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#6180908 - 02/12/16 04:44 PM Wing on a string
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My new neighbor got a good looking Brittany pup. Looks as if he'll be a natural retriever. He was retrieving a piece of junk to hand when I took my afternoon walk. I asked if he had seen the pup point. He had not. I took the whatever he was retrieving and tied it to his lead. The pup chased several times then stopped. It then stepped up and pointed solidly. The neighbor said that he had some pheasant wings at home, and asked about using them as a training tool? My reply was that I was not sure about the value in training, but that it was fun, and an indicator of pointing instinct. What say you?

Here's a picture of Cracker in my back yard as a pup. Do you have any puppy pick ting pictures?

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#6181148 - 02/12/16 07:07 PM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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Might be fun for a bit but I don't want my dog sight pointing.
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#6181520 - 02/12/16 11:45 PM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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The Smith's use wing on a string briefly in their training. They say however, that too much of it leads to a dog that only sight points.

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#6181522 - 02/12/16 11:50 PM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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#6181537 - 02/13/16 12:37 AM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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Started this female on the wing and string. And now She's finding and holding coveys like a seasoned professional.


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#6181571 - 02/13/16 06:01 AM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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Always take a fishing pole with me to pick out a pup just to check drive and alertness, and use one occasionally in whoa training phase. Getting in deeper, just sent in a deposit check on a pup yesterday.

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#6181601 - 02/13/16 07:07 AM Re: Wing on a string [Re: danceswithquail]
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Originally Posted By: danceswithquail
Always take a fishing pole with me to pick out a pup just to check drive and alertness, and use one occasionally in whoa training phase. Getting in deeper, just sent in a deposit check on a pup yesterday.


My thoughts exactly. It's been my experience that pups with a lot of point break easier. Also, they sight point in the back yard a lot more than they will ever do pointing the WOS.
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#6181615 - 02/13/16 07:34 AM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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Why would you not want your dog to sight point? What do you want it to do if came in upwind but could see the birds, run through them?
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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

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#6181804 - 02/13/16 11:17 AM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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if you ever had a dog that site points you will understand. They will quite using their nose and just start looking.
It cant hurt to see if they will when they are pups but I would not do that every day. Just my opinion.


Edited by Whoa (02/13/16 01:39 PM)

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#6181931 - 02/13/16 01:40 PM Re: Wing on a string [Re: Whoa]
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Originally Posted By: Whoa
if you ever had a dog that site points you will understand. They will quite using their nose and just start looking.
It cant hurt to see if they will when they are pups but I would not do that every day.

cheers

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#6181961 - 02/13/16 02:04 PM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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Here's the neighbors pup. Meet Riggin.

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#6182118 - 02/13/16 04:29 PM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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Good tool for selling pups only and for ruining them when used too much. IMHO
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#6183059 - 02/14/16 12:04 PM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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Where are yall getting these dogs that ruin so easily? I don't use wing on string for a training aid either but to say it will ruin a dog? Sorry, if that will ruin the dog, it was ruined from the start. IMO.
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

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#6183365 - 02/14/16 05:43 PM Re: Wing on a string [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
Where are yall getting these dogs that ruin so easily? I don't use wing on string for a training aid either but to say it will ruin a dog? Sorry, if that will ruin the dog, it was ruined from the start. IMO.
Bad choice of words Kevin. Sorry. I knew I was getting into deep waters living off my past experiences. Y'all carry on. I'll sit back and watch and learn.
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#6183676 - 02/14/16 08:55 PM Re: Wing on a string [Re: bill oxner]
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We weren't training, but here's Jenny pointing a mockingbird in the hedges as a pup.

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