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by Swagg
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: chasing anything flying in the yard help???
Replies: 54
Views: 9892

Re: chasing anything flying in the yard help???

So you saying this isnt a bad problem ? I always figured it was bad for hunting purposes as she is supposed to flush not chase already flying birds. As for the space i live on a small farm and she has two acres under fence. I never really thought of it as she is so birdy that even tweety birds get h...
by Swagg
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: chasing anything flying in the yard help???
Replies: 54
Views: 9892

chasing anything flying in the yard help???

I suppose you could call it self hunting, but my ESS will go crazy chasing anything that is flying over around or near the yard. anyone else have a dog like this? How and what can i do to stop this i personally cant stand it :D
by Swagg
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup showing aggression towards wife and daughter
Replies: 59
Views: 11731

Re: Pup showing aggression towards wife and daughter

Im not terribly big on the roll them over and show them your boss thing. unless you time it perfect and have the perfect hold it will seem like a game. nothing about a biting puppy is a game. When it came to biting little kids or anyone for that matter a quick smack on the mouth and a no works perfe...
by Swagg
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: conibear trap
Replies: 19
Views: 5256

Re: conibear trap

Imagine trying to get one of these off a full grown angry cow. Ill tell you it takes three guys, a horse, a rope, and about a half hour. Nothing about tht was fun. Those little removal deals work great to get a trap off when its sitting still but stuck on something struggling to live is another stor...
by Swagg
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I think we need to get rid of our britt...
Replies: 95
Views: 19929

Re: I think we need to get rid of our britt...

It was a few posts ago but get yourself an invisible fence. they are amazing. take the time to train him to the fence and get him running around the yard. I run my springer on one and love it. My brother has one as does my mom. i can take my dog to either place and the fence works perfect. love them...
by Swagg
Wed May 09, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Crate Training Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: Crate Training Question

Ill be honest i went with the crate by the bed thing. it worked perfect. the first few nights if she would whine i would just drop my arm down there to let her know i was close. after that if she would see me get into bed she never made a peep. I never did the food in the kennel thing either i feed ...
by Swagg
Wed May 09, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sliced pad
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Sliced pad

Somewhere i had a thread i started on here with a cut pad. Were you able to get the bleeding to stop? If so it should be ok with some time. I just kept it neosporin (sp??) On it and kept it wrapped for a few days. also kept her inside for the most part. She got her self another time on some barn sid...
by Swagg
Wed May 09, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diamond Pet Foods Recall
Replies: 59
Views: 12905

Re: Diamond Pet Foods Recall

Salmonella must be the 152 check ;)
by Swagg
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diamond Pet Foods Recall
Replies: 59
Views: 12905

Re: Diamond Pet Foods Recall

So whats everyones thoughts here. They seems to keep having food problems. i would rather spend more on different food then lose my dog. Currently im feeding naturals chicken and rice. Thoughts ?
by Swagg
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seeking e-fence opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 2614

Re: Seeking e-fence opinions

Have one and love it. like others mine will not cross for anything. My brother also has the same system and my pup learned his setup in one lap around the yard. I dont leave her out when im not home but i would not do that with any fence. Each has pros and cons. mine was a used system for 100$ and i...
by Swagg
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Brushing Teeth
Replies: 28
Views: 4683

Re: Brushing Teeth

SHORTFAT wrote:I brush my dogs teethabout every other week or so... now the real question is...

"Who all loves their dog enough to use their own toothbrush to do it with??? :mrgreen:
wait a minute.........
were not supposed to use the same brush ?
by Swagg
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help - 8 month old pup behavior at the park
Replies: 19
Views: 3630

Re: Help - 8 month old pup behavior at the park

Sounds like a great plan. good luck to the both of you :) keep us posted
by Swagg
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help - 8 month old pup behavior at the park
Replies: 19
Views: 3630

Re: Help - 8 month old pup behavior at the park

How long has this been going on for ? Part of me thinks this i just a stage she is going through. Mine did the same thing. she was always super around dogs kids other people actually anything for that matter. Then she started this barking thing. she would bark like mad at people when they came over ...
by Swagg
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons are gone
Replies: 8
Views: 1753

Re: Pigeons are gone

I love when people admit to poaching......
by Swagg
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: cut foot.. your thoughts how bad...
Replies: 9
Views: 3111

Re: cut foot.. your thoughts how bad...

Thanks everyone. Yeah i didnt figure a vet trip was needed, but thought i would ask anyways. It never hurts to get a second opinion and i would hate to be the guy that screwed up my pups feet forever being macho itll heal guy :) needless to say she wore a sock to keep her foot covered up this morning.
by Swagg
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: cut foot.. your thoughts how bad...
Replies: 9
Views: 3111

Re: cut foot.. your thoughts how bad...

Yeah thats kind of what i figured. it is not cut on the pad more like the skin between her toe and the large part of her pad. she is going to be off of it until it heals up...
by Swagg
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: cut foot.. your thoughts how bad...
Replies: 9
Views: 3111

cut foot.. your thoughts how bad...

Well it finally happened. riley got her first cut on her foot. There is very little blood and she does not appear to be limping or favoring her leg at all. as you can see in the picture the cut is right under her first toe on her back leg. since the picture i have throughly cleaned the cut. should i...
by Swagg
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: second dog???
Replies: 2
Views: 486

second dog???

So whats life like with two dogs at home. Right now i just have the one who is almost seven months. Trying to get some input on having more then one. do u recommend it or not. any other thoughts.....
by Swagg
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sign Up Sheet for Doc's Giveaway Contest & the winner is
Replies: 136
Views: 19528

Re: Sign Up Sheet for Doc's Giveaway Contest

Sign me up....thanks doc
by Swagg
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITT OR SPRINGER WHICH ONE (WEVE DECIDED)
Replies: 35
Views: 5595

Re: BRITT OR SPRINGER WHICH ONE (picture added)

Just to look....lol...good one :)
by Swagg
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ON THE WAY TO WEST VIRGINIA, WHERE TO EAT??
Replies: 27
Views: 4384

Re: ON THE WAY TO WEST VIRGINIA, WHERE TO EAT??

OUBobcat06 wrote:You'll be driving literally right past my house in Athens...
I head down that direction every year to do some deer hunting. We actually eat at that little diner just outside of nelsonville for b-fast. Do you do any bow hunting? We should hook up for a hunt or at least let the pups play :)
by Swagg
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Barking in the Tahoe!
Replies: 24
Views: 3198

Re: Barking in the Tahoe!

+1. Once a dog is or becomes a barker, harsher methods are going to be needed. From what you are saying, I seriously doubt that ignoring it and driving him all over the place is going to work. Dogs don't always need a reason to bark [i.e. barking to get what they want] some just like to bark. If yo...
by Swagg
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ON THE WAY TO WEST VIRGINIA, WHERE TO EAT??
Replies: 27
Views: 4384

Re: ON THE WAY TO WEST VIRGINIA, WHERE TO EAT??

I'm a really big fan of Champs. Its a sport bar near the in Columbus. Great food and service. Its also near the Stadium so you could check that out as well its pretty neat to look at. Your going to be driving past my place on 75 :) I'm just south of toledo
by Swagg
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Barking in the Tahoe!
Replies: 24
Views: 3198

Re: Barking in the Tahoe!

Thanks Swagg, I agree on the bark collar. I don't think it's the crate anymore. I took the crate out and had him go in and out yesterday as well as stay in there for a while. He is good in the crate in or out of the truck, when the truck is stopped. Moving is another thing. I got in the habit of ta...
by Swagg
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Barking in the Tahoe!
Replies: 24
Views: 3198

Re: Barking in the Tahoe!

There is no reason for a bark collar. Seems like everyone wants to use that for everything anymore:( get him more used to a crete. Start taking him everywhere with you.post office, store, gas, laundry, just for a fun drive. If you live in a good area just let the truck run and crank the ac. its good...
by Swagg
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need a 3rd whistle
Replies: 11
Views: 1883

Re: Need a 3rd whistle

Maybe you should just stick with the hawk if your willing to lose your dog....
by Swagg
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 3x3x8 Alfalfa
Replies: 20
Views: 3384

Re: 3x3x8 Alfalfa

The processed bales of alfalfa that I have purchased in the past contained a lot of "dust" from the processing into the larger bales. If you have a horse sensative to any dust (allergies/respiratory problems/coughing/sneezing/etc.) they will be worse with the use of this product. If you've never se...
by Swagg
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: collar I.D.
Replies: 18
Views: 2936

Re: collar I.D.

Where does everyone get their metal collar tags done at?
by Swagg
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy questions
Replies: 20
Views: 2750

Re: Puppy questions

Did you ever get a chance to post where you keep the crate at in your house? I tried to read them all but some turned into off topic books and a refuse to read another one of :wink: For my pup I found it best to put the crate in my room. I know some well tell you not to do this, but I would not want...
by Swagg
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..(UPDATE)
Replies: 161
Views: 26185

Re: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..

ya, i just took it off and put the short ones on, it looked too deep :? ..i am not opposed to grabbing her scruff and telling her NO or QUIET..its not like ive never corrected a dog physically BUT i wont and cant whip her with objects or smack her, break her down kinda thing, sorry guys..i agree wi...
by Swagg
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..(UPDATE)
Replies: 161
Views: 26185

Re: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..

Ruth I didn't know you were a wolf. If thats the case you should try some play bowing and barking while you're at it. Wait, do wolves bark and play bow? Of that's right you are training a dog. Really that's what you got from that?? Maybe you should try to re-read it, but slower this time. No one ev...
by Swagg
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..(UPDATE)
Replies: 161
Views: 26185

Re: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..

Go outside and beat the heck out of the dog and scream at her when she starts barking ..... You still never answered if this had been done. I dont think he means literally "beat" her, but get physical and let her know that you mean stop barking. I really think the bark collar is a last resort, and ...
by Swagg
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..(UPDATE)
Replies: 161
Views: 26185

Re: FEELING LIKE WE FAILED JERSEY AND HER BREEDER..

ultracarry wrote:Hey just grab a piece of hose and use it. Don't threaten but shake the dog up a little bit. Us Americans know Canadians are not confrontational but she is a dog... not a war lol.

Hahahahaha............ on a serious note have you tried this at all??
by Swagg
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raccoon help!
Replies: 35
Views: 7934

Re: Raccoon help!

As far as smells or scents, nothing that i know of. You could always put a hot wire along the top where they are climbing in :!:
by Swagg
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barking at Children?
Replies: 28
Views: 3898

Re: Barking at Children?

How old was your dog when you got her, any thoughts on why she acted the way she did ? We got Tessa at 12 weeks old. She was kennel raised to that point, but the handling she did get, I believe was kind. My husband and I do not have children, so her exposure to kids was limited in her first year or...
by Swagg
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barking at Children?
Replies: 28
Views: 3898

Re: Barking at Children?

I am very familiar with Cesar. There is a lot he does well, but there are some things he does that result in "shut down" of the dog, which LOOKS like the dog is behaving, but the dog is actually in a very tense state. My reasoning here is that ideally one wants the dog to be relaxed and comfortable...
by Swagg
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cocker vs Springer Spaniel
Replies: 18
Views: 4628

Re: Cocker vs Springer Spaniel

That boykin with the goose sure does look good..... But how can anyone beat this ....
by Swagg
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barking at Children?
Replies: 28
Views: 3898

Re: Barking at Children?

I will not tolerate any growling at children from any dogs so as said a serious redirect........... the toe of my boot comes to mind :twisted: Yes, I agree this is a dangerous situation, and adult action is crucial to protect kids. Its a tough problem to solve. Let me just caution that there is som...
by Swagg
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barking at Children?
Replies: 28
Views: 3898

Re: Barking at Children?

As soon as attention directs off me that is cause right there for a redirect specially when kids are involved I would give a serious redirect no words just an abrupt get your mind off other things and back on to what we are doing. By the time your dog is growling there was a bunch of signs his mind...
by Swagg
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barking at Children?
Replies: 28
Views: 3898

Re: Barking at Children?

What sort of corrections did you give when she started to act out?? And has she ever been around children before?
by Swagg
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Frontline is Here!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 6604

Re: Generic Frontline is Here!!!

We let our dogs tell us when they need something different and so far not any of them have spoken. So some may say they do a better job because they are always changing things because they think so much of their dogs. But I say I am providing everything that the dogs need to be healthy and happy an...
by Swagg
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UPDATE Terrible news story from South Dakota
Replies: 86
Views: 13619

Re: Terrible news story from South Dakota

I can will promise the score would be settled, and I guarantee that I can swing a hammer much harder. And then after he got out of the hospital, he would be moving :twisted:
by Swagg
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Diamond Puppy Food????
Replies: 14
Views: 2527

Re: Diamond Puppy Food????

Can anyone give me an opinion about these options: Canidae all life stages- chicken,turkey,lamb and fish meal, brown and white rice. 24% protein 14.5% fat Canidae Grain Free ALS formula- Chicken,Turkey,Lamb and fish meal. 34% protein 18 % fat, Or Diamond naturals Small Breed Lamb and Rice- 25 % prot...
by Swagg
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Frontline is Here!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 6604

Re: Generic Frontline is Here!!!

What you state is your opinion though many times we don't make thar clear. What was asked for here is a professional critique of a product. Not good business for hin or this forum. That is the type of info you get in private. Ezzy No one ever asked that. But either way is that still not his opinion...
by Swagg
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Frontline is Here!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 6604

Re: Generic Frontline is Here!!!

That said, if he gets more specific than he has it will be taken down since a public forum is not the place for specific information about the shortcomings of any product. AAnd since this forum could be held liable we don't allow that type of info that might close this forum and cost the owners ver...
by Swagg
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Frontline is Here!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 6604

Re: Generic Frontline is Here!!!

Not trying to step on any toes but...the "vet" really doesn't have to say anything considering we aren't paying him for anything. I mean it would be like calling your doctor and asking him to give you his advice about an ailment but never going to see him. I thought it was nice of him to even say a...
by Swagg
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Frontline is Here!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 6604

Re: Generic Frontline is Here!!!

A public forum is not the place! Also, you are exaggerating....There was nothing there saying that dogs were getting seriously sick and certainly not dying. He was just giving a little heads up on a potential problem. JMO. Charlie So then if a public forum, designed to let us gather and share infor...
by Swagg
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Frontline is Here!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 6604

Re: Generic Frontline is Here!!!

Cajun Casey wrote:Buy the original Merial product from a vet and you won't have to worry about it.
You never buy anything but name brand?
by Swagg
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Frontline is Here!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 6604

Re: Generic Frontline is Here!!!

I think he was about as exact as he can get on a public forum. Best not to name names if you want to stay clear of a lawsuit. Ezzy I completely Disagree with this. Since he is a professional in the field I think it is his duty to keep us informed with the most up to date information. If he knows so...
by Swagg
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Generic Frontline is Here!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 6604

Re: Generic Frontline is Here!!!

Thanks for the heads up. I ran to the local "petco" here today and got me some of the Fiproguard. They had it listed for $47 for the three month pack, but "petsmart" is running it on sale right now for $28. They priced matched it so I picked up two boxes of it.................... Not sure when the s...