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by Warrior372
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best booties for hunting dogs?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Best booties for hunting dogs?

The only ones I have ever heard / seen on hunting dogs are Lewis Boots. I have never used them, but they seem to have quite a following.
by Warrior372
Mon May 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rattle snakes and a pup
Replies: 17
Views: 1203

Re: Rattle snakes and a pup

An advantage of a pro trainer is that they might be more likely to use actual rattlesnakes. None of the snake avoidance classes around me actually use rattlers. They all use gopher snakes. When actual rattlesnakes are used the dog can be conditioned to avoid the scent as well.
by Warrior372
Sun May 05, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rattle snakes and a pup
Replies: 17
Views: 1203

Re: Rattle snakes and a pup

I am in Southwest Idaho and have run into similar issues. I did rattlesnake avoidance - which helped - but to your point the snake has to be rattling before it cues the dogs trained avoidance. I had the exact same thing happen with my dog - my dog ran within 3 feet of a juvenile rattlesnake 2 times ...
by Warrior372
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany
Replies: 15
Views: 1376

Re: French Brittany

French Brits are great upland dogs! I have a 2.5 year old male from Mark. Mine is very fun to hunt with, extremely smart, nice size, very friendly around other people, dogs and kids. I primarily hunt chukar and Huns here in Idaho with mine - and occasionally pheasant in Oregon. His range varies with...
by Warrior372
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: male or female puppy
Replies: 51
Views: 3655

Re: male or female puppy

I am not sure if I would use marking in the house as a reason for not getting a male. I have a 2.5 year old male French Brittany and he learned very quickly that marking in the house is not acceptable. Our other dog is an intact female and he marked 2x in our house in the first 6 months and has not ...
by Warrior372
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ecollar recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: ecollar recommendations

I use a Dogtra T&B 2500 and have a Garmin Astro for when we get into denser terrain where it is hard to see my Brittany. The combo works pretty well!
by Warrior372
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: French Brittany Puppies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: French Brittany Puppies?

I have a 2.5 year old male French Brittany from Mark as well. He is a really fun dog. Feel free to ask any questions about the breed in here or you can PM me. Awesome breed that obviously needs exercise, but they are incredibly sweet in the house and mine loves everyone he meets. Definitely not a gu...
by Warrior372
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: best waterfowl gun
Replies: 58
Views: 37776

Re: best waterfowl gun

Remington 870 - It is cheap, predictably realiable and bulletproof in all conditions! You can find the express version for $300. I have seen people drop them in the water, pull them out, rack them a few times and fire without an issue. I have also seen guides on Walpole island flip over canoes with ...
by Warrior372
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: recall to whistle versus e-collar tone recall
Replies: 31
Views: 2701

Re: recall to whistle versus e-collar tone recall

I trained my French Brittany to recall to a whistle and then discovered one really big problem with that. On really windy days when my dog was 100+ yards away he could not hear the whistle. So, I trained the whistle recall with the locate beep - not stim - on my Dogtra T&B 2500 and he quickly starte...
by Warrior372
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Locating dogs in thick cover
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: Locating dogs in thick cover

I like to use a few things depending on terrain. My Brittany always has a rip stop orange nylon vest on - 1) to help me keep an eye on him because he is super shifty and 2) because he has no regard for his own body and I know too many people who’s dogs have been punctured while running through dense...
by Warrior372
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training a dog in an area with no wild birds
Replies: 49
Views: 4379

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

Yes, you can totally do this. In Idaho we have a permit called a Sport Dog and Falconry training permit - I think I paid $20 for a 2 year permit - I am not sure how common this is in other states, but might be worth looking into. This allows me to go out on public land and plant pen raised birds ou...
by Warrior372
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training a dog in an area with no wild birds
Replies: 49
Views: 4379

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

Yes, you can totally do this. In Idaho we have a permit called a Sport Dog and Falconry training permit - I think I paid $20 for a 2 year permit - I am not sure how common this is in other states, but might be worth looking into. This allows me to go out on public land and plant pen raised birds out...
by Warrior372
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 2435

Re: Problem Neighbor

That T&B 2500 has a beep function on it too. I whistle trained my dog and quickly realized on windy days when I was walking into the wind he was not able to hear me. So I synced up the collar beep with his whistle recall training and he now knows to come when he heres the collar beep. If I am runnin...
by Warrior372
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 2435

Re: Problem Neighbor

Sounds like the inconsistency of the e-collar / your inability to correct the dog could be causing it - and either way it is definitely not helping it. I would get a new e-collar with 3/4 to 1 mile range so you know you are able to correct your dog when it is not responding to known commands. Even t...
by Warrior372
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Chew toys?
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Chew toys?

The best things we have found is anything from kong, ropes, and elk or deer antlers cut in half length wise - he will chew on them whole, but prefers the ones cut in half. All of the mentioned chew toys last a really long time too.
by Warrior372
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 2607

Re: WPG vs PP

I looked very seriously into getting a pudelpointer myself because at the time I hunted waterfowl a lot more then upland (honestly the only reason I have a brittany right now is because my wife said no wire hair on the hunting dog....). There are a lot of world class hunting dog breeders in and arou...
by Warrior372
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First time on new species
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: First time on new species

I edited my post above with info on a California Quails call. They are pretty vocal, so it is worth checking out. Where is your hunting trip?
by Warrior372
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First time on new species
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: First time on new species

California Quail have a comma shaped group of feathers on their head going forward vs mountain quail the small grouping of feathers face straight up or backward. I hunt a fair amount in SW Idaho and can confidently tell you that I have never seen a covey of mountain quail across 3 years of hunting. ...
by Warrior372
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotting Scopes for Chukar
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Spotting Scopes for Chukar

In the area I hunt the chukar are usually pretty vocal, so I have a general idea of what area to walk up / through. I would just see a spotting scope as another 5+ pounds of stuff I would be lugging up with me. I guess it would not hurt to have it in the car. That way when you heard them as you were...
by Warrior372
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First covey ever - Busted
Replies: 11
Views: 1342

Re: First covey ever - Busted

Yes, that totally happens with a young inexperienced dog. I am fortunate to have access to quail and huns in the foothills behind my house. I started running my dog off-leash in these areas around 5 months and it took him until about 7 months to realize what we were actually doing. In that time eith...
by Warrior372
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tracker that uses cell phone
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Tracker that uses cell phone

Laelaps is another one. They have always intrigued me, but every iPhone I have ever owned has been horribly unreliable in cold weather when exposed. With my phones always being weak links in cold or rainy weather - the batteries tend to not like cold weather - I just bought a garmin Astro.
by Warrior372
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to cover Ruff Tough kennels when using coupler kit
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: How to cover Ruff Tough kennels when using coupler kit

You could put on something like a mud river kennel cover and make small slices with a knife to accommodate the kennel couplers. If the fabric looks brittle once cut, bring it to a seamstress to overstich it to prevent the fabric from ripping or coming undone.
by Warrior372
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Vest Packs - Buck's Bags
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Re: Upland Vest Packs - Buck's Bags

Thanks for this post. I was just about to post something along the same lines. Been looking for a quality vest for a few years, and now that my GSP is about 1.5 years old, I need to carry water for him too. I was really leaning between the Q5 Centerfire and the Wing Works. Any guidance there??? Wha...
by Warrior372
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Vest Packs - Buck's Bags
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Upland Vest Packs - Buck's Bags

So I have been poking around looking at upland vests for about 3 years now. In the meantime, I have just used a blaze orange marmot hiking backpack which always seemed to be enough for what I needed - spot for a water bladder - my water, a bottle holder on each side - dog's water, zip pouches in the...
by Warrior372
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: New FDA Alert on Flea and Tick Products
Replies: 0
Views: 732

New FDA Alert on Flea and Tick Products

I am not trying to start a debate, but rather just share an info update from the FDA. The FDA is working with manufacturers of isoxazoline products to include new label information to highlight neurologic adverse events because these events were seen consistently across the isoxazoline class of prod...
by Warrior372
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..
Replies: 10
Views: 2051

Re: What's the best way to stop dogs from digging under fences..

Every time my boy digs a hole I throw a huge rock in it and fill the hole back up with dirt. He gradually did all of the digging for me and now he is unable to dig down far enough to slide out.
by Warrior372
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

I have skeet 1 and skeet 2 fixed chokes in my 20ga s/s. Hunt quail, huns, and chukar with it.
by Warrior372
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hello, from Boise, ID!
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Hello, from Boise, ID!

No. I should have been more specific. You only need that license if you want to shoot the farmed game birds over your dogs out of season. You can train your dog with farmed birds and no gun without that license any time of year. There are a lot of great books that you can find the titles of online o...
by Warrior372
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hello, from Boise, ID!
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Hello, from Boise, ID!

So in Idaho you can field train a dog on any public land outside of the city of course. If you want to do it out of season you need a falconry and dog training license - this allows you to plant and shoot farm raised birds on public land - you have to be on public land to do this out of season not W...
by Warrior372
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Ithaca 100 SxS 20 gage info needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

Re: Ithaca 100 SxS 20 gage info needed

I researched Ithaca 100 and 200e 20 gauge S/S for about 18 months last year, as I wanted one of those two guns. There is not a ton of info around the internet on them, but what I gathered from internet research, watching gunbroker.com auctions, and speaking with local gunsmiths was the following. An...
by Warrior372
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: pup biting
Replies: 65
Views: 12143

Re: pup biting

I had a dog trainer with my first dog that addressed this issue. He said a lot of puppies bite as a result of being pulled from their litters at 8-weeks. A lot of bite inhibition is naturally taught to puppies by other puppies in their litter biting them. They learn pretty quickly that when another ...
by Warrior372
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What are you paying?
Replies: 8
Views: 2155

Re: What are you paying?

Farmina $80 for 26lb bag. I also use Chewy because of their selection and secondly out of convenience.
by Warrior372
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help me spend my money :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Re: Help me spend my money :)

I use a Garmin Alpha along with a Dogtra T&B 2500. I also like running separate tracking and correction / recall collars - I use the beep on the Dogtra for recall - for the sake of redundancy. Garmin and SportDog also make nice dual purpose correction / recall collars with 3/4 - 1 mile range and eit...
by Warrior372
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pulling Pup
Replies: 22
Views: 4944

Re: Pulling Pup

I was hiking with my dogs in the Boise Foothills the other day and ran into a guy with 3 English Pointers. We started talking about our dogs and where we got them. He got two of his from Brad Higgins in Nevada and all three of his dogs were trained by Brad Higgins. He had so many positive things to ...
by Warrior372
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Underbelly protection advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Re: Underbelly protection advice.

I really like the Cabelas Ripstop vest. I recently bought my growing pup a second one in a larger size because the first worked so well. They are very adjustable, protect their bellys, it helps limit burr and cheat grass collection on the rest of his body, and if / when he rolls in things like cow m...
by Warrior372
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Keeping dog in kennel
Replies: 20
Views: 4082

Re: Keeping dog in kennel

I have a 1.5 year old French Brit male. We crate him in an Intermediate size Ruff Tough kennel everyday when we are at work. We hike or run him every night and it has never been a problem. Occasionally we have toyed with leaving him out and he always gets into something, so that ended quickly.
by Warrior372
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany lines
Replies: 32
Views: 9195

Re: Brittany lines

Jason Staley just outside of Twin Falls, Idaho has some spectacular dogs. He is supposed to be a great trainer as well. A lot of Field Champions in his kennel and his dogs won the Western Futurity Champion titles in 2013-2016.

http://www.jskennelsandtraining.com
by Warrior372
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog boots? inner tubes?
Replies: 15
Views: 3797

Re: dog boots? inner tubes?

I tried motorcycle tubes on my dog. The problem I had was that the adhesive on the duck tape was horrible in the early cold morning weather. It did not want to stick to anything and they fell on in about 30 seconds. Lewis boots look nice, but have not used them -- GunDogSupply sells them for less th...
by Warrior372
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 295
Views: 201867

Re: Dog Food

I recently switched my French Brit from Acana to Farmina. He seems to love it and performs well on it.
by Warrior372
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Belly protection
Replies: 16
Views: 3280

Re: Belly protection

I've had a lot of trouble rubbing my gsp's raw around there front legs. Seems most are lab shaped. Neck doesn't fit, to wide between the front legs, barrel shaped instead of tuck up at the belly. After you rub them raw they are down for a week. Anyone find vests that work on a gsp. Sylmar has 154 r...
by Warrior372
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 12 year old dog
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: 12 year old dog

When assessing Crude Protein content in a food the manufacturer is using the amount of nitrogen present in the food when a chemical analysis is performed to estimate the overall protein content. There is nitrogen in animal protein and non-animal protein - grains, legumes, etc., but there is also nit...
by Warrior372
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Belly protection
Replies: 16
Views: 3280

Re: Belly protection

My experience with the Cabelas Ripstop Vest is the same. I have never had to adjust it or resecure it in the field. I have never seen him get hung up on anything in 1.5 years either. The fact Sylmar with do alterations is very cool!
by Warrior372
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Belly protection
Replies: 16
Views: 3280

Re: Belly protection

Cabela's Ripstop Vest works extremely well! -- http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Ripstop-Dog-Vest/2352806.uts My Brittany wears one every time he goes out. A friends Brittany caught a stick in the torso last year. It took 3 surgeries - and well over $1.5k (the vet felt bad so he gave him a pric...
by Warrior372
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany lines
Replies: 32
Views: 9195

Re: Brittany lines

There is a guy( sorry can't remember his name), who has some red hot French Brittanys in Nstra. He is from the west Texas region of NSTRA. They hit the field like a rocket. I competed with him as a brace mate at AZ Nstra. The fields are 65 acres. Those dogs flat cover ground fast. Go to NSTRA.org, ...
by Warrior372
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany lines
Replies: 32
Views: 9195

Re: Brittany lines

Can I get any feedback on these guys: http://www.suncountrybretons.com/index.html Thanks a ton! I have read a lot of good things about them and never personally seen anything bad. I know they have a lot of AKC master hunters. I am by no means a pedigree master, but Josie and Nellie have great looki...
by Warrior372
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany lines
Replies: 32
Views: 9195

Re: Brittany lines

I have a French Brittany from Mark - he looks like the dogs in you first and third pictures. Generally speaking, they have all of the attributes you mentioned - close working (mine ranges to about 150 yards), a lot of natural hunting instinct, and very sweet with people. If that is what you are look...
by Warrior372
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel/crate pad/mat
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Kennel/crate pad/mat

My dog ripped through every crate pad / mat we have put in there within a day to a week. I do not care what it was made out of - he ripped through mud rivers nylon one about 10 minutes after I got home from cabelas. . . We started using a fleece blanket around 6 months ago and it works well. He has ...
by Warrior372
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin Setter
Replies: 16
Views: 3851

Re: Llewellin Setter

Since I'm not a breeder, it's of little concern to me but I suppose the Ryman setter is also an offshoot of the English setter, no? They're all beautiful to me. Out of curiosity I looked into that a little bit. Apparently George Ryman used English Setter hunting show lines for looks and Llewelin Fi...
by Warrior372
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin Setter
Replies: 16
Views: 3851

Re: Llewellin Setter

To add to one of the OPs questions on breeders - Are there any good lists of reputable breeders? I know the line is somewhat rare, but the Llewellin Setter Club only lists 3 breeders and the North American Llewelin Breeders Association only lists 6 - and some of them seem to be defunct. Seems extrem...
by Warrior372
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Pants
Replies: 17
Views: 4060

Re: Best Pants

I guess I forgot to mention this in my original post, but the Carhartt upland pants come with what they call Rain Defender Water Repellent coating on them. I just put them in the wash with the Nikwax every now and then. Also, it looks like the base of the Duluth pants is 100% cotton and the Carhartt...