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by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beaver Valley (PA) Pointer & Setter club trial
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Beaver Valley (PA) Pointer & Setter club trial

Not going to be able to make it this weekend. Going to try and make it to Fairbank the following weekend.
by ROTTnBRITT
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP puppy
Replies: 20
Views: 5045

Re: GSP puppy

I sent my pup north with a trainer at 6 months old. I feel it was a great thing for him. He got to learn all about wild birds at a young age. Before he came home he was finding and pointing grouse and woodcock. It was all about exposure and figure ing things out for himself. No pressure or correctio...
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Astro or Alpha Transmitter cases, lanyards?
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: Astro or Alpha Transmitter cases, lanyards?

I use the coyote leather holsters also.
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Chewing
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: Chewing

I had a few chew toys for my red setter. He wasnt much of a chewer, and never chewed anything up. Best house dog I have ever had.
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Red Setter pup
Replies: 7
Views: 2920

Re: New Red Setter pup

Cute little guy. Who is he out of?
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are these bird hunting boards DEAD?
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

Re: Are these bird hunting boards DEAD?

I agree that Facebook has a lot to do with it.

There are so many "groups" on there these day that you can follow. Its so easy for people to snap a picture or record a video and post it to these groups and have a discussion. Or get their pat on the back :lol:
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tipping Trainer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Re: Tipping Trainer?

I think it depends on the results you get from the trainer. If I had a bad experience, no, i would not. The trainer I have used I views as a friend now. I get invited to work dogs whenever I can, and also to go north or south for training depending on the season. I even get messages asking how my do...
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: PA State Lands
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Re: PA State Lands

Check on huntingpa.com. Im sure there are folks over there that hunt those areas.
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scratch my Last post......
Replies: 20
Views: 6376

Re: Scratch my Last post......

Ezzy is right. A britt would be just as good of a choice as any other bird dog breed. With good breeding behind them, they all can get the job done. After that it comes down to what breed fits the requirement for the task at hand and personal preference.
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scratch my Last post......
Replies: 20
Views: 6376

Re: Scratch my Last post......

NEhomer wrote:My last two gun dogs were brittanys.

.....get a setter!
x2 :D
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Female in heat
Replies: 15
Views: 4005

Female in heat

My female started her heat the other day. This is her seconds, she was away with a trainer for her first one, so I didnt have to deal with it. She is in a kennel next to a young male (8 months), not sure if he would bother her or not. But im thinking maybe I should bring her inside to keep her "safe...
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Birds in NY
Replies: 13
Views: 6030

Re: Birds in NY

Zukovich Game Farm in PA ships birds. Ive only gotten quail from them. But they are great flyers.

http://zukovichgamebirds.com/main.htm
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Deep pad cut
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: Deep pad cut

The first time this happened to my dog I took him to the vet. They said keep it clean and keep him on a leash for at least a week maybe 2.
It's happened a couple times since then. I've done the same and have all healed up without a problem.
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Lowest Stimulation too much???
Replies: 12
Views: 3602

Re: Lowest Stimulation too much???

Have you properly introduced the e collar to the dog? It may be just be a reaction to the surprise of the stimulation.

If you haven't properly introduced the ecollar, I would read up on it and start from there. Most of the manufactures have articles on their websites.
by ROTTnBRITT
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup might have Addisons Disease
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Re: Pup might have Addisons Disease

Just curious... Do you have a Seresto collars on your dog?
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Events
Topic: cover dog trails help
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

Re: cover dog trails help

If you are driving from the location you have on your profile, It looks to be about the same travel time to Michigans Galdwin field trial ground and Pa's Marrienville field trial grounds. This weekend is PA is the Ontario Championship and the Vanango puppy classic. Next weekend in Marrienville is PA...
by ROTTnBRITT
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Shy Dog and pigeons
Replies: 14
Views: 3138

Re: Shy Dog and pigeons

What I am more interested in hearing is what people think about the theory of letting a timid dog like this kill a bird to decrease his insecurity with the birds and increase his prey drive for them. I would give the dog a bird to sniff, play with, mouth and run around with, be it a locked wing or ...
by ROTTnBRITT
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mud river dog bed worth the money?
Replies: 13
Views: 4643

Re: Mud river dog bed worth the money?

My Brittany does the same thing. Dog beds, jackets, shirts, towels and blankets. And even destroyed the arm rests in the couch.
No more beds for him and I have to always keep an eye on him.

Never uses the mud river bed. Used the Kong crate pads and he had holes in it after the first night.
by ROTTnBRITT
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Johnny House/recall pen
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Johnny House/recall pen

My first two time with birds for my Johnny house didn't go so well. First batch couldn't fly after 2 weeks. Got another shipment in the spring to work the dogs. Being spring I wasn't expecting good recalling but I needed to work dogs. I had 30 birds over about a month and a half. They all flew well ...
by ROTTnBRITT
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: New puppy
Replies: 10
Views: 3818

Re: New puppy

Keep us updated with LOTS of pictures :D
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Champion percentages
Replies: 90
Views: 18550

Re: Field Champion percentages

Neil wrote:The FDSB/AFTCA Champion and Runner-Up titles are extremely difficult to get, extremely.
How do these dogs reach Champion Status? Is it a point system also?
by ROTTnBRITT
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Help me find a BOOT
Replies: 19
Views: 9213

Re: Help me find a BOOT

Don't think I could be much help as I have owned several different brands and they all were water proof. Mine too. I am thinking their feet may be sweating, rather than the boots leaking. Charlie That was my first thought also. Mine too. Ive had Rocky, Cabelas, Wolverine, Irish setter, and Carolina...
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trials in the heat
Replies: 14
Views: 3319

Field Trials in the heat

What are some of the things you guys/girls do to prepare for your dog for a trial when it's hot?
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rabies vaccination
Replies: 40
Views: 7988

Re: Rabies vaccination

Thats prolly why most people take there dogs to the vet. There are plenty of household pets in the world to keep the vets in business. For the guys who really know dogs and have multiple dogs, it doesnt make sense to take them all to the vet for a yearly visit. It costs to much compared to what you ...
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rabies vaccination
Replies: 40
Views: 7988

Re: Rabies vaccination

When your vet goes to the Bahamas for continuing education/recertification training one of the courses he takes is how to improve business or what some call over billing. That's funny. The Vet that I go to, when I have to go, went to Vet school in the Bahamas. They must have paid attention. :D We c...
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: "CLICK"ER TRAINING
Replies: 31
Views: 6802

Re: "CLICK"ER TRAINING

Oh right. Im not concerned with marking the bird. You put it in there and confused me. :wink:
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: "CLICK"ER TRAINING
Replies: 31
Views: 6802

Re: "CLICK"ER TRAINING

I think "marking" that he is referring to is the clicker marking the behavior, not the fall of a bird. Palmaise. I have very little knowledge of clicker training. So I don't have any response to your questions. But as it seems it could prove as being confusing for the dog and not the right approach ...
by ROTTnBRITT
Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: "CLICK"ER TRAINING
Replies: 31
Views: 6802

Re: "CLICK"ER TRAINING

Polmaise. Have you ever done clicker training before?
by ROTTnBRITT
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: "CLICK"ER TRAINING
Replies: 31
Views: 6802

Re: "CLICK"ER TRAINING

Of course once you hit the fields/ training with birds clicker training is not useful I would think the clicker could still be useful in the field when training steadiness. The dog hears the click and know it has done something correct. Then you give the dog the reward. I have not done this but I h...
by ROTTnBRITT
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: obedience questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 2933

Re: obedience questions?

If your pup is young, it's to be expected. It's takes some time to have a dog that will comply to commands and do so with a quick response. Keep it fun and keep working at it.
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: When To Start Breaking
Replies: 15
Views: 4284

Re: When To Start Breaking

Sounds like your britt is ready to start breaking. If the pup or dog has a strong drive is running well and will start to let me flush birds for it, then I will start with the breaking process. Start slow and let the dog show you what it can handle and when it is ready to move on. The beginning step...
by ROTTnBRITT
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Potty Training help!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3488

Re: Potty Training help!!!!

Take the pup out every 15 minutes then. Dont wait for her to go in the house.
by ROTTnBRITT
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wild birds
Replies: 21
Views: 5013

Re: Wild birds

I see no reason not to use the wild birds if you have them. Take the pup out and find them. It will learn to point and learn to find birds. If the pup isnt pointing after a while then you will need training birds to help and show the pup what you want it to do. You may have a dog that will naturally...
by ROTTnBRITT
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Focus or Natural?
Replies: 11
Views: 3375

Re: Purina Focus or Natural?

You have 6 post and you want to throw that out there. Why don't you post something useful.
by ROTTnBRITT
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: netting pigeons
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

Re: netting pigeons

If you going to plant pigeons for a pointing dog, the dog should be on a checkcord or steady to flush. I wouldnt use pigeons to start with a young pup. I would use good flying quail or chukar, and let the pup find, point, bump, and chase. Let the birds teach the pup when it is young and not so fast ...
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: New Loft
Replies: 5
Views: 2803

Re: New Loft

I don't think you will be able to move any of the eggs with any success. If the newly hatch birds are weaned and eating on there own, you can move them to the new loft. As Ezzy suggested. Use the old loft for your breeders and put all your young birds in the new loft. You could move the breeding bir...
by ROTTnBRITT
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Breeding: Light for pigeons
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Re: Breeding: Light for pigeons

Well that was quick.

Put a light up Saturday so they have 24 hr light. I checked today and I have a nest with 2 eggs already.
Hopefully the the other pairs are not far behind?

Next question. How do you know if they are fertile?
Don't want to waste 29 days if the first ones are no good.
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Breeding: Light for pigeons
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Breeding: Light for pigeons

Do you use a light to get your birds to breed sooner?
When do you start?

I would like to have birds ready to fly early this spring. Last year it was late in the spring before I had young bird ready to use for training. Spent a lot of time waiting.
by ROTTnBRITT
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Best way to train without birds?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Best way to train without birds?

All you can really do is obedience and handling work. Can't do bird work without birds.

See if you can get a few pigeons (bough or trapped) every week or so and use them if you have a place to work the dog.
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2623

Re: Question

I would suspect that your are not finding enough birds to keep him wanting to find more. He is getting bored and finding other things to hunt. Keep calling him off and moving on and he should learn to ignore them. Pads take a bit to heal. I keep my dogs quiet for 2 weeks before I work them after the...
by ROTTnBRITT
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: what am i missing?
Replies: 19
Views: 4685

Re: what am i missing?

Sounds like you dog has had a really good introduction to hunting and is doing what he was bred to do. The formal training will teach your dog what you want him or not want him to do. (Recall, whoa, Pointing to close, ripping birds, chasing birds, etc....)
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Johnny House Quail
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: Johnny House Quail

4 feet to the legde. Yes. Solid sides.
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Johnny House Quail
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: Johnny House Quail

I didnt think it would help much if they are just walking around not flying at all.

Im feeding a starter/grower pellet?

Feeding on the floor, not much room for a feeder up the top, but I could prolly rig something up.
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Johnny House Quail
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Johnny House Quail

I build a 4x4 johnny house with the ledge at the top for them to fly up to and look out. I kept them in longer than I should have and now they dont fly well at all. I started letting them out once a day to recall, but they just kind of jump out of the door at the top and land on the ground and walk ...
by ROTTnBRITT
Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to Flush - Why is it ok
Replies: 20
Views: 5298

Re: Steady to Flush - Why is it ok

He is VERY Good at the command, If I say Whoa, he stops on a dime and lets me walk all around him and I can jump up and down, kick around him do anything and he won't move. So, you're telling me if he points on his own, I can use the command Whoa to steady him up so I can move in to flush the bird?...
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to Flush - Why is it ok
Replies: 20
Views: 5298

Re: Steady to Flush - Why is it ok

I think alot of people use whoa when a dog is on point. But it is used as a command to keep the dog from moving after already establishing point on its own from smelling the bird. What you don't want to do is whoa the dog to get it to point. The dog needs to figure that out on its own. When teaching...
by ROTTnBRITT
Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A New Look in His Eye
Replies: 21
Views: 6687

Re: A New Look in His Eye

I would intro the ecollar now, but this need to be done correctly (with known commands, overlaying the ecollar with the checkcord. Huntsmith does well explaining this) Still you should let the pup roll on your walks, but when he blows you off you have the ecollar (after properly introduced) for corr...
by ROTTnBRITT
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: barn or kennel camera
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: barn or kennel camera

We use the Uniden Gaurdian Wireless Camera System. I like it so far. It can be viewed remotely from your smartphone (not sure about pc, but i would think so. Never have done it) at anytime as long as the base unit has wireless internet access. Also not sure what the max distance from the cameras to ...
by ROTTnBRITT
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Lost Homers?
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

Re: Lost Homers?

They should go back in the loft in a day or two. I've had this happen with some of mine.
by ROTTnBRITT
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PA Grouse Trials
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: PA Grouse Trials

Well I went and had fun. As luck would have it, I was drawn in the first brace. We didnt have the best run, but I made it back to the truck with my dog. I learned a few things and we are heading out to Marienville, PA this weekend to have another go at it.

I may have gotten bit by a bug. :D