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by t-setter
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barking in a.m.
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Barking in a.m.

I have a 6 month old ES pup that sleeps in our basement laundry room at night. Each morning she starts barking betwee 5:45 and 6:00 and does not quit barking until I get her out of the laundry room, usually around 6:15 or so. I am considering getting a bark limiter collar to resolve the morning bark...
by t-setter
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: whoa on the run
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

Re: whoa on the run

Thanks for the great tips. I am definitely making some progress with my dog on whoaing while moving. He's not perfectly reliable at it yet, but he's getting there. I think one of my biggest problems when trying to train a dog is that I expect to see results too quickly.
by t-setter
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: whoa on the run
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

whoa on the run

I'm making fair progress with whoa training my dog when he's walking or running next to me at heel. However, I'm having some difficulty getting him to stop on a dime when he's running full tilt on the check cord. Most of the time, he will circle back to me and then stop. I know that whoa isn't frequ...
by t-setter
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin setter grouse dogs
Replies: 28
Views: 7792

Re: Llewellin setter grouse dogs

Thanks for all of the suggestions and interesting follow-ups about the Llewellin lines (battle lines?). I was unaware of all of the controversy surrounding Llews. Perhaps I should look into Ryman-type setters instead. :?
by t-setter
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin setter grouse dogs
Replies: 28
Views: 7792

Llewellin setter grouse dogs

I am seeking information on Llewellin English setter breeders who specialize in producing grouse dogs, or info on specific lines of Llewellins that are known to be good grouse dogs. Most of my experience has been with cover dog field trial-bred setters. While I love the style and intensity of the co...
by t-setter
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inbreeding or Linebreeding?
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Inbreeding or Linebreeding?

Is breeding a half-brother to a half-sister considered inbreeding or linebreeding. I had been considering purchasing a puppy this spring but am having reservations after learning that the pairing involves two dogs that shared the same sire. What are the potential problems that could occur with this ...
by t-setter
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Releasing pigeons for first time
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

Releasing pigeons for first time

I am new to the pigeon raising business and have a question about releasing birds. I have three pigeons that I acquired as young birds several months ago. I have not yet released any of the birds from their loft and want to begin to do so. Should I release one of them at a time and leave the other t...
by t-setter
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What happened to Pine Coble setters
Replies: 1
Views: 337

What happened to Pine Coble setters

I was doing some web surfing the other day and went to look up some info about Pine Coble setters and see that their website has been taken down. Any dual-type setter enthusiasts out there know if Warren has gone out of business? I've been contemplating getting a Ryman-type setter for a second dog, ...
by t-setter
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog swallowed rubber toy
Replies: 12
Views: 2583

Re: Dog swallowed rubber toy

Now, for the rest of the story.... Chase underwent surgery to remove the child's toy had eaten, which was basically an inflated, soft rubber pom-pom type ball about the size of a tennis ball that contained a smaller hard plastic light-up ball inside. When he was operated on two weeks ago, they only ...
by t-setter
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Other good dog forums
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Other good dog forums

The GDF is the best I've seen for discussions on gun dogs. Are there other forums, and I'm primarily interested in pointing dogs, that are worth exploring?
by t-setter
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Just curious

Apologies for my ignorance, but what is the significance of the circle containing either scrolling or stationary text that appears next to each thread?
by t-setter
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Feeding pigeons
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: Feeding pigeons

Ezzy,
Why is shelled corn preferable to cracked corn? Does cracked corn cause problems in pigeons? Thanks for your help.
by t-setter
Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Feeding pigeons
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Feeding pigeons

Thanks to advice on this forum, I've switched feeding my pigeons cracked corn, to a mix of cracked corn and calf pellets. I am a bit shocked by how much the birds will eat. I have four young pigeons that will empty a filled feeding tray in a day and a half. Do I need to limit the amount of food I am...
by t-setter
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog swallowed rubber toy
Replies: 12
Views: 2583

Re: Dog swallowed rubber toy

Thanks for all of the advice. Chase was not showing any distress yet this morning, but based on input here, decided to take him to the vets. After an x-ray, vet recommended surgery to remove the toy. The toy has been removed, and I can pick up my dog on Saturday. Thanks again.
by t-setter
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: what are your goals in a training session?
Replies: 17
Views: 3468

Re: what are your goals in a training session?

Some great insight on this thread. Ray, would you mind providing a detailed plan for a training session that you would do to teach a dog to come to you. I've been working my 18-month-old setter on a check cord, with e-collar (low stim if he doesn't respond immediately) for about three months. He doe...
by t-setter
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog taking off
Replies: 14
Views: 2152

Dog taking off

I have an 18-month-old setter that I'm having trouble with when unleashing him to hunt. He responds well to whistle commands in the yard, but when I turn him loose in the woods, he takes off and keeps going. He's done this the last three times I've taken him in the woods, and I know the first time h...
by t-setter
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog swallowed rubber toy
Replies: 12
Views: 2583

Dog swallowed rubber toy

When I came home from work tonight, my wife told me my 18-month-old setter swallowed a rubber toy. I don't know what you call this toy, but it's squishy, filled with air and contains a ball that lights up inside. Although I didn't see this toy, my wife said the ball is about the size of a golf ball....
by t-setter
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 2 year old GSP barks when running in woods
Replies: 11
Views: 2092

Re: 2 year old GSP barks when running in woods

My first setter would always bark when a grouse flushed wild. There were many occasions when her barking alerted me to flying birds, and sometimes they presented nice shooting opportunities! I always liked the fact that she barked while chasing after a wild-flushed bird, and I never viewed it as a p...
by t-setter
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons?
Replies: 34
Views: 4702

Re: Pigeons?

I just built a coop and have purchased four young birds. I'm currently feeding them cracked corn. Is this sufficient or do I need to buy some sort of pigeon feed?
by t-setter
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland boots
Replies: 31
Views: 4235

Re: Upland boots

Thanks for the suggestions. The Danner crowd has won me over. Now, to chose between the Pronghorn or the Grouse....
by t-setter
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland boots
Replies: 31
Views: 4235

Upland boots

I'm looking to get a pair of boots for grouse hunting, preferably lightly insulated or uninsulated. Any suggestions?
by t-setter
Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to play
Replies: 16
Views: 2910

How to play

This may be a stupid question, but I've often read that at the end of each training session you should "play" with your dog. What type of play is being done?
by t-setter
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for quail
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Looking for quail

I'm looking to purchase a few dozen quail for training purposes in northcentral PA. Any suggestions?
by t-setter
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: what mag's do you subscribe to
Replies: 25
Views: 30415

Re: what mag's do you subscribe to

PDJ, Upland Almanac and the American Field.
by t-setter
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dealing with distractions
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: Dealing with distractions

I'm in Tioga County. I got the dog as a 7-month-old back in December. To that point he had no training at all, knew no commands, but had been worked on birds several times a week (by the breeder) since he was about 10 weeks old. Given the long winter, wet spring and two kids playing baseball until m...
by t-setter
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dealing with distractions
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Dealing with distractions

My year-old setter male is coming along fairly well during yard training...except when he sees song birds or cats. At that point, he will race to the end of his check cord and yank up hunks of sod with his teeth and basically pay no mind to me. Any suggestions?
by t-setter
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup goes into a frenzy
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Pup goes into a frenzy

Thanks for your help. I noticed that both responses to my question indicated I was not to say anything when correcting with either the e-collar or with collar jerks. Is there a reason that I would not want my dog to know that I was displeased with his behavior?
by t-setter
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup goes into a frenzy
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Pup goes into a frenzy

Have a 10-month old setter that goes absolutely bonkers anytime he sees cats, rabbits or birds in the yard. He runs from window to window, pawing at each one, slobbering and panting. Then he runs to the sliding glass door and scratches at it to go out. This can go on for well over an hour -- or unti...
by t-setter
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Setter Pup- Which one??
Replies: 20
Views: 3505

Re: New Setter Pup- Which one??

My son says go for the pup with the mask. I like 'em all.
by t-setter
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar uses
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

E-collar uses

I have used an e-collar in the past as a training tool when doing yard work based on George Hickox method, but have never used it in the house as a corrective tool. I have an 8-month-old setter pup that I acquired at Christmas, and am having much difficulty in keeping him off the kitchen counters. I...
by t-setter
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?
Replies: 361
Views: 73883

Re: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?

Entrance fees and travel expenses. Trials that often run on weekdays. Lack of trialing experience and knowledge of judging intricacies. Gut feeling that there is little chance of placing in an open stake where you're competing against professional handlers, whose livelihoods depend on winning trials...
by t-setter
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: food survey for thesis
Replies: 56
Views: 15223

Re: food survey for thesis

Blue Seal Performance
by t-setter
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup terrorizing cats
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Pup terrorizing cats

I purchased a 7-month setter pup last week. He is obsessed with chasing our cats through the house every chance he gets. The cats have been hiding in the basement for the last three days, and the pup will poke his head through the cat door and peer downstairs (basically, he's on a very intense point...
by t-setter
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1068
Views: 325480

Re: A little about you...

I'm a 45-year-old male from Pennsylvania who has been hunting grouse since about 1991, always behind English setters (sometimes way behind English setters!). Like training my own dogs but still have a lot to learn. Currently own a 7-month old setter pup.
T-setter