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#21 glenway

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:22 PM

A pic of Joe in our blind.  That's the launcher in the foreground.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:46 PM

Sounds like a great time ! The hunt tests were always a good time for the handlers ,shooters and especially the dogs.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:56 PM

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:34 PM

See...you did just fine.
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Posted 11 September 2014 - 05:02 PM

That does sound like a lot of fun! Sounds like you did good, and had some smart dogs!


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 03:09 AM

All the dogs are smart.  It takes a trained owner to get it out of them, however.  And the money they put into them seems to have no limit.

 

A neighbor, who owns several highly trained retrievers, and is a member of one of the retriever clubs, not only has spent countless thousands of dollars on his dogs' professional training, he just constructed 2 ponds to simulate those used in the events.  And, before he spent the cash on the ponds, he purchased the additional land so that he could make it happen.  One pond cost $70,000 just to move the dirt.  His dogs are his children.



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Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:16 PM

Reminds me of my brother! His dogs live better than most humans (me for one) do! hehehe.

 

Yeah, I've never had a lab that didn't retrieve. However, I broke the mold 5 years ago with a 'mutt' Border Collie/Lab mix just because I had not duck hunted for years, and she was a free pup. Not sure why but she HATES guns, thunder and lightning, etc... Now I have the duck itch again so I think when she gets a little bit older a new Lab is in order. If I went out this year I'd either have to do a lot of swimming, or a lot of paddling around goofing up the hunt. :nut:


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 06:53 PM

I had a gun-shy Lab - until he figured out that he could go nuts downrange on game.  After he learned, the guns never bothered him.  In fact, he would go downrange at every shot at the range, so we could never have him with us.  So, we locked him in the Scout and he ate all our chicken - bones and all.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:47 AM

I had a springer that would go apeshit when ever you got a gun out, she was born to hunt.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 02:46 PM

lol!!! I have been thinking of trying to teach her that guns =  critters, go get em! A wing would be nice, but I don't know of anyone who still hunts ducks/geese so I may try with a squirrel and lots of treats. Probably start with a .22 short and see what happens. She sure loves to hunt (by herself) so if she could learn that the gun was a big helper I'd be in business!


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:01 PM

lol...Beta. put the Beggin strips in the gun safe.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:07 PM

I am going to look for some of my old photos...I have shot Pheasants over a Doberman, Australian Red Heeler and my Springer. Non were gun shy.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:36 PM

lol!!! I have been thinking of trying to teach her that guns =  critters, go get em! A wing would be nice, but I don't know of anyone who still hunts ducks/geese so I may try with a squirrel and lots of treats. Probably start with a .22 short and see what happens. She sure loves to hunt (by herself) so if she could learn that the gun was a big helper I'd be in business!

I'd start by shooting at a distance from the dog, show her you are having fun. Have the wife hold her and encourage her to go to you. Do that several times before you shoot close to her, and even then use restraint when shooting directly over her. You'll know when you can move to the next step by her comfort with the situation.

My hunting dog of years past knew the difference between a shotgun and a rifle. He'd sniff at a rifle on the floor, but he'd roll all over a shotgun.


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Mr. Coyote says, you can trap me, snare me, shoot me, cage me, chase me, just don't EVER swat me. I'll bite you...twice if you taste like a yooper !

 

 


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:16 AM

For sure a dog can learn not to be afraid of shooting, even if it is gun shy. 

 

I even had a cat that was "noise sensitive", but once he followed me around while I was shooting cow birds with sub-sonics.  He pounced on a cripple and finished it off.  After that, he knew what the gun was for and we hunted routinely around the house.

 

That's until my wife caught us in the act and ended all my fun with one swing of the frying pan.  The cat didn't get in any trouble, though.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 05:33 AM

Hopefully it wasn't cast iron Glen.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:26 PM

Good tips everyone!! Thanks! I may even try the Beggin strips AZ! :mrgreen:


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