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by pointshootretrieve
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23643

Re: Bird Dog Wars

All dogs should be steady to wing shot and fall to be allowed to run. An unsteady dog is a safety hazard I was never run over by an unsteady dog, guess I was just lucky as I never used a steady dog when hunting pheasants. Oh Ezzy only you :lol: I am sure you have never heard of a dog being shot hun...
by pointshootretrieve
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 23643

Re: Bird Dog Wars

All dogs should be steady to wing shot and fall to be allowed to run. An unsteady dog is a safety hazard
by pointshootretrieve
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very Frustrated
Replies: 12
Views: 3816

Re: Very Frustrated

What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
You may be steady at the blind to pass a test but having multiple gunners jump up out of the blind and start blazing is a whole different ball game. :wink:
by pointshootretrieve
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New DD pup
Replies: 15
Views: 4584

Re: New DD pup

Very nice!

Tell us more about where you got the pup, etc.
by pointshootretrieve
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maine Grouse trip next year- some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Maine Grouse trip next year- some questions

Don't forget your camera and buy the Maine gazeteer. If you are out and about in the Katahdin area the scenery is wonderful.
by pointshootretrieve
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Spaniel Training Help
Replies: 19
Views: 3069

Re: New Spaniel Training Help

Pick up " Training The Sporting Dog " by Donald Smith and Ervin Jones. Everything you need is in there
by pointshootretrieve
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tell Me About Pudelpointers
Replies: 18
Views: 7950

Re: Tell Me About Pudelpointers

Another and video of when he was 10-12 weeks

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by pointshootretrieve
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tell Me About Pudelpointers
Replies: 18
Views: 7950

Re: Tell Me About Pudelpointers

This is my boy Buck who turned (2) in June. In the photos he was between 13-16 mos http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y337/sportfish20/004-1.jpg http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y337/sportfish20/007-1.jpg I started with Springers some (20+) yrs ago then went to a Labrador and soon after decided ...
by pointshootretrieve
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 350663

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

MHWH wrote:pointshootretrieve,

Pudelpointer?

Nice looking dog.

Mike
Yes Ripsnorter's Buck Thanks!
by pointshootretrieve
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 350663

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

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by pointshootretrieve
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Curious FF
Replies: 11
Views: 2626

Re: Curious FF

A leash bud :lol: There not supposed to go until commanded :wink:
by pointshootretrieve
Tue May 14, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting the calm around game
Replies: 34
Views: 6973

Re: Getting the calm around game

I did this more or less to show that he doesn't act like a complete lunatic. And you CANNOT set up a dog for success 100% of the time IMHO, how will they know right from wrong? For instance when a dog has shown me he can trail I mean really trail I then take the item away when he returns w/o the ite...
by pointshootretrieve
Tue May 14, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting the calm around game
Replies: 34
Views: 6973

Re: Getting the calm around game

I actually teach steady to shot and flush before pointing comes into play always have. The happy feet starts when I come into the picture to flush the bird, IMO he is anticipating the flush and his brain starts going a 1000 MPH and so goes his feet. If I were to stand off he would be pointing until...
by pointshootretrieve
Mon May 13, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting the calm around game
Replies: 34
Views: 6973

Re: Getting the calm around game

Looks normal and ready to train to me, real nice looking pup. Mo Thanks he is a very nice dog! I get him calmed down around game and get his lining and handling down and we will run some different venues. For a young dog he has done exceptional to this point and I am in no hurry, he is my gundog/bu...
by pointshootretrieve
Mon May 13, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting the calm around game
Replies: 34
Views: 6973

Re: Getting the calm around game

This is the little booger on the chain gang, this was the first time on it since last summer so this is not something we practice. As you will see in the poorly shot video :mrgreen: he is not a mexican jumping bean displaying nervous behavior, he did want to lay down a couple times where I put my fo...
by pointshootretrieve
Sat May 11, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting the calm around game
Replies: 34
Views: 6973

Re: Getting the calm around game

I will use the e-collar around birds when I have one that just loves to rip birds, I will say they must have the right temperament. I have never had one of my own rip birds over and over it is always someone elses mess :mrgreen:
by pointshootretrieve
Fri May 10, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting the calm around game
Replies: 34
Views: 6973

Re: Getting the calm around game

Interesting. As with most everyone time is of the essence and this may just be the crux of my problems. I should be taking him away from the situation for another day instead of correcting and forcing it through. I will give it a shot maybe he needs to be taken away from the situation for a few or m...
by pointshootretrieve
Fri May 10, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting the calm around game
Replies: 34
Views: 6973

Re: Getting the calm around game

I actually teach steady to shot and flush before pointing comes into play always have. The happy feet starts when I come into the picture to flush the bird, IMO he is anticipating the flush and his brain starts going a 1000 MPH and so goes his feet. If I were to stand off he would be pointing until ...
by pointshootretrieve
Thu May 09, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting the calm around game
Replies: 34
Views: 6973

Re: Getting the calm around game

The dog will stop and stand to voice hand and whistle. When on a woah " anywhere " after standing a while he reverts to sitting and left long enough lies down, this is after quite sometime. I set him in the middle of all the action at clinics and he won't go anywhere with or without me in sight. His...
by pointshootretrieve
Wed May 08, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting the calm around game
Replies: 34
Views: 6973

Getting the calm around game

What are you guys doing to get a dog calm around game? I am working with a 2 (yr) that gets happy feet, rears back, and is everything but calm around game. I have him so he is not going off chasing but needs to calm the frig down.
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 28 gauge on Phez
Replies: 34
Views: 6096

Re: 28 gauge on Phez

Please explain the 28's limitations? The one I shoot patterns better than any 12 pattern I have seen. Shot string is the different for one but not sure of any others?
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you hunt your trial dog?
Replies: 33
Views: 8745

Re: Do you hunt your trial dog?

There is a whole gaggle of guys who run coverdog trials on wild birds. These dogs don't learn the ways of the ruffed grouse by seeding a field with pen raised quail.
by pointshootretrieve
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: High powered rifle questions.
Replies: 18
Views: 4122

Re: High powered rifle questions.

Buy or build an AR in 6.8 SPC perfect cartridge for deer, hogs out too 300 yards.
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Labrador for bird hunting?
Replies: 22
Views: 4161

Re: Labrador for bird hunting?

Pick up the " Orange book " by The American Hunting Dog Club it goes into detail how to get your flushing dog all trained up.
by pointshootretrieve
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little issue that needs cleaning up
Replies: 21
Views: 4368

Re: A little issue that needs cleaning up

There is certainly no shortage of enthusiasm with this dog and I usually only do birdwork 1-2 times a week and 2-3 other days we are training with retriever trialers. Not sure what you mean about keeping everything natural? Put birds in places wild birds would be. Use different fields constantly. D...
by pointshootretrieve
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little issue that needs cleaning up
Replies: 21
Views: 4368

Re: A little issue that needs cleaning up

Not seeing this first hand but knowing some and seeing this dog as a pup: I think it is just a maturity issue. I bet with the wild bird season coming things will straighten them selves out. Your dog is young and you have asked a lot of this dog. You train a often. As you know I Love that little bug...
by pointshootretrieve
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little issue that needs cleaning up
Replies: 21
Views: 4368

Re: A little issue that needs cleaning up

I'd try putting him on launchers; when he flags or drop's intensity, pop a bird. You can also have more than one launcher at a site, popping a second bird after a few second delay. Shoot birds over him, it builds enthusiasm and interest. Don't overdo the bird work; you'll bore him. Much of what you...
by pointshootretrieve
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little issue that needs cleaning up
Replies: 21
Views: 4368

Re: A little issue that needs cleaning up

I like the thought process and I'm guessing its how someone taught whoa. I have seen some people go up to a steady dog and continue saying whoa with thief every attempt to flush a bird. The dog ends up melting and almost hitting the ground. But u see where flagging is happening.[/quote] One thing I ...
by pointshootretrieve
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little issue that needs cleaning up
Replies: 21
Views: 4368

Re: A little issue that needs cleaning up

I have a feeling it's not the bird that bother's him but rather the whoa. I believe you said he was good on birds but then started going south on you. You mentioned the only pressure this dog has seen has seen around birds is being picked up and put back. I don't set a dog back but that should not ...
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little issue that needs cleaning up
Replies: 21
Views: 4368

Re: A little issue that needs cleaning up

I believe the best and most low pressure way to achieve what you are after is with yardwork. There is pressure, but not around birds. It is obedience type pressure and most dogs can take a goodly amount of obedience pressure without any negative consequences on their birdwork. I would utilize heel/w...
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little issue that needs cleaning up
Replies: 21
Views: 4368

Re: A little issue that needs cleaning up

I will not set young dogs back..agree that though you think you are being gentle your body language is entirely different to a dog as to the dog you are coming towering over then bending over for the physical contact ...this is all domineering actions to a dogs perspective..do it to much some dogs ...
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A little issue that needs cleaning up
Replies: 21
Views: 4368

Re: A little issue that needs cleaning up

He softens and flags because even though you think you are not being rough........................ you are,lay off of him and kill,IMO picking a dog up and setting him back is B.S. that serves no purpose,If you were to spill milk on the floor you can't get it back in the glass,the damage is done,if...
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A little issue that needs cleaning up
Replies: 21
Views: 4368

A little issue that needs cleaning up

I have been working a young dog all summer on steadiness, he is doing great for the most part but I see something that is bugging me. Let me start by saying the only pressure this dog has seen around birds other than being picked up and put back if moved is when chasing, I also keep QUIET not saying...
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should I trial my hunting dog? updated
Replies: 26
Views: 5031

Re: Should I trial my hunting dog?

Enter several. It's gonna be new to you and the dog. has your dog hunted around horse's. A horse can shut down a dog not used to them. What about a gallery on horse's? That can be intimidating for the dog. If it goes badly the first couple time's, try a couple more and talk to people there to fined...
by pointshootretrieve
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do leading up to a trial/test
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

What do you do leading up to a trial/test

What type of routines and or rituals do you follow the week leading up to a test or trial? Just exercise, training, light, heavy, etc?
by pointshootretrieve
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: bird training
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: bird training

No what you are describing is delayed chase. You should collar, lead, the dog away and get his mind off of that missed bird and work off in another direction. When you get solid obedience you can give the dog a LEAVE IT and HEEL command and walk off and hunt in another direction. And did I read you ...
by pointshootretrieve
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What Breed Did You Start With
Replies: 40
Views: 5942

Re: What Breed Did You Start With

Springer then Labrador, GSP, GWP, DD, Pointer, now Pudelpointer.
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: [Video] Fetching the big birds...
Replies: 9
Views: 2945

Re: [Video] Fetching the big birds...

Good job, the energy you put out certainly carries over in your dog. Only thing I would do is NOT let the dog spit the bird in your hand, I would make the dog hold until you actually took the bird away with the release command. I can go up and test him by tapping on the bird and so forth without hi...
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pigeon loft
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: New pigeon loft

I built that loft for my first and used wire on the floor so the droppings would hit the ground and I could just rake it out of the sand. I then moved up to a Redrose loft and am now looking to build another.
by pointshootretrieve
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: [Video] Fetching the big birds...
Replies: 9
Views: 2945

Re: [Video] Fetching the big birds...

Good job, the energy you put out certainly carries over in your dog. Only thing I would do is NOT let the dog spit the bird in your hand, I would make the dog hold until you actually took the bird away with the release command.
by pointshootretrieve
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Backing board
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Backing board

Thank you! That's pretty clever
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Backing board
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Backing board

Anyone know where to get a backing board or even a template for one?
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winter roading alternative...
Replies: 19
Views: 4745

Re: Winter roading alternative...

It all depends on the individual dog. My Pointer would take you for 30 minutes of white knuckled heck before getting down to a reasonable pace, my PP would be OK. I prefer a dog sled in the winter, it is much safer for all parties involved :wink:
by pointshootretrieve
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Traditions 209 primer pistol?
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: Traditions 209 primer pistol?

How about those Orange alpha 209 blankers??
by pointshootretrieve
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
Replies: 7
Views: 4677

Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic

Anyone picked up one of these? Was thinking of buying one to shoot sporting clays, skeet, trap.
by pointshootretrieve
Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Book Recommendation?
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Book Recommendation?

+1 on the orange book. its good for both pointers and flushers . it seems to have alot of detail. im suprised i dont see it recommended more often. I guess I am a little biased as I spent nearly 15 years with the group and held the training directors job for ( 4 ) as well as becoming a judge under ...
by pointshootretrieve
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Book Recommendation?
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Book Recommendation?

The Orange book by The American Hunting Dog Club. By Don Smith and Ervin Jones
by pointshootretrieve
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How long are your hunts?
Replies: 28
Views: 7131

Re: How long are your hunts?

We hunt as many covers in a day that time allows, none of the covers allow a 4 hour hunt let alone an 8. I will say the dogs are never down more than 2 hours at a whack here in the north woods of Maine. When we hunted in North Dakota the seasoned vets would get nearly 3 hours on the ground and then ...
by pointshootretrieve
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: toyota tacoma (05-09) safety recall....
Replies: 40
Views: 8784

Re: toyota tacoma (05-09) safety recall....

This thread made me laugh. Being in a family who sold new GM cars and trucks for nearly 50 yrs growing up I didn't even consider any other vehicle. Tried out a few Fords eventually and other than front ends, ball joints, etc had pretty good luck with them. Finally tried out my first Toyota and am so...
by pointshootretrieve
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: collar around the flank
Replies: 13
Views: 4065

Re: collar around the flank

Sounds to me like you only collar conditioned for one command "here"? And you may not have even done that properly? If you haven't go back and collar condition properly AROUND THE HOUSE to commands the dog has been taught and knows.