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About Hunting Lad

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  • Birthday 19/11/87

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  1. Live rabbits for rabbit pen (Gundog training)

    A little article from the shooting times on rabbit pens http://www.shootinguk.co.uk/features/building-and-maintaining-a-rabbit-pen-6424 they are openly used in the gundog world and are not illegal. Not sure about transporting them but they have to come from somewhere... I think as long as measures are taking to prevent them from escaping its ok. Its only illegal if you plan to release back into the wild. I could be wrong though... either way who cares over a few rabbits. Regards HL
  2. Live rabbits for rabbit pen (Gundog training)

    Its not illegal to pen rabbits, it done all over the country by sundog trainers and trialling folk. As long as measure are taking to prevent them from escaping it is legal. Rabbits aren't harmed as they are just to train and steady spaniels. I didn't put a location as we will happily collect from anywhere. They are required near Kent.. Regards HL
  3. Struggling to get hold of rabbits to stock a rabbit pen. Its a long shot but if anyone can get some for me via ferreting it would be much appreciated Obviously we will pay for the rabbits and your time and also collect. If anyone can help please pm me Regards HL
  4. Show Us Ya Gundogs

    Young bitch out on a shoot day coming to the end of her first season
  5. I can definitely recommend KM engineering I have used them myself... great service and great dog cabins
  6. Show Us Ya Gundogs

    Very similar mate
  7. Show Us Ya Gundogs

    My cocker bitch, nice little bitch 2 yrs old should be ready to start work this season
  8. Gun Shy Spanner

    Might be useful for me at the minute as i have just started introducing my cocker to gunfire
  9. Gun Shy Spanner

    What app?
  10. Yorkshire Rabbits.

    Gunnerside is brilliant lamping used to go down there alot before i moved down south. It is on top though the gamekeepers dont mess about if they catch you. Had guns pointed at us on an occassion. Worked out if you go down there after 1am you normally get around ok. Easy take 30's in couple of hours. Its good lamping well worth the risk.
  11. Need A Bit Of Training Advice.

    This. But like has been said, take it slowly. Shouldn't be doing too many retrieves, anyway. I like to add a "hold" command when popping the bumper back in. Soon you can say "hold" as the pup approaches as a reminder. This is also a good time to introduce a release command. I use "give". Yes I forgot to mention the above I also give a command but it use take and leave. Good luck with it mate it takes a while going through the same process with one of mine at the minute.
  12. Need A Bit Of Training Advice.

    Just try popping it back in her mouth and as soon as it's in there start praising her.... Over and over again until she realises dummy in the mouth means praise then start taking a few steps away from her and call her into you and build it up that way. Once you feel she is over spitting it out start some basic marked retrieves again nice and close.
  13. Training

    David Lissets training series if very good for training spaniels
  14. Stopping Pointer Chasing Birds

    I would use a long lead or check cord and take her a place where these birds fly by... Get her to sit and stay walkway and walk back to her practicing sit and stay etc... For every 5 or 6 stays call her in to you and start to build up a recall. If she doesn't come back then you have the check cord to take control. You need to call the shots not her, you literally need to practice everyday for weeks. I have had the same problem with one of my cocker pups recently I spent over a month just doing this until everything was perfect every time. Not 8 out of 10 but every time, now things are going my way the tables of changed she knows she is better off going my way as going her way is no fun anymore. Also I do a bit of placeboards training which help with concentration might be worth a look. Good luck mate I know what your going through it's a pain maybe also think about doing a session with a local pro in your area. After a session or two with the dog should get you pointed in a better direction than your currently on. Regards HL
  15. Stopping Pointer Chasing Birds

    You need to keep your dog on a check cord, when he f**k off you have to be able to stop him. Get old of him apply some pressure so he knows he had done wrong.. Scruff him or something alike... Take him back to the spot he broke from and make he do what you where trying in the first place. You need to get the, to want to work for you... The ones that want to work for them selfs you need to be keep on top of them or they will be away from you. Had one like it and in the end I shipped it off to pro who put it back on track for me. Even better is for you not to take it near any birds find a quiet field with little distractions. Also if the dog runs off and doesn't come back when you call then you need to go back to recalls. Do it a million times and no free running at all until you are further on in your training.