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by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Now living in Montana
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Now living in Montana

Well we are now living in Montana. I sure have missed wild bird hunting. It was great to get out this weekend and shoot a few Huns and Pheasants. There sure is a lot of land and terrain to cover.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conrad, Mt
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Conrad, Mt

What makes it tough this time of year as opposed to other times? crops, big game ???
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conrad, Mt
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Conrad, Mt

Thank you
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conrad, Mt
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Conrad, Mt

anyone live near or around Conrad, Mt on here. I will be arriving on Oct 30th, and I would like to kind of start bird hunting right away. I am wondering how hard it is to get access to Private Land that isnt apart of Block Management?
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: All Age Dogs
Replies: 58
Views: 7764

Re: All Age Dogs

if you aint big running and making the right moves, you better point your birds high and tight and handle well. One or the other is acceptable. Field trialing should be about finding the dogs with the strongest expressor of desired genes. As in wolves, only the strong and Alpha personalties get to b...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog bootie question
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: dog bootie question

I just use duck tape backwards up and down the paw. Then I don't let any hair or skin show, and I wrap another piece of duck tape somewhat firm around them.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: crunchin birds all of a sudden
Replies: 16
Views: 2346

Re: crunchin birds all of a sudden

Heck I don't look at FF as a bad thing. Everyone acts like it is a last resort. For myself FF is just part of training. I don't consider it "if I have too". It is a part of training and all my dogs go through it. Many of the Retriever folks FF all of their dogs, and those breeds are bred for retriev...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: crunchin birds all of a sudden
Replies: 16
Views: 2346

Re: crunchin birds all of a sudden

Jim, isn't it funny how you know when something is bound to happen. Good instincts. I always just FF all of my pointing dogs. If the dog isn't completely what I want after hunting, I can sell it as a finished dog.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: crunchin birds all of a sudden
Replies: 16
Views: 2346

Re: crunchin birds all of a sudden

Depending on how your FF methods, I would be very careful of using an e-collar the same way I have seen them used on labs during FF. For pointing dogs, you want to FF them manually the entire way, and then you go back and introduce the e-collar.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: crunchin birds all of a sudden
Replies: 16
Views: 2346

Re: crunchin birds all of a sudden

There "here" command will most likely not work. You will need to have him FF, and I would shoot anymore birds until that is done. The only thing that will help after the FF, and if he still eats the bird is to "help him eat it." You shove it down his throat until he wants to spit it out, and hold it...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A pointing lab is just a lab/cross
Replies: 363
Views: 103186

Re: A pointing lab is just a lab/cross

If I catch a dog sitting in the field while there are birds to be found,....... well lets just say he gets to "re-home". The lab is setting there wondering "why the pointer is hunting so hard, when mom and dad just tie a string to my birds". I may breed my Brittanys or my Pointer to some labs in the...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A pointing lab is just a lab/cross
Replies: 363
Views: 103186

Re: A pointing lab is just a lab/cross

As far as pointing goes, I can get a German Shepherd or an Aussie to point with some training. Just because a dog points, doesn't mean it is a POINTING DOG. So if you mix a Poodle and a Pointing Lab. Is that a Pointing Labradoodle which is hypoallergenic? I would take a GSP, Brittany, Pointer, or Se...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving to Montana Several Dogs Available
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: Moving to Montana Several Dogs Available

I wouldnt consider them cheap. In arkansas you can do everything to include fishing for $35, and then just add the trout and duck stamps.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving to Montana Several Dogs Available
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: Moving to Montana Several Dogs Available

I saw a few birds there, some antelope, mule deer, ducks, and geese. It looks like a fun place to live.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving to Montana Several Dogs Available
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: Moving to Montana Several Dogs Available

I am moving to Conrad, Mt.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving to Montana Several Dogs Available
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Moving to Montana Several Dogs Available

Currently live in Central Arkansas and I am moving in 3 weeks. I need to sell the following dogs. I will be renting so I can only take 2 dogs with me. Daisy / 9 yr old Brittany Female Spayed, NSTRA Champion, must be an outside dog (scared of storms) and only goes to a wild bird hunter $800 Rocky / 8...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conrad, MT or Great Falls, MT Area
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Conrad, MT or Great Falls, MT Area

Headed to Conrad, Montana to look for a place to rent.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conrad, MT or Great Falls, MT Area
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Conrad, MT or Great Falls, MT Area

Anyone familiar with the upland, waterfowl, big game, and fishing around this area? An opportunity may allow my family to move to this area.


Respectfully,

Chris
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats the best beginner duck call for a budget?
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Whats the best beginner duck call for a budget?

I have more success with not calling in late season. The time ducks get to Arkansas, they have heard all kinds of duck calls. Sometimes being quite and letting em work the decoys works. In early season, I use a $50 Echo call, and it seems to pull em in well. My wife uses a Echo Call that was about $...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pro plan vs enhance
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: pro plan vs enhance

Your lucky to buy any feed at that price. Enhance ain't even close to that cheap here. Loyall is as cheap or cheaper than the Premium Enhance dog foods.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training While Hunting
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

Re: Training While Hunting

If the dogs are bred well, then they will probably turn out anyway. If you can't afford birds, just take your dogs hunting. There used to no be trainers and people just hunted their dogs. The main instruction for you and anyone with you, DONT shoot a bird unless the dog allows you to flush it. Hopef...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pro plan vs enhance
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: pro plan vs enhance

Defintely smoothbean. I do the same for my dogs.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UFTA?
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Re: UFTA?

That is correct, Kenny Armstrong owns smokey. Sure do. I have been breeding for about 10 years. I have a litter on the ground right now, that will be ready to go home on 17 Oct 11.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collars
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: E-Collars

I am from Arkansas, and i was surprised by our local weatherman. What a FREAK.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collars
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: E-Collars

I have the DT 7102 model. I have used it everyday for 4 years. One of my collars stopped working 6-mo ago. I sent it in, and they sent it back the next week. I like their customer service, and the dependability and durability speaks for itself.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pro plan vs enhance
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: pro plan vs enhance

For the price, I am with Arlette. I really like Loyall Puppy.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UFTA?
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Re: UFTA?

One of the guys I sold a pup to wonthe National Amateur Champion with him, a dog name Smokey. I really like talking to those guys, and there is a lot of money you can win. If they ever start running in Arkansas, I would give it a try. I have always ran in NSTRA, but it sounds like fun.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shyness of the GUN
Replies: 34
Views: 3958

Re: Shyness of the GUN

So what if you have a dog with no chase drive (another breed that isn't a bird dog), and you want to introduce it to gun fire? Just food for thought I have trained several labs that don't chase birds, and I had to introduce them to gun shots. I usually do it on a chain gang with the pointing dogs go...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shyness of the GUN
Replies: 34
Views: 3958

Re: Shyness of the GUN

http://www.starfirefordogs.com/News.php
These folks did a nice study and supplied references in the article. It isn't a theory on my part. It is a conclusion from breeding different types of hunting dogs all my life.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shyness of the GUN
Replies: 34
Views: 3958

Re: Shyness of the GUN

The is a genetic tendency for certain dogs to be "noise shy", and they are born that way. Definately correct in not testing to see if a dog is "noise shy" and make them "gun shy". There are several things that breeders can do to ensure those traits are not passed down to the next generation. Over th...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shyness of the GUN
Replies: 34
Views: 3958

Re: Shyness of the GUN

Its not out of order if the trainer fixed the issue. If an experienced trainer knows how to fix and issue, then let it be.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What bird was that?
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: What bird was that?

I have found a many Ptarmagin below the treeline in Alaska, but I am not sure about your area. I found Sharptail in the same areas as Ptarmagin after the snow hit the mnts.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What bird was that?
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: What bird was that?

Sounds like Ptarmagin to me. I am pretty sure there are a few in Colorado. They turn white in the winter. They are not my favorite to eat, but they are fun to hunt.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice solicitation
Replies: 23
Views: 3624

Re: Advice solicitation

Get tips from the breeder on things they do with their dogs (if they are an experience trainer/breeder). Find someone to train with, read books, watch videos, and attend some hunt test and trials. As you see things you like, you will begin to know where you would like your dog to end up in its final...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice solicitation
Replies: 23
Views: 3624

Re: Advice solicitation

What kind of upland dog is it? pointing or flushing? breed? age? etc..
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: At what point to train off horse/ATV
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: At what point to train off horse/ATV

If you plan on hunting or trialing from a horse or ATV then I would start, when the dog began to loop back because you are not fast enough. If you don't intend to do either, then I wouldn't suggest either. If you're looking to get into horse back trialing, go work with a mentor. There are too many t...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: educate me
Replies: 38
Views: 5508

Re: educate me

You might consider a Brittany. They make good companions, and they like to sleep in the bed.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First litter coming next month and question...
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

Re: First litter coming next month and question...

You might need a stronger heat lamp, and you can point it straight down. The temp only needs to be in the 90's in a small section of the box. That way the female can get away from the heat.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC vs UKC
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: AKC vs UKC

Giving a generic view of the registration organizations is kind of hard. UKC and AKC both have shows and working events. If you are speaking of a lab (like in ur pic), I purchase labs that are AKC & UKC registered. I would probably only compete in the UKC (HRC) events, but it is better to have them ...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ideas for hauling water
Replies: 48
Views: 8865

Re: Ideas for hauling water

I used a camel back. It works good for me and the dog learns to let u squirt it in their mouth. The best thing is to have them really conditioned and to hydrate the night before and that morning. I usually poor water in their dog food the night before.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is going on???
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: What is going on???

Best to have a vetinarian look at. It could be as simple as a sunburn or something more serious. I wouldnt chance it with the swelling.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you ever heard of a dog like this ??????
Replies: 25
Views: 4026

Re: Have you ever heard of a dog like this ??????

Sounds like a nice dog Munster.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you ever heard of a dog like this ??????
Replies: 25
Views: 4026

Re: Have you ever heard of a dog like this ??????

I do have a Brittany that is 9 and she had done the following: Does great: completed NSTRA Championship Hunted quail, woodcock, pheasant, ptarmagin, ruffed grouse, spruce grouse, and sharptail Does good enough for me: Run Rabbits (sometimes when I don't want her too) Track a shot deer Retrieves duck...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tethering Pigeons?
Replies: 26
Views: 5686

Re: Tethering Pigeons?

The best thing to do is teach the pigeons to "home". Then the dog will never catch and they will fly home. I am not a big fan of launching the bird and then having it fall down so many yards away. I prefer to have the fly home quickly.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Effect of temp and wind on scenting
Replies: 21
Views: 4070

Re: Effect of temp and wind on scenting

You never know how a dog will react until you put them in the situation.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Price increase
Replies: 8
Views: 943

Re: Price increase

saw an increase to 33 at the local feed store. I bought from TSC fro 30.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The perpetuation of shooting sports and field trials
Replies: 35
Views: 5270

Re: The perpetuation of shooting sports and field trials

My daughter plays soccer and they don't even take score. Kids gotta learn there are winners and losers in life.
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The perpetuation of shooting sports and field trials
Replies: 35
Views: 5270

Re: The perpetuation of shooting sports and field trials

I have been apart of the ABC for several years. I am also apart of NSTRA. Many of the ABC members started in NSTRA or NBHA and moved into the horseback arena. There are foot trials in ABC, but many here are horseback competitors. The truth of the matter is this stuff cost a lot of money, land, and t...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: retriever training program for GSP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

Re: retriever training program for GSP?

If this is a puppy, you will have awhile to research different FF methods. It isn't as important about the breed of the dog but more about the attitude and age. Not many advertised methods of FF, due to PETA groups complaining about pain. Hopefully, you can find a successful pro in your area to help...
by Dashin Gun Dogs
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Some help with my labs
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

Re: Some help with my labs

Well Labs usually aren't the type of dogs to hold a grudge. Get your commands down. When you say "sit" or blow a whistle to "sit", the dog should immediately drill its butt to the ground. When you are to that point, then you can start your FF program. As for always following the other dog, she is no...