WTB: used bird launcher

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WTB: used bird launcher

Post by work765 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:26 pm

Got my dog back from her trainer and I think I need to plant a few birds for her in our local mountains, instead of the fields she was trained in. She keeps charging in and not even pointing.
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Re: WTB: used bird launcher

Post by Featherfinder » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:45 am

work765, I like to think your trainer displayed your dog's attributes before he set him home. I also like to think he gave you some "dos and don'ts".
Perhaps I'm reading this incorrectly but you said your dog "keeps charging in". He can't "keep" busting birds. By that I mean he can't be allowed to do so over and over or you will flush your training investment down the toilet.
Dogs have to transition from trainer to owner and from various training situations to wild birds. If you respond the same way to the very first bird he busts as his trainer did, you will have a more consistent reliable dog. The rules are the rules.
Buying a launcher for a trained dog guarantees one thing - more money spent. It won't help you understand what to do when he busts birds that are not launched for him and he has already learned the difference.
Contact your trainer ASAP.

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Re: WTB: used bird launcher

Post by Brime » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:30 pm

Watch Standing Stone Kennels video on YouTube. They have a great intro to birds as well as working a bird launcher.

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Re: WTB: used bird launcher

Post by oldbeek » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:11 pm

I am training my sons GSP right now. He is wise to everything. E-collar, lead rope and launchers that pop at first scent. An old trainer told me to get a flushing whip. It is 1/4 in fiberglass rod that I hang off my belt. If he moves from solid point on the bird , I slap him with the whip hard. He ranges way out so I just follow along rocking 4-5 pigeons and put them under the brush. Then call him back in and start pointing the rocked birds. I put the birds on the upwind side of the bush so he doesn't normally get to close.

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