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by birddogger2
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Wonder lead
Replies: 48
Views: 18711

Re: Wonder lead

Another endorsement. :) Has worked great for me over the years too. At Jack Russell roping rodeos? :mrgreen: More retriever folk have got the buzz about the piggin' stick, over the heeling stick - prong collar - slip lead. MG MG - We WERE talking about training bird dogs. I freely admit that I know...
by birddogger2
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Expectations For My New Backyard Bred Puppy
Replies: 38
Views: 12459

Re: Expectations For My New Backyard Bred Puppy

Hi - I'd like to address some of your concerns, if I may. I own pointers, always have, always will, so consider the source. First there is the concern about the breeding on your pup. The owner of the sire and dam thought enough of their dogs to get OFA certifications before breeding. That, by itself...
by birddogger2
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wonder lead
Replies: 48
Views: 18711

Re: Wonder lead

*Since your a furriner, pardner, a piggin string is used to tie calves' feet in roping competitions or ranch work. :lol: :lol: Thanks pard .....that's the first time in my life I've ever had a chance to use those words ! :lol: Must admit I didn't have a clue what "piggin string" was .....I thought ...
by birddogger2
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heeling/pulling
Replies: 18
Views: 6452

Re: Heeling/pulling

Two things have already been mentioned, the wonder lead and the pinch collar. I personally prefer the poor man's version of the wonder lead, which is a pigging string. I also will use a Prong collar in some circumstances. More aggressive than wonder lead or pinch collar, but still relatively mild. O...
by birddogger2
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog crate/box build
Replies: 10
Views: 5115

Re: Dog crate/box build

I am thinking of building a single dog box. I like aluminum ones but they are not cheap. I could easily use wood but I was concerned about the weight since I have to take it in and out of the truck when I am not using it. What are the problems with building one out of thin metal? The main problem I...
by birddogger2
Tue May 30, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: LOP too long. Cut stock or sell gun?
Replies: 21
Views: 12779

Re: LOP too long. Cut stock or sell gun?

While I have been successful hunting with this gun, it gets caught mounting and slows me down which equals missed birds. So I think what I take out of this thread is to keep working on your shooting. And Since the gun is a beauty, and has some adjustability, I'm going to look for a gun fitter to ma...
by birddogger2
Tue May 30, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's always something...
Replies: 15
Views: 5118

Re: It's always something...

\ Change the environment and you change the dog in that environment. The environmental change may not be acceptable for the keeper,so that's where often the issue is un resolved . Sharon - Seems to me that changing the environment is not always possible or even desirable...especially if there are o...
by birddogger2
Sun May 21, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First GSP, distracted training issues
Replies: 33
Views: 11150

Re: First GSP, distracted training issues

Seeing lots of very helpful advice here, thanks to everyone! The idea behind the 75' rope was to let him run in a field, as we have no fenced in areas handy and he has disappeared on us several times now. We keep him exercised, though the running off is becoming an issue. I work away 3 nights a wee...
by birddogger2
Sat May 20, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First GSP, distracted training issues
Replies: 33
Views: 11150

Re: First GSP, distracted training issues

I guess I do not see how my question was not "being nice" Sorry. I thought it was a good question. I could not use one that long. In fact The only reason I have a collar on my 4 month old puppy is for him to carry his rabies tag and my phone number. But then I am not the Expert........................
by birddogger2
Fri May 19, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First GSP, distracted training issues
Replies: 33
Views: 11150

Re: First GSP, distracted training issues

I guess I do not see how my question was not "being nice" Sorry. I thought it was a good question. I could not use one that long. In fact The only reason I have a collar on my 4 month old puppy is for him to carry his rabies tag and my phone number. But then I am not the Expert........................
by birddogger2
Fri May 19, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First GSP, distracted training issues
Replies: 33
Views: 11150

Re: First GSP, distracted training issues

My biggest question is how the heck do you use a 75 foot checkcord and why would you need that?..........................Cj C'mon Cj. Be nice. The OP has already admitted they don't know what they should do. They asked for help. That is the main reason I am on here. I know that it is the same for o...
by birddogger2
Wed May 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First GSP, distracted training issues
Replies: 33
Views: 11150

NOT

Nathan - You folks have already started. Unfortunately, you have allowed the dog to think that the rules he learned in the yard do not apply in the field. What you need to do is to, in essence...start over. I would do an obedience drill in the yard consisting of heel, stay or whoa and come...at a mi...
by birddogger2
Wed May 17, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you considered "Started?"
Replies: 20
Views: 7575

Started??

[ I didn't notice the 16 week part. All I want him to know at 16 weeks is the world is a great exciting place, I am God, his kennel is a great place to sleep when there is nothing else to do. I would not sell a 16 week old pup as started....................Cj[/quote] ...................................
by birddogger2
Sat May 13, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you considered "Started?"
Replies: 20
Views: 7575

Re: What do you considered "Started?"

I note, Ray, that you did not mention anything about retrieving. Why is that? Steve007 - I work with pointers. The retrieve, for me, is far less important of a consideration. With my own dogs, it comes last, pretty much. Part of that is the fact that I trial my dogs and, honestly, I don't ask for o...
by birddogger2
Fri May 12, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you considered "Started?"
Replies: 20
Views: 7575

Re: What do you considered "Started?"

Jonov - There are puppies, "started" dogs and "finished" dogs. You sometimes hear the expression "green broke". To me a "started " or "green broke" dog is the same. To me, a "started" bird dog has had the following training. 1) Basic obedience...heel, come, kennel. It should be VERY responsive to th...
by birddogger2
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: the partridge and the dog
Replies: 1
Views: 1174

Re: the partridge and the dog

Sharon -

Awesome!! I have never seen anything like that...EVER.

Thanks for sharing.

RayG
by birddogger2
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whistle Training
Replies: 33
Views: 15264

Re: Whistle Training

About the only whistle command I use in the field is a "come in" whistle. I do two blasts and I expect to see the dog heading in to me on the double. If not, the dog is standing somewhere. Otherwise I try to hunt silently. I hunt over field trial trained dogs and ...the more noise you make, the fart...
by birddogger2
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 20192

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

The most I spent was a 800 on a Weimaraner. Then a bought a gsp for 600 great hunting dog. Went back to the breed for another gsp and his price went up to 900. That was out of my buget but had a friend breeding his pointer. I paid 400 for her best hunting dog I've owned. I just sold this litter for...
by birddogger2
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best breed for beginner?
Replies: 20
Views: 8513

Re: Best breed for beginner?

A well bred pointer comes out of the birth canal with more natural ability to find birds than most folks could ever need. The exact same thing can be said about well bred English Setters, GSP's or Brittanies. All of the above breeds are bred to point birds. Getting a dog to reliably point birds is m...
by birddogger2
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 20192

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

The most I spent was a 800 on a Weimaraner. Then a bought a gsp for 600 great hunting dog. Went back to the breed for another gsp and his price went up to 900. That was out of my buget but had a friend breeding his pointer. I paid 400 for her best hunting dog I've owned. I just sold this litter for...