Is there a published list of GPS hunting commands or would someone be kind enough to post such list. I remember off- hand:
Come, whoa, sit, down, out, give, heal,
I have some books/dvds coming and have start with the basics although she is not really ready yet, I have just been testing the waters. She seems to recognize a few but we are a long way out.
Definitely no standard out there for commands, let alone whistles. This post would definitely bring out the differences. For Sadie in the field, I use: "Hunt!", "Whoa!", "Fetch!"; with the Whistle - two blasts means the same as "Come!", One blast is "whoa!"; Hand signals are used to cast, or bend the dog (I point to the direction I want the dog to go).
I have heard, and seen some strange commands in my days in the field. Seems a lot of hunters want to re-name their dogs in the field after profanity: "HERE [insert profanity here]!". I even saw one hunter use a finger at the dog. I would relate it to giving the dog the bird, but that just seems counter-productive to me.