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by Garrison
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: English Setter I need your advice
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: English Setter I need your advice

How many live birds have you let her go in and grab? Might be you have been training her to do exactly what you don’t want. She knows what they are, don’t let her catch anymore. I would get Training with Mo and give it close read. I have hunted behind a show bred Setter. He didn’t have the go but he...
by Garrison
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worst day in the field!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Worst day in the field!!!

Tragic, it sounds like you belong to a great community. It’s nice to hear about good folks taking care of each other in a time of need. We put our dogs at risk every time we take them out and put them on the ground, but not letting them take that risk would be so cruel to animals that love what they...
by Garrison
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anybody ever have to deal with cherry eye?
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Anybody ever have to deal with cherry eye?

art hubbard wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Had a ,male dog years ago. Had a cherry eye in his left eye. Vet plucked it out,anti biotics and that was it. Was no big deal. Healed just fine and never had another problem.
Good to hear, hoping for the same.
by Garrison
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anybody ever have to deal with cherry eye?
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Anybody ever have to deal with cherry eye?

Yeah no fun for anybody involved. From what I have been able to find on the internet seems like the surgery they did has about a 80-90% success rate. Scary part is that I guess a lot of times the second eye could also have issues and the procedure is ridiculously expensive, at least in our area. No ...
by Garrison
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 10,000 miles
Replies: 17
Views: 1289

Re: 10,000 miles

Sounds like a terrible way to spend some time. :lol: Stay safe and enjoy!
by Garrison
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anybody ever have to deal with cherry eye?
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Anybody ever have to deal with cherry eye?

My new Setter pup’s gland prolapsed in one eye. He is going in for a really freaking expensive surgery tomorrow at an eye specialist with no guarantee that it will correct the situation long term. Pretty bummed out about the whole deal. Anybody ever have to deal with it?

Thanks
Garrison
by Garrison
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age and Snake Avoidance Training
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Age and Snake Avoidance Training

Wow!
by Garrison
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age and Snake Avoidance Training
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Age and Snake Avoidance Training

We do our pups when the ecollar fits well enough and pups are good on a check cord. Snakes do not hold back a strike on investigative pups. We do get them rechecked but I would rather play it safe then sorry. Add for the vaccine there is no real evidence that it works. They can not do real tests be...
by Garrison
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: It's good for the soul!
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: It's good for the soul!

Awesome!
by Garrison
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age and Snake Avoidance Training
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Age and Snake Avoidance Training

reba wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:37 am
Best to also vaccinate your dogs.

Avoidance is not always possible with a hard running dog.
I normally do before it warms up. I know that it’s efficacy is debatable but still seems worth it to me. My sisters dog got bit a few years ago and it seemed to help.
by Garrison
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age and Snake Avoidance Training
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Re: Age and Snake Avoidance Training

Found a Southern Pacific down at the chicken coop today. Right near where the kids would normally put their feet when collecting eggs. These guys are bad news, venom is supposed to be on par with the Mojave, glad I found him before he found us.
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by Garrison
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sis is growing up!
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Sis is growing up!

Great looking pup Don!
by Garrison
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age and Snake Avoidance Training
Replies: 10
Views: 611

Age and Snake Avoidance Training

I live in an area with a lot of snakes. A snake broke dog is a must for most of the year. The last few pups I have had were all around a year old when I did the training which coincided well with the time of year that the rattlers made their way out. We had a whole winter to work on ground applicati...
by Garrison
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: insulated kennel covers
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: insulated kennel covers

I think Sportsman’s Warehouse had the Mudriver discounted, that might make the choice easier.
by Garrison
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog killed raccoon
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: Dog killed raccoon

I personally wouldn’t worry too much, I believe I read that there is growing evidence that the every three year protocol is overkill. Fleas and ticks on the other hand would likely be of concern.
by Garrison
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Safe over the counter for small wounds
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Some peroxide and bagbalm can fix a lot but the dogs will lick it off if they can reach it. I bring Corona ointment (packs easier and cap stays on) and clotting powder in my vest if we are going to be a long way from the truck. It has plugged up some pretty nasty lacerations until we could get back ...
by Garrison
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Bismuth shot and guage selection
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: Bismuth shot and guage selection

I’m 40, so I am sure I will probably change my tune if I am lucky enough to get on in years. At that point I am sure I will be looking for every advantage I can get. I also usually use a sling to carry my gun until we get in to the areas that we regularly get in to birds, last season I started using...
by Garrison
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

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: 525

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: 525

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: 526

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: 1886

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: 1886

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: 750

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: 1235

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: 1235

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: 1235

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: 774

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: 4297

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: 1542

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: 979

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: 7
Views: 1085

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: 1542

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: 571

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: 979

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: 1886

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: 1886

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: 1886

Re: New Beginnings

Thank you all!
by Garrison
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1886

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: 1886

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: 1608

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: 1608

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: 571

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: 571

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: 4297

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: 1608

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: 1012

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: 539

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: 2985

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: 961

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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