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by DogNewbie
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Barking in crate
Replies: 25
Views: 5164

Re: Barking in crate

I'll take the middle ground on this one. I agree that early on the crate should be a safe place, but some dogs will just whine and whine no matter how long you ignore them. Just like some dogs bark simply for the sake of barking. Mine started to whine like this despite getting zero attention or rewa...
by DogNewbie
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What's in your Hunting Vest?
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Re: What's in your Hunting Vest?

Trap setter tool for conibears, knit hat and finger-less gloves if it's late season, more shells than I'll need (unless you're walking out of the woods with your limit, there's nothing worse than walking out without any shells...ok, there are things way worse, but still,) two water bottles on my hip...
by DogNewbie
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where do you find the cheapest Frontline/Tick, flea guard?
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: Where do you find the cheapest Frontline/Tick, flea guard?

Can't believe the ground is covered again. I can't remember the last time the snow melted completely only to have one last storm drop ten more inches. Just nuts. Makes me worried for those pheasants.
by DogNewbie
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?
Replies: 50
Views: 23082

Re: Is my dog a dud.. or just a different style?

whoadog wrote:Anybody else thinking that post may have been intended to drive traffice to their youtube and website?
Nope...because it wouldn't be doing their business much help.
by DogNewbie
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2 pups... Help needed
Replies: 19
Views: 4536

Re: 2 pups... Help needed

Also just realized I forgot to say they are about 5 months old... I got them about a month ago... 1 of the pups was doing OK with potty training, but with her being in a kennel while i'm at work (or until my wife gets off) she still pees in the kennel a lot. The other pup seems to have no hold on p...
by DogNewbie
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Concerned....?
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: Concerned....?

I should've worded that more specific. Have you killed birds for her is really what I was looking for?
by DogNewbie
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 2 pups... Help needed
Replies: 19
Views: 4536

Re: 2 pups... Help needed

Yes, get a second kennel. They'll want their own personal space. Have them take turns being with you and the wife while the other one is left in the kennel. You want the pups to bond with you not with each other.
by DogNewbie
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My pup makes dogs attack her
Replies: 29
Views: 6790

Re: My pup makes dogs attack her

We take every opportunity to socialize her. About 4 times a week to Dog park. Small dogs only. I watch her like a hawk and if i see a dog is going to attack her, I intervene. Its been working out fine. She is doing much better but still looks like a lost soul over there:goes from one dog to another...
by DogNewbie
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Counter Surfing
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Counter Surfing

If you can catch him in the act, use the ecollar. Don't say a word and shock him on high. Will only take a couple times for him to get the message.
by DogNewbie
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Concerned....?
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: Concerned....?

Sounds to me like the dog is barking simply because you are restraining it from doing what it wants. I'm guessing it will stop once she starts to understand the hunter/dog relationship more. Has the dog been shot over? Many will disagree with this but I think there can be some benefit to shooting a ...
by DogNewbie
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Off Season
Replies: 8
Views: 3047

Re: Off Season

I've got my almost 2yo GWP steady to flush so I'm thinking I'll start working towards steady to shot this summer. I'll also be running him on rollerblades, getting him back in shape after a long winter. My personal goals are going to be exercising at least 4 - 5 times a week and shooting at least 10...
by DogNewbie
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where do you find the cheapest Frontline/Tick, flea guard?
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: Where do you find the cheapest Frontline/Tick, flea guard?

I think I'll try PetGuard out this season. It'll save me a good amount. From the small amount of research I did, it looks like the only difference in that FrontLine has (S)-Methoprene in it which doesn't kill the insects, just prevents them from reproducing. Is that correct? Seems like a small loss ...
by DogNewbie
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where do you find the cheapest Frontline/Tick, flea guard?
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Re: Where do you find the cheapest Frontline/Tick, flea guard?

Looks like I'll have to get a second dog to save money! :D Is the walmart brand called PetArmor?
by DogNewbie
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where do you find the cheapest Frontline/Tick, flea guard?
Replies: 17
Views: 2696

Where do you find the cheapest Frontline/Tick, flea guard?

I've used Frontline in the past, but it's so expensive. Wondering if people like other brands better and if there are online sites that sell them cheaper than in-store. Thanks!
by DogNewbie
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Potty Training
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: Potty Training

Tie him to your belt. He'll always be close and easy to correct and he'll learn to respect the tug of the lead.
by DogNewbie
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What do you carry in your pockets?
Replies: 31
Views: 12053

Re: What do you carry in your pockets?

Right rear- Nothing
Right front- Phone
Left front- Keys, pocket knife/tool, Chapstick.
Left rear- nothing.
by DogNewbie
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need pigeons or chukar in SD
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: Need pigeons or chukar in SD

When can you start running dogs on wild birds in SD?
by DogNewbie
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My pup makes dogs attack her
Replies: 29
Views: 6790

Re: My pup makes dogs attack her

I'll definitely look him up. I like to see what others have to say. But his methods and ways bring result. His shows are not prefabricated. He does amazing things right in front of the camera which can not be refuted. And his Pack leader mentality I totally agree with for dogs or for people. Thanks...
by DogNewbie
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: "Come" vs. "Here"
Replies: 34
Views: 6760

Re: "Come" vs. "Here"

If he's close I just snap my fingers but if he's too far away I just use a sharp no. My whoa is much more soothing.
by DogNewbie
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: The Flow of the Hunt
Replies: 77
Views: 20743

Re: VIDEO: The Flow of the Hunt

You do a good job of explaining your thought process. Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
by DogNewbie
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Chris Kyle Killed
Replies: 70
Views: 17143

Re: Chris Kyle Killed

I probably going to regret taking the bait, but how do you figure we were never attacked pre-entering the war? Germany Never attacked the USA. Japan did, but we knew of the impending attack and used it TO enter the war theatre. http://warisacrime.org/sites/afterdowningstreet.org/files/images/pearl2...
by DogNewbie
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ticks are going to bad this year
Replies: 18
Views: 4561

Re: Ticks are going to bad this year

What I don't get is why the northern states always have such higher numbers of lymes disease cases despite having these intense tick free winters? Can anyone shed some light on this?

http://hightechnologyscrubs.com/wp-cont ... 10x458.jpg
by DogNewbie
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Panama City, Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 2827

Re: Panama City, Florida

Saltwater flyfishing has completely change the way I see beach vacations. If you are into flyfishing, I'd call up these guys and see if they have any advice. Or hire they to guide you if you have the cash!

http://www.shallowwaterexpeditions.com/
by DogNewbie
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Aggression towards other dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: Aggression towards other dogs

He needs to be put in his place yesterday! Timing is everything, the moment he starts to growl wear him out. You are headed for a bad ending if you don't stop him now. You might consider a soft approach to the growl. Save the harsh punishment for the real crime, which is the snap. Last thing you wa...
by DogNewbie
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Aggression towards other dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: Aggression towards other dogs

He needs to be put in his place yesterday! Timing is everything, the moment he starts to growl wear him out. You are headed for a bad ending if you don't stop him now. You might consider a soft approach to the growl. Save the harsh punishment for the real crime, which is the snap. Last thing you wa...
by DogNewbie
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Food.
Replies: 26
Views: 4541

Re: Food.

If you are asking me, I'm not sure what you are referenceing with your question. Ezzy I'm just wondering if there would ever be a situation where you wouldn't suggest simply increasing the amount of daily intake because you were concerned that amount would be too much? Perhaps if you were worried a...
by DogNewbie
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Food.
Replies: 26
Views: 4541

Re: Food.

Can you post some pictures? I am a first time GSP owner and she looks very skinny to me but I know she is suppose to be like this. Pictures will let some of these guys that have been working with dogs all their life, let you know their opinion. I fed my dog blue buffalo up until recently. She did w...
by DogNewbie
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Food.
Replies: 26
Views: 4541

Re: Food.

Why does your vet think your pup needs to gain weight? I'm always suspicious of people's opinions on my dog's weight, even vets. People are used to seeing obese dogs, so much so that an athletic one looks funny. Personally, I think you should see at least a couple ribs on shorthaired dogs and if yo...
by DogNewbie
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Food.
Replies: 26
Views: 4541

Re: Food.

Why does your vet think your pup needs to gain weight? I'm always suspicious of people's opinions on my dog's weight, even vets. People are used to seeing obese dogs, so much so that an athletic one looks funny. Personally, I think you should see at least a couple ribs on shorthaired dogs and if you...
by DogNewbie
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: leaving your shorthair out while at work
Replies: 28
Views: 6568

Re: leaving your shorthair out while at work

If you could see the gaze she gives me when I want her to go in there I think she knows the difference. :evil: But this really has to do with the colder weather now and also I have checked in on her while in the kennel / run and every time I sneek up to see if she is using the outside kennel she is...
by DogNewbie
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: leaving your shorthair out while at work
Replies: 28
Views: 6568

Re: leaving your shorthair out while at work

Am I missing something or not. You have a very nice outside kennel and run that she is happy with so how do you think you can improve on that. End of problem before it is even a problem.Ezzy After reading my post, I probably should have mentioned that we crate her at night. However I would love to ...
by DogNewbie
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: working on a good stance
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Re: working on a good stance

I could be and probably am but isn't it part of the whoa training ? and no I have no intent on showing. I thought you trained it so when you whoa a dog and he is on point he holds his head high and tail up am I wrong? Only if you care about that stuff. Personally I think a dog should point however ...
by DogNewbie
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for my next bird dog
Replies: 18
Views: 4920

Re: Looking for my next bird dog

whats the shedding like on a GWP.... last time I went with a EP i thought well its a short haired dog and shouldn't be bad but man was I wrong my EP would leave a halo if you scratched/rubbed/petted him which again I was fine with because I am used to it but my wife would always make the comment he...
by DogNewbie
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for my next bird dog
Replies: 18
Views: 4920

Re: Looking for my next bird dog

of the PP, WPG, and GWP which is the smallest, athletic dog? By this I mean I like the lean athleticism of the EP... I don't want a fat lazy bum (IMO most labs.... sorry not hating ) When I wanna go hunting I WANNA GO HUNTING!! hahah it may be for a couple hours.... it may be ALL DAY (with breaks) ...
by DogNewbie
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: leaving your shorthair out while at work
Replies: 28
Views: 6568

Re: leaving your shorthair out while at work

ezzy333 wrote:Am I missing something or not. You have a very nice outside kennel and run that she is happy with so how do you think you can improve on that. End of problem before it is even a problem.

Ezzy
I didn't see that part. +1.
by DogNewbie
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Longer Days
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: Longer Days

We're starting to notice longer days up here too. Still dark out when I get off work at 6 but at least I'm not waking up in the dark anymore. Winter seem far from over up here though. Big storm coming through the twin cities tonight. I'm ready for spring training!
by DogNewbie
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Guy - Help Pick My Pup!
Replies: 16
Views: 3754

Re: New Guy - Help Pick My Pup!

Duckdon wrote:If it was me I would pick a female. Don
I'm the opposite. :D
by DogNewbie
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for my next bird dog
Replies: 18
Views: 4920

Re: Looking for my next bird dog

I guess pudelpointer and Griffon are going to be the least shedding dogs. GWP is pretty minimal as well. Sounds like you don't want a big ranging dog either so I'd avoid another EP. My GWP is very calm in the house with a couple evening off leash runs every 2 - 3 days. I think your family/hunting si...
by DogNewbie
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: leaving your shorthair out while at work
Replies: 28
Views: 6568

Re: leaving your shorthair out while at work

I leave mine in the bathroom when at work but there have been a few times when I've left for work before my roommate and he failed to see briar tucked in the corner while getting ready and left the door open all day. He had run of the whole house but I'm pretty sure he just slept in his bed all day ...
by DogNewbie
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: I have to ask about the e-Collar
Replies: 30
Views: 5141

Re: I have to ask about the e-Collar

Looks like the 100 is $455 on Amazon. Why do people like this one so much? The ease of increasing continuous stim levels is really convenient. Every dial level has a low med high level button so you never have to fiddle with the dial when needing to increase stim. In addition to that it has one mom...
by DogNewbie
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Wives and Minivans
Replies: 37
Views: 9156

Re: Wives and Minivans

Elkhunter wrote:Where the heck are you guys hunting where you can get a mini van to!!! :)

Wont get you far where I hunt!
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Whats your three legged dogs story?
by DogNewbie
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Submissive behavior???
Replies: 25
Views: 4497

Re: Submissive behavior???

People overanalyze. Sounds to me like she wants her butt scratched. +1...and to an extent she's probably trained you to do it. My pup has done the exact same thing to me and my girlfriend. He's trained her to rub his head when he sits on her feet. He's trained me to scratch his ears when he puts hi...
by DogNewbie
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training success
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: Training success

jwnissen wrote:Yes she was a little gunshy and I told him that. He kept pushing her instead of backing off and going slow.
Sounds like you may have gotten some poor recommendations. Glad the new trainer has more sense.
by DogNewbie
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Old People aren't all bad.
Replies: 72
Views: 26831

Re: Old People aren't all bad.

we pay into SS & Medicare it's our money to start with & the Govt has dipped into it for many other purposes then it was meant to be. Your right... the government has spent up a lot of your age group's SS money on other things. But "old people" are still going to get their checks. Why's that? Becau...
by DogNewbie
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyote speed?
Replies: 18
Views: 4452

Re: Coyote speed?

not a coyote, but I watched a wolf run down a young deer this saturday while I was ice fishing. When we first noticed it the wolf was about 300 - 400 yards from the deer and just leisurely approaching it. The deer saw it coming the whole way and let the wolf get about 40 yards from it and then the w...
by DogNewbie
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: no no in training
Replies: 17
Views: 3370

Re: no no in training

When it came to early field training, my biggest no no was not having a clear goal for the session and not fully thinking through how I would correct and handle the range of possible situations. There are so many things that can go wrong when training and when one catches me off guard I'll often loo...
by DogNewbie
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Punishment Methodologies
Replies: 27
Views: 3747

Re: Punishment Methodologies

Like Doc said, my view is if the dog knows the expectations and chooses to disobey anyway, punishment is in order. Severity of punishment is simply how much it takes to get the behavior to stop completely. Some dogs need a painful shock of the ecollar to dissuade them from breaking the rules, others...
by DogNewbie
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Turning to me
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

Re: Turning to me

I think its a good thing. Whoa is not used for pointing, its used for teaching backing and many other things. If she spins at a distance on a whoa say while doing a retrieve then u can give the back or a over comand. I think its perfect +1. the dog is respecting your authority and waiting for the g...
by DogNewbie
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: ragdolling?
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: ragdolling?

I'm not sure if this is the best way of doing things, or if this is a fairly standard practice, but my pup knows the difference between retrieving and playing. I'll have the same bumper and if I say "fetch" he will retrieve and bring the bumper to hand, but if I just say ok, he knows he can choose t...
by DogNewbie
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Banks first live pigeon
Replies: 35
Views: 4353

Re: Banks first live pigeon

Don't let them get to you bud. We're all just jealous of your youth. :D I think it's great that you're taking on this responsibility at 15. If I had done so at that age I'm pretty sure my dog would've ended up a complete nut case. Banks is doing just fine and you're on the right track. Don't worry a...