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View Poll Results: How often does your dog get live flyers? Excluding hunting.

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  • Never

    4 3.33%
  • Only at hunt tests or trials

    9 7.50%
  • 2 to 4 times a year and at trials/tests

    32 26.67%
  • Every month

    30 25.00%
  • Every week

    45 37.50%
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Thread: Live flyers

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    I wish there was an option for twice a month. That's probably the average for my dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    Does it count if they're shackled, not shot? We're doing a lot of that, now.
    It's not the same.

    When the shot hits the bird, it drives my dogs nuts.
    With a shackled bird, the crack doesn't reach their brain, until they are almost on the bird.

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    Try to get flyers 2 times per week in trial season, out of season tower shoots up to 90 birds but usually 20-30 birds shot per week. In training down south with pros they shoot at least 2 flyers per week.They say it keeps their attitude up and I agree.
    When doing tower shoots I work off a mat and all about control. Oct. - Dec. it's duck season. Flyers every day( I wish ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by blake_mhoona View Post
    how are people getting such a vast supply of ducks? are you growing them yourself? if thats the case you must start each spring with 150 ducklings or more? around here at $12 a pop for full grown ducks that'd add up a lot quicker than any of the other training supplies. i understand the "it's best not to keep up with how much you spend on your dog routine" but that seems like it would far outpace any other bill you might have with a dog?
    Guy 30 miles away raises them, or I can get them when the bird guy delivers to the area clubs. I'd not waste my time raising ducks when I can buy what I need for $10 +/- each when I need them, but if I couldn't get them so easily, I'd certainly have to consider raising them or keeping a larger amount. I'd rather buy 6-8 birds a week than blow $70-80 per dog (I run 4-6 at a time) on entry fees, plus travel expenses. There simply is no duplicating what a flyer does, I don't care what you do in training to try to simulate it.
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    Not enough

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    what's a live flyer?
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    Gumbo gets shot flyers everyday during hunting season.
    Carolina American Water Spaniels

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseberry View Post
    what's a live flyer?
    No kidding!
    David got it right.....shot flyers!
    "Force fetch isn't about retrieving as much as it is conditioning a dog to handle pressure, in a very controlled environment. It's about putting a dog in the position of having to figure out how to turn off pressure by finding the correct response. This translates into numerous areas in training." Sharon Potter.

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    When Gooser shoots,, Theys just flyers!

    Fly, fly fly, bang bang bang damn damn damn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    I'd rather buy 6-8 birds a week than blow $70-80 per dog (I run 4-6 at a time) on entry fees, plus travel expenses. There simply is no duplicating what a flyer does, I don't care what you do in training to try to simulate it.
    Exactly - Shoot them when I got them - hopefully once a week during test season..Pigeons get the dogs ramped up pretty good , so I use them when needed..
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