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by Sodey
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with potty training a 10 week old GSP, PLEASE!
Replies: 11
Views: 3991

Re: Help with potty training a 10 week old GSP, PLEASE!

You said you haven't scolded the pup for going inside. How is he supposed to know that's a wrong thing if you don't tell him? Right now he knows peeing outdoors is fine, and going indoors must be too since you don't seem to care. No need to go ballistic on him, but he needs to know peeing inside is...
by Sodey
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recommendation on upland chaps
Replies: 16
Views: 6192

Re: Recommendation on upland chaps

I highly recommend Orvis and Filson chaps. Orvis are my go to because they are much lighter and more flexible. They go on and off easier too, because they zip at the bottom. Filsons work great for late season warmth. Orvis are maintenance free. Filsons get a 10 minute coat of wax once a year. (I saw...
by Sodey
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: New England Tick Control
Replies: 20
Views: 8702

Re: New England Tick Control

Parastar has been working great for me. We are in a tick infested area and I did not find one single tick last year (on the dog). Plenty on myself, even with permethrin on my clothing. Parastar is fipronil based, where I think the ticks are not so resistant to it yet. Frontline was my go to, but saw...
by Sodey
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A Couple of Poor Training Days in a Row
Replies: 17
Views: 4927

Re: A Couple of Poor Training Days in a Row

Mo is right. Take a day off, and do something fun. Like a hike in the woods. Keep him obedient, but make it fun.
by Sodey
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Potty Training and Extreme Cold....
Replies: 17
Views: 5257

Re: Potty Training and Extreme Cold....

In winter months, I've always tossed them a couple feet out the door every few hours while I wait at the door. Never waited for a pup that young to tell me when it was time. You may have a filthy walk way or deck for the next few weeks, but at least he's learning where to go. Soon enough the temps w...
by Sodey
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from CT
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: New Member from CT

Welcome to the forum. I lost my last dog to bone cancer too. That was a rough one. Glad you are back on the horse with a new project. Training a pup is a lot of work, but it really is fun and rewarding. This is a great place to come for info (and entertainment). I wish you the best with your pup.
by Sodey
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much does training cost?
Replies: 21
Views: 10121

Re: How much does training cost?

I was in a similar situation. Don't worry too much about the dogs age. You have plenty of time to teach. Especially with a good trainer. I would start by listing your location and posting a trainer request for your area. I'm sure someone on here knows of a good trainer in your area (or is one).
by Sodey
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chewing up the dog bed
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

Re: Chewing up the dog bed

My dog has destroyed any bed, towel, blanket, etc that I've ever offered him. As for now, he gets nothing. Sleeps on the plastic liner and really doesn't seem to mind. I've been looking at kuranda beds as of lately. The trainer I'm working with has one in each kennel run, and he swears by them. I'm ...
by Sodey
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Breeders
Replies: 98
Views: 23600

Re: GSP Breeders

Sorry to bring this post back to the original topic. I know nothing of Crystal Kennels. What I can say, is that Sharp Shooters and Thunderheads produce fabulous dogs. I currently have a Thunderhead dog and I'm waiting for my first Sharp Shooters dog. I've been around many dogs from both lines and I ...
by Sodey
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer
Replies: 30
Views: 10443

Re: Tragic Fire at Almost Heaven GSPS - Bruce Shaffer

I can't imagine the pain. My heart goes out to all that are involved.
by Sodey
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: i need two great recipes
Replies: 9
Views: 6443

Re: i need two great recipes

I will second Nike's marinade for goose. I follow a similar marinade. I cube the breasts, marinate over night, then I wrap them in a small strip of bacon and grill. Even people who don't care for wild game, love it. The pheasant will be good prepared any way you'd cook chicken. I often use it in wil...
by Sodey
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: grouse reports
Replies: 43
Views: 16261

Re: grouse reports

Walked for five hours yesterday. Pointed one, jumped four, shot at two, got one. Didn't see or hear a single WC where we usually expect to. They were really jumpy. Maybe there is more pressure this year, though we didn't see any other hunters. I think I'll head north further next week. Maybe into WI...
by Sodey
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lazy eye?
Replies: 6
Views: 2455

Re: Lazy eye?

My GSP had a very similar look to him when he was young. My vet said that it somewhat common in pups and most outgrow it. Mine is nine months now and it seems to have subsided, but there are still times that I notice it (usually when he is too tired). Nobody else seems to see it when I point it out ...
by Sodey
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: $120 plus parts to replace a headlight bulb
Replies: 22
Views: 8234

Re: $120 plus parts to replace a headlight bulb

Those are a bit of a pain but i think it'll be easier than you think. You don't have to remove the tire. Take the few screws or push pins loose to pull the inner fender liner back. There are two vertical screws at the corner of the bumper fascia. Remove those and give the corner of the fascia a quic...
by Sodey
Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: $120 plus parts to replace a headlight bulb
Replies: 22
Views: 8234

Re: $120 plus parts to replace a headlight bulb

I'm in the automotive industry. This is becoming more and more common. It's just as frustrating for us on the service end to have to tell our customers how much it costs. Makes us look like the bad guys, when it's really those fine engineers and designers that never have to touch a vehicle for servi...
by Sodey
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 377443

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Boone training on pigeons at 7 months. Keeping an ear open for other birds, I guess.
by Sodey
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Pistol for bears?
Replies: 53
Views: 24090

Re: Pistol for bears?

This has been said but I wanted to reiterate it. Carry your .40 with FMJ rounds. Defense rounds won't work on a bear. The chance that you'll need it is slim but I'd rather be safe than sorry. No need to buy a new gun soley for that purpose. Fill that magazine. It'll do the job.
by Sodey
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: grouse reports
Replies: 43
Views: 16261

Re: grouse reports

Doop, where in MN were you hunting?
by Sodey
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Woodcock
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Woodcock

Yes! I'm in Stillwater and my 13wk old GSP is getting some great exposure right in my back yard. We jumped four of them over the weekend. Been hearing that distinct call every day too. I don't know enough about them to draw any conclusions but I certainly didn't expect them around here.
by Sodey
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pigeon planting-- my dumb Q of the day
Replies: 16
Views: 3106

Re: pigeon planting-- my dumb Q of the day

Just like bowhunting said. Tuck the head under the wing and hold firmly. Only thing I'd add is that you will notice a change in the way the bird is breathing. In my experience, they will fly off prematurely if you don't wait for that.
by Sodey
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Birds??
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Re: Birds??

Do you have any local game farms or hunt clubs? I buy mine at a local game farm for $5ea.
by Sodey
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Torn ACL
Replies: 9
Views: 3804

Re: Torn ACL

I have experience with both. The TPLO was done to correct the extracapsular that didn't work. If you want your dog to be able to run again, the TPLO is a must. Because it has been a month, arthritis is going to be inevitable. Also, I caution you to be very diligent with your rehab. Many dogs learn t...