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by Dakotazeb
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Local Pheasants Forever youth hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 268

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: 1929

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: 683

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: Dogs for Sale
Topic: North Texas Brittany's
Replies: 1
Views: 318

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: 7
Views: 780

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: 843

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: 2837

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: 2837

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: 843

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: 843

Re: Replacement collar for Garmin 3/4"

Check out these at GunDogSupply.com

https://www.gundogsupply.com/hiflex-uni ... traps.html
by Dakotazeb
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 30
Views: 2837

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: 278

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: 497

Re: Pro trainers

My trainer in Colorado has just arrived at his summer camp in western North Dakota.
by Dakotazeb
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1757

Re: Closing my kennel

I'll be in a similar situation before much longer. Only 58 and have tried to take care of myself but neuropathy is slowly taking away my ability to spend long periods of time on my feet. Leaning towards starting one last pup in the hope that it will keep me going longer, but then I worry that it mi...
by Dakotazeb
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Sunglasses
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Sunglasses

I've been using protective eye wear from Stihl (the power tool company) for years. I've attached a link to the style I like. They come in four different color lens. I have the Smoke for bright days and the Yellow for darker, overcast days. The Yellow really brighten up your view. They are made from ...
by Dakotazeb
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: American Brittany Breeder?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: American Brittany Breeder?

Here's another that's in your area of the country. He has 3 males left and one is liver & white. https://www.facebook.com/mileysgundogs/?__tn__=%2CdkCH-R-R&eid=ARDNjzgPzHadzeH55puoAkVcPILplyg4a_rtSMe9YGwL9PewwNgsq-zsv87ru89ldS64Gk-gdC8fLKEG&hc_ref=ARQfCy6AsNfpTT0_22f5waNN4QtlCuoEMrvuqr-GJZF4SaJ0e3Iy...
by Dakotazeb
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: American Brittany Breeder?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: American Brittany Breeder?

Check out this litter in Kansas. I know nothing about these dogs or the breeder. You would have to do your own due diligence.

https://www.facebook.com/12674216790902 ... 412103467/
by Dakotazeb
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: American Brittany Breeder?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: American Brittany Breeder?

A gal in North Dakota that runs dogs in NSTRA is having a litter this fall. Her female is liver and white and a great dog. Will be an excellent breeding. But she prefers the pups go to NSTRA homes. I'll also check with a guy I know that lives in Arkansas. Actually that's who the ND gal got her femal...
by Dakotazeb
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: American Brittany Breeder?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: American Brittany Breeder?

I'm checking a couple of my sources for you. Will let you know if I come up with anything. Are you stuck on liver & White?
by Dakotazeb
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Weight loss
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Weight loss

He probably doesn't need to be on PP Sport 30/20 but he does need to be on a better food than Pedigree. Pedigree is a fairly low quality dog food. Look at the first ingredient, Whole Ground Corn. Any time the first ingredient is a grain and not a whole meat or meal meal it's not a very good food. Sw...
by Dakotazeb
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 30
Views: 2837

Re: Not holding Birds

I have a 3 year old female Brittany that is doing the same thing at NSTRA trials. Finding the bird, going on a nice point and then breaking to catch the bird. She is what the others are saying "Trial Smart". She has learned she can catch the quail. She is currently with my trainer in Colorado and ho...
by Dakotazeb
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Thoughts on the "grain free"/DCM association?
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Thoughts on the "grain free"/DCM association?

Is DCM an issue? Maybe. But I don't think it's as big a deal as some have made it out to be. I'm certainly not a proponent of grain-free foods, but because I have a dog with an allergy issue I have been feeding her a limited ingredient, grain-free food for the past two years. She is in excellent phy...
by Dakotazeb
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Flax Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Flax Oil

cjhills wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:02 am
What is the difference between Flax oil and Linseed oil,,,,,,,Cj
Here's your answer. https://healthfully.com/469135-is-flaxs ... d-oil.html
by Dakotazeb
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Flax Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Flax Oil

Here's an article on Flax Seed vs. Flax Oil. https://www.livestrong.com/article/1042 ... -vs.-flax/

It appears there are about 240 calories in 2 Tbls. of Flax Oil so I'd be careful if your dog has a weight problem.
by Dakotazeb
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Flax Oil
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Flax Oil

Flax seed has a lot of nutritional values. Not sure if the same is true for the oil. Had not hear of flax oil before. Thanks for the heads up.
by Dakotazeb
Thu May 30, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from MN
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: New from MN

Isn't a cross between a Poodle and Golden called a "Goldendoodle"? A Labradoodle is a cross between a Lab and a Poodle.
by Dakotazeb
Mon May 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How much olive oil ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1162

Re: How much olive oil ?

You don't say what brand of dog food you are feeding but a formula with 22% protein and 14% fat is probably our problem. If your dogs are getting as much exercise as you say then you need a kibble that is at least 30% protein and 20% fat. You need to change your food rather than add olive oil.
by Dakotazeb
Tue May 14, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA ages
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

Re: NSTRA ages

What's the qualification's for a novice? A Novice or Amateur is a dog with 3 or less open points, none of which can be first place points. I have heard there is talk of increasing that to 6 points and possibly doing away with Novice. From what I've seen in my region (Mid-North) and other regions th...
by Dakotazeb
Tue May 07, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: The Garmin Alpha; An Expensive Mistake
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: The Garmin Alpha; An Expensive Mistake

I have the Alpha. You can set it so the handheld will emit a tone and/or vibrate when the dog goes on point. My biggest complaint is that the tone is so faint I can't hear it in the field and the vibrate is so weak I can't feel it unless I'm holding the unit. So, for those of you with the Pro550 Plu...
by Dakotazeb
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Effect of spaying/neutering on performance?
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: Effect of spaying/neutering on performance?

Back to the original question. Spay or neuter will have no effect what so ever on the dog's performance in the field. I have a 3 year old female Brittany that was spayed at 2 and her prey drive is still "over the top" according my trainer.
by Dakotazeb
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Costco Dog Food???
Replies: 28
Views: 2492

Re: Costco Dog Food???

kirkland dog food is made by Diamond. Whether that's good or bad you be the judge. Diamond has had a number of recalls in the past but a lot of people feed it. I'm not expressing an opinion, just stating the facts.
by Dakotazeb
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF
Replies: 42
Views: 2689

Re: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF

If the OP is somewhat reluctant to do FF my opinion is he will struggle in doing it himself. Send the dog to a pro and get it done right.
by Dakotazeb
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF
Replies: 42
Views: 2689

Re: Training GSP to retrieve w/out FF

I don't like the term "force fetch". I prefer to call it "trained retrieve". With the right trainer there doesn't need to be a lot of "force" involved but at some point some force does need to be applied. If I was you I wouldn't be so negative about training the dog to retrieve. A dog that retrieves...
by Dakotazeb
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA best run yet
Replies: 18
Views: 2892

Re: NSTRA best run yet

Been out of NSTRA a long time but thinking about doing a little again. Seven find's is a super run! Something wrong with NSTRA just might be the rule you can't point a bird out of bounds If the bird is out and the dog in, why shouldn't it count? Every dog down has the same chance of pointing an out...
by Dakotazeb
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Kovan - No squeak Toys
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Kovan - No squeak Toys

My dogs, both past and present, have always played with toys with squeakers in them. I've never experienced the problem you are describing.
by Dakotazeb
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA ages
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

Re: NSTRA ages

Keep an eye on the national NSTRA web site or the Rocky Mountain Web site for future trials in your area.

https://nstra.org/rocky-mountain/?Id=2185

http://rockymtnnstra.com/
by Dakotazeb
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA ages
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

Re: NSTRA ages

I see on the NSTRA web site that the trial I told you about by Delta, CO has been cancelled. Young dogs can run and compete in NSTRA but they do need to be steady on point and retrieve to hand reasonably well. So it's really more about where your dog is at in training than their age. I've seen dogs ...
by Dakotazeb
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA ages
Replies: 13
Views: 1084

Re: NSTRA ages

Please explain your question a little better. Are you asking what age people start running their dogs in NSTRA? Or what?
by Dakotazeb
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Time to Fully Train a Brittany
Replies: 20
Views: 1408

Re: Time to Fully Train a Brittany

How old is the dog?
by Dakotazeb
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: CBD/Hemp Extract
Replies: 3
Views: 674

CBD/Hemp Extract

I was wondering if anyone has tried giving their dog any form of Hemp Extract (CBD)? I have a Brittany with allergies and was thinking of giving her some Hemp oil to see if it would help.
by Dakotazeb
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2986

Re: sending dog for training

The trainer should train you as well as the dog. I think we actually need more training. :) I have my Brittany with a trainer here in Arizona where I winter. He has a different approach that he says is not done by other trainers. He said, "Once she learns what I'm teaching her and I teach you, you w...
by Dakotazeb
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2986

Re: sending dog for training

Where are you located?
by Dakotazeb
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1394

Re: French Brittany

+1 for Mark Dinsmore. His handle on this site is ohmymy111. But I see he hasn't posted here since 2017. Mark certainly knows his French Brittanys. Here's the link to his web site: http://letoiledunordkennels.com/home.html As with every breed the size of the dog, length of coat, etc. can vary greatly...
by Dakotazeb
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: sending dog for training
Replies: 72
Views: 2986

Re: sending dog for training

There are no disadvantages of sending your dog off to a trainer whether it's one month or 3 months provided you get the right trainer. And it can be money well spent. I think it's harder for us owners to have the dog gone than it is on the dog. I've sent dogs off for 2 months at a time and when they...
by Dakotazeb
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Seeking new kibble
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: Seeking new kibble

My dog tested positive for most protein sources including chicken. Only negative for pork and venison. In searching for a pork or venison food I found that many still had chicken or lamb meal down the ingredient list. The other issue I found was that many of the grain-free limited ingredient dog foo...
by Dakotazeb
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Seeking new kibble
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: Seeking new kibble

Give Zignature a look. All grain-free, limited ingredient formulas with no chicken. I've had my Brittany on the pork formula for a year and a half as she has allergies. She's done great on it. The pork formula is 31% protein and 18% fat.

https://www.zignature.com/?page_id=5&lang=en
by Dakotazeb
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Alpha
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Garmin Alpha

If you are on Facebook there is a group on there for Alpha and Astro users to ask questions and get plenty of responses and help. Just search "Garmin Astro & Alpha Users".
by Dakotazeb
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: It takes birds to make a bird dog.
Replies: 16
Views: 2105

Re: It takes birds to make a bird dog.

weimdogman wrote:This forum gives me fits
I have trouble posting and now it acts like you dont exist to pm.? So you pm me a phone number and we can chat.
PM sent with my contact information.
by Dakotazeb
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: It takes birds to make a bird dog.
Replies: 16
Views: 2105

Re: It takes birds to make a bird dog.

Hey weimdog, I live in Watertown. Would love to find someone with a place and birds for training within a reasonable distance. I have a 2 year old Brittany that needs more bird work. If you are interested I'd love to train with you a few times in the off season. In addition to bird hunting I run my ...
by Dakotazeb
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Proplan sport 30/20 vs 26/16
Replies: 22
Views: 1825

Re: Purina Proplan sport 30/20 vs 26/16

Sharon wrote:Well its not in the TRAINING category ; it is in the HEALTH category, and the new member asked the question.
If this bothers you, why not just not answer?
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