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by Garrison
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Closing my kennel

Sounds like your tough decision made for some very happy families and dogs. Glad to hear you are still in the game and working on that special pup. Cheers!

Garrison
by Garrison
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title

I agree a standard is a standard but I feel those standards are usually best laid out and judged by an independent body or party if it is going to have any currency. Does the standard stay the same for each and every dog, or does the standard change because the trainer is also the judge? Is there ev...
by Garrison
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title

Have to ask, am I the only one who finds making up an arbitrary “title/certification” for their own dogs a bit odd, maybe a little confusing or maybe just sad? It seems that if relevance and credibility is the goal, there are plenty of well established venues to give it a go.
by Garrison
Sun May 26, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crappie fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Crappie fishing

Don, I think you may have made a spelling error on the title. That sounds like crappy fishing not crappie fishing.
by Garrison
Fri May 24, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: New Beginnings

art hubbard wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:55 pm
What beautiful pup, and god bless your recovery...
Thank you
by Garrison
Fri May 24, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: New Beginnings

Sure doesn’t take long for them to start turning in to dogs! Really liking this guy.
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by Garrison
Sun May 19, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ironfire's Twisted Sister
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Ironfire's Twisted Sister

Congrats Don, you and “maybe Sis” :wink: are lucky to have each other. She got a winning lottery ticket, that’s for sure!
by Garrison
Tue May 07, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rattle snakes and a pup
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Rattle snakes and a pup

My sister’s pup after a Red Diamond bite. Red Diamonds are one of the least venomous rattlers.
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by Garrison
Mon May 06, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rattle snakes and a pup
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Rattle snakes and a pup

I’m also in Southern California, we run in to rattlers all the time. Bird dogs are bred to find things, if they are not snake broke it’s just a matter of time before they get bit. My sister’s dog got bit in the face two years ago in my parents avocado grove, not fun. I don’t allow my pups to free r...
by Garrison
Mon May 06, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rattle snakes and a pup
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Rattle snakes and a pup

I’m also in Southern California, we run in to rattlers all the time. Bird dogs are bred to find things, if they are not snake broke it’s just a matter of time before they get bit. My sister’s dog got bit in the face two years ago in my parents avocado grove, not fun. I don’t allow my pups to free ru...
by Garrison
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: outside kennel arrangement for old inside dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: outside kennel arrangement for old inside dogs

Sounds like you have some good ideas already. At my previous house I had a shaded run attached to a garage and really liked it. I have a GSP that can get himself pretty worked up if he hears my diesel (hunting rig) fire up or there is some thunder. Being inside the garage seemed to help, I guess he ...
by Garrison
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 3287

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

Sad news, thanks for letting us know. A life well lived.
by Garrison
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

Thanks
by Garrison
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Despite my username... I'm getting a setter
Replies: 14
Views: 656

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

Maybe 3lbs in hair. :D
by Garrison
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lab puppy food
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Lab puppy food

Due to the final adult size of most labs many lab breeders and vets recommend a Large Breed Puppy formula for the first year, with a goal of slow even growth. They almost always have a lower amount of fat, calcium and phosphorus. If the dog is going to be over about 60-65lbs it would probably be adv...
by Garrison
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

Oral flea and tick medications?

I have been using Frontline Plus sparingly/as needed for years. Was wondering what your experiences have been with any of the oral meds. Is my concern that an ingested pesticide that lasts up to a month may not be such a great thing justified?
by Garrison
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Knuckling
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Knuckling

After I had him switch to Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy and cut back the feed a bit, his pup’s legs were back to normal in about a week and half. Thanks all.
by Garrison
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Despite my username... I'm getting a setter
Replies: 14
Views: 656

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

Congrats on finally getting a pretty dog! :D Setters are great, but I may be just a little biased. Good on you for taking on the project. I did the exact opposite, I had setters and some how, well not really sure what happened, but ended up taking on a GSP that was in need. He came with some serious...
by Garrison
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: New Beginnings

Don'cha just love it when a plan comes together? Way to go! Good for all you folks who are letting a puppy fire you up. Feed off that energy...feed off that drive and desire...cherish every day. RayG Yes Sir! It may sound a little bit crazy, because I have cared for multiple dogs since I was a kid,...
by Garrison
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: New Beginnings

Ours was from Erin’s Prometheus x Carly Simon. Our first setter pup. Definitely agree that Northwoods has been great to work with. I was originally on the waiting list for a pup from that pairing, the dam of my pup is out of a past breeding of those two. Bird dogs for sure! Good luck with the pup a...
by Garrison
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: New Beginnings

Thank you all!
by Garrison
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: New Beginnings

Congrats on your recovery. What a way to celebrate by getting a new pup! From the looks of the middle picture, it looks like the same breeder we just got our new pup from! Gonna be fun watching these little guys/gals grow up and chase birds. Nice! Which litter did you pick from? I have had a few Se...
by Garrison
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

New Beginnings

New beginnings for me in more than one way. I have been waiting for this little guy for awhile, at one point I didn't think a new dog was in the cards. I was on a waiting list for sometime when I had to pull my deposit for some pretty scary health issues. Just before my 40th I was diagnosed with lat...
by Garrison
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

Could you please elaborate on the “ goat wormer “ ? I’m get my pup GSP on May 11th. Do you use this instead of the regular heart worm pills? I use Safe-Guard goat dewormer as a broad spectrum wormer for my dogs and pups. It is the same active ingredient (10% solution Fenbendazole) as panacur dog wo...
by Garrison
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

Funny, I read the rest of this thread earlier today before I took my new Setter pup to the Vet. I really like the guy, gentleman in his 60’s both he and his wife are vets. But I haven’t seen him for anything other than my older dogs. I was wondering how it would go. Basically: “Dog looks great, don’...
by Garrison
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Knuckling
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Knuckling

Thanks, last night when he texted me I recommended to him that he switch her to Eukanuba Large Breed. The calcium and phosphours levels are half compared to the food he was feeding. Sounds like he is on the right track.
by Garrison
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Knuckling
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Knuckling

Anybody know about knuckling, a friends 8week old pit puppy is knuckling over. Her legs were straight a couple days ago. She isn’t overweight at all and the dogs in her line are around 50-65lbs, I thought that I read at one time that she should not be put on a hard surface and put on a large breed f...
by Garrison
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 3287

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

DonF wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:01 am
Your a good man Ezzy!
Truth
by Garrison
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy vs adult dog food
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: Puppy vs adult dog food

Purina Pro Plan 30/20 is an All Life Stages food, so it is a puppy food. Was he concerned that it wasn’t large breed puppy food because you are feeding a lab? Most pointing dogs are under 65lbs so Pro Plan 30/20 in the correct amounts works as well as anything while not having to change feed. The re...
by Garrison
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP hates her crate
Replies: 13
Views: 711

Re: GSP hates her crate

Your dog needs a proper outdoor kennel and a good dog house.
by Garrison
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: E-Collar Technologies UL-1202 vs Dogtra
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: E-Collar Technologies UL-1202 vs Dogtra

Thanks for the input, I actually ordered one up from Gundog Supply this morning. They have the 800 series which is the same exact collar in a black case instead of hunter orange. Figure the black and red collars that correspond with the stimulation buttons would make things a bit easier to remember....
by Garrison
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2227

Re: sending dog for training

If the dog is bred for the work and it goes away to a reputable trainer, he or she will get much more out of the dog then you as a novice will, due to lack of knowledge and time constraints. A good trainer is going to train you as well. If you want a finished dog in your current situation, that is y...
by Garrison
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nevada Chukar?
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Nevada Chukar?

I don’t know who you have been talking to but they are pulling your chain, everybody knows there are no Chukar in California and Nevada. Pretty sure you need to look up towards Idaho or was it Oregon. :wink:
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by Garrison
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: E-Collar Technologies UL-1202 vs Dogtra
Replies: 2
Views: 368

E-Collar Technologies UL-1202 vs Dogtra

Does anybody have any experience with this collar or their Educator line of collars? I have a new pup on the way and I am looking to get rid of my old Tri Tronics Field 90 and get something with a lot more adjustability at lower stimulation levels. Field 90 works fine for an old finished dog but I w...
by Garrison
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Here
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: New Here

Welcome to the forum. I think you will find that most of the hunting breeds will check both of those boxes quite nicely and most of us here expect exactly that of our dogs.
by Garrison
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: New pup

Good looking pup! Fear not, I see a future terrorist in those eyes, just waiting for the right moment. :lol: Looks like fun, fingers crossed mine should be ready in a couple months.
by Garrison
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black Bear encounters when training?
Replies: 20
Views: 928

Re: Black Bear encounters when training?

Haven’t run in to any bears during the day, have had some come say hello in camp at night. Ran across this track today, small tracks are my dog. Good size kitty!
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by Garrison
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie From Long Island/NH
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Newbie From Long Island/NH

If you have a good field bred prospect, Evan Graham’s Smart Work + Smart Fetch Series is worth the money if you want a polished waterfowl dog that will handle and hit the water hard. It’s an easy to follow step by step program that will help you keep your training on track with your work schedule. A...
by Garrison
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1630

Re: hunt close

Sharon wrote:Are you guys all right :)
Sorry Sharon, I didn’t mean to flip over the Monopoly board and take my ball home. :D
by Garrison
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1630

Re: hunt close

I would Not Know Garrison,as I dont use e-collar . You would be far more versed and experienced in doing this . Or judging by the point of my post, not doing this and listening to Ray's advice. You my friend are a special kind of character. You seem to be so used to being disagreeable that you can'...
by Garrison
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1630

Re: hunt close

[/quote] I would Not Know Garrison,as I dont use e-collar . You would be far more versed and experienced in doing this .[/quote] Or judging by the point of my post, not doing this and listening to Ray's advice. You my friend are a special kind of character. You seem to be so used to being disagreeab...
by Garrison
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Blank Pistol Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Blank Pistol Questions

Sharon wrote:I used the alpha.22 blank pistol for training purposes. Very happy with it.

https://www.gundogsupply.com/blanpisandho.html
Thanks Sharon, I was looking at the Alphas.
by Garrison
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunt close
Replies: 52
Views: 1630

Re: hunt close

polmaise wrote:
birddogger2 wrote: It can be a hard thing for folks to trust their dogs enough to let them out of their sight.

RayG
Yes !
And way too easy to turn a dog in to a yo yo with an e-collar rather than a dog that turns on a voice command and stays in the hunt. One is a pleasure to hunt with, one not so much.
by Garrison
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Bismuth shot and guage selection
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Bismuth shot and guage selection

That's odd for Bismuth IMHO. I've seen it pretty effective. I have to admit I haven't shot a ton of it, when I did play around with it I liked it more than steel. I should probably buy a couple bags of shot and work on some loads so I can use more of the old guns. I think there is still a little sp...
by Garrison
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Bismuth shot and guage selection
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Bismuth shot and guage selection

Thanks Garrison, that was just what I was looking for. I would love an a5 either in 16 or 12 but have had bad experiences with autos and me not being able to hit anything with them, probably just a fit problem but something to do with swing as well. I carried my 870 express in chukar terrain on a s...
by Garrison
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Bismuth shot and guage selection
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Bismuth shot and guage selection

I must preface my answer with a short disclaimer. I have proven pretty adept at filling empty spaces in the gun safe over the years and have always really wanted an A5 sweet 16, hopefully I will make that happen at some point. At this point I have kept all my purchases to 20’s and 12’s due to the av...
by Garrison
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie From Long Island/NH
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Newbie From Long Island/NH

Welcome to the forum, this place is a very good resource for anything hunting dogs. We do have a few members who are very experienced retriever trainers that are usually happy to answer any questions you might have, but for the most part the folks who frequent this forum own and hunt pointing breeds...
by Garrison
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Blank Pistol Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Blank Pistol Questions

Thank you, quandary no longer. Looks like I will be shrinking my CCI 209 stockpile.
by Garrison
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Is too much bathing bad for them?
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Is too much bathing bad for them?

I don’t wash my dogs with soap very often, if I have to once or twice a year the long hair dogs I have had seem to do better with it than my GSP. His normally shiny slick coat drys out pretty bad for a week or so and he dumps hair. I have had much better luck with a hose and just hitting them with a...
by Garrison
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Blank Pistol Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Blank Pistol Questions

Looking at getting a new blank pistol in the near future, my old cheapo is ready for the garbage can and looking to upgrade. Was wondering which I should get between 209 primer vs .22/.32, what do you prefer and why? I reload and shoot muzzle loader so have a large supply of 209 primers not sure how...