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by Garrison
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insulated Kennels
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Insulated Kennels

That is kind of a moisture and wind dependent question. Back of a truck? Keep them dry and out of the wind, on a insulated floor and they are pretty happy.
by Garrison
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: HOF Dog
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: HOF Dog

Impressive!
by Garrison
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Acana dog food
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Acana dog food

It might make you feel better to feed it, but I have serious doubts that your dog will see any benefits at all and perhaps maybe he may not do as well. I have tried different foods with my dogs over the years to try and save a couple bucks; Loyall, Victor, Eukanuba, Canidae, Costco, they did well on...
by Garrison
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1076

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

One thing that I lacked to mention that is a “HUGE!!!!” positive in your post, is you’re not assigning blame to a 6 month old pup and wondering what you as a trainer can do better. With that attitude everything is going to turn out just fine. Down the rode you are going to have a dog you love to be ...
by Garrison
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1076

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

Relax!!! Your pup is only six months old and sounds like the kind of dog that will mature in to a great hunting dog. He is excited to get out in the field and see other dogs and people, that is a good thing. Need to do it as much as possible at six months of age. This is not the time for negativity ...
by Garrison
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Her First Catch!
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Her First Catch!

Thanks all! My brother and I followed up with a boys trip, we took our nephews out for their first multi day trip. We motored through the night and they woke up to a humpback whale, snorkeled for the first time, watched a big pod of dolphins from the bow, saw a bald eagle swoop down and grab a bait ...
by Garrison
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Her First Catch!
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Her First Catch!

We went down to the boat and took my daughter out fishing for the first time yesterday. She dropped a sardine in the water and had a nice size calico bite as soon as it hit the water. She told my wife that she really liked fishing with her pink pole and wants a pink gun to go hunting with Dad too. :...
by Garrison
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: Dog Den 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Dog Den 2

averageguy wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:23 am
Hey the Price was right! I have two Dog Dens that I should probably sell.

That Uplander to the left in your photo is what I am using now. They are stupid expensive but the best.
The uplander box and construction with the K9 Kondo door would be hard to beat.
by Garrison
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Hunting/Dog Related Stuff For Sale
Topic: Dog Den 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Dog Den 2

A guy around the corner posted this online for free today. Went and picked it up, it’s in pretty good shape, new door is on its way!
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by Garrison
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bark collar
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Bark collar

If you don’t have a training collar, some of the garmin collars do both.
by Garrison
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newbie from Oregon!
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Newbie from Oregon!

Good looking dog! Sounds like he landed in the right hands. Always hard to tell from pics, but it looks like you got him looking pretty good to me. I like to see good muscle tone with the last few ribs showing and you can’t do any better than what you are feeding him.

Garrison
by Garrison
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introduction: New guy from Georgia
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Sounds like a rough gig! Welcome to the forum. I wasn’t sure if you were allowed to own anything other than a pointer on a George quail preserve, good to know. :lol:
by Garrison
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newbie from Oregon!
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Newbie from Oregon!

Congrats on the new dog and congrats on missing the handful a GSP puppy can be. :D. Any pictures of this skinny guy? 14 month old GSP’s should be on the lean side.
by Garrison
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Feather Aversion
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Feather Aversion

What do you mean by you used the force fetch method? Think you might of got ahead of your skis during the process. Sounds like some very important steps in the progression were either missed completely or not completed correctly. If the dog won’t pick up a bird it has probably had a negative associa...
by Garrison
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3029

Re: How to teach "turning"?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Garrison
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3029

Re: How to teach "turning"?

Roading on the bike is a good way to reinforce whoa, slowwwww, left, right and ignore the dang rabbits . I want and love the dog to 'Find' the rabbits ,and dang be that dog if it misses one , whilst questing within range of my gun or different cover types we encounter !! ... Roading on a bike is go...
by Garrison
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 198
Views: 118389

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

Unfortunately, my setter died recently; I've had setters, beagles and GSPs. So at present, I have my 5th jack russell terrier- have rescued 5. They are common in shelters as they are very cute pups ,but not a dog for an inexperienced dog trainer - they will take over! :) Undecided whether I will st...
by Garrison
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ POODLE POWER ~ STORM
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: ~ POODLE POWER ~ STORM

I had never spent any time around the breed. I had a Lab that I was training for hunt tests with a local club and a couple of male standard poodles would show up for training days. I had no idea, and I am sure the general public doesn’t realize what big and athletic animals are hidden under that coat.
by Garrison
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 3029

Re: How to teach "turning"?

In some mountain quail habitat I hunt sometimes you can’t see 10 feet in front of you but the dogs can get through it awfully quick because it is more open towards the floor. Even with a gps on I put a bell on and sing to them when they get past bell range so they can keep their bearing and keep hun...
by Garrison
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Grain-Free kibble
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: Grain-Free kibble

It is a common question for new dog owners, especially if you take a walk down the isle at Petco. “Grain-free” food is a marketing strategy for dog owners, not dog health. As stated, some were linked to ill health and death. I have found my dogs do much better with a source of corn in their diet, co...
by Garrison
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close hunting english setters
Replies: 19
Views: 2251

Re: Close hunting english setters

asc wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:25 am
we used to have a Ryman guy on here?
Did he pass on or was regulated out?
I’m guessing maybe the vast amount of experience here contradicted his firmly held beliefs on one too many occasions. :D
by Garrison
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 198
Views: 118389

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

We have two Golden Retrievers! they are very family friendly and great companion dogs. I hunt waterfowl in a state where we frequently have to break ice in a pond, to set up an early morning hunt. Goldens, tolerate cold water and cold weather in general. All our pups are field bred Goldens and we r...
by Garrison
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 198
Views: 118389

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

Unfortunately, my setter died recently; I've had setters, beagles and GSPs. So at present, I have my 5th jack russell terrier- have rescued 5. They are common in shelters as they are very cute pups ,but not a dog for an inexperienced dog trainer - they will take over! :) Undecided whether I will st...
by Garrison
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Swollen Leg Lymph Node
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Swollen Leg Lymph Node

Sharon wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:49 pm
I see that you haven't had any responses. I can't help either. I'm sure you will be talking to the vet; let us know what the vet says if you can.
Still swollen but the limp subsided, and no other issues. Plan on taking him in tomorrow.

Thanks
by Garrison
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Swollen Leg Lymph Node
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Swollen Leg Lymph Node

Dog got his boosters today. Didn’t notice any side effects. We were at my parents property and he ran around most of the day with the the other dogs. Just got home and noticed a bit of a limp, one lymph node on his back leg is really swollen. Under the jaw and other leg seems normal. They have alway...
by Garrison
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Door Height
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Dog Door Height

Looks good! I had a similar set up at my last house and loved it. Nice to be able to feed them in the garage when the weather isn’t cooperating.
by Garrison
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Door Height
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Dog Door Height

Bottom of mine is 8” off the floor.
by Garrison
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Shotkam
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Shotkam

Oldbeek,

You can’t take it with you, get out there and use that Citori!

Says the guy who finds reasons to leave his Citori 525 in the locker every chance I get. :D

Garrison
by Garrison
Tue May 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat
Replies: 15
Views: 1603

Re: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat

There is no great answer for dog boots. Bike innertube with vet wrap and duct tape is tough, but a pain to put on and it will rub the paws raw in other places. The cordura are easy to put on, fairly cheap, and fit pretty well, but as featherfinder has noted lack protection on some surfaces. My answe...
by Garrison
Sun May 24, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat
Replies: 15
Views: 1603

Re: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat

I think I would quit running the dog on the pavement.
by Garrison
Fri May 22, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Springer spaniel i think
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Springer spaniel i think

Most folks here run pointing dogs. But if pheasant hunting is the task at hand, you would be hard pressed to do any better than a well bred Springer. The first dog I ever hunted over as a kid was a Springer named Pepper, I can remember it like it was yesterday, eye opening. What a ball of single min...
by Garrison
Fri May 22, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Look West!
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Look West!

AG, I am coming up on almost two years from when I thought I was about to clock out for good. When I found out I had few more spins around this beautiful place we call home. I told myself that I am going to catch as many sunrises and sunsets that the rest of this life can afford me. With the help of...
by Garrison
Fri May 22, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They’re Back!
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: They’re Back!

Just a Pacific. You can get a vaccination for them. Killed 3 Mojave greens already this year. Got a bunch of owls in my trees maybe they will keep the rodent population down. Is your dog snake broke? Oldbeek, Yeah, both my dogs are snake broke. Like in your area it is a must around here. My trainin...
by Garrison
Thu May 21, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They’re Back!
Replies: 3
Views: 672

They’re Back!

Found a pretty good size Southern Pacific in the Avocado grove, BAD NEWS. :x

Not a fan!
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by Garrison
Thu May 14, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spring Training
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

Re: Spring Training

Picked up the dog from school yesterday and brought him home. We had one happy little girl and pup last night. They laid on the floor with each other most of the evening, not sure who was giving who the majority of the attention. 09518166-A1ED-42BC-9A50-AB3EDD986523.jpeg I opened up the back gate an...
by Garrison
Thu May 07, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: There is a special place for this guy!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: There is a special place for this guy!!!

polmaise wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 3:38 pm
Too much wine can have an effect on some folk .
Oh the stories I could tell! “The wine goes in and the truth comes out”. I certainly don’t miss the drunks in the tasting room.
by Garrison
Wed May 06, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: There is a special place for this guy!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

There is a special place for this guy!!!

I went on a mountain bike ride this morning through the training grounds where I run my dogs and to the wineries where I was a winemaker in my past life. It takes a special kind of person to think this is okay. :evil: I called and left a message with fish and game and offered to help clean it up. In...
by Garrison
Mon May 04, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 3636

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

I know and appreciate that gonehuntin. But if the shoe fits, sometimes it’s a good idea to realize they are mine. :lol:
by Garrison
Mon May 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 3636

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

Always amazing, and Ive been guilty too, how these threads turn into pissing matches over the most trivial of things. :D guilty as charged! It’s all too easy to misread someone’s intentions, poke at a soft spot and press send on something written over the internet than it is to say it in person. Ha...
by Garrison
Mon May 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 3636

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

AG, I thought we cleared this miscommunication up. Think I told you how I, and maybe the others got the wrong impression about your original comments, before you set the record straight. Even went as far as to personally apologize and compliment your dog in the video for his brains and “How it looke...
by Garrison
Mon May 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Weird Spot on leg.
Replies: 13
Views: 1934

Re: Weird Spot on leg.

DonF, No offense taken at all, agree with you 100%. A photo on a forum doesn’t constitute or replace a vet visit but it did arm me with some insight and questions for the vet when we went the next day. The order of operations was exactly how you described. Call vet for an appointment, ask knowledgea...
by Garrison
Sat May 02, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Weird Spot on leg.
Replies: 13
Views: 1934

Re: Weird Spot on leg.

mask wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 10:52 am
Garrison how is the setter in your avatar bred?
Mask,

I purchased him from Northwoods Bird Dogs. Same as this litter, except the sire was a full brother to Grits.

Garrison
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by Garrison
Sat May 02, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Weird Spot on leg.
Replies: 13
Views: 1934

Re: Weird Spot on leg.

shags wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:44 pm
That looks like something a young setter of mine had - a histiocytoma. It looks and sounds nastier than it is. My vet whacked it off and that was the end of it.
Got the results back, Shags was correct! Histiocytoma

Thanks
Garrison
by Garrison
Sat May 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan

My order came this morning. It’s the real deal! Might need to stock up a bit.
by Garrison
Fri May 01, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 3636

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

:D
by Garrison
Fri May 01, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan

Out of curiosity I googled ”48lbs Pro Plan Performance“. Walmart also has it listed for the same price if you are not a Amazon Prime member.
by Garrison
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan

We shall see. I was scratching my head when I saw the size, but even the picture says 48lbs. I noticed on their website that some new packaging is coming, but they listed the normal 37.5lb and 50lb sizes. Hope they aren’t planning on new sizes with the new graphics again. Nothing can get a bunch of ...
by Garrison
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watershy Shorthair Help
Replies: 23
Views: 4205

Re: Watershy Shorthair Help

Pretty cool!
by Garrison
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan

FYI, if any of you are trying to avoid stores. I just went to order a bag of Pro Plan on Amazon, not sure what the deal is, but they have a 48lb bag listed for cheaper than the normal 37.5lb. Strange I have never seen a 48lb. bag before.
Garrison
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by Garrison
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP
Replies: 40
Views: 3636

Re: Stamina Expectations in GWP vs PP

When I hunt that rough chukar country, my dog is always within 40 yards of me. Not moving fast at all. Usually have to watch my footing. At 78 I seem to be slowing down some. I can't hit Sh-- if I am winded. Quail country, she is good for 2 days, then we need a day of rest. On quail she is averagin...