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by AzDoggin
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 488197

Re: The Spaniel Spot

gundogguy wrote:As long as it fun you just keep doing it.
+1.

That's a proud pup right there (and handler too). Well done!
by AzDoggin
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 488197

Re: The Spaniel Spot

You got it, and your dog sounds like a quick learner, love2hunt. If as a handler, you think of this situation as "teaching and requiring calm behavior in the house" - then you are off and training for in-house behaviors just like you train for hunting, OB, or retrieving behaviors. Leadership, consis...
by AzDoggin
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 488197

Re: The Spaniel Spot

The dog has learned to settle in the crate (good sign!). He has also learned that he can be a wild man out of the crate apparently. So he has to be taught to settle in the house outside the crate. As Crackers alluded' it's easier to prevent wild indoor behavior in pups than it is to 'fix' the behavi...
by AzDoggin
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 488197

Re: The Spaniel Spot

Been a while since I've posted on here, but am finally getting back to working with my FBECS, Bo. I pretty much gave up on hunting him last season due to lack of birds where I was living in VA, so just worked on some retrieving. This past summer, though, we moved to Phoenix, and I've been able to f...
by AzDoggin
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy has no interest
Replies: 31
Views: 8322

Re: Puppy has no interest

Bluesky2012 wrote:Yeah intro to birds. I have a dog that until FF had no interest in bumpers, etc, but wouldn't turn down a retrieve on a real bird.
BBBBbbbbbbbumpers are bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbborrrrrrrrrrrrrrring! :lol: (and they don't taste that great either :wink: )
by AzDoggin
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stormy just running aroiund
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Stormy just running aroiund

Good looking pup, Don. Perfect coat.

Look how happy he is that you finally dropped that damned leash!! :lol:

Keep those pics coming!
by AzDoggin
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2 1/2 yr old lab quit fetching
Replies: 16
Views: 3948

Re:

birddog1968 wrote:If this is the same dog with heart worm there is probably your answer.

Ah...yup. Get the dog healthy, then back up and start a formal training program. The wheel has already been invented.
by AzDoggin
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Handling: at what point in development?
Replies: 36
Views: 5477

Re: Handling: at what point in development?

If you don't train handling dogs, what on earth do you care about this subject? EvanG Evan - that's a curious comment from a retriever specialist posting over here on a primarily pointing-dog discussion board. This thread reminds me of a discussion with my wife. She asks for my opinion on something...
by AzDoggin
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Your Pointing Dog: Scott Miller
Replies: 17
Views: 4015

Re: Training Your Pointing Dog: Scott Miller

I like the Perfect Start/Finish DVD's too - very detailed, no missed steps. I know of one individual who used this system exclusively to train his dog of the year last year in the northwest region. You can't miss with PS/PF. Those DVD's are a 'stand alone' training system - no come-ons for you to at...
by AzDoggin
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: HELP! I think I've screwed up.
Replies: 23
Views: 4931

Re: HELP! I think I've screwed up.

First, understand that your problem is very minor. Don't sweat it. 2nd. Don't take the collar off him. on the contrary, have him wear it whenever he goes outside for play or training. Try to get him used to pleasurable experiences following the fastening of the collar on him. 3rd. Don't use it on h...
by AzDoggin
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Biting the bullet on insurance
Replies: 26
Views: 5913

Re: Biting the bullet on insurance

This a helpfull thread. It would be nice if we could here from sum folks that have had claims with insurance. If there is anyone floating around. Years ago, we had pet insurance and made some claims on it. We were extremely disappointed in the results. While the insurance advertised that they cover...
by AzDoggin
Thu May 09, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watery eyes keep coming back
Replies: 12
Views: 3606

Re: Watery eyes keep coming back

just started my britt on some sort of eye drop, her one eye is aways watering the vet said it was some sort of infection hope this works I know this is an old thread, but maybe it'll help some others. We have a dog that just had the same symptoms, and took him to an eye vet. Diagnosis was "meibomia...
by AzDoggin
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ore Britt Club spring trial
Replies: 16
Views: 3228

Re: Ore Britt Club spring trial

Fantastic photography, Don!!

Thanks for posting.
by AzDoggin
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accident
Replies: 14
Views: 2888

Re: Accident

Probably would not have been an issue if the wife hadn't freaked out and screamed, too. Her panic induced more panic in the dogs. I've had dogs shriek in pain over accidents, and the others may come running to see if they need to jump in. Yelling and displaying weak energy makes it worse, but stayi...
by AzDoggin
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Emily and Bama Round two.
Replies: 9
Views: 2424

Re: Emily and Bama Round two.

they particularly enjoyed the skipping that was going on about half way around the course.
:D Priceless.

Nice job with both those pups, Joe.

Being a good dad is a damned important job, and you are nailing it. Thanks for sharing.
by AzDoggin
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SoCal Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: SoCal Hunting

I've heard the same as what Nitrex said. Cal is a huge state, obviously, with lots of huntable country.

Other members on here - ultracarry and Brad27 live in SoCal and have done well. I'd guess you'll have to drive a ways from Hollywood...
by AzDoggin
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Noise and pups
Replies: 16
Views: 2372

Re: Noise and pups

Agree about doing gun exposure the right way. Any chance you could talk to your neighbor and explain the situation with your young pups and ask for a few weeks respite from the rifle shooting so you can gunbreak the pups? Heck you could offer to take the kid hunting over them if it all works out rig...
by AzDoggin
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog training schools/seminars
Replies: 25
Views: 7208

Re: dog training schools/seminars

Just an FYI - Mo Lindley moderates a Yahoo group for bird dog trainers: http://pets.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/pointingdogs He is the most accessible of all the trainers because of his participation in this group, and his committment to help "average joe" train his dog, in my opinion. I plan to get ...
by AzDoggin
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pheasant hunt doggie cam
Replies: 13
Views: 1928

Re: pheasant hunt doggie cam

Very cool.

And it proves once and for all - the earth is indeed ROUND! :D
by AzDoggin
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tell Me About Laramie, WY
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Tell Me About Laramie, WY

Beautiful country with few humans to spoil it! Put a wind turbine on your house, and you'll provide electricity for the whole neighborhood, at least in the spring!! :lol: At 7000 feet, you will get a bit chilly in the wintertime. Sage grouse aplenty: http://www.gundogmag.com/2010/09/23/destinations_...
by AzDoggin
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When to spay?
Replies: 19
Views: 5057

Re: When to spay?

I will never neuter or spay a dog unless for a medical condition that requires it.I have said this before dogs are neutered or spayed for the convienience of the owners NOT the dog. :) Agree Vzk. That said, it is altogether possible to render a dog sterile without removing critical endocrine glands...
by AzDoggin
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever have problems with snakes?
Replies: 23
Views: 4903

Re: Anyone ever have problems with snakes?

Thanks for sharing everyone. I'm really glad I asked. Does anyone make dog snake chaps? It would be nice to have something to protect the chest and neck area. Google "hog dog vests" and you get these and others: http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/WildBoarUSA/-strse-95/A.-UGLY-DOG-BAY/Detail.bok The p...
by AzDoggin
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever have problems with snakes?
Replies: 23
Views: 4903

Re: Anyone ever have problems with snakes?

I know that this isn't going to be popular but I feel obligated to point it out. Most of the snake avoidance clinics that I've seen advertised are in direct violation of state laws. It's good to have that information so folks can make an informed decision. To each their own... Doesn't change my int...
by AzDoggin
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NY anti docking
Replies: 40
Views: 7073

Re: NY anti docking

Here's a post on GDF from 2009 - Pennsylvania tried to pass a similar bill it appears: viewtopic.php?f=95&t=18858&p=171700&hil ... ry#p171700
by AzDoggin
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NY anti docking
Replies: 40
Views: 7073

Re: NY anti docking

While I agree with tail docking not being at the top of NYS' priority list, and dont even get me started on how stupid I think a lot of the laws are in that state, I've never found the point in docking. I know exactly what it is for but does it really hamper the dogs performance that much? I mean r...
by AzDoggin
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Homemade dog food
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Homemade dog food

Cajun Casey wrote:http://www.mercola.com
Yep. And:

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by AzDoggin
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Tramadol and stomach issues
Replies: 20
Views: 6535

Re: Tramadol and stomach issues

Karen, try the canned pure pumpkin first and see what happens - you'll see results right away most likely. Use about a tablespoon...it works magic on bowel issues. I would have saved so many messes if I'd learned about pumpkin years ago. Some dogs can react to the Tramadol, although yours is on a lo...
by AzDoggin
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NY anti docking
Replies: 40
Views: 7073

Re: NY anti docking

Wow things must be going so well in NY that the politicians have nothing better to go after?
by AzDoggin
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trying to decide
Replies: 15
Views: 3234

Re: Trying to decide

I just can not understand any logic wherein folks try to convince themselves or others that surgically altering a dog is going to cause it to be healthier. It seems they are saying by removing parts God put there, that are an important part of the dogs physiology, the dog will be healthier. It just...
by AzDoggin
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you really know??
Replies: 16
Views: 3653

Re: Do you really know??

ezzy333 wrote:NO
Agree.

Delmar Smith never cared about "pick of the litter" either. He talked about getting good lineage, and then taking the pup left over after everyone else had chosen theirs.

If you really NEED TO KNOW, a young adult dog is the way to go if you have the $$.
by AzDoggin
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trying to decide
Replies: 15
Views: 3234

Re: Trying to decide

Every heat cycle she goes through increases the chance of breast cancer. Cj And every hunt you take her on increases her chance of getting hurt or even killed. So guess dont take her hunting either. The odds of cancer really really slim. I've never cut anything off or from in my dogs and have never...
by AzDoggin
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trying to decide
Replies: 15
Views: 3234

Re: Trying to decide

Thanks for posting that article, Doc. Good to see some balance... Not mentioned is that there are other forms of eliminating the dogs ability to reproduce without depriving the dog of critical glands in their body. Vasectomy/tubal ligation or hysterectomy are no more complicated really. Doc - maybe ...
by AzDoggin
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EGSPC Walking Puppy.
Replies: 19
Views: 3864

Re: EGSPC Walking Puppy.

Nicely done with BOTH of those young pups. You should be a proud papa, JC.
by AzDoggin
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: in your opinion, which breed for a beginner?
Replies: 56
Views: 11093

Re: in your opinion, which breed for a beginner?

Big Swill, I could not agree more with those that advised you to get out and see some of the dogs work. Trust me, if you can handle high drive Mals with mostly positive training, you can do the OB portion of birddog training in your sleep. In fact, it will likely be fun for you to see how much these...
by AzDoggin
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cat Poop
Replies: 15
Views: 2963

Re: Cat Poop

Dang cat poop is apparently a universal dog treat. My wife recently started feeding a modified raw diet to the cats, and we got an unexpected benefit. Not only does the poop no longer stink, but the dogs have lost interest in it. I had a design of a litter box enclosure in mind that I might have bui...
by AzDoggin
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coeur d'Alene Area
Replies: 24
Views: 5882

Re: Coeur d'Alene Area

McBosco, I don't know where you live now...but Coer d'Alene is better Has to be better. Abundance of finned, feathered, and furred game, and few people. It was either Scott Linden or one of those other hunting shows that had a "Cast and Blast" special on He11's Canyon a month or so ago. It's God's ...
by AzDoggin
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP ate a quail!
Replies: 33
Views: 5922

Re: GSP ate a quail!

DonF wrote:Might have been better if he had eaten a crow! :mrgreen:
Oh he11, I do that all the time. LOTS of ketchup and some hot sauce makes it go down best!! :lol: :mrgreen:
by AzDoggin
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beware of traps
Replies: 14
Views: 2737

Re: Beware of traps

Horrific. Can't imagine the terror your wife went through watching that.


This should be a sticky somewhere, IMO:

shags wrote:Geez, that's terrible.

Maybe this info will help someone else...

http://www.terrierman.com/traprelease.htm
by AzDoggin
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever do something stupid?
Replies: 24
Views: 4953

Re: Ever do something stupid?

asc wrote:Every freaking day, at least once though usually multiple times...

I'm safe when I sleep.
Same here. Did have a buddy once though who called out the name of some girl other than his wife when he was sleeping. Wouldn't have been so bad, but his wife (at the time) was an insomniac. :lol:
by AzDoggin
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Relocating to Tucson, Macon, Fredericksburg or Buffalo...
Replies: 36
Views: 9508

Re: Relocating to Tucson, Macon, Fredericksburg or Buffalo...

Tucson is about a half a million people, with another 5.5 million 90 miles NW in Phoenix. Gambel's quail populations are probably at the lowest in history, but there is so much public land that is huntable, if you are willing to drive and hike a few miles you can generally find pockets of birds here...
by AzDoggin
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chewing options for a 4 month old lab
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Chewing options for a 4 month old lab

I had one eat the runner off an Ethan Allen rocker I've sanded several teeth marks out of furniture. A little plastic wood, light stain, spit polish and you are good to go! :D I had a pup once chewed off the corner of my Delmar Smith book by Tarrant. Not sure if she was seeking revenge... :lol:
by AzDoggin
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UT prz 1 204
Replies: 20
Views: 2441

Re: UT prz 1 204

Very impressive.

Congrats to you and your good-looking dog. You should have some great years hunting with him, that's for sure!!
by AzDoggin
Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So you think you can train!
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: So you think you can train!

Wow, that girl is one special trainer/handler. Doesn't matter much if she speaks or not - the horse knew exactly what she wanted and was thrilled to comply. Amazing.
by AzDoggin
Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting and schutzhund
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

Re: Hunting and schutzhund

Dog eligibility is contingent on the following: Dogs must be spayed or neutered. Neither this dog nor its parents are registered or identified anywhere as a breed Yep. My understanding is that they look the other way somewhat on #2... Why not let a dog compete? As long as it can't reproduce, what...
by AzDoggin
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting and schutzhund
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

Re: Hunting and schutzhund

Ok so that goes back to my first question: Can you run a non typical hunting breed in hunt tests? Seems like this question came up before, and there was some form to be filled out to allow a "non AKC breed" to test....a member on here pointed it out. From the AKC regs: Hunting tests must be open to...
by AzDoggin
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National dog Show
Replies: 62
Views: 11772

Re: National dog Show

TAK wrote:Freezbee dog was cool!
It was.

An ACD wasn't it? Awesome dogs. Makes me want to move to the country and get some cattle just so I can have one (or 4). :D
by AzDoggin
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with obedience training a rehome Golden
Replies: 8
Views: 1405

Re: Help with obedience training a rehome Golden

Agree 100% with Evan. The dog is becoming an Alpha because that's how dogs survive in the absence of appropriate leadership otherwise. Also - Escape/avoidance learning is very powerful and difficult to overcome. Escape artists need absolute consistency and absolute security in their environment. The...
by AzDoggin
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: gun dog with a cat problem
Replies: 23
Views: 5034

Re: gun dog with a cat problem

Lol! When I was about twelve, the neighbor's cat would do this to our Old English Sheepdog... :evil: I hated that cat... so one day, I took some of my lawn mowing money, got on my bike and rode to the hardware store to buy another foot of chain and a coupling link... That stupid cat never knew what...
by AzDoggin
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Big range + bad recall = problem
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Big range + bad recall = problem

If I were taking this dog, he'd learn recall before he got to run again, period. Any new dog I bring in gets basic OB anyway, so it would just be part of the adjustment to a new home.

Think of it as taking in a 20 year old kid. "These are the house rules, buddy." :D