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by GSPONPOINT32
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: withdrawal from Prednisone
Replies: 2
Views: 730

withdrawal from Prednisone

Yea he was rechecked when he was getting taken off the meds. We went from 3 pills gradually down to 1/4 every other day. Longest cycle ever. It's only been two days but I'm really trying to get him back to hard workouts sooner rather than later. And I miss when he pulls me up the hills in my morning...
by GSPONPOINT32
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: withdrawal from Prednisone
Replies: 2
Views: 730

withdrawal from Prednisone

My 1.5 year old got bit by a baby copperhead about 45 days ago. Luckily the snake didn't get him good and he had a baseball sized swelling on his neck by his saliva gland. Long story short with prednisone and antibiotics the swelling went down in three days but the gland was still rock hard and swol...
by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When should I start gun shooting around my 12 week old GSP
Replies: 11
Views: 2848

When should I start gun shooting around my 12 week old GSP

Find a proven program and study it. Trust me...it makes the process much easier and you will save time. I've used Hickox and the Smith series of DVD. I found both easy to follow. I also watched a series of YouTube videos by Brad Higgins of Higgins gun dogs that offered an alternative approach to tra...
by GSPONPOINT32
Mon May 22, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switch to 30/20
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Switch to 30/20

It's been 1 week since he was completely rid of the focus. Stool is tighter and less frequent. (Pleased with that) energy level seems consistent. He ha started eating grass fairy regular in the field. Any thoughts on that? I've read everything from upset stomach to subconscious nutritional void. I'l...
by GSPONPOINT32
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whistle Training
Replies: 33
Views: 13954

Whistle Training

Actually, to me, a whistle when properly employed, rather than as a security blanket originating from lack of trust in a dog, is a nice part of a day birdhunting..... Calling a whistle "invasive" may be one of the silliest comments I ever read on an upland/dog message board.....still, you are natur...
by GSPONPOINT32
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switch to 30/20
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Switch to 30/20

Dropped from 4.5 to 3.5 cups based on the calories. Well we will see what happens. I'll oat after pics in a few months


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by GSPONPOINT32
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switch to 30/20
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Switch to 30/20

I've made the switch to PP 30/20. I was previously feeding focus which I believe is a 18/12 or singing similar. Large loose stools and the promise of increased performance led me to the 30/20. I've read numerous threads on here regarding feed but has anyone seen a significant increase in performance...
by GSPONPOINT32
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Off season plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Off season plans

Hunt tests. New to this game so I'm going to do the JR ASAP and hopefully the senior before September. Only training goal I have is for my dog to back.


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by GSPONPOINT32
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your Dog's Vocabulary
Replies: 29
Views: 7441

Your Dog's Vocabulary

SouthernTied wrote:Embarassing but my dog knows starbucks along with the basic commands.
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by GSPONPOINT32
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 10 month old Pup scared of training
Replies: 11
Views: 3075

10 month old Pup scared of training

That dog should love training. I do 5 minutes of training and 30-55 minutes of exercise with my 15 month GSP every day. When we start honoring this spring the ratio will change. When I'm doing something serious I watch his body language and break the training up with some fun bumper throws. You also...
by GSPONPOINT32
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC JH Test question
Replies: 29
Views: 5280

AKC JH Test question

I’ll throw out a word of caution to anyone considering a JH test. If your dog has any degree of steadiness, inherent or trained, I’d say shy far away from JH altogether.. especially if you are not familiar with tests and the "helpers" that you will encounter. JMO ???? Sent from my iPhone using Tapa...
by GSPONPOINT32
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Need advice on first E-Collar purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 3028

Need advice on first E-Collar purchase

I'm sure others will chime in but IMO you will be best served studying a proven program for dog training. The e-collar isn't what trains the dog. It reinforces a known command. To teach the command you will need knowledge which can be found in countless free books at the library or on YouTube if you...
by GSPONPOINT32
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: PUPPY SHREDDING BIRD WING
Replies: 14
Views: 3231

PUPPY SHREDDING BIRD WING

I was worried all the time with my pup that I messed up. Bottom line is he turned out great because i followed Hickox program to the letter. If training isn't going the way you want I stopped and just went for a walk or threw a bumper for fun. Evaluated over night and got back at it the next day. 99...
by GSPONPOINT32
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Thieving Puppy
Replies: 28
Views: 5690

Thieving Puppy

My dog is a pet first and hunter second. Image


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by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Side x Side Recomendation
Replies: 31
Views: 12229

Side x Side Recomendation

I'm in the same boat sort of...looking for a sxs 20g for grouse. Really want a used gun with some wear so I don't feel bad scratching it up in the woods. Skb seems to fit the bill bit I'm having a tough time finding a decent one at local gun shops. The search continues. Sent from my iPhone using Tap...
by GSPONPOINT32
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Delta Upland
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Garmin Delta Upland

Gun dog supply usually has good videos on the products they sell for future reference.


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by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Preserve Chukar young dog
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Preserve Chukar young dog

Fun day. He picked up the chukar immediately and relocated well on pheasant. Image


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by GSPONPOINT32
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member From Oregon
Replies: 2
Views: 888

New Member From Oregon

Lots of great advice here...welcome


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by GSPONPOINT32
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy ...... new pup
Replies: 4
Views: 877

New guy ...... new pup

Welcome

What part of PA


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by GSPONPOINT32
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 13768

Dogtra Pathfinder

I just purchased the Astro 430. It is in the mail. I like the concept of using existing tech in your phone to keep the price point reasonable. I was thinking about all the training birds I could buy for $650 when I finally pulled the trigger. Cage: manufacture puts the range at a max of 9 miles so I...
by GSPONPOINT32
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 18
Views: 3834

Deer chasing

The only thing I'd like to add to all preceding advice is to repeat the jab from the collar in different locations. I've found that some dogs learn not to chase deer in particular locations but will still chase in other locations. So......try woodlands, open fields, hills, marshlands. Bill T. We do...
by GSPONPOINT32
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 18
Views: 3834

Deer chasing

He got smoked today. We were on a long walk through some woods at my place. I noticed he started getting narrow and began focusing on a deer trail. I cranked my remote up in anticipation. Jumped a few deer about 75 yards in front and he got it hard in full sprint. He stopped immediately and raced ba...
by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Spaniel Spot
Replies: 1740
Views: 489153

The Spaniel Spot

I really enjoyed this video. The attire and overall atmosphere seems very traditional. I'm hunting a preserve next week that is run by a gentleman from **edit** south west England. He has photos of himself in this type of attire and also owns Springer spaniels. I will have to ask him if he has ever ...
by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog won't housebreak, please help
Replies: 24
Views: 5617

Dog won't housebreak, please help

My GSP may have had some separation anxiety as well. He never pissed his crate after a few weeks but that's neither here nor there. He would whine when I left and when I came home. I sent him to my parents for 10 days when I had my child. Cured all separation issues completely. Just a thought Sent f...
by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 18
Views: 3834

Deer chasing

Sounds good hopefully i can create a good environment where he knows it was the deer. I should be able to get this done in the next few days.


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by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 18
Views: 3834

Deer chasing

Testing on myself should be interesting.


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by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 18
Views: 3834

Deer chasing

I'll set him up for failure and juice him. He runs on a level 4 in the low range on his sportdog right now. I've had him up to 7 when chasing a deer once (continuous). He yelped and spun around. I blew the whistle so he obviously didn't think the deer did it. I'll have to step up to medium and test ...
by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 18
Views: 3834

Deer chasing

Anyone have a recommendation or lesson plan for deer avoidance. My GSP has recently found great pleasure in terrorizing the local whitetail population. He stalks, goes on point,and chases which will get him in trouble eventually. He will recall but I'm worried he will chase when I can't see him at s...
by GSPONPOINT32
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Preserve Chukar young dog
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Preserve Chukar young dog

Yea I know it'll be fun regardless. I don't enjoy entering into unfamiliar situations.


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by GSPONPOINT32
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Preserve Chukar young dog
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Preserve Chukar young dog

I've got a young dog that has never seen or smelled a chukar. I agreed to hunt some next week at a preserve. He's doing well with pigeons and pheasant. I introduced pigeons first very slowly. Pheasants were trial by fire but he picked it up eventually. (More than one trip) Think he will pick it up a...
by GSPONPOINT32
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**
Replies: 26
Views: 6880

New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**

No re-homing, no discipline, the dog committed the greatest sin a dog can commit. When I was back from the hospital with the baby, the dog would get a bullet to the head. I'm so confused...is this in reference to the video that was posted? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Absolutely Harsh IMO but...
by GSPONPOINT32
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**
Replies: 26
Views: 6880

New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**

gonehuntin' wrote:No re-homing, no discipline, the dog committed the greatest sin a dog can commit. When I was back from the hospital with the baby, the dog would get a bullet to the head.
I'm so confused...is this in reference to the video that was posted?


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by GSPONPOINT32
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**
Replies: 26
Views: 6880

New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**

https://www.facebook.com/tengfrankie.teng/videos/699859116785492/?pnref=story There is a lot I could say about this video. I will leave it to the following: the dog is clearly asking for help, is cornered, and please don't be the parent that just holds that camera. People are dumb Sent from my iPho...
by GSPONPOINT32
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?
Replies: 147
Views: 53277

Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?

I got my first pointer 1 year ago. He's certainly not going to be up to AAA standard. Having tons of fun training and hunting him! He's steady to flush and retrieves to my general vicinity. Ranges 50 yards or so and wants to be able to see me most of the time. Last 6 months he has turned into an obe...
by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog gets ice balls between toes.
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Dog gets ice balls between toes.

I trim hair and mushers keeps the pads healthy.


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by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wyoming or along the way
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Wyoming or along the way

Is it just me or is he headed for imminent disaster? Do you routinely live off the grid? How will your family survive without shelter? Is this a joke?

Maybe I'm way out of line or misunderstood this post but I'm genuinely concerned for your welfare!


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by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: They finally caught him. Roysetters
Replies: 118
Views: 38442

They finally caught him. Roysetters

CDN_Cocker wrote:I agree Sharon and I think for the most part Ezzy has a good handle on things. I just hate seeing garbage like this on a board where we should be focused on the good stuff in life - dogs and hunting.
+1


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by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy with puppy question
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

New guy with puppy question

It won't kill the puppy, but I'm an advocate of waiting until 9-10 weeks to pick up the pup from the breeder. That seems to be the "best" time to remove a pup from the litter. I'd skip the early release and pick the pup up after the holidays, but that's just my preference. If the breeder will let y...
by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy with puppy question
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

New guy with puppy question

I picked mine up and went to the in laws as well as my folks place. Trips were 4 and 5 hours. He did fine and I think it helped socialize him. We kept him in a kennel at night and in a baby play hate that was maneuvered in a half circle around the couch. Wasn't the easiest thing in the world but we ...
by GSPONPOINT32
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Neoprene dog vest
Replies: 9
Views: 2557

Neoprene dog vest

Advantages and disadvantages. Also which do you prefer? I have tried avery and mud river. The shape of a GSP isnt really ideal for a vest. The medium fits his chest but not neck or body. Small fits body and neck but nearly takes his breath. Following....it's getting cold Sent from my iPhone using T...
by GSPONPOINT32
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**
Replies: 26
Views: 6880

New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**

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by GSPONPOINT32
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Big runners
Replies: 17
Views: 3634

Big runners

Sounds like you might be looking for a coursing hound type dog, There are plenty of former racing greyhounds out there for adoption. RayG I rescued my grey 5 years ago. She can certainly cover some ground in a hurry! Downside is she is fragile and will want to take a nap after 30mins or so. Thin sk...
by GSPONPOINT32
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**
Replies: 26
Views: 6880

New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**

24 hours home. Thanks for the advice. My GSP likes to sniff the baby every few hours but pretty much leaves him alone. My greyhound seems to be much more interested and likes to hang around him so far. I can't believe my GSP isn't trying to paw him but he's very careful, slow and methodical when app...
by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**
Replies: 26
Views: 6880

New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**

So far so good...dog has sniffed and is now on his bed. My boy is surprisingly sleeping as well. This might actually work out.


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by GSPONPOINT32
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**
Replies: 26
Views: 6880

New baby +GSP **ADVICE AND TIPS NEEDED**

Just brought my son home. Born 12-10

I have a well behaved 1 year old GSP

He won't jump up but may scratch the baby. Looking for suggestions for any conceivable situation. Pun intended

Thanks in advance


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by GSPONPOINT32
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Before the e-collar...
Replies: 19
Views: 4641

Before the e-collar...

...Go out and socialize, run in the field, play with birds, chase some leaves, visit a pet friendly stores, talk to new people and practice the clicker work.... while you wait for pup to grow up enough. Great post per usual...mine was a leaf assassin until about 24 weeks. Sent from my iPhone using ...
by GSPONPOINT32
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country
Replies: 46
Views: 26496

Wolves in Forest Grouse Country

40 Dogs this year? Wow that's scary. Kinda makes you wonder about how safe it is to hunt Grouse in ''The Grouse Capital of the World" WI. Maybe I'll just go fishing instead. My thoughts exactly... We have to worry about this nonsense in PA and Ohio. I'm scared to think what I would have done to thi...
by GSPONPOINT32
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Bird Hunters are here.
Replies: 11
Views: 3861

Bird Hunters are here.

I thinks if you have hunted your necessary meat already then you shouldn't waste some more life only for your pleasure. What you think? I thinks the winds of obviousness have blown away the remnants of the smoke shrouding your initial post in this thread. Hahah excellent. I thinks he got the messag...
by GSPONPOINT32
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Obedience Training
Replies: 22
Views: 3826

Obedience Training

WHOA!!! Do NOT enter that dog in a non-hunting obedience class. They are totally different. Why is your wife training the dog, why aren't you using one of the many good programs out there like Perfect Start or Hickox? Makes no sense. Whoever trains the dog, you or your wife, use a hunting program s...
by GSPONPOINT32
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Obedience Training
Replies: 22
Views: 3826

Obedience Training

Sounds like you should definitely get with a dog trainer. What program are you following for obedience and/or field work? **Edit** I did the AKC star class for pups. Lasts about 6 weeks and really helps socialize the dog early with k9 and human interaction. If your GSP is like mine it will need an h...