Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 27

Thread: Dog's First Hunt

  1. #11

    Default

    How much bird exposure has the dog had? Have you given him planted pigeons during quartering drills or a clipped wing pigeon?

  2. #12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by UplandHntr View Post
    I've had a couple of field goldens. My suggestion is to wait till he hits some not bird scent and then you'll wish you never started this thread.😆😆
    Just got back20191017_094956.jpg

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Spring Grove, IL
    Posts
    1,742

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by UplandHntr View Post
    I've had a couple of field goldens. My suggestion is to wait till he hits some hot bird scent and then you'll wish you never started this thread.����
    I fat fingered my original response which made the message useless. Lets see some pics of your Golden!
    Mike

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Minnetonka/Minneapolis
    Posts
    1,859

    Default

    You might try training your dog at a preserve with planted birds - a great way to duplicate the hunt experience. You'll have a very charged dog!

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    2,272

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyB View Post
    You might try training your dog at a preserve with planted birds - a great way to duplicate the hunt experience. You'll have a very charged dog!
    the closest i would ever let my dog get to a planted or pen raised bird would be a pigeon in a launcher.....wild birds are the way to go.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Minnetonka/Minneapolis
    Posts
    1,859

    Default

    I've seen trainers using chuckers, pigeons and hen pheasants quite effectively.... Sure worked with my past three dogs.

    Have never tried the launcher...
    Last edited by jonnyB; 10-20-2019 at 08:51 AM.

  7. #17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter94 View Post
    the closest i would ever let my dog get to a planted or pen raised bird would be a pigeon in a launcher.....wild birds are the way to go.
    Actually pen raised and planted birds are the way to go when introducing a young puppy to birds. Especially a shackled or clipped wing bird. It is safe for the dog and puts the trainer in control. A retriever can't pick up a bird in a launcher. You can't force fetch on wild birds either. Training and hunting are quite different.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Minnetonka/Minneapolis
    Posts
    1,859

    Default

    Thanks, W.KS. You clearly stated the whole rationale for using a control setting, for training...thanks! Obviously, trying to train while you're hunting doesn't work well. Using a preserve worked extremely well for me...those that hunt with me can attest to the dog's intensity and prey-drive!

  9. #19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyB View Post
    Thanks, W.KS. You clearly stated the whole rationale for using a control setting, for training...thanks! Obviously, trying to train while you're hunting doesn't work well. Using a preserve worked extremely well for me...those that hunt with me can attest to the dog's intensity and prey-drive!
    Some people can't distinguish between the 2. The best way to get a dog to quarter is through quartering drills using a couple of helpers and using a combination of dummies and planted pigeons. Chasing wild birds in a hunting situation is not the way to develop prey drive. Training with planted birds where the dog gets a snort full then gets a shackled pigeon in his mouth is. They have to taste those birds. Once this is accomplished taking the dog hunting is easy.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Monroe Georgia
    Posts
    322

    Default

    My concern would be gun introduction

    I would let him find and flush and chase birds before I shot over him

    Get him bird crazy with lots of encouragement and atta boys so hes actively seeking pheasants

    Then when hes fired up chasing one he flushed shoot it for him so he sees it fall just one shot no boom boom boom

    If you miss let it fly off and just do the attaboys and go find another bird

    Once he connects the boom with a bird falling you will be on your way

    Also forget trying to teach quartering just follow him
    Around and catch up to him when he gets birdy

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •