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by Dakotazeb
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog is “soft”
Replies: 22
Views: 508

Re: Dog is “soft”

Ok, so some really cool stuff happened today. I put up the biggest covey of huns I’ve ever seen and more importantly I saw Tubbs smell some birds and kind of sort of point one. A couple of times I could tell he was using his nose and noticed a distinct change in body language and then we would flus...
by Dakotazeb
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Skittish Birds When Windy
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Skittish Birds When Windy

That's a very common occurrence. I've seen that throughout my 60+ years of pheasant hunting. Not sure why and have never figured out anything that can be done about it other than trying to work into the wind. It's just one of those things of nature I guess.
by Dakotazeb
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog is “soft”
Replies: 22
Views: 508

Re: Dog is “soft”

Being a Brittany guy in the Dakotas I'm curious where you got your dog from and what the pedigree is. If you don't want to share that info publicly then send me a PM. I might also be able to give you some excellent recommendations for another Brittany pup in your area. Where are you at in No Dak? As...
by Dakotazeb
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

OhioVizsla wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:13 am
I wouldn't give up, sounds like a great dog. I would train her to be steady to wing & shot. This will stop her from going in on the point.
She has been trained to be steady to WSF but take her to a trial and all the training goes out the window.
by Dakotazeb
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Sometimes that point is 200-300 yards out and since you can't run in NSTRA it can take some time to get to the dog. That's when she is likely to scoop the bird. Have you worked on that in training by making her wait? Lots of times in training it's dog points and handler gets right on the flush. But...
by Dakotazeb
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

" It's too late this year with hunting season approaching". That comment really interests me and I think it shows, or may show, a big problem many have. Train the dog during the year and let it go to heck during hunting season. This is your golden opportunity. You can certainly hunt, but do it with...
by Dakotazeb
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

[/quote] I never knew that. Sorry. That is a different ballgame. At what point can the dog go and what is the signal for her to go. Does she go on the flush, shot or a command from you. Do you flush and shoot. Does she point and break before you get there or when you go in to flush or just bust bird...
by Dakotazeb
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Personally, I think it is more of a trainer problem than a dog problem. If she handle well for the trainers but not for you she knows she is in charge. I suspect she ignoring you in her regular interaction with you. It is very easy to miss that or ignore it in a house dog that lives with you all th...
by Dakotazeb
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Thanks for all the responses. To answer one of the questions about being a NSTRA champion. No, she doesn't need to get her championship. But she has the ability if I can get this problem resolved. I don't run NSTRA to champion a dog, I do it because I enjoy it and so does my dog. I've been involved ...
by Dakotazeb
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Yes, she is steady without an e-collar with the trainers. My problem is I don't have access to birds or training ground in my area. Wish there was a gun dog club in the area. When I'm in Arizona for the winter I have joined the Arizona Pointing Dog Club so I'm hoping they have a venue where I can tr...
by Dakotazeb
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Is It Time to Give Up?

I have a 4 year old female Brittany. I got her when she was 6 months old. She has a great pedigree and a ton of potential. I got her to have as a pheasant hunting dog, house pet and to run in NSTRA trials. I have run her in some NSTRA trials the past couple of years and she has 10 amateur points. Sh...
by Dakotazeb
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Any French Brittany litters out there?
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Any French Brittany litters out there?

I will be breeding 3 females this Fall/Winter. I have deposits for about 1/2 the puppies already. If you would like to know more, please feel free to call me anytime. Mark 612-750-7059 Mark has some excellent Frenchies. Well worth taking a look at his pups. He's one of the most knowledgeable people...
by Dakotazeb
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~

I've been interested in and following Picardys for several years. Very interesting breed. Suppose to be a very easy dog to train. While I know they make great companion dogs they are really bred to hunt. Hope not too many of these rare pups go to non-hunting homes.
by Dakotazeb
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany 33lbs at 5 months old should I be worried
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Brittany 33lbs at 5 months old should I be worried

Brittanys can range quite a bit in size and weight. My first Brittany was larger and weighed about 50 lbs. He was never fat or what I would consider overweight. Just a bigger, stockier dog than your normal Britt. I had two females that were close to 40 lbs. and my current 4 year old female is 33-35 ...
by Dakotazeb
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Grain-Free kibble
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Grain-Free kibble

I fed grain-free food to my dog for a couple of years due to her allergies. It didn't appear to help the allergy situation so for the past year she is back on Purina ProPlan Sport. While she was on the grain-free I did not notice any reduction in performance or energy. And she is a big running field...
by Dakotazeb
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need advice on my Brittany Spaniel puppy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Need advice on my Brittany Spaniel puppy problems

Sometimes giving a pup too much free run in the house makes it more difficult to potty train. I would crate him in the house for a few hours at a time. When you let him out take him outside to do his thing and when he does praise him. It won't take that long for him to learn where he is suppose to g...
by Dakotazeb
Tue May 26, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat
Replies: 15
Views: 1616

Re: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat

I run about 70% on asphalt, in the street. Whenever there is an option to jump on a trail for a but, I take it. The trails I near me are primarily dirt as opposed to gravel or DG. I had hoped his pads would toughen up, but they never have. Odd thing too, all the miles and it doesn't wear down his n...
by Dakotazeb
Mon May 25, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat
Replies: 15
Views: 1616

Re: Will booting my GSP cause him to overheat

First, to answer your original question. I do not believe booting your dog will cause him to over heat. I've run my dogs for many years with my bicycle on bike paths, streets and gravel roads. The only time it has affected the dog's feet was when running on concrete. That little bit of rougher surfa...
by Dakotazeb
Sun May 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Springer spaniel i think
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Springer spaniel i think

Make sure you get a true "field bred" Springer. Over the years the field and bench Springers have almost evolved into separate breeds. Sorry I can't help you with any breeders in your area but I could give you a couple of excellent references in Minnesota. PM me if you would like that info.
by Dakotazeb
Sun May 24, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Springer spaniel i think
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Springer spaniel i think

Where are you located? Know where you are will help in recommending a breeder.
by Dakotazeb
Sun May 03, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: French Brittany pup help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: French Brittany pup help needed

I think you are expecting a whole lot more than you should out of a 9 week old pup. At this age the only training you should be doing is teaching the dog her name and basic commands like Come, Heel, etc. You should not even be thinking about "off leash" work. She's a very young pup. Play with her an...
by Dakotazeb
Fri May 01, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SoCal NSTRA trial
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: SoCal NSTRA trial

I'm in the Mid-North Region of NSTRA and we are having our first trial of the spring this weekend in North Dakota. In fact we have trials scheduled the next 3 weekends. Guidelines have been set regarding social distancing, etc. Anxious to get the dog some runs.
by Dakotazeb
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Re: Cheap(er) Price on Pro Plan

just checked chewy.com. 34# bag $44.14 47# bag 59.93.so they do cost more for less......Cj You might want to re-check Chewy.com. I was just on their site and PPP Sport 30/20 chicken and rice formula as pictured above comes in the following sizes. 6 lb., 18 lb., 37.5 lb and 50 lb. Same as the Purina...
by Dakotazeb
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 53
Views: 15501

Re: Why Purina Pro Plan?

Good choice weimdog!
by Dakotazeb
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: German Wirehaired Pointer Puppies
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: German Wirehaired Pointer Puppies

Just curious where you are located in SD.
by Dakotazeb
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Roading" tips- bike or treadmill?
Replies: 17
Views: 4050

Re: "Roading" tips- bike or treadmill?

I should say this is not for conditioning. Just trying to burn some more energy for the dog on weekdays to help with behavior in the house. Nothing could be further from the truth. Roading not only conditions but it builds muscle and stamina. Of course it does depend on how you are roading. I'm tal...
by Dakotazeb
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 3007

Re: dog only partly retrieving

I guess each of us wants something different out of our dogs. But in my humble opinion, having a hunting dog that is a good retriever is a must. In the past I've had a couple of dogs that wouldn't retrieve but never again. One Brittany was terrific at tracking down crippled, running pheasants. She w...
by Dakotazeb
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: dog only partly retrieving
Replies: 24
Views: 3007

Re: dog only partly retrieving

It would appear that your "force fetch" was not complete. You need to go back and repeat it or probably have a pro do it for you. Unless you are experienced at doing force fetch I've found it difficult to do yourself no matter how many books you read or videos you watch. Good luck.
by Dakotazeb
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Roading" tips- bike or treadmill?
Replies: 17
Views: 4050

Re: "Roading" tips- bike or treadmill?

I have run my dogs with my bicycle for over 10 years. I use a light harness and a 6' lead. I would not recommend anything that attaches the dog directly to your bike. Too easy for the dog to pull you over. I've always held the lead very loosely so if the dog was to pull unexpectedly it would release...
by Dakotazeb
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 53
Views: 15501

Re: Why Purina Pro Plan?

I switched to Purina Pro Plan SPORT. And it’s been about 2 weeks and her poop really hasn’t hardened up that much. A little soft and a few small straggling poops that are really soft. She’s 1.5 yrs old. Had normal poop pre Sport. Should I switch food or will she adjust? Thanks Sent from my iPhone u...
by Dakotazeb
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Best Chewing Item
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: Best Chewing Item

I've found that a product called "Benebone" to be quite good.
by Dakotazeb
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany outside in doghouse
Replies: 11
Views: 2282

Re: Brittany outside in doghouse

Is anyone home during the day when you will have him running around the yard? If not, I would have him kenneled inside. Dogs will find a way to get out of most any fenced area. A friend of mine has a heck of a time keeping his male Brittany in a fenced yard even with an electrified fence. And my fem...
by Dakotazeb
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: roading
Replies: 13
Views: 3222

Re: roading

I try to get my dog in the field to free run as much as possible. But when I'm unable to get to a field roading her with my bike at 10-12 mph for 30 minutes with my bike has proven to be an excellent way to keep her well conditioned. My dog is both a hunting dog and trial dog so keeping her in top c...
by Dakotazeb
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: roading
Replies: 13
Views: 3222

Re: roading

I have been roading my dogs with my bike for over 10 years. It's important to train your dog for this activity. I use a 6' lead held loosely n one hand so in the event the dog stops fast or does want to chase something I can easily release the lead. But most importantly is the dog being trained not ...
by Dakotazeb
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Small stick or long thorn under skin
Replies: 11
Views: 3239

Re: Small stick or long thorn under skin

My dog ran this up one of her nostrils. My vet had to sedate her to find and remove it. Cost was $158.

Oops. Pic didn't post. Anyway, it was a 4" long stick.
by Dakotazeb
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter vs Brittany- better house dog?
Replies: 19
Views: 3101

Re: English Setter vs Brittany- better house dog?

Joe3232 wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:49 pm
Also, when walking on a leash, should I have her "heeling" the whole time or is better to encourage her to be out front exploring?
Anytime your dog is on a leash he/she should be at heel by your side. This is not a time to be out front exploring.
by Dakotazeb
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter vs Brittany- better house dog?
Replies: 19
Views: 3101

Re: English Setter vs Brittany- better house dog?

I'll jump in here in defense of Brittanys. I'm on my 4th and all have been absolutely great house dogs. Not destructive and very little, if any, barking. They all seemed to have a switch that they turned off in the house and back on in the field. I've been trialing in NSTRA for about 10 years and th...
by Dakotazeb
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Local Pheasants Forever youth hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Local Pheasants Forever youth hunt

Thanks weimdog. My grandson and I had a great time. The local PF chapter did an outstanding job. The second photo in the first post has my Brittany, Bree backing with me to the right and my grandson moving up to harvest his first pheasant.
by Dakotazeb
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF or wait?
Replies: 62
Views: 13133

Re: FF or wait?

I believe this question has come up before either on this site or another, but the consensus was to not do FF during the hunting season. I would agree and wait until spring or after your done hunting. Good luck!
by Dakotazeb
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is there a WiFi collar with a static/vibration setting?
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

Re: Is there a WiFi collar with a static/vibration setting?

Featherfinder wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:37 pm
I believe Dogtra offers the Pathfinder series. You'd have to look further into it as I'm not that well informed.
The Dogtra Pathfinder does not use WiFi. I am not aware of any collar that uses WiFi.
by Dakotazeb
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: North Texas Brittany's
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Re: North Texas Brittany's

It might help to post some info on the parents and grandparents as well as a copy of the pedigree.
by Dakotazeb
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Safe over the counter for small wounds
Replies: 9
Views: 2804

Re: Safe over the counter for small wounds

Vetericyn is pretty good for smaller cuts and wounds. It was recommended to me by a dog trainer. https://www.chewy.com/vetericyn-all-animal-wound-skin-care/dp/133990?utm_id=272259755&msclkid=98127abc37a91966021227e16fa8244f&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping-Product%20Targets-Hard%...
by Dakotazeb
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Replacement collar for Garmin 3/4"
Replies: 16
Views: 3491

Re: Replacement collar for Garmin 3/4"

I sure haven't had an issue with the 3/4" collar on my Alpha Mini. I do carry a spare just in case.
by Dakotazeb
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 30
Views: 5957

Re: Not holding Birds

DonF wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:28 am
Quail hunt may not accomplish a thing. Problem is the birds. Your hunting wild quail and trialing on pen raised quail. If the dog doesn't know the difference between them it will learn quickly!
I don't hunt wild quail.
by Dakotazeb
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 30
Views: 5957

Re: Not holding Birds

The trainers she has been with say that part of the problem is that her prey drive is over the top. Guess that's both good and bad! :?
by Dakotazeb
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Replacement collar for Garmin 3/4"
Replies: 16
Views: 3491

Re: Replacement collar for Garmin 3/4"

Call them and see. They are great about standing behind their products. Excellent customer service.
by Dakotazeb
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Replacement collar for Garmin 3/4"
Replies: 16
Views: 3491

Re: Replacement collar for Garmin 3/4"

Check out these at GunDogSupply.com

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by Dakotazeb
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 30
Views: 5957

Re: Not holding Birds

Dakotazeb, your trainer should resolve your concerns but since you are typically the handler, you will need to understand the rules of engagement. Somehow, dogs know if YOU know. I use wild pigeons to exhaust a dog's penchant for chasing. Once they get the picture RELIABLY, I transition into quail/...
by Dakotazeb
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Re: Hello Again

The pedigree function on this site is no longer available from what I know. If you want to create an online pedigree I would recommend that you go to gundogcentral.com You can create pedigrees on that site and in fact you might find that some of the dogs in the pedigree are already out there.
by Dakotazeb
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro trainers
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Pro trainers

My trainer in Colorado has just arrived at his summer camp in western North Dakota.