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by DonF
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Snicker getting it done
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Snicker getting it done

This is he! Absolute bundle of energy but never loose him!
by DonF
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Snicker getting it done
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Snicker getting it done

This is my Stormy/Sis pup. Was gonna run him without the check cord tonight and chickened out. Gonna be maybe Saturday!

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by DonF
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Price of a “started” dog?
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: Price of a “started” dog?

I've never bought a started dog but, in me experience a started dog is less expensive than a puppy! One real bad problem for me though, what makes a started dog? I'm sure some people have dogs that they call started that have had some training but I've seen to many called started that from the price...
by DonF
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Our host Gun Dog Supply
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Our host Gun Dog Supply

I have always had good friendly service from them!
by DonF
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Walking Bird Dog on Lead
Replies: 28
Views: 2643

Re: Walking Bird Dog on Lead

I use a choke collar ad a short solid core Check cord.15 or 20 ft. Make sure you have the collar on the dog properly. The sliding end should come over the dog's neck with the ring on the side nearest your leg at heel. Snap the check cord in the loose end. Your choke chain should be short enough so ...
by DonF
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Exchanging commands for Whoa- yay or nay
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Exchanging commands for Whoa- yay or nay

Deal with words we use as commands is they actually have no meaning to the dog. The dog associates a word with an action. You can change the command anytime you want. We say whoa because we know what it means! We say here or come because we know what it means! The dog hears a certain sound and assoc...
by DonF
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Squeakers.......
Replies: 10
Views: 2783

Re: New Squeakers.......

Is that food out on the landing board?
by DonF
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird Introduction Gone Wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Bird Introduction Gone Wrong?

No problem releasing bumper's, go to frozen pigeon. Let it thaw about 20 min before using. Use a live pigeon and you are using a distraction!
by DonF
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Water Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2556

Re: GSP Water Introduction

I have tried going swimming with her but it just doesn't wont I have ignored her called her and every other idea on the internet but none of them worked could it be because there are no ponds or lakes that are over 40 degrees around here even in the summer? she is 13 1/2 months old Don't go swimmin...
by DonF
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird Introduction Gone Wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Bird Introduction Gone Wrong?

Answer to your question is pretty simple for the vast majority of dog's. Don't take it from him, have him give it to you, simple. When he comes back with the bird be down on one knee. You'll notice doing that will create a pocket against your leg. I'm right handed. Take your right hand and put it ov...
by DonF
Mon May 03, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stormy and Sis pup at one year
Replies: 11
Views: 1102

Re: Stormy and Sis pup at one year

I believe so! :D
by DonF
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Old dog, new trick: Training a rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: Old dog, new trick: Training a rescue

I don't think he's got the traps yet. Get them and they will open a new world to you. Operate then as if you were a wild bird in that trap. Dog come's in cross wind soon as it hit's the scent cone, pop the bird. Say nothing to your dog and just go on. You know your dog want's the bird, no problem th...
by DonF
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stormy and Sis pup at one year
Replies: 11
Views: 1102

Re: Stormy and Sis pup at one year

Except for the colour he could be an "English" setter. :wink: Where did he come from? I want one. :wink: He's out of my Stormy and my Sis. Stormy s out of Craig O'Briens , Red Delicious Breeley. Craig is on here now and them. He lost her last year to old age. She was Region 10 2011 Shooting Dog Of ...
by DonF
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stormy and Sis pup at one year
Replies: 11
Views: 1102

Stormy and Sis pup at one year

Turned out my son couldn't keep his pup where he was living so I have him back here for now. Got him started on birds last month, 13 mos old. And here he is yesterday. This guy is gonna make a bird dog! Snicker https://i.imgur.com/GdzaVBsl.jpg Here he is a couple weeks ago. https://i.imgur.com/VBv0m...
by DonF
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP lost 7 pounds in year
Replies: 41
Views: 3061

Re: GSP lost 7 pounds in year

He looks fine to me. Getting a lot of running and probably in great shape. I had a Female GSP years ago and took her to the vet after a weekend hunting chuker. Vet thought she was in trouble she looked so thin. I was used to it. Told the vet she go 48# and he said no way. Weighted her and exactly 48...
by DonF
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Trash breaking - chickens - Ruin bird dog?
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: Trash breaking - chickens - Ruin bird dog?

I got a leg up on this. I've had chickens a long time and my pup's are all exposed from 8 wks on Never have a problem. Maybe you could take your dog out on a leash wth you with the chickens probably pull pretty good to start but might get used to it.
by DonF
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Safety near the AZ/MX border......
Replies: 13
Views: 2991

Re: Safety near the AZ/MX border......

What in the world is so special abut hunting anything that someone would feel the need to ask a question like that?
by DonF
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Walking Bird Dog on Lead
Replies: 28
Views: 2643

Re: Walking Bird Dog on Lead

Let's see, heel but only sometimes? Your dog is either heeling or it's not. I did some obedience years ago and it was heel all the time unless I was standing still and then I could use the release command. But walking around and requiring heel part time and whatever the dog choose's part time probab...
by DonF
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy intro to quail - let them catch or no
Replies: 14
Views: 1634

Re: Puppy intro to quail - let them catch or no

One bird will not ruin your dog but, what you let them do, you teach!
by DonF
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Over correcting and fear in gsp puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: Over correcting and fear in gsp puppy

At 13wks, use a check cord. Tell him no and pull him off what he's fixing to do wrong. Tell him here and he doesn't want to, he has no choice pull him in. Delmar said, "never give a command you cant enforce"!
by DonF
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Few Images from the Season.......
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: A Few Images from the Season.......

They are all really nicw shot's but that first one I'd blow up and make a wall hanger out of!
by DonF
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Outside kennels, what would you do different
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Outside kennels, what would you do different

Made my own kennel but don't use it a lot. Top is relly importnt. Arund here it needs something solid on it. Haven't done mine yet as I don't use them a lot but during the winter I end up with a lot of snow in them, yuk! Also had a dg years ago that would jump up on the dog house and over the top. T...
by DonF
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: List Of Training Skills
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Re: List Of Training Skills

I think the first and most important skill, Delmar Smith summed up. Pay attention to what your training. Learn to think like your dog, not a collage grad with a doctorate degree! next thing to learn is on you too. Timing. Timing the command and correction is necessary. Tell your dog to sit and in me...
by DonF
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Back2theBook - another new member looking for help
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: Back2theBook - another new member looking for help

My only suggestion would be go slow and be gentle. 13 weeks is pretty young to start using an e collar. Always work on the premis that pups have to understand what you want before you start correcting them I agree, 13 wks to young for an E collar. But not to young to wear one turned off. If you can...
by DonF
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa Post?
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: Whoa Post?

I use the old Delmar Smith method with some changes. For a collar from the post to the dog I have used the pinch collar but for years now have simly used a choke collar, doesn't seem to make any difference at all. Once I have the dog going on the post I go to the yard with short stakes in the ground...
by DonF
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Squirt 7-14-2006-1-14-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1938

Squirt 7-14-2006-1-14-2021

Lost my Squirt today. 14yrs 6os. Went to the vet with Sis to get a bad wire cut re-bandaged and told him I thought Squirt was in need of being put down. Got home and he was gone. Doesn't matter how long since the last one, still hurt's more than anything I know!

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by DonF
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Couple good days
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Couple good days

Went to the valley yesterday and picked up ten homer's for $3.50 ea. Cats wiped me out of pigeons last spring. Then today took an hour and a half trip and got 40 chukar for $5 ea!
by DonF
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 6288

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: 6288

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: 2919

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, "bleep" birds mostly as there's not a lot of wild game birds around here anymore. As said above, keep your mouth closed a...
by DonF
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 76
Views: 10224

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: 1980

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: 1870

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: 76
Views: 10224

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: 4461

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: 3751

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: 3751

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: 3751

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: 2646

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: 2606

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: 10
Views: 2783

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: 10
Views: 2783

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: 10
Views: 2783

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: 2380

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: 2646

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: 136920

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: 1599

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: 2732

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: 2389

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: 6896

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.