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by AG74
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: possible rabies exposure?
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

Re: possible rabies exposure?

dog dr wrote:if your dog is current on rabies vaccine you have nothing to worry about. rabies virus is shed in the saliva of an infected animal, and then the virus needs to come into contact with a mucous membrane or open wound, sore, etc.
Thanks Dog Dr!!
by AG74
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pad Injury
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Re: Pad Injury

The injury is wide not deep. NuSkin and super glue does not work because of the width of the injury. It is not bleeding. How do I help it to heal? Not infected,luckily. Suggestions, please. Thanks I foud Pad Heal/Cut Heal to help the healing process, but time of course more than anything. Musher's ...
by AG74
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: possible rabies exposure?
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

Re: possible rabies exposure?

Was its fur messed up? Yotes usually get mange and the cold makes them nutso. I didn't give it a real close exam, but its fur was not looking great. It could barely walk/run and didn't really try to get away from us as a result. I think it was very close to death. If it didn't have a disease, a cou...
by AG74
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: possible rabies exposure?
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

possible rabies exposure?

On Saturday I was out hunting with my dog Blaze and we came upon a sickly coyote. I could tell Blaze wanted to get at it, but he was keeping a little distance. What I probably should have done was kept the dog away with the e-collar and taught him to leave coyotes alone, but instead I broke the "Don...
by AG74
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Struvite Crystals
Replies: 14
Views: 4683

Re: Struvite Crystals

I have a two-year old pointer that my twelve-year-old daughter will be running in a NAVHDA UT test next month. Dog has seemed a little off his feed, urine was dark, so I took him to the vet today and learned he has a UTI along with struvite crystals. Vet tells me that the dog will need to be on a p...
by AG74
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Home Again service?
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Home Again service?

Does anyone have any experience with this service? when we got our pup we took a trip to the vet and said we wanted a chip. So they put one in and gave us some paperwork to fill out to register it, the service was Home Again. After two years, and never using any of heir services, i'm considering let...
by AG74
Tue May 28, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Crystals in Urine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: Crystals in Urine?

Doc E wrote:Take the dog to a Vet College.

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Doc, is there one you can recommend in the N.E. Corner of Oregon?
by AG74
Tue May 28, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Crystals in Urine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Crystals in Urine?

My 2.5 y.o. GWP had been urinating more frequently than usual and sometimes piddling, not being able to hold it while in the kennel, etc. We suspected a UTI and took him to the vet. After a urine test, the vet found three types of crystals: two that "should dissolve with a change of diet," and one c...
by AG74
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Clicker Training
Replies: 24
Views: 4982

Re: Clicker Training

On sit click when the butt hits the floor, until thats reliable then when the butt hits the floor and stays there for 1 second, then 5 and then until you give a release word. Once you have a release word you would no longer click the behavior. Its over at the release and learned. I still keep inter...
by AG74
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How does your dog respond to coyote smell?
Replies: 13
Views: 5813

Re: How does your dog respond to coyote smell?

During my pup's first season we went hunting a sage brush canyon and my dogs tail stopped wagging. then he just hit the brakes. Not a point, just hit the brakes and stopped. I walked up and a coyote took off ahead of me. I took a shot at it, but missed by a hair and never saw it again. Not sure the ...
by AG74
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Clicker Training
Replies: 24
Views: 4982

Re: Clicker Training

Question. When do you click? after the function or before? And, how do you get the dog to perform the function to get to the clicker? If you are teaching say sit with the clicker, when do you click? Obviously the click can't mean all things. Like Sharon said, Immediately. Immediately AFTER the desi...
by AG74
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pheasant Experience Lessons Learned
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: Pheasant Experience Lessons Learned

I'd agree with everything Bird dog 1968 said and just add that you probably shouldn't over-think this one too hard, or think about what you or the dog could have done differently. Roosters in the open next to a road are already on high alert and difficult to get to in any situation, regardless of ho...
by AG74
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eating Grass
Replies: 22
Views: 8028

Re: Eating Grass

Both my dogs like to eat grass from time to time and it can be a bit stringy coming back out the other side, but neither have had a problem passing it, although it looks less comfortable coming back out... unless the dog is really stopped up, its probably not a problem.
by AG74
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pad Heal
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: Pad Heal

Just plain cut-heal will work Looking at the bottle it looks like the name of the product is called Pad Heal, and the company is Cut-Heal, Inc? It was the only thing my local farm store had for dog's feet. Think it is the same stuff? Its just an oily coating, smells like wood stain, or linseed oil,...
by AG74
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pad Heal
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: Pad Heal

Thanks for the tips and advice guys!
by AG74
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pad Heal
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Pad Heal

Anyone ever use Pad Heal by Cut-heal inc? My pup wore some of the skin off his front pads and is pretty sore. I was wondering if this stuff is ok for the dogs to lick or not. Their website doesn't give much info, nor does the label. the ingredients are Raw Linseed oil, spirits of turpentine, pure me...
by AG74
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Quail hatching
Replies: 7
Views: 2811

Re: Quail hatching

They are Bob White. My incubator only holds 100 at a time. that will more than do me and friends. If it all goes well I should get several hundred a year. I'm gonna hold back 12 hen's and 4 rooster's for breeder's next year and use the rest now. Hey Don, I read in the Oregon Upland Regs this year t...
by AG74
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A True Versatile Gun Dog
Replies: 72
Views: 24249

Re: A True Versatile Gun Dog

At every poker table, one player is usually considered by the rest to be "an easy mark." If you don't know who that is, it's you! Bill T., in this case, I'd say you're it...
by AG74
Tue May 22, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP TRAINER Washington
Replies: 21
Views: 5806

Re: GSP TRAINER Washington

Im in the same boat as you, my pup will be off to training at 5 months of age. why not start them early ? There is only so much you can do with a dog that young. Brad, I hear ya, but for the amatuer, or first time gun dog owner, I'd feel much better having a pro do the intro to birds and intro to t...
by AG74
Tue May 15, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP TRAINER Washington
Replies: 21
Views: 5806

Re: GSP TRAINER Washington

ya I got his name wrong earlier if you want to check him out his name is Jim cochran sporting dogs in fall city wa. I did speak to both dan and RJ so I am torn between all three because my cousin went through Jim and he loved him so, I just need to pick for myself, thanks for all the info guys I al...
by AG74
Mon May 14, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: May have bought a blind puppy on accident.
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: May have bought a blind puppy on accident.

Good lookin pup - is she a Griff?
by AG74
Mon May 07, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Upland retrievers/flushers?
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Re: Upland retrievers/flushers?

I know the thread you are talking about, and the guy in particular. All things being equal, in oregon chukar country the dog who covers more ground, to a certain point...wins. However, all things not being equal. If your a gentleman who hunts chukars 50 days a year in the same area's year after yea...
by AG74
Fri May 04, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: damage to scent receptors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

Re: damage to scent receptors?

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM smooth coated wirehair and oregon................. Cascade kennels? Dr Ray? I see you have a GSP........................ them shorthairs can fart and lay in it and not even wake up from their nap................. of course anyone within a 3 room radius is close to barfing..............
by AG74
Fri May 04, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Upland retrievers/flushers?
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Re: Upland retrievers/flushers?

Retriever/flusher fellers make wise choices on the type of cover that they are going to tackle with a close working hound. They do not primarily depend on the dog to find the game but know the game & put the dog in the best possible place to produce. A well thought out strategy. Also, the retriever...
by AG74
Thu May 03, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Upland retrievers/flushers?
Replies: 12
Views: 3795

Upland retrievers/flushers?

OK, I'm not trying to start any fights, nor am I trying to start a flusher/pointer feud, or whose dog is better feud.... All that being said, on another forum a guy asked what some of us thought about using a flusher to hunt upland game... this is in Oregon where chukar country is BIG country and th...
by AG74
Thu May 03, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: damage to scent receptors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

Re: damage to scent receptors?

I see you have a GSP........................ them shorthairs can fart and lay in it and not even wake up from their nap................. of course anyone within a 3 room radius is close to barfing.................. my guess is........... not much bothers them............ :lol: :lol: HA! he's actual...
by AG74
Thu May 03, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting waterfowl and upland game western Washington
Replies: 10
Views: 4418

Re: Hunting waterfowl and upland game western Washington

Just a wild question since we're on the topic - is any of the Snake River from Lewiston to Tri-Cities BLM or other publicly owned? i'm from Oregon and lots of the Deschutes and John Day river banks are BLM. Great places for chukar. Snake looks similarly rugged, so I'm guessing good bird habitat also...
by AG74
Thu May 03, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: damage to scent receptors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

damage to scent receptors?

Sounds like a lot of folks on here keep their hunting dogs in the house. Are there any household type items that could inadvertently cause damage to a dogs scent receptors? I know my nostrils always burn after cleaning the shower with that toxic stuff if I don't wear a mask... Of course, I don't tak...
by AG74
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Good or bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 3857

Re: Good or bad?

I have about a 500 acre corn field that fills up with doves in the fall after harvest. Would it be good training/ experience to work my dog on those doves just as if they were quail. Typically when a jump them they'll jus fly a couple hundred yrds and set back down... I would try to get the dog to ...
by AG74
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild Justice
Replies: 17
Views: 3889

Re: Wild Justice

I thought the People's Republic of Calif had pretty much banned everything outdoors, except smoking weed and hugging trees.... Let the dirty hippies run amok out in the forest all they want, deficating all over the place and make a mess, no problem, but ban responsible hunters from packing into the ...
by AG74
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question of the month!
Replies: 15
Views: 4053

Re: Question of the month!

Well, interesting question. I'm not an expert by any means, but found your topic hit close to home with me also. I guess I've not ever really thought about separating training time from play time... I consider anytime that I am interacting with my dog to be training (anything you 'allow' your dog to...
by AG74
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting in Tri-cities WA
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Hunting in Tri-cities WA

I am new to the area and I am looking for someone willing to maybe help, or give pointers, on training my 7 month old GSP and areas to hunt upland birds. Do a google search on Three Rivers Bird Dog Club. Based in Kennewick. I think they just have a spot on the AKC website and a Facebook page. Good ...
by AG74
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does the German VDD Registration have hunt requirements?
Replies: 15
Views: 4062

Re: Does the German VDD Registration have hunt requirements?

All I did was make one point to suggest that regardless of what some people might say there can be a difference between the two breeds. I am not disputing that your dog is a GWP but I could breed a Chihuahua with a Russian Wolfhound and get papers for the litter saying they were AKC registered Grey...
by AG74
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does the German VDD Registration have hunt requirements?
Replies: 15
Views: 4062

Re: Does the German VDD Registration have hunt requirements?

Is it possible to run a German Wirehaired Pointer in those tests though? Even though the Sire is a VDD Import from Germany the Dam is a GWP. I have to admit I find the whole GWP vs. DD thing a little silly and over the top but it could be I'm just not understanding it properly. I have a GWP. As I'm...
by AG74
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does the German VDD Registration have hunt requirements?
Replies: 15
Views: 4062

Re: Does the German VDD Registration have hunt requirements?

Is it possible to run a German Wirehaired Pointer in those tests though? Even though the Sire is a VDD Import from Germany the Dam is a GWP. I have to admit I find the whole GWP vs. DD thing a little silly and over the top but it could be I'm just not understanding it properly. I have a GWP. As I'm...
by AG74
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What NOT to eat
Replies: 32
Views: 15499

Re: What NOT to eat

I think it may be benificial to collect a list of commonly encountered food and non-food items that our dogs should not eat. I'll start... Xylitol, commonly found in gum as an artificial sweetener. Can be toxic in even small amounts. Great idea - I often wonder about all the little secret things th...
by AG74
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another Dog Food Question (sorry!)
Replies: 28
Views: 4547

Re: Another Dog Food Question (sorry!)

OK, I discovered there are a couple good websites that do dog food analysis: dogfoodadvisor.com and dogfoodanalysis.com Not sure if anyone has looked at these yet, but according to both, Purina Healthy Morsels is a 1 star (below average) dog food. So, that pretty much answered my question for me. Ev...
by AG74
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another Dog Food Question (sorry!)
Replies: 28
Views: 4547

Re: Another Dog Food Question (sorry!)

Wow! Thanks for all the replies everyone. 4 cups is what I feed him now, have been since hunting season. Prior to last hunting season, 3 per day, when he was still a puppy (less than 12 months). His stools are pretty good on the Purina Healthy Morsels, so I am hesitant to change, but I'm pretty sure...
by AG74
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another Dog Food Question (sorry!)
Replies: 28
Views: 4547

Another Dog Food Question (sorry!)

Had my dog for about a year now. He is a 18 m.o. GWP. Very healthy, energetic dog. When we got him I started him on Diamond Puppy (which is about 30/20, if I remember correctly). He had loose stools. So at about 11 months old I started to switch him over to Diamond HE (~26/20 also), but he still had...
by AG74
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Losing hair on tail in one spot
Replies: 25
Views: 21977

Re: Losing hair on tail in one spot

Sharon wrote:I apologize if i offended you. That was not my intent.

Thank you Sharon, I appreciate that.
by AG74
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Losing hair on tail in one spot
Replies: 25
Views: 21977

Re: Losing hair on tail in one spot

Not my dogs. It first appeared on the belly and they lost all their belly hair by the time we get it under control. i would bet that dog wraps himself up to sleep which puts the tail at his mouth and he ................... PS I'm glad there isn't a human health section on the forum. We'd all be dia...
by AG74
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: probably dumb questions about Whoa command
Replies: 15
Views: 3985

Re: probably dumb questions about Whoa command

Isn't it the same thing as Stay? Could I use stay instead? Do you use whoa and stay? Should stay be used as a general around the house command and whoa be used around training/birds? I'm just curious because my dog already knows stay and thought it would be silly to use a different command that see...
by AG74
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Losing hair on tail in one spot
Replies: 25
Views: 21977

Re: Losing hair on tail in one spot

Even so, a demodex outbreak is due to an immune issue, whether temporary & common or not, or some other problem. I have seen demodex on rescues but have never seen dark skin, and it usually has a very distinct odor. Most I have seen were symmetrical areas on the face, muzzle and forelegs. I'm sure ...
by AG74
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Losing hair on tail in one spot
Replies: 25
Views: 21977

Re: Losing hair on tail in one spot

Not my dogs. It first appeared on the belly and they lost all their belly hair by the time we get it under control. i would bet that dog wraps himself up to sleep which puts the tail at his mouth and he ................... PS I'm glad there isn't a human health section on the forum. We'd all be dia...
by AG74
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Losing hair on tail in one spot
Replies: 25
Views: 21977

Re: Losing hair on tail in one spot

It is probably mange. My GWP lost one little spot on his muzzle, and that's what it was. Mange (deodetic or whatever its called) is not contagious, and doesn't mean you have a hygiene problem. As I understand it, all dogs have this microscopic mite on them, its just when their immune system gets com...
by AG74
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp dry heaving...
Replies: 14
Views: 4723

Re: gsp dry heaving...

Throwing up for dogs is a much more natural process than for humans. Make sure he is drinking. More then likely he will get over it quickly. Giver it a day or three before panicking. A lot of times a vet will charge a lot and not be very helpful in situations like that. Recently my dog didnt eat fo...
by AG74
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: gsp dry heaving...
Replies: 14
Views: 4723

Re: gsp dry heaving...

Throwing up for dogs is a much more natural process than for humans. Make sure he is drinking. More then likely he will get over it quickly. Giver it a day or three before panicking. A lot of times a vet will charge a lot and not be very helpful in situations like that. Recently my dog didnt eat fo...
by AG74
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold on first Scent?
Replies: 24
Views: 5893

Re: Hold on first Scent?

ST8 UPPOINTERS wrote:Ah74 awesome avatar. I'm just up in Washington, u trial??
Thanks! :D I do not, actually. Where are you, Tri-cities? What clubs or groups do you belong to??

Al
by AG74
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What kind of dog should i get?
Replies: 36
Views: 9632

Re: What kind of dog should i get?

OK, since no one else has said it, I will: forget all the previous advice you've gotten and just get a German Wirehaired Pointer! :D You won't be disappointed. Great temperament, good family/house dog, love their family, will hunt 110% all day, every day. mine is an upland machine. I don't hunt wate...
by AG74
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hold on first Scent?
Replies: 24
Views: 5893

Re: Hold on first Scent?

That's a homemade Higgins releaser. Creative idea. Have you tried it with chukar or quail? i hadn't actually hear of a Higgins until just now - I had to google it actually! I got the idea from a trainer I worked with who had "flip" boxes made out of iron mesh and a heavy piece of steel on top. Prob...