Canada’s Outdoor Outfitters Wholesale Sports

Go Back   Alberta Outdoorsmen Forum > Main Category > Hunting Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-13-2017, 08:03 PM
m_young10 m_young10 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Default Gun Dog trainers in Alberta

Looking to get my Pup some gun dog training, we are at the limits of what I can teach him and would like some expert help, who's out there for trainers? I know of a few but want to explore my options before choosing one.
thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-14-2017, 05:35 AM
Diesel_wiesel Diesel_wiesel is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 451
Default

Define gun dog
what breed?
what type of hunting???
upland??
waterfowl???
both???
field trials???
hunt tests???
what do you expect from your dog??
what do you expect from yourself??
www.birds is a member and very good trainer
there is also a Cpl more their names slip my mind rt now
__________________
it is not good to daydream while forgetting to live

Last edited by Diesel_wiesel; 09-14-2017 at 05:47 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-14-2017, 05:43 AM
densa44 densa44 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East of Stettler
Posts: 5,733
Default Join a club

The best way to train any dog is to train the person holding the leash.

Answer the questions that Diesel asked and you'll get lots of help.
__________________
"The well meaning have done more damage than all the criminals in the world" Great grand father "Never impute planning where incompetence will predict the phenomenon equally well" Father
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-14-2017, 07:03 AM
oldgutpile oldgutpile is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brooks
Posts: 1,706
Default location?

Also easier to help out if we knew what area you were in before offering suggestions.
__________________
"a gun without hammers is like a spaniel without ears!"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-14-2017, 07:51 AM
CanadianEh's Avatar
CanadianEh CanadianEh is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southern Alberta
Posts: 255
Default

Ill throw one out anyways.

Maunty at Ringneck Kennels. http://ringneckkennels.com/training/

2 good friends have had their dogs trained here. I have seen first hand the results.. Both are Spot on amazing bird dogs.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-14-2017, 09:03 AM
BenC68 BenC68 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cochrane, AB
Posts: 144
Default

As stated earlier, answer those questions and you'll get better assistance.

I'm a firm believer in teaching yourself (as someone else said, teach the guy holding the leash). I have a 9 month old lab that I've done on my own (first gun dog) and she is a retrieving monster. I used several different resources but the bases of her training was a book called game dog by Richard A. Wolters and it has worked amazingly. I have copied the link to the book in a video format but the book for sure goes into more detail as well as diagrams etc etc.

Anyway, if you don't want to train yourself as someone else stated Maunty at ringneck kennels does awesome work. I was going to send mine there should I have struggled with her. I wanted to learn myself as I will be getting many, many more pups and to spend over $3000 to have each one trained up starts to add up over time.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x390kk9
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-14-2017, 09:39 AM
SamSteele's Avatar
SamSteele SamSteele is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 1,048
Default

WWBirds on here helped me start my dog. Good guy, and very helpful. Worth a PM and a chat.

SS
__________________
"To be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars- to be satisfied with your possessions but not content with yourself until you have made the best of them...to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and every day of Christ; to spend as much time as you can in God's out-of doors- these are the little guideposts on the footpaths to peace."

-Henry Van Dyke

Instagram: @mharder80
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-14-2017, 03:59 PM
nrsmatth nrsmatth is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 196
Default

x 3 & 4 on Maunty at Ringkneck. We have two dogs trained by him and they are awesome. One of the other trainers on here recently commented on how well they worked.

We've also hunted with probably a dozen other Ringkneck trained dogs and there has never been one that didn't know 100% what the name of the game was.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-14-2017, 04:47 PM
TBoe TBoe is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 19
Default

X 5 with Maunty. Have a 9 month old chocolate lab who has only done a month of obedience with him but came back a different dog. She will be going back next spring for 2 months of hunt training.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-14-2017, 07:00 PM
m_young10 m_young10 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Default

Dog is 9 month old Black Lab, will be doing mostly on land waterfowl hunting nothing to serious but would like to have a good solid dog. I wont be doing any hunt tests or field trials with this one. I dont expect to have a championship hunter but would just like a functional hunting partner, I also have no issue putting the time in I just want to make sure I / we are moving in the right direction with his training.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-14-2017, 08:10 PM
Diesel_wiesel Diesel_wiesel is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 451
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by m_young10 View Post
Dog is 9 month old Black Lab, will be doing mostly on land waterfowl hunting nothing to serious but would like to have a good solid dog. I wont be doing any hunt tests or field trials with this one. I dont expect to have a championship hunter but would just like a functional hunting partner, I also have no issue putting the time in I just want to make sure I / we are moving in the right direction with his training.
to have a solid dog it takes
obedience consistency obedience consistency obedience consistency obedience obedience consistency obedience
and consistency
is the main key
also force fetch your pup, if you are unsure of how that's done , that maybe the one part you would want a trainer to instill, and then you take lessons how to carry on with what the trainer taught him
then just work with him,
become a team between you and your dog ,
if that's all you are wanting you can do it all yourself, unless you work away a lot, and don't really have the time together , it takes patience and dedication, but the way I see it is,
if the pup does what you ask of it ,
and his style works for you then you've got what you want ,
if you can join a retriever club
practice with people that are into hunt tests
even though you don't want to go hunt test route , it will help develop a solid hunting partner in your pup
take some seminars, and a handling/training class if its offered by the retriever club
another tool you may want to invest in is an ecollar
watch the Bill Hillmann videos on how to collar condition and use it properly
it can be a great tool if used properly, or it can totally ruin a dog if you abuse its powers
I recommend the DT Systems ecollar it has a hand held piece that you can operate a gun and use at the same time
__________________
it is not good to daydream while forgetting to live

Last edited by Diesel_wiesel; 09-14-2017 at 08:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-16-2017, 05:24 AM
joshtar joshtar is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Banff
Posts: 76
Default

Another one for Maunty. He trained my lab, and the dog's now a better bird hunter than I am. Nothing bad so say.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.