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ctybrddg

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My dog loves birds and when they are present she does not flinch when I shoot. When she hears shots in the distance she stops and then continues on. I went out for ohio opening day she did well but when people shot about 100yds away she stopped. I don't think she is gun shy. What could this be?
 

bobeyerite

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Most dogs will do that. I think they are looking to see if something drops near them for a retrieve........Bob
 

ctybrddg

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I went hunting early with buddies(no dog) and later I took pup solo to hunt. I was hoping to control as much as possible. What are some ground rules to tell hunting partners when hunting over your dog?
 

bobeyerite

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Rule One, No body gives commands to my dog but me without permission. In fact I perfer it if you don't talk to them at all while hunting.......Bob
 

bobeyerite

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Rule Two: When the dog is on point. I will give instructions on how to handle it. Do Not rush to the dog, it will hold for us to get there............Bob
 

ctybrddg

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O how I love watching her work.:eek: Today she went charging through cover. If anyone else would have been with me they might have been annoyed. I held my patience until she got it out of her system. Then started quartering the field. :10sign:
 

Matt D

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I think the answers to your questions depend a lot on the dog and its personality and also on what level of training you are at with it. Type of dog also comes into play for me a little. As far as someone being upset if a dog had a few minutes of less than perfect hunting, I think I would be finding someone new to hunt with as anyone that has hunted with dogs know that most are not perfect all the time.

For me and my ESS 2-4 of us total is a nice number for him and his hunting style. Have done larger groups but like to keep it close to that number.

Good luck,

Matt D
 

ctybrddg

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My pup is a mix Viszla and Wiem. She hunts very close and checks in alot. I think new fields still get to her until she gets bird in her nose. Tail between her legs and all of a sudden tail up and she starts workn. She never gets further than 50yrd without looking for me.
 
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