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by ChetB
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Summer Heat
Replies: 12
Views: 4492

Re: Summer Heat

When temps get into the upper 80s or 90s I don't run him so to get exercise I take him in our pool but I have to hold his collar so he cant scratch the liner. He really likes the water. If I could teach him to use the ladder I'd have it made. :lol: I can't remember where I saw them, but ramps and l...
by ChetB
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Summer Heat
Replies: 12
Views: 4492

Re: Summer Heat

I absolutely agree with early morning and late evening near water. Even here around our fenced yard in Central PA I keep several buckets of water scattered here and there and freshen them up every few hours. I try to limit her strenuous activity when she's in the yard, but we've got a ton of bunnies...
by ChetB
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Our Beloved Rottweiler Cassie
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Our Beloved Rottweiler Cassie

A month ago we lost our young Rottweiler, Cassie, only three months shy of 4 years old. Somehow she picked up a bacterial skin infection that she was not able to fight off. Ugly sores developed over most of her body, a couple different antibiotics over the course of three weeks had no effect and she...
by ChetB
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Importance of Hunters
Replies: 46
Views: 9896

Re: The Importance of Hunters

I inherited a few firearms from my dad and over the years I've added quite a few others to my "collection". I never once made a purchase that I considered to be an exercise of my 2nd Amendment rights. The guns I own are for sporting purposes only, purchased with the same mind set I might have used h...
by ChetB
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championships
Replies: 100
Views: 15822

Re: National Championships

If it was such a bad thing you would think that after 50 or 60 years the breed would be in shambles. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Maybe you're just a gsp guy at heart since this subject seems to matter to you. Or you just like to whine. Doug Not sure who you are referring to, but I'm not whini...
by ChetB
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championships
Replies: 100
Views: 15822

Re:

If it was such a bad thing you would think that after 50 or 60 years the breed would be in shambles. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Maybe you're just a gsp guy at heart since this subject seems to matter to you. Or you just like to whine. Doug Not sure who you are referring to, but I'm not whini...
by ChetB
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championships
Replies: 100
Views: 15822

Re: National Championships

Were my opinions meaningless you would feel no need to be defensive. As for the PGA, none of the majors are called a National Championship, let alone two of them. So there is no PGA National Champion, which is why there is the Fedex Cup. So I think they are trying to correct a defect. As for the sp...
by ChetB
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting dog saved in the field
Replies: 14
Views: 4670

Re: Hunting dog saved in the field

Quite a few years ago, one of my GSP's took a violent head-over-heels tumble while chasing a rabbit in a stubble field. From my vantage point about 50 yards away, it looked pretty bad as she just lay in a heap until I got to her. She was very wobbly when she finally stood up, her left eyelid was hal...
by ChetB
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nail Trim
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Nail Trim

A buddy of mine stopped by this morning with his GSP that he'd had boarded for the past 9 months while he was overseas. Apparently, during that time the dog was well taken care of except for nail trimming. A few of her nails are darned near an inch long! I trimmed them slightly, just taking off abou...
by ChetB
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PA dog owners come on out.....
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: PA dog owners come on out.....

Geez! This is only the 5th ... old age, I guess LOL
by ChetB
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PA dog owners come on out.....
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: PA dog owners come on out.....

I wish I could have been there ... unfortunately, I had to work last Saturday.
by ChetB
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: "Olive"
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Re: "Olive"

Grant wrote:

"Just looked on their page and "Olive" is/was supposedly a Weimaraner-Brittany mix...do what?? Looks awful GSP to me..go figure"

Me, too!


Chet
by ChetB
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 65646

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

birddogger wrote:There are exceptions to almost everything.

Charlie
I learned a long time ago that you cannot plan for every contingency, but you can try to be prepared for some of them! :)
by ChetB
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: "Olive"
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Re: "Olive"

She can't be all that old ... not enough grey in the muzzle :)
by ChetB
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 65646

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

I'm not saying I don't believe these guys its just that I never heard of any such problems in my area. Now Looking at those photos of the dogs hunting in Wyoming and the size of that coyote 20 yds from them, showing little fear of them does make me wonder. It seems that there is really little anyon...
by ChetB
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ski joring
Replies: 19
Views: 5310

Re: Ski joring

I skijor my GSP's to keep all of us in shape in the winter. I'm lucky to have some great trails to do it on, and a local mushing group that helped me learn. We have a lot of dog sledders here in Michigan, and I got sled dog harnesses and lines from them. I bought a skijor belt for myself from a loc...
by ChetB
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 65646

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

Since I've only had the one encounter with a Coyote that I posted about in this thread, I can't say how common these events are. In my case, I think the 'yote we saw had been trailing the deer when my dog came up on it. I don't think he had any interest in my dog, but I can't be sure of that. The th...
by ChetB
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: If you could go back
Replies: 57
Views: 80982

Re: If you could go back

My GSP was 2 1/2 and "fully trained" when I bought her and brought her home. We spent seven months getting to know each other before I hunted her the first time. I had several conversations with the breeder and trainer and exchanged quite a few emails, too, during those seven months. At first, I was...
by ChetB
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats your dogs name?
Replies: 214
Views: 61940

Re: Whats your dogs name?

NRC'S Buck's Gunpowder n Lead ... "Miranda"


Chet


Edit: I forgot my Rottie ... Cassie
by ChetB
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?
Replies: 104
Views: 25128

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

Neil wrote:If one dog can do it, others can be trained to do it.
How would you go about training for it? I think Miranda learned it on her own, because I sure didn't have anything to do with it. Did she figure it out because it worked for her once or twice and we bagged the bird?
by ChetB
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Circling the bird, do you know how to train for it?
Replies: 104
Views: 25128

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

I don't think it can be trained. I believe there are some dogs that have enough experience with certain types of birds and are wise enough to figure it out. I am pretty sure that a whole lot of people on here would find it an undesirable behavior, would not consider the dog "broke" and would break ...
by ChetB
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: South Dakota Recap
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

Re: South Dakota Recap

The other day I promised my grandson that a SD trip is in our not too distant future. I was fortunate enough to be able to make some good contacts there when I was still a long haul trucker. We've got an early April hunt club trip planned (Pheasant and Quail) then we'll be fishing until Dove season ...
by ChetB
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trainer in Central PA
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Trainer in Central PA

JKP wrote:
Not central but Greg Fry Deadwoods Kennels. He's good
+1!! and one of the few guys to put UT1 on English Setters....at least a couple.
Hattrick wrote:Not central but Greg Fry Deadwoods Kennels. He's good

Thanks, guys. I'll be giving Greg a call.


Chet
by ChetB
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 44538

Re: Decline of Field Trials

WOW!!! How the heck did my comment about the need for the next generation of hunters...who will be members of the competing/testing ranks...get turned into another squabble?? Maybe the problem is we're to busy kicking each other in the "tukas"....makes us ripe pickins for those that would like to s...
by ChetB
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trainer in Central PA
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Trainer in Central PA

Can anyone recommend a good/respected trainer in my part of the world? I'm mostly looking for a bit of an evaluation of me and my dog.
by ChetB
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question for breedrs
Replies: 48
Views: 9562

Re: Question for breedrs

I believe AKC has it now you can change the dog's registered name one time(costs more money)---IF the dog DOES NOT have an AKC title to it's name. So you could of changed the AKC name to the Navhda name if you had to. :roll: EDIT---I looked it up on AKC. It costs $25 and the dog can not of received...
by ChetB
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2013/2014 Grouse season
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

Re: 2013/2014 Grouse season

My two grandsons and I did pretty well this past season. The oldest, who just turned 21, didn't know what a grouse looked like before this and had never hunted small game before ... he and his dad only ever hunted deer. The younger one is 13 and he managed to bag three during the season. He also got...
by ChetB
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Our President Deserves an Award
Replies: 128
Views: 30054

Re: Our President Deserves an Award

For too long the best and brightest in this country have not sought nor desired public service because the rewards are too few. Instead, they have gone into business where they know they will be rewarded very well for a job well done. In my opinion, it all comes down to the selfish "what's in it for...
by ChetB
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Our President Deserves an Award
Replies: 128
Views: 30054

Re: Our President Deserves an Award

Whether or not the man who currently occupies the White House deserves an award is not for me to decide. He informed us some time ago that he would fundamentally change America and he has done so. Most of the problems we face in this country today are the result of several generations of our people...
by ChetB
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Our President Deserves an Award
Replies: 128
Views: 30054

Re: Our President Deserves an Award

My general rule is to never get involved in discussion like this one ... I see no reason to violate that rule now.Chet Why are you a lawyer? :mrgreen: Discussing the fate of our country is important. And from where I'm sitting we cant possibly do any more harm then what's already been done by our t...
by ChetB
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: Random Thoughts

Oh, and I forgot to mention my dog has a sense of humor ... like that one time she locked herself in my wife's car holding the key ring in her mouth.
by ChetB
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Our President Deserves an Award
Replies: 128
Views: 30054

Re: Our President Deserves an Award

My general rule is to never get involved in discussion like this one ... I see no reason to violate that rule now.

Chet
by ChetB
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Random Thoughts

During the spring and summer months my wife has bird feeders in our yard. Should I correct my GSP for having interest in and having fun with tweetie birds, hummingbirds and butterflies? My dog barks when my neighbor puts his dogs out. My dog sometimes digs in the yard after I apply Scott's Turf Buil...
by ChetB
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steady to flush or Steady to shot ?
Replies: 65
Views: 17756

Re: Steady to flush or Steady to shot ?

roaniecowpony wrote:To me, watching an upland dog and hunter work well together is a beautiful thing regardless of whether it's one of those tail challenged breeds or one that everyone knows is the best at it. :lol: :wink:
Hmmm ... "tail challenged" and "the best at it". You just might be describing Miranda!
by ChetB
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steady to flush or Steady to shot ?
Replies: 65
Views: 17756

Re: Steady to flush or Steady to shot ?

There's a lot of good points being made here. As for my perspective, when I'm hunting with my dog, I'm a lot less concerned about whether or not she does it by the "rules" than I am that we don't lose a cripple. For what it's worth, I've put a lot of birds in my bag that would probably have been los...
by ChetB
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Field trial training winter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Field trial training winter?

We've had snow cover around here for several weeks. Last week several hours of freezing rain and sleet put a layer of ice three to four inches thick on top of the snow. Several inches of snow falling today and my dogs are having a heck of a time getting around in the yard!
by ChetB
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CAPTION THIS!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2520

Re: CAPTION THIS!!!

Great story! Thanks for posting and thanks for once again proving that hunters are also humans ...


Chet
by ChetB
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 204
Views: 177206

Re: Words of Wisdom

Be patient, be firm, be consistent. Remember always, your dog wants to please you ... don't confuse him about what you want.
by ChetB
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What e-collar to get?
Replies: 26
Views: 6858

Re: What e-collar to get?

I use the DT Micro IDT Plus. Suits my needs and I have had no trouble with it in the three years I've had it. I bought it and an extra collar from Lion Country Supply after talking to one of the folks there and hearing his recommendation.
by ChetB
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flat Collar vs. Round
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Flat Collar vs. Round

I'm very fortunate, I suppose, as I live only about five miles from Lion Country Supply. Great people there!
by ChetB
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why use an E Collar at all?
Replies: 50
Views: 12362

Re: Why use an E Collar at all?

"Why use an E-Collar at all?" So you can enforce a command when the dog is more than the length of a check cord away from you. Exactly, but as I commented on a different post with regard to this topic, an e collar is an effective tool, but in the wrong hands it's more of a hindrance than an asset. ...
by ChetB
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup eating poop
Replies: 21
Views: 4752

Re: Pup eating poop

One of my GSP's did that as a pup. When she got older, she'd raid the cat's litter box when no one was paying attention. I never was able to break her of that habit because I rarely caught her in the act. She was 14 when she died, so I guess it had no ill effects ...

Chet
by ChetB
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from Safford, AZ area
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: New from Safford, AZ area

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your pup. When I was driving truck, I'd pick up copper at the mine in Safford. I know that area pretty well. You'll find a lot of good information here and some pretty good folks, too.

Chet
by ChetB
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CAPTION THIS!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2520

Re: CAPTION THIS!!!

I'm Watching You
by ChetB
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black Land Rover Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 3699

Re: Black Land Rover Dog

PntrRookie wrote:Cool looking dog, enjoy... http://youtu.be/-y4IAC5x3rs
Thanks for that you tube link. I don't watch much T.V., so I haven't seen the ad. That's a pretty good commercial ... and a pretty good looking dog. Sure looks like a black EP to me.
by ChetB
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flat Collar vs. Round
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Flat Collar vs. Round

My embarrassment comes from the certain knowledge I should have had that something like that could have happened in the wild while hunting. Brush, a wire fence, all sorts of things could have snagged those "S" hooks and possibly caused injury or even worse. I'm thankful I was nearby, saw it happen a...
by ChetB
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flat Collar vs. Round
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Flat Collar vs. Round

I've always used a round collar with my dog's tags affixed with "S" hooks. When I'm running or hunting her, she also wears an e-collar. Yesterday, she got caught up in a plastic mesh fence I have around an area of our yard in which I don't want our dogs. She leaned over it and one of the "S" hooks g...
by ChetB
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: PPP 30/20
Replies: 28
Views: 7320

Re: PPP 30/20

It seems to be in vogue to disparage about anything these days. For my money, I dont know of any person or organization that has more clinical or science based data on raising healthy dogs than Purina. I trust their products more than any other views ive read so far. I use Prop Plan Savor Shredded ...
by ChetB
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Staying inshape
Replies: 25
Views: 7279

Re: Staying inshape

Having spent a lot of years behind the wheel of a big rig, I wasn't in the best of shape ... few chances for exercise while on the road, fell into some lousy habits and just kind of got lazy. Unlike a lot of truck drivers, I didn't put on the weight, but my general physical condition declined kind o...
by ChetB
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 65646

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

My only experience with a Coyote while hunting my GSP happened this past November. My dog, Miranda, was working a hedgerow bordered by two stubble fields about 25 yards straight out in front of me. I glanced behind us and happened to see a deer running across the corner of the far field towards the ...