Whining in the blind


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By cv - 11/26/2013 7:09:40 PM
What can I do to stop my dog from whining in the blind. It is not loud but it is irritating 
By scofo35 - 12/7/2013 9:16:27 AM
light him up with the ecollar, I don't take crap like that and it's a badnhabit to form. 
By Swamper - 12/7/2013 11:51:40 AM
E collar. Couple nicks and he will get the message  v
Say. "No". nick
Repeat as necessary 
By MiBoyTank - 2/2/2014 10:08:08 AM
Good luck.....
By Williamk8987 - 2/27/2014 9:12:47 PM
Swamper nailed it. A little shocked works wonders. 
By ducker - 3/1/2014 7:06:20 AM
MiBoyTank (2/2/2014)
Good luck.....


Good luck is right.

 I have a buddy who has been trying "zapping and noing" his dog for the last 2 seasons and she is worse now than ever. She doesn't whine during training, no matter how realistic the setup is, but add wild ducks dropping into the dekes and the added excitement she feels coming from her human hunting partners and she just can't help herself. It gets even worse when she is sharing the blind with another dog. The prospect of having to honor and share retrieves really puts her over the top. 
By Gunner125 - 3/3/2014 7:13:20 PM
Just my $.02  Instead of going straight to the stem collar, start working on obedience and denials.  He is so ready to go he cant stand it because he knows every retrieve is his.  Show him he doesn't get every retrieve, in training and hunting.  If he whines never let him pick one up.  Only send him if he's quite.  Once he understands this he'll calm down. 

A dog has to know why he is getting stemmed to correct it.  Just because you say NO then stem him he might think he's getting trouble for sitting wrong, looking in the wrong direction, shivering, etc....  I love stem collars, but be careful!!!  I don't use one with my DuckHill Kennels dog but I have one on my police dog.  I rarely use it, but in a high stress situation it might come in handy.  I don't want to ruffle any feathers.  There are a lot of opinions out there I just wanted to join in a conversation.  There is nothing like hunting with a dog!   
By Swamper - 3/4/2014 12:47:25 PM
Gunner125 (3/3/2014)
Just my $.02  Instead of going straight to the stem collar, start working on obedience and denials.  He is so ready to go he cant stand it because he knows every retrieve is his.  Show him he doesn't get every retrieve, in training and hunting.  If he whines never let him pick one up.  Only send him if he's quite.  Once he understands this he'll calm down. 

A dog has to know why he is getting stemmed to correct it.  Just because you say NO then stem him he might think he's getting trouble for sitting wrong, looking in the wrong direction, shivering, etc....  I love stem collars, but be careful!!!  I don't use one with my DuckHill Kennels dog but I have one on my police dog.  I rarely use it, but in a high stress situation it might come in handy.  I don't want to ruffle any feathers.  There are a lot of opinions out there I just wanted to join in a conversation.  There is nothing like hunting with a dog!   





this is also good advice.  we here, who offer free advice, recognize that all dogs are different. one size does not fit all.

the absolute biggest mistake that duck hunters will make is:   we train our dogs hard in training conditions, but refuse to leave our guns home when the season opens, and continue the training in real field conditions.  big mistake.  as the above post says........there is no way to replicate the real life conditions of a duck hunt in your back yard. the training has to continue in the field.  but we like killing ducks.  that's what we do!  :)
By huntorgather - 3/6/2014 7:22:09 AM
When I hear whining in the blind I tell them to go hunt somewhere else.