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by gonehuntin'
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Walking Bird Dog on Lead
Replies: 28
Views: 2093

Re: Walking Bird Dog on Lead

There are times you WANT the dog to pull to. That is the advantage of heel. I use a release command "OK" when I want the dog to pull. It is great exercise for the dog pulling against you. Then a simple "heel" command to bring the dog back to my side. Both commands are pretty important so were I you,...
by gonehuntin'
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieve
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Retrieve

Need a little more information. My first guess would be though that you've thrown the pup so many retrieves, he's burned out. You have to keep it interesting and challenging for these dog's. Stop throwing him retrieves for a week or two, then start up again, throwing no more than six retrieves and k...
by gonehuntin'
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem with hights
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Problem with hights

Perhaps the dog's the smart one? I, personally, wouldn't put any dog of mine knowingly in a dangerous situation like that. Listen to the dog. Find an easier way or hunt somewhere else.
by gonehuntin'
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird Introduction Gone Wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Bird Introduction Gone Wrong?

Good post Don.
by gonehuntin'
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: GARMIN ASTRO 320
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: GARMIN ASTRO 320

DC 30's.
by gonehuntin'
Mon May 31, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: GARMIN ASTRO 320
Replies: 2
Views: 166

GARMIN ASTRO 320

Selling my Garmin Astro 320 receiver and two collars. Includes chargers, manuals, extra antenna, computer cable, etc. $450.00 firm. I pay shipping to you. Can email you picture.
by gonehuntin'
Fri May 28, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Barks in Outside Kenne
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Puppy Barks in Outside Kenne

If you feed him when YOU don't want to, you're reinforcing an undesirable behavior. Telling them to "shush" doesn't work. It'll take work on your part. EVERY time pup barks, go right back to the kennel, open the gate, pinch the pups jowls on his upper canines, and command NO!. One word, that's it. ...
by gonehuntin'
Fri May 28, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Water Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2180

Re: GSP Water Introduction

Nyzk wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 6:06 pm
No we don't live in Alaska thank goodness! :D we are going to Californian soon would it be okay for me to go swimming and throw bumpers in the water for her?
Safe an OK as long as the only Great White's where you swim are the fat people on the beach. You're welcome.
by gonehuntin'
Fri May 28, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Barks in Outside Kenne
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Puppy Barks in Outside Kenne

If you feed him when YOU don't want to, you're reinforcing an undesirable behavior. Telling them to "shush" doesn't work. It'll take work on your part. EVERY time pup barks, go right back to the kennel, open the gate, pinch the pups jowls on his upper canines, and command NO!. One word, that's it. W...
by gonehuntin'
Fri May 21, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Water Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2180

Re: GSP Water Introduction

Start at the start.How old is it?
by gonehuntin'
Tue May 18, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running with a GSP?
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: Running with a GSP?

I'm pretty careful about running pups a lot, before about 8 months. I'm a big bicycler, so much of my dog's exercise is from a bike. I can't keep up with them and I can cruise along at 10mph, 12 if I'm pushing it. I bore the dog's; you can't run fast enough, far enough to tire one out. Let me hive y...
by gonehuntin'
Mon May 10, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with gun introduction.
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Problems with gun introduction.

Don't shoot when he's tracking, he sees no reason for the shot. Shoot when he's chasing a clip wing pigeon, just before he picks it up. Should solve the problem.
by gonehuntin'
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Start of aggression need to fix
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Start of aggression need to fix

Just keep in mind that you can't cure aggression with aggression. Many times it makes it worse. I think what the dog is doing, from the description, is protecting his home and family. Easy way to check that is to take him in public, around a Mall or even into a Cabelas and see how he reacts. If it's...
by gonehuntin'
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP separation anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: GSP separation anxiety

Kenneling is one of the indispensable things you teach a dog and EVERY hunting dog should know the command. If you start them living in a kennel, it becomes their sanctuary and they love it. Let her watch TV laying in it, sleep in it at night, etc. Always give the command "KENNEL" to get her in it. ...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No wheels on my wagon.
Replies: 25
Views: 2007

Re: No wheels on my wagon.

Gosh Bill, I am so sorry to read this. May God make your days peaceful and may your life be filled with love and friends. I have truly enjoyed your posts. God Bless my friend.
by gonehuntin'
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Next step in training my 5 and 1/2 month old GSP
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Next step in training my 5 and 1/2 month old GSP

You'll have to keep in mind with these German dog's that some take to becoming a handling waterfowl dog and some don't. They are brilliant dogs which can make them very difficult to train; they bore easily. So, if you are to make it a full fledge waterfowl dog, keep sessions short and interesting. R...
by gonehuntin'
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Old dog, new trick: Training a rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: Old dog, new trick: Training a rescue

Not so sure I'd even mess with him at 9 if you have a nice youngster coming along. Every minute you spend with the rescue is detracting from time spent with the youngster.
by gonehuntin'
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Next step in training my 5 and 1/2 month old GSP
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Next step in training my 5 and 1/2 month old GSP

As Ray said, the program you will want to follow for a duck dog is the Smart Fetch series from Evan Graham. I really don't understand why you got a GSP for duck IF you don't also do waterfowl. A retriever breed would have suited your needs better and been easier to train as a handling waterfowl dog.
by gonehuntin'
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Started Lab Retriever
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Started Lab Retriever

Sharon probably has it nailed. However, I have seen dogs from certain strains that were raised in homes and still acted like you are describing. He will adjust and work well for you but you MAY never be able to socialize him in a public setting. Be also aware, dog's like this can sometimes be very p...
by gonehuntin'
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy intro to quail - let them catch or no
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

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

It's a GWP. Many of them make their livings retrieving birds as well as pointing them. It's HOW you let them have the bird. I start them from 8 weeks handling the bird BUT: Pointing is pointing and retrieving is retrieving. So, to clarify, I'll let the pup point hidden birds on a light CC. Then, I'l...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Walking Bird Dog on Lead
Replies: 28
Views: 2093

Re: Walking Bird Dog on Lead

Pinch collar and heeling stick. Fastest method there is. You need a release command also like OK. Later, when he's a little older, you will WANT him to pull you as an isometric muscle builder. When you say heel, he should heel. When you say OK, he should pull.
by gonehuntin'
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy obedience timeline
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Puppy obedience timeline

GRAMPS BASIC DOG TRAINING RULES 1) NEVER GIVE A COMMAND YOU CAN’T ENFORCE. For instance, if you can’t catch the dog, don’t say HERE. If you command and don’t enforce, the dog learns it only has to obey when IT wants. 2) USE A RELEASE FOR EVERY COMMAND. For instance, when you say SIT, don’t just walk...
by gonehuntin'
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds
Replies: 76
Views: 9405

Re: Steadying a Dog On Wild Birds

I haven't read through this whole thread or previous ones but your trainer must have told you the pup was hit by a launcher in training. There aren't many left, but a few trainers still hold on to the old TriTronics Green Boxes. They were a magnetic launcher with hard top and sides. They had the dis...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is playing tug with a puppy a bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Is playing tug with a puppy a bad idea?

With some dog's, tug is a good idea. It can give a soft mouth dog a better grip on a bird. As a general statement though, it can be very harmful if done wrong. Never let the pup permanently possess what he is training with. I always have them on a check cord. I'll throw a toy, dummy, etc. and when h...
by gonehuntin'
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Over correcting and fear in gsp puppy
Replies: 12
Views: 1260

Re: Over correcting and fear in gsp puppy

First off I don't think dogs are capable of forgiving. All you did was show who was boss. He will forget the worst part of that experience and you will both be better for it. I don't use no because it sounds a lot like whoa for what that is worth. I don't use whoa on my own dogs either. This is a p...
by gonehuntin'
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Poor Breeder Contact
Replies: 15
Views: 2651

Re: Poor Breeder Contact

Find a different breeder. This fool has no interest in selling you a pup. If you have a problem with the pup, health or otherwise, the lack of response will probably be about the same. Go Elsewhere.
by gonehuntin'
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Water Introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 2180

Re: GSP Water Introduction

What you NEVER want to do, is to force him in to the water. My favorite way is to find a small pond or creek. The pond should have an island and both should be wadeable. I simply walk across them and if the pup doesn't follow, sit down. If you have an older dog, or have a friend with an older dog, b...
by gonehuntin'
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handler errors
Replies: 16
Views: 1525

Re: Handler errors

What kind of competition?
by gonehuntin'
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: English Setter Pup - Aggression or Not?
Replies: 24
Views: 2503

Re: English Setter Pup - Aggression or Not?

You've gotten some very good advice here. My number one puppy rule is, NO BITING! Like others, I start by pinching the nose, the jowls to the teeth and the simple word NO! NO! is one of the most important commands a puppy will learn. If he snaps back at me, I say NO! and immediately bite him on the ...
by gonehuntin'
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wow!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1334

Re: Wow!!

Around us, one of the prime dangers to a dog is rolling in rotting salmon guts in the fall. It doesn't hurt the dog until I catch him. :D That also makes for a fragrant ride home.
by gonehuntin'
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice for a new owner
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

Re: Advice for a new owner

The best advice I can give you is to hold off a year. Wait until you move back then get a pup. Spend the year watching DVD's like Perfection's and Hickox and plan your training program. Next year when you're settled, get the pup. You can thank me later.
by gonehuntin'
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Few Images from the Season.......
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

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

All very nice photo's.
by gonehuntin'
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Alfa 200i
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Alfa 200i

Easiest way to transition is the use the same commands on the collar ( tone or vibration ) you use for the whistle. I use ONE whistle blast for stop, TWO meaning "No, shorten your range" and THREE for here. Then I simply transition to tone on the collar on walks. That feature is very handy for pheas...
by gonehuntin'
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall tips
Replies: 19
Views: 4735

Re: Recall tips

Garrison wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:32 pm


It’s been awhile, good to see your name on a post.
Thanks Garrison. Got Covid and Covid Induced Pneumonia. I lost the entire bird season and am just recovered now. Then, thought I'd go to Kansas for a hunt and the dog tore a toe nail off. A fitting end to 2020.
by gonehuntin'
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall tips
Replies: 19
Views: 4735

Re: Recall tips

Sorry CJ, I misunderstood. There is always a release command like "OK". When you're working him on this, you should also instill the release. However, it really isn't necessary. This training only takes one to two weeks, then you're back in the field. With a trained dog.
by gonehuntin'
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall tips
Replies: 19
Views: 4735

Re: Recall tips

cjhills wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:41 am
My question about the debolting is this. How do you keep the dog from not wanting to leave your side.
Tell him to heel. He should not leave you side until released.
by gonehuntin'
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall tips
Replies: 19
Views: 4735

Re: Recall tips

I can see how it would work, the dog complies no matter the situation or gets the negative. What about people who don't use an e-collar? You somehow have to get a remote recall, one without a leash. That's where a BB pistol comes in handy. In the old days all of us were dead eyes with slingshot and...
by gonehuntin'
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall tips
Replies: 19
Views: 4735

Re: Recall tips

At this age to 10 months, I de=bolt the dog. It'll save his life some day. No, this method will not restrict a dog's hunting range unless you're a bonehead and continually recall in the field. De-bolting a dog is something that should be done to every well trained dog. Quite simply, it means that yo...
by gonehuntin'
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting a dog to hunt more cover
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Re: Getting a dog to hunt more cover

The way I've always done it is to give a hand motion toward the cover then physically walk in there with the dog. You can also plant birds in cover so they learn that's where birds are.
by gonehuntin'
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting a dog to hunt more cover
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Re: Getting a dog to hunt more cover

If the wind is from the cover and the dog hunts it when there's scent and doesn't when there isn't, there's really no reason for him to enter it. He'd be hunting barren cover, a waste of his time and yours.
by gonehuntin'
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fences and First Aid Kits
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Fences and First Aid Kits

No boot's, that can wait until I get back to the truck. Leatherman for quills or wire, gauze pads for bad gashes, Vet wrap for everything, Duct Tape which CAN be used for boots (very small roll), 6" piece of rope which I can use for tourniquet, releasing Connibear, or leash, crazy glue. Everything e...
by gonehuntin'
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 5860

Re: Grey Wolf

Great news for Wi.! Our packs are expanding at a tremendous rate. They kill 20-40 dogs a year and depredate domestic animals to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollar. Best thing to do if you want true information if to go the the Wi. DNR website and look under wolf depredation. I like wolves b...
by gonehuntin'
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choosing a lab puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: Choosing a lab puppy

PICKING A PUPPY You'll get a lot of conflicting views on this, but I would never buy a pup without being able to pick it myself. First, the age. Pick it no sooner that 8 weeks and it's better if the breeder holds it until 10 weeks. You can really tell a lot about them then. You know you want a femal...
by gonehuntin'
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fences and First Aid Kits
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Fences and First Aid Kits

averageguy wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:37 pm
I carry a dog stapler in the truck. Never had to use it.
Same with me. My big first aid kit is in the truck, just essentials in the field.
by gonehuntin'
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fences and First Aid Kits
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Fences and First Aid Kits

If you're going to try to close the gash, carry a safety razor so you can shave the cut first. Also clean any dirt out. Don't want any infection.
by gonehuntin'
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fences and First Aid Kits
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

Re: Fences and First Aid Kits

Good to train for them, but really doesn't matter. There are thousands of hidden, long abandoned, fences out there that can even get you SD is famous for them.
by gonehuntin'
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog is “soft”
Replies: 25
Views: 4109

Re: Dog is “soft”

Remember that not all dog's mature at the same rate. I had a setter about 20 years ago that was a worthless piece of garbage at 10 months. He was my son's pet and though I wanted to end his miserable existance, I didn't. I sent him to a trainer because I was far to busy to work him and didn't have g...
by gonehuntin'
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hanging Game
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Hanging Game

I find no need to hang birds. If a bird has a disagreeable taste, it's usually because it was cooked well done and not rare. I shoot em', grill em' and eat em'.
by gonehuntin'
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 4481

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

" It's too late this year with hunting season approaching". That comment really interests me and I think it shows, or may show, a big problem many have. Train the dog during the year and let it go to heck during hunting season. This is your golden opportunity. You can certainly hunt, but do it witho...
by gonehuntin'
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 4481

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Hands on training. IF the dog is throughly conditioned to the ecollar, you now have to take it off and put on tennis shoes. When he makes a mistake, run the pirate down and show him the errors of his ways. This is no place for a bleeding heart. I believe setting up a fake NSTRA trial is your best o...