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setter pup making progress #7574105
05/01/22 08:29 AM
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Completely house broke. Getting better at cmere even if other stuff is going on, loves to play fetch. have not introduced him to any quail or pheasants or wings or anything but he pointed the neighbors chickens yesterday. I think thats good?


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Re: setter pup making progress [Re: danny clifton] #7574112
05/01/22 08:40 AM
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Thatís awesome Danny. My old English would point box turtles in the yard. She did it as a pup and it took hold. She never did it while hunting only when in our yard. My new pup will be 6 weeks next week. Looking foreword to the training. Eric

Re: setter pup making progress [Re: danny clifton] #7574129
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Did the dog actually flash point the chickens? If so, that's a great sign. Put a short leash or rope on the pup and pull him in gently as you tell him to come. Praise him as he does so and love him up when he gets to you. Sounds like you did a good job on the housebreaking.

Re: setter pup making progress [Re: danny clifton] #7574131
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I bought a pointing lab pup, he's 10 weeks old and seems like he has no desire to point at anything. Glad yours is pointing already.

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Re: setter pup making progress [Re: danny clifton] #7574136
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Have had multiple English Setters over the years and down to one.
Best thing that worked for me was start asap with a 12 ft. cane pole , about 8 feet of monofilament , a quail or pheasant wing. As you take the pup out for bathroom breaks walk with pole and drop the wing in bushes or taller grass, work on a whoa or hold command. Reward and make it fun, if the pup gets bored hold off for a bit.
Just be patient and steady with the training cycles

Re: setter pup making progress [Re: Donnersurvivor] #7574142
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Originally Posted by Donnersurvivor
I bought a pointing lab pup, he's 10 weeks old and seems like he has no desire to point at anything. Glad yours is pointing already.

I've had 2 pointing labs. Neither pointed wings on strings, birds in the yard, etc. as pups. They just started doing it while hunting.

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Originally Posted by trapdog1
Originally Posted by Donnersurvivor
I bought a pointing lab pup, he's 10 weeks old and seems like he has no desire to point at anything. Glad yours is pointing already.

I've had 2 pointing labs. Neither pointed wings on strings, birds in the yard, etc. as pups. They just started doing it while hunting.


Good to know, thanks.

Setters are probably the most beautiful dogs out there in my opinion, this thread needs atleast one picture.

Re: setter pup making progress [Re: trapdog1] #7574155
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Originally Posted by trapdog1
Originally Posted by Donnersurvivor
I bought a pointing lab pup, he's 10 weeks old and seems like he has no desire to point at anything. Glad yours is pointing already.

I've had 2 pointing labs. Neither pointed wings on strings, birds in the yard, etc. as pups. They just started doing it while hunting.

Working on a buddies pointing lab now, and the best training aid I have personally used is an experienced, and trained lab to learn from.
But they are still labs, not setters.
Having had both at the same time I can say, again from personal experience that labs are easier to train and have a milder disposition.

Re: setter pup making progress [Re: danny clifton] #7574176
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My new pup. [Linked Image]

Re: setter pup making progress [Re: danny clifton] #7574184
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That's way cool Danny...pointing already


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Re: setter pup making progress [Re: danny clifton] #7574217
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Our pup has pointed from when we got him at 9 weeks old, leaves butterflies, birds, anything that moved he pointed. He is the huntingest dog I have ever been around.


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Re: setter pup making progress [Re: ttzt] #7574239
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Originally Posted by ttzt
Our pup has pointed from when we got him at 9 weeks old, leaves butterflies, birds, anything that moved he pointed. He is the huntingest dog I have ever been around.


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A Gordon?

Re: setter pup making progress [Re: ABeardedTrapper] #7574241
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My new pup. [Linked Image]

You're killing me.

Re: setter pup making progress [Re: danny clifton] #7574255
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I always wanted an Irish setter. But down here there's really just no birds to hunt with one other than a very few quail.


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Re: setter pup making progress [Re: danny clifton] #7574280
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Posco I still have some available. Eric

Re: setter pup making progress [Re: danny clifton] #7574287
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Yes Posco, I had never seen a Gordon until my wife's brother got one. Then she really wanted a puppy, so.........

Here's both of them with some ruffs and blues.

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