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by wberry85
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with tethered pigeons
Replies: 14
Views: 3437

Re: Training with tethered pigeons

I'll try it this weekend but something tells me its going to be hard to get my dog to just forget about the downed bird. I am betting he is going to be pulling the heck out of me to get to the spot he saw it go down.
by wberry85
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with tethered pigeons
Replies: 14
Views: 3437

Re: Training with tethered pigeons

Is it bad if the dog gets no reward out of pointing the bird?
by wberry85
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with tethered pigeons
Replies: 14
Views: 3437

Training with tethered pigeons

Question on the process for training with a tethered pigeon: After you launch or flush the bird, the bird will fly away, and then land. The dog will hold point still (hopefully). What do you do in this situation? If you release the dog, he will go after the downed bird. I will have him on a cc but i...
by wberry85
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland boots, struggling
Replies: 32
Views: 10383

Re: Upland boots, struggling

Irish setters have been great for me. Had them for 2 years and hold up great. Mine are made of kangaroo leather and it seems a little softer so the briars sort of tear them up but they have seen a good many miles.
by wberry85
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Average size of a GSP at 6 months?
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Average size of a GSP at 6 months?

Good to know. This is the first dog I have not fed a "puppy" branded food and I wanted to make sure nothing bad was going on. He was definitely the alpha of his litter and much bigger than his litter mates so I am thinking he is going to be a hoss. I think he looks small to me bc I cant wait for him...
by wberry85
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Average size of a GSP at 6 months?
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Average size of a GSP at 6 months?

I am thinking my GSP is a little on the small side. About how much should a GSP weigh at 6 months? Not overly concerned just curious... He is on Diamond EA and has been for about 2 months but I am wondering if I need to feed him puppy food to stimulate more growth?
by wberry85
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Economy and Vets
Replies: 32
Views: 6552

Re: The Economy and Vets

Vets rob you blind where I live. Kills me when I dump several hundreds into something I could have easily taken care of myself. Half the time the vet doesnt even get it right and you end up going back for something they missed and it costs you even more. I am done with vets unless the dog needs surg...
by wberry85
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great Lakes Wolf Hunting
Replies: 100
Views: 17118

Re: Great Lakes Wolf Hunting

you used Italian Greyhounds Yes we did, there are several sizes dude...... Not the toy stuff, they never set foot on a track.......or did you miss that? Why is everyone so dead set on being MR. right all the time here? I agree, this is one of the most argumentative forums I have been a member of. I...
by wberry85
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Beer?
Replies: 185
Views: 58221

Re: Beer?

Nothing beats a cold Coors Light (or 12) after a hard days work.
by wberry85
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Using vibrate feature to teach a command
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Using vibrate feature to teach a command

I have always learned not to use electronic stimulation to teach a command, only for correction after a dog is taught the command on a CC. Since vibrate is not painful can I use it as pressure to teach a command with?
by wberry85
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diamond Extreme Athlete for puppies?
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Re: Diamond Extreme Athlete for puppies?

No the ProPlan is fine, but I would like both my dogs to eat the same food. I had started the puppy on ProPlan because my feed store was closed for a couple of days so I had to choose another food in a pinch. The older dog has always been on Diamond EA so I want to just transition him over to the EA...
by wberry85
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diamond Extreme Athlete for puppies?
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Diamond Extreme Athlete for puppies?

Is it ok for puppies? The bag only has suggestions for adult dogs. The puppy is around 5 months old. He was on ProPlan Performance before. Should I just stick with the 4 cup/day amount from the ProPlan?
by wberry85
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp dry heaving...
Replies: 14
Views: 4723

Re: gsp dry heaving...

Throwing up for dogs is a much more natural process than for humans. Make sure he is drinking. More then likely he will get over it quickly. Giver it a day or three before panicking. A lot of times a vet will charge a lot and not be very helpful in situations like that. Recently my dog didnt eat for...
by wberry85
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gamers. I know you're on here.
Replies: 32
Views: 6729

Re: Gamers. I know you're on here.

I play a couple here and there. Getting an Xbox on Monday and possibly MW3. Yall let me know if you want to team up some time.
by wberry85
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pawing at ears
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: Pawing at ears

Smell em. If they stink bad, might be infected. You can clean em out with a qtip.

If hes got long floppy ears you can get ear wash or mineral oil to put in his ears if he is going to get wet. Moisture that sits in their ears will increase their chance of getting infected.
by wberry85
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leatherman
Replies: 14
Views: 4034

Re: Leatherman

Gerber Suspension multitool is the best multitool under $50 from my experiences. I lost my last one and bought a Leatherman that everyone raves about and I have really been let down. I want to go back to my Gerber Suspension for half the price!!

This comes from a guy who HATES Gerber knives.
by wberry85
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird dog Interaction with non bird dogs
Replies: 9
Views: 2806

Re: Bird dog Interaction with non bird dogs

At 11 weeks, you are a long way from having a working dog. What you have right now is an 11 week old ball of energy. Treat him as such.
by wberry85
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: House Breaking Woes
Replies: 26
Views: 5288

Re: House Breaking Woes

I use the crate and my puppy finds a way to direct his pee outside his crate!! I think he is lifting his leg and pointing it so none of it ends up in his crate...:evil:
by wberry85
Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Run Off Bandit – Not good
Replies: 29
Views: 9267

Re: Run Off Bandit – Not good

That is so good to hear! I hate it when dogs get lost.
by wberry85
Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin GPS/E-Collar Combo?
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: Garmin GPS/E-Collar Combo?

I am waiting on this too. I hope it drops the price of the 320!
by wberry85
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Paranoid Pup Owner?
Replies: 17
Views: 5469

Re: Paranoid Pup Owner?

They make special bowls to slow down feeding.

http://www.wrexhamdogkennels.co.uk/dog- ... s-shop.php
by wberry85
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Paranoid Pup Owner?
Replies: 17
Views: 5469

Re: Paranoid Pup Owner?

"We took him to the vet this morning because he was getting his rabies shot and 3rd round of boosters" I have seen dogs act a little lethargic for a few days after this. Mine was pitiful. Try putting pressure where he had the shot and see if he reacts. Mine had a sore rear end for a couple days aft...
by wberry85
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Paranoid Pup Owner?
Replies: 17
Views: 5469

Re: Paranoid Pup Owner?

How is he this morning?
by wberry85
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Paranoid Pup Owner?
Replies: 17
Views: 5469

Re: Paranoid Pup Owner?

I would let it go until he throws up again. If he has a obstruction he will not be able to eat or drink without throwing up.

I dont know what a vet would tell you at this point...
by wberry85
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog not eating
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

Re: Dog not eating

Interesting theory. I will try this.
by wberry85
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog not eating
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

Re: Dog not eating

I would have taken him in sooner, but I spoke with my vet on Christmas Eve because I knew they would be closed on Christmas, and she said he could wait as long as he is drinking and eating treats. Thats why I waiting that long to take him in. Went to the vet yesterday and they did bloodwork and gave...
by wberry85
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog not eating
Replies: 8
Views: 3184

Dog not eating

Ever had a dog not eat for a while? Last Wednesday he was throwing up a lot, like every 20 minutes for about 2 hours. I gave him overnight and he seemed ok the next day, no more vomiting, but he hasnt eaten since Wednesday. He will eat a treat and drink water, so I dont think it is an obstruction, b...
by wberry85
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs in the House Part 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: Dogs in the House Part 2

Basic obedience.
by wberry85
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: One dog or Two dogs in the house?
Replies: 22
Views: 5157

Re: One dog or Two dogs in the house?

I got 3 big dogs (2 GSP, 1 pit bull) and they all sleep in the bed!! :D
by wberry85
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy has PARVOVIRUS HELP!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4318

Re: Puppy has PARVOVIRUS HELP!!

We had a pit bull with this virus when we first got him from the shelter. He was given a 30% chance to live but he made it. Caught early it can be treated but it is expensive. Good luck with your puppy. I hope he is ok.
by wberry85
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats Your Dogs name?
Replies: 59
Views: 12200

Re: Whats Your Dogs name?

I have a Tater and a Chipper (Chip)
by wberry85
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another feeding amounts question
Replies: 20
Views: 5637

Re: Another feeding amounts question

Thanks bigsteve. I also found this article here: http://www.royalcanin.us/library/ingredients-nutrients-corn-in-pet-food.aspx I have seen a lot of conflicting information but that article seems to be the most scientific I have found. My mothers dogs as well as my pitbull always seem to have issues w...
by wberry85
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another feeding amounts question
Replies: 20
Views: 5637

Re: Another feeding amounts question

All you said was corn is a good food source. What makes it a better or worse food source than any other ingredient? The GI for corn is high, but that doesnt necessarily equate to energy.

I am not looking to start an argument, but if yall know something I dont then please share. :roll:
by wberry85
Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another feeding amounts question
Replies: 20
Views: 5637

Re: Another feeding amounts question

I wouldn't feed a feed without corn to a performance dog. Of course they will work great for the little lap dogs. Look and see what the trial dogs and hard hunted dogs are fed and you will see my point, it works and has for years and years. Ezzy Care to elaborate? I have read about it and I cant se...
by wberry85
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another feeding amounts question
Replies: 20
Views: 5637

Re: Another feeding amounts question

I wouldn't feed a feed without corn to a performance dog. Of course they will work great for the little lap dogs. Look and see what the trial dogs and hard hunted dogs are fed and you will see my point, it works and has for years and years. Ezzy Care to elaborate? I have read about it and I cant se...
by wberry85
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another feeding amounts question
Replies: 20
Views: 5637

Re: Another feeding amounts question

ezzy333 wrote:
MikeB wrote:Just curious.... what better foods are their at the feed store or in town.
Kind of curious about this also and would like to know how you can tell.

Ezzy
Corn.
by wberry85
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another feeding amounts question
Replies: 20
Views: 5637

Re: Another feeding amounts question

I know there are better foods...the feed store owner died last week so they were closed and I needed food. Had to drive into town and it was the best I found.
by wberry85
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another feeding amounts question
Replies: 20
Views: 5637

Another feeding amounts question

I have a 13 wk old GSP puppy and I am feeding him Pro Plan Performance All Age food. Instructions say feed as much as he will eat, 3 times a day. Is that healthy for a pup that size? I want to feed him a lot but all he can eat seems like too much? What if he eats 8 cups a day?
by wberry85
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: finally after 4 years of asking it finally happened.
Replies: 9
Views: 3224

Re: finally after 4 years of asking it finally happened.

If you can catch him in the act, just say "NO!" and then take him outside. When he goes outside praise him. Seems to work well enough. My 13 week old is finally scratching at the back door to go out after 3 weeks of doing this. If you see pee on the floor dont scold him after the fact. I dont think ...
by wberry85
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thinking about trials
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Re: Thinking about trials

Thanks guys. One question on NAVHDA... Are the dogs tested for their ability on ducks and furry creatures? I dont have much interest in that and I mainly only train for upland game like quail, etc.
by wberry85
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thinking about trials
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Thinking about trials

I am on my second GSP and I have been thinking more and more about trials with him, as he comes from fairly decent trial stock. My first GSP I trained myself and it has become my favorite hobby. Trials seem fun and a great way to "take it to the next level" but I am clueless when it comes to trials....
by wberry85
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: YILDIZ Shotguns
Replies: 6
Views: 2483

Re: YILDIZ Shotguns

You could try getting one from Gun Broker. A smaller dealer in US might ship to Canada or maybe someone located in Canada has one up on Gun Broker.
by wberry85
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: YILDIZ Shotguns
Replies: 6
Views: 2483

Re: YILDIZ Shotguns

Sadly they will not ship anywhere, not even to an FFL inside the US. You could try ordering directly from Yildiz and see if it is any cheaper?
by wberry85
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: SxS shotguns... why?
Replies: 51
Views: 20386

Re: SxS shotguns... why?

If we were supposed to shoot O/U's, God would have made us with our eyes on top of each other! :D
by wberry85
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog bedding?
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: Dog bedding?

Cedar makes them smell mighty nice.
by wberry85
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Broken Toe ?? or Something else ??
Replies: 8
Views: 3647

Re: Broken Toe ?? or Something else ??

My dog broke his toe a couple of months ago. My vet put a spoon like splint on his foot to protect it when he walked. If you have an active dog, it isnt a great idea. He ended up developing sores that hurt his foot worse than the broken toe! I dont think there is anything that can be done. I wanted ...
by wberry85
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best ecollar with vibrate feature?
Replies: 20
Views: 5111

Re: Best ecollar with vibrate feature?

He responds well to ecollar with recall and most other commands. He responds very poorly with things like heel. Maybe he just doesnt know the command as well as I thought he did... I always try and keep a goal to not ever have his tail between his legs when we are training and always keep things fun...
by wberry85
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best ecollar with vibrate feature?
Replies: 20
Views: 5111

Re: Best ecollar with vibrate feature?

Why cant they just make a collar with vibrate/tone/continuous/momentary stimulation all in one?? There is no real use for a vibrate feature. That's why they have never been popular. Most trainers do NOT believe in warning a dog. For simple recall, the tone is as effective as a whistle. Every time y...
by wberry85
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best ecollar with vibrate feature?
Replies: 20
Views: 5111

Re: Best ecollar with vibrate feature?

Why cant they just make a collar with vibrate/tone/continuous/momentary stimulation all in one??
by wberry85
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best ecollar with vibrate feature?
Replies: 20
Views: 5111

Best ecollar with vibrate feature?

Seems like vibrate is a rare feature on ecollars. I couldnt find anything from TT except for thier Sport Basic with a "buzz" feature.

The H20 1820 from DT Systems looks nice but I have never owned/used a collar from them before. Any others I am missing?