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by 41magsnub
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Gagging days after eating grass
Replies: 7
Views: 2696

Re: Gagging days after eating grass

A pleasure as always ezzy. You are a negative influence on this board, you are rude, and combative for the sake of what? Boredom? Senile dementia? Since you seem to be in charge and this is the direction things are going... see ya. Have fun in your ghost town of a community. You really should at a m...
by 41magsnub
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GoPro Dog Harness
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: GoPro Dog Harness

How stable is the video? I looked at dog harnesses and ultimately went the Garmin Virb harness route because it looked like it would do a better job of not letting the camera flop around.
by 41magsnub
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Gagging days after eating grass
Replies: 7
Views: 2696

Gagging days after eating grass

I think it is possible my dog has cheat grass stuck in her throat. Last weekend on a hike she went crazy on eating grass and later barfed up a huge amount of it. There is some cheatgrass in the area. Ever since she will randomly gag for a few seconds and try to cough something up but doesn't produce...
by 41magsnub
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)
Replies: 46
Views: 11176

Re: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)

I don't know about you, but when I hunt I dispatch what I kill fast to minimize its suffering. I don't stand around videotaping it. Just more proof that there is a difference between hunters and killers. Other than the part where he video taped it in bad taste, what was the guy supposed to do once ...
by 41magsnub
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 dog E-collar systems
Replies: 24
Views: 6986

Re: 2 dog E-collar systems

Ignoring the training aspect of this for a second where I agree with everybody saying it is a bad idea to use as described...

A Garmin Alpha will do what you are asking for (for a lot of $$$).
by 41magsnub
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running dog's
Replies: 31
Views: 8909

Re: Running dog's

Anybody clock their dogs at full tilt on a GPS? I clocked my GWP at 33 MPH, but it was using the speedometer on a side by side so it is a little suspect.
by 41magsnub
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Food Study
Replies: 80
Views: 13624

Re: Dog Food Study

Hmm, I've never even heard of any of the brands they like, much less individual formulas.
by 41magsnub
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's everyone's idealistic dog?
Replies: 38
Views: 9733

Re: What's everyone's idealistic dog?

Very close to what my GWP is. Leggy 50-60lb female with good endurance Low maintenance coat Intelligent, but not smarter than I am! Close to medium range working Sunny disposition and friendly to everybody and everything, no need for the dog to be a guard or watch dog Quiet - not yappy or feel the n...
by 41magsnub
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's everyone's idealistic dog?
Replies: 38
Views: 9733

Re: What's everyone's idealistic dog?

whoops - double tap
by 41magsnub
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: why clip toenails?
Replies: 13
Views: 4329

Re: why clip toenails?

To pick where to clip on my opaque black nailed GWP, I just clip them at the point they start to hook downwards. It keeps them fairly sharp for traction on a hill, but no contact with the ground on a flat surface. I'm jinxing myself, but doing that method I have never drawn blood.
by 41magsnub
Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)
Replies: 46
Views: 11176

Re: Anyone ever experienced this on a hunt? (GSP kills Coyote)

Never. I've had to call a dog off a baby antelope before.

With my current GWP, she is probably the least sharp dog in the world. She'd want to play with the coyote.
by 41magsnub
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blue Picardy Spaniel
Replies: 32
Views: 9896

Re: Blue Picardy Spaniel

Never heard of them. Pretty dogs though!
by 41magsnub
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: why clip toenails?
Replies: 13
Views: 4329

Re: why clip toenails?

My dog doesn't run much on pavement, it is all lawns and a state park that is nearly a lawn as much grass as it has. I trim her nails every 3 weeks or so. If I don't they get excessively long.

She hates it but is a trooper, holds out her paw and looks away :lol:
by 41magsnub
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thunder and the garbage truck
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

Re: Thunder and the garbage truck

This month is going to be fun, some neighbor has already started way early with the fireworks which, predictably, Maddie does not care for.
by 41magsnub
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Montana Partrige Tresspass hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Montana Partrige Tresspass hunting

Tip - call them huns up here! Nobody knows what a partridge is.

No leads though, my spots aren't sharable.
by 41magsnub
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training Vizsla pup, questions re: pedigree
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: Training Vizsla pup, questions re: pedigree

concilion wrote:Make sure your trainer has experience with vizslas. The sooner you get that pup on birds the better. Not sure why your trainer wants to wait until 7/8 months.
Probably because he is already booked up for the summer tuning up his existing client's dogs before bird season!
by 41magsnub
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Virb Elite, Dog Harness, and TT15
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Garmin Virb Elite, Dog Harness, and TT15

It is rated for 1 meter for up to 30 minutes purely for accidental exposure. Huh, I thought it was more... You are correct. I see a dive case in my future.

The virb is IPX7 rated:

http://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/waterrating
by 41magsnub
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thunder and the garbage truck
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

Re: Thunder and the garbage truck

Now that we have the thundershirt the weather has been nice!

I had her wear it all night last night, didn't bother her at all.
by 41magsnub
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Virb Elite, Dog Harness, and TT15
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Garmin Virb Elite, Dog Harness, and TT15

One additional issue I found last night is the virb remote feature on the Alpha has limited range. Once the dog got past a about a hundred yards (and there was some heavy cover between us), the virb remote app went to disconnected. It automatically reconnected when the dog got closer. The collar was...
by 41magsnub
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Virb Elite, Dog Harness, and TT15
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Garmin Virb Elite, Dog Harness, and TT15

Here is another video we did last night. If I want to video retriever work, the camera needs to be on the top instead of the side. Got some interesting underwater video though! The harness is rolling to the side more than there is adjustment in the camera mount. https://vimeo.com/129738320 Edit - th...
by 41magsnub
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Virb Elite, Dog Harness, and TT15
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Garmin Virb Elite, Dog Harness, and TT15

Bought a Virb Elite action camera which showed up today. I really want to get some dog's eye view videos. Took it out and played a little fetch with Maddie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVx2GQqLhMM Note - be sure to hit the little gear/sprocket button and change the quality to 1080P It works grea...
by 41magsnub
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thunder and the garbage truck
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

Re: Thunder and the garbage truck

This escalated last night. We had a heavy rainstorm but no thunder or lightning, Maddie jumped on the bed again and was trembling. Before I could get her off the bed she peed. This isn't a house breaking issue, she hasn't peed indoors since she was a tiny puppy. I think she had to go and was scared ...
by 41magsnub
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Hat
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: New Hat

I believe the dog is muttering "the crap I put up with, when will he give me the treat he promised?"
by 41magsnub
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thunder and the garbage truck
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

Re: Thunder and the garbage truck

Thanks, she's pretty pathetic when she is like that. It's hard not to comfort her, she's demanding it!

If it stays just like it is now, I feel bad for her and it is not an emergency. What I worry about is it getting worse over time and really turns into a problem.

I'm going to try the thundershirt
by 41magsnub
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thunder and the garbage truck
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

Re: Thunder and the garbage truck

I've looked at the thundershirts. I'm skeptical... might be worth $40 to try though.

One place recommends anti-anxiety meds, that would be a last resort.
by 41magsnub
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thunder and the garbage truck
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

Re: Thunder and the garbage truck

Maddie is 3 years old now.
by 41magsnub
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thunder and the garbage truck
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

Thunder and the garbage truck

Are terrorizing my GWP. It's a fairly recent development, maybe in the last 3 months or so. Okay, that's a bit strong. Maddie the 3yo GWP is afraid of loud noises outside the house. She's not the tiniest bit gun shy, but thunder and big trucks are scaring her. It's not complete terror, but if I am h...
by 41magsnub
Fri May 29, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27154

Re: hunting poodle

The last breeder I worked with included a limited registration with the dog, for $100 more they would provide a full registration. Still galls a bit, but is a lot better than a flat "no". I only got the limited, then didn't even follow up on that since I spayed the dog and don't test or trial. As I...
by 41magsnub
Mon May 18, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting vests or Jackets with hydration
Replies: 11
Views: 3855

Re: Hunting vests or Jackets with hydration

I use the ll bean technical vest pack: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/78256?page=technical-upland-vest-pack . I re-routed the hydration tube out the bottom for the dog. Yes, it wastes a little water but is super convenient. There is a loop on the back of the shell box pockets that contains the tube ...
by 41magsnub
Mon May 04, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me
Replies: 36
Views: 16753

Re: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me

You are confusing me with the OP. The pic was a confused GSP I posted in response to your still very confusing "why are you posting here" comment. Then perhaps you should respond to the OP'S post/issue ,rather than what has become the norm these day's where some 'Jump on' others comments rather tha...
by 41magsnub
Fri May 01, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me
Replies: 36
Views: 16753

Re: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me

Usually a conditioned sit sorts it out :mrgreen: The pup is only 9 weeks old. Scruff and pin has always worked for us, and it only takes once or twice depending how boneheaded the pup is. The OP obtained the pup at 9 weeks old :wink: The latest picture would suggest it's a bit older :roll: (unless ...
by 41magsnub
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me
Replies: 36
Views: 16753

Re: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me

My favorite was the tyrannosaurus. While stopping the dog from jumping up, one thing I tried was grabbing her front paws and holding them tightly. That turned into a game where she would tuck her front arms in and try to bite my hands. Turning away and the old fashioned knee to the chest fixed that ...
by 41magsnub
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me
Replies: 36
Views: 16753

Re: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me

Any insight would be greatly appreciated as this whole "attack" thing is new to us. Thanks everyone! Hmmm? Are you sure that a ''Gun dog Training forum'' is the best source of information for your situation based on the fact that you have a gun dog breed rather than an Issue with a dog that happens...
by 41magsnub
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When is it safe to take puppy into woods
Replies: 11
Views: 4271

Re: When is it safe to take puppy into woods

As others have said... no way. Get the dog out there. My GWP at 10 weeks was out fishing with me exploring the water and chasing anything that moved. At 3 months we were off leash hiking and she was learning birds and gun conditioning. At 4 months she went hunting the first time.
by 41magsnub
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: shaking with excitement
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

Re: shaking with excitement

I missed the barking and whining part... yeah, that needs to get stopped!
by 41magsnub
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: shaking with excitement
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

Re: shaking with excitement

Totally normal. At 3 years old my GWP still quivers. If she scents a bird she is steady, very intense but not shaking, if she can see the bird she shakes like a leaf.
by 41magsnub
Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27154

Re: hunting poodle

Yeah, my aunt bought a labradoodle a couple of years ago. Paid over $2000 for it. Perfectly nice dog, high maintenance coat though. Does shed some, but nowhere near the level of a lab. I'm not going to tell her she shouldn't have done that after the fact. The dog has a lot of prey drive and is very ...
by 41magsnub
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what breed has the best network in your opinion?
Replies: 35
Views: 14651

Re: what breed has the best network in your opinion?

I'd agree with it being regional. Around here, those of us with any kind of pointing/v-dog have to band together because there are not enough folks with one particular breed or another to do anything worthwhile.

However, there are several lab focused training groups close by.
by 41magsnub
Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proper response
Replies: 31
Views: 9175

Re: Proper response

I learned my lesson about the local official dog park. It is right next to the university and it seems the trendy thing is to have a poorly trained german shepard or boxer that plays way too rough. My GWP's favorite game is to be chased by other dogs because she knows she's faster than most of them...
by 41magsnub
Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proper response
Replies: 31
Views: 9175

Re: Proper response

I learned my lesson about the local official dog park. It is right next to the university and it seems the trendy thing is to have a poorly trained german shepard or boxer that plays way too rough. My GWP's favorite game is to be chased by other dogs because she knows she's faster than most of them,...
by 41magsnub
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proper response
Replies: 31
Views: 9175

Re: Proper response

Yep - One of the best things that happened to my dog in the realm of socialization was her first time out hunting at 4 months. She was honoring points like a champ and not gunshy so we let her run with the big dogs. She could only barely keep up with the adults so she wasn't the first dog to any bir...
by 41magsnub
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proper response
Replies: 31
Views: 9175

Re: Proper response

I value my dogs, they are never off lead except when hunting. Had you done the same there would have been no threat, it only takes seconds for a tragedy. But then I am still trying to understand this whole socialization think. Don't do dog parks, go in the back door at the vet's, rarely hunt with o...
by 41magsnub
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rattlesnake Vaccine???
Replies: 30
Views: 11635

Re: Rattlesnake Vaccine???

How are those false analogies? Sure, some idiot somewhere probably thinks it does more than it does. That's their problem. I'll even allow for the possibility it is totally ineffective. But, nobody I've ever talked to does anything different because the dog is vaccinated or not. We don't hunt when/...
by 41magsnub
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rattlesnake Vaccine???
Replies: 30
Views: 11635

Re: Rattlesnake Vaccine???

How are those false analogies? Sure, some idiot somewhere probably thinks it does more than it does. That's their problem. I'll even allow for the possibility it is totally ineffective. But, nobody I've ever talked to does anything different because the dog is vaccinated or not. We don't hunt when/w...
by 41magsnub
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rattlesnake Vaccine???
Replies: 30
Views: 11635

Re: Rattlesnake Vaccine???

In other news: Seat belts and airbags make people drive recklessly. Modern healthcare makes people ignore their health. There is no common sense in this. You can believe the vaccine doesn't do anything, that is a valid reason not to use it. But, the argument that folks will do risky things because o...
by 41magsnub
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rattlesnake Vaccine???
Replies: 30
Views: 11635

Re: Rattlesnake Vaccine???

I see reasons not to. If the "vaccine" is not effective (and the jury seems out on this question) and one proceeds under a feeling of false confidence that a dog is protected (when it is not) then people may take risks they might otherwise take. Speaking for myself, one of the attractive features o...
by 41magsnub
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rattlesnake Vaccine???
Replies: 30
Views: 11635

Re: Rattlesnake Vaccine???

Here is what the highly respected UC Davis Veterinary School has to say (emphasis mine): http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/whatsnew/article.cfm?id=1883 Antivenin and other types of supportive care are still recommended in vaccinated dogs as there is no significant difference in the course of therapy if...
by 41magsnub
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27154

Re: hunting poodle

The last breeder I worked with included a limited registration with the dog, for $100 more they would provide a full registration. Still galls a bit, but is a lot better than a flat "no". I only got the limited, then didn't even follow up on that since I spayed the dog and don't test or trial.
by 41magsnub
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rattlesnake Vaccine???
Replies: 30
Views: 11635

Re: Rattlesnake Vaccine???

I'm lucky in that one of my hunting buddies is a semi-retired vet who was part of the original team that developed the vaccine. He does enough professional development to be active and still write prescriptions, but does not have a practice. He has a stuffed rattlesnake with a couple of vials of it ...
by 41magsnub
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Things I have learned in the last month of pup being home
Replies: 16
Views: 3386

Re: Things I have learned in the last month of pup being home

Don't forget shoelaces. You will not own a pair of shoes that still have the normal taped up ends. Those are too much fun to attack as you walk around.