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Thread: Train a dog to sit when a shot is fired?

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    Default Train a dog to sit when a shot is fired?

    Let me hear your thoughts.

    When upland game hunting do you want your dog to sit when the birds flush? When the shot is fired?
    Doesn't need to sit?
    What are your thoughts?

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    When shots are fired. You dont always shot when birds flush and I dont want my dog chasing birds.
    "Some people pride themselves on how far they can shoot ducks, others pride themselves on how close they can get them. I'm an other!!! "
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    I want my dog to sit before and after flushing. Even though I don't have "pointing" labs, I can tell when they're on a bird. We sit them, then release them to flush, then blow the whistle again when the bird gets up. Then release them again to retrieve...

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    You will need help(ers).
    Get with a training group, people who know how to help you teach your dog this behavior. Find reference material and study the various methods used. Plenty of information out there.
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    Good luck!
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    Don't let anyone tie you the the other end of a loooooong..... rope, so you can stop the dog when he breaks.

    Fell for that one once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakaiser View Post
    Don't let anyone tie you the the other end of a loooooong..... rope, so you can stop the dog when he breaks.

    Fell for that one once.
    I'm sorry, but that mental picture cracked me up!
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    http://www.northernflight.com/steadiness.htm

    This is an article by Butch Goodwin. He writes much better than I do. He has a number of other interesting articles on his site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakaiser View Post
    Don't let anyone tie you the the other end of a loooooong..... rope, so you can stop the dog when he breaks.

    Fell for that one once.
    That made me laugh. A week ago I was teaching sit-to-pile. I had a 60 foot check chord on my pup. I was using it to stop the dog when I blew the sit whistle. One time, the dog was flying to the pile. I blew the whistle and was just grabbing onto the rope when the line tangled in my feet, and jerked them out from under me. The first thing to hit the ground was the back of my head. Hardest I hit my head since my football days. I sat up and the ground was up sideways and spinning. It took a couple minutes before I could get up. When I could finally focus, there was my pup standing at my feet looking up with that inquisitive look on it's face.

    Thank God he's getting it and I'll be able to do away with the check chord soon... I'm going the extra mile, after having a dog that got in the habit of a loopy sit - not gonna let that become a habit ever again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I'm going the extra mile, after having a dog that got in the habit of a loopy sit - not gonna let that become a habit ever again.
    Very smart.

    Big picture, always! Loopy sits = out after land blind.
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