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by Urban_Redneck
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: storing fish and game on a week-long hunt
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: storing fish and game on a week-long hunt

First things first, you must abide possession limits (usually 2x the daily limit). Also, some states( federal too?) require a feathered wing left on all birds kept until you get home or prepare for consumption. Same regs can apply to fish. If you filet a fish, leave the skin on and make sure the len...
by Urban_Redneck
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons: How long til they pair and nest
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: Pigeons: How long til they pair and nest

Give up on the plastic milk jug thing, they are too small and the cut edge is sharp. A 10-12" saucer that goes under a big flower pot works well as does the plastic nesting bowls that Foy's and other suppliers sell. You need to supply some nesting material, I tie bundles of straw off the coop floor ...
by Urban_Redneck
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food for Dog with Allergy
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Food for Dog with Allergy

Owning a big eared dog, I've learned she needs her ears cleaned once a week or more when she's running the fields or swimming.

Yeast feeds primarily on sugars that come from carbohydrates. A carbohydrate free, raw diet is the solution for that.
by Urban_Redneck
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Naming Traditions
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Naming Traditions

Change the rule! 8) Again, it all depends who is asking the dog's name, some soccer mom or a potential stud or dam owner. Most folks don't really care. The breeder my pup came from asked me for a "M" name and then asked what name I would call her. I don't know whether all breeders consult owners bef...
by Urban_Redneck
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Naming Traditions
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Naming Traditions

That’s where you lose me. Naming a dog one thing and calling it another. Seems pointless. You can’t tell a dogs age if someone is using a call name. If anything, it will confuse people Who are you really confusing? My dog is either Melodie de la Ruse des Bois (Kasia) or Kasia (Melodie de la Ruse de...
by Urban_Redneck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Naming Traditions
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Naming Traditions

I like the tradition as I can tell at a glance the age of the dog. I will admit some years seem to challenge creativity and even in smaller breeds like the BA, we end up with a multiple Pablo, Paco, Panda, Pico, Pixel, etc.

I have an "M" - Melodie, but, I call her Kasia :P
by Urban_Redneck
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Training Progress questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: GSP Training Progress questions.

I'll ask the obvious question, why did you take a bird dog to a retriever trainer? It's good that the trainer is concerned about crushing the dog's soul. However, it sounds as if the trainer doesn't have enough pointy dog experience to find the right buttons to press on your dog. All dogs are differ...
by Urban_Redneck
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I wouldn't be concerned with the second, third, fourth, loose stool when running the dog, mine does the same - sometimes I think she's going to turn herself inside out :roll: For the other issues, you could add a tablespoon of cottage cheese, yogurt, or the best- goat milk kefir to his dish. Best ye...
by Urban_Redneck
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 2104

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

I've seen dogs default to sit when pressure is applied during training. Not what you want in a pointing dog. Beginners can easily overemphasized the sit command. I believe the breeder is trying to help you not make a normal beginners mistake. Might consider whoa instead. I like what Don had to say....
by Urban_Redneck
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 2104

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

I've seen dogs default to sit when pressure is applied during training. Not what you want in a pointing dog. Beginners can easily overemphasized the sit command. I believe the breeder is trying to help you not make a normal beginners mistake. Might consider whoa instead. I like what Don had to say....
by Urban_Redneck
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mut Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: Mut Identification

My WAG- Small Munsterlander X GSD :lol:
by Urban_Redneck
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP behavior - correct this or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: GSP behavior - correct this or no?

Sounds like you are well on your way to having a first rate flushing dog. Nothing wrong with rabbits, just make him remain steady. Taking out preserve birds isn't the bird's fault, it's yours.

Allowing the dog to be successful at whatever he chooses, is all the reinforcement he needs.

My $0.02
by Urban_Redneck
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP with a thick coat?
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: GSP with a thick coat?

This winter, just prior to the afternoon opening of a Flyfishing & Wingshooting show. An exhibitor walks in with a wirehair that had the exact markings as my dog. He looked at my dog, saw me reaching for my camera, turned around, and left that dog in his truck the entire weekend :lol:
by Urban_Redneck
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP with a thick coat?
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: GSP with a thick coat?

weimdogman wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Pics of a couple of these.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
by Urban_Redneck
Thu May 23, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How much olive oil ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Re: How much olive oil ?

Vegetable oils are not the solution. More protein will help the dogs gain muscle weight.
by Urban_Redneck
Thu May 23, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2887

Re: Let’s talk about registration

You have excellent experience , but there is a way to have a good discussion with out insulting people. Start spreading that standard around evenly to all and things will likely improve. I have been buying pointer puppies for over fifty years. I have NEVER purchased a puppy without a complete and u...
by Urban_Redneck
Mon May 13, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons cohabiting with game birds, same pen
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Pigeons cohabiting with game birds, same pen

If you are keeping homers it's in your best interest to quarantine for 7 days any bird you add to your coop. Otherwise, you are playing the odds without appreciation of the stakes. I lost all 18 fledglings in the months following storing 2 unused shooter pigeons and a chukar in my coop after a NAVHD...
by Urban_Redneck
Mon May 13, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeons cohabiting with game birds, same pen
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Pigeons cohabiting with game birds, same pen

If you are keeping homers it's in your best interest to quarantine for 7 days any bird you add to your coop. Otherwise, you are playing the odds without appreciation of the stakes. I lost all 18 fledglings in the months following storing 2 unused shooter pigeons and a chukar in my coop after a NAVHD...
by Urban_Redneck
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2887

Re: Let’s talk about registration

Beware the breeder whose requirements to lift a restriction on a pup are beyond those of the sire and dam the pup came from.
by Urban_Redneck
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Loft........
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: New Loft........

Very handsome coop! Good luck with the birds.
by Urban_Redneck
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2887

Re: Let’s talk about registration

There are legitimate reasons for Breeding Restricted pedigrees/contracts, it's the sellers choice. Money can always walk away. If you come to an agreement with a buyer or seller on milestones that will lift the restriction, abide by it. Get the complete agreement in writing. My friend recently went ...
by Urban_Redneck
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: A couple of new pics
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: A couple of new pics

Looks like a handful :)
by Urban_Redneck
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 1460

Re: What am I?

I don't see GSP, but, there are some odd looking GSPs out there.

I'll guess pointer x some sort of sight hound.
by Urban_Redneck
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Costco Dog Food???
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

Re: Costco Dog Food???

Rice is high on the glycemic index and offers virtually zero nutrients Thank You. Nothing is more conflicted and confusing that dog food discussions it seems. PPP has Salmon and Rice 30/20 formula and I have fed it at times is why I asked. Purina claims rice can be a good source of nutrition (carbs...
by Urban_Redneck
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 47
Views: 8347

Re: Why Purina Pro Plan?

mnaj_springer wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:49 am
They are little rockets out in the field and their coats, nails, skin, and stools are all healthy.
The best you can do for your dog is feed what he does best on. Determining what his "best" looks like, is the tough part.
by Urban_Redneck
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Costco Dog Food???
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

Re: Costco Dog Food???

I would supplement with Omega3 fish oil capsules, the Omegas oxidize quickly in kibble. Omega 3 counteracts the inflammatory properties of Omega 6. Stay away from food with rice or soy. Why stay away from Rice? Not arguing, just looking to learn. Rice is high on the glycemic index and offers virtua...
by Urban_Redneck
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Costco Dog Food???
Replies: 28
Views: 2287

Re: Costco Dog Food???

I would supplement with Omega3 fish oil capsules, the Omegas oxidize quickly in kibble. Omega 3 counteracts the inflammatory properties of Omega 6. Stay away from food with rice or soy.
by Urban_Redneck
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Soon to be gun dog owner in OR
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Soon to be gun dog owner in OR

Seek out a NAVHDA chapter or two and start attending training days now, so you know what you are going.
by Urban_Redneck
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: a techie problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1114

Re: a techie problem

I'm not a "change is bad" guy, but, it appears there is no photo direct uploader. That is bad.
by Urban_Redneck
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: first time hunt testing
Replies: 19
Views: 955

Re: first time hunt testing

NAVHDA aims https://www.navhda.org/files/assets/testrule-2-2014.pdf

Seek out a NAVHDA chapter, they should let you attend a training day without joining. Like the internet, be prepared to hear that you've doing all wrong :lol:
by Urban_Redneck
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Sitting on "WHOA"
Replies: 22
Views: 3794

Re: Sitting on "WHOA"

I agree with ohiosp, let the bird teach the dog.

I would abandon setting the dog back. I don't think we get to the dog fast enough for the dog to make the proper association, it just adds confusion to the pressure,
by Urban_Redneck
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Seeking new kibble
Replies: 11
Views: 1529

Re: Seeking new kibble

Protein allergies in dogs are very rare. Have you tried adding a probiotic supplement, raw goat milk, or kefir?
by Urban_Redneck
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Blank Pistol Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Blank Pistol Questions

I recently bought a Charter Arms Pro 209. My Training partner has used his for the past year, it is a cut above.
by Urban_Redneck
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thanks, Ezzy333
Replies: 41
Views: 4022

Re: Thanks, Ezzy333

Hoping for a quick and lasting recovery.

We don't always agree, but, Ezzy is never disagreeable.
by Urban_Redneck
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: male or female puppy
Replies: 51
Views: 3457

Re: male or female puppy

When I looked into the the procedure a couple of years ago, I was able to find a vet through www.parsemus.org We spoke on the phone and I learned my pup was a poor candidate because she has false pregnancies. The vet explained that despite the uterus and cervix removal, the dog still "cycles" to som...
by Urban_Redneck
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends
Replies: 33
Views: 1705

Re: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends

There is also a tremendous sense of what my Mother would call "Catholic Guilt" among many when it comes to buying a puppy. I've seen it firsthand fostering. Its a shame too, because despite what some would have you believe, there isn't an epidemic of homeless dogs, there's an epidemic of homeless p...
by Urban_Redneck
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunt Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1195

Re: Hunt Speed

Between 5-6mph in heavy or mixed cover, never hunted the prairie.
by Urban_Redneck
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends
Replies: 33
Views: 1705

Re: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends

The AKC stopped publishing total numbers of registrations around 2010 I think since it was becoming too obvious that they were in steep decline. Now they only publish a list of breeds in order of popularity (I think that the actual numbers may be available in the year end report issued to members.....
by Urban_Redneck
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends
Replies: 33
Views: 1705

Re: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends

Thanks Steve, the percentage change is interesting. I wonder why the AKC doesn't seem to post the actual numbers?
by Urban_Redneck
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends
Replies: 33
Views: 1705

Re: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends

I'm curious as to the total number of registrations. I've heard the growing "rescue" business has severely impacted AKC registrations.
by Urban_Redneck
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding supplements
Replies: 19
Views: 1623

Re: Feeding supplements

Additional raw animal fat the night before is the best source of energy for a dog. Adding fish oil for additional Omega 3 helps to balance the Omega 6 found in most animal fats. Capsules are best as Omega 3 are fragile and rapidly oxidize once exposed to air. Glucose "energy packs" provide a sugar r...
by Urban_Redneck
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Learning That Steadiness Pays Off
Replies: 34
Views: 2405

Re: VIDEO: Learning That Steadiness Pays Off

Having the dog walk in (on command) with handler for the flush is common in Europe. Obviously that's not going to get you a ribbon in a trial or test but, hunting I can see the merit. One thing I've noticed in Brad's video's is the dogs often seem to be creeping on, or crowding the bird. A follower ...
by Urban_Redneck
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maurice Lindley
Replies: 9
Views: 1395

Re: Maurice Lindley

He posted some video yesterday on FB
by Urban_Redneck
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: APLS OutdoorZ Upland Game VestX review
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: APLS OutdoorZ Upland Game VestX review

I really wanted to love mine, but, I wore it once and sold it. While comfortable and seemingly well made, the shell pockets end up at 3 and 9 o'clock which make moving through thick cover tiresome and they can be difficult to close completely. The gun rests are useless and unnecessary. The final nai...
by Urban_Redneck
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 2557

Re: What do you carry?

First aid kit with vet wrap, quick clot and Israeli bandages, leatherman,TQ, 2- 22oz water bottles, and a reload for my pistol.
by Urban_Redneck
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 2458

Re: WPG vs PP

Having been mauled by a pitbull and needing facial reconstruction I tend to take heresay on breed aggression very seriously. I just don't have any interest in a breed that has an aggressive or sharp tendency anywhere in its recent history. I am also acutely aware of the liability assumed if you hav...
by Urban_Redneck
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WPG vs PP
Replies: 31
Views: 2458

Re: WPG vs PP

I think either will serve you well. I've seen quite lot of variation in coat (length, density) especially with the PP.

While sharpness exists, I think much of it can be moderated through dedicated socialization and exposure starting before pup leaves the breeder.

Good luck!
by Urban_Redneck
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon Coop Space (Square Feet Per Pigeon)
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Pigeon Coop Space (Square Feet Per Pigeon)

Mine is 4x7 with one solid long wall 4' high and the other 5' high, it is about 2' off the ground. I've had 30 birds, ideal capacity is probably closer to 20. I'm contemplating an 4x5 addition for quarantine and or, shooter bird housing. A bigger coop allows for plenty of ventilation and perches, bu...
by Urban_Redneck
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Recommendations for a Semi-automatic shotgun
Replies: 25
Views: 3558

Re: Recommendations for a Semi-automatic shotgun

All you need to know about autoloaders is buy one that begins with a B Benelli, Beretta, Browning. Whatever you do, don't buy a Mossberg semi.

I killed a few ducks with my nephew's Beretta A300 Outlander last weekend, it's nice gun that should make your budget if you shop carefully.
by Urban_Redneck
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How long to leave pup with a trainer?
Replies: 34
Views: 3360

Re: How long to leave pup with a trainer?

I imagine you are in over $2000 for the dog + training, I'd make the drive and go see where the puppy is at, training and healthwise. I think it's a red flag for trainer to discourage an owner from seeing their dog. Especially when they ask for more time/money- I don't like the smell of that.