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by Springfield Pointers
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Training Gundogs
Topic: The game of chase...
Replies: 9
Views: 54

Re: The game of chase...

If the dog is off at a distance, the line isn't going to be of any use. Personally (if its a young dog) I'd ignore the crow chasing for now and work on encouraging positive behaviour on game. He'll soon work out that crows aren't on the menu. Be clear in your actions, as you can very easily and inad...
by Springfield Pointers
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Health & Feeding
Topic: Switching food but not brand
Replies: 20
Views: 248

Re: Switching food but not brand

Personally, I've always been disappointed with commercial dogfood.
by Springfield Pointers
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Working Gundogs
Topic: Dropping a dead for a runner
Replies: 70
Views: 966

Re: Dropping a dead for a runner

Naj wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:48 pm
ips wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:15 pm
Sounds like a drama queen
Perhaps she was on the pull. :angel:
What? He was shooting clays?
by Springfield Pointers
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Health & Feeding
Topic: Switching food but not brand
Replies: 20
Views: 248

Re: Switching food but not brand

I'm afraid I can't comment on many commercial foods. I've only ever used them as fillers, but generally look for the higher protein foods. In my opinion all commercial foods are a compromise, but find one that agrees with your dog, and if the dog looks OK, not losing or gaining weight, and has enoug...
by Springfield Pointers
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Health & Feeding
Topic: Switching food but not brand
Replies: 20
Views: 248

Re: Switching food but not brand

Springcopse spaniels wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:17 am
I would rather feed saw dust swept off the floor than feed skinners, about the same quality.
😂
by Springfield Pointers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Working Gundogs
Topic: Dropping a dead for a runner
Replies: 70
Views: 966

Re: Dropping a dead for a runner

ips wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:43 pm
To me proper shooting is one man one dog and some land to wander around.
Best experienced with friends, mate.
by Springfield Pointers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Working Gundogs
Topic: Dropping a dead for a runner
Replies: 70
Views: 966

Re: Dropping a dead for a runner

I roughshoot in the same manner as you do, CC, on wild game, for the pot, with just my dog and my gun and consider myself very lucky to be in a position to do so because I can go out the door any time the mood takes me and very few people in the UK can now practice this form of hunting. So you coul...
by Springfield Pointers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Working Gundogs
Topic: Dropping a dead for a runner
Replies: 70
Views: 966

Re: Dropping a dead for a runner

"Proper" means real, actual rough shooting / upland hunting, there is very little opportunity to do that in our crowed little islands. I would say that the vast majority of guns shoot on formal driven days. There are wildfowlers on the foreshore and people shoot pigeons from hides, rabbits are usua...
by Springfield Pointers
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Working Gundogs
Topic: Non definitive assessment of the HPR breeds.
Replies: 111
Views: 3178

Re: Non definitive assessment of the HPR breeds.

newf news - or side note 1.1: I trained my old spinone to relocate on tap of the head whilst on point overlaid by verbal command when I couldn't see the bird and didn't want to disturb ground or the dog's "focus" when approaching. I'd expect my dogs to keep contact with the bird, and relocate accor...
by Springfield Pointers
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Health & Feeding
Topic: Feeding 12 week old puppy
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: Feeding 12 week old puppy

Get her back to the breeder ASAP. Tell them you will be happy to collect her again subject to a full veterinary report from them and when she is eating correctly for a pup of that age. I would let them keep the money subject to the pup being examined. I would certainly not expect to pay anything fur...