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Whistle Commands #2708248 10/31/11 05:52 PM
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I am always reading on here trying to gain insight on everything gun dog related because I am training my first dog, a 7 month old yellow lab, and I am working to get him conditioned to whistle commands when he is out of voice range.

Are there any particular whistle sequences that any of you use for certain commands? For example 4 loud quick bursts = come, or 1 burst = sit.

I've never had a dog of my own before to take hunting, though I've hunted over many of other people's dogs, so this is a new experience for me. So far it has been extremely fun and rewarding. I am learning just as much as he is as we both progress as hunter and trainer. So far he has retrieved about a dozen dove and 5 teal during early season, easy single and double marks, even bringing back a few live birds on his first 2 real hunts.



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Here is what I use:

beep beep beep - come
beeeeeeeeeeeep - down
beep - change direction
beep beep - sit (i never use it)


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1 Toot= Sit
2 Toot= move / change direction
3+ Toot= come in.
Not sure about others but with Spaniels we also use a tone that goes from low to high, which means to quarter a bit closer. The sound is the same type of whistle you would use to get someones attention.



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Re: Whistle Commands [Re: Blanco] #2708741 10/31/11 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: Blanco
1 Toot= Sit
2 Toot= move / change direction
3+ Toot= come in.
Not sure about others but with Spaniels we also use a tone that goes from low to high, which means to quarter a bit closer. The sound is the same type of whistle you would use to get someones attention.


This sounds most like what I do. With some of our labs, we use something like the last one as a 'find it' command when they are close enough to use their nose on a blind.




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Re: Whistle Commands [Re: IronSpikeLabs] #2708809 10/31/11 08:39 PM
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He is getting good at finding birds blind with his nose within say 30-50 yards, sometimes I wish he would just look up and use his eyes a little more. We haven't worked on it from any real distance that's kind of where I hope to extend to with some whistle cues.

I see something for changing directions. Do you have a whistle for back as well? Is this even necessary? I'm not ready to start any casting yet but just for future reference.



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A couple beeps means here to my pup Training the new pup just the way I train Ole Sally or the way they train me


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BEEEP = sit
beepbeepbeep= here

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2 beeps = change direction
multiple beeps = here



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2 beeps = change direction
5 beeps = here
1 sharp beep = off



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Thanks everyone for your help. I'm anxious to start something new with my pup.



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To answer your last question, about a back signal. In most cases...You would give the whistle for sit first. Then use body language/ hand signals along with the 2 peep, Or saying the command BACK / OVER.
To be honest - After working with most dogs they learn the game enough to read your body language. Even at 200+ yds.
Just remember.. right now you are working with a little sponge. Get the basics, such as sit and Come/here and heel first. Once those are reliable then you start to build. With a pup try to make everything a game and fun. If you try to push most pups too hard they will quit on you. 10~15 minutes at a time then rest for a while.



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Originally Posted By: ishootspoonies

BEEEP = sit
beepbeepbeep= here


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beep=sit
double beep=here

I'm not fond of a trill come in whistle. It's overly repetitive and not necessary. A dog should come in when told to do so without the whistle constantly blowing.

It really doesn't matter what you blow or how you blow it as long as your consistent.

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two beeps - come here
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Originally Posted By: Angie B
beep=sit
double beep=here

I'm not fond of a trill come in whistle. It's overly repetitive and not necessary. A dog should come in when told to do so without the whistle constantly blowing.

Angie


i believe that most of us that say we use a repetitive "here" command on the whistle are upland hunters. it just works better, i.e. distance/brush/wind/constantly running dogs ...



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In my past experience, the fewer whistles the better. Your pup needs to learn to SIT on one whistle. Come on several as mentioned above. This for retrievers.

Also in my past experiences, You better train him to STOP on one whistle or you will blow the "pea" out of the whistle trying to get him to stop and ruin a good hunt.



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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
In my past experience, the fewer whistles the better. Your pup needs to learn to SIT on one whistle. Come on several as mentioned above. This for retrievers.

Also in my past experiences, You better train him to STOP on one whistle or you will blow the "pea" out of the whistle trying to get him to stop and ruin a good hunt.


Good point about the STOP. Get the whistle sit down, then expand it to a whistle STOP. One blast.




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Originally Posted By: ishootspoonies
BEEEP = sit
beepbeepbeep= here

that is all




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