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by ezzy333
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New puppy about ready
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: New puppy about ready

May you ALL enjoy the best of companionship and running dogs together. Having the right special someone to share in the both the highs and the lows is truly wonderful. Congrats Don! You will have my hopes and desires it goes just as you think. I've got your back, Don, but wish it was mine and I cou...
by ezzy333
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 1990

Re: Let’s talk about registration

Averageguy wrote I find it impossible to credibly argue I should have the freedom to breed a dog which cannot pass health screenings and be trained to pass a Hunt Test (which includes an evaluation of the dogs' coat and temperament) as the bare minimum requirements. The AKC side of my Breed is a gr...
by ezzy333
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 2939

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

Any new word on Ezzy? I am doing OK as of now with not a lot of pain except for my legs which are just so weak I have trouble getting up or down and I have to use a walker of some type to get around. So guess I shouldn't complain when I look at my age and see what some others are going through. I h...
by ezzy333
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an excitable dog?
Replies: 58
Views: 1785

Re: Training an excitable dog?

First be aware most GSPs are not like that and he has probably been trained to act that way. Not intentionally. I use the Kohler method on dogs like him. His training books are cheap on amazon. they are old methods before the days of ecollars some methods he uses on bad dogs are brutal. But he trai...
by ezzy333
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Costco Dog Food???
Replies: 28
Views: 1625

Re: Costco Dog Food???

Thanks for all of the replies. So from all of your post it seems to be pretty good. I’m posting a link here to Costco to see which type I should switch to once she’s off the puppy food. I’d also like to see if you think it will be a good choice to feed her throughout her life. I’m not sure if I go ...
by ezzy333
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF
Replies: 42
Views: 1717

Re: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF

I have often wondered just what people do to dogs that makes those dogs not want to retrieve. I used to train retriever classes and found that even the show bred labs wanted to retrieve but every now and then someone would turn up with a lab of work breeding that did not want to retrieve. This is s...
by ezzy333
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 2939

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

Well, as of last week I signed on for Hospice care since we can find nothing that is working on the Cancer, that is man made and Hospice and our prayers to our Heavenly Father seem to be the two items that are still here to help me through this. Just to keep you up to date I will try to post as thin...
by ezzy333
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: New to Forum

Hi all: I'm new to the forum ... but not new to gun dogs. I have been hunting and training them since age twelve. That would be ... uh, let's see ... fifty-four years. Presently I have three dogs: Opal (black Lab soon to be twelve), Coral (aka "Puppy" French Brittany, age eight), and Ellie (aka "Sp...
by ezzy333
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: a techie problem
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: a techie problem

Yes, new software. Nobody likes change. I'm struggling and learning along with the rest of you. Time should help us all get more comfortable with this software. If you click on a member's name you can still PM. There are changes that do not warrant learning and we may have the perfect example here ...
by ezzy333
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany nose color
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Brittany nose color

The nose is fine as it is. The standard refers to white spots and not just lighter pink.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Preventing Heart Disease through Breeding
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Preventing Heart Disease through Breeding

It is a problem when you try to breed out a bacterial or virous caused problem. Since much of the heart disease we encounter is heartworm related it will likely never be bred out. If it is genetic it is easy to breed out if you could get the breeders to do it. And that is not likely to happen. Ezzy
by ezzy333
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 2939

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

THANK YOU ALL for your kind words. I will stick around as long as the good Lord thinks I can be of some help. Hopefully that will be for a while though I admit there are days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding supplements
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Feeding supplements

The energy they use today was from what they have eaten in days past and not the day of the hunt.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Welcome New Moderator
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Welcome New Moderator

Congrats guys! I have not seen where either of you had volunteered, which hopefully will works as a good excuse. And I am still confused as to who Andrew is. Glad you ar here and willing to help.

Al
by ezzy333
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunt Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Hunt Speed

shags wrote:I like a dog whose nose is as fast as his legs. Swapping ends at full tilt...nothing cooler 8)
Amen. I will put up with an occasional flush in trade of the beauty and excitement of that swapping ENDS.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Positive enforcement
Replies: 110
Views: 3791

Re: Positive enforcement

polmaise wrote:Something I heard 50 years ago was "Traditional training" .
Still hearing it today .
Most these days however add on the perception that they are doing something different .
This happens when people feelhe need to tell you how good they are rather than just letting the results take care of it.
by ezzy333
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Positive enforcement
Replies: 110
Views: 3791

Re: Positive enforcement

Something I either heard or read 70 years ago is fastest and best method of training will usually break down to 70% positive and 30 % negative and now as I approach my 86th year and all but a scant number of years I still agree with and think that is very nearly correct.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 859

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Merry Christmas to all of you. It has been a tough year personally, as I have been suffering the results of bone cancer, and odd as it may seem, it has brought me much closer to family, friends, and God, as he hears my prayers to help me and to keep all of my younger family and friends free fr...
by ezzy333
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: 5 GSP females available
Replies: 13
Views: 2352

Re: 5 GSP females available

Good to hear from you Ted. I am about ready to check out too. Sure miss getting into the fields with friends and dogs.


Ezzy
by ezzy333
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding supplements
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Feeding supplements

Only supplement I ever used was added fat if needed.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Learning That Steadiness Pays Off
Replies: 34
Views: 1794

Re: VIDEO: Learning That Steadiness Pays Off

Brad, why do you think a dog needs to get a bird in it's mouth as a reward ? What I took from the video was that the dog knew birds were likely to be found in the magic brushpile from previous experience so the dog went there and "bumped" a bird . I see this fairly often if one of my dogs often fin...
by ezzy333
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Canine vasectomy vets in Indiana?

We watch for new names as well as new IP's. Does not mean we are always successful we are always happy for yours.

essy
by ezzy333
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: recall to whistle versus e-collar tone recall
Replies: 31
Views: 1955

Re: recall to whistle versus e-collar tone recall

I just recently purchased a replacement e-collar. It came with vibrate and tone features. I typically train my dogs to recall on voice and on whistle but only use the whistle command VERY sparingly, and enforce it fairly vigorously, because when I do hit the whistle, I want the dog to respond immed...
by ezzy333
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Can dogs be trained to herd wild deer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1107

Re: Can dogs be trained to herd wild deer?

Jon, what the heck question are you going to come up with next? :roll: Seems we are getting too many of your crazy questions lately. Give it a rest, please. Hahaha I was getting ready to say, this guy might be going crazy stuck in his house all day. Jon, you are pushing the red button when you star...
by ezzy333
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I am very disheartened about hounds in America today.
Replies: 22
Views: 1371

Re: I am very disheartened about hounds in America today.

Well, you still have a few things wrong. I would say that Labs and Golden Retrievers are the most popular pet breeds in America today and they are sometimes used as gun dogs as well (by comparison of numbers). Having two dogs of different sexes and different breeds will invite trouble if they are n...
by ezzy333
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.
Replies: 53
Views: 3363

Re: I champion the use of dogs for all kinds of hunting.

Criminetly! (Did I spell that right?) I thought ol' Jon was gone. It's a good thing we don't allow political posts here. Goodness knows what he'd come up with. What I am afraid of is that "they" will someday come after your retrievers, spaniels, pointers and setters once they have prohibited all us...
by ezzy333
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany nose color
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Brittany nose color

I have no problem with the dog but I would not breed it.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hidden
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Hidden

Bill, what a down to earth common sense post . Maybe it is just our age but it seems to me that so many members turn a really enjoyable topic that they are involve with into an arguing match that they lose a large part of what is important in life. Thank you Bill on this thanksgiving day here in the...
by ezzy333
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2046

Re: What do you carry?

I noticed you mentioned food in your original post but it was completely ignored in the responses. Hope you noticed it too because that is one thing you have no need of unless you are talking hypoglycemic or diabetic condition for you or the dog.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training a dog in an area with no wild birds
Replies: 49
Views: 3378

Re: Training a dog in an area with no wild birds

Ray G, Nice post. You are a consistently classy guy and I appreciate it. Right on. We can usually find what we look for and it throws me that so many try to find fault instead od a dog and a man in the field doing what they like to do as well as I always thought most of us but I begin to wonder at ...
by ezzy333
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training a dog in an area with no wild birds
Replies: 49
Views: 3378

Re: Training a dog in an area with no wild birds

Average Guy, if you are nearing 70 you are probably a little younger than most of the experienced hunter that post on here. And if those years are how we determine experience then you may be a little less experienced as well. I do not have a clue how you rank quality of experience but much of what y...
by ezzy333
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush
Replies: 40
Views: 2256

Re: Tips for getting a dog to hunt in thick brush

Get into the cover with him. He'll follow you. Go slowly. You beat me too it but the pup should not be expected to hunt heavy cover alone but rather hunt it with you. This happens more often with short-coated dogs but will improve as he gets experience so it basically will take time on your part as...
by ezzy333
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Most important commands
Replies: 28
Views: 2145

Re: Most important commands

gonehuntin' wrote:Two most important commands are NO and HERE. No negotiation on either one.


This probably is as close as you can come.
by ezzy333
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Running on full stomach?
Replies: 21
Views: 2212

Re: Running on full stomach?

In answer to the question, skip the morning feed. In answer to the format of the event it appears to have nothing to do with hunting but another opportunity for people to have an additional day to compete and have fun with your dog.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Hunt this Weekend: Feeding
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: First Hunt this Weekend: Feeding

I would skip the morning meal if you are travelling. Makes no sense to me to have an excited young dog bouncing around in a vehicle with a full stomach. Half digested, puked up kibble is just nasty. Been there. I would let the dog out, let it run and empty out and then load up and go. I would offer...
by ezzy333
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Hunt this Weekend: Feeding
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: First Hunt this Weekend: Feeding

I would skip the morning feeding. Dogs are not like humans, digestively speaking. Our stomachs empty fast and food goes slowly through our bowels, but dogs' stomachs hold food for a long time, and then food goes quiclky throigh the bowels. A well-nourished, well-conditioned dog won't suffer from mi...
by ezzy333
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Here is a thread to a petition to REPEAL gun control.
Replies: 16
Views: 2664

Re: Here is a thread to a petition to REPEAL gun control.

I know the majority of people on this site won't agree with me....but I think this is a terrible initial post. We have WAY too few gun laws in this country. The idea of softening them is ludicrous. We have far more gun crime than all other wealthy industrialized countries because we have more guns ...
by ezzy333
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hidden
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Hidden

My top concern are the members that don't show their location. It sure habdicapps potention buyers as well as sellers when you have no idea where someone is located.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Start em Young
Replies: 76
Views: 4816

Re: Start em Young

That explains why there are so many unwanted dogs.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hidden
Replies: 27
Views: 2346

Re: Hidden

Robert. It doesn't make a lot of sense o me either.
by ezzy333
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Start em Young
Replies: 76
Views: 4816

Re: Start em Young

This whole discussion about early training has to be based on the meaning of training, such as type and how. Without a concnses on that we re just talking about apples and oranges.

ezzy
by ezzy333
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon Coop Space (Square Feet Per Pigeon)
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Pigeon Coop Space (Square Feet Per Pigeon)

Dont know about you guys that side of the pond , but Chicken Coops are Ground base ,and Pigeons are living higher . Separate sexes require a perch or box just big enough for a Pigeon to perch without touching the neighbour with an outstretched neck and beak. Pairs ,require double that space if you ...
by ezzy333
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon Coop Space (Square Feet Per Pigeon)
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Pigeon Coop Space (Square Feet Per Pigeon)

My only concern about height in a pigeon loft is keep them low so you can catch the birds easily. 2sq. ft works well.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Preventing Heart Disease through Breeding
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Preventing Heart Disease through Breeding

I doubt if many would argue against more testing for heart disease if it was more common. But out of thousands I have dealt with or that I know about I can recall two individuals that had a problem. Just not sure that qualifies as a breed problem.

Ezzy
by ezzy333
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: *VIDEO* Winning Run From Handlers View
Replies: 43
Views: 2302

Re: *VIDEO* Winning Run From Handlers View

Skydance wrote:Dancing Spur can be seen having a fun day at a local preserve, two other dogs in this video also earned championships run on wild birds. I think we all know what a trial dog will do for the gun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeHrj_- ... jreload=10
Yep and well stated.
by ezzy333
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fatherly Advice: At what age did you take your kids hunting?
Replies: 20
Views: 1301

Re: Fatherly Advice: At what age did you take your kids hunting?

When you feel safe in the field with all the other hunters carrying a loaded gun and being mentally capable of making the right decisions that may well involve your life or death, you probably made the right decision as far as lull fledged hunting. If the just want to walk along that can be much soo...
by ezzy333
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: *VIDEO* Winning Run From Handlers View
Replies: 43
Views: 2302

Re: *VIDEO* Winning Run From Handlers View

The idea of a trial dog is not to find all the game. Too much time and energy searching every bush. The dogs learn to identify cover likely to hold birds called objectives and cast out to those objectives. A trial is about driving your Ferrari as fast and hard as it can go for 30, 60, or 90 minutes...
by ezzy333
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Average size for a puppy lab
Replies: 18
Views: 1035

Re: Average size for a puppy lab

Hello, so i have had my chocolate lab since the beginning of may. He was seven weeks old when i picked him up. Now he is 7 month old weighing at 75 lbs. is that the normal size for a 7 month old lab or is he slightly on the big puppy side? Just wondering because i need to know if im suppose to up h...
by ezzy333
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Prairie Grouse
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Prairie Grouse

Ezzy, I relearned a tough lesson on this trip. Let myself get dehydrated and ended up hopping around the motel room with horrible leg cramps one evening. Spud thought I was nuts. 3 Bananas (morning, noon, afternoon) and 4 flavored waters/Gatorade a day for me after that episode. Yep and some cranbe...
by ezzy333
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Prairie Grouse
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Prairie Grouse

That's what it is all about , isn't it. You know it! I smiled when I read your post saying, " Spud put in an average of 21 miles a day at 10 MPH, hunting on a run, same the 5th day as the first. I gave out before he did." That has always been my thought when we get into one of these stamina discuss...