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by shocker35
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Would you recommend
Replies: 13
Views: 3251

Would you recommend

Good afternoon everyone. I have been contemplating getting an e collar for my Brittany. Now I am a first time trainer and have no experience using one and quite frankly I am very apprehensive and afraid I may mess up more than be productive with it. Would you recommend a first timer using an e-collar?
by shocker35
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pointing
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

Re: pointing

I went bird hunting with a buddy and came home with a few when she was like 8 weeks old.
by shocker35
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pointing
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

Re: pointing

i found out I can have a pigeon coop but wont that interfere and mess things up if I have to have the coop in the same yard as the dog?
by shocker35
Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pointing
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

Re: pointing

Just for reference, my lot is about 70 feet by 100 feet and my neighbors called the town on me when I left privacy fencing out over night to dry on the side of my house.
by shocker35
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pointing
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

Re: pointing

Thank you for the responses thus far. I have a bird launcher on order and just bought all the supplies to build a pigeon trap this past weekend so that'll be a project to build this week. I doubt my neighbors would appreciate me keeping pigeons in a pen but I live relatively close enough to areas th...
by shocker35
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: pointing
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

pointing

I have a Brittany pup that is 16 weeks old on Wed. She is my first bird dog so this is my first go at training. When she was younger I was doing the wing on a stick thing and she kind of pointed but it was for maybe a second then went to grab the wing. I read that this can be detrimental to her deve...
by shocker35
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Pix! Show yer best!
Replies: 57
Views: 18900

Re: Puppy Pix! Show yer best!

5.5 weeks
by shocker35
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

I spoke to a vet today and he said it would be fine but to wait one more week so that puts her at 7.5 weeks. He said he doesn't advise past 8 weeks since they begin to develop bad habits.

Thank you everyone for your advice.
by shocker35
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

So one week from today I get to go pick her up. Her name is going to be Specter. I found it appropriate with her moms name being Ghost. My co-workers have been telling me I am picking her up too early. I will be picking her up at 6 weeks and 3 days old. Should I tell the breeder I want to wait longe...
by shocker35
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Pix! Show yer best!
Replies: 57
Views: 18900

Re: Puppy Pix! Show yer best!

at three days old.
by shocker35
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

Welcome Specter, just after dew claw removal and tail docking.
by shocker35
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

Well I got word last night that Ghost had her pups at 3am on 8/27/14. The litter was six pups with five males and one female. The breeder reserved the right to keep a female but he felt it was not necessary to act on that right since I have been waiting. He did verify I wanted a female and that he w...
by shocker35
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

I live in MI and I work 45 mins from home. Luckily enough I have a retired neighbor I trust to possibly help me out. Plus my gf only works 10 mins from my house. I want to put in a dog door from the garage out into a kennel. One of those home projects that are on the list. Hopefully the weather hold...
by shocker35
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

Well I got word a couple weeks ago that the female is showing so she is definitely pregnant this time around. Projected whelping: 8/28/14 and home 10/17/14
by shocker35
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

It's warm now. Ha it will be decent for about 4-5 weeks until winter sets in, I live in MI
by shocker35
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

Well small update: The female is now at the males kennel in Ohio. They successfully bred last thurs and she will stay there until she is no longer receptive. So if all goes as planned I am looking at a pup coming home right around 10/17/14.
by shocker35
Tue May 27, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

I am guessing the pups will be of pretty good quality considering the sire that is being considered is a DC.
by shocker35
Tue May 27, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

That may be an option, Karen. Would it be out of line for me to offer to pay for such testing? I do not want to step on any toes and imply a "don't worry I will take care of it" kind of thing. I know the "responsible" breeders will say that the breeder should absorb this cost but this breeder has re...
by shocker35
Fri May 23, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

no such luck with her being pregnant. So now unfortunately I have to wait until about the end of Sept for a pup to come home. I have decided to stick with the same breeder since all other litters are spoken for or the others will not be ready to come home until the same time frame. Giving up a lot o...
by shocker35
Mon May 19, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

nothing yet. I should know more by Wed. See to me I thought the red bottom plus looking a little chubby could be a good indicator. If not I will be waiting until Sept.
by shocker35
Mon May 19, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

No, I do not own any dog. The breeder I am going to is the owner of the bitch. This would be my first hunting dog. The vet he uses is just going into private practice so she is getting set up and does not have an open office yet and the machines moved. I can appreciate someone that will only trust o...
by shocker35
Mon May 19, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

thank you all for your input. I went to visit the breeder yesterday and talk in person rather than e-mails back and forth. So to me she looks pregnant with hanging nipples, kind of pudgy, and very pink/red bottom, then again he says she always semi like that and shes kind of tricky. I do not know, I...
by shocker35
Wed May 14, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

Spoke to the breeder yesterday. Stated that he cant tell yet and that she is due May 18th but can go as late at May 21. He told me even if she has any there may only be a few so I would assume by "few" max is three pups. Another dilemma is that he is still reserving the right to keep one female. I h...
by shocker35
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

Re: update on breeding plus a question

When I spoke with the breeder he said 'just because I can't feel anything, it doesn't mean anything, I have always had a hard time feeling the puppies with her.' He also stated he felt optimistic about it, also that maybe the puppies are just a little high up, whatever that means. Shall see since pr...
by shocker35
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: update on breeding plus a question
Replies: 48
Views: 14808

update on breeding plus a question

Ok so if anyone remembers my previous posts, I have been waiting on a Brittany pup. Well the breeder has two females. The first went into heat in Jan and the female needed to be brought to Minnesota to be bred but that did not happen due to the obvious bad weather we have had in the North. So the ot...
by shocker35
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog respecting your home
Replies: 35
Views: 5965

Re: Dog respecting your home

I would say don't rehome the dog. Maybe you live somewhere where you have a trusted neighbor or maybe one if your buddies wives is a housewife of gf. You get the idea. Most people here know you have to provide for the dog. When is your 2nd pup due to come home? Same breed?
by shocker35
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how does this whole selection system work
Replies: 12
Views: 3245

Re: how does this whole selection system work

I am not understanding the moral (or lack thereof) to your story. I mean no offense to this but are you saying "don't worry about the selection because breeders can be dishonest"? are you saying that breeders can be unethical? not sure. I ride my bike all over the place so I am sure while the pups a...
by shocker35
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how does this whole selection system work
Replies: 12
Views: 3245

Re: how does this whole selection system work

ok in case anyone was curious what the breeder told me. "Puppy selection: I reserve the right to make the first choice of a puppy from the litter if I wish to. Then you will have the second choice. I may not desire to keep a puppy then you can choose from all of the puppies. You can come and make a ...
by shocker35
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog respecting your home
Replies: 35
Views: 5965

Re: Dog respecting your home

right I agree. I was just ranting about when my ex was trying to get a dog the rescues around here didnt want to hear anything from he because she said she cant be home every few hours even though she wanted to be get an adult dog and not a pup. They told us "well if you cant be home at least every ...
by shocker35
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog respecting your home
Replies: 35
Views: 5965

Re: Dog respecting your home

I never understood why people say you shouldnt have a dog unless you can be home every few hours to let them out. Our society is dependent on people working. You have to work to be able to afford a dog am I right? hunting dogs are not cheap. They require a lot of dough invested in them to make them ...
by shocker35
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Right time to spay my Brittany
Replies: 40
Views: 11522

Re: Right time to spay my Brittany

Peter (and anyone else that may know). How do you go about finding a vet that is experienced in the sporting dog breeds? Do I just call each office and just ask if they have experience and how much experience they have? Fortunately I live in MI and from what I can see of a lot of people owning worki...
by shocker35
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how does this whole selection system work
Replies: 12
Views: 3245

Re: how does this whole selection system work

I understand, this is my first dog and I am still learning and I think of things as I go. Thank you all for your help, I reached out to the breeder
by shocker35
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking to transport a puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: looking to transport a puppy

You could find out if anyone is going to a trial out that way. or you can the new owner to meet half way. Maybe check out Uship.com?
by shocker35
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how does this whole selection system work
Replies: 12
Views: 3245

how does this whole selection system work

Ok if any of you have read my previous posts, I have some random questions. This is regarding the selection process. I have tried searching but cant find anything. My question is how does the selection process work? I have put my deposit down and as far as I know I am the only one on the list (breed...
by shocker35
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 99396

Re: Occupations

clinical specialty pharmacy
by shocker35
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: deposit made
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: deposit made

Thank you everyone. now to start researching what training program I am going to go with.
by shocker35
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: deposit made
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

deposit made

Good morning everyone. I recently went to check out a few breeders and did some research through the local Brittany club and found a breeder I liked. He had puppies available then and there but I have not done enough research and learned enough about training yet. His next litter is due in June so I...
by shocker35
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What am I going to need
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

Re: What am I going to need

well my buddy raises pheasants so I may see if he is interested in raising a few quail. unfortunately I live in a relatively city like town and having a coop in my yard would may be difficult. I may ask the town if I can set up a small one. Thank you all for the information and will be looking into ...
by shocker35
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What am I going to need
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

Re: What am I going to need

Sorry I am new to everything. What do you mean by direction? Do you have any book recommendations? I want to train a Brittany for pheasants, grouse and maybe quail. Basically what I want is a good field and house dog. I'll be honest. I have 0 idea what I'm doing and trying to info gather as we speak.
by shocker35
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What am I going to need
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

What am I going to need

As some know I am in the market to get a dog. This is probably not going to happen until spring but I know itll be here before I realize it. What are some things you guys would recommend me buying before the puppy gets home?

So far I have a large crate but thats it.
by shocker35
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new
Replies: 1
Views: 157

new

Good morning everyone. My name is Rich and I just joined up here looking for info. I have decided on getting a brittany and hope everyone here is ready to answer a lot of random questions from me. This would be my first dog.
by shocker35
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: need some advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1524

need some advice

Good morning. I need some advice. So recently I have decided to get a dog and what better dog than a hunting dog. I have narrowed my search down to a brittany. I have hunted with them but never owned one. I know about their energy level and I have a fenced yard and there is enough land and parks nea...