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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mooshkat, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. mooshkat

    mooshkat Member

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    Picking her up next week, she will be 8wks. Lewellin Setter, hope she likes hunting grouse in NE wisconsin. This will be my first hunting companion, all my other dogs were house pets, its going to be a busy summer, as this will also be my first attempt at training a bird dog. I have added a few more pics farther down. Dave
     
  2. BILL GRILL

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    Do not forget to love her first! Then train her. Don't rush patience is a must!
    She will do her job if you do yours. Bill
     
  3. Setterman

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    For some reason I like your selection!
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

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    Great looking little setter Moos!! I've read that 49 days of age is an ideal time to separate pups from the litter and mom. Guide dogs taken at that age make the grade better so I've read. I've taken mine over the years from 4-1/2 to 12 weeks of age and they've made good bird dogs regardless of age taken away. I'd hafta go get her now!! :) More pictures later please?

    Hap
     
  5. EE

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    First rule of training a dog. You have to be smarter than the dog.

    EE
     
  6. Tom Strunk

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    Great looking pup. Lots of love and a lot of time with you will make your pup want to please you. Make sure you have a warm, dry place for her to sleep and a covered pen when you must leave her home. NE Wisconsin is not known for warm winters.

    The best bird dog I have ever had went with me everywhere. We learned to comunicate with each other by being together all the time. Remember -- treat her like you would want to be treated if you were her. I'm sure you two will have a wonderful life together, enjoy, enjoy.

    Tom Strunk
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

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    What a great picture. you have a lot of good advice here already, time together is everything. Alder knew what I was going to do when I was only thinking of it.

    Tom, I hope all is going well for you and your wife. Shoot well, Bob
     
  8. mooshkat

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    She will be living in the house with my wife and i and my cocker, she will always be warm and comfortable,and i plan on her being with me alot also.
     
  9. pheasantmaster

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    Second rule of "dog training", don't frustrate the pup. Make yourself easy to train..
     
  10. birdogs

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    Start the dog of correctly! Get a training tape (CD/DVD) like Sherry Ray Ebert's and look at in many times before trying the things she demonstrates.

    Introduce birds early.

    Make loud sounds unexpectedly as well. DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH THE PUP when making loud noises. If she seems alarmed,ignore her. Otherwise you will reinforce any negative reaction to the sound and contribute to possible gunshyness.

    Don't talk your way through a training session. I always recommend using a piece of masking tape - over the trainer's mouth.

    If the pup is well bred, she wil train up easily and quickly and you will have a great friend and hunting companion of years to come. Patience and calmness are key. You will have her in the field this Fall. Good luck!
     
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    My first rule for training a pup: If you don't have the time to dedicate to it - and it takes dedication - hire a pro to get her started. Once she learns how to learn, you can take on the finishing aspects to your desired level.

    It is some of the best $$ you will ever spend on a good looking dog such as your pup.

    Joe
     
  12. trapwife

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    Awwww, I'm trying hard not to get puppy fever, after losing our MacDuff this week.
     
  13. Barry C. Roach

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    Puppies have a way of easing the pain sometimes. I think that's what they invented them for.
     
  14. brucestorey

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    I just picked up my family's English Setter pup yesterday. This pup is one in a million, as far as smarts and personality.

    Your pup looks great. Congratulations.

    Bruce
     
  15. Setterman

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    pictures, pictures!
     
  16. g7777777

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    cool

    cute picture

    hopefully it wont snow the pups entire lifetime- hard to hunt in those waist high drifts

    regards from Iowa where we are having the worst winter in 148 years of recorded history

    Gene
     
  17. Auctioneer

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    I do miss the English Setters that we had here when I was a kid.
     
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    My bet is that you spoil her rotten!

    Trapwife: Sorry to hear of your loss. Dogs leave a paw print on your heart.
     
  19. mooshkat

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    Here is a couple more pics, mine is on the left. Dave
     
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    Here is the other pic. Dave
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