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by EAM
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to training
Replies: 8
Views: 1597

Re: New to training

I can relate to all your problems. I believe if you stick with the discipline the dog can calm down. I am not an expert but my Brittany was pretty difficult to live with in the home until about a year and a half. He is almost two now and if he isn't running outside, prefers to lay on his bed and sle...
by EAM
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Proplan sport 30/20 vs 26/16
Replies: 22
Views: 5946

Purina Proplan sport 30/20 vs 26/16

Any reason to use the one with less protein and fat? Ive always fed 30/20, didn't know 26/16 existed.
by EAM
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: recall to whistle versus e-collar tone recall
Replies: 31
Views: 5479

Re: recall to whistle versus e-collar tone recall

If taught correctly dog will respond to the tone, come, or the whistle. But, as someone mentioned above, in the future you may not want the dog to return all the way with the whistle, just more of a check in. I would make the dog come in all the way on the whistle in the beginning.
by EAM
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Place Command
Replies: 15
Views: 2358

Re: Place Command

Place is a word, nothing more! To your dog it's a word it will not understand till you teach it. It could be swapped out with several other commands and work! For instance, whoa. It means stop and stand still, nothing more. Sit mean's sit and don't move until released, nothing more. Down means lie ...
by EAM
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Place Command
Replies: 15
Views: 2358

Re: Place Command

I only own one dog, I am no expert. Many pointer people will tell you place is not necessary, and in my opinion they are correct. But, I have taught my Brittany place. This may help you with a few of your questions. How does teaching place to a dog's bed/mat teach the dog to go somewhere you want it...
by EAM
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gunner Medium
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Gunner Medium

I was interested in the Gunner small, I have a 30lb britt and I had this same question. I wanted to save some room in the back of my suburban and wanted a smaller kennel. I got the gunner small dimensions and realized is about the size of small wire kennel I used when he was a puppy. I set the wire ...
by EAM
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gunner or Ruff Tuff
Replies: 19
Views: 9082

Re: Gunner or Ruff Tuff

If you go to the gunner website they are hitting kennels with a sled and the gunner does much better then the ruff tough and the other kennels. Its a stronger kennel. I believe if you go to the ruff tough website, they are doing something similar, but the gunner kennel isn't part of the test. That d...
by EAM
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Reinforcing obedience with E collar
Replies: 22
Views: 3797

Re: Reinforcing obedience with E collar

Once the dog complies with the command stop the stimulation. I am a novice but this has helped me, put the e collar on the dog every time you go outside with the dog. Never call him to you if he doesn't have the collar on him, you have to correct him every time he doesn't comply. Even if all it take...
by EAM
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Reinforcing obedience with E collar
Replies: 22
Views: 3797

Re: Reinforcing obedience with E collar

George Hickox Great Beginnings and Training Pointing Dogs has a good introduction. First command is Kennel, it teaches the dog to shut the stimulation off by going in the kennel after you have given the command.
by EAM
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer Question
Replies: 57
Views: 11211

Re: Deer Question

What level of intensity do you normally train with? In the yard he will often respond to a 1, maybe go up to a 3. If I am heeling him and he comes by another dog, he might need a 4. But, he was bad at chasing tweety birds, flushed pheasants, and training pigeons. When they flew he would chase them a...
by EAM
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer Question
Replies: 57
Views: 11211

Re: Deer Question

I have a 15 month old Brittanny. He is collar conditioned. He ran some deer about a month ago out of a preserve, crossed a busy road, and ran about a mile or so before I could find him. First time he has done this. We didnt realize he was running deer at first. Question, when I trashbreak him should...
by EAM
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 53
Views: 16440

Re: Why Purina Pro Plan?

The kennel I got my pup from fed proplan sport salmon and rice, the breeder was a vet, ran competition dogs, said he had studied dog food extensivly, and used it on dogs in his kennel as well as at the vet.
by EAM
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pulling Pup
Replies: 22
Views: 6581

Re: Pulling Pup

I have a related question with a one year old Brittany pup who I have trained to heal with an e collar. It’s pretty solid unless there is a lot of distraction. I don’t expect the dog to heal the entire walk. I don’t mind if when the dog is not on heal if he walks in front of me. But he will pull occ...