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  Topic: Hard mouth and dominance issues

Replies: 2
Views: 2850

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 04/10/08, 9:56 am   Subject: Hard mouth and dominance issues
Maybe try and stick the bird into some sort of stocking and ask to retrieve, then praise, lots of it?
  Topic: Moving to hotter country .......

Replies: 1
Views: 1733

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 04/10/08, 9:47 am   Subject: Moving to hotter country .......
and my question is: If my 3 year old GWP is used to northern temperatures will he suffer when we move to Spain? WHat will I have to look out for? ANy other pointers/ warnings????
Thanks for any input
  Topic: Pigeons

Replies: 11
Views: 6317

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 04/10/08, 9:28 am   Subject: Re: Pigeons
My pup is now 5 months old and has yet to see a bird. I wanted to know where, some of you that utilize pigeons for training, get them?

Ishoot pigeons over here and any self respecting GWP will put ...
  Topic: short clip of Max flushing a pheasant

Replies: 0
Views: 1934

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 04/10/08, 9:13 am   Subject: short clip of Max flushing a pheasant
Just to show my dog off Laughing Laughing
retrieving a pigeon

sorry, got the wrong clip, this is the pheasant flushing one: ...
  Topic: Feet/Legs

Replies: 134
Views: 49472

PostForum: Hunting   Posted: 01/25/07, 3:31 pm   Subject: Feet/Legs
I fail to believe what I am reading here. I thought for some time that this is a forum on GWP's. What I just found out ( after flying through some of the replies ) I seem to be in the middle of some b ...
  Topic: crazed behavior

Replies: 2
Views: 3672

PostForum: Companion Training   Posted: 06/12/06, 6:12 am   Subject: crazed behavior
WOOOW, steady on, as DevataGWP says, HE IS A BABY !
I have made mistakes with my dog, and believe me, I found that I had to check my expectations (a lot !!!)
Because of these I still have to deal wi ...
  Topic: Afraid of Water

Replies: 7
Views: 6963

PostForum: Companion Training   Posted: 06/12/06, 6:04 am   Subject: Afraid of Water
I thought the same about my dog. Even though he is now 1yr and 1 month old, he was real shy of any water. So, A few days ago, I went (during a heat wave) to a very small pond not far from the village, ...
  Topic: Pointing difference .....

Replies: 0
Views: 2595

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 06/12/06, 5:54 am   Subject: Pointing difference .....
Hi all,
I have noticed that when Max points birds he assumes a totally different stance to , let's say rabbits. when he points pheasants he seems to stretch his body more! This sure is also an indica ...
  Topic: Update on Max's progress (or my own :-)

Replies: 1
Views: 2820

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 06/12/06, 5:48 am   Subject: Update on Max's progress (or my own :-)
Hi all,
just thought I'd let you know how both, Max and myself are doing!!! Seems like I learnt a lot more since I started posting on here!!
First thing I HAD to figure out is :

1) Patience, pa ...
  Topic: He isn't coming back

Replies: 6
Views: 5646

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 05/16/06, 5:42 am   Subject: He isn't coming back
Just to let all of you whom were kind enough to help me that Max is doing extremely well.
I had a sit down and a good think (one thing I should have done a long time ago) what it actually is I wante ...
  Topic: He isn't coming back

Replies: 6
Views: 5646

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 03/03/06, 7:07 am   Subject: He isn't coming back
thank you very much for your reply! I was already thinking about an e-collar, however, they are not too easy to come by over here and slightly frowned upon. I will have a look at this Dogtra100N ...
  Topic: Probably a stupid quetsion (Sorry!)...

Replies: 10
Views: 8508

PostForum: Training for Performance/Conformation   Posted: 02/13/06, 6:05 am   Subject: Probably a stupid quetsion (Sorry!)...
Max was only about 6 months old and I took him with me to shoots. I kept him well away from the guns at first, but once he saw the other dogs in there, it was hard to stop hom. Funny enough, the guns ...
  Topic: He isn't coming back

Replies: 6
Views: 5646

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 02/13/06, 6:00 am   Subject: He isn't coming back
Max is now 8 months old and doing really well, errrr hmmm, apart from ....once in while he decides he has to explore the woods and fields around and well, he comes back when he wants to, which is usua ...
  Topic: first "retrieve" while "working"

Replies: 0
Views: 2406

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 01/01/06, 4:32 pm   Subject: first "retrieve" while "working"
Gotta let you all in on that one. I have been taking Max beating for pheasant and partridge quite a few times this last month (morer for the walk than anything else). To cut a long story short ...... ...
  Topic: GWP & rabbit training

Replies: 4
Views: 4779

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 01/01/06, 4:20 pm   Subject: GWP & rabbit training
I am training my 8 months old pup NOT to go after rabbits as want him on pheasants and partridges. But I noticed (since I started taking him along to shoots - I am with the beaters - ) that he natura ...
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