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by DonF
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 1408

Re: Grey Wolf

Can't wait till they decide to bring back some bad dinosaurs!
by DonF
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 1408

Re: Grey Wolf

Wolves have hurt the big game population in Idaho. When I lived in Montana, early 70's, Idaho tried to talk Montana into re-introducing the wolf. They got told no! In the end Idaho did it and the wolves have simply spread out from there. As I understand it, all the wolves in Montana, Washington, Or...
by DonF
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What to do with wild birds and 9 month old Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: What to do with wild birds and 9 month old Brittany

Running a pup on wild birds before training doesn't hurt a thing. What hurt's is expecting the pup to learn from mistake's you make. I run pup's on wild birds prior the training, dicky birds mostly as there's not a lot of wild game birds around here anymore. As said above, keep your mouth closed and...
by DonF
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 55
Views: 2190

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

You would be farther along come december if you ran the dog on wild birds once a week vs 3x a week on pigeons. If you have wild birds available, that's all I would use. Pigeons and launchers are for when you dont have wild birds, your breaking a dog to W&S or your working on backing. EVERYTHING els...
by DonF
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 28 versus 20
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: 28 versus 20

I have never patterned a shotgun in my life. Somehow I just learn to live with them. The problems I've had years ago I don't think patterning could fix!
by DonF
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: One of my Sis and Stormy pup's in Colorado
Replies: 5
Views: 268

One of my Sis and Stormy pup's in Colorado

Got this photo from her owner in Colorado Springs today. Looks for all the world like her mom! Every photo of the female's I've got back look like Sis. This is super! https://i.imgur.com/fravCUYl.jpg She's presently with a trainer as the owner hasn't got access to birds. Home soon and off to Kansas ...
by DonF
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 55
Views: 2190

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

I wouldnt even worry about steadying that dog. If its pointing and looking back at you then there are more issues that need to be resolved than getting the dog steady. At this point I would let that dog bump and chase as many birds as you can out it on. You need to get that drive and desire up. Mak...
by DonF
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I'll Never own Another
Replies: 10
Views: 2252

Re: I'll Never own Another

I cannot imagine life without a dog! I keep a min of two around all the time hoping not to get left without one. Right now I have four and hoping Sis will die one day before me so I can take care of her and not worrying about leaving an old dog with someone that just doesn't understand!
by DonF
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching scent pointing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: Teaching scent pointing?

Well,,,, the pigeon trap is on the way here... I'll be hitting up farmers outside of town... LOL! I also order Training with Mo. I'm putting a WTB "The perfect start" dvd in the classifieds. Prey/Bird Drive is NOT an issue.... Last night Duke got into the front yard (busted past my wife at the gate...
by DonF
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching scent pointing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: Teaching scent pointing?

Well,,,, the pigeon trap is on the way here... I'll be hitting up farmers outside of town... LOL! I also order Training with Mo. I'm putting a WTB "The perfect start" dvd in the classifieds. Prey/Bird Drive is NOT an issue.... Last night Duke got into the front yard (busted past my wife at the gate...
by DonF
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching scent pointing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1446

Re: Teaching scent pointing?

I'd bet a dollar to a sugar cookie I could have that dog scent pointing in less than 20 min if it has some prey drive and sounds like it does. IMO the secrete to getting there is not to train your dog what you want but rather teach it how to get what it want's. It want's the bird, period! Your dog h...
by DonF
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons homing training
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: Pigeons homing training

When you fly your birds it is in an uncontrolled environment and regardless homer or feral you are going to lose one now and then. Predator's will get one now and then and nothing you can do about it.
by DonF
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Perfection Kennels live on fb and answering ?s .
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: Perfection Kennels live on fb and answering ?s .

I've only seen one of their video's and that was years ago. Their first I think it was. Regarding the hold command, I never ever use it. To me, fetch means get it in your mouth and bring it to me. If the dog is obeying the fetch command, there is no reason for another hold command! If your dog is fe...
by DonF
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Squeakers.......
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: New Squeakers.......

Sharon wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Wow. I've never seen baby pigeons before.
You should see them when they first hatch. Ugliest thing's I ever saw!
by DonF
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Squeakers.......
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: New Squeakers.......

I have my homer loft set up with a big flight pen out back. also re-entry bob's back there. I tie up the bob's and let them come and go as they please then week or so later start dropping one bob at a time to train them to trap. Before them, all I had was ferals and when I got young squeaker's from ...
by DonF
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Squeakers.......
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: New Squeakers.......

Where did you get them? Nice looking birds. Not getting anything out of my bids this year.
by DonF
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Shotkam

I am shooting 15 rounds every day in my front yard. Thought I was getting to easy hitting every clay for 2 days in a row. Went out yesterday and missed 14 out of 15. My back was tight, but I shot over them, under them, to far in front and to far behind them. 2 looked that where the shot was placed,...
by DonF
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons homing training
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: Pigeons homing training

let young birds come and go as they please. To get them trapping, tie up all the bob's till they are re-entering well and then drop one bob. Go through it again then drop another bob. Keep doing it till all the bob are down and they will be entering. For training, you can start well over a mile if y...
by DonF
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 199
Views: 123076

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

We went with a GSP because of the versatility and then my wife said she didn't want anything with long hair. I was also able to find a really good deal on a good pup. This is my first bird dog so I am learning a lot. That s one great looking pup! I'd always figured I've had my share of GSP's and fi...
by DonF
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: CZ Bobwhite 28ga
Replies: 1
Views: 752

CZ Bobwhite 28ga

Got a great deal on a CZ Bobwhite in 28ga yesterday. The gun is in darn near new condition and has 5 extra choke tubes. $400! Now get this, come's with 10 box's of field load ammo including a couple box's of steel. Thinking I won't used steel but then a place we hunted pheasant's many many years ago...
by DonF
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Couple photo's from a new owner.
Replies: 1
Views: 1778

Couple photo's from a new owner.

This pup was a bit of a problem for me. She developed an umbilical hernia at almost 8 wks and I took her off the market. Refunded the buyer her deposit and money paid. Worked out pertty well as I didn't care for that buyer once I got to know her. Mentioned t on facebook and lady I know in Washington...
by DonF
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tracking dog miles
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: Tracking dog miles

I've always found that my dog's know when to quit. Learned that back before Garmin came out. If I remember right my Garmin 320 does tell me how far they've run.
by DonF
Wed May 27, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 4358

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

Can't remember the dogs name, extremely famous EP. Early part of 20th century the tabasco sauce family bough it for something like $90k. He was 11 yrs old at the time.
by DonF
Sun May 24, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 32
Views: 19541

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

I have a 3 month old GSP. I have been told to feed him high protein puppy food. I train him 45 minutes twice a day. The question I have; I bought some high protein puppy food 22% protein and 12% fat. Over the weekend he has had diarrhea. I stopped feeding him today and he seams to be a little bette...
by DonF
Sun May 10, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Male GSP question
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: Male GSP question

Maybe his denture' are loose! :-)
by DonF
Mon May 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Weird Spot on leg.
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: Weird Spot on leg.

That looks like something a young setter of mine had - a histiocytoma. It looks and sounds nastier than it is. My vet whacked it off and that was the end of it. Thanks shags, I posted a pic on a FB group and someone said the same thing. Someone also said that it looks like ring worm that has been l...
by DonF
Sat May 02, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 4589

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

birds wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 am
Good lord. Oldbeek if I am still hunting chukars at 78 I would likely be happy to have a dog that stuck close to me. After all, somebody would need to lead the authorities back to my carcass.
My hat is off to you!
Same here! :mrgreen:
by DonF
Fri May 01, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Cant get out of my own way
Replies: 8
Views: 1440

Re: Cant get out of my own way

I plant the traps in order, have a number on each trap. Closest to me get @1, next #2 and last one is #3. I do that because like yourself I've popped the wrong bird! At each trap on the brush up high as I can, I leave a close pin I've painted florescent orange.
by DonF
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Puppy food for a GSP
Replies: 32
Views: 19541

Re: Best Puppy food for a GSP

I deal with bulk feed ingredients for all kinds of animals and pets. I would strongly advise choosing a high quality food from a specialty dog food company. I would avoid the generic and major brands like the plague. There really is significant differences in what goes into different feeds. However...
by DonF
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 40
Views: 4518

Re: Meet Axe

Sharon wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:15 pm
What are you doing to me? No.No.No..... I don't want another pup, but.................:)
:mrgreen:
by DonF
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hard-mouth AFTER Trained
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: Hard-mouth AFTER Trained

I have an idea most hard mouth is man made. When we teach retrieving we throw a soft object and to often people pry to pull it out of the dog's mouth. Take a lesson from force training. Don't start with a soft object Delmar Smith suggest's starting with a hard wood dowel! As I recall he moves to a f...
by DonF
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 4589

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

A little background first. I owned a wonderful Pudelpointer for the past 13 years, we unfortunately had to put him down this past fall. He was an excellent dog in the field and the house, but one area I felt could have been better was his stamina. I am a foot hunter and a one dog guy. I run and mou...
by DonF
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for pigeons
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Re: Looking for pigeons

I've used homer's and ferals both for a lot of years. Homer's can really get expensive to buy, ferals you can usually find a plce to catch your own.I prefer ferals to homer's. They are a lot smaller than homer's and not such a handfull when working with them. The are not a social as homer's either, ...
by DonF
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: U.P. Michigan trip
Replies: 5
Views: 2616

Re: U.P. Michigan trip

Something I found hunting grouse is it's hard to keep track of your dog. I run mine with a Garmin 320 tracking collar. With it on it also shows the route I took and it's easy to get back out! Your track on it is a different color than the dog's! I don't know what they run now but mine was $550 about...
by DonF
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Being a Baby
Replies: 38
Views: 4054

Re: Dog Being a Baby

So, here's the deal with leaving a pup with a trainer. They don't get much work and social interaction. A trainer may carry 20 dog's. Those dog's are trained daily but not given a lot of time. A pro is very efficient, makes no or few mistakes and doesn't need a lot of time with the dog's. In my opi...
by DonF
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seven down and one to go!
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Seven down and one to go!

Sold another up last night. That makes seven out of eight gone. They were 6 wks last Saturday, got their first shot's and finally getting outside. Was outside with them and my son's girl friend came by and wanted to take his over to their place for the night. Not long after that got a call for pup n...
by DonF
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Another strange behavior on point
Replies: 19
Views: 2178

Re: Another strange behavior on point

Something was said about sitting on point. I've always felt that sitting in a situation like that indicate's confusion in the dog. If your using the trap properly, sitting can be over come. You keep your eye's on the dog at all times. You know exactly where the bird is and what the wind is doing. Yo...
by DonF
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Another strange behavior on point
Replies: 19
Views: 2178

Re: Another strange behavior on point

Reading your post and hearing you have watched the Perfect Start DVD, I kinda think you know what the problem is here. You have been letting the pup road in on the scent cone towards the launcher until it pointed vs launching the bird the moment the pup indicates it smells the bird. The value of la...
by DonF
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or line breeding?
Replies: 24
Views: 2714

Re: Inbreeding or line breeding?

Average guy That is just simply not the case. While your dog may very well be a very nice talented dog with wonderful ancestors, the fact of the matter is that he is very likely carrying Genetic issues that will eventually show up if he or his blood lines are continued to be line bred without some ...
by DonF
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Vaccinations
Replies: 10
Views: 4429

Re: Puppy Vaccinations

I currently have a 5 month old boston in the clinic that was vaccinated 4 times, by me, at appropriate intervals... Parvo positive. You just never know how well they're gonna respond to the vaccine. I had a friend's shorthair in for several month's and it came down with parvo. About 10 mos when he ...
by DonF
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn pup
Replies: 26
Views: 2836

Re: Stubborn pup

Probably the best way to start a pup retrieving in play retrieving in a hallway, no where for the pup to go but back to you. Next best I've found is using a check cord. Start close and work out to the end of the CC. Toss a object maybe 6' and say your command at the same time. Command normally not n...
by DonF
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 42
Views: 4493

Re: Strange behaviour on point

I don't think he started the pup to late. I like to let the pup tell me when its ready. Wish I had lot's of wild birds here but I don't. So I let them run and chase dicky birds, I don't discourage that. A bird is a bird is a bird! Now and then set out a few remote traps with pigeons in them and when...
by DonF
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Three left
Replies: 2
Views: 4197

Re: Three left

Actually it' two left now One male and one female Red Setter pup's.

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by DonF
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 42
Views: 4493

Re: Strange behaviour on point

Great reply Shags! Right on the money!
by DonF
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bell or no bell?
Replies: 38
Views: 4162

Re: Bell or no bell?

Funny thing.got a bell years ago to put on Stormy and Bodie. I couldn't hear the smaller bells so got a larger one. Decided to try it on the boy's and with the bell on they wouldn't even walk! Still have that bell but have never tried it on a dog again. Hangs on the gate going out through the back r...
by DonF
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Bits
Replies: 20
Views: 20465

Re: Bits

All I have ever used on a horse is either a hackamore or a twisted snaffle. I think the problem with most trial horse's is they don't get trained well enough. They seem to be for a lot of people a necessary evil! The more you ride the horse for the sake of the horse's training the better the horse. ...
by DonF
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Some Dogs Can Fly ~
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: ~ Some Dogs Can Fly ~

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by DonF
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Three left
Replies: 2
Views: 4197

Three left

One going to Bend, Or, one to Woodinville, Wash, one to Spokane, Wash, one to Idaho Falls, Ida and one to Colorado Spring's, Colo. one female and two males left and eye's are just opening today!
by DonF
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting with a Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 3233

Re: Hunting with a Camera

Thanks for sharing awesome photo's Averageguy , DonF and Irishwhistler! My cellphone camera about the only camera I can manage. Boy some of those cell phone's really take good photo's. Only draw back seem's to be they don't blow up well. I don't understand that as some f them have more than enough ...
by DonF
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird
Replies: 13
Views: 3312

Re: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird

I think I first heard this from K9. "What you allow, you teach"! Think about it!