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by scsims
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FF "Hold and Drop"
Replies: 40
Views: 11644

FF "Hold and Drop"

I've got hold and drop solid, now when I try to get him up and moving, he wants it out of his mouth. I have to hold my hand on his mouth as we make short walks.

I guess this is just the learning process, as I had to hold my hand on his mouth at the beginning of just sitting as well.
by scsims
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FF "Hold and Drop"
Replies: 40
Views: 11644

FF "Hold and Drop"

Video from this mornings session. I think he's improving. Still gets squirmy.

If I'm correct, I don't think the smart fetch method has you use force until your done with walking hold and on to "fetch".

https://vimeo.com/119344308
by scsims
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF "Hold and Drop"
Replies: 40
Views: 11644

FF "Hold and Drop"

I'm using "Smart Fetch" and I've been working with my dog for about a week now. We usually do about 4, 10 minute sessions a day. I wondering if I'm doing something wrong or if this is normal. He is improving but at a snails pace. I've gotten him to where he will hold the roller without me holding i...
by scsims
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF "Hold and Drop"
Replies: 40
Views: 11644

FF "Hold and Drop"

gonehuntin' wrote:What are you doing to get him to open his mouth?
I just kind of work my fingers in the corners of his mouth, he opens pretty easy.
by scsims
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF "Hold and Drop"
Replies: 40
Views: 11644

FF "Hold and Drop"

I'm using "Smart Fetch" and I've been working with my dog for about a week now. We usually do about 4, 10 minute sessions a day. I wondering if I'm doing something wrong or if this is normal. He is improving but at a snails pace. I've gotten him to where he will hold the roller without me holding it...
by scsims
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: rabbit hunting with a couple of gsps.
Replies: 9
Views: 3348

rabbit hunting with a couple of gsps.

My Brittany will point rabbits but just doesn't care about them as much as birds. You can tell by looking at him on point. He is not as excited.
by scsims
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany coat grooming
Replies: 17
Views: 7225

Brittany coat grooming

CDN_Cocker wrote:I just trim the feathers. Afraid of clipping and ruining his coat or it coming back longer and requiring constant clipping.
Can you ruin a coat? I had my Britt cut too short. It's growing back but it's been about a month and sparse long hair growing through the short undercoat.
by scsims
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Riley's First Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 1517

Riley's First Hunt

Well not really I hunted him several times but we haven't came across a wild bird yet. Yesterday we did a preserve hunt, we had 40 quail released in a large millet field with strips cut though it. He pointed lots of birds and found the downed birds when we couldn't. He point his first pheasant that ...
by scsims
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Who hunts in the rain?
Replies: 13
Views: 6669

Who hunts in the rain?

How about pen raised birds? I plan on hunting a preserve in a couple of weeks and wondered if I should go if it's wet.
by scsims
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How much do you feed?
Replies: 37
Views: 18421

How much do you feed?

My 12 month old Brittany is about 47 pounds, and is hungry all the time, I feed him 5-6 cups of TOTW puppy food a day. You can easily see his ribs, so I asked the vet they said it's not worms since I have him on Trifexis. They recommended moving him to adult food. Not sure if that will make any diff...
by scsims
Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skin Issue on Dogs Ear
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Skin Issue on Dogs Ear

Thanks for the advice, was out training today and in the sun light I noticed thin hair under the left eye as well.
by scsims
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skin Issue on Dogs Ear
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Skin Issue on Dogs Ear

Thank for the info, I had lab that had demodetic mange as a pup, but he started showing signs at 4 months. My Brit is right at a year old, so I wasn't sure if it would show up first at this age.
by scsims
Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Skin Issue on Dogs Ear
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Skin Issue on Dogs Ear

I noticed today that my Brittany's was missing a little hair in one spot near the front edge of the left ear and there is dry flakey skin, possibly a little scabby too. I figured I'd just watch it to see if it worsens but wanted to get your alls opinion as well. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1417893874.389...
by scsims
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 115826

Occupations

RAN Engineer
by scsims
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon
Replies: 32
Views: 11270

How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon

I've read in the book that mo doesn't use the e collar nick if the dog has scent of a bird.
by scsims
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar question?
Replies: 29
Views: 8595

E-collar question?

Ok, thanks. I will work on one command at a time.
by scsims
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar question?
Replies: 29
Views: 8595

E-collar question?

In conjunction with my other post regarding bird training, I've been working on e collar conditioning as some of you have stated I needed to do to keep some control over him the first season. My question is, should the e collar only be used for hunting situation obedience ie.... Here and stand? Or c...
by scsims
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon
Replies: 32
Views: 11270

How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon

There is really no whoa in the book until the end and he states he teaches it if the clients wants him to. His method the bird teaches the dog to be steady. He learns if he moves off point the birds is gone and there is no chance of him getting it.
by scsims
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon
Replies: 32
Views: 11270

How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon

Yes I'm using Maurice Lindley's book. Same method as the pro I'm using. He's going back to the trainer at the beginning of October.
by scsims
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon
Replies: 32
Views: 11270

How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon

He points well, but will not let me get in front if him every time before he rushes in, sometimes he will.... For how long, he started out chasing early on around 4 months then went to a pro for a months at 7 months old, an he had him not chasing when I got him back. I would just launch or flush the...
by scsims
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quail House Question
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Quail House Question

Can I buy new quail and put them in the quail house with the ones I've had for about 8 weeks, they are about 4 months old? Just wondering incase I start to run low soon.
by scsims
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon
Replies: 32
Views: 11270

How Often Should I Shoot a Quail or Pigeon

My Britt is about 9 months old and is working on shotgun conditioning before this up coming season. Most of the time when the bird hits the air and the dog gives chase I shoot in the air when he's out about 20-30 yards. So far I've shot 2 quail and 1 pigeon for him. How often should I be training hi...
by scsims
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Running in on birds
Replies: 8
Views: 3565

Running in on birds

I buy mine from local farmer swap meets. They have just about every bird you'd want at those things.
by scsims
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone have any Roller Pigeons in thier coop?
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Anyone have any Roller Pigeons in thier coop?

I have rollers with homers, I like them. They recall to the coop well too.
by scsims
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Semi Predator Proof JH & Pigeon House.
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Semi Predator Proof JH & Pigeon House.

I have always just shut the entry doors in the evening.
by scsims
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?
Replies: 89
Views: 45546

Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?

When I was a kid a neighbor had 2 golden retrievers, named Bourbon and Water.
by scsims
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What to Feed Quail
Replies: 12
Views: 4428

What to Feed Quail

Just got the quail house built, and plan on picking up 20 or so quail tomorrow that are about 10 weeks old. What should I feed them?

Just need a coat of paint as soon as the weather dries out.
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by scsims
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Orphaned pigeon Babies
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Orphaned pigeon Babies

Some pigeons parents haven't returned to the loft and they have about 10 day old babies, will other pigeons pitch in and take care of them?
by scsims
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail House Plan on the Internet
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Quail House Plan on the Internet

Does anyone know of a resource on the internet where you can download a copy of quail house plans?
by scsims
Sat May 24, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need a trainer in Tennessee
Replies: 19
Views: 7459

Need a trainer in Tennessee

I've met with Jonesy several times and my Britt is going to him in about 3 weeks, then again this fall.
by scsims
Sun May 04, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons and Water
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Re: Pigeons and Water

I have a field I train my pup in near a pond. A couple times a carded pigeon has land on the pond, and they float till the wind pushes them over to the side.
by scsims
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Training
Replies: 16
Views: 4866

Re: Puppy Training

Thanks for the great advice guys.... It really helps. Got a couple more questions that I've been pondering. When should I begin to introduce gun fire..... I know he will need to be totally focused on birds, but when do you all begin to do this? When and what the best way to get them to swim, he will...
by scsims
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Training
Replies: 16
Views: 4866

Puppy Training

Hello, I'm new here and just had my first post over in the intro forum. I'm looking for on advise on how to proceed with my Brittany puppy. He is just now 16 weeks old, and I've been working with him on basic obedience and some go at his own pace bird intro work. I started out by reading a couple of...
by scsims
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 0
Views: 435

Hello Everyone!

I'm new to bird dogs and bird hunting in general. I have a 16 week old Brittany that I've been working with since I got him at 8 weeks. I have pigeons and plenty of ground to work with him. He is smart, and I'm just wanting to make sure I'm not doing something that might set formal training back. I'...