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by Max2
Tue May 14, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A little venting about my neighbor. Not that interesting
Replies: 25
Views: 1031

Re: A little venting about my neighbor. Not that interesting

I was thinking the same as Ray G. Invite the kids also.
by Max2
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Despite my username... I'm getting a setter
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Despite my username... I'm getting a setter

Nice ! To both you folks . I have had shorthairs and have always said I would like to get a setter however the further shorthairs become in my rear view mirror the more I miss having one around. That said I would love to rescue a setter as you have done. Good things to come for you my friend . Good ...
by Max2
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1149

Re: New Beginnings

To the O/p sounds like things are coming together. Positive thoughts coming your way.

Nice to see a couple pups coming up also in this thread. Hope you guy's keep us informed with their progress.
Good stuff !
by Max2
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: April 1
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: April 1

Everyone worries every year. Mother nature sure can be hard at times. My yard today was looking like spring with wildlife songbirds,deer,wood ducks , geese , squirrels yet freezing temps ,blowing snow and winter gray skies. All our snow is just about gone where ever the sun can work. Big piles are a...
by Max2
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: What am I?

If you scroll the second picture to cover the head and just expose the body and guess . She look's a little like a great dane.
by Max2
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: What am I?

My guess -The head GSP . The body I am at a loss . Long neck ? I hope she finds a good home. She has a sweet look about her .
by Max2
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup names and tips
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: New pup names and tips

Congrats on your new pup ! I love them liver roan shorthairs. Can't be much of help with picking a name but i am sure one will come to you ! Enjoy !
by Max2
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: English Setter Confusion

off topic : Saw a dog last night where the woman bought a GSP because she wanted a lap dog. :( Poor dog. Around the training center here it is often quoted " Nice dog just a shame it did not get to pick it's owner"! Huh ?? That explains it ! :D When i got my Jax dog (My first gun dog) at the recomm...
by Max2
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: male or female puppy
Replies: 51
Views: 2609

Re: male or female puppy

Just an add on and just my observations I don't think your breeder would care if you asked to make a change and get a male. If they could they would say yes and if they could not they would say it's to late .Most folks always seem to want a female . I think. I bet for breeders it is easier finding h...
by Max2
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Most important commands
Replies: 28
Views: 2155

Re: Most important commands

Good morning guys. My wife bought a 1 1/2 year old Irish setter. The dog spent her entire life in a pen outside so she doesn’t know any commands. What command should she learn first? How are you making out with the new pup ? Just reading through here this evening and it appears everyone feels the s...
by Max2
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: male or female puppy
Replies: 51
Views: 2609

Re: male or female puppy

I wouldn't hesitate on taking a male dog. I have had dog's my whole life .As a kid the family dogs and later in life as I got my own dogs. Any male we ever had never had issue with marking in the house. Some were neutered and some were not. I think if you bring a strange dog into your house or your ...
by Max2
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Max’s first quail hunt
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Max’s first quail hunt

I saw that name up there ( "Max" ) :D Had to come take a look see -
Very nice ! Please give Max a head rub and a couple crackers from a guy up north who say's -Good Job !
by Max2
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I think he likes his job !
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: I think he likes his job !

The pic say's it all ! You can see the wheels spinning in the little guy's head ! Nothing does it more for "me" then seeing it come together. Good stuff !
by Max2
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: INTENSITY ~ A portrait.
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: INTENSITY ~ A portrait.

I always love these type photo's of the athletes !
by Max2
Sat May 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MAC - ON PLACE BOARD
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: MAC - ON PLACE BOARD

Featherfinder wrote:Gotta love the expression on this pup!!
I was thinking the same exact thing ! Awesome pic ! The little guy is concentrating . :)
by Max2
Sat May 05, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's
Replies: 44
Views: 9808

Re: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's

Geeze folks I wish you people would put a state for your location. When someone posts I often wonder where they are located. Perhaps if uncomfortable about posting town at least a state could possibly be included.
by Max2
Fri May 04, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's
Replies: 44
Views: 9808

Re: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's

I would say pick "your" breed and work with them. I feel any dog bred to hunt could be a possibility. I never cared for the term boot licker or heel shiner :( Though I was often guilty of calling my dog "my heel shiner"...... but oh contrar :D he/they worked exactly as I had hoped they would. Close ...
by Max2
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: Sad Day

Rest in peace Winchester. Very sorry for your loss.
by Max2
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Water in the field
Replies: 16
Views: 2334

Re: Water in the field

Here in NY a water bottle had always worked fine for us. I once purchased a camelback and purchased a valve for it to control the water flow. A camelback I think required we humans to suck the water out of it. What the valve purchase allowed was on/off of water flow. I then purchased a vest that the...
by Max2
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pups growing up
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Re: pups growing up

They sure can be characters :D Nice pic's !
by Max2
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Australian Shepherd
Replies: 12
Views: 4221

Re: The Australian Shepherd

I finally met the little girl on Sunday. The pictures I have been receiving made her appear much bigger. When I got to my nieces house and saw this tiny little pup in her crate I started laughing. My niece looked at me as if to say why are you laughing. It was more joy then anything to see such a li...
by Max2
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Keeping inside bird dog clean
Replies: 12
Views: 2597

Re: Keeping inside bird dog clean

A tip i picked up on another site was Murphy's all natural oil soap. The type used on wood floors. A cap full mixed in a small bucket of warm water and then wipe the stinky areas after they were hosed off . My max loved the stinky stuff :D The stinkier the better in his opinion. Nothing worse then a...
by Max2
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shoot...Don't Shoot
Replies: 26
Views: 5321

Re: Shoot...Don't Shoot

Your decision :D You have to decide what you want.
by Max2
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shoot...Don't Shoot
Replies: 26
Views: 5321

Re: Shoot...Don't Shoot

It does no harm to shoot a bird you have bumped and the dog hasn't seen. I wouldn't know why it would if the dog truly wasn't even working in the vicinity of where the bird flushed. Except for the possibility of reworking that bird with pup. I can not tell you how many times( impossible :D ) Max wo...
by Max2
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shoot...Don't Shoot
Replies: 26
Views: 5321

Re: Shoot...Don't Shoot

Sometimes - not all the time, a handler-flushed bird can be marked. If so, it provides you with the opportunity to work with your dog as a team to relocate this bird. This in return can provide your dog with even more wisdom/savvy going forward which = more shooting opportunities. exactly ! couldn'...
by Max2
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shoot...Don't Shoot
Replies: 26
Views: 5321

Re: Shoot...Don't Shoot

[quote="Featherfinder"] There's no rush. They are only pups for such a short time. Enjoy the journey. There not dog's for very long either :( . I am indebted and so glad that I was given the intro to this world of gundog's. To the o/p I always had birds and a johny house to keep them in on my ground...
by Max2
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shoot...Don't Shoot
Replies: 26
Views: 5321

Re: Shoot...Don't Shoot

In fairness and all things considered I live where I hunt. Your situation sounds very much like mine about 9 yrs ago. My max was about seven months old when I shot my first woodcock over him and we proceeded to harvest a number of w/c his first season . We tried so hard to get a solid point on grous...
by Max2
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Australian Shepherd
Replies: 12
Views: 4221

Re: The Australian Shepherd

See ~ I knew you folk's would come through for me :D & yes I will update this thread from time to time. Everyone is tickled to death currently. My sister & brother-in-law went and met Miss Luna and said she is a cute-t. I went to the local Petco yesterday to pick up a little care package to send dow...
by Max2
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Australian Shepherd
Replies: 12
Views: 4221

Re: The Australian Shepherd

Sounds like if they put the time in they should end up with a nice new family member.
by Max2
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Australian Shepherd
Replies: 12
Views: 4221

Re: The Australian Shepherd

Aussie pups are possibly the cutest creatures on the planet. I hope that's not the reason they chose this breed. :D The pup is quite cute as pup's go :D Both are working professional's & are sticklers for research. They have a nice fenced yard and hubby works from home office. Let's breath some lif...
by Max2
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Australian Shepherd
Replies: 12
Views: 4221

The Australian Shepherd

Ok dog folks. My niece messaged me that she & her husband got a new pup. An Australian Shepherd. I think they are an agility breed ? Was going to google but decided to ask the dog pro's over here on G~D Forum. Been kinda slow over here lately.
What say you ?
by Max2
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 4th of July training
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: 4th of July training

I wish I could say something positive , not to impressed with harris or his dogs I always live by the old adage ~ If I have nothing nice to say I say nothing at all. To the o/p look's like a fine specimen . My introduction to this game was behind a Guardrail bred dog. Impressive to say the least ! ...
by Max2
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dreaded 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Dreaded 4th of July

[quote="HUNTS"][quote="Max2"]

Flying the flag is an act of patriotism,

Hunts ~ Thank's for the heads up :D
Just kidding kid . I do really feel your pain and ~ "BELIEVE ME" ! I know where your coming from.... :(
by Max2
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun intro-training
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: Gun intro-training

Don F thank you for responding to my post. I always read and appreciate what you have to offer to the forum. Please re-read my first question. I feel comfortable with how max was initially introduced to the gun. Having hunted probably 4 yrs with no issue. By not getting many responses ~ I feel that ...
by Max2
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dreaded 4th of July
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Dreaded 4th of July

In my old age I must say I am more of a dog fan then a fireworks fan :D I feel for the stressed out animals. In my neck of the woods on the fourth of July I don't think I heard a pop these past couple years. - On the fourth. :D I love Independence Day and what it stands for and proudly display my fl...
by Max2
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun intro-training
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: Gun intro-training

Thank You & yes you can feel the percussion. It stink's actually . If they touch off one of those exploding targets let me say this "you know it" :( The fact that my last dog was gun broke has me concerned. I used to leave him out in his kennel while I was gone for the day so who knows what happened...
by Max2
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun intro-training
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Gun intro-training

How would some of you deal with gun intro if you had no control over gun noise ? If you were in a situation where you just never knew when it could happen ? Say you were hang'n/training with a new pup and out of nowhere lot's of shooting and noise. I ask because I would like to get a new dog but liv...
by Max2
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Expectations For My New Backyard Bred Puppy
Replies: 38
Views: 10113

Re: Expectations For My New Backyard Bred Puppy

Love'm up & take him out !
It will work ~
by Max2
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 42
Views: 11693

Re: Black GSP

tnbndr wrote:I hunt all my GSP's (dogs) I just adopt older (2+) dogs that need homes.
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Very nice !
Good ~ Great stuff !
by Max2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Expectations For My New Backyard Bred Puppy
Replies: 38
Views: 10113

Re: Expectations For My New Backyard Bred Puppy

[quote="Featherfinder"]cj, That is why there are SOOOO many pointing dog owners that should have flushers. This is not a put-down of the glorious flushing breeds. I could not disagree more . Folks should have the dog that does it for them. Ezzy ~ Your last post makes much more sense to me then any o...
by Max2
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog crate/box build
Replies: 10
Views: 4053

Re: Dog crate/box build

Featherfinder ~ The box pictured was made for me by the person who introduced me to gun dogs. I thank you for the compliment and I will inform him when I speak to him of your kind words on his workmanship. Apparently he has made a number of them over the years as his dog box was identical. At the ti...
by Max2
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog crate/box build
Replies: 10
Views: 4053

Re: Dog crate/box build

Here's a homemade one ! It was made up for my first shorthair and retired to the living room for an end table after he passed. Worked great his whole life. Oak 1 X material for framing with 1/4 inch oak plywood. He loved it . http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa385/chrismax2/49d8935b-ee63-4b08-871...
by Max2
Sun May 28, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: RIP Penny 4
Replies: 6
Views: 2584

Re: RIP Penny 4

Sorry to hear. They become such a part of our lives and you were able to give her a great one.
Sorry for your loss.
by Max2
Wed May 24, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Co-Worker got a GSP with a tail?
Replies: 14
Views: 3723

Re: Co-Worker got a GSP with a tail?

I kinda like the little guy. Tail or no tail :D The picture makes him look much older then 5 weeks. The coffee mug does bring him into perspective . ~ Comparing his head to the size of the cup. He's a beautiful pup ! If I were there I'd be trying to hug on that little guy and enjoying the odd yet pl...
by Max2
Thu May 18, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Puppy Escape Artist!
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

Re: GSP Puppy Escape Artist!

Do yourself a favor and get to the bottom of this ( ASAP) If you are not there to monitor ~ other more sinister things could be in play. I will send you a PM about my past experience with a pup trying to climb out of his (pen) kennel. The main reason I will never have another dog. & it sucks ! I am ...
by Max2
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 16533

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

To the o/p ~ I will let you know in a year or so. ~ I am recently ~ 1st time in a very long time dogless and not digg'n it :cry:
Thank goodness for sites like this that I can come to and enjoy by living through others !
by Max2
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Try this again.
Replies: 20
Views: 4618

Re: Try this again.

Duckman056 wrote:
Max2 wrote:Very nice !
Seeing that sleeping pup has really hit a chord with me.
Beautiful pup !
Thank you. He is growing like a weed!
:D I swear there's miracle grow in the food . You better post a lot kid as your pup grows so everyone can enjoy him :D
by Max2
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Try this again.
Replies: 20
Views: 4618

Re: Try this again.

Very nice !
Seeing that sleeping pup has really hit a chord with me.
Beautiful pup !
by Max2
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: A little tribute . To my special friend ~
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

A little tribute . To my special friend ~

My emotions have been reeling as of late memories with smiles & tears. This my tribute to a very special friend.Max came into my life and it all got better. [/ http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa385/chrismax2/HPIM0267.jpg pointing the yard ] http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa385/chrismax2/HPI...
by Max2
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your Dog's Vocabulary
Replies: 29
Views: 7389

Re: Your Dog's Vocabulary

My dog would bark at a hose bib when he was thirsty. It was especially funny when I had him on an estimate with me. I would meet people outside of their home to talk about a job . They would see Max sitting in the truck and say it was ok for me to let him out while we talk. I would and if he saw a h...