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by Knightfarms
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Save the Date: GSP of Ohio Fall Trials
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Save the Date: GSP of Ohio Fall Trials

The GSP Club of Ohio will be hosting 2 field trials this fall. Please mark your calendars and save the date(s) Walking Trial August 30-31 Silver Dollar Sportsmen's Club Wooster, OH Horseback Trial September 27-29 PA Brittany Club Grounds Barkeyville, PA Please feel free to contact me with any questi...
by Knightfarms
Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer
Replies: 30
Views: 8945

Re: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer

Shaffer House UPDATE: Ready to start organizing all the amazing offers of furniture, clothes, appliances, and building supplies. The link to this online form can be placed in an e-mail to your clubs or groups, and information will not be shared beyond our small group of organizers. This is the link:...
by Knightfarms
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP crate size
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

GSP crate size

Your pup will likely fit and be happy in a small cat carrier for a few weeks, and finish out in something that's 23-27" ish tall.
by Knightfarms
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer
Replies: 30
Views: 8945

Gathering info for Project Rebuild

I'm going to try to start organizing the efforts the best I can from afar. Please take a moment to fill out this form about how you would like to help: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M3L-KIvrjOvBRyjjP-TA2Mq7_TLF0wQjKfXll1h89Cc/viewform Join us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShafferFamilyFire
by Knightfarms
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer
Replies: 30
Views: 8945

Re: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer

Bruce, his family, and our gun dog community will be racing against winter to get their home cleaned up and rebuilt ASAP. If you have specific skills(carpenter, plumber, etc...), time (WV is beautiful in the fall with all the leaves changing), and/or materials (large quantities or a few faucets that...
by Knightfarms
Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer
Replies: 30
Views: 8945

Re: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer

A Facebook page has also been set up for you to share your thoughts with Bruce and his family.

https://www.facebook.com/ShafferFamilyFire
by Knightfarms
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GSPCO walking field trial
Replies: 1
Views: 978

Re: GSPCO walking field trial

Entries are starting to roll in folks, please don't wait until the last minute (yeah right!) and risk getting wait listed.

You can direct any questions to me, as I'm the event chair. PM me here or my contact info is on the premium.

Open Limited is a $Money$ stakes.
by Knightfarms
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Training Day 8/10- Open to Public- Hartsgrove, OH
Replies: 0
Views: 558

Training Day 8/10- Open to Public- Hartsgrove, OH

Sorry for the late post.

GSP Club of Ohio is hosting a FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC training day at Crooked Creek Conservation Club
TOMORROW 10am to conclusion.
Potluck lunch.
Quail for purchase.
Lake for water work.
All are welcome!

http://www.crooked-creek.org/
by Knightfarms
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best collars?
Replies: 14
Views: 2417

Re: Best collars?

Stoneface's collars seem like they'll outlast the dog! I've had them on my digs for a few months and they're holding up great, easy to clean, etc...
by Knightfarms
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Zit like bumps
Replies: 20
Views: 7083

Re: Zit like bumps

My dog has had staph infections and just pustules after a hard run. It's my understanding that staph is usually also paired with inflammation (redness and/or heat and swelling). My male has similar pustules a few days after a hard run thu the woods where he gets good and scuffed up. I wash his under...
by Knightfarms
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Off to a good start
Replies: 20
Views: 4382

Re: Off to a good start

This is a nice pup! I have to admit I thought you wee crazy to run an 8 month old in seniors, but I was very impressed. Congrats to you both.
by Knightfarms
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 months GSP whining all day long
Replies: 11
Views: 3250

Re: 10 months GSP whining all day long

Is the dog getting enough exercise?

Make a point not to reward it by throwing the ball, feeding, etc... until it shuts up.

My male gets like that when I haven't run him in a day or so; he'll just pace from the front window to the back window whining. It makes me want to stab my eyes out.
by Knightfarms
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Runt
Replies: 12
Views: 2402

Re: Runt

I got the runt of the litter, and she's not so small anymore. Just remember that a small 8 wk old pup doesn't equal a small adult. And there's a difference between small and sickly. Make sure your runt in healthy and you'll likely have a good dog on your hands.
by Knightfarms
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Dual Hunt Test 9/29-9/30 Harrisville, PA
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Dual Hunt Test 9/29-9/30 Harrisville, PA

BOTH CLUBS: Senior and Master Classes are waiting list only, with NO GUARANTEES at this point

Junior hunter spots still available, but please get your entries in soon if you want to compete.
by Knightfarms
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Having 2 issues that I need help with.
Replies: 21
Views: 4933

Re: Having 2 issues that I need help with.

Those shark teeth hurt! MY GSP pup is 7 months old and all her teeth are now fully in, so we just went thru that. I have two young kids, 6 and 7, and my dogs are house dogs. Keep the pup on a leash at all times so it can be corrected immediately. You need to crate the pup or keep it in control while...
by Knightfarms
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Dual Hunt Test 9/29-9/30 Harrisville, PA
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Dual Hunt Test 9/29-9/30 Harrisville, PA

Just wanted to bump this up and let everyone know that we are just about FULL on the MASTER/SENIOR courses both days. LOTS of room in the JUNIOR HUNTER field. I've gotten some great donations for the Saturday evening raffle: gift certificates from gun dog supply and lion country, tuff chaps, Sportdo...
by Knightfarms
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Dual Hunt Test 9/29-9/30 Harrisville, PA
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Dual Hunt Test 9/29-9/30 Harrisville, PA

GSP Club of Ohio is teaming up with Oakridge Pointer Dog Club again this fall to host a dual hunt test.

Possibility of 4 passes in one weekend.

Check out the premium and flier on our web site, and get your entries in ASAP as space is limited.

http://gspcofohio.org/2012hunt-test-premiums/
by Knightfarms
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Training Day 8/11 with Quail. Hartsgrove, OH
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Training Day 8/11 with Quail. Hartsgrove, OH

The GSP Club of Ohio is hosting its annual training day this Saturday.

Open to the public.

Bird Field, Lake, Club House, viewing stands, and lots of good people and dogs.

Pot Luck

Will have birds for sale.

http://gspcofohio.org/gspco-training-day-this-saturday/
by Knightfarms
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you pay or do you train?
Replies: 30
Views: 5138

Re: Do you pay or do you train?

I train my own, and have enjoyed watching them develop. It means a lot of sacrificing of time otherwise spent on other things, but it's what I love so it's worth it. I'm very very lucky to have a few training buddies that have been competing bird dogs for more years than I've been alive, and I could...
by Knightfarms
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Gundog Horsemanship Clinic Renfrew, PA
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Gundog Horsemanship Clinic Renfrew, PA

There are a few spots available. Call or text Meredith today!
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by Knightfarms
Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tapatalk Beta is live.
Replies: 25
Views: 3603

Tapatalk Beta is live.

So cool. This makes reading on your phone so much easier. Thanks!!!
by Knightfarms
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to handle a collar wise dog?
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Re: How to handle a collar wise dog?

If you find yourself relying on the collar and worrying about running the dog without, go back and proof the commands you're nervous about on a check cord. I've always gone by the rule that a dog must comply in 3 different locations under different conditions before you can consider them to know a c...
by Knightfarms
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Judges needed for dual hunt test in PA 9/29-30
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Judges needed for dual hunt test in PA 9/29-30

One more judging spot for someone who wants to come play in PA the weekend of September 29-30

Steak dinner
Good horses
You can run your dogs one day

I know there's someone out there who is a judge and isn't going to a field trial that weekend :D

knightfarms@gmail.com
by Knightfarms
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Judges needed for dual hunt test in PA 9/29-30
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Judges needed for dual hunt test in PA 9/29-30

We are down to needing 3 judges:
Gspco needs 1 senior judge and oakridge is looking for a pair.

Thank you!!!

I know there's 3 more of you out there that want to come judge for me :D
by Knightfarms
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Judges needed for dual hunt test in PA 9/29-30
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Judges needed for dual hunt test in PA 9/29-30

Oakridge Pointing Dog Club and the GSP Club of OH are teaming up again to run a dual hunt test. We are still looking for 5 judges. The event is being held at the Oakridge Pointing Dog Club near grove city PA. The club is less than 10 minutes from the highway. Directions can be found below: http://ww...
by Knightfarms
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Field Champion! FC Snips Sixth-Sens Wyatt MH
Replies: 22
Views: 9789

Re: New Field Champion! FC Snips Sixth-Sens Wyatt MH

Congrats for sure. And I was so happy to finally meet you in person after meeting Wyatt with Bruce a handful of times.
by Knightfarms
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: TICKS ARE BAD
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: TICKS ARE BAD

I was just running a trial in southern ohio this weekend, and the ticks were like flies! I found one left over on each of my dogs even with frontline plus and a collar and checking them before we left.

Be diligent cause they are BAD!!!!! this year.
by Knightfarms
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: training photos 4/15/12
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: training photos 4/15/12

Lookin' good! Have fun this weekend! Where are you trialing?
by Knightfarms
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ohio HB trials
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: Ohio HB trials

Gspco trial is now full with a waiting list.
by Knightfarms
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inside or outside?
Replies: 30
Views: 5768

Re: Inside or outside?

My dogs are inside dogs. The disadvantage is that they are not used to being out in the cold all day when hunting and the cold seems to take tons of weight off them, but that may be true of all hunting dogs.
by Knightfarms
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: This may be blasphemous, but.
Replies: 23
Views: 7233

Re: This may be blasphemous, but.

I have a pit bull mix that keeps me company on hikes at our training grounds while the GSP roams hundreds of yards away. She is great with my kids and gets along with all the other gun dogs at the club. She'll also provide a heck of a distraction for anyone trying to steady their dog, as she'll glad...
by Knightfarms
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kona's pics.
Replies: 20
Views: 4159

Re: Kona's pics.

She's a great lookin' dog.

I do the same thing with the water when staking out my dogs... I just use old bunt pans from the thrift store. :D
by Knightfarms
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training Pics Part III
Replies: 24
Views: 5712

Re: Training Pics Part III

This is what my dog thinks about standing broke: http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u336/Knightfarms/CooperTongue-1-1.jpg I remember this bird because he was running and slammed on point while I was a couple hundred yards away... walking... walking... I get closer and the wind blows a bit and he swi...
by Knightfarms
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: facebook??
Replies: 20
Views: 3898

Re: facebook??

I must admit that I am deeply addicted to Facebook, but I never thought to make my dogs a profile. People around here do it all the time for their show horses, but I'm not sure I've seen a dog... I'll have to go check out what Kimber has to say :)
by Knightfarms
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pulling sports and the hunting dog
Replies: 28
Views: 4828

Re: Pulling sports and the hunting dog

I just hooked my two pointers up to my mountain bike. I rode the rear brake pretty much the whole time. They loved it. Do you let them run in front of you? Or to the side? I've been putting my dog tied to the side- leash around the seat post, hooked to dog with a pulling harness. It's good cause he...
by Knightfarms
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP's escaping
Replies: 23
Views: 4927

Re: GSP's escaping

My male can scale a fence and be gone in a heart beat. I put up a big beautiful 6'6" wood privacy fence last summer, and all he wants to do is jump it to see what's on the other side. :evil:
by Knightfarms
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying at a distance, howto?
Replies: 20
Views: 4538

Re: Steadying at a distance, howto?

We can even find pen raised quail around here. Where are these mysterious wild birds?
by Knightfarms
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying at a distance, howto?
Replies: 20
Views: 4538

Re: Steadying at a distance, howto?

He is definitely "earning the right to run" by being steady close, a little father, a little father, etc... I just know that I'm getting close to the end of my bird field and was wondering what I do when I have to put a bird in the next field which is just past a tree line/brush crap. We both need m...
by Knightfarms
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Terms we use
Replies: 54
Views: 13618

Re: Terms we use

I know that when I first heard about field trial handlers "singing" to their dogs, that I thought it really meant singing. All I could imagine was a field trial filled with lots of loud off key tunes. :) Here's what I've come to understand it to mean: Singing: uniform noise or call to your dog while...
by Knightfarms
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying at a distance, howto?
Replies: 20
Views: 4538

Re: Steadying at a distance, howto?

Does anyone use binoculars to see a step or flinch, or is that just ridiculous?

I might add that I do everything from foot because there are no ATV's or horses allowed at the training grounds where I work.
by Knightfarms
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying at a distance, howto?
Replies: 20
Views: 4538

Re: Steadying at a distance, howto?

Glad I'm good for a laugh, but it's true. The gentlemen that I train with have reminded me numerous time to "shut up and let the dog do his job"

Art and I have talked numerous times back and forth. He has encouraged me to see what other people think in addition to him. :)
by Knightfarms
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: He just started to really stink..........
Replies: 17
Views: 3587

Re: He just started to really stink..........

I wash dog blankets with hot water and white vinegar and lemon joy- works great and super cheap. If I can, I let them air dry over the fence, and they are nice and fresh. I wash out the crates with bleach a few times a year, but for a quick wipe down to cut the oil, you might want something like thi...
by Knightfarms
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying at a distance, howto?
Replies: 20
Views: 4538

Re: Steadying at a distance, howto?

If it does, I pop the bird and start over again; I say nothing to the dog. It's fun to be a trainer but better to be a teacher. I pop the bird if he even flinches, or give him a low nick if we're not using the traps. I try to be quiet for the most part, but I'm a girl and shutting up is really hard...
by Knightfarms
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying at a distance, howto?
Replies: 20
Views: 4538

Re: Steadying at a distance, howto?

Thanks Bruce!

Anyone else have words of wisdom for me?
by Knightfarms
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: invisible yard fence and e collar
Replies: 12
Views: 2706

Re: invisible yard fence and e collar

I don't think that it should be an issue if you create a routine of some sort. For example, Invisible fence collar on at all times outside, and put on while inside. When collar conditioning or doing yard work, add the e-collar outside so dog has a different association with the collars. Or if you ha...
by Knightfarms
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadying at a distance, howto?
Replies: 20
Views: 4538

Steadying at a distance, howto?

My dog has been doing very very well on his bird work lately. He will hold steady to release (after blank shot and we watch the birdy fly) within sight, but if he gets out of sight he is not as patient, and will bust the bird, especially if the bird gets running on him. Do we just need more bird wor...
by Knightfarms
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: 2012 NGSPA AA Champion-Kane
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: 2012 NGSPA AA Champion-Kane

Congrats Hank and Kane!
by Knightfarms
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Another Great trial weekend for Wyatt!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: Another Great trial weekend for Wyatt!!

Congrats! Sounds like a great weekend!
by Knightfarms
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dogs + hardwood floors?
Replies: 38
Views: 6425

Re: dogs + hardwood floors?

Is there hardwood under the carpet or are you talking about putting it in? Most of the homes in my area are old and have hardwood under any carpet, so it's just a matter of having it refinished. That, is much cheaper than a new install. I have hardwood, 2 dogs, and 2 young kids... it's beautiful and...
by Knightfarms
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Good trial day for Wyatt
Replies: 10
Views: 1583

Re: Good trial day for Wyatt

Congrats!

Those pics are great.