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by smittty
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Benelli Ultra Light
Replies: 7
Views: 2980

Re: Benelli Ultra Light

last month I picked up a benelli legacy in 28 it weights in at just under 5 lbs and all I can say is wow ...this month I could not help myself and got myself an ultra-lite in 12 that gun is just under 6 lbs and wow again yes the 12 kicks a bit but it is gonna be a dream to carry and it points like a...
by smittty
Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: skunk blast
Replies: 12
Views: 2585

Re: skunk blast

I have tried most but with that being said time is the only real remade every time that dog gets wet for the next few months your gonna smell skunk you can bet on it
by smittty
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ithaca model 37 featherlight "centennial trade model"
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Ithaca model 37 featherlight "centennial trade model"

they were only offered in 12 ga 28 inch barrel adjustable coke I am not good with pics but if your really interested I can send pics to your phone from mine just pm me your number.... thanks smitty
by smittty
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: rehoming young homing pigeons
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: rehoming young homing pigeons

I would go another 2 weeks ..then let them out for an hour or so a day for a few weeks then take the for a short ride maybe a mile or so maybe twice.. then three miles a few times.. then five then your good to go
by smittty
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ithaca model 37 featherlight "centennial trade model"
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Ithaca model 37 featherlight "centennial trade model"

I figured I would try this on here this gun is one of 1900 made in 1984 and is new in box never fired still has factory tags;;the receiver is all ingraved and it sports a handsome walnut srieght English stock..would be a good gun in someones collection or an awesome upland gun ...I really would like...
by smittty
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 12
Views: 3056

Re: Ticks

ive been using the seresto collars on my two dogs for the last three months and have not found a tick on the dogs but each time out I pic three or more off me the one day I pick 11 off me so the collars work
by smittty
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: its not easy
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Re: its not easy

keeping a high strung dog with one that's not ....my one setter is very high strung and even in the off season is very active even being in the kennel all day its hard to keep weight on him my younger one is opposite if there is no birds involved he just lays around like an old hound and he is star...
by smittty
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: its not easy
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

its not easy

keeping a high strung dog with one that's not ....my one setter is very high strung and even in the off season is very active even being in the kennel all day its hard to keep weight on him my younger one is opposite if there is no birds involved he just lays around like an old hound and he is start...
by smittty
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bravecto flea and tic
Replies: 30
Views: 9275

Re: Bravecto flea and tic

I have had the collars on the dog for about two weeks now. and they seem to work ...was out today for about three hours chasing some woodcock around nine ticks on me and zero on the dogs
by smittty
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup's Eyes - Anyone ever see this problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Pup's Eyes - Anyone ever see this problem?

yup seen that I had a pup that went blind for 3 or 4 or 5 day can't remember but he looked like that just worst..vet said to keep flushing them that it was something in the field that he was allergic to... I still have the dog and it never happened again that was ten years ago ...so I would not worry
by smittty
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: kennel smell
Replies: 19
Views: 5525

Re: kennel smell

I would give bleach a try. After cleaning the piles spray it down with a a bleach mix? When I had my outdoor kennel, I would use by pressure washer and actually use the soaper. Once a week. Seemed to help a little. Do you have any wood anywhere? If so, could try replacing it with plastic decking bo...
by smittty
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: kennel smell
Replies: 19
Views: 5525

kennel smell

this fall I put up a new kennel..so I poured a 15x20 slab it came out great the only thing is now that spring is here and I had a chance to open the windows in my kitchen I realized I built it to close to the house. well I can't move it now ..so what is a good odor killer
by smittty
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bravecto flea and tic
Replies: 30
Views: 9275

Re: Bravecto flea and tic

I just cant get anuff info on Bravecto.. there are not a lot of reviews It must be to new so I think I will sit this one out a while.. I just ordered two seresto® flea & tick collars they were under 40.00 each so we will see how they work
by smittty
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bravecto flea and tic
Replies: 30
Views: 9275

Re: Bravecto flea and tic

Not sold in Canada and can't be bought on line and sent to Canada. We always let you Americans test new things first. :) Anybody using the Seresto collar ? ( Which also can't be bought in Canada.) my vet says they have been using it across the pond for a while now with great success but I am not su...
by smittty
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bravecto flea and tic
Replies: 30
Views: 9275

Bravecto flea and tic

anyone using this my vet speaks highly of it
by smittty
Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: smart fetch
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

Re: smart fetch

Yes it does ...I just got the video and no book I thought they would be the same ..anyways I think I get what your saying is that your theory is to put the least amount of pressure on a young dog correct??.also why the transition to the collar I am thinking its just to make it easier working on the ...
by smittty
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: smart fetch
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

Re: smart fetch

no I did not teach hold I inforced it ..the difference to me is Evan teaches hold and I was forcing hold.. just wondering why he does not use force ...also I have a young dog that I will be starting this week and I think I may follow his dvd ..I am just curious why he teaches hold without force and ...
by smittty
Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: smart fetch
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

smart fetch

OK I am sure this has been asked before but not by me so here it go's ...I have force fetched a few dos in the past but not in a few years and I keep hearing about smart fetch so I figure what the heck i'll give it a try so I ordered the dvd. after looking it over the only real thing different was n...
by smittty
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Not listening at home
Replies: 11
Views: 2705

Re: Not listening at home

if one of mine don't listen in the house all I have to do is say I'll get that collar out then they do as asked ... just to be clear they love when I take the collars out on the norm because they know there going to work
by smittty
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How much do you feed?
Replies: 37
Views: 16341

Re: How much do you feed?

I have two setters one 45lbs and the others 50lbs they each get 16 oz's by volume a day ... and that would be diamond hi-energy
by smittty
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: sd tek 1 function
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: sd tek 1 function

yes it do'es also vibrats
by smittty
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: eye irritation
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: eye irritation

i had a pup on his first hunt once dog came home from the hunt fine the next day he was totally blind I count find his pupils.... Took him right to the vet vet told me the dog was fine and that he would get his sight back in a few days said that there was something in the field that did not agree wi...
by smittty
Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: when to start on live birds
Replies: 14
Views: 4264

Re: when to start on live birds

at nine weeks I like to take about 6,7 or 8 young quail that run and hoop around like frogs and just put them and the pup in some low grass or even the yard and let the pup have the time of his life with them let him pounce eat kill what ever he wants to with them ... Then from that time on it will ...
by smittty
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: swollen bruised belly
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Re: swollen bruised belly

I also am not one to run to the vet ...that being said .I think any swoleness on that part of a dog deserves a trip to the vet only because there is a lot of stuff that can be injured on that part of the dog that can go bad
by smittty
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: licking issue
Replies: 1
Views: 628

licking issue

I have an 18 month pup that has to lick everyone... welp I don't mind that so much but the problem is that he won't stop licking my other dog I come home from work and my older dog is soaking wet from the pup licking him..... its gotten so bad it looks like the older dog is starting to lose its hair...
by smittty
Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How old before you kill birds over pup??
Replies: 26
Views: 7623

Re: How old before you kill birds over pup??

I have a dog he is retired now but I got him from alfred king anyway I had him holding birds like a champ at 13 weeks old so I called Alfred and said what's next he said shoot a bird over him he said he will be fine so I did and by the time that dog was a year old I had killed well over 100 birds ov...
by smittty
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pup pointing to far off
Replies: 86
Views: 21908

Re: pup pointing to far off

setter... both planted and wild if there is any wind he is locking up over 50 yrds... I am not used to that my other setter don't even get scent on a good scenting day till he is inside 20 to 30 yards
by smittty
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pup pointing to far off
Replies: 86
Views: 21908

Re: pup pointing to far off

What breed is your dog - just for interests sake ? I don't consider 40 yards too far off for my setters. Common for them to point a 100 ++ yard off. If they hold the bird till I get there what does it matter how far off? Anything much less than 40 yards ,and I might as well boot the bird up myself....
by smittty
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pup pointing to far off
Replies: 86
Views: 21908

pup pointing to far off

I have a pup with an exceptional nose he is just over a year old he is very steady to flush anyhows..but most of his points are 40 plus yards from the bird ...I want to start to work him on steady to wing and shot but I would like to fix this first should I let him figure it out for himself that he ...
by smittty
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Good Training Decisions
Replies: 3
Views: 826

pup pointing to far off

I have a pup with an exceptional nose he is just over a year old he is very steady to flush anyhows..but most of his points are 40 plus yards from the bird ...I want to start to work him on steady to wing and shot but I would like to fix this first should I let him figure it out for himself that he ...
by smittty
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Handling in the Field
Replies: 10
Views: 3076

Re: VIDEO: Handling in the Field

Hello Smitty, Yes, the dog in the video has been trained and finished without an ecollar. I understand your surprise. I do finish many of the dogs without the use of ecollars. But, you're right. Not all dogs possess the cooperation necessary to be trained and finished without the use of an ecollar....
by smittty
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Handling in the Field
Replies: 10
Views: 3076

Re: VIDEO: Handling in the Field

and you got that dog there without an e-collar correct.....
by smittty
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Proofing a Steady Dog
Replies: 42
Views: 17683

Re: Proofing a Steady Dog

bottom line is the dog remained steady I don't care if he was sitting or standing on his head he showed great restraint .. hats off to the trainer and dog
by smittty
Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Fleas
Replies: 19
Views: 6004

Re: Fleas

Just got back from Walmart, Lowe's and Tractor Supply. Could not find the Ortho Max Tree and Shrub that I've been using the past couple of years for flea control. I did find Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub at all three stores. However, it noted "protect and feed". Looks like they added fertilizer. I ...
by smittty
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SPORTDOG just aint the sam
Replies: 13
Views: 2880

Re: SPORTDOG just aint the sam

ezzy333 wrote:Boy, you are hard to please.
yea my ol lady tells me that all the time...and you are bolth probably right ..I just like the way it was this new work form and ship and wait just aint the same..
by smittty
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SPORTDOG just aint the sam
Replies: 13
Views: 2880

SPORTDOG just aint the sam

I have always used and stood by sportdog products but I think I may be switchin ...Any time in the past when I had a problem with a collar of there's I would call tell them what was wrong and before I got off the phone they were sending me a new collar or part ...Now I call them and they tell me the...
by smittty
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Fleas
Replies: 19
Views: 6004

Re: Fleas

every month my dogs get six cc's of bayer tree & shrub behind there neck ..and I have never seen a flea or mite on any of them ...same active ingredient as advantix ...one bollle at 19.00 last years
by smittty
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Video: Training Hunt 7-30-14
Replies: 19
Views: 6952

Re: Video: Training Hunt 7-30-14

good stuff there as usual
by smittty
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Pointer, Flush on Cue
Replies: 10
Views: 2912

Re: VIDEO: Pointer, Flush on Cue

great video as usual....I have been kicking the idea around of finishing a dog off that same way for sometime now ..as a matter of fact I have a young setter that's just about a year old right now that I may consider to turn out to flush on cue .if so any tips ...should he be solid to flush wing and...
by smittty
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting grouse with flushers
Replies: 22
Views: 8531

Re: Hunting grouse with flushers

just the wrong tool for the job in my opinion.. just like I would never put one of my setters in a duck blind
by smittty
Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Added on nesting boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 2194

Re: Added on nesting boxes

my coop is only 4x6 and I keep 20 or so birds on hand ..so to save room what I did was took 6. 3 gallon square buckets and screwed them to the coop with the lids to the outside for easy clean up... works great save a lot of room
by smittty
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Flea control?
Replies: 15
Views: 5127

Re: Flea control?

I also was having good success with frount line but then the year before least the fleas set in so bad and it like stoped working.. now I am using bayer tree & and shrub on the dogs and no more fleas
by smittty
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need Advise on two setters
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Need Advise on two setters

is the first dog collar conditioned and whoa broke ...if so theres your answer it should not be that hard ...dog two you may want to force fetch him
by smittty
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: New England Tick Control
Replies: 20
Views: 7847

Re: New England Tick Control

I cut them in strips get three strips out of a tag and I zip tie the to dogs collar..I also hung a few around the kennel and that took care of the flies ...27.00 a bag and that will last me two years
by smittty
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: New England Tick Control
Replies: 20
Views: 7847

Re: New England Tick Control

the purple cattle tags from tractor supply they are the pythons your dos will be tic free
by smittty
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: sport dog gps system
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

Re: sport dog gps system

I dont know I got the TEK and am happy with it very simple to use
by smittty
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prey drive question
Replies: 21
Views: 5280

Re: Prey drive question

what I like to do at that age and younger is to take about a dozen young quail and turn them loose all in one big heap in front of the pup let the pup chase, stump, eat and just have a blast with them ..them little birds hopping around like frogs on the ground should get him going
by smittty
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fleas
Replies: 28
Views: 6140

Re: fleas

I had a bad flea problem ... started using bayer tree and shrub on the dogs and yard no more fleas