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by Fun dog
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Locating dogs in thick cover
Replies: 18
Views: 1346

Re: Locating dogs in thick cover

GPS is not an overkill. While they are nice to help you keep track of the dog while moving, even more so to be able to find the dog if they are unable to get back to you. Such as if they were stuck in a trap.
by Fun dog
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wheezing after exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Wheezing after exercise

First thing that comes to mind is a heart problem.
by Fun dog
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What are you paying?
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: What are you paying?

I buy pro plan from amazon. Free shipping to Alaska with my prime account. Cost is about $40. Less if you subscribe and have other things to add on your subscription page.
by Fun dog
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tracking collars and e-collar combos
Replies: 11
Views: 2388

Re: Tracking collars and e-collar combos

I don't like the alpha for training. I do have it set up to where one dog has the outside button and the other the middle. even so, I think French end up with two collars on the dog. One for training and one for locating.
by Fun dog
Sat May 28, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with NAVHDA Duck Search
Replies: 13
Views: 3284

Re: Help with NAVHDA Duck Search

A good portion of beginning duck search is just retrieves across water. Start with Dog sees handler throw duck. Then move to handler in sight dog doesn't see duck thrown. Then the handler disappears as well. This is a gradual process. The dog is learning that when you send it out in water it will fi...
by Fun dog
Sat May 28, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Perfect start clinic help.
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: Perfect start clinic help.

The permatack cord is great. Slides easily around things and doesn't soak up water. It's what Jon uses. You should have a collar that has continuas stimulation. Take what you have and Jon will help you figure it out. If you don't own a collar yet, I would use one of Jon's to see how you like it. The...
by Fun dog
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfect start perfect finish dvd's
Replies: 23
Views: 7187

Re: Perfect start perfect finish dvd's

ACooper wrote:I will be there in April as well. I will be at the Broke dog clinic.
As will I.
by Fun dog
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfection Kennels Perfect Start?
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Perfection Kennels Perfect Start?

I have done several clinics with them. I never go to one without learning a lot. Take your dog through the video series and then follow up with a clinic. You won't be disappointed.
by Fun dog
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two females shorthairs in the house?
Replies: 12
Views: 3493

Re: Two females shorthairs in the house?

Two females. Should look something like this.
by Fun dog
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recall Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 6720

Re: Recall Question?

You've done away with your training tools before the dog is ready. My dogs have excellent recall, but still, they don't leave the house without their training collar on. Why give them the opportunity to decide they don't have to do what you ask. 15 months is pretty young for recall to be firmly imp...
by Fun dog
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recall Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 6720

Re: Recall Question?

You've done away with your training tools before the dog is ready. My dogs have excellent recall, but still, they don't leave the house without their training collar on. Why give them the opportunity to decide they don't have to do what you ask. 15 months is pretty young for recall to be firmly impl...
by Fun dog
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 28
Views: 10141

Re: Black GSP

Love my black GSP
by Fun dog
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 22960

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

My GSP, Chip, in lead next to an Alaskan Husky, Lauri. Though I hate to admit it, at this time they were fed Nutra Nuggets 30/20. Good thing they also got Champaign Race diet as well.
by Fun dog
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 22960

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

One thing I'll say for the mushing community. When we get together we talk. We talk about races and dog care and we talk about food and of course poop. The food part of the discussion is never heated. I know of no musher that feeds a raw diet, but if they did, the more power to them. If they started...
by Fun dog
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 22960

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

I feed my hunting dogs the same as the sleddogs. Just less. Good quality dry dog food all year long. My favorite is Carabou Creek Gold. I used to feed meat, but now just use Annamaet Impact. It's easier to store and smells a whole lot better. . I also use Astaxinthin during the testing and hunting s...
by Fun dog
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iditarod Dog Breeds
Replies: 90
Views: 22960

Re: Iditarod Dog Breeds

Ok guys there is mushing and there is the Iditarod. Not always the same. An Iditarod team must have a double coat and be a northern bred dog, husky! Though not necesarily a Siberian. The dog of choice is the Alaskan Husky. Not a registered breed, but certainly no mut either. There are long pedigrees...
by Fun dog
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to do for training?
Replies: 7
Views: 2372

Re: What to do for training?

If I were you, I would get the perfect start and run my puppy through all the steps there. That would put the dog in great position to move forward at the trainers. If you can build a good foundation on the pup now the trainer will be able to build on that and not have to start at the bottom.
by Fun dog
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to expect from a trainer.
Replies: 15
Views: 3472

Re: What to expect from a trainer.

It depends on how much training you want to do in advance. I spent a lot of time with my dog and by the time I sent her to the trainer she was steady to WSF. Retrieving and pretty much doing all she needed to do, but I wanted her sharpened up. Polished. At that point I sent her to Perfection Kennel ...
by Fun dog
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Protective vest
Replies: 23
Views: 6023

Re: Protective vest

Yes, Porkies can be a huge problem even to death. Never heard of a dog dying within minutes, but the quils can migrate and eventually kill the dog. My brother lost one of his goldens to a a porky. It's one of my biggest concerns when out with our dogs and a reason that I like the dogs to wear a vest...
by Fun dog
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training help
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: training help

There's a place called Lone Pine about an hour and a half north of you, just outside of Yates center. The guy there has brittanies and also raises birds. He might be able to help.
by Fun dog
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Ptarmigan Colorado
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Re: Ptarmigan Colorado

The dogs will not be worn out! Now you, on the other hand, may be quite tired. Hunting ptarmigan is not for the faint of heart, but you should see some lovely country.
by Fun dog
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Astaxanthin
Replies: 8
Views: 2536

Re: Astaxanthin

I use it. Used it on my sleddogs for years and saw a marked decrease in the dogs picking up the different dog bugs that one normally picks up at the race track. Healthiest dogs I ever owned were those taking astaxinthin.
by Fun dog
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running Mileage for GSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6610

Re: Running Mileage for GSP

I think your Gsp will probably laugh at your schedule and ask when he can do more. Your dog will let you know if it's too much. Sounds like it's mostly free running and it's hard to overdo that.
by Fun dog
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't retrieve birds
Replies: 30
Views: 9921

Re: Won't retrieve birds

My pup was 11 months old when we shot the first bird over her. She was retrieving lots of things by then including frozen birds so we thought nothing of sending her for the retrieve. She would not pick up the bird. I happened to be at a perfection kennel clinic at the time and Jon gave me lots of su...
by Fun dog
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I quit using pigeons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5726

Re: Should I quit using pigeons?

And whatever you do, don't name them.
by Fun dog
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: its not easy
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

Re: its not easy

Yup, feed less.
by Fun dog
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Female GSP Dosent Fetch
Replies: 10
Views: 3131

Re: Female GSP Dosent Fetch

Your dog is young yet. I would limit the amount of throws to 3. No more. In your case, you may want to limit to one. Just a fun throw which will leave her wanting more.
by Fun dog
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should I quit using pigeons?
Replies: 22
Views: 5726

Re: Should I quit using pigeons?

I let my birds fly a bit before using them with the dog. Pigeons are usually pretty good fliers if given a chance to spread their wings. If they are homing let them out to fly for a few days and then try again. You might want to try one in a launcher before bringing the dog into the picture again. S...
by Fun dog
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun Dog Bob West DVD's are they worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2206

Re: Gun Dog Bob West DVD's are they worth it?

I have watched a couple of Bob Wests videos. The ones I watched were pretty simplistic. If you follow perfect start and finish that will probably be all you need. To get the most out of those I would follow up with a clinic at perfection kennel.
by Fun dog
Thu May 28, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda upt
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Re: navhda upt

As a novice handler I was not at all comfortable running the UT. But I signed up and worked like crazy. When we pulled off the coveted prize one I was more than happy that I had stepped out of my comfort zone. We only have one test a year up here, if we had more I may have been more inclined to star...
by Fun dog
Tue May 26, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda upt
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Re: navhda upt

I was going to run the UPT last year, but every person I talked with recommended skipping UPT and going straight to UT. The test isn't that different and if your dog has a stellar day and comes away with a prize 1 it counts for something. I was more concerned with my level of handling, but a clinic ...
by Fun dog
Tue May 12, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon or quail
Replies: 34
Views: 8107

Re: Pigeon or quail

I think we all prefer game birds, but game birds are not always readily available to everyone. Where I live it's a 2 hour hike up a mountain to get into game birds, if they feel like showing up that day, and to buy birds is $20. per bird. Pigeons can teach your dog a lot and save a few bucks.
by Fun dog
Mon May 04, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an old dog?
Replies: 13
Views: 3929

Re: Training an old dog?

Started my first dog at the age of 3. She's insane over birds!!
by Fun dog
Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Send my GSP away or train myself
Replies: 18
Views: 7063

Re: Send my GSP away or train myself

If you have 30 minutes a day you can train the dog yourself. The bond you develop with your dog in the process will be much greater than if you have a trainer do the work for you. That said, a good program is essential to follow. I found the perfect start/finish set to be easy to understand for a be...
by Fun dog
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: what is best energy suppliment for your dog?
Replies: 134
Views: 37526

Re: what is best energy suppliment for your dog?

Yup, just mix with water.
by Fun dog
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: what is best energy suppliment for your dog?
Replies: 134
Views: 37526

Re: what is best energy suppliment for your dog?

Glyco charge is an excellent product. It's a post exercise supplement to help the muscles regroup quicker. Great product to feed after exercise when you know you are going to have the dog out again the next day. Needs to be fed within a half hour of exercise. I'm not sure if it would help much in be...
by Fun dog
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Keep Quail Short Term
Replies: 7
Views: 2803

Re: Keep Quail Short Term

Last year I had some quail in with my pigeons. 10 x 10 pen for a couple months. They flew really well when I finally used them.
by Fun dog
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Long Marks- How to train
Replies: 51
Views: 23816

Re: Long Marks- How to train

Polmaise, I already stated I'm unwilling to pay for a launcher. There's no speculation necessary. Perhaps you don't realize how little a hand held launcher costs? They are an exceptionally good way to teach marking because: 1) By varying the loads, you can vary the distance the bumper flies. 2) You...
by Fun dog
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all. The Lord is Risen!
by Fun dog
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Beeper or GPS
Replies: 23
Views: 5257

Re: Beeper or GPS

I prefer the alpha for hunting, but once we start hiking with the dogs this summer I'll add the bell just to alert the Bears that we are coming and hopefully avoid any bruin encounters of the wron kind!
by Fun dog
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Wide Running Dog
Replies: 20
Views: 4814

Re: Wide Running Dog

Sounds like a fantastic dog. Get a gps collar and let her go.
by Fun dog
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Selective Eating, Domiance Issue? Do you pull the food dish
Replies: 11
Views: 4042

Re: Selective Eating, Domiance Issue? Do you pull the food dish

Dogs don't need breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Feed them once a day. Make sure they have all the water they want. http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/documents/ ... rmance.pdf
by Fun dog
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips to make dog stop whining...
Replies: 32
Views: 8176

Re: Tips to make dog stop whining...

There's a big difference between carrying on when the dog thinks it's going to get to work or just sitting on the couch and whining for no apperant reason as the ops dog is doing. I've had several GSP's and none have whined just to hear themselves whine so I'm not sure you can blame the breed for th...
by Fun dog
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Selective Eating, Domiance Issue? Do you pull the food dish
Replies: 11
Views: 4042

Re: Selective Eating, Domiance Issue? Do you pull the food dish

Yup, pull the food. I doubt the dog will starve itself. Dogs shouldn't be fed before exercise so listen to the dog and feed her after the run.
by Fun dog
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Swollen testicles, white lips/Vet presciption Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: Swollen Balls, White on bottom of lips/Vet Prescription Q...

Sounds like frost bite to me as well.
by Fun dog
Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you allow your dogs on the furniture?
Replies: 47
Views: 13528

Re: Do you allow your dogs on the furniture?

Only when I'm sitting on it so we can snuggle.
by Fun dog
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing hunt test questions
Replies: 43
Views: 9002

Re: pointing hunt test questions

Our club is quite small and if it weren't for the fact that a couple of dogs ran two classes we wouldn't have had much of a test.
by Fun dog
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing hunt test questions
Replies: 43
Views: 9002

Re: pointing hunt test questions

Actually I checked with Tom Maneely the AKC field Representative to make sure it was okay, before I signed up for both, and he assured me it was. Last summer lily ran both senior and master qualifying in both on the same day.
by Fun dog
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pointing hunt test questions
Replies: 43
Views: 9002

Re: pointing hunt test questions

Yes you can.