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by GUNDOGS
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Problems Ranging GSP
Replies: 17
Views: 3243

Re: Problems Ranging GSP

Winchey wrote:He is gunshy
+1
by GUNDOGS
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Few Pictures of My New GSP
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: A Few Pictures of My New GSP

Hes so cute, congrats and glad to see you found happiness with another lucky dog, and a great bloodline to boot :D ...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Good Picture of a Good Afternoon!
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Good Picture of a Good Afternoon!

NICE pic Onk thanks for sharing :D ..ruth
by GUNDOGS
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Man These Dogs are Dirty
Replies: 10
Views: 1821

Re: Man These Dogs are Dirty

We have a hot and cold tap set up outside the back door on the deck to wash feet (kids and dogs) before coming in if they are muddy, we use it after the dogs have been at the beach and are covered in sand as well..dont need it in the winter with the snow BUT if we did need it we just hook the hose b...
by GUNDOGS
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 1st puppy ever...GSP...need advice!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 4736

Re: 1st puppy ever...GSP...need advice!!!

Sounds like youve got a good plan to start, concentrate mainly on socializing the pup and exposing it to everything you can when it comes home, safely of course..be sure to go threw a check list of necessities and have them home and ready to go..crate/potty training is the first thing and getting th...
by GUNDOGS
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travelling with the dog. Some ?'s....
Replies: 13
Views: 2588

Re: Travelling with the dog. Some ?'s....

when on the road we stop every few hours for a pee break and stretch the legs so the dogs go when we stop, the night before i put the dogs water dishes into the freezer to make the water an ice block so when we drive it doesnt spill everywhere in the crates and the dogs can still drink by licking it...
by GUNDOGS
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: marking territory??
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: marking territory??

does your roommate go around other dogs when he is out? the dog may be marking because he smells other dogs on your roommates belongings....ruth
by GUNDOGS
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Traveling in Style next season!
Replies: 9
Views: 2409

Re: Traveling in Style next season!

NICE karen, we are looking into trading our RV for a truck and trailer so when we get to locations we can take the trailer off and drive the truck around, the RV costs a ton in gas :( and like you we thought about putting dog boxes into the trailer as well..looks like you will be traveling in comfor...
by GUNDOGS
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Snips Sixth-Sens Wyatt MH 2011 Field trial summary
Replies: 13
Views: 4002

Re: Snips Sixth-Sens Wyatt MH 2011 Field trial summary

Enjoyed this post VERY much, congrats on all the accomplishments you have achieved and will achieve WOO HOO!!!...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Starting a Business..
Replies: 19
Views: 3411

Re: Starting a Business..

Jesse and others that may think this a dream job. First off let it be known that in my previous life I was a Toolmaker for 25 years. I enjoyed the work but it was a poor way to make a living. I would not go back into a shop for nothing unless I owned it. I have had pointing dogs for over 25 years a...
by GUNDOGS
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of questions...
Replies: 76
Views: 13950

Re: A couple of questions...

Onk wrote:PS...great example Ruth!
thanks :D ...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sudden Bladder issues
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Sudden Bladder issues

my female GSP did exactly what you explain besides the peeing in the crate but i think she didnt do that because i work from home so she wasnt in it much in the day therefore she was able to go out ALOT..she started all of a sudden wanting to go out at 2am every night which she had been sleeping all...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: One of our own does good
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: One of our own does good

thats exactly why all my dogs get chipped, great story :D ..ruth
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone live near the 2012 invitational location?
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

Re: Anyone live near the 2012 invitational location?

thanks for all the pm's, you guys are a great help!! IOWA is going to be great..looks like we are going to stay in the RV and looks like we will be camping out with some great members on here as well, everyone feel free to post any info about the area and what to expect at the invitational as far a...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone live near the 2012 invitational location?
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

Re: Anyone live near the 2012 invitational location?

thanks for all the pm's, you guys are a great help!! IOWA is going to be great..looks like we are going to stay in the RV and looks like we will be camping out with some great members on here as well, everyone feel free to post any info about the area and what to expect at the invitational as far as...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cancun
Replies: 18
Views: 3339

Re: Cancun

Was there for spring break in 1990 the year i graduated highschool :mrgreen: sorry its all a blur 8) ...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just sharing a story about a pointer...
Replies: 56
Views: 9567

Re: Just sharing a story about a pointer...

http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-nationa ... ted-or-not Wow, just read all the comments below the article. Ignorance runs amuck. i particularly like the comment from the lady who states no living creature deserves to be hurt or in pain but then states the owner of the dog should be shot :roll: ...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hyper dog help
Replies: 22
Views: 3245

Re: Hyper dog help

well, if it were me i would change some things to see if it helps, i would move the crate downstairs so you are closer to getting him out as soon as you get home, and he is closer to the door to go out as well, i would ask the roommate to be sure to let him out asap when he comes home as well before...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of questions...
Replies: 76
Views: 13950

Re: A couple of questions...

i will also add teaching whoa can literally be a lifesaver, this morning my 4 year old let our 3 month old GSP pup harley go out the back door thinking he could go out alone to go pee but he cannot because off of our deck we have an above ground pool with a cover full of freezing water on it so weve...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just sharing a story about a pointer...
Replies: 56
Views: 9567

Re: Just sharing a story about a pointer...

The comments at the bottom should be a wake up call as how hunting & trial dogs need to get on the same page.Lots of animal rights folks have no ideal about working dogs or any other animal for that matter they see it as abuse. I bet the guidelines for shipping a dog get tighter soon because of thi...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Casey's Brother From Another Mother
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Casey's Brother From Another Mother

NICE, love those pics!!! congrats...ruth :D
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: NW Iowa Hunting Trip 2011 video
Replies: 15
Views: 3667

Re: NW Iowa Hunting Trip 2011 video

great video and pics as always, i enjoy your posts thanks for sharing :D ...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just sharing a story about a pointer...
Replies: 56
Views: 9567

Re: Just sharing a story about a pointer...

If this update was already posted I apologize. But here is an article discussing the vets findings: As a teaser, this is the beginning of the article: "The veterinarian who treated the hunting dog which was to be shipped from Reno to Texas is attributing his injuries to "hunting-related" rather tha...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hyper dog help
Replies: 22
Views: 3245

Re: Hyper dog help

Thank you all for the replies. The pup is 6 months old so he's still a little guy, but he hasn't peed in the kennel in a looong time so it seemed odd. Staking him out in the yard isn't really an option in December in Minnesota either. Last night I took him out to the yard to play and get some energ...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of questions...
Replies: 76
Views: 13950

Re: A couple of questions...

Well just an update first: Frio is doing well with the food transition. Stools are still healthy looking and his appetite is still growing. He has a vet appointment today and he should get his 12 weeks shots and a toe nail clipping. Here are a couple of pictures: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bark problem? Ideas needed?
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Re: Bark problem? Ideas needed?

If you don't like the barking collar option, this might fit your needs. Never had any experience with it, but seems interesting. http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=44LE&dir_id=1633&group_id=1930&cat_id=5743&subcat_id=7018 its good to try to come up different alternatives and this is ONLY...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone live near the 2012 invitational location?
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

Re: Anyone live near the 2012 invitational location?

Welcome to Iowa!!! I live about 70 miles SE of Searsboro-- and pheasant hunt a lot about around the Sigourney, IA area. I'm also the chair of our local County Conservation board, so I'll direct you first to campgrounds that the Poweshiek County Conservation Board manages, in Montezuma, IA- 10 miles...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 5 month old GSP puppy (feeding question)
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: 5 month old GSP puppy (feeding question)

i feed 3 times a day until about 5 months then go to 2 times a day..we feed at 5am and 4pm usually depending on the schedule that day as ours varies but try to stick to the times the best we can, if the pup gets a 3rd feeding its around 11am..i usually give a large dog biscuit mid day to the dogs ea...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone live near the 2012 invitational location?
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

Anyone live near the 2012 invitational location?

i know its 9 months away but time flies by especially once spring gets here and testing and training the dogs start, plus having 5 kids and our own business my husband and i have to plan for vacations very early... we are planning on attending the 2012 invitational and hopefully do some volunteering...
by GUNDOGS
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Took The Day Off.
Replies: 15
Views: 1752

Re: Took The Day Off.

MAN, that middle pic looks fake its so beautiful..i would never come home if i had land like that to hunt the dogs :D thanks for sharing...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: thirty point doe..
Replies: 11
Views: 2187

Re: thirty point doe..

JKP wrote:I think I met a couple of those at a bar this past summer!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by GUNDOGS
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hyper dog help
Replies: 22
Views: 3245

Re: Hyper dog help

Hello, So, I don't think this is related to Briar's pink eye issue, but this week, he has peed the kennel every single day. I don't think he has a UT because he doesn't pee irregularly at any other time of the day, but his kennel behavior has changed dramatically since Thanksgiving and I'm getting ...
by GUNDOGS
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bark problem? Ideas needed?
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Re: Bark problem? Ideas needed?

By your description of when he barks and the fact he is staring at your house when he barks says to me he is going threw "seperation anxiety" because he is associating you with hunting, eating, exercise and playtime so he wants to be with you as much as he can (you = fun)..the only option you really...
by GUNDOGS
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: thirty point doe..
Replies: 11
Views: 2187

Re: thirty point doe..

Ruffshooter wrote:Its probably a hermaphrodite there must be a d!!ck somewhere check the side of the belly. :mrgreen:
:o :lol:
by GUNDOGS
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: thirty point doe..
Replies: 11
Views: 2187

thirty point doe..

check out this doe that was posted on cabelas facebook site...ruth

http://www.olneydailymail.com/photos/x1 ... ed?photo=0
by GUNDOGS
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of questions...
Replies: 76
Views: 13950

Re: A couple of questions...

we do the same thing with the food. Put bowl down. Whoa. We start by gently holding them still. When they are still we give the release command. You gradually hold less and less until you can hold a finger on their collar and then eventually no touching at all. Once they get it, I transition to pot...
by GUNDOGS
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "the greatest hunting dog that ever lived"
Replies: 0
Views: 423

"the greatest hunting dog that ever lived"

read a story today i enjoyed and thought id share for those who also enjoy a good story of a hunter, their dog and all the great memories ...ruth

http://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/the-g ... ver-lived/
by GUNDOGS
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Boss
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Re: Boss

Really nice pup, i see you got snow, im looking forward to getting some here :D ....ruth
by GUNDOGS
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Crate For Pup?
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: Crate For Pup?

if you are going to get the pup alone use the crate for the saftey of you, the pup and the other drivers in the event of distractions and if someones coming with you then you can let them hold the pup or crate it whatever you chose to do..when we brought our pups home whether its from the airport or...
by GUNDOGS
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just sharing a story about a pointer...
Replies: 56
Views: 9567

Re: Just sharing a story about a pointer...

i thought the dog was returned to the owner?? how is it they are stating they are looking for the owner of the dog then, did i misread something??...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To train or not to train?
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

Re: To train or not to train?

peoples priorities may differ between those who have a kennel dog and one who has them in their home but i will tell you what I DO, it works for me and may not be what others do depending on their priority or their situation.. i "teach" socialization first and foremost, obedience, commands, field w...
by GUNDOGS
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To train or not to train?
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

Re: To train or not to train?

sooo cute, i love puppy breath :mrgreen: do you have a name picked out yet :D ...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just sharing a story about a pointer...
Replies: 56
Views: 9567

Re: Just sharing a story about a pointer...

I guess I feel that if I were the owner of a dog in that situation, my time spent dealing with it would be worth something, so I expect the offending entities to recognize that. Things like this are more and more common. In this state, you can call in an anonymous complaint on a commercial breeder ...
by GUNDOGS
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: got harley out on some pigeons...
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: got harley out on some pigeons...

DonF wrote:Nice little guy! Sure wish I had a creek bed with cover like that!
Thanks don :D ...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: To train or not to train?
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

Re: To train or not to train?

peoples priorities may differ between those who have a kennel dog and one who has them in their home but i will tell you what I DO, it works for me and may not be what others do depending on their priority or their situation.. i "teach" socialization first and foremost, obedience, commands, field wa...
by GUNDOGS
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: got harley out on some pigeons...
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: got harley out on some pigeons...

Meller wrote:Looking Good! :)
Thanks :D hes an all around great little pup :!: ...ruth
by GUNDOGS
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland hunting during deer gun season
Replies: 26
Views: 3867

Re: Upland hunting during deer gun season

crazyboy wrote:Dog goes in an orange vest, and if anyone shoots at the dog I'm shooting them. Since they stock here most deer hunters avoid those areas.
My bigger problem is keeping my ranging pup from running up to other bird hunters. :oops:
:lol:
by GUNDOGS
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just sharing a story about a pointer...
Replies: 56
Views: 9567

Re: Just sharing a story about a pointer...

Chukar12 wrote:I have left Reno looking ragged countless times, a number of them were legitimate hunting trips
you sure live the life joe, just sayin 8) .....ruth
by GUNDOGS
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just sharing a story about a pointer...
Replies: 56
Views: 9567

Re: Just sharing a story about a pointer...

i agree its best to know all the facts and both sides as well as a photo to make a judgement but one thing the article states that caught my attention is the hunter who owns the dog ships the dog to different places to hunt , i cant see someone starving/ abusing a dog while spending hundreds of doll...
by GUNDOGS
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: finally after 4 years of asking it finally happened.
Replies: 9
Views: 2159

Re: finally after 4 years of asking it finally happened.

my advice would be not to let her have full run of the house where she can go out of sight until you know shes fully house trained..if you can block off an area such as the kitchen it allows you to keep any eye on ques she gives when she has to go out and if she does have an accident its not all ove...