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by tailcrackin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 4 year old Setter
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: 4 year old Setter

There's a little bit more to working a 4 year old puppy. Birds can help, and will. But you have to watch him and his actions with the bird. More birds, might, might get his head racing, a lot......and that will overlay to the next find, and next find. Where are you from? Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Why won't this backing dog (machine) work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Why won't this backing dog (machine) work?

I believe so on 2 sets of batteries. Might look n see if D size is available n lithium at Walmart. If not will be at radio shack. Were you able to find other battery on top I spoke of? You're welcome to pm. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Why won't this backing dog (machine) work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Why won't this backing dog (machine) work?

Underneath the carrying handle there's a long battery that you need to charge. I charged under 6 volt area on my charger. Plus, Walmart now sells lithium 9 volt. These are for electronics under the dog. Hope this helps!! Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Examples of "pressure"
Replies: 16
Views: 4150

Re: Examples of "pressure"

The sitting, in my opinion, isn't from pressure, its confusion. Most don't take the time to teach, its a "hurry up" and learn it, type of work. When you get, a/the sitting, you have gotta step back, and think, what haven't I shown, or why isn't the dog understanding what I am asking. It doesn't both...
by tailcrackin
Thu May 12, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Young Pup Learning to be Steady
Replies: 13
Views: 3960

Re: VIDEO: Young Pup Learning to be Steady

Your video posted, contradicts, everything, that you have said on, or about, the "Higgins Method". You also, are using the ecollar, to stop the dog, on the chase. If not, he/she wouldn't bark, nor, be wanting to do the sitting, when, it isn't allowed the chase. You tell the dog to flush, I guess, at...
by tailcrackin
Wed May 11, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Young Pup Learning to be Steady
Replies: 13
Views: 3960

Re: VIDEO: Young Pup Learning to be Steady

Mr. Higgins, I am curious why you are going back to the west method for your dog work. How come you have again switched away from the "Higgins Method"? Before, you tried to sell, that no dog ever needed the ecollar, pinch collar, or even a check cord. This dog here, has it all. Why doesn't your meth...
by tailcrackin
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to KC Help
Replies: 10
Views: 2876

Re: New to KC Help

Keep an open mind, on your training with a viz. The breed is smart, doesn't forget, nor forgive. Get with John Markham, he is VJohn on here, located in Manhatten. He is also a viz guy, and works with rescue group on the breed. He is a great guy, and loves the red dogs. He owns a nice bitch I worked ...
by tailcrackin
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: backing/honoring
Replies: 37
Views: 12706

Re: backing/honoring

I would set my training up, just like the trial. Brace mate wise, go to different area, than your working area. A lot of people tend to think, because the dog is at the home grounds, and its broke.....its gonna be broke, in other places. They will work into, being broke on the new grounds, but will ...
by tailcrackin
Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: backing/honoring
Replies: 37
Views: 12706

Re: backing/honoring

Yea it can be a lot of check cord work. if the dog is broke on its game, your ecollar work, and everything else, is sound?? Right?? You sound like you have played with cord long enough, and the dog is sorta playing you now. See what I am saying? A lot of the good dogs, don't enjoy backing. But, with...
by tailcrackin
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: E collar and force fetching
Replies: 18
Views: 5673

Re: E collar and force fetching

The vid could help, and it might not. There is a lot of little steps, that could be missed by the handler. Giving the dog a little time, to cool its mind down, or getting it a little excited, because of the prior work, being to strong. Letting the dog walk around on the table, prior to starting thin...
by tailcrackin
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Let's see/or tell us what your favorite training tool is
Replies: 35
Views: 14125

Re: Let's see/or tell us what your favorite training tool is

I would say a check cord. I have worked an helped/shown, a lot of people with even just a cord. Rope, and or air hose, can be widely, and usually easily purchased. I will adjust my timing, and my hands, to help get done, what I need to get done. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: trainer for the casual hunter
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Re: trainer for the casual hunter

The systems, should be taught, for any dog, at any level. Good hands, will allow the space, and help, the method fit the dog, not make the dog, fit the method. That is a big sentence. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need help with retrieving and swimming
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

Re: Need help with retrieving and swimming

Will he retrieve a pigeon on the ground? Help him so he does......quail are to lil, and cant take much. The pigeons will help the dog use eyes, and once your ground work, is happening pretty well, go to water. It should overlay nicely. big thing when at water, start small, work into big. Give the do...
by tailcrackin
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: trainer for the casual hunter
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Re: trainer for the casual hunter

It takes as long as it takes. You cant set a time on the work. You don't have a clue with the animal, how long its gonna be before, you can build the trust, and team work......between the dog and yourself. All you can really do, is work what you got, be fair, and patient. The rest will build. A dog ...
by tailcrackin
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Let's see/or tell us what your favorite training tool is
Replies: 35
Views: 14125

Re: Let's see/or tell us what your favorite training tool is

Check cord, Duct tape.
Check cord for the dog to assist, or help assist it.
Duct tape for the peoples mouths watching whats going on, and wanting to whoa the dog, and not realizing.....they are even doing it.
Consistency and patience
Good post also Mellar,
Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need help with retrieving and swimming
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

Re: Need help with retrieving and swimming

Does the dog like birds? You can use electrical tape, and tape a wing of a pigeon to the body. Leave other wing loose. Pigeon will flap on the water, and most times, is all that it talks to get dog off the bank. The electrical tape, will pull off easy, and not harm the bird for re use. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Transitioning away from Check Cord
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Re: Transitioning away from Check Cord

What you are seeing, with the cord off, is what I have mentioned on here as, "self employment. With the cord on, its all team, with it off, lol, screw you Dad. That's not a bad thing, its a very typical action from a dog, of any breed. If the check cord, is what it takes to help the dog act/re act, ...
by tailcrackin
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Huntsmith vs. Training with Mo
Replies: 7
Views: 2510

Re: Huntsmith vs. Training with Mo

You get into the method, that makes sense, and works for your thoughts. If you don't understand things, the dog will have hard time also. That's because of the presentation, with any method. With Mo, method, we have a group on Facebook, that I would be happy to get you into. It is all variations of ...
by tailcrackin
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Range question
Replies: 26
Views: 8319

Re: Range question

Every dog, has a comfort range. Every dog is different, so is comfort range. Expect that. The thing that I would focus on, is the rest of the dog. Is the dog running that big, to get away from you, or be an outlaw? Or, is it really hunting when running? OR, even, is it honestly finding that much, wh...
by tailcrackin
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A flagger
Replies: 18
Views: 5058

Re: A flagger

Sure either the check cord, or ecollar. Most depends on or where the dog is at in training, I am assuming here, the dog is pretty steady, or broke?? Sometimes, a dog needs the chase, and knock a little more. I have worked with the dog, and let it go up and find the bird, and just stood there, outta ...
by tailcrackin
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A flagger
Replies: 18
Views: 5058

Re: A flagger

Sounds like, they dog hasn't got the "knock" out of it yet. With both of your dogs doing the same thing. Just an opinion, on what you have written. The most common issue with flaggers, tends to be a dog, that's close to being, ready for the steady work. Or, a dog that has steadied, really fast, real...
by tailcrackin
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Good vizsla trainers in kc area?
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: Good vizsla trainers in kc area?

Lot of good trainers all over the united states. talk with people, ask questions, find a method the makes sense to you. That way, when they are trying to teach you, it'll make sense. Might talk with VJohn, John Markham, I did a seminar for him, few years back. John might know of some, in the area. H...
by tailcrackin
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Labrador training
Replies: 20
Views: 5050

Re: Labrador training

Whew, dog work, is dog work. You adjust to help every breed. You, sometimes have to let common sense over weigh the program a little.....to work threw the speed bump. Then, help the dog threw, and soon, you'll be back in swing of things. Start small and build to go big. If your dog is showing confus...
by tailcrackin
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Amateur trainer help
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

Re: Amateur trainer help

I'll second Mo's book. Vizsla's can be odd ducks at times. They mature very slowly, and don't forget, or forgive, who done what? Lol The good things about the book, and the method, we adjust to method to fit each dog individually. Every dog acts, thinks, and responds differently, to everything we do...
by tailcrackin
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Labrador training
Replies: 20
Views: 5050

Re: Labrador training

When you are changing areas, you are "in dogs mind" allowing a rule change. Man, its not got a thing to do with the ecollar work, its the teaching work. Back step just a little, and work the dog in a piece of the pasture, and then as dog gets back into the swing with the change, work down to the pon...
by tailcrackin
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training ???s For a New/Older Pup...(and a New Trainer)
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

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

Maurice is a good one. He will help you learn, if you want to. You can also go to Facebook, and friend him. We have a very nice group of trainers/hunters/field trailers on there. They all train, with the method, he will use on your dog. Maurice and I also do a seminar at Martha Greenlee's kennel in ...
by tailcrackin
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Leaving point?
Replies: 56
Views: 17169

Re: Leaving point?

Good on being silent. most don't know how to, when dogs figuring things out. I wanted to say, let it knock a few, that way it could chase, and loosen up. Assuming its a brit by your picture. They can get lil funky, if wake up on wrong side of the bed sometimes. lol You sometimes, have to adjust acco...
by tailcrackin
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: E-COLLARS INTRODUCTION
Replies: 7
Views: 2123

Re: E-COLLARS INTRODUCTION

It will help you, and the dog if you allow the ecollar to be an extension of the check cord. Get the dog to start doing pretty well, with the check cord first. When you get a collar, the dog should be wearing it at all times while working, that way when you start overlaying things....its isn't somet...
by tailcrackin
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Interested in the buddy stick......but
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: Interested in the buddy stick......but

Lol, hands are never full, just fair. Early 30's didn't have pvc, I don't believe. Like I mentioned, and you forgot to quote, the most important part, for the poster......... find the method that makes the best sense to you, and go with it. If the poster understands it, whatever the method, it will ...
by tailcrackin
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Interested in the buddy stick......but
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: Interested in the buddy stick......but

E.R. Schelley, or Shelly, started it, way back, in the early 30's. It disappeared for a long time, Buddy came back out with it. You find a method that works best for you, and you understand the best. A scared dog, will never learn. From, what ever method it comes from. If you have got to scare, or i...
by tailcrackin
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Labrador Retriever Puppy - Where to start gun traning?
Replies: 10
Views: 4050

Re: New Labrador Retriever Puppy - Where to start gun traning?

Agree with Timewise65 comments. Bill Hillmans puppy video, and Jackies sound beginning's, are priceless in my book. Very good, way of doing things. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Learning to Manage Running Chukar
Replies: 9
Views: 3204

Re: VIDEO: Learning to Manage Running Chukar

Brad also says in his signature,
Handlers: Be silent in the hunt. Allow the dog the freedom to do his work.
I guess the key words for the day, were "easy now," and a strong "HEEEEYYYYYYY."
lol. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Thu May 21, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: .22 Blanks??
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

Re: .22 Blanks??

Any home improvement center, in the tool area. Will have 22 crimps for what they call a ramset gun. Its for driving nails into concrete. The brown box works very well. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training DVD questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Training DVD questions

Bill Hillman has some very nice ones. Works dogs at different levels or stages in training. His puppy vid is really good imo. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Flank Collar
Replies: 45
Views: 17981

Re: Flank Collar

Tejas, Occasionally a dog will sit when stimulated on the neck , you are usually using either to much heat, or to much stimulation. To much of either, and the dog will usually get nervous, and sit Evan, You are on the money, to an extent. With The West/Lindley Method, that AZ BRITT GUY mentioned.......
by tailcrackin
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Launcher Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5397

Re: Launcher Questions

Man, you aren't bursting my bubble. I can compare posts, and the start dates, for each of us, to the forum. You started 2012, and have 1196, I started 2005 and, I have 389. I guess my computer time, and yours, is a little different. Gosh, I hate snow days, and remember now, exactly why, I stayed awa...
by tailcrackin
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Launcher Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5397

Re: Launcher Questions

Ask Evan, why the retriever guys, use black/white for marks, and the start of handling drills and don't use/start with orange then? They want the dogs to be able to use the eyes.....the young or started dog learning how to build their eyes, and trust of the teacher. A dog cant see orange at a distan...
by tailcrackin
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Launcher Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5397

Re: Launcher Questions

If you are free running, I can understand the speed bump. But, if the dog has shown you that it totally understands what's happening and why.....by its actions. You should have advanced them on to loose birds. If the dog is standing everything well, and you have allowed some of the giving its legs b...
by tailcrackin
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Launcher Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5397

Re: Launcher Questions

Hey Don, I use blaze orange yarn, dogs are color blind, and its small, but useful. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Launcher Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 5397

Re: Launcher Questions

Shae, in my opinion, launchers are to help a dog, that are/could be making mistakes with birds. You read up a little, on different methods, and find one that makes sense to you. Reason I say it this way, is for the dog........if your teaching doesn't make sense to you, it wont to do the dog either. ...
by tailcrackin
Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa when on point?
Replies: 15
Views: 4833

Re: Whoa when on point?

It seems to help calm the person, more than the dog. Dogs don't understand English. They understand tone. If you feel you need to intimidate the dog to stand there, while you do your part of the job..........you haven't taught the job fully. Dogs are usually a bird away from a blow up, accept that, ...
by tailcrackin
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon
Replies: 32
Views: 10078

Re: How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon

The dog sounds young n green. I'd try and as fair as I could. Let it hunt an enjoy it. Manners will follow in time. You can't ever make a fair correction if dog never gets to make a mistake. It's a pup. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Sat May 31, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for Trainer in CA
Replies: 11
Views: 2935

Re: Looking for Trainer in CA

You might try and call Al Bianchi - Orion Kennels. He is an amatuer, but is honest on his dogs. He might know a good one to send to, and he is located in Red Bluff Ca. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Wed May 28, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need a trainer in Tennessee
Replies: 19
Views: 6097

Re: Need a trainer in Tennessee

J Paul is a good one, tell him Jonesy, says hi! I bought a 11 mo old female off him named "Mouse" that was popping on the blind work. I taught her the extra confidence needed, and she worked out very well, and the popping quit. Reedblackwell, there are alot of good pros, some you might have to trave...
by tailcrackin
Wed May 07, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Eating birds
Replies: 43
Views: 13932

Re: Eating birds

Increase its feeding intake. Sounds hungry, honestly. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Steady to Flush, Shot & Fall + Retrieve & Honor
Replies: 18
Views: 4490

Re: VIDEO: Steady to Flush, Shot & Fall + Retrieve & Honor

I find the evolution from the West method
to what might be described as a cooperative approach interesting.
It is, and all dogs work with the method very easily. It makes sense to the dog......and the people working, or teaching it. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Train myself or find a trainer
Replies: 62
Views: 17870

Re: Train myself or find a trainer

Chris, you look into several of the methods, find out what makes sense to you the best. Reason why, if it doesn't make sense to you, its not gonna make sense to your dog. You will have a hard time, teaching something that doesn't make any sense to you. I would be interested in getting some pigeons p...
by tailcrackin
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for a good trainer
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Looking for a good trainer

They aren't GSPs with long hair!
That is a really good joke/statement, most think, and treat, like they are. Thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for a good trainer
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Looking for a good trainer

Maurice is a good one, he would be a lot closer to you, than it am. Either one of us be happy to help, thanks Jonesy
by tailcrackin
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Wont Point
Replies: 67
Views: 12073

Re: Puppy Wont Point

Would you like to borrow my "training with mo" book? :D

That was good one Bonasa!! Loved it!!

You have to have an open mind, and thoughts, with the book, and the dog work. Thanks Jonesy