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by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: PUPPY SHREDDING BIRD WING
Replies: 14
Views: 3391

Re: PUPPY SHREDDING BIRD WING

Puppies shred stuff its what they do.In fact most like to shred stuff their whole lives.8 weeks old is potty training time and not much else.Enjoy your puppy and by all means take your time.Get a program as Sharon said.Did i say this before? Take your time.You wont find many here that use wing on a ...
by Hoosierdaddy
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all from Northwest Indiana!
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Hello all from Northwest Indiana!

Also from NWI. Read plenty here ,its where i got started with my two pups.
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue May 31, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 50lb Brittany... Good or bad
Replies: 30
Views: 8488

Re: 50lb Brittany... Good or bad

No need to worry Spotshooter i have a male Brit that is 58 lbs.He can run all day and retrieves to hand. Neither parents were anywhere near 58lbs.In fact he looks like a brother of your dog.Great disposition,biddable,good in the house.Now my little 30lb female thats another story!!!!
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Everyone has a plan till they get hit- New Jersey Brittany
Replies: 9
Views: 3046

Re: Everyone has a plan till they get hit- New Jersey Brittany

You are expecting way too much out of a puppy.By my count 6 months old.Forget retrieve for now.Basic ob. only.Run the snot out of that pup.What you think is plenty of excersize is probably not enough.A tired Brittany is a good Brittany.Puppies chew stuff,in fact they love to chew stuff.It has been s...
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggressive Female GSP puppy?
Replies: 28
Views: 8477

Re: Aggressive Female GSP puppy?

Dogs are going to test you occasionally,especially young dogs.Snatch her by the collar and let her know you are the boss.As Ezzy said one time should do the trick.My dogs know by the sound of my voice if i am angry.
by Hoosierdaddy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy seems to hate crate during the day. Normal?
Replies: 16
Views: 3918

Re: Puppy seems to hate crate during the day. Normal?

Well you are doing the right thing by making him accept crate time whether he loves it or not. I have two brits one loves her crate and my male loathes his crate.At times they need to be crated,end of story.
by Hoosierdaddy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black and White Brittanies
Replies: 15
Views: 4199

Re: Black and White Brittanies

I have owned Brits both the French and american for 30 years.That dog does not look like any i have owned.
by Hoosierdaddy
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar, yes or no?
Replies: 39
Views: 9232

Re: E-collar, yes or no?

I think the e-collar is a wonderful tool,however i have personally seen too many idiots use them improperly.I have gotten back into hunting the last few years and have witnessed fist hand why lots of folks dont like the idea of an electronic collar.An e-collar in the wrong hands is cruel,in the hand...
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Brittany eating paper!
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Brittany eating paper!

If i could train my Brittany to shred paper on command,i could get rid of a couple noisy machines in the house.She is sneaky about itT.P. paper towels,if desperate, newspapers.
by Hoosierdaddy
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Shampoo for bad odor.
Replies: 22
Views: 7003

Re: Shampoo for bad odor.

You could try Fresh and Clean dog shampoo.Our dogs smell great for 2 weeks after a bath.
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany - Size Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8678

Re: Brittany - Size Question

Here is the picture of my genetic freak 58lb Brittany 22.5 inches at the withers.Standing next to his little sis on a hunt last fall.
by Hoosierdaddy
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany - Size Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8678

Re: Brittany - Size Question

We bought a brother/sister combo about 3 years ago.Big brother is a brute and is much larger than either of his parents he is at 58 lbs and is by far the largest Brittany i have ever had.The little hen was the runt and is short of 30 lbs soaking wet.My other Britts over the years were around 40-45 l...
by Hoosierdaddy
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Gagging days after eating grass
Replies: 7
Views: 3071

Re: Gagging days after eating grass

By my count the dog had been choking and gagging two times an hour for 2 or three days.At my house the dog would have been at the vet/or at least a call to the vet within 24 hours or so,but thats just me.
by Hoosierdaddy
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First Post(!): Puppy Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 5528

Re: First Post(!): Puppy Problems

+10 on the prong collar best money i ever spent.Four months old,you really need to ramp it down as others have said.Pretty pup!!!!
by Hoosierdaddy
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Young pigeon question
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Young pigeon question

I dont think you have anything to worry about.I have noticed that when the babies get to a certain size the parents probably cant cover them anymore .As long as they keep getting bigger they are being fed.No need to try to feed them,mine have all figured it out without any extra effort.
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thunder and the garbage truck
Replies: 12
Views: 3745

Re: Thunder and the garbage truck

Good luck with the Thundershirt.I was a skeptic,until i saw it calm my mothers dog down.I bought one for my female Brit who hates Thunder.She is 100% improved when wearing it.The biggest two problems with the Thundershirt are getting it on the dog,and the fact that storms pop up in the middle of the...
by Hoosierdaddy
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me
Replies: 36
Views: 17164

Re: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me

My pups would "attack" me one time,and quickly find out that was the wrong thing to do.This needs to be addressed right now.Snatch that little bugger up and remind him who is the boss.This is no time to be timid,your pup needs to learn you and everyone in your family is in charge.
by Hoosierdaddy
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog caught pigeons
Replies: 9
Views: 2164

Re: Dog caught pigeons

My dogs have to be in the house,in their crates when i clean my coop.They will knock the screens out of the windows if i dont.I also learned the hard way.Lost two birds when the dogs caught them on the ground.No biggie.You cannot punish dogs for doing what they are bred to do. Lessons learned.
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is My Manual Launcher Worthless?
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

Re: Is My Manual Launcher Worthless?

I would take Aulrichs advice,convert it over to remote.I did two launchers and they work great.
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An idiot with an e-collar
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

An idiot with an e-collar

I really need to vent.I was at one of our put and take pheasant hunts.I had just gotten to the parking area,chained my dog to the truck and was in the process of changing into my hunting boots,when two clowns come walking into the parking area with their dog running loose.Of course the dog saw my do...
by Hoosierdaddy
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing Lab wont hunt in group
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: Pointing Lab wont hunt in group

Trekmoor nailed it.A freind of mine has a dog that is pre-occupied with my female and wont leave her alone.We spread out 100 yards or so and the problem is solved.
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Always hungry
Replies: 11
Views: 4003

Re: Always hungry

I would stay away from the e-collar on this issue.Counter-surfing is normal for a pup.They smell something tasty they are gonna check it out.It is not exceptable behavior though.We take away the temptation,nothing on counter-tops unless we are present,if they decide to get on their hind legs they ge...
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: crazy for the collar
Replies: 17
Views: 4783

Re: crazy for the collar

A prong collar works wonders on a dog that likes to pull.It takes the spunk out of them rather quickly.The best part is the dog learns that he puts pressure on himself.The best 10 dollars i ever spent.
by Hoosierdaddy
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Whistle Choice
Replies: 12
Views: 1535

Re: Best Whistle Choice

+ 2 on the Fox 40
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Staying outside
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Staying outside

Well your pup has not even gotten old enough to learn about the joys of digging.Unless the dog is going to be kenneled outside during the day i personally would not leave my dogs unsupervised in my yard.Lots of bad stuff can happen when dogs particularly pups are bored. I have two Brittanys and they...
by Hoosierdaddy
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Log Splitters
Replies: 7
Views: 3391

Re: Log Splitters

I have the 35 ton tsc splitter i bought probably 8 years ago.It will split rocks if i asked it to.However it was the loudest splitter i have ever owned.Loud vibration from the engine mount,at the pivot point where you swing it up to split monster logs.The hydraulic valve has never worked as it shoul...
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: disobeying and reinforcement
Replies: 15
Views: 3350

Re: disobeying and reinforcement

whoadog wrote:Is the collar actually functioning properly?

+1 on this.Is the collar on the dog properly.You say no response even when cranked up a bit.You should see some kind of response(ear twitch,muscle flex) even at a very low setting.
by Hoosierdaddy
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with 6 wk puppy
Replies: 23
Views: 4639

Re: Help with 6 wk puppy

Thanks everyone for taking time to reply. There is no litter to return him to, and no mama as has also been rehomed as well as being very ill. We do have an older small dog that is somewhat patient with the puppy but does have his limits and will let the pup know he's gone too far. I will definitel...
by Hoosierdaddy
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel issues
Replies: 12
Views: 2769

Re: Kennel issues

I have two Britts,they are now about 18 months old.My male hates his crate and always has.My female loves her crate and always has. Nothing to worry about as far as i am concerned.One just likes the crate better than the other.
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grooming my Britts
Replies: 8
Views: 1842

Re: Grooming my Britts

I dont want to shave them it is still pretty cold here.Plus when i have shaved my dogs in the past,they dont look like Britts anymore.I think just shorter fur might make cleaning them up after feild work a tad easier.I wont be attempting any haircuts on the dogs,I will screw it up for sure,and my wi...
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grooming my Britts
Replies: 8
Views: 1842

Grooming my Britts

I an just wondering how everyone has their dogs fur trimmed,for summer,and fall.Where we live there are tons of cockelburr and stick-tights. I took the dogs out a couple days ago and had to spend an hour raking this stuff out of their coats.They get tired of that stuff pretty quickly.I must have a h...
by Hoosierdaddy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use an E Collar at all?
Replies: 50
Views: 12912

Re: Why use an E Collar at all?

Electrocution-To injure or kill with the use of electricity.You my friend are about to stir up a hornets nest.Personally i think this has gone to troll status.
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DIY
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: DIY

Punch in DIY --------.On the search feature.Thats how i got started putting together the remote bird launchers i am working on.
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Male or Female
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

Re: Male or Female

I have both a male and a female Britt.The female is the first female i have ever owned.The male wants to please he is biddable he can have stubborn streaks but for the most part has been pretty easy to train. My female on the other hand seems to learn only what she feels like learning.If i put any p...
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excessive Barker
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Excessive Barker

A spray bottle filled with water.Works for barking,roughhousing in the house,counter surfing.I just have to reach out to grab the bottle now and my dogs settle right down.
by Hoosierdaddy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Littermate syndrome prevention.
Replies: 37
Views: 14858

Re: Littermate syndrome prevention.

We kept two puppies from our litter. It wasn't planned. I let my husband choose our female "Franki" to keep, and I kept a male pup "Lucky" that wasn't spoken for. Lucky needed a baby canine tooth pulled, as it was leaning inward, and the vet wanted to wait until he was 10 weeks old. I was having wi...
by Hoosierdaddy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Littermate syndrome prevention.
Replies: 37
Views: 14858

Re: Littermate syndrome prevention.

rinker wrote:I have a dumb question about separation anxiety. If you had two dogs and they were bonded and suffered from separation anxiety, wouldn't the dog that you took hunting be as upset as the one that you left at home?
Priceless!!!!!!
by Hoosierdaddy
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My Brittany has two modes
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: My Brittany has two modes

You are expecting way too much from a puppy that young.Britts are smart dogs but they dont learn a whole bunch at 18 weeks,they are incapable of that.
Take your time and enjoy your little pup.You have a ton of time for obidience training.Get your dog out in the feilds and let her romp.
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Littermate syndrome prevention.
Replies: 37
Views: 14858

Re: Littermate syndrome prevention.

I got my two Britts on the same day from the same litter.Would i do it again..... Never. However littermate syndrome or whatever was not and has not been an issue.When i read about it i was very concerned. I made an all out effort to get these dogs around as many other dogs and people as possible.Cr...
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Some one who can explain it better than I can....
Replies: 30
Views: 7207

Re: Some one who can explain it better than I can....

I like to think of my E-collar as a long distance checkcord.
by Hoosierdaddy
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Who doesn't use an e-collar?
Replies: 47
Views: 15780

Re: Who doesn't use an e-collar?

Anyone out there not using an e-collar to train/hunt with? How is it working for you? What programs/methods have you been using? I am an old school guy who at one time would never have even considered an e-collar on any of my dogs over the years.However i now use one on both my dogs and the dogs li...
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Advice: Running Roosters
Replies: 19
Views: 6095

Re: Advice: Running Roosters

I am in much the same situation as you.My dogs first year,state land paid hunts.How much fat is on the birds when you clean them?Fat birds wont fly like lean birds.I dont know where the state gets the birds for our put/take hunts but they are lean and fly just like wild birds.Pheasants run by nature...
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dilema
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Dilema

Yes,i agree with all of the above posts.If you set your dog up to fail,they will rarely disapoint you.My dogs are 15 months old and i would never consider leaving them unattended in my house for any length of time.They would find something to destroy/eat as sure as the sun rises in the east. I dont ...
by Hoosierdaddy
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Swimming Help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Re: Swimming Help?

Just to let you know,you are not the only guy that has a dog that swims like that.My male Brit swims exactly the same way.His sister swims like a little torpedo.I have had dogs all my life,and this is the first that appears to need swimming lessons.Tried all the stuff posted above,so far nothing has...
by Hoosierdaddy
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whistle
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Whistle

Get a Fox 40 classic and you will be good to go.
by Hoosierdaddy
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my DIY remote Launcher..
Replies: 9
Views: 4524

Re: my DIY remote Launcher..

Wow,very nice,professional looking job.Please fill us in on the details.I would love to light up my Amazon account to build one like that.
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Commercial Weed Eaters
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

Re: Commercial Weed Eaters

Get a DR trimmer/mower its on wheels has lots of power.I have had one for 15 years and its seen better days.For a ton of weedwacking it cant be beat.Easy to change string,which is twice as big as a regular weedwacker.
by Hoosierdaddy
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is my Brittanys major malfunction?
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Re: What is my Brittanys major malfunction?

Water depth can also play into this. If you are swimming your dog in water that he can touch bottom while climbing in the water{vertical} it will take longer for him too figure this out. Try some deeper water that he can`t touch bottom when vertical, if you haven`t already tried this. I have a pupp...
by Hoosierdaddy
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is my Brittanys major malfunction?
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Re: What is my Brittanys major malfunction?

Does your dog settle down to swim properly once it has the buck in it's mouth ? I have known several dogs that swam in the way you describe, two of them were labs. One of those labs was a dog that took huge flying leaps out into water in an effort to get to the buck more quickly . Once he had it he...
by Hoosierdaddy
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is my Brittanys major malfunction?
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

What is my Brittanys major malfunction?

I have been taking my two Brits swimming this summer at a friends house.My little female swims like a little torpedo ,head still, making a little wake as she glides through the water.My male on the other hand looks like he is ready to drown,he flails his front paws so violently i can barely see his ...