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by rinker
Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My dog needs help.
Replies: 33
Views: 10190

Re: My dog needs help.

I wouldn't jump to conclusions. How did the other dogs there look and act. I don't think a trainer would pick out one dog to abuse. If all of the other dogs there looked and acted happy and healthy then I would think there is some kind of specific issue with your dog. I own several dogs and keep the...
by rinker
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difference in Homing and Feral Pigeons
Replies: 32
Views: 9220

Re: Difference in Homing and Feral Pigeons

A homing pigeon is the equivalent of an English setter or Labrador retriever that was bred on purpose to do a specific job. A feral pigeon is the equivalent of a mixed breed dog that may or may not have a little setter or lab in him.
by rinker
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Field trial ad
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

Re: Field trial ad

"How can they pull that off?" We haven't pulled it off yet. I think we need close to 30 entries to break even. We will also make a little money from the kitchen. This should be a nice trial for someone to enter or attend that hasn't competed in a trial before. The average hunting dog should fit righ...
by rinker
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Field trial ad
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

Field trial ad

Upcoming Indiana walking field trial.
by rinker
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use
Replies: 83
Views: 22919

Re: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use

A week ago I would not have 'realistically' thought that the AKC would put a representative on a national news show to explain that ecollars are bad.
by rinker
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shooting at Hullet Conservation Area Region 13
Replies: 10
Views: 3353

Re: Shooting at Hullet Conservation Area Region 13

Has there been any update on this. Was it some kind of random act?
by rinker
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use
Replies: 83
Views: 22919

Re: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use

I tried to send an email using the link in Fuzznut's comment above, and it didn't work. Can someone give me a little help?
by rinker
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A Little Help Here
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

Re: A Little Help Here

When he points deer beds or butterflies or whatever, just keep walking and treat it like a non event. NO, to training scents.
by rinker
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Little Advice Please
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

Re: Little Advice Please

Get the dog out in the field as often as possible. Run him through different types of cover. Change directions frequently and make him find you and find the front. If you have access to wild birds then run him in areas where he can find them. Have no expectations concerning bird work. Let him point,...
by rinker
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Number of launchers
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Number of launchers

I have three, and I frequently push the wrong button and launch the wrong bird. If I had any more than three I would be so confused I would never launch the correct bird.
by rinker
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Indiana field trial
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Indiana field trial

To my knowledge there has not been an American Field walking field trial held in the state of Indiana since 2002. We are going to have one this year. There will be an NBHA trial held on the grounds of the bird dog club at Amo Indiana on October 11 & 12. We will have four amateur stakes, puppy, derby...
by rinker
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pup pointing to far off
Replies: 86
Views: 22094

Re: pup pointing to far off

That dog is worthless and can not be fixed. Send him to me and get yourself another one.
by rinker
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog pooping in the house?
Replies: 20
Views: 5949

Re: Dog pooping in the house?

Keep the dog in an outdoor kennel and let her poop whenever she wants.
by rinker
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: LOOKING FOR INEZ SMITH RESULTS
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: LOOKING FOR INEZ SMITH RESULTS

Erin's War Creek wins 1st place in the Inez Smith AM Shooting Dog Classic for owner, Allen Linder with Brian Sanchez handling. Erin's Boxcar Willie places 2nd in the Inez Smith AM Shooting Dog Classic for owner / handler, Greg Strausbaugh. Calico's Cowboy Cassanova places 3rd in the Inez Smith AM Sh...
by rinker
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Crate in vehicle?
Replies: 27
Views: 8931

Re: Crate in vehicle?

I have never actually taught a dog to load in the truck/box. Some dogs pick it up and do it with no problem and others never do. I have come to the conclusion that I would prefer that they did not load themselves. I have a dog now that loads herself with no problem. She just picked it up on her own ...
by rinker
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone have any Roller Pigeons in thier coop?
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Anyone have any Roller Pigeons in thier coop?

I would like to have some rollers, I think they are amazing. I don't want them breeding with my homers, however, and maintaining two lofts is too much work right now.
by rinker
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: muck boots and hsus
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: muck boots and hsus

I usually do not buy in to conspiracy theories or internet rumors, etc... I have been following this and I don't like how Muck is handling it. It is certainly possible that this was simply a mistake made by an unknowing employee, but it's a pretty darn big mistake. The explanation and apology offere...
by rinker
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: E collars
Replies: 8
Views: 3523

Re: E collars

I use a pro 500 G3 with 3 collars. I am considering buying another one so I can run more than 3 dogs at a time. I'm just afraid that I will be eternally confused with 2 transmitters.
by rinker
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Heat Cycle
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: First Heat Cycle

Heat cycle should last about three weeks. I would still be careful for another week after that. I go on training like nothing happened as long as there is no chance of contact with an intact male.
by rinker
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age for bird intro and hunting
Replies: 33
Views: 7273

Re: Age for bird intro and hunting

I have pointers but I do not use the PS/PF system. I expose puppies to birds at 10 to 12 weeks. I try to wait until the puppy is big and bold enough that a bird isn't going to scare him. I may have fired a .22 crimp around a 3 month old puppy, but probably not a shotgun yet. For this reason I would ...
by rinker
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Trainer, New Dog. Guidance appreciated!
Replies: 29
Views: 9263

Re: New Trainer, New Dog. Guidance appreciated!

It sounds to me like he has never worn a collar or been on a leash and he's freaking out 'because something's got him'. I would tie him out for short periods of time. Pound a stake in the ground and put a short chain on it. Attach his collar to the chain and leave. He will soon realize that he is be...
by rinker
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shoot more birds with pointer?
Replies: 24
Views: 7669

Re: Shoot more birds with pointer?

When I approach a pointing dog I always try to do so in such a way that I will get a good safe shot. When grouse hunting I am always looking for an opening in the trees where I might get a shot. Sometimes this works out perfectly, but more often it doesn't.
by rinker
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog bit wild animal over weekend. Should I be worried?
Replies: 11
Views: 3009

Re: Dog bit wild animal over weekend. Should I be worried?

Coon hunters go through this exact same scenario three or four times a night, for 50 or more nights a year. I have never heard of any issues with it.
by rinker
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tethering/hobbling pigeons
Replies: 31
Views: 18826

Re: Tethering/hobbling pigeons

I tried carding a pigeon one time. I used a piece of card board that I thought would be big enough. I tied it to the pigeon's leg and let him go. I thought that he would fly fifty yards or so out into the field and land. He flew all the way across the field that I was training in, landed at the top ...
by rinker
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Starting from 18 months....go
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: GSP Starting from 18 months....go

Do you have access to at least one pigeon? If so, take a four feet or so piece of 3/4 or 1/2 inch pvc pipe, or a broom handle will do. Drill a hole in the end and tie a three feet piece of twine to it, tie the other end to a pigeon's leg. Take the dog to the field, carry the pigeon in one hand and t...
by rinker
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa post
Replies: 16
Views: 4509

Re: Whoa post

Going to a seminar would be a great idea. I would like to attend a seminar at some point, but I have used the whoa post successfully with several dogs. While I don't think it is something that can be explained easily in a few sentences, I don't think that it's rocket surgery either. It would be best...
by rinker
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Running GSP
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Re: Running GSP

I agree that the dog probably needs more exercise. The cheapest and easiest fencing solution is to run a strand of electric fencing along your existing fence. A good charger is less than $200. A ground rod, some wire and some insulated connectors will cost another $50, maybe less. Run the wire about...
by rinker
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thoughts on keeping multiple pups from the same litter?
Replies: 16
Views: 4312

Re: Thoughts on keeping multiple pups from the same litter?

I always keep two or three. For the first year or so, I don't think it is any more effort, or time to run two or three puppies than it is to run one. I run them in a gang and let them knock and chase birds, and they are usually backing each other very quickly. I can also sort them out and decide whi...
by rinker
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Indiana field trial
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Indiana field trial

To my knowledge there has not been an American Field sanctioned, walking shooting dog field trial held in the state of Indiana since 2002. We are going to hold one this fall. The trial will be the weekend of October 11 and 12. It will be held at the bird dog club located near Amo, Indiana. This is o...
by rinker
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Field trial forum / website
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: Field trial forum / website

by rinker
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anger in the Buttry house.
Replies: 29
Views: 8762

Re: Anger in the Buttry house.

I could be wrong and your welcome to correct me. My understanding is that a female goes through a 'false pregnancy' every time they cycle (unless they have a real pregnancy). Some false pregnancies are more obvious than others. This is why a standard pregnancy test will not work on dogs, because it ...
by rinker
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon Coop question
Replies: 20
Views: 5334

Re: Pigeon Coop question

I'm no expert, but I think that you have a couple of things going on. First of all, you may very well have a bully in the group that needs to be culled. Secondly, your coop is over crowded. The common rule is 2 square feet of floor space per bird. 4 x 4 = 16 square feet, or room for 8 birds.
by rinker
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seeking advice on transporting dog in back of truck
Replies: 18
Views: 6886

Re: Seeking advice on transporting dog in back of truck

I'm probably missing something, but why wouldn't you use a dog box, or airline type crate?
by rinker
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recall funnels
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Recall funnels

I think that quail are going to get out through your Chukar funnel. I would put two funnels on the pen, a quail size, and a chukar size. On the outside of the pen I would mount a door that would close over the outside of the funnel when not in use. Then you could just open the appropriate door at th...
by rinker
Thu May 22, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel Floor Pitch
Replies: 13
Views: 1942

Re: Kennel Floor Pitch

I do not have a concrete kennel floor where I live now, but I did at my previous house. It was built on a little hillside, the runs were 16 feet deep and the drop from front to back was 2 feet. I loved it.
by rinker
Fri May 16, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons laying too many eggs!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Re: Pigeons laying too many eggs!!

The inbreeding will not affect them. Start moving the distances out some, if you got a dud in the bunch, he won't make it home and therefore will be out of your breeding pool. There are constantly people on these boards begging to buy homing pigeons, I would think you could maybe offset the cost of ...
by rinker
Wed May 14, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 15268

Re: update on breeding plus a question

I would wait one week and see what happens with this litter of puppies. If the dog does not have puppies or not the sex that you want, then I would start looking for another litter of puppies. If you don't find anything suitable withing a period of time, then come back to this breeder as his second ...
by rinker
Fri May 02, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Misuse of an E collar?
Replies: 45
Views: 10911

Re: Misuse of an E collar?

Forty years or so ago, when I first started out with hunting dogs, I was told by experienced trainers to always have a six foot leather leash available. This was used to whip dogs. i vividly remember being told early on, that a particular dog would occasionally start bumping birds, and the remedy wa...
by rinker
Thu May 01, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Misuse of an E collar?
Replies: 45
Views: 10911

Re: Misuse of an E collar?

I have a tritronics pro 500, I do not recall using the highest setting. I might do it in a dangerous situation, like a dog running a deer towards a road. My collar has 6 levels and then a low, medium and high in each level. I use a 2 low for most yard working situations. I usually go to a 3 low in t...
by rinker
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice on timing of breeding
Replies: 19
Views: 4480

Re: Advice on timing of breeding

[quoteOh for crying out loud, if the man wants to breed his dog, let him do it. He came here asking for advice on when and how, not to be looked down our noses at and questioned to determine if he and his dog will be allowed into the "bird dog breeder" club. sheesh :roll: To the OP: basically you ne...
by rinker
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: MD: Tail docking/dew claw removal legislation
Replies: 17
Views: 6553

Re: MD: Tail docking/dew claw removal legislation

Tail docking and dew claw removal are very easy if done within the first few days. Taking a tiny puppy to the vet's office puts it under stress and exposes it to all kinds of desease. This law will do nothing but add cost to law abiding owners, and stress to tiny puppies. The law is also unenforceab...
by rinker
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pinehill Kennels
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Pinehill Kennels

I bought a dog from Gary, but it has been probably 15 or more years ago. My experience was very positive. I have primarily Miller dogs now, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy another from Pinehill if they had what I wanted.
by rinker
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Indiana Walking Shooting Dog Field Trials
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Indiana Walking Shooting Dog Field Trials

I'm getting quite a few responses by email. Get in touch with me if you have any interest at all. I am creating an email list to send out any news as we move forward.
by rinker
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Indiana Walking Shooting Dog Field Trials
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Indiana Walking Shooting Dog Field Trials

In 2002, the State of Indiana decided that field trials could no longer be held at Glendale and other state owned lands. Since that time there have been virtually no horseback, or walking shooting dog field trials held in the state of Indiana. A few of us have been talking behind the scenes about wh...
by rinker
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: field trial question ?
Replies: 107
Views: 18979

Re: field trial question ?

I have had a couple of bad experiences at field trials, but I have had hundreds of great experiences at field trials. I have met a few jerks, and dozens of great new friends at field trials. The good far outweighs the bad for me.
by rinker
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with pigeons question
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Re: Training with pigeons question

I will try to answer the questions that have been asked. -This dog has never been shot over. I introduce the gun by tossing pigeons and when the pup is in full pursuit, I fire the gun. This dog has never chased a tossed pigeon, so I never fired. -The dog had 10 to 20 wild or pre-released quail conta...
by rinker
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with pigeons question
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Re: Training with pigeons question

The dog is approximately 18 months old. I have check corded her in to a pigeon tied to a pigeon pole, and I have also tossed pigeons while running her. She has shown no interest.
by rinker
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with pigeons question
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Re: Training with pigeons question

There is no question that wild birds would be the best answer, I just do have access to them in abundance. This dog isn't bored with pigeons, I could understand that. She was never interested in pigeons from the beginning.
by rinker
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?
Replies: 14
Views: 4763

Re: Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?

Your post is a link that diverts readers away from this site and on to your personal site, where you advertise your products/services. You don't think that is self promotion? Come on, your better than that.

It is very rare that I completely agree with Ezzy.