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by nebraskabirdman
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hard Mouth
Replies: 14
Views: 2918

Hard Mouth

I have a 1 year old English Field Cocker that I recently took dove hunting with me. She has retreived before and didnt have any issues with hard mouth, but as soon as she retreived the dove, she went crazy and started chomping down on it. I tried to get her to Drop it, but she ran from me!!!! I fina...
by nebraskabirdman
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Flies!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Flies!!!

Anybody have any good ideas or products that I can use to cut down on the flies around my dog kennel. I have the fly traps strung all around the kennel and it fills up in about a day. I spray out and clean the kennel everyday and it says farely clean considering its a dog kennel. The flies are bad t...
by nebraskabirdman
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 101500

Re: Occupations

Former Army Combat Engineer and now a Full time Police Officer/ K-9 handler!
:twisted:
by nebraskabirdman
Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Nebraska rattle snakes
Replies: 12
Views: 3780

Re: Nebraska rattle snakes

I live in Central Nebraska and have never seen one in these parts. I have seen several in the northwest portion of the state and they were all praire rattlers. I do have several buddies that I hunt with that have sworn theve seen them were I live, I just havent seen them. Just make sure you wear a g...
by nebraskabirdman
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Photo's
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Training Photo's

My 1 year old English Field Cocker.
by nebraskabirdman
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My dogs Kennel
Replies: 6
Views: 925

My dogs Kennel

Question for ya! I have a 1 year old English Field Cocker and she lives outdors in a 6x6 kennel on a concrete pad. She has a cheap doghouse for now that she can get in if it rains, but I plan on buying her a nice insulated one for our cold Nebraska winters. The roof is also covered with a heavy duty...
by nebraskabirdman
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Off Season Tips
Replies: 16
Views: 3263

Re: Off Season Tips

Master Hunter, I'm in Hastings. Thanks for all the good advice. I'm determined to habe the best dog that I can, come this fall. 8)
by nebraskabirdman
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: opinon on scented dummies
Replies: 11
Views: 1780

Re: opinon on scented dummies

Shes a 6 month old English (Field) Cocker. She carries them around in her mouth. I don't let her chew on them. So far, she hasn't tried to chew them up and I watch her closely when there in her mouth. The dummies I use are just the plain white canvas and I have put a little phesant scent on them. On...
by nebraskabirdman
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: opinon on scented dummies
Replies: 11
Views: 1780

opinon on scented dummies

I was wondering if there is any harm in letting my pup carry around her scented dummies in the back yard and sometimes in the house. She is in love with them and likes to carry them around whereever she goes. Is it ok to do this or should I only let her see and play with her dummies when we are in t...
by nebraskabirdman
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Turd Gobbler
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

Re: Turd Gobbler

Gotta love those poop kissess!! :P I do pick up after my pup, I guess I'll just have to be faster at it. Like I said, once the bread is out of the oven, its the old spin around and then snack time! I'll have to be quick on my feet. I do feed science diet lamb and rice. Maybe I will try a chicken or ...
by nebraskabirdman
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Turd Gobbler
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

Turd Gobbler

I was just wondering if anyone else had a dog that recycles their turds. My 6 month old just started trying to eat hers. She seems to like them fresh out of the oven if you now what I mean. I almost lost my lunch the other day when I caught her in the act. YUK :x
by nebraskabirdman
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Restless in the house
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Restless in the house

I do use a crate with her and she seems to be ok in that, but once shes out of the crate its game on!! I like the idea of leashing her to me while in the house and keeping her next to me, I'll have to try that. She has a dog bed in the living room that I will try to "command her" to lay in it and st...
by nebraskabirdman
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Restless in the house
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Restless in the house

I have a 6 month old English Field Cocker and had a few questions about making them a indoor dog as well as a hunter. I understand that she's still a pup and pups have tons of energy but she can not sit still. We can go out and walk/hunt in the field for 5 or 6 miles, come home, and she's still hund...
by nebraskabirdman
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Off Season Tips
Replies: 16
Views: 3263

Re: Off Season Tips

Hookadooka birddogs,

Thanks for your comments. Your right Combat Engineers lead the way!!!!! :D
by nebraskabirdman
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Off Season Tips
Replies: 16
Views: 3263

Off Season Tips

I am new to this Gundog ownership thing and have only had my pup out a handfull of times in the field with little luck. My season here in Nerbaska is over Jan 31st and I was wondering what everybody recemended to keep my dog up and ready for next fall. I really don't have alot of access to live bird...
by nebraskabirdman
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 184
Views: 97121

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

I was wondering why the English Cocker Spainel isn't on the list. They are great upland game dogs and are good rabbit dogs too.

I guess I'm just partial to them since I hunt with one! :roll:
by nebraskabirdman
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 184
Views: 97121

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

English (Field) Cocker!! 8)
by nebraskabirdman
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My new English (Field) Cocker
Replies: 32
Views: 8123

Re: My new English (Field) Cocker

Since game birds are hard to come by in my neck of the woods this year I thought I'd run this by you. I have noticed that lately when Im out in the field with her, she will flush up several sparrows and black birds and other non game birds. Would it hurt if she gets a good flush and I shoot some of ...
by nebraskabirdman
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My new English (Field) Cocker
Replies: 32
Views: 8123

Re: My new English (Field) Cocker

Good looking pups brother! As for looking up that gentleman in grand island, NE, THANKS. I actually live 20 minutes from there and will get in touch with him soon. I think I'm going to hold off on getting her, "Spay" until shes fininshed her 1st season. Who knows, maybe I won't do it at all. Thanks ...
by nebraskabirdman
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My new English (Field) Cocker
Replies: 32
Views: 8123

Re: My new English (Field) Cocker

Not to change the subject, but I'm going to change the subject! I was wondering what everyones opinion is on" To Spade /or Not to Spade". Does it have an effect on their drive or is it a case by case basis. I've heard yes and no from numerous folks and wondered what ou fine folks thought. I don't pl...
by nebraskabirdman
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My new English (Field) Cocker
Replies: 32
Views: 8123

Re: My new English (Field) Cocker

As to your question, yes she will retreive a dummy with and without a wing on it. She just seems to like the scented dummy without the wings at this point. I will continuie my retreive drills with her and keep taking her out in the field to let her instrincts work. I receved her from a guy named Tom...
by nebraskabirdman
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My new English (Field) Cocker
Replies: 32
Views: 8123

Re: My new English (Field) Cocker

Thanks for all the advice. I will try and get a photo of her up in the next day or two. They seem to be a fun breed with lots of energy. I think if I let her, she would run go go go all day long. She even poops o the run sometimes!! lol. Whatever advice you guys have will be greatly appreciated. :lol:
by nebraskabirdman
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My new English (Field) Cocker
Replies: 32
Views: 8123

My new English (Field) Cocker

I'm new to this and recently bought my first birddog. Shes 5 months old and comes from a good breeder with hunting parents. Lately I've been taking her out to the field with me so she can just be a pup and so far so good. She loves to get into the brush and quarters fairly well with no dirrection. I...