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by ddoyle
Thu May 16, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Certification for Dog Obedience
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Certification for Dog Obedience

Folks I have been thinking about starting to train dogs in my spare time. Obedience etc...not hunt training and I thought I would probably have better luck if I got certified. I have seen a few programs and am wondering if anyone has any experience? Would like thoughts?
by ddoyle
Sat May 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Passing of Ezzy333 - Al Esger
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Passing of Ezzy333 - Al Esger

Sad! Met Ezzy once to buy some birds and he was everything I expected! RIP
by ddoyle
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The value of the force fetch.
Replies: 42
Views: 1835

Re: The value of the force fetch.

Gone video unavailable
by ddoyle
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

Maj agreed! Sorry I just don't like being misrepresented. I won't post again to this thread.
by ddoyle
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

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by ddoyle
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

What I actually wrote: AGAIN IT ISNOT ME YOU NEED TO CONVINCE.......Cj ste No it is you we need to convince to be proud of what you do and not apologize! For those that blasted you about the picture move on and any positive replies you got invite them to go along next time. If we don't vocally and u...
by ddoyle
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

It would be fairly likely to pass. The gun lobbys don't care about hunters and the population is going more toward neutral on hunting. It is relatively easy for anti hunters to get the neutrals on their side. It would seem like it would be hard to pass in a state like Oregon. We give the anti hunte...
by ddoyle
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

If we all don't hang together we will most surely hang alone.
by ddoyle
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The value of the force fetch.
Replies: 42
Views: 1835

Re: The value of the force fetch.

Well I could be wrong, I often am. But i know with every new dog that comes into my life I use a lot less force in general training than the dog prior. I would hope that's due to understanding dogs better and not worse... When you compete with a dog it's different, or if you're getting paid to trai...
by ddoyle
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

Average I like your attitude. On an Iowa sports forum I once asked guys what the difference was between volunteering labor to the farmer and paying? I see guys say all the time offer to help on the farm then be upset about someone leasing. I didn’t grow up on a farm and would cost the farmer more in...
by ddoyle
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

"Yea, the obviously better tactic we need to use is bullying fellow hunters for shooting a legal limit of birds and posting a photo, same for anyone who takes a big mature buck and photographs it, repeatedly call them out as "bragging" on a public GunDog Forum for sharing their joys and adventures w...
by ddoyle
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

What a crock !!!!!!!!!!! With that attitude we will lose our hunting rights sooner than I thought. Bully the neutrals into voting our way. It works on the internet. why not in real life. Thank you all for your insight...…….CJ And thus ends the discussion CJ. NO ONE said to bully anyone. Good try th...
by ddoyle
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: National Championship

Is there video? Site said click on camera but couldn't find it.
by ddoyle
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

AGAIN IT ISNOT ME YOU NEED TO CONVINCE.......Cj No it is you we need to convince to be proud of what you do and not apologize! For those that blasted you about the picture move on and any positive replies you got invite them to go along next time. If we don't vocally and unequivocally defend our ri...
by ddoyle
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

There are untold thousands of photos of dead birds and all other types of animals on Facebook and the cyberspace. Not going to put that genie back in the bottle and if this were to become our strategic response we are doomed.[/quote] Amen! If placating these folks worked Ringling Brothers Circus wou...
by ddoyle
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

CJ I totally disagree this thinking going forward is the same thought process that says don't discuss hunting around antis because it could cause a scene. I am more a fan of NRA defend your right to do what is legal and don't cower... When you cower or stop acknowledging doing what you love it looks...
by ddoyle
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?
Replies: 80
Views: 2411

Re: Whats going on in Oregon Trials and Tests?

CJ I think you might want to tread lightly in deciding who should be able to do what... Why should someone have X # of purebred dogs when then shelters are full of them, why should someone have an X square foot home when people are homeless. If they pay their license and obey the law they can do wha...
by ddoyle
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The value of the force fetch.
Replies: 42
Views: 1835

Re: The value of the force fetch.

Purely an amateur and I have only forced fetched one dog... She was soft and wouldn't retrieve anything and she clearly knew fetch and give etc... It just came to birds she was very much not going to put it in her mouth. She would run down birds if it was a cripple she would pin it with her paw. As ...
by ddoyle
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: fencing and wild birds
Replies: 21
Views: 1712

Re: fencing and wild birds

Feather finally someone gets it! Thanks.
by ddoyle
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 3583

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

I met Ezzy and bought some homers from him. Great to talk too and lived up to my expectations! God Speed Ezzy!
by ddoyle
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: fencing and wild birds
Replies: 21
Views: 1712

Re: fencing and wild birds

I just read the title...I want to say all my dogs were crappy at fencing? I couldn't get them to keep the foil in their paws! :D
by ddoyle
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: 5 GSP females available
Replies: 13
Views: 2969

Re: 5 GSP females available

ezzy333 wrote:Good to hear from you Ted. I am about ready to check out too. Sure miss getting into the fields with friends and dogs.


Ezzy
So sorry! I enjoyed meeting you...I picked up some homers from you.
by ddoyle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Winter Roosters
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

Re: Winter Roosters

That is really cool. Thank you!
by ddoyle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Shuts Down with Beeper
Replies: 19
Views: 1366

Re: Dog Shuts Down with Beeper

Thanks for all the replies. GPS seems like overkill to me for the number of times I deal with the situation. Glad it works for others just if I was going spend that I would go to South Dakota to hunt...will keep working. Thanks again!
by ddoyle
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Shuts Down with Beeper
Replies: 19
Views: 1366

Re: Dog Shuts Down with Beeper

I agree! I don't normally need it but heavy cover and goes on point in milo impossible to find. I also didn't want to go point only when constant scared...figured I didn't want to spook when on point. Why would a person use a beeper when there is gps. Hate the things. I would shut down too? I like q...
by ddoyle
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Shuts Down with Beeper
Replies: 19
Views: 1366

Dog Shuts Down with Beeper

Folks I have a Vizsla who is just over a year. She is doing real well and hunting hard...my problem is if I use the beeper she shuts down and becomes a boot licker. I have ignored and she will break out partially but never really like she does without the beeper. I give her commands etc... I also ha...
by ddoyle
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Plight of the American Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1475

Re: The Plight of the American Hunter

I think the biggest challenge we have is the fact that when I was a kid even if your Dad didn't hunt he found somebody at work he trusted and you tagged along. I think the biggest challenge is people tend to keep quiet about there hunting unless the know the are around other hunters.
by ddoyle
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Locating dogs in thick cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1771

Re: Locating dogs in thick cover

I hunt a Vizsla so I feel your pain. Early season real difficult but I have bought the reflective color and used bells. My hearing sucks too so bell is hard to hear in thick cover. Beeper may be best choice.
by ddoyle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best way to get a dog to hunt dead?
Replies: 15
Views: 1517

Re: Best way to get a dog to hunt dead?

When hunting my dog pretty much ignores treats though. He's usually food motivated but when hunting he won't respond to treats until we're back at the truck. Sorry. To clarify I do this in yard work not while hunting. What you really are trying to do is get the dogs nose to the ground and this is a...
by ddoyle
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best way to get a dog to hunt dead?
Replies: 15
Views: 1517

Re: Best way to get a dog to hunt dead?

Stole this idea from someone on this board i believe...throw treats into the grass and then bring them in the area. I they begin working scent and finding the treats tell them hunt dead. Just a couple of times and the will learn to get their nose to the ground.
by ddoyle
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Start em Young
Replies: 76
Views: 5458

Re: Start em Young

This whole discussion about early training has to be based on Yes, Hence the 3rd sentence in the first paragraph of my OP. I wrote more on the use of PR, exposure, play retrieve, low pressure bird introduction and pointing drills which are all the opposite of force and negative consequences, in the...
by ddoyle
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Start em Young
Replies: 76
Views: 5458

Re: Start em Young

As an extremely novice trainer I am with Bill and Gone. Breeders can have wash out dogs. Where as if your hunting dog is also a family pet why risk a washout. You are gonna have that dogs for years as your wife and kids won't allow you to sell it as a pet to get a new gun dog. That is my philosophy ...
by ddoyle
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Stella Ready for Her New Home
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: VIDEO: Stella Ready for Her New Home

The reward bird is interesting! I hunted with a good ol’ boy in high school. He would give the dog the heart as he was cleaning birds. His thought was along yours...reward for working with me. I had a Vizsla thought was a pretty poor hunter then I cooked up a bunch of pheasant and shared it with her...
by ddoyle
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I think he likes his job !
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: I think he likes his job !

Great! Our opener is this weekend and I can't wait.
by ddoyle
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: *VIDEO* Winning Run From Handlers View
Replies: 43
Views: 2634

Re: *VIDEO* Winning Run From Handlers View

Nice video...I swore the judge said Dancing Sperm!
by ddoyle
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Peeing
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Dog Peeing

Thank you all!
by ddoyle
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Peeing
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Dog Peeing

Thank you all! J I told my son the same thing....told him he was probably pissing all over their house and it is just too disgusting to notice!
by ddoyle
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Peeing
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Dog Peeing

Thank you F Vizsla mine M GSP my kids who comes back. The marking just throws me because he can literally be running around peeing. Thought I would check here before Vet as he has no problem with him back at college. Thanks guys!
by ddoyle
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Peeing
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Dog Peeing

Thank you for the reply! Dribbling more describes the moving while peeing...it is a larger amount.
by ddoyle
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Peeing
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Dog Peeing

Folks, I have a year old Vizslas my son got a GSP in August. They were together for the whole summer with no issues. Now when he comes back from college the dogs pees around the house. To clarify right away I don’t think he is marking as it is more like dribbling as he moves about the house. Don’t b...
by ddoyle
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fatherly Advice: At what age did you take your kids hunting?
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Fatherly Advice: At what age did you take your kids hunting?

My advice as someone who raised three hunters... if she goes with you at that age it is about her not the hunt. Just like with a pup when she gets tired you are done. Also, for my kids (youngest being a girl) at first it was just as much about doing the guy stuff. If you can find a buddy with a kid ...
by ddoyle
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Total newb
Replies: 38
Views: 2554

Re: Total newb

I agree with Ray G on this as it also backs into one of the points in Perfect videos. Not introducing whoa around the point allows you to reinforce command without having to use pressure when dog is on point.
by ddoyle
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Total newb
Replies: 38
Views: 2554

Re: Total newb

I am sorry to pick at this sore BUT how would you ever even train with only love? If you train with love and dogs disobeys a command what do you do? Love ‘em until they kennel? I train a dog to work with me and not just obey me...makes time in the field much more enjoyable. How many times have you s...
by ddoyle
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do
Replies: 20
Views: 1633

Re: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do

Amen to above! It is a battle of wills and right now you dog is winning...
by ddoyle
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First covey ever - Busted
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: First covey ever - Busted

Amen Ezzy!
by ddoyle
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bitch in heat at inopportune time....
Replies: 10
Views: 1009

Re: Bitch in heat at inopportune time....

Hey I thought I posted this but I guess not...Just throwing out an idea here are you close to any GSP breeders or even kennels? Might be able to take the male there when not hunting and give you some peace and quiet at night. Now I am sure I will be piled on for what a horrible idea this is....
by ddoyle
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Total newb
Replies: 38
Views: 2554

Re: Total newb

Enjoy! Know you are gonna screw things up...correction time wrong, letting a bad behavior go because your tired etc... I love Perfect Start/Perfect Finish as it is a video and you can literally see what exactly they are telling you to do. Also, different dogs so all good and books can be hard if you...
by ddoyle
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just got a call from trainer: Advice needed
Replies: 62
Views: 4109

Re: Just got a call from trainer: Advice needed

I am most definitely a novice trainer but I would say per your words she has only hurt your dog. The point of the launcher is not let the dog get to close. Also, “held a bird” if they are not showing interest did she tease? Did she try to bring out prey drive? Did she pull flight feathers and let yo...
by ddoyle
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just got a call from trainer: Advice needed
Replies: 62
Views: 4109

Re: Just got a call from trainer: Advice needed

Didn't see anybody ask about breeder. What are their thoughts? How did you find this trainer?
by ddoyle
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog smells but no point
Replies: 20
Views: 1591

Re: Dog smells but no point

Springer agree basically is Perfect Start (and I am sure others). When you notice they catch scent next movement launch. They will learn their movement causes the bird to fly and must stand still (point) for bird to stay.