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by JONOV
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Duck Search
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Duck Search

The thing about the duck search is it is about the search, not about catching the duck. If the the dog swam out, caught the duck and retrieved it he would either have to do it over or get a lower score. At least that is how the rules were explained to me.......Cj The judges want to see a search. If...
by JONOV
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?
Replies: 39
Views: 3416

Re: What is the MOST money you've seen or heard a dog sell for?

30 years ago was pretty common for a field trial contender to go from 10-20,000.00. Have no idea today what they're bringing. Since there's no money, only prestige involved, seems like there would be a cap on their worth. Wouldn't there be significant stud fees that could allow some recouping of th...
by JONOV
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tail Set
Replies: 9
Views: 2270

Re: Tail Set

12 O'Clock tail is extremely important if you're running FT Pointers or Setters. If you're not looking to compete in Field Trials, people that DO field trial will argue that it helps you find the dog in deep cover. But you have a Brittany so the tail is a moot point. CJHills is correct about a the t...
by JONOV
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transporting dog in truck bed
Replies: 8
Views: 2987

Re: Transporting dog in truck bed

I'd be leery about having it exposed like that for any length of time. My main fear would be a tender heart that would "save" the dog. But for a single trip I'd be fine wiht it. FWIW, I think the safest (in terms of a crash) place is in a kennel in the backseat. But Ruffland does make an insulated z...
by JONOV
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Alpha vs 550 plus- GPS issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2372

Re: Garmin Alpha vs 550 plus- GPS issues

I've had an Alpha for a few years, two things I have learned that cleared the 99% of the glitches I experienced. Update the software every couple of months. Switch the collar OFF if you are driving more than a mile or so. Ditto switching the collar off. Playing around with mine last night I took th...
by JONOV
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Alpha vs 550 plus- GPS issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2372

Re: Garmin Alpha vs 550 plus- GPS issues

I have the Alpha and it's fine but wish I had the 550+. It does all sorts of things but mostly the screen is a pain in the butt. It's a little like having a wifi-enabled Refrigerator. Sometimes it lags picking up location of the dog but that's rare, and more common if I turn them on and put them on ...
by JONOV
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Deutsch Kurzhaar dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 1744

Re: Deutsch Kurzhaar dogs

They're European bred shorthairs that tend to be bigger than what you'd see out of American lines. They do seem to have more of an affinity for water than some lines of GSP's. I think they'd be too big to decoy in coyotes but don't know anything about that.
by JONOV
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watershy Shorthair Help
Replies: 23
Views: 4238

Re: Watershy Shorthair Help

Buy a living duck and take the flight feathers off a wing, and let him chase it around. If you even need to, he's a young dog and it's January. Might be by the time spring comes around it's a total non-issue.
by JONOV
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Permethrin Spray
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: Permethrin Spray

Thanks guys. much appreciated. I will look into the horse spray. And yea, unfortunately, here in PA, they are awful at the start of pheasant season and hang around until we get some consistent frigid temps. On average, as soon as we bring the dogs in from a hunt, we're plucking a crapload of ticks ...
by JONOV
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FF or wait?
Replies: 62
Views: 13131

Re: FF or wait?

Very few dogs are perfect, so be happy. I do NOT like the idea of FF. Please. It's not a difficult or cruel concept. It can become so if you misapply it. It is no different than what my wife would use to potty-train or teach children with autism behaviors. IE, kid refuses to put shoes on, then has ...
by JONOV
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Member and gun dog owner
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

Re: New Member and gun dog owner

I'll DM you the tarheel chapter's training day and bird order info if you can send me your email. Otherwise you could find it on the facebook page. There's a lot of good knowledge there. We train an hour south of Raleigh. Carolinas CHapter alternates between South Carolina and about 30 minutes outsi...
by JONOV
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Permethrin Spray
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: Permethrin Spray

Permethrin is a Pyrethroid. Pyrethroids are a family of pesticides derived from Chrysanthemum seeds.

Get a Seresto collar.

It uses Flumethrin which is another Pyrethroid. I have a friend with four GWP's that swears by them; she lives in Pennsylvania as well.
by JONOV
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog kennels
Replies: 6
Views: 1653

Re: dog kennels

We are in the process of building a new place for the dogs, and are looking at welded wire kennels. What company has the best for the money?? What are your experiences?? Looked at Preifert first, but have found a couple other options that LOOK comparable. Mostly want something thats gonna last, not...
by JONOV
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Fi Collar - GPS tracking collar
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: Fi Collar - GPS tracking collar

The Dogtra Pathfinder is half the price of the Alpha. It just requires a smart phone. I've used it and it would work well for what you need. It isn't a training collar but works well when you need to remind the dog that there's no "agreeing to disagree..." I used it to get my dog to heel when he wou...
by JONOV
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food Rotation Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2962

Re: Food Rotation Question

I have always tried to breed dogs that are good eaters and train my puppies from the day they start on solid food by feeding them in a group so they learn to eat fast. They gobble their food. That is why I always feed puppy food and why PPP Performance has went to smaller kibbles. Some clients have...
by JONOV
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food Rotation Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2962

Re: Food Rotation Question

Anyone having trouble with their dog not eating on the road; I would like to recommend that they look into Satin Balls, worked good for my dogs, while hunting five or more hours a day on the road, kept their energy up, and helped them eat a little of their kibble too. I just use Purina Wet Food. it...
by JONOV
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food Rotation Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2962

Re: Food Rotation Question

I have a 3yo GSP in good health, very active, hunts, etc. The problem is he goes through periods of turning up his nose at his kibble. I am currently feeding Nutrisource Performance and I have been very happy with the results. Prior to that, on the recommendation of my vet, I was feeding Victor Hig...
by JONOV
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food Rotation Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2962

Re: Food Rotation Question

averageguy- Not to send this thread sideways, but I have a suggestion for a travelling hunting dog. When I was hunting virtually every other day...all day with one dog, he would get so tired that he simply would not eat. At home, I mixed his kibble with a bit of water and a quarter to a half pound ...
by JONOV
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worst day in the field!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2154

Re: Worst day in the field!!!

Heartfelt condolences. I recently had to put down a 6 month old puppy after a complication post-spay. Horrific.
by JONOV
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP Travel with pup
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: GWP Travel with pup

Typically yes. I did it with a 12 week old GWP pup on American Airlines. An 8 week old should be fine. The dog needs a USDA cert from a vet and maybe something from the airline. Fee is roughly $125 to carry on the dog. I had another pup where he didn't fit in the carrier at 12 weeks. But, the breede...
by JONOV
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Intact younger dog and older dog aggression
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Intact younger dog and older dog aggression

I don't have a great answer that works 100% of the time. I will say that I don't expect neutering to do much. I've had a bunch of strange dogs in as fosters. I've had some dog fights. Most dogs have been somewhat "resource protective" of something, at least for a little while. What's worked for me s...
by JONOV
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First Day of Season
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: First Day of Season

Probably just fine. Have a hunting partner do the first bit of shooting and don't bring him out there with 12 guys in a pit blind. Keep in mind the dog is the equivalent of an 11 year old that you're taking hunting. The concentration/ability to keep still are where you need to keep your expectations...
by JONOV
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heat and dogs..
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Heat and dogs..

If you live in a fairly low humidity area, swimming is a great way to keep a dog cool. Not only is the water a cooler when they are in it, but they also cool from the evaporation as they dry. Swimming also gives them a chance to get some exercise. Dogs will also get some cooling effect in high humi...
by JONOV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Runt/Growth/Appetite ?
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Runt/Growth/Appetite ?

He's 80 lbs. How much bigger do you want him? Geese aren't THAT big. My GWP is 74 and I get remarks how big he is because he's leggy and the fur makes him look bulkier. People that feel him comment about him being too skinny but most of them don't know what they're talking about. I don't have the ch...
by JONOV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heat and dogs..
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Heat and dogs..

Since I live in the south and its always hot (or so it seems) I walk them on a forested trail late in the day. Its shaded, dirt ground, and the paths I follow generally follow the river bank so the dogs can avail themselves of the river to cool off. I do that with two black GWP's right now. Long wal...
by JONOV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worried I picked the wallflower pup
Replies: 17
Views: 2739

Re: Worried I picked the wallflower pup

The change in a puppy from 6 weeks to 8 weeks is dramatic. That old thing about 49 days is pure crap. I like to keep mine until 10 weeks, start crate training and second round of shots. I don't think they get a lot from the mother after seven weeks in fact I separate them but they get a lot from th...
by JONOV
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeders mark (HELP!)
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Breeders mark (HELP!)

It could come from the shelter.

Some shelters do so in order to avoid re-vetting frequent flyer dogs, or to indicate if the dog's been spayed/neutered.
by JONOV
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newbie in WI
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Newbie in WI

That's awesome! I've had probably 10 fosters for GWP and GSP rescues. One that I thought would never make more than a companion dog has turned into the Uber-Predator (her new Dad's description) and spent a good part of her winter pointing preserve pheasants. Their other dog is a DD and they say she ...
by JONOV
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mut Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 2117

Re: Mut Identification

pit bull cross! ok,,,just kidding,,based on experiences with some shelters that's likely what they said,,, my youngest volunteered for 5 years at a shelter in Florida during grad school,,,,helped her relax from doctoral pursuit,,, we always got laughs out of the dogs that the shelter labeled as "pi...
by JONOV
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mut Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 2117

Re: Mut Identification

Coats too short for a GSP/Lab from what I've seen.

I'd say Lab/Aussie or Golden/GSP.
by JONOV
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP with a thick coat?
Replies: 15
Views: 2876

Re: GSP with a thick coat?

I will find out the stud. I know the bitch and her linage. Stud is in N.Dak. and I believe is a import. Methinks the stud is the mailman. I'd look real hard at neighbor dogs. Reminds me of a woman in town that had what was very obviously a goldendoodle. She swore up and down that it was a Golden Re...
by JONOV
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP with a thick coat?
Replies: 15
Views: 2876

Re: GSP with a thick coat?

It is not just the coat that is different, the general build of the dog is too. Bill T. Agree, I think they look meatier...ALTHOUGH, I have a GWP that people comment how thick he is til he gets wet...Its a lot of fur...My Brother has a Great Pyreneese...The one time he went swimming he came out loo...
by JONOV
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Timid GSP
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: Timid GSP

I think you start with the lowest hanging fruit and work from there. The baby is going to make extended walks hard, but have you thought about roading her on a bike? A 20 minute bike ride to take the edge off might do her some good. From there some more obedience stuff where she's more focused on do...
by JONOV
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Early season Hun/Sharpie - need some direction
Replies: 11
Views: 3848

Re: Early season Hun/Sharpie - need some direction

It can be very hot in early September and very hard on the dogs It can but you have to be smarter than the dogs. The nice thing about much of ND that I've seen is that there is water in abundance in the form of stock tanks and potholes. Sharptail especially are a "Sleep-In, drink your coffee" bird;...
by JONOV
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Organizing a training day
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

Re: Organizing a training day

Backplant birds so you don't have a baked in wait between dogs (or less of a wait.) Less jibber-jabber and get to the training if it isn't a lecture/troubleshooting-with-the-pro day. Even well meaning simple discussions on obedience can drag on for an hour or more... Have a written order and be a je...
by JONOV
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Budget Pigeon Loft Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Budget Pigeon Loft Build

Last step is to make the aviary windows and attach the roofing panel.
by JONOV
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Budget Pigeon Loft Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Budget Pigeon Loft Build

Add and attach the remaining 3x5 side.
by JONOV
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Budget Pigeon Loft Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Budget Pigeon Loft Build

Now is a good time to cut the extra 1x4 osb sheet and make some nest boxes, and a perch for the bare 3x5 side. I used a 1x4 furring strip for the perch.
by JONOV
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Budget Pigeon Loft Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Budget Pigeon Loft Build

Add the back panel (3x4) to the table, and screw through the studs to secure it with 3.5 inch deck screws. You'll have to do this through the top and bottom. I recommend drilling pilot holes.
by JONOV
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Budget Pigeon Loft Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Budget Pigeon Loft Build

Add your hinges, barrel bolt or hasp, and trap door to the remaining side.
by JONOV
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Budget Pigeon Loft Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Budget Pigeon Loft Build

Now, time to build our walls. Take the 2x3’s, cut two into 5 foot and 3?foot sections. Cut one into two 4 foot sections and the last into two 3 ft sections. Place the 4ft sections on the top and bottom of the 3x4 pice of OSB. Mark and shorten two pieces of the 3ft sections to fit. Repeat for one 3x5...
by JONOV
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Budget Pigeon Loft Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Budget Pigeon Loft Build

Next, cut a 2x4 into 4 two foot sections. They’re the legs. Use the 1.5 inch screws and the angle brackets to secure to the bottom of the table. I made mine 30 inches tall because I’m a bit taller and didn’t want to stoop to clean the coop out. Mark and cut 4 more pieces as braces for the legs. I ha...
by JONOV
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Budget Pigeon Loft Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Budget Pigeon Loft Build

I drew inspiration from a 100 year old book about poultry houses. Prince Woods, MD had plans for what he referred to a knock down style chicken coop and I thought it made sense. First things first, have Home Depot rip one of your OSB sheets to 4x4. Have them rip the other two into 3x5, 1x5 and 3x4. ...
by JONOV
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Budget Pigeon Loft Build
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Budget Pigeon Loft Build

I set out to build a pigeon loft with budget being a primary concern. It’s a pet peeve of mine when I see someone talk about a diy project brag about how cheap it was when they either have a $4K workshop or a stockpile of wood left over from a home remodel or new deck Or whatnot. I did this with a c...
by JONOV
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 51
Views: 8506

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

I use "whoa" walking the dog on the local walking paths when bikes come by. I did pair it with "Down!" too often and at one point I whoa'ed him on a point and and he hit the deck. To be fair, he had pointed maybe 1 bird out of 10 that way (Setting as opposed to a standing point) since he was a pup. ...
by JONOV
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Other Hunting, are You Done.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2943

Re: Other Hunting, are You Done.......

I still deer hunt but not as intently. The main goal is to shoot a deer or two for the freezer now.
by JONOV
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for training in So Cal
Replies: 19
Views: 4423

Re: Looking for training in So Cal

Also if there's a NAVHDA chapter nearby, they have great resources for the DIY trainer.
by JONOV
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lab puppy food
Replies: 7
Views: 2750

Re: Lab puppy food

Due to the final adult size of most labs many lab breeders and vets recommend a Large Breed Puppy formula for the first year, with a goal of slow even growth. They almost always have a lower amount of fat, calcium and phosphorus. If the dog is going to be over about 60-65lbs it would probably be ad...
by JONOV
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP with a thick coat?
Replies: 15
Views: 2876

Re: GSP with a thick coat?

I've seen a bunch of GSP's at NAVHDA and had them as fosters as well. I'll tell you that their coats vary. They all look the same from 10 feet away but some are shorter and softer, and some are thicker. I've had one that was more "lab-like" in that his coat, while short, was THICK and coarse-ish. I'...
by JONOV
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Loft Plans
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: Loft Plans

For a small loft, is it nice/helpful in terms of catching birds to be able to walk in? I'm kicking a couple plans around and was curious...