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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby Spindog » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:53 pm

JTracyII wrote:Hey Spin,

I had sometimes wondered where you went as well. Good to have you back. I've missed your weekly or monthly pics of spins.

Wow that is nice to hear i will post a few picks soon. I will have to catch up. The new pup is keeping me busy right now but I will try and take a few picks
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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby Spindog » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:01 pm

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Leo made it home and is doing well. Seems like a great dog. Very independent and confident. Could not be happier. Forgot what it was like to have a pup in the house. Been brushing up on training reading and came across a great podcast interview of George Hickox. http://dancingdukekennels.com/?p=497
Thought most out there would find it interesting. He reminds me a lot of Nick Saban. George Hickox not the dog. The dog reminds me of Scotty Pippin
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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby blue04 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:24 pm

How old is that pup? The picture makes him look have grown, or more. Maybe it's just a lack of perspective in the pic?

He looks like a GIANT.
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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby crackerd » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:37 am

Spindog wrote:Image

Leo made it home and is doing well. Seems like a great dog. Very independent and confident. Could not be happier. Forgot what it was like to have a pup in the house. Been brushing up on training reading and came across a great podcast interview of George Hickox. http://dancingdukekennels.com/?p=497
Thought most out there would find it interesting. He reminds me a lot of Nick Saban. George Hickox not the dog. The dog reminds me of Scotty Pippin


Doggone, Spin - selective reading, thought you were complimenting Leo on his demeanor being akin to St. Nick. Saban would be pleased if you were. Great looking furrowed browed animal - just like Saban in some of his more determined moments...Congratulations!

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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby Spindog » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:55 am

blue04 wrote:How old is that pup? The picture makes him look have grown, or more. Maybe it's just a lack of perspective in the pic?

He looks like a GIANT.


He is now 15 weeks. Weighs in at about 38#'s. I will try and get some pictures with him and the other dogs.
I am told he will be about 75 to 85 full grown.
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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby Spindog » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:08 am

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Bird season is in full blast now in Michigan. Been a warm start but the weather is cooling down. Leo has been introduced to guns, swimming and even got his first grouse. He chases deer and eats shotgun shells but we can fix that. LOL Seems to have tons of drive and is figuring out birds quickly. Had some quality Woodcock and Grouse contacts but is still hunting everything he can see or smell. :multi: love this guy.

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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby orhunter » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:18 am

That is one ugly dog. Love it.
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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby RowdyGSP » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:22 am

Okay okay lets hear an update on the pup... enough already!
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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby Spindog » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:34 pm

Spent a lot of time with Leo in the woods over the last couple weeks. He is really doing well.
Handling well, showing a lot of pointing instinct, showing a lot of confidence, stamina and desire.
Good with gunfire and searching for cripples.

We still have a problem with deer\elk. Caught him red handed chasing deer 3 times. Broke it up with a hot e-collar. Also planted a fresh leg in the woods walked him in on lead and corrected him when he pulled himself to it. After a day or two he continues to chase deer.

Any advice out there? Have not maxed out the e-collar yet but going to try that next. I baited some deer behind my cabin going to wait for a deer and turn him lose on it with another correction.

I really need to fix this last time out he ran .8 miles across 2 roads. luckily they are lightly traveled.
I have been keeping him in safer covers away from main roads but still do not want this risk.


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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:52 am

For deer breaking the ecollar level needs to be hot enough to convince the dog they want no part of running deer. The one area where some dogs require a level leading to vocalizing depending the dog. Also very important is that the correction not be associated with the handler but rather with the act of running the deer. Otherwise you have a dog that will sneak off from the handler and find a deer to run. Say nothing to the dog. I think the deer leg approach is likely to be associated with you and I would not use it. It is easy enough to put a dog on live deer and hot tracks.
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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby Big Bird » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:38 am

I have found with my Branchi that they love fur. Rabbits, Raccoons, Skunks, Deer, Moose, Porky are all fair game to them.. Makes me wonder how many toppings the Italians can put on a pizza. Keep the e-Collar HOT is all I can say. I have also had to invest in a Alpha collar as they can not seem to tell direction in heavy cover when you call them. I have watched on several occasions after I have recalled with the whistle the dog just standing there looking for where that familiar sound came from.
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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby Spindog » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:25 am

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Thanks guys!
I set him up and caught him red handed a couple time and gave him the max. Poor guy. But the good news he seems to have lost interest in running deer. Had a great 2 hour walk with him in some heavy cover yesterday. Woodcock were thick and also a nice mix of grouse. Had about 2 dozen contacts. He has tons of pointing instinct. Shot him a couple birds. No deer. Saw him pass on a couple that we kicked up ahead of us. Really happy with this dog. Seems to be dialing in on birds. We have a lot (shi_tload) of woodcock flying through Michigan now so I will be able to put him into birds every day for the next week or so.
Having a lot of fun! :multi:
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Re: Hey! Bracco, Bracco Italiano

Postby Spindog » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:30 pm

Leonardo late season. We had a great season. More than I hope for.
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