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by buckeyebowman
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy and thunder??
Replies: 18
Views: 2758

Re: Puppy and thunder??

My buddy's main hunter, a GSP bitch, will turn inside out during a bad T-storm or a fireworks show. Gunshots? She loves them! They mean birds in the air! In fact, when we're out hunting, and a fusillade erupts from another party, we have to watch to make sure she tends strictly to our business and n...
by buckeyebowman
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interesting Contract
Replies: 28
Views: 5571

Re: Interesting Contract

That's what happens when you buy something from the land of fruits and nuts. You kind of read my mind. I wondered if doing business in the "bizarro world" had anything to do with all the convoluted nonsense! And wenaha, don't you be bashing on Goldens now! My buddy had a bunch of Golden Retrievers ...
by buckeyebowman
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointers With a Flushing Instinct
Replies: 49
Views: 17704

Re: Pointers With a Flushing Instinct

It doesn't take much to turn a staunch pointing dog into a flusher - just shoot any and all bumped birds... done. Fact is, it takes some work and discipline to keep a dog staunch if you hunt them much. I think the man is right on. In fact to make a flusher of a pointing dog on purpose, just put out...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My pup makes dogs attack her
Replies: 29
Views: 6620

Re: My pup makes dogs attack her

I think it will pass as she gets older. All my dogs see a ton of other dogs and all of them got beat up as pups. Dogs don't mess with the older 2 anymore. The setter still gets beat up by Boston terriers, but it is becoming less frequent lol. I have noticed a lot of young dogs get beat up by older ...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Poison ivy from dog fur?
Replies: 12
Views: 2272

Re: Poison ivy from dog fur?

Yes. It is the oil of the plant that causes the reaction, and it can be transferred from most anything, shoes, tools, dogs, etc. Anything that touches it and then someone. There have been a lot of advancement in OTC treatments. Ivy Block is a pre-exposure lotion. Ivy Wash helps remove the oil befor...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: english springer spaniel/german shorthaired pointer mix?
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

Re: english springer spaniel/german shorthaired pointer mix?

It's a mutt................I hope you didn't pay much. . Nothing wrong with a mutt some of the best all around dogs are mutts. Most dogs point occasionally, the pause before the point, but pointing springers are discourage as much as springing pointers. Cj Great point! No pun intended. Some of the ...
by buckeyebowman
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-Collar Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 6769

Re: E-Collar Problems

A little update on today's training. I turned the e-collar down to 6 and used the check chord. "Here" was doing well. Walking zig zags through the field. However, when the work was done and I was getting ready to leave he found a plastic bottle and he was gone his e-collar was off and the check cho...
by buckeyebowman
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is it Possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 4136

Re: Is it Possible?

It's a great big, scary world out there, and you are the leader of her "pack". Nothing at all unusual here. Time, time and more time. Patience, patience, and more patience. And plenty of love. When I got my first Springer I started taking it out to the field right away. Not training, just to take a ...
by buckeyebowman
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever have problems with snakes?
Replies: 23
Views: 4903

Re: Anyone ever have problems with snakes?

When I got my first Springer pup I took him to yet another friend's house to show him off and have him meet new people and see new things, part of the socialization process. He suggested we go for a walk. It was a warm mid-spring day. As we're walking though the woods I notice the pup dancing around...
by buckeyebowman
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PYTHONS IN THE U.S.A.
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

Re: PYTHONS IN THE U.S.A.

I saw a news story several years ago from Florida. Seems this guy had a problem with raccoons getting into his garbage and scattering it all over. No danger, just a pain the butt. Then he had to crawl under his house (on short stilts in a low area) to do some work, and found that he had another prob...
by buckeyebowman
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Bald eagle - swimming?
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

Re: Bald eagle - swimming?

As many times as I have watched eagles over the years, I have never seen that. That shows a bird that reasoned the best way to get its dinner to shore. Pretty darn cool. I once saw an eagle on the Kennebec Chasing flying duck. the Eagle would gain altitude then dive to catch up to the duck. The duc...
by buckeyebowman
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: can a gsp duck hunt
Replies: 31
Views: 9026

Re: can a gsp duck hunt

Definitely but keep in mind that any dog should be conditioned/acclimated to the environment they are going to be hunted in. Spending 3 hours in the field in Florida is a lot different than 3 hours in a duck blind in Michigan. Very true! further that, and its GROSSLY different from a cold november ...
by buckeyebowman
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun now? Or wait?
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Re: Gun now? Or wait?

I know i have started many topics on this, but i am getting mixed signals because everyone has their opinion. Should i keep shooting around banks every day a few times even if he is a little uncomfertable? Or wait a month or two and re introduce the gun with a bird at a longer distance? Or wait ano...
by buckeyebowman
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: english springer spaniel/german shorthaired pointer mix?
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

Re: english springer spaniel/german shorthaired pointer mix?

This is interesting. My very first bird dog was a Springer. On occasion I'd just take him out for "walks" in the environment where we'd be hunting come fall. Just after I got him, I'm thinking at 14-15 weeks old, we're walking through an overgrown apple grove when I notice him locked up in a classic...
by buckeyebowman
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeons fighting.
Replies: 21
Views: 3779

Re: pigeons fighting.

When one male isn't available , there's always the next one to take its place. :wink: I was thinking the same thing! If the birds are fighting or "kissing", I figure it must be mating season! If you've ever had any experience with a flock of chickens and looked at them closely, you'll notice that q...
by buckeyebowman
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "is it possible to get muscle back that has been lost?"
Replies: 9
Views: 2182

Re: "is it possible to get muscle back that has been lost?"

Wow, that's tough, man! I sincerely hope you can save the leg, but if you can't at least there's an option that allows you to save the dog's life. I've seen quite a few 3 legged dogs, cats, deer, and other critters in my day and, funny thing, they don't seem to consider themselves handicapped in any...
by buckeyebowman
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 5 month GSP busting birds/ poor field manors
Replies: 17
Views: 4233

Re: 5 month GSP busting birds/ poor field manors

As the last 3 poster said, don't sweat it too much just yet. You can't really expect a 5 month old pup to perform like a finished dog. Above all, don't get in a hurry, get frustrated and blow up at the dog. Plenty of time. Just keep working at it. Slow and steady wins the race.
by buckeyebowman
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Tips
Replies: 18
Views: 3661

Re: Puppy Tips

Some very good tips above. I wouldn't worry too much about him not liking the cold right now. He's just a little pup. My buddy's GSP's have no problems with cold and snow because they know that it means birds! For right now just train the dog in expected household behavior, and, as RoostersMom said,...
by buckeyebowman
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First day in the field.
Replies: 9
Views: 2382

Re: First day in the field.

I would lose the CC,walk slowly to where-ever you want, keep your mouth shut, and let the pup do whatever he wants. The reason he isn't getting out from under your feet now is he is interested in all of the new things in his world and there is no need to find anything yet. I will bet every time you...
by buckeyebowman
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dummy training
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: dummy training

There's an outfit that sells training dummies that have a hard head attached to the body by a short length of cord. They are made to look like an actual bird, not just a "bumper". Their ads state that the dog will "self train" not to shake the dummy since the dog will end up clouting itself with tha...
by buckeyebowman
Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can/should prisoner breeding Homers be taught to recall?
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: Can/should prisoner breeding Homers be taught to recall?

Ruffshooter wrote:You can tell my ignorance to Homing pigeons. I thought No way should prisoners be allowed to use homing pigeons. :oops:
No doubt you were thinking along the same lines that I was! Bird man of Alcatraz, anyone? :lol:
by buckeyebowman
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Conformation
Replies: 79
Views: 16801

Re: Conformation

Well, proper conformation, or even outstanding conformation is one thing, but how does the dog hunt? It probably doesn't need to be said, but I am not a field trialer! I am interested in dogs that hunt birds. My buddy had a litter of GSP pups, and his friend bought the prime male out of that litter....
by buckeyebowman
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dr Tim's Dog Foods
Replies: 176
Views: 38181

Re: Dr Tim's Dog Foods

I am not sure what you were saying but we found that the long type muscle use the fat and the twitch type that are used for quick movements need the carbs. For our hard charging type hunting dogs it is imperative to keep the carb levels quite high to allow for the quick turns and stops associated w...
by buckeyebowman
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Dilema
Replies: 40
Views: 5521

Re: My Dilema

The price of a puppy is just a drop in the bucket COMPARED to what you will spend on the dog over it's 12+ years of life. Food, vet bills, dog training equipment, road trips to hunt, etc. will end up amounting to a lot of money---the pup is the cheapest part of the deal. You need patience to train ...
by buckeyebowman
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Upland Pants?
Replies: 20
Views: 6068

Re: Upland Pants?

My buddy bought a pair of chaps out of the Pheasants Forever mag for this past bird season. The brand name on them was Browning, but I have no real idea who actually made them. They were reasonably priced, seemed to be well made, did the job, and seemed no worse for wear after the season. Looks like...
by buckeyebowman
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Focus!
Replies: 19
Views: 4337

Re: Focus!

So you want Focus out of a 3 month old pup? Aint gonna happen.Enjoy the pup.Socialise your pup.Play hide and seek with your pup.Bond with your pup.You have lots of time ahead to train your pup.Patience is a virtue. I agree. Other than proper household behavior training and socialization all I'd do ...
by buckeyebowman
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Advice on the "Bucket List" trip
Replies: 20
Views: 6654

Re: Advice on the "Bucket List" trip

Wife and I are planning a multi-state, four week upland hunt for the 2014 season (may be early but want to start checking availability ). Would leave north Texas and head to Montana, then to North & South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and back to Texas. Any suggestions on specific locations, guides/outf...
by buckeyebowman
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you secure your dog crate to your Truck/SUV
Replies: 13
Views: 3716

Re: How do you secure your dog crate to your Truck/SUV

jwnissen wrote:
ACooper wrote:Ratchet straps is what I use.
+1 I use 2 ratchet straps, one to suck it down to the bed and the other one to suck it into the cab.
This is a lot like my buddy's system, but he uses 2 on the top and 1 across the front.
by buckeyebowman
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: trouble with a gsp
Replies: 27
Views: 16637

Re: trouble with a gsp

I'd try maybe going the field parking the truck and taking a book. Sit in a chair or on the tailgate and ignore the dog (or seem to). Let them get bold qnd start looking around and sniffing. Often the dog will open up a bit if they think you are not watching. Plant 1 or two quail around then pretty...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Springer Puppy: When to start working on distance?
Replies: 6
Views: 2225

Re: Springer Puppy: When to start working on distance?

You have a flushing dog that needs to quarter back and forth in front of you. I'd take the dog to a low cover(1 foot high grass) open field and change directions alot trying to get him to quarter in front of you. Once he starts going back and forth it usually keeps them closer to you as they work b...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Longer Days
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: Longer Days

Day's get longer? You pick up an hour on one side and lose an hour on the other. I usually forget to change clocks till someone suggest's I change them rather than being late all the time. Retired and just don't care! :mrgreen: Technically, the days have been getting longer since Dec. 22nd. All tha...
by buckeyebowman
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: trouble with a gsp
Replies: 27
Views: 16637

Re: trouble with a gsp

I was pm'd over this dog & from what I'm hearing now I don't believe this dog has been socialised beyond that one training field.The dog is uncomfortable any where else he goes. The breeder has offered to replace the dog with a new pup but wants the op to pay for the training when he has already pa...
by buckeyebowman
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: If you buy a pup what do you get with pup?
Replies: 22
Views: 4292

Re: If you buy a pup what do you get with pup?

Sharon, I am unclear about why you quoted me as i read your response. However, this quote alone The shock collar is a logical invention from a Human perspective but a dog does not understand this system at all (no matter what they say in the United States of Gadget sand toys-rather follow the five ...
by buckeyebowman
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: I have to ask about the e-Collar
Replies: 30
Views: 4914

Re: I have to ask about the e-Collar

http://gundogforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=112&t=41268 Check this out before you get your collar. I don't like the basic because they are not rechargeable and a half mile range can screw you one day. Just sayin. ???.......... The receiver is re chargeable and the battery in the transmitter I've c...
by buckeyebowman
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Submissive behavior???
Replies: 25
Views: 4348

Re: Submissive behavior???

I have found better results in responding to what the dog actually does, and shape the proper behavior. I will leave the pack animal mentality analysis to the psychologists. I don't really care why a dog does or doesn't do something, just how to get the desired action. He can be dominate, submissiv...
by buckeyebowman
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: auto, pump, or break
Replies: 33
Views: 12657

Re: auto, pump, or break

Picked up a Rem 870 12ga.. thanks so much for all the input guys.. going to use this for the remainder of this season then put some pennys away and possibley upgrade next season Wow! You read my mind! If you're on a budget, and looking for a good, reliable shotgun you can't beat the 870! Or a Mossb...
by buckeyebowman
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?
Replies: 104
Views: 25654

Re: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?

Buckeyebowman, I agree, watching yours or a friend's dog on point is one of those specail moments we all want to savore, no matter how old we are or how many times it has happened. As all can tell circling a bird is a special and unusual talent dog's pick up. Non of mine have ever develped the tale...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Buying Meat on Craig's List
Replies: 18
Views: 4143

Re: Buying Meat on Craig's List

I would take a guess and say that it's probably the same people who drive around selling meat out of trucks. As for the venison goes it's usually something like Axis Deer which isn't a "game" animal and as a side benefit, tastes better than whitetail. Every late Spring/early Summer we get the guys ...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Flushing Or Pointing Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 3019

Re: Flushing Or Pointing Dog

My first bird dog was a Springer Spaniel, a flushing breed, and yes, you'd better have your track shoes on when he hit a hot track! To my mind, there's nothing prettier than seeing a pointer just locked down solid on a bird! Eye candy!
by buckeyebowman
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Duct Tape Concept....a meandering thought
Replies: 22
Views: 3284

Re: The Duct Tape Concept....a meandering thought

I understand Smith's method and will not argue it's success. Still, there is more than one way to train. I do believe in introducing vocal commands early and in clearly effective ways. I do believe that voice, properly used, can be used extremely effectively for both correction and praise. The prob...
by buckeyebowman
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?
Replies: 104
Views: 25654

Re: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?

trekmoor, It is interesting the replies to the intial question of how to train a dog to circle. In fact I have seen Brittany's, Lewellyn's and GSHP's circle more than any other breed. Not that this mean anything other than that has been my experience. I am sure theer are others, but those that we h...
by buckeyebowman
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What is ideal, One dog or two in the Coverts?
Replies: 41
Views: 6688

Re: What is ideal, One dog or two in the Coverts?

Very interesting thread! I love grouse, but I haven't seen one around here (NE OHIO) in a long, long time! Of course, the same can be said for quail and pheasant. We know what happened to the quail. The winters of '77 and '78 finished them off around here. Pheasant, who knows? Turkeys seem to be the...
by buckeyebowman
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Attention Span of a Puppy
Replies: 18
Views: 2748

Re: Attention Span of a Puppy

Buckeye What kind of double have you got? English stock Verona by any chance? Oh, wow! How I wish that was my gun! :mrgreen: That gun belongs to a friend of mine and the pic was taken opening day of pheasant season at our club. At least the pheasant was mine! :lol: It's a Remington 1894, D grade, I...
by buckeyebowman
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Attention Span of a Puppy
Replies: 18
Views: 2748

Re: Attention Span of a Puppy

Play, socialization, and learning, with learning through play and socialization being the best of all possible worlds. I think you and I may be much closer in our approach than our writing styles indicate. I never really thought about the way I communicate with the written word before. I can see so...
by buckeyebowman
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where there were birds
Replies: 34
Views: 5880

Re: Where there were birds

I can only speak for where I live, NE Ohio. Back in the day, and I'm talking 30+ years ago. we'd hunt rabbit, pheasant, and quail in lots of places. It's easy to figure out what happened to the quail, the Winters of '77 and '78! Below zero temps, hip deep snow and blizzards both years. From '79 on t...
by buckeyebowman
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Attention Span of a Puppy
Replies: 18
Views: 2748

Re: Attention Span of a Puppy

What, in your opinion, does puppyhood entail? Play, socialization, and learning, with learning through play and socialization being the best of all possible worlds. All young mammals play to some extent, and the "smarter" the mammal the more complex the play activity will be. When fox, coyote, wolf...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: no no in training
Replies: 17
Views: 3183

Re: no no in training

The biggest "no no" in training is to do no training at all. I can't tell you how many people I know that get their dog out 2 days before the opener for "a run" and then can't understand why the dog is uncontrollable when they are hunting .:| A close second would be improper introduction to gunfire...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Punishment Methodologies
Replies: 27
Views: 3615

Re: Punishment Methodologies

IMO, the only time a dog needs "punishment" is if it PURPOSLY disobeys you. . BAZINGA!! If you're paying attention you can tell when your dog says, basically, "F you, I'm going to do what I want do to do!" That's when it needs to get blasted! This doesn't mean that I think you should be stoning you...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Handling a big runner
Replies: 20
Views: 4803

Re: Handling a big runner

drop some pigeons for him, make him believe (at first anyway) that birds are found in conjunction with you. Does he get lost? or does he always pop up looking for you? This is a great point, as is the one previous to this. Does the dog become, as Trekmoor would put it, a "self employed hunter", or ...
by buckeyebowman
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pup Eating Stools
Replies: 12
Views: 2218

Re: Pup Eating Stools

My Vet told me that if I could come up with a solution to the stool eating I would be a millionaire. Frozen turds seem to be the most enticing. Rather than feeding them their food, pickup some frozen turds and put them in the bowl. I look at it like this, if you want to eat skat have at it, have al...