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by sjmike
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 334639

Re: A little about you...

I've been a member for a while, but have only posted twice, once today with a picture of my gsp pup. I live in Northern California and this pup is my second GSP. My first was a "started dog" that I bought off a broker out in the Midwest and what I got was a dog that was a sweet house pet but refused...
by sjmike
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: first retrieve
Replies: 1
Views: 810

first retrieve

Took my 4 month old gsp pup out to a trainer to get familiarized with birds. Not gun shy, not bird shy, very interested in the birds. Figured if there was anywhere I could brag about my new pup, this would be the place... Besides, I liked the photo...
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by sjmike
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: gsp pup and backyard chickens
Replies: 24
Views: 8447

Re: gsp pup and backyard chickens

thanks for the comments guys. I think I am going to get the dog, train the dog to chase birds for a year and then get the chickens next year. My concern was balancing developing the dog's instinct for birds as it grows from a pup and not having it eat the chickens. I imagine that if I get the dog fu...
by sjmike
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 334639

Re: A little about you...

new to the forum, going to get a gsp pup this summer and my new job has me working at home so I thought I'd train the dog for field hunting myself. I bought an 18 month "started" dog back in 2010 and found she had no nose. I'm guessing she was a cast off. If I was a hard hearted guy, I would have se...
by sjmike
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: gsp pup and backyard chickens
Replies: 24
Views: 8447

gsp pup and backyard chickens

Anyone have any experience with jointly raising a gsp pup to hunt and backyard chickens ? I am going to be able to fence off the chicken coop. Any suggestions on how to keep the chickens safe while not inhibiting the dog from developing it's instincts would be helpful. Or am I embarking on a giant c...