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by gar-dog
Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: house dog
Replies: 32
Views: 9369

Re: house dog

I have never understood the thinking behind this so-called myth. I can't imagine why a dog's hunting instinct or drive has anything to do with whether it is an inside or outside dog. If anything, I would think a house dog would likely be more bonded to its handler and do better in the field.
by gar-dog
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany - Size Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8368

Re: Brittany - Size Question

This is what happens when breeders ignore the breed standard. Ezzy I don't know where this statement comes from. My breeder has been involved with Brittanys for more than 40 years, in both show and field, and are very well-respected in the Brittany community. A breeder cannot 100% control what come...
by gar-dog
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany - Size Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8368

Re: Brittany - Size Question

Thanks. To clarify, she just had her first heat at about 9 months - that is it. I may supplement some canned food or meat.[/quote] Rather than supplement with canned food or meat I'd buy a dog food that was higher in protein and fat. Check the analysis on canned food. Not very high in protein and f...
by gar-dog
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany - Size Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8368

Re: Brittany - Size Question

It is hard to believe she has had 2 heat cycles at that age. I don't think they are closely connected to growth patterns. Would be my guess she will grow some yet. Think I would ty to up hr feed if she is that slim. Thanks. To clarify, she just had her first heat at about 9 months - that is it. I m...
by gar-dog
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany - Size Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8368

Re: Brittany - Size Question

BTW, my profile pic is my other dog, not the tiny one.
by gar-dog
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany - Size Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8368

Re: Brittany - Size Question

Neil wrote: What are you feeding her?
She is fed a dry grain-free dog food.
by gar-dog
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany - Size Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8368

Brittany - Size Question

My second Britt is now 10 months old and has completed her first heat cycle. Will she grow anymore at this point? She is so tiny compared to my other female. She is just 23lbs and 18 inches at the withers, being at this same weight for about 2-3 months. She almost looks more like a miniature greyhou...
by gar-dog
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bladder Stones in my Brittany
Replies: 26
Views: 5219

Re: Bladder Stones in my Brittany

Interesting Knine....after all, it is about putting more acidity in their diets, human or animal I guess!
by gar-dog
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Collar compatibility question
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Garmin Collar compatibility question

I have a 6-7 year old Garmin Astro 220 with the DC30 collar. I got a new puppy a few months ago and would like to buy a collar for her. Questions are as follows: 1) What is the latest collar that will work on the 220? The DC40? DC50? At some point I know the collars don't work on the older Astro 220...
by gar-dog
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bladder Stones in my Brittany
Replies: 26
Views: 5219

Re: Bladder Stones in my Brittany

If anyone cares, the food worked just fine. It took a couple of months but they completely dissolved. They were huge - golf ball sized, and several of them.
by gar-dog
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bladder Stones in my Brittany
Replies: 26
Views: 5219

Bladder Stones in my Brittany

My 6 year old dog started peeing in her crate and unexpectedly on the carpet over the past 24 hours or so. Went to the vet today and x-rays show several large bladder stones and she has a urinary tract infection as well. He gave her antibiotics and special food to eat for a month that can help reduc...
by gar-dog
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: i got hosed!
Replies: 126
Views: 20836

Re: i got hosed!

Cajun Casey wrote:I think it might be a good idea if you pretended you didn't know anything was wrong, got some pet insurance, rode out the waiting period and got the defects taken care of.
Wow!
by gar-dog
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interesting aid for Rescues
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Interesting aid for Rescues

Just thought I'd share...

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by gar-dog
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggression - suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 3605

Re: Aggression - suggestions?

Thanks everyone for your input. I may just forward this link to my friend. Touchy subject.
by gar-dog
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peeing in the house during heat
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: Peeing in the house during heat

She gets plenty of trips outside during the day - she is in and out. I just don't get it. Her behavior is typically weird when she is in heat, however - whiny, lazy, clingy...
by gar-dog
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggression - suggestions?
Replies: 25
Views: 3605

Aggression - suggestions?

I went hunting for a few days with a friend who has an 18 month old female GWP/Dratthar. Every time we encountered anyone, or pulled alongside other hunters in the truck to say hello, the dog would get to growling and barking. I understand this happens generally at all encounters - particularly othe...
by gar-dog
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peeing in the house during heat
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Peeing in the house during heat

Ginger started a heat cycle a little over a week ago and appears to be in estrus now. Anyway, in about the last 7-14 days, she has crapped on the living room floor, peed on my bed, then a few days later peed on my daughter's bed, and then last night peed on my son's bed. I don't recall this in prior...
by gar-dog
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you want to see on the "BuddyCam?"
Replies: 10
Views: 1354

Re: What would you want to see on the "BuddyCam?"

What about what the dog sees when it looks at me after missing my 4th or 5th bird! You might need to beep out a thing or two. Anyway, great idea you have.
by gar-dog
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My hunting Buddies
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: My hunting Buddies

Congratulations! One of my greatest joys is hunting with my boys. And my little 7 year-old daughter started on a BB gun just a week ago.
by gar-dog
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Want to get dog in shape!?!? Try this bike attachment.
Replies: 30
Views: 5550

Re: Want to get dog in shape!?!? Try this bike attachment.

I got the Walky Dog and have tried it a couple of times now. It assembled in less than 5 minutes and works great. My dog took right to it. My dog is 35lbs and I am 225 lbs... She isn't pulling me over anytime soon. To the last poster, I have a hard time imaging a dog being impaled with this thing. I...
by gar-dog
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Want to get dog in shape!?!? Try this bike attachment.
Replies: 30
Views: 5550

Re: Want to get dog in shape!?!? Try this bike attachment.

Great thread. I have been looking for something like this and just ordered the Walky Dog today. I'll give it a shot and report back.
by gar-dog
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First FT and First FT WIN
Replies: 15
Views: 2166

Re: First FT and First FT WIN

Congratulations. That's really awesome that your boy is involved.
by gar-dog
Wed May 12, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shipping adult dog
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Shipping adult dog

http://www.akc.org/pdfs/canine_legislat ... _chart.pdf

Above is a link to an AKC page which as information on most airlines.
by gar-dog
Thu May 06, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennels - Dog Runs
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: Kennels - Dog Runs

I was on the Mason site earlier today. Yes, those look like the real deal.

Great idea on radiant heat in the flooring.

Keep it coming guys, thanks!

Gary
by gar-dog
Thu May 06, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennels - Dog Runs
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Kennels - Dog Runs

We want to put in some dog-runs at my hunting/recreational club - maybe for 4-6 dogs. There is already an outdoor 18x12 fence for "common area" penning up of dogs, but we are looking for something more suitable for overnighting dogs. There are some sheds/barns around so an indoor/outdoor situation i...
by gar-dog
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Supreme Court Shot Down Animal Cruelty Video Law
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: Supreme Court Shot Down Animal Cruelty Video Law

The iPad is a little tricky with sun glare, to be quite honest. But it is the most perfect, lightning fast from app to app, handy little piece of technology I have every dealt with! I didn't get 3G, but carry a sprint wifi hotspot card instead. it is the size of a credit card, and when the button is...
by gar-dog
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Supreme Court Shot Down Animal Cruelty Video Law
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: Supreme Court Shot Down Animal Cruelty Video Law

Greg Jennings wrote:And that is why it is so great to have forums like this where experts in different fields can provide information.

I just can't remember how I got along before the web.
Just wait until you get an iPad like me.... a total game changer!!!! How have I lived all these years??????????? :D
by gar-dog
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Supreme Court Shot Down Animal Cruelty Video Law
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: Supreme Court Shot Down Animal Cruelty Video Law

Wagonmaster, thank you. I do not support dog fighting.
by gar-dog
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Supreme Court Shot Down Animal Cruelty Video Law
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Supreme Court Shot Down Animal Cruelty Video Law

I remember seeing some discussion and concern on the forum over a federal law banning videos showing animal cruelty. There was a fear that hunting or dog training videos or shows could come under fire. The law was intended to stop certain fetish videos where women crush small animals with their feet...
by gar-dog
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TriTronics Photo Contest Winner
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: TriTronics Photo Contest Winner

Matt, VERY COOL!
by gar-dog
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad story - bird dog bought at "store"
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

Re: Sad story - bird dog bought at "store"

By the way, the guy seemed like a perfectly nice fellow. I guess I am more annoyed at what certainly appears to be a pure bred bird dog for sale at a pet shop. Anyway, I think I will try to stop by sometime with my huntsmith wonder lead, and try to work with the dog a bit - just getting it to walk n...
by gar-dog
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter in my future - am I in the right place?
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: English Setter in my future - am I in the right place?

I came to this forum a total newbie 2-3 years ago and have found it immensely valuable. I now have a wonderful companion, family pet, and terrific hunting dog that has added a new dimension to my life. I just gloss over some of the threads that don't apply to or may not interest me. There are people...
by gar-dog
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad story - bird dog bought at "store"
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

Sad story - bird dog bought at "store"

I was heading up a street near my house yesterday and I saw a guy being pulled along by a little Brittany in his front yard. I stopped and talked to the guy and asked, which breeder did you get your dog from? "I don't know, I got it from such-and-such store down on Route 22" (this is a busy and high...
by gar-dog
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Typical price for a good pheasant mount?
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Typical price for a good pheasant mount?

I had one mounted nicely about 3-4 years ago and it was either $200 or $300 - i cannot recall.
by gar-dog
Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog needs a ride
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: dog needs a ride

BoJack wrote:You Finally bought a dog??! What did you get?
I'll believe it when I see it. I have seen up-hunter for two years ask about this dog, that litter, this breeder, etc. If the decision has been made it must be a good one!!!!!

Cheers,
Gary
by gar-dog
Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garden & Gun
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Garden & Gun

I enjoy this magazine too and have received it since the inaugural issue. There is a little more "gun" in there this year as opposed to its first year.
by gar-dog
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WingShootingUSA
Replies: 23
Views: 5110

Re: WingShootingUSA

I watched the second show at work today. Great show! I have to watch online as it is not on Comcast cable in my area :(
by gar-dog
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Equipment Catalogs?
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: Dog Equipment Catalogs?

I have used the following companies with great results:
Lion Country Supply
Gun Dog Supply
Gundogsonline.com

I also get Ugly Dog catalogues but have never bought anything from them.
by gar-dog
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wearable Hydration Shirt
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Wearable Hydration Shirt

It looks kind of wierd too. Suppose you'd need a bra too? A man-bra or "bro"?
by gar-dog
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: gun shy
Replies: 36
Views: 9739

Re: gun shy

Unless there is something the trainer is not telling you, it sounds to me that the dog has had too much pressure for too long and is associating the action of the gun with unpleasant routines. Charlie +1. Also, use or borrow an o/u next time too - nothing that racks. But I think something happened.
by gar-dog
Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: gun shy
Replies: 36
Views: 9739

Re: gun shy

What about if you rack a shell... is it the same? I wonder if the trainer is putting too much pressure on her and she has made that association. I'd give it a rest a little while and then start over with simple gun intro.
by gar-dog
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handheld GPS
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: Handheld GPS

They are great! awesome! But as a gunner, pony up and get the Garmin Astro. It does so much.
by gar-dog
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lyme Disease
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Lyme Disease

A neighbor of mine is in a walkathon for a charity that funds research and education surrounding Lyme disease, called Turn the Corner foundation. I only recently heard of it because this walkathon is in my town next week. If you would like to sponsor him the link is: http://www.firstgiving.com/adams...
by gar-dog
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone here know these people
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: Anyone here know these people

I have purchased their DVDs and some of their habitat maps. Interesting stuff - they appear to know what they are talking about. But I have no first-hand knowledge of them.
by gar-dog
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you take an untrained GSP hunting
Replies: 37
Views: 13721

Re: Do you take an untrained GSP hunting

I advised him to take the dog out, but Nitrex you do bring up a good point in my opinion. But it really depends upon his ultimate goals for the dog.
by gar-dog
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you take an untrained GSP hunting
Replies: 37
Views: 13721

Re: Do you take an untrained GSP hunting

My first thought when I read your subject line was "no." But your GSP is NOT untrained... he knows obedience, has been introduced to the gun, etc. So by all means take him out.
by gar-dog
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cabela's Brittany boots?
Replies: 21
Views: 5181

Re: Cabela's Brittany boots?

Coincidentally, i just ordered a pair of the cabela's Brittany boot yesterday. They are on sale for $79.99 I stopped by the store, and curiously the one in PA does not carry them. I hear they arent great in the snow, but I wear Columbia Pac boots for that. I am looking for a very lightweight Fall bo...
by gar-dog
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What hunting vest will you be using this year??
Replies: 27
Views: 9372

Re: What hunting vest will you be using this year??

I am sold on wing works!
by gar-dog
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro dog???
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Garmin Astro dog???

If you are already on the market for a hiking/outdoors GPS, AND you own a bird dog, then BY ALL MEANS get it! If you are looking for a GPS for the car, you probably want a car-type one too.
by gar-dog
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: where are the birds in this country?
Replies: 26
Views: 5263

Re: where are the birds in this country?

I think the TX schools wouldn't be a bad choice - Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech - (the major public schools which are cheaper.) Oklahoma too. You could check out Univ of New Mexico - it snows there but I don't think it gets sickly cold. Otherwise you really need to suck it up and deal with the co...