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by 1114
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Free predator hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Free predator hunting

You still need help with your predator problem?
by 1114
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Forum News & Announcements
Topic: GDF CONTEST: CONGRATS: Ricky Ticky Shorthairs
Replies: 200
Views: 149402

Re: GDF CONTEST: Ending Soon!

In. Thanks!
by 1114
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Lost my old hunting partner this afternoon
Replies: 9
Views: 3313

Re: Lost my old hunting partner this afternoon

So sorry for your loss. Sometimes, it's the unexpected losses that are the hardest to understand. But, having watched my 10 year old lab struggle with cancer for months before letting her go, it just might be for the best. 13 years is a long time but it leaves a deep void. Again, sorry for your loss...
by 1114
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Limping - Ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: GSP Limping - Ideas?

a sprained/pulled groin muscle Did he/she specify which muscle? Wondering if it is an iliopsoas strain (may be referred to as a psoas strain). No, he didn't say. He said all bones and ligaments are intact and strong and range of movement was good on everything except the hip. All joints were good, ...
by 1114
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Limping - Ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: GSP Limping - Ideas?

The vet said it was a sprained/pulled groin muscle so no permanent damage. It's amazing to me that she'll run 100mph through a field, slam herself into walls around the house and jump from 6 foot ledges and never hurt anything. But jack around with her on the floor and she pulls a groin. Who knew. T...
by 1114
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Limping - Ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: GSP Limping - Ideas?

Thanks for the info, guys. She's doing better today, able to put weight on it (95% of the time) and doesn't act like anything ever happened. Makes me think it was muscle-related. I'll take her by the vet tomorrow to make sure it's nothing more serious.

Thanks again...
by 1114
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP Limping - Ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

GSP Limping - Ideas?

My 8 month old came up lame in one hind leg tonight and, since her vet is closed until Monday, I thought I could get your opinions (dog dr, maybe?). The incident occurred when I was playing around with her on the floor. I flipped her around and she yelped. She got up and one hind leg was lame. She'l...
by 1114
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tired Dog??
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Tired Dog??

My guess is that you're exactly right, the session lasted too long. That's a long time to expect a pup to focus, I'd back up and keep the next outing really short and really fun. Then progress from there...
by 1114
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Pup
Replies: 14
Views: 2213

Re: New Pup

I had about 3 sleepless nights when I got my GSP, she just wouldn't give it up. No coddling, I didn't acknowledge her behavior at all and completely ignored her. The only thing that eventually silenced her was sticking a shirt in the kennel with her that I had been wearing earlier in the day. After ...
by 1114
Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Kennel Size
Replies: 19
Views: 2602

Re: Kennel Size

I went with this one, it comes with a divider that you can move as the dog grows. At 7 months, she's got plenty of room without the divider and it should be a perfect fit when full grown. It's great as long as you don't need to move it around... http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Life-Stages-Double-Door-...
by 1114
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: My gsp eats way to fast!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 17966

Re: My gsp eats way to fast!!!!

Spread it out on a cookie sheet, it'll slow her down. Mine has the opposite problem, she just grazes...
by 1114
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar help! Long story but how do I re-introduce?!?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Re: E-collar help! Long story but how do I re-introduce?!?!

I'm certainly no pro, but it sounds like she doesn't have a clear grasp on what you want her to do in order to stop the stimulation. The e-collar really only works when the dog knows 100% what's expected of it and how to make the stimulation stop. If not, the result is panic and, in your instance, t...
by 1114
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Heat Cycle?
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Heat Cycle?

Any idea what age range I should expect my GSP to come into heat for the first time? I'm weighing my options on the optimal time to spay her. Vet recommends 8 months, I think the longer you can wait the better. That said, I've never been through a heat cycle with any dog and have no idea what to exp...
by 1114
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy question
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Puppy question

Along the same lines, anyone see a problem boarding a 6-month old GSP for three days? Never had to board a pup that young, so I'm curious of your opinions...

Thanks!
by 1114
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Off topic Car Question
Replies: 29
Views: 4870

Re: Off topic Car Question

Another vote for the Xterra. Had mine for 9 years/135K miles and have enjoyed every minute. Take off the step rails, throw on some A/T tires and it'll take you anywhere you want to go. Plenty of room for a dog and gear in the back and you'll get around 20MPG. If you look at one used, be sure to chec...
by 1114
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Gunner
Replies: 44
Views: 20217

Re: Gunner

So sorry for your loss, especially under these circumstances. Accidents happen but it doesn't make it any less heartbreaking. By all accounts, he was a fantastic dog. Hang in there...
by 1114
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: help with everything!
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: help with everything!

Just wanted to let everyone know that things are going well with Mac. We took a few days off from training and went camping for 4 days while i grouse hunted and bear hunted. We had a fantastic time and she not only listend remarkably well, stuck around close always, but seemed to be a really good b...
by 1114
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: help with everything!
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: help with everything!

At 11 weeks I think you are asking way too much..Dogs can retain obedience much better at an older age, that said......You need to practice some real patience. At least you recognize the problem, now it is time to fix it. Do not throw away a perfectly good dog because you cannot control yourself. W...
by 1114
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Possessive Eating?
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Possessive Eating?

Thanks for the input, guys...
by 1114
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Possessive Eating?
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Possessive Eating?

Yeah, I probably worded that wrong. As you suggest, I was going to let her play with the frozen bird knowing that she couldn't eat/destroy it but had no intentions of letting her have a live bird at all. Out of curiosity, Is the whole "devour" mentality normal or do I have a problem in the making? T...
by 1114
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Possessive Eating?
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Possessive Eating?

Need some more great advice from you all. My 5-1/2 month old GSP is in the habit of eating any kind of dead animal in the yard, most recently a bird. By the time I noticed her with it and headed her direction, she swallowed the entire carcass whole. I had a similar issue on a walk a week prior, wher...
by 1114
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP and odd leg issue
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: GSP and odd leg issue

Thought I'd update this – it might help someone else. Took the pup in this AM and the vet examined both knee caps. Both are fine, no evidence or indication of a luxating patella. Also, there have been two more occurrences of the leg issue since the last visit, but nothing to explain them. Vet thinks...
by 1114
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Loose Stool/Health issues *Update
Replies: 13
Views: 3034

Re: Loose Stool/Health issues

laxhcky4 wrote:Is the Panacur really needed? She has had 2 stool samples and they didn't say anything about worms.
My pup had giardia at around 10 weeks and 5 days of Panacur knocked it out...
by 1114
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Live birds near KC?
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Live birds near KC?

Good deal, I'm actually on the KS side. Quail would be great but I figured I'd go with whatever I could get my hands on. If you wouldn't mind, feel free to PM me those numbers...

Thanks!
-Gary
by 1114
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Live birds near KC?
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Live birds near KC?

I'm looking to introduce live birds to my GSP pup and was wondering if there was a source near KC for birds. Ideally I'd like to start with quail/pigeons. Any thoughts?
by 1114
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LOST DOG -South Kansas City Area FOUND
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: LOST DOG -South Kansas City Area

Man, so sorry to hear about your Vizsla. If there's anything I can do here in KC, let me know...
by 1114
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP and odd leg issue
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: GSP and odd leg issue

yes, vet time, but from your description i would be wondering about a luxating patella (dislocating kneecap). your vet should be able to feel it if thats the case. maybe not, though, as that would be odd in a larger sporting breed dog, but always possible. good luck Thanks for the info, everyone. J...
by 1114
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: e-Collar Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: e-Collar Question

I saw on your other thread your pup was 14 wks old...Hopefully you are going to wait a Long time before using the ecollar?????? Haha, of course. She's a whopping 18lbs at the moment. I'm just the type of person that likes to have a plan in place, we've got SEVERAL months before It'll come into play...
by 1114
Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP and odd leg issue
Replies: 5
Views: 593

GSP and odd leg issue

Hey all - I've got a 14 week old GSP that's got a weird leg issue. It's happened a few times since I got her (@ 8 weeks) where she'll be walking/playing/etc. and suddenly starts yelping and goes after her rear left leg. She favors it, won't put weight on it or let it touch the ground, yelps and lick...
by 1114
Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: e-Collar Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: e-Collar Question

Thanks for all the info guys, sounds like the Dogtra will fit the bill...
by 1114
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: e-Collar Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

e-Collar Question

Hey All - Quick e-collar question - I've never trained a dog using an e-collar (this is my first GSP, had a Lab in the past that didn't require it) but it looks like a necessary tool in the Perfection Kennels training program. I was given a used Dogtra 2000 (not the T&B), will that suffice? Do any o...