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by DudeRN
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New 8 wk old puppy whinning all night
Replies: 22
Views: 5118

Re: New 8 wk old puppy whinning all night

I would echo the advice given here, put the crate in your room and shush him when he whines/wakes you up. He should probably go out at least once between 9:30 and 4:00, at least until his bladder matures. good luck.
by DudeRN
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Looking for advice on next pheasant dog
Replies: 13
Views: 3821

Re: Looking for advice on next pheasant dog

Who ever said Brittanys are lacking in stamina has never been around the breed very much. It is the farthest thing from the truth. Ditto. My Britt runs until I am afraid she'll drop. So much heart. And the best 'pet' dog I've ever had. As I write this, she is cuddled up against me on the couch, wit...
by DudeRN
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stomach Rash\allergy
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: Stomach Rash\allergy

could be just abrasions from briars and twigs, could also be poison ivy or poison oak. seems to be a common problem and the subject of many previous posts and threads.
by DudeRN
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Nice rooster today
Replies: 3
Views: 1614

Nice rooster today

My girl Ginger found a good one this afternoon

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by DudeRN
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Flea season
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Flea season

It must be flea season. I have been using a Seresto collar on our brittany with great success, with our main concern being ticks. However, this fall our Britt has had problems with fleas. I thought the collar that I put on in spring might be beyond its effectiveness, so I bought a new one and put it...
by DudeRN
Fri May 27, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eating grass
Replies: 24
Views: 8328

Re: Eating grass

my dog eats grass all the time, seems to happen more often when she is queasy, before and after we ride in the truck.
by DudeRN
Wed May 11, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: flea and tick prevention
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: flea and tick prevention

yes, the name is Seresto though. Best flea and tick prevention I have ever used on one of my dogs. We ended up getting a collar for our cat, too. On the rare occasion I find a tick on my Britt, it is almost never attached and usually dead.
by DudeRN
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Help me find a BOOT
Replies: 19
Views: 9229

Re: Help me find a BOOT

I really like wearing rubber boots, kind of like Muck boots only the last pair I bought was just Bass Pro/Red Head brand for about $35. I buy them slightly big, and add arch support inserts and wear two pairs of heavy socks. most of the places I hunt have mucky areas, and my feet stay dry and comfor...
by DudeRN
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Preferred bell!?
Replies: 25
Views: 7923

Re: Preferred bell!?

I like to use a bell that is as small as possible. I always suspected that the bell spooks birds, but as my dog has improved with her pointing skills, I have a hard time keeping track of her in heavy cover. I believe the one I use is from Remington, makes just enough noise that I can hear where she ...
by DudeRN
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My dog is nearly 16, but she still LOVES to hunt!
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Re: My dog is nearly 16, but she still LOVES to hunt!

what a good dog!! she looked like she was struggling a little in the water, but look at her run as she worked the field! the victory roll was nice too :lol:
by DudeRN
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bird Dog Wars
Replies: 104
Views: 24372

Re: Bird Dog Wars

excellent!!! I think we have the pursuit channel on Dish! 8)
by DudeRN
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thank you sweet girl
Replies: 35
Views: 8138

Re: Thank you sweet girl

Sorry for your loss...I bet you had lots of good times.
by DudeRN
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving from New Hampshire!!
by DudeRN
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car sick pup
Replies: 20
Views: 5864

Re: Car sick pup

when my Brittany was just a pup she would salivate like crazy any time we got in the truck. I assume she was getting carsick, because on one or two occasions she did actually vomit. She has eventually grown out of the drooling, and riding doesn't seem to bother her as much (she probably understands ...
by DudeRN
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First bird.
Replies: 8
Views: 1717

Re: First bird.

nice! good dog! :D
by DudeRN
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tick spray
Replies: 7
Views: 1736

Re: Tick spray

I have used the Seresto collar this year, and I could not be more impressed. It has worked better than any topical solution that we have used on this dog or previous dogs. a couple of weeks ago, we hunted with a friend and his golden retriever. after we got home, my friend texted me and said that he...
by DudeRN
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Activity
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

Re: Activity

I work three twelve hour night shifts that always end up being more than twelve hours. somebody has to stay awake and make sure everyone's still breathing at 2 am. but I am a wee bit too busy to be reading and posting on gundogforum then.
by DudeRN
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Missouri opener
Replies: 13
Views: 3541

Re: Missouri opener

nice! :D
by DudeRN
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Emergency Closure of Pheasant Hunting in NH
Replies: 11
Views: 3345

Re: Emergency Closure of Pheasant Hunting in NH

So the unintended consequence of the emergency closure was that when I went out late yesterday afternoon, my favorite two hunting spots were overrun with hunters. apparently a lot of people didn't know they stock on Thursdays and Fridays. not necessarily the result Fish and Game was looking for, alt...
by DudeRN
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: NY Pheasant
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: NY Pheasant

nice! :lol:
by DudeRN
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidental Introduction to Gunfire
Replies: 19
Views: 4602

Re: Accidental Introduction to Gunfire

DougB wrote:Your dog just passed the test. Smile hand go hunting.
+1 :D
by DudeRN
Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Emergency Closure of Pheasant Hunting in NH
Replies: 11
Views: 3345

Emergency Closure of Pheasant Hunting in NH

I just read that there is an emergency closure of state pheasant stocking sites by the New Hampshire Fish and Game for this Thursday and Friday (10/22-10/23) from 7:00 a.m. to noon. F&G usually stocks/restocks on Thursdays and Fridays, and this week is the last restock for the season. Apparently the...
by DudeRN
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: ever had a pheasant...
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: ever had a pheasant...

mnaj_springer wrote:Trust your dog. That's all I have to say.
that was my inclination. just thought it strange!
by DudeRN
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: ever had a pheasant...
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

ever had a pheasant...

...hide underground? this evening, I was hunting with my Britt. she did a nice point, I kicked up a rooster out of a bush. I shot, know I hit it, it went down but I couldn't see where for sure because of some brush. My Britt ran after it, and when I caught up, she was digging frantically at some lar...
by DudeRN
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: youth pheasant hunt
Replies: 15
Views: 3664

Re: youth pheasant hunt

congratulations! sounds like a great day for you and your pup both! well done :D
by DudeRN
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: How to cook whole pheasant?
Replies: 4
Views: 3146

Re: How to cook whole pheasant?

I like to split them and throw them on the grill. I did these the other night with some pepper, kosher salt and paprika, then a little Jack Daniels bbq sauce. the legs do come out tough, but edible.
by DudeRN
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: just found a fresh road kill pheasant rooster
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: just found a fresh road kill pheasant rooster

why would someone flame you for that? sounds like a good idea. at least you didn't eat it :lol:
by DudeRN
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Before and After Photos - My Llewellin
Replies: 19
Views: 5566

Re: Before and After Photos - My Llewellin

beautiful! :D
by DudeRN
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 356192

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

nice picture from our hunt yesterday:
by DudeRN
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Opening Day Success
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Opening Day Success

Had a great opening day...Ginger found lots of pheasants for me, a couple I missed and a a couple that didn't present a good shot. Bagged this nice pair of hens.

Heading back out in the morning!!
by DudeRN
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: anticipation....
Replies: 10
Views: 3192

anticipation....

Bird season opens next week here in NH, and I swear my Brittany knows it. She was pointing like crazy at a bunch of flickers in a field on our walk this afternoon, then found a nice woodcock to point, flush, and point again. This girl wants to hunt!
by DudeRN
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Shed hunting with gsp
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Re: Shed hunting with gsp

I would curious to hear from folks about this, too. I have thought about shed training my Britt, but I have resisted because I worry about confusing her about what we are doing in the field. I hope someone gives us some input here.
by DudeRN
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: skunk blast
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: skunk blast

A friend swears by Nature's Miracle Skunk Odor Remover. I bought a bottle and keep it in my truck, just in case he gets hit in the field. we have had good success with Nature's MIracle in the past. Haven't had to use it on this pup yet, but did on our cat (twice! :roll: ) and a previous dog. washin...
by DudeRN
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Sonny
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: Meet Sonny

nice looking pup! :D congratulations
by DudeRN
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eating Too Fast, Tried Everything
Replies: 15
Views: 4179

Re: Eating Too Fast, Tried Everything

Another thing you can try... toss his food on the ground by the handful, make him look for it and find it kibble by kibble. I had to do that with one of my guys. Not only does it force them to eat slower, but it gives them something to do as well. Another option is to use muffin tins... a little in...
by DudeRN
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Think Dog Has Poison Ivy
Replies: 9
Views: 2164

Re: Think Dog Has Poison Ivy

that does kind of look like poison ivy. your dog couldn't catch it from your fiancee -- I assume the dog wasn't in the same place your fiancee got exposed, right? But the dog could have gotten it from coming into contact with something that had the poison ivy oil on it, like clothing, blankets, a ca...
by DudeRN
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Limping and lethargic
Replies: 10
Views: 3007

Re: Limping and lethargic

I can't think of anything that would connect the two major symptoms, the lameness and the loss of consciousness, but it seems like too much of a coincidence that they would happen at the same time but be unrelated. sounds like a trip to the vet is in order.
by DudeRN
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mushroom poisoning
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: Mushroom poisoning

wow, that is scary. Glad it turned out okay, even though your wallet took a hit. thanks for the heads up!
by DudeRN
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy growling on couch
Replies: 42
Views: 8933

Re: Puppy growling on couch

my Britt pup was growling at my wife a little bit when she went to make the dog get off our bed. then she (the dog, not the wife :D ) tried that with me. I grabbed her quick by the scruff of the neck, got right down in her face and gave her a good shake and told her NO! It has never happened again, ...
by DudeRN
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Pup
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: New Pup

congratulations! I am sure we will see many photos of her and her progeny!
by DudeRN
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pancreatitis
Replies: 21
Views: 6370

Re: pancreatitis

bowel rest (fasting) but plenty of fluids. very likely due to a change in diet/high fat content in something the dog ate. check with your vet on how long before transitioning back to regular food, and then stick to it. good luck!
by DudeRN
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Has Pain In Testicle
Replies: 37
Views: 8497

Re: Puppy Has Pain In Testicle

yeah, you have to find the means to take the dog to the vet. He might have testicular torsion or orchitis. neither one is going to wait until next Friday.
by DudeRN
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Urinary incontinence/leakage by spayed female
Replies: 9
Views: 3510

Re: Urinary incontinence/leakage by spayed female

My female has been on prion for 3 years for this same thing it works just getting costly I was thinking about trying this method of getting Proin. apparently you get the prescription sent to your vet. We paid $26.00 for 60 of the 25mg tabs from our vet, we can get 180 for $37.80 from Fosters and Sm...
by DudeRN
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Urinary incontinence/leakage by spayed female
Replies: 9
Views: 3510

Urinary incontinence/leakage by spayed female

This summer, my almost 2-year-old Brittany developed some urinary incontinence. We noticed she was licking her genital area, and when she would get up, often there would be a wet spot on whatever she was lying on. We didn't think it was urine because it seemed odorless and colorless, until I saw it ...
by DudeRN
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Woman Wins
Replies: 11
Views: 2950

Re: The Woman Wins

maybe 'luring' isn't the right word, it is probably giving the coon too much credit, but I would bet that a raccoon knows that it can drown an attacker and has to be part of the reason they take to water when facing a dog or other predator. I am sure they would be just as happy if their opponent gav...
by DudeRN
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 12
Views: 3150

Re: Ticks

I been using a seresto collar for the last few years with good results I still find a few , but they are dead or dying when I do find em. since none of the meds are true repellents ,that about all you can expect from any of them I just started using a Seresto collar this year, and it works better o...
by DudeRN
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grooming a Brittany
Replies: 20
Views: 5903

Re: Grooming a Brittany

My Britt has a longer coat, too, and it really grew out over the winter. She was getting hot already this spring, so I had her groomed. They shaved her coat down pretty tight, and it looked good. That was about six weeks ago, and her coat is starting to get a little long again. It didn't mess anythi...
by DudeRN
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New PUP! (sort of)
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: New PUP! (sort of)

wow, nice looking pup. looks like he'll give you plenty of good work
by DudeRN
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Dexter: he left us far to early
Replies: 5
Views: 4191

Re: Dexter: he left us far to early

terrible :(
by DudeRN
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Grouse and ptarmigan hunting in Norway - video
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Grouse and ptarmigan hunting in Norway - video

excellent video. you have a nice eye for film making. Baldur looks like a good dog, and he seems to be having a lot of fun. at what kind of ranges were you taking most of your birds? I think the camera probably makes the distances look longer, but I would guess 30 to 40 meters? is this an area near ...