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by Pappy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Older hunting dog
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Re: Older hunting dog

My dog get a joint supplement everyday, I usually give him an extra one after a long day of hunting. The Joint Supplement is called Dasuquin. The pain med, I was told from the Vet, that she compares it to Advil for dogs, it's called Rimadyl. Well maybe the does is just not strong enough for him. I w...
by Pappy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Older hunting dog
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Older hunting dog

Well some questions about my Britney, I noticed last year he received an injury from hunting one day. I took him to the vet. She said the dog injured his front shoulder, probably strain it our pulled a muscle. Well after 6 months he was back to normal. During dove season, I noticed after some hunts ...
by Pappy
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Question on bye-passing a sitting bird
Replies: 15
Views: 3744

Re: Question on bye-passing a sitting bird

I would not worry about it. I too have train lots of dogs and seen them go right pass the birds. I have also seen other dogs do the same. Just last week while hunting quail my german short hair walked right pass a small covey. I just about stepped on them. I thought how did the darn dog miss that. I...
by Pappy
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Mountain Quail, Chukars,Pups more pics
Replies: 23
Views: 5965

Re: Mountain Quail, Chukars,Pups and Yildiz

Nice group of birds. You are very fortunate to have such a good area. I am down south and the bird population took a big hit. I have hunted the desert area very hard and never saw one chuckar. Very few quail too. I have had several good spots over the years but now they hardly hold any birds. Seems ...
by Pappy
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Beer?
Replies: 185
Views: 47469

Re: Beer?

Kern River Brewing Company Lake Isabelle Ca
Sequoia Red
by Pappy
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: North Dakota Pheasant Hunt
Replies: 11
Views: 3713

Re: North Dakota Pheasant Hunt

Looks like a great hunt. Great state for hunting pheasant. Its been a while since I was back there, I am sure this year was great because of the mild winters they had last year.
by Pappy
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Maya's first solo hunt
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: Maya's first solo hunt

Looks good, that dog is diffidently growing since the last time I saw her.
by Pappy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Junior Pheasant Hunt
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Junior Pheasant Hunt

Great time and seems like a great club.
by Pappy
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: The Carrizo Plain Area Info "California"
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: The Carrizo Plain Area Info "California"

Birds in the Crocker Springs area by Fellows Ca. Green Horn Mountain has some quail, this is toward lake Isabel. I saw a couple of coveys while I was cutting wood this year. Over all a pretty bad year. There are some birds out there but very few.
Good Luck.
by Pappy
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Junior Pheasant Hunt
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Junior Pheasant Hunt

Headed out the other day with my friends son for his first bird hunt. Always exciting hunting with kids. His dad told me that he did't get any sleep the night before the hunt. He got plenty of shooting in that day. He was getting a little frustrated after 5 misses. But at the end of the hunt he fina...
by Pappy
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup wont stop eating rocks!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 9127

Re: Pup wont stop eating rocks!!!

I would hate to have an xray of my dogs stomach. He has eaten all kinds of stuff. And it was't my fault. It is just a pup being a pup. He turned out fine. I am sure it is just a phase that the pup is going through.
by Pappy
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 101348

Re: Occupations

Firefighter
by Pappy
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: First gun dog, did I get a good one?
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: First gun dog, did I get a good one?

Good looking dog, the Shorthair are very smart dogs. I have trained several dogs but the Shorthair really stands out. I also have a 7 month old and I am using him on quail and chucker. He is a great pointer, retriever, and loves to locate down birds. I could't be happier with my choice of breed. Goo...
by Pappy
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pups first season
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Pups first season

A great accomplishment training your own dog and seeing him work in the field for you.
Good luck on those pheasant. I hunted North Dakota and had great success. Never saw so many pheasant in my life.
by Pappy
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: shorthair first time out
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

Re: shorthair first time out

Always fun training dogs. I was very pleased with his performance. I just think of all the time we put in the training field. A lot of work, but its worth it.
by Pappy
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: No Lead for predation hunting-your next
Replies: 89
Views: 29853

Re: No Lead for predation hunting-your next

Let see Lead or No Lead. Since the 1800 people have been using lead in there guns for a very long time. I have never heard of anyone dieing from lead poisoning from a bullet in which was used to kill a deer, elk or other game. What about all that lead in the paint back in the 60s. I am here today, a...
by Pappy
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Obama pushing shooters off public lands
Replies: 18
Views: 7845

Re: Obama pushing shooters off public lands

Interesting. Let get rid of all the guns, dogs, and Atvs. Still you are going to have slobs that litter. You are worried about some people shooting on public land. I feel much safter on public land than I do in the city. Its not a perfect world. Just think if we got rid of all the guns. People are s...
by Pappy
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Quail hunting in California
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

Re: Quail hunting in California

Well I have heard bad bird reports this year for Ca. It seems to be true, even though I was able to harvest 8 quail. Great day for the new dog. I did seem some coveys. From what I heard from my other hunting buddies the picture looks grim. No rain and just to dry for the birds to survie. I also hear...
by Pappy
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: shorthair first time out
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

shorthair first time out

I took the my German Shorthair out for the first time on wild birds. I was very impress with him. He hunted close and did everything that I trained him to do. Well we started out on a long walk but the only birds that we saw were some dove in a bush. That sure got him excited but not the birds that ...
by Pappy
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Training new shorthair pointer
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Training new shorthair pointer

Well I took my 5 month old short hair out today for some more training. He did very well. The long hours of training are finally paying off. I set a bob white in the bird launcher and he pointed down wind from it and held steady. I released it and he just stood there. Next I took him off in a anothe...
by Pappy
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: beretta urika 2
Replies: 14
Views: 3854

Re: beretta urika 2

Can't be a Beretta. The oldest gun maker.
by Pappy
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dove opener..
Replies: 15
Views: 2946

Re: Dove opener..

Dove Opener Bakersfield Ca was OK. I managed to shoot 6 birds but my son shot his limit. There are still lots of birds out there. We are still shooting limits. I took my 5 month short hair out for the first time on dove and he did very well. He retrieved all my birds. I guess all that training had p...
by Pappy
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Seems to have lost interest in Pigeons
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: GSP Seems to have lost interest in Pigeons

I would lay off the gun for a while. I would introduce a live bird to him and have him chase it and catch it. This will get his interest and excitement in him again. I had a dog that I was training on retrieving birds. This is what had happen to me. I had the dog in the whoa position. I went to thro...
by Pappy
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maya@ 5 months during training- youtube
Replies: 14
Views: 5252

Re: Maya@ 5 months during training

Good job on the training, looks likes she is really coming along for you.
by Pappy
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 1st day on the collar
Replies: 26
Views: 4920

Re: 1st day on the collar

I have used some of the collars my self. Some brands deliver more shock than other brands. I would test the collar before I would put it on the dog. What I did in the past, was put both my fingers on the contacts to see how much stimulation would be delivered. Fingers are not that sensitive, especia...
by Pappy
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon loft and dog?
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Pigeon loft and dog?

I have a pigeon coop too. My dog looks at the birds but he does not point. I use to raise pheasants too. Some of my other dogs just looked at the birds. My Brit, when I would put him in the pheasant pen he would point. The same goes with my Short hair. I do not do that very often. When I take my dog...
by Pappy
Sat May 26, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird scent/training
Replies: 15
Views: 3012

Re: Bird scent/training

Thanks for all the info, it has been some time since I have trained a new pup, they are all different. Some definitely catch on much faster that other breeds.
thanks for the info Pappy
by Pappy
Mon May 14, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: launcher help PLEASE
Replies: 36
Views: 5348

Re: launcher help PLEASE

Adam I have read your subject on training your dog on birds. First I have train several dogs myself. Some of my dogs had turn out great and some others not as good as I would of like them. But let me give you a little advise. If you put in the time your dog will turn out ok. I have made some major m...
by Pappy
Sun May 13, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird scent/training
Replies: 15
Views: 3012

Bird scent/training

I have a new pup and I have just introduced him to the field. During the second outing to the field I planted a pigeon. I went down wind and tried to place him in the scent cone. He was a little clue less. I had him on a check cord and once he saw the bird he jumped at it. I am using pigeons and jus...
by Pappy
Mon May 07, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: No wings on a string ...?
Replies: 16
Views: 2840

Re: No wings on a string ...?

I have trained several dog using Wolter's Gun Dog book and all my dogs have turn out great. But during the training I also use pen raised birds. The dogs are just site pointing either on a wing or at the live birds. I never had a problem with the dog not scenting a bird and not pointing at them. Wol...
by Pappy
Sat May 05, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training with birds
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Training with birds

I have a young German Short hair pointer. After training I reward him on some site pointing in the pigeon coop. He is very steady and usually does not break his point to chase. I usually do this every couple of days after training. I just don't want to over due it when I am able to take him into the...
by Pappy
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Off To North Dakota...
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: Off To North Dakota...

Good luck on your new adventure. The pheasant hunting is excellent. What a Out doors-mans paradise.
by Pappy
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 204
Views: 180045

Re: Words of Wisdom

Your Dog will make you a better hunter, watch him and learn.
by Pappy
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nwe Pup
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Nwe Pup

Well the pup is growing up, he is about 4 months now. I just want to show him off. This pic is in my pigeon coop. This is his reward for doing a good job of training.
by Pappy
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bird launchers
Replies: 24
Views: 12980

Re: Bird launchers

Thanks for the info, I am heading down to bass pro Saturday to pick up some fishing supplies, I will see if they have the DT 509.
by Pappy
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bird launchers
Replies: 24
Views: 12980

Re: Bird launchers

I have been looking on the INTERNET and found one that seemed to be in my price range. I thought the DT 509 quail and pigeon launcher looks to be a good one. My concern is that I have seen some u-tube pics launching some quail but no pigeon. A pigeon is a little heavier than a quail. My concern is, ...
by Pappy
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bird launchers
Replies: 24
Views: 12980

Re: Bird launchers

Raising some piegons but I just don't have many right now they just started to breed
by Pappy
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bird launchers
Replies: 24
Views: 12980

Bird launchers

I have seen a lot of bird launchers out there and they are not cheap. I plan to use it for quail and pigeons. What is a good brand to purchase.
Thanks Pappy
by Pappy
Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 15 wk old training
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

Re: 15 wk old training

Seems like you are started on the right path. I also have a short hair. Just about doing the same training your are doing. I have trained 5 dogs and pretty much go by the gun dog book. I have used it on all my dogs and have good success. I do some things different like whoa. Being consistent every d...
by Pappy
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa Command
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Re: Whoa Command

I normally don't teach WHOA till they are a year old or more. I try not to use it around birds as I want the dog to point and not whoa. Whoa is nothing more than a stay command and is a control type command and not a hunting command. JMO Ezzy I guess I never thought the Whoa command was nothing les...
by Pappy
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa Command
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Whoa Command

I have trained several dogs. I am no expert but I have had very good success. I tied something different one year while training a new dog. But before I get into that I well start off first by letting you know how I usually train my new dogs. I am a firm believer in using Richard Wolters Gun Dog boo...
by Pappy
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon Coop and Training Birds
Replies: 14
Views: 3521

Re: Pigeon Coop and Training Birds

Thanks for the info, i just started to build the coop today. Spent $80 in lumber and used some scraps around the shop. Another two days and I will be done. I will just have to find some homing pigeons.
Thanks again for the info.
Pappy
by Pappy
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon Coop and Training Birds
Replies: 14
Views: 3521

Re: Pigeon Coop and Training Birds

how do you make the area for the birds to nest ?
by Pappy
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon Coop and Training Birds
Replies: 14
Views: 3521

Pigeon Coop and Training Birds

I got a new shot hair pup on the way and it will be arriving around spring time, and I am planning on trying to raise some homer pigeons. I have raised phesants, quail but never any pigeons. The phesants were great for training the dog but I am trying to cut down on the cost. I have a small bird pen...
by Pappy
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Male or Female German Short Hair Pup
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Male or Female German Short Hair Pup

I have been thinking about purchasing a female short hair pup, I was told that females are easier to train than males, is this true. Also how messy is it when the female comes into heat. I have two male dogs now and I could see having a female could cause some problems. I sure don't want her to get ...
by Pappy
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree German Shot Hair
Replies: 14
Views: 2770

Re: Pedigree German Shot Hair

Thanks for all the info. I do understand that I want a short hair that will work close range for me. Thanks for the info on the Merle kennel here in Bakersfield, I will be giving him a call tomorrow. He has been in the business for a long time. Not only that but I live here in Bakersfield. There are...
by Pappy
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree German Shot Hair
Replies: 14
Views: 2770

Pedigree German Shot Hair

How are you able to determined a dogs pedigree ? I am looking to purchase a German Short Hair pup, but I have no idea what to look for in this breed. What is a good line to look for in the German Shot Hair breed. I am also looking for a pup to hunt with. There are so many breeders out there it hard ...
by Pappy
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog passing live birds
Replies: 13
Views: 7478

Re: Dog passing live birds

Thats good advise but the terrain does not always allow it. Where I hunt its very steep and rugged. You really need to watch your step. Those birds no the game.
by Pappy
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog passing live birds
Replies: 13
Views: 7478

Re: Dog passing live birds

Thanks for the information on the dog pointing ability. It Justs seems that the dog passes a lot of birds while we are hunting quail. I hunt quail mostly out here in the West. The first two years I had the dog the bird hunting was terrible because of the drought. Hopefully he will pick it up soon. T...
by Pappy
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog passing live birds
Replies: 13
Views: 7478

Dog passing live birds

I have a Britteny bird dog. We have not had a good seasoning of bird hunting out here in the West because of the drought. I took the dog to Idaho and he did great, Pointed on chucker and Huns. I was very pleased with his hunting ability. I hunt quail out here in the west. This year the birds are bac...