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by SCT
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jones dog trailers, what is your experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Jones dog trailers, what is your experience?

Thanks for the input.
by SCT
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jones dog trailers, what is your experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Jones dog trailers, what is your experience?

I'm considering buying a dog trailer and have heard of certain problems, but what about the top of the line trailers like the Jones models?

Any experiences good or bad? Going to travel with 6 dogs for up to two months. Thanks for any info.
by SCT
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: Pointer puppies
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Pointer puppies

Holy cow!!! $150 each?? Was it an accidental breeding? Even accidental, with a pedigree, that is a sad price.
by SCT
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What collars to get with the Alpha 100
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: What collars to get with the Alpha 100

averageguy wrote:Steve, 3 dogs can be tracked on the 550 Plus. The toggle switch on the Transmitter moves the GPS signal to the dog selected.
Thanks
by SCT
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What collars to get with the Alpha 100
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: What collars to get with the Alpha 100

I have two TT15s which I bought first when I bought my Alpha. Then I got a puppy so I bought a couple of Minis so I could track the puppy's movements while he was still small. Since then I have used only the Minis on 60lb GWPs. Never ran out of battery once using them close to daily for over 2 year...
by SCT
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dogs and barbed wire.
Replies: 26
Views: 1812

Re: Dogs and barbed wire.

Exactly my thought Ray.
by SCT
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dogs and barbed wire.
Replies: 26
Views: 1812

Re: Dogs and barbed wire.

Barbed wire fences are common where I live and hunt. My puppies learn to duck under the bottom wire at an early age and that is our preferred method of negotiating fences. Never over the top. My kennels are chain link set on concrete with a roof over the top, so digging is impossible and my dogs ar...
by SCT
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dogs and barbed wire.
Replies: 26
Views: 1812

Re: Dogs and barbed wire.

My dogs usually learn to go under it. I would never want them jumping it. A lot of the places I hunt that has it, they have changed out the bottom barbed wire with a wire with no barbs, I think for the antelope to go under. If my dogs are at the fence the same time I am I put the bottom wire to the ...
by SCT
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Chasing pigeons then quits!
Replies: 14
Views: 1280

Re: Chasing pigeons then quits!

Was the pup retrieving the pigeon after he caught it? I would mix it up and use other species of birds, preferably wild ones. I would also back off on shooting if you believe it is causing the pup to pause. Many times when gun conditioning a dog won't show any response to the gun until in the next, ...
by SCT
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Evaluation *VIDEO*
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Puppy Evaluation *VIDEO*

Is that a setter "thing" Sharon?
by SCT
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Evaluation *VIDEO*
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Puppy Evaluation *VIDEO*

Nice litter. What age are they exactly?
by SCT
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What does a chap do when Mother Nature calls while hunting?
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: What does a chap do when Mother Nature calls while hunting?

I think one of the most critical competencies for a dog trainer is being able to assess behavior. It is a window to perspective in humans and animals. If we understand perspective we have a basis to communicate, the best way to shape behavior is to communicate in a manner most efficient and germane...
by SCT
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Flushing Dogs That Choose to Point
Replies: 37
Views: 3365

Re: VIDEO: Flushing Dogs That Choose to Point

When I see my young pointers point their first birds it appears to me like they have no choice at all. They have no thought towards pointing, it's just natural instinct, period. You walk in front of them on those first points and distraction to the ears and eyes takes that natural intensity away and...
by SCT
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting
Replies: 52
Views: 3041

Re: I have been interested in taking up bird hunting

Admin, Time for the Hook. If this means what I think it means, +1. Time for the hook...I gave up fishing years ago...boring as the devil. You'll probably find the same outcome with bird hunting. Waiting for ducks to come to your decoys or blind may be a lot like fishing. Do you know why? Because it...
by SCT
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?
Replies: 36
Views: 2189

Re: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?

Very well said Ray G. After you've DONE IT for 30-40+ years you understand and appreciate so much more. Without my dogs I'd quit hunting upland birds, they are the reason I go and maybe even the reason I still have the drive I have to do other things in life. Couldn't care less if I ever kill anothe...
by SCT
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?
Replies: 36
Views: 2189

Re: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?

If a new person enters the Sport of Hunting with the pre-perception of a spreadsheet or with a portfolio of certificates and written laws to debate on a forum with topics of lead shot /handling dead game carcass/ballistics /best gun/and lead shot debate,before they have experienced hunting with or ...
by SCT
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?
Replies: 36
Views: 2189

Re: What do you think of the land quality where you hunt?

The best hunting I've ever had was on public land. Know why??? Because that's where I hunt. I love the HUNT! I love the challenge of finding good populations of game. I love the challenge of hunting difficult terrain because other, lazier people won't venture in. I LOVE having high quality bird dogs...
by SCT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: caveat emptor
Replies: 24
Views: 1543

Re: caveat emptor

""What difference does it make, 6 weeks or 8 weeks, compared to the 10 months of that first year you spend socializing the dog?"" Actually in canines socialization begins at 3 weeks and ends at 16 weeks. Some will say it diminishes from 12-16 weeks. Also, at 6 weeks old the puppies are not completel...
by SCT
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: caveat emptor
Replies: 24
Views: 1543

Re: caveat emptor

$100 is all I ask for a deposit, if I can't produce a pup it's refunded, if the client backs out it's not. My pups don't leave my premises prior to 8 weeks. Photos and videos are a must, of parents and pups, and prefer clients come and see the parents work prior to deposit. this is exactly what I d...
by SCT
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: caveat emptor
Replies: 24
Views: 1543

Re: caveat emptor

Red flags - “Champion pedigree” and no parents champion - “Hunting stock” no such thing - Shady individuals creating a name from breeding other peoples lines and shamelessly selling ideas that the dogs hunt - when in fact, they don’t even hunt (a lot of people do this). - Breeders acting like a JH ...
by SCT
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: caveat emptor
Replies: 24
Views: 1543

Re: caveat emptor

$100 is all I ask for a deposit, if I can't produce a pup it's refunded, if the client backs out it's not.

My pups don't leave my premises prior to 8 weeks.

Photos and videos are a must, of parents and pups, and prefer clients come and see the parents work prior to deposit.
by SCT
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stinker Pups
Replies: 21
Views: 2084

Re: Stinker Pups

I breed for early, natural hunting instincts. But, in every litter there is varying degrees of how early a pup points (scent) a bird, and more importantly, starts searching behavior (hunt). The ones I keep for future breeding always show early natural development to hunt and find birds. Of the last ...
by SCT
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: leg cocking age ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: leg cocking age ?

My 5 month old pointer pup started lifting his leg at 4 months old. It is younger than normal from my experience. He's kenneled with 5 other dogs (not same run). I've seen a 7 week old pup do it but only a few times and then he went to his new home, so I don't know if he kept it up.
by SCT
Wed May 23, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best gun dog food?
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

Re: Best gun dog food?

When I use to feed lesser food (kibble)my dogs would eat grass when I let them out and within a few minutes they would vomit up a yellow slime. That behavior completely stopped when I started feeding Farmina (kibble). I've been feeding it now for almost a year, but, Interestingly, I wanted to feed s...
by SCT
Tue May 22, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Grain Free dog food
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

Re: Grain Free dog food

Farmina n&d chicken and pomegranate in their pumpkin line.
by SCT
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cost of a pup
Replies: 121
Views: 14858

Re: cost of a pup

Slistoe, SCT, and ckirsh...sounds like you know your dogs! I recently lost a setter that won horseback trials, walking trials and was the most wonderful wild bird hunter in all my years hunting. She came from trial lines. She could transition into a test dog or game farm dog ( and did on rare occas...
by SCT
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cost of a pup
Replies: 121
Views: 14858

Re: cost of a pup

I have and breed pointers. But, I have no interest at all in hunt tests that are on 40 or 80 acres. My dogs will eat that small of an area up in too short of period. I prefer big running, 100% BIRD dog type dogs. But that's just me. I have a young friend who has about 12-15 GSP's and guides on his f...
by SCT
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42150

Re: Raw Feeding

Most people believe that non-grain craze is because of hype, but what has been found is that it's the high glycemic grains like corn that cause the spike in sugars along with the lows. I use a brand of kibble that's produced in Europe that is for the most part non-grain food. But even better, most ...
by SCT
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42150

Re: Raw Feeding

Steve007 wrote:
SCT wrote: I was turned onto it by a reproduction vet tech who raises cumberlands that have a very low fertility rate. After using it she found her dogs fertility boosted dramatically.
Cumberlands??? Does this mean Clumber Spaniels?
Yes, sorry. I don’t know much about the breed.
by SCT
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42150

Re: Raw Feeding

Most people believe that non-grain craze is because of hype, but what has been found is that it's the high glycemic grains like corn that cause the spike in sugars along with the lows. I use a brand of kibble that's produced in Europe that is for the most part non-grain food. But even better, most o...
by SCT
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42150

Re: Raw Feeding

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ever wonder why Veterinarians are the only medical profession that advocates processed food diet for their patients? :lol:[/quote]

I really like this question. Something to think about!
by SCT
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red Cedar Ribbon
Replies: 15
Views: 2460

Re: Red Cedar Ribbon

I've used cedar chips for as long as I can remember. But, my dogs are outside, and it doesn't effect their nose at all. How do I know?? My dogs out bird others in the field shhhh;-)
by SCT
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What age do GSP's stop growing
Replies: 17
Views: 2282

Re: What age do GSP's stop growing

Yes, growing is linked to weight. That's why my 15 week old pups weigh about two lbs more every week;-)
by SCT
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cost of a pup
Replies: 121
Views: 14858

Re: cost of a pup

Good post CJ! Most prospective puppy buyers are only concerned with the cost of the puppy. But, some people, the kind you and I like, do their homework, find a good breeder, and litter and pay what they are worth. They probably also don't spend much time considering vet bills, food costs, testing (f...
by SCT
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42150

Re: Raw Feeding

Ezzy, on a scientific page on FB called "The Institute of Canine Biology" there was an article about raw feed meals and they broke down all of the nutrients down by category and quantity of I think 40 different raw meal recipes (might have been twice that number). They basically said that out of eve...
by SCT
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding question need help
Replies: 149
Views: 28021

Re: Breeding question need help

Most dog breeds have been established over 100 years ago. Breed two dogs of the same breed and you have purebred puppies. Breed two dogs from the same line inside the same breed you have purebreds. Breed two dogs of two different breeds and you have mutts, or as some would call them, specialty breed...
by SCT
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42150

Re: Raw Feeding

Well, I had an experience last night I think may be germane to this discussion. I have a bait pile out for coyotes. Last night I shot a coyote over the pile. The bait consists of a road killed deer, the offal of a butchered beef and about 100 lbs of apples gathered from the tree last fall and kept ...
by SCT
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I trust my pup
Replies: 28
Views: 4241

Re: How do I trust my pup

Not sure what you think constitutes a big field, but I'd take to a big area with wild birds and let him go hunting. Put a tracker on him and don't say much to him, just let him roll. How are you ever going to trust him if you don't figure it out while he's young. Also, a 4 month old pup can learn co...
by SCT
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: High protien foods and poop
Replies: 31
Views: 7624

Re: High protien foods and poop

24 miles at 12 mph would be two hours:-)
by SCT
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: High protien foods and poop
Replies: 31
Views: 7624

Re: High protien foods and poop

Adding fat is fine to a point and as long as you decrease food intake. Balance is best!
by SCT
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP female with hair loss after whelping
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Re: GSP female with hair loss after whelping

Usually the result of the fever they go through, especially if they were not cut back on feed before and after the whelping process. What fever ezzy? Pregnant bitches have a lower body temperature prior to whelping. And why cut back on food prior to whelping and after whelping? The female needs all...
by SCT
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP female with hair loss after whelping
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Re: GSP female with hair loss after whelping

All bitch's do it after having a litter.
by SCT
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: High protien foods and poop
Replies: 31
Views: 7624

Re: High protien foods and poop

I personally don't like real high protein for a puppy. I like slow growth lower weight for proper bone development...........Cj I agree. I only feed the weaning and newly weaned puppies the high protein and fat food. I change to lower protein at 10-12 weeks old to slow down the bone growth. Then st...
by SCT
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Van dike' s taxidermy kits
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: Van dike' s taxidermy kits

Can't see any kit in your post, but one thing Van Dykes can't sell you is the skill to mount a bird. That's why taxidermists make money at it. Some of them don't have the skill either though haha. Good luck!
by SCT
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?
Replies: 49
Views: 10332

Re: Wolves, Conibear Traps, Porcupines...Irrational Fears?

One thing is for sure, it makes no sense at all to manage the ungulate population and not their predators. We "manage" bear, and lion populations, why shouldn't we "manage" wolf populations? Wolves are very difficult to hunt in elk and moose country though. When there were tags available in ID and W...
by SCT
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Picked up my next hunting buddy
Replies: 12
Views: 2898

Re: Picked up my next hunting buddy

shags wrote:Oh you pointer guys! Someone needs to show y'all how to stack a dog :lol: .
I've been shown how to stack puppies with cheese. They don't get that scared look like without cheese. What about adult dogs? Do you have any good tips on stacking adult pointers??
by SCT
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Foot hunting pointer lines:
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

Re: Foot hunting pointer lines:

I foot hunt behind these pointers all the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qKKaKeg-ho
by SCT
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another empty collar
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

Re: Another empty collar

Very tough deal, so sorry for your loss.
by SCT
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: CJ
Replies: 38
Views: 10073

Re: CJ

Ezzy, I think it is that the type of grooming is so contrary to the function of the original purpose of the breed. If they were clipped to a coat that was functional to purpose that would be fine. A field clip. Maybe a different class for actually working bird dogs with appropriate grooming and whe...
by SCT
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how/when do breeders confirm pregnancy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2218

Re: how/when do breeders confirm pregnancy?

Ultrasound at 30 days, and often times you cannot tell a thing prior to that unless you really know your dogs. Especially on a first timer.

A sure sign. Image