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  
jps

dog whistles

Recommended Posts

jps

I never see anything posted about dog whistles. Should they be used? If so, what kind of whistle? I recently brought a 4 year old lab home from the humane society. Guess I just wanted to have a dog around. She seems to be a very nice dog. No info from previous owner of course. Seems I can tell she knows what a leash is. Loves to play "fetch"! We still live in the country, so have lots of room but our house is close to road.Plan on an inground fence to keep her off of road. Problems is when I take her for a walk she gets far away and doesn't always hear me call her back. Will a whistle help? Sorry for rambling. Guess I'm just excited to have a nice dog. Thanks for any help! jps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
caseymcq

Congrats on the dog.

We use just a plain old whistle that you could buy anywhere. It works great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jps

Thanks for the reply!!! jps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Powerstroke

Whistles will only work if the dog has been trained to know what the whistle means. Lots of hunters use them because like you've found, voic ecommands can get lost on the wind or on long distances. SOunds like your dog may have selective hearing too.

They can work, but only if the dog knows what is expected of them when you blow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ufatz

Okay-this is going to be easy. Soon as possible buy a whistle-just a good loud "dog" whistle. Now, you say the dogs likes to play fetch? Toss a dummy or whatever and as soon as the dog starts back toward you blow three or four quick blasts on the whistle. Very quickly he will associate the whistle with returnng to you. I'll bet he also knows the "sit" command. Tell him to sit an blow one blast on the whistle. Make him stay sitting until you release him. This is all totally basic stuff for somebody new to dogs and training and whistles, but I'll bet if you do these few things you can get him under control and you'll both be happy! Good luck and be sure to give your new pal lots of attention.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SSSTaxidermy

Whistle combined with hand signals is awesome. I have a 16 wk old that responds to either, or the voice, just as Ufatz mentioned above. I know I have a ways to go, but glad I am on the right path...following Wolters-Waterdog vid. Now with me having a new pup (for the first time - Black Lab), I think I have read almost every single thread, or what it seams, just to hear some "REAL" advise on peoples experiances. Much more than what any book or vid could provide. Thanks all

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ufatz

Hey there 24/7, sounds like you have a great pup there. A time is coming though when he won't be quite so perfect, so be prepared!! He is awfully young yet. Go slow now and you'll end up with a great dog. Best of luck with your new pal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jps

Thanks for the help, guys! jps

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 :)

    • Wanderer
    • Wanderer
      Shiners and suckers not needed for us this weekend.  The better pike were sucking down my wife’s crappie minnows on a demon in 20 feet.    
    • monstermoose78
      I have 3 avian x hens two feeders and one head up. I gave semi strut Jake as well.  I want to get a full strut
    • jlang_04
      Hey relax, I haven't been out since that weekend. With an 11 months old at home, fishing gets put to a halt quickly! I've been following the threads as much as I can. I know guys are catching crappies in the deeper water still, basins with the chance to go up to shallow. French is usually good for that but have heard Roberd's has come in late. Two weeks ago there were ice castle's everywhere and we were drilling to the end of the auger. I like Cedar too near Faribault because it's an easy access and typically holds fish. You'll have to let me know where you go and how you do! Fish on!  
    • IceHawk
      Have to Agree moose the turkeys are becoming a little smarter each year. Better decoys have definitely upped my odds last few years. Seriously considering those Dave smiths or some Avian X.  Moose what are you using for a setup combo with those Avians? My customs look nice but always looking for something better 
    • sunniewally
      Watching fish on the camera is really fun> One day a musky was being a real pia!  But it was fun watching him. Some days it's around some days not. today I saw him only once.  You sure can learn alot on what it looks like on your depth finder and how the fish are reacting to the different techniques a guy uses!  Have fun, good fishing!
    • Glenn_S
      We have a couple openings if anyone is interested…We will be capped at 15 boats.

      http://www.minnbass.com

      2018 Schedule
      June 2, 2018 – Farm Island
      June 16, 2018 – Upper/Lower Mission
      July 7, 2018 – Clearwater
      July 28, 2018 – Lobster
      August 18, 2018 – Big Birch
      September 8, 2018 – Championship, Lake TBD

      $25 membership per person
      $400 entry per team
      Big Bass $20 per boat at the ramp

      Rules, Payouts and other information listed on the website
      We are a club that has a ton of fun and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
    • tca12
      The tip-up was in slightly shallower water but the difference was probably about two feet.  Sounds like Devil's Lake is the good bet but that's quite a jaunt.  I have heard that water clarity is a big issue out west and that would really stink if you get somewhere and can't see.  Might soak some suckers on Mille Lacs since it looks like the pike angling season is extended again this year.  Good luck this weekend!
    • monstermoose78
      Decoys sure have come along ways from the foam things my grandpa used. I bought some Avian X decoys and retired grandpa’s foam things. I have noticed I am getting more birds into range with the better decoys. 
    • nlayne882
      Lot of ice on the shore, only place to fish as of Thursday is two harbors breakwall
  • Share & Have Fun