolled up towel . by bonk I mean sling it at his head. It won't hurt him but it'll get his mind right and end the foolishness.
by birddog1968
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running Pheasants
Replies: 23
Views: 6764

Re: Re:

Neil wrote:
birddog1968 wrote:Don't shoot flushed birds or your training her to put them up

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Who told you that?
Experience and its worked very well, wild birds or otherwise.......
by birddog1968
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running Pheasants
Replies: 23
Views: 6764

Don't shoot flushed birds or your training her to put them up

If you want the dog to really learn to handle and pin phez why reward flushing birds.
by birddog1968
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro 320 dog distance
Replies: 15
Views: 3789

I see more like 5x with my pointers.
by birddog1968
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Little help with retrieve
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

Re: Little help with retrieve

might try not bending over to accept bird, and bring him into a heel position and wait to take the bird....
by birddog1968
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Puppy Interested in Birds
Replies: 11
Views: 3866

Re: Getting Puppy Interested in Birds

fly the birds in front of her, not sure why you would lock the wings.....
by birddog1968
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Force Fetch Training for English Pointers
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

I use the toe hitch and endeavor to keep sessions short and use as much praise as force, if the tail is high and the dog ends each session zippy up and down the table I know I'm in a good place with the dog.
by birddog1968
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing style on flush
Replies: 35
Views: 11760

Depends how they get high on both ends.....
by birddog1968
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing style on flush
Replies: 35
Views: 11760

Wehle used to toss stones in front of the dog in front of multiple launchers. From wing and shot video.
by birddog1968
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing style on flush
Replies: 35
Views: 11760

Surely could be excessive pressure ( in the dogs mind not the owners)..... But its hard to tell from here. It is still a young dog......
by birddog1968
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raising Quail or Chukar
Replies: 9
Views: 2721

Space really depends on how many birds and how long you will hold them. Chukar are much more hardy, I used to raise Wisconsin jumbo quail as they were almost as hardy as chukar. I tended to pack my birds because as soon as they were becoming mature they were leaving my flight pen. Do some searching ...
by birddog1968
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Prey Drive GSP vs EP
Replies: 8
Views: 3180

Likely some pressure is attached to the whoa command and that is why pup is reacting. You may perceive less prey drive because the dog isn't as "nuts" as your shorthair, but what you are witnessing is concentration in breeding on what's important to people breeding specialist birddogs aka pointers.....
by birddog1968
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: When shooting training birds..
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: When shooting training birds..

Thats something you just need to research in every state you go to.....

Federal WPA land is no tox only.....
by birddog1968
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog pooping in the house?
Replies: 20
Views: 5793

Re: Dog pooping in the house?

If she's going in the house when your not home or not watching you have to crate her when your not home or she is unsupervised....simple as that. Go back to crate training, crate, straight outside, when she does her business outside she gets some free time in the house, then back in the crate until ...
by birddog1968
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Settling in to loft.
Replies: 8
Views: 1160

Ezzy do you mean on the landing board daily and back in the loft at night?
by birddog1968
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadiness at home
Replies: 9
Views: 2586

Put a leash on the dog in the house when u sit and read or watch TV in the evenings, make them lay by your feet...put the leash under or around your foot.....when they do well give them a bone or pigs ear or whatever they like that keeps them occupied and tell them gooood...... Soon you have a calme...
by birddog1968
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Crate in vehicle?
Replies: 27
Views: 8795

Re: Crate in vehicle?

I teach "paws up" they put their front paws up and I lift them....

I don't really like my dogs jumping up on the tailgate I'd rather avoid any accidents and lift them to load.....once i lift them I say kennel and they go right in, just by repetition and praise.
by birddog1968
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Any pointers? Water?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Any pointers? Water?

And doing so well into old age...I have photos too and flying leaps mean very little....
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by birddog1968
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Any pointers? Water?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Any pointers? Water?

This dog has never done flying leaps into water....I dare say he has retrieved more birds in harsh conditions than anything you own.
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by birddog1968
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Any pointers? Water?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Never owned or worked with show labs in my life....your self absorbed arrogance shines.

Of course if you reach the point of boredom with a 16 week old dog it isn't going to do anything with gusto.....not that hard to imagine.
by birddog1968
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Any pointers? Water?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Any pointers? Water?

It does if the dog is already bored with retrieving when you try and throw to water.......or if the dog is already becoming sour to bumpers and how the retrieving "game" is being played.

Id be keeping it light, introducing a clip winged bird to excite pup and build its prey drive...
by birddog1968
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Fleas
Replies: 19
Views: 5939

Re: Fleas

When fleas get bad and I may have some in the house after a bad flea season I use the Adams products in addition to the spot treatment on the dogs.

I use the generic fipronil (pet Armor) from Tractor supply....
Adams flea and tick mist and,
Adams flea and tick carpet spray.
by birddog1968
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Any pointers? Water?
Replies: 15
Views: 3499

Re: Any pointers? Water?

Can't say for sure but you may be overdoing it. He's 16 weeks and his attention span is very short, don't overdo it. Keep things short and fun.
by birddog1968
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Baby quail
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Curled feet is a sign of problems with humidity during incubation....
by birddog1968
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age for bird intro and hunting
Replies: 33
Views: 7108

You have one chance to make the dog right and the rest of its life to enjoy hunting over it.....

Don't be in a rush !!!
by birddog1968
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Type of treats do you use ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

Drop pigeons for a pup and you'll be a pups hero too
by birddog1968
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Type of treats do you use ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

Don't use treats...find a calm voice, measured praise and gentle touch are the " treats" that work for me..
by birddog1968
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Study: Dogs could be influenza mixing vessels
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Just saying.....its been puppy licks all week :)
by birddog1968
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Study: Dogs could be influenza mixing vessels
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Those dog kisses could as easily help build immunity....I refuse to live in fear of the world around me....jmo
by birddog1968
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: worming meds
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

Yup normal....you'll see worms in his stool if he has them....I too rarely worm my dogs.
by birddog1968
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hatching quail ? Anyone
Replies: 9
Views: 2740

What county u in ?
by birddog1968
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun Shy Tips
Replies: 44
Views: 8731

With chasing a bird, if done right you often won't see ANY reaction. The slightest reaction means stop right there to me....build more desire and bird love and try again later date. OP- Lay off the pressure, build pressure free desire in the dog , nothing but fun....maybe even let the dog catch and ...
by birddog1968
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: worming meds
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

You talking belly worms or heartworm?
by birddog1968
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 24
Views: 6413

If you try and console or coddle the dog to make him feel better you actually reinforce the fear, ignore him. That said my 8 year old with 1000's of birds shot over him hates fireworks and thunder. He will also shiver and act scared if he's made to sit, in or out of his box and listen to constant sh...
by birddog1968
Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieving Geese
Replies: 21
Views: 5372

I've never worried about it....any dog with good prey drive has always made the transition.... Some took half a dozen birds to get em figured out. Generally they don't like leaving behind their prize. In all my years of hunting geese I can't think of any dog didn't make the transition. That said can...
by birddog1968
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: testing a dogs nose
Replies: 13
Views: 4554

He's young....I bet his nose is fine and just needs more wild bird encounters.....as soon as he gets it right shoot one. Just my guess.
by birddog1968
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieving Geese
Replies: 21
Views: 5372

Re: Retrieving Geese

a dog with good drive will figure it out....some take longer but they most always get it figured.
by birddog1968
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Loose Stools
Replies: 14
Views: 4127

Re: Loose Stools

cut the amount back another half a cup for awhile.....should firm up.
by birddog1968
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Chat work for anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 395

I'll try it tonight.....