Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Grandee

Dog getting to far ahead???

Recommended Posts

Grandee

I have a 3 1/2 yr old lab I got this year. When we are hunting and the birds start running she will chase them down

no matter how far until they get up. I have a shock collar on her, but doesn't phase when she starts chasing. Any suggestions on what to do to keep her from chasing??? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JDM

Check cord. It's a pain, but she will get the idea in a short amount of time.

Also - can you turn up the juice on the collar? You should be correcting the dog for not following the here command, not for running to far ahead.

There are times when as a hunter, you need to speed up to stay with the dog. Not all the time, but some of the time...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nine-tiner

agree with the check cord method, and sometimes a guy has to "giddy-up" and go to...guys with labs especially need to have the "track shoes on" from time to time..corn fields are the worst for this....don't want to shock the dog at the wrong time, it may think you are punishing it for going after the bird

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grandee

Thanks for the suggestions men! I'll give it a try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rundrave

If your worried about ranging to far, get a really long check cord 30-50ft and go out in an open area. (but not the field). The reason I say that is that I want the dog to know while were in the field we hunt not train. You want the dog to keep focus of where you are, but that should still not distract it from hunting.

If you hunt with the dog on check card, you are teaching it to only hunt with in the limits of the check cord 30ft, or 50ft etc. In some situations that might be what you want. But in applying to an actual hunt, if it is only you and your dog, you would want to follow the dog, not dictate where the dog will be going.

I only use a check cord for obedience work. When we are in the field we are there to hunt and only to hunt, not to work on obedience.

Start walking in one direction until your dog gets its nose down or not paying attention to you. Make a 90degree turn and go in that direction for 15-20yards but dont say a word the entire time. Repeat this basically making a big square. Giving a big jerk on the check cord if the dog isnt following you. Your dog will figure it out soon enough that he can hunt on his own but it needs to stay close.

Repeat this proces 4 or 5 times for a couple days

The dog will figure it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Farmboy1

Check cord. Let the dog drag 50-75 feet of rope while hunting. If they start to range, call him back, he doesn't come, tip him over with the cord. They get the idea quick. But please make sure to verify the collar fits correctly, and make sure he is not hurting himself. I would do it in thin cover until he gets it.

After they are back to you, immediately work to the area he was headed. Let him know you control the speed, but you will get to the birds TOGETHER. After a couple times, when he gets birdy, he will check with you to see where you are before getting on them.

I disagree with the sometime you need to run after labs comment. A dog that works for itself is not doing its job. We are a team, and you are only as good as the weakest link. I prefer to be the weakest link grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nine-tiner

I was the weakest link last weekend the way I shot. crazy.gif I should clarify by running its a few yards to make up distance, not full length of a field.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Farmboy1

Sorry, after a reread I came off sounding like a real dink.

And there is a big difference in running 5 yds and guys running 100 yds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Mark
      Catching a lot of them in 34 feet
    • tca12
      Back on the Horseshoe chain I put in another 7 hours seeing zero pike yesterday.  I must be using the wrong decoys since I can draw in sunfish, crappies, bass, and catfish all day.  Finally caught a pike on a tip-up outside the house so at least I didn't get skunked again.  Looks like that will do it for spearing season unless I can figure out a North Dakota lake to try...
    • Reid Saarela
      Quick report from last weekend: Fished a couple midlake reefs in big bay and the walleye seemed to be non existent aside from a few dinks, although, the action was pretty decent. Jumbo perch, tullibee, and a few crappie kept me busy. From hearing other people’s late season reports along with my experience last weekend it seems like a lot of the walleye have moved to different types of structure, perhaps shallower?? I’m not sure, but had very few marks that appeared to be walleye.  
    • IceHawk
      Agree Pike they new there Stuff bought a few guns there and great prices!
    • IceHawk
      Anyone one of you guys ever use Dave Smith decoys?  They sure look realistic but wow come with a price. I like the avian X and I have a couple custom painted from a artist friend that look real good also.  Yes I  realize  a lot of people  don't use decoys. And I realize there is a time and situation for that  But I'm kind of a decoy junky lol! i rarely find my self going with out any. 
    • mrpike1973
      I agree Ice Hawk. I liked Sportsmans seemed to have more people that actually fished and knew what they were talking about for help.
    • IceHawk
      Great vid on my bucket list also. I always loved seeing those peacock fisherman throwing  those woodchoppers. Seems like a very aggressive fish I need to target someday 
    • IceHawk
      Bring a scoop of each and try a variety the fish will tell you what they are preferring. 
    • IceHawk
      Boy your lucky sure miss the one in St Cloud  they always seem to carry a great selection for everything. We are kind of limited with only Mills and Scheels . Dicks just doesn't have it for me. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I did not have as much of a problem with them eating my crawlers on my lindy rigs last summer either! Maybe they are finally getting thinned out by the fish and other predators! Cliff
  • Share & Have Fun