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by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New gal intro
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Re: New gal intro

Welcome!! Yeah. . .what Sharon said! :) I'm really new and learning, too!
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Awful breath
Replies: 22
Views: 4115

Re: Awful breath

I think staining is more often caused by fever when young before the teeth emerged in the old old days, it was a good sign, as it meant the dog had survived distemper and this was immune to it. Pre-vaccine, 50% of all dogs died of distemper or were permanently marred before one year of age. You got...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OFA or Penn Hip
Replies: 18
Views: 2791

Re: OFA or Penn Hip

Definitely talk with your vet about how many they have done and how comfortable they are in getting the proper views. . . .this is imperative! Poor technique will skew the results and cause an inaccurate reading. OFA is the widely accepted form for certifying hips (and elbows, etc.). Most vets are c...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Unique Higgins Method, Classic Falcon Training for Dogs
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

Re: The Unique Higgins Method, Falconry for Dogs

That's fascinating! Thank you for sharing!
by Fozzie's Mom
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please tell me this is “just a phase”...
Replies: 7
Views: 1911

Re: Please tell me this is “just a phase”...

Thank you for the replies. Levi is a VERY confident dog. Honestly,I don’t believe I could be more pleased. We are feeding him Purina Pro Plan puppy focus (golden retriever puppy on the front), and he gets animal crackers for treats. Also, my wife dropped off this morning’s urine sample and the Vet ...
by Fozzie's Mom
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parasites
Replies: 21
Views: 4601

Re: Parasites

Cocci is and has been present in most all animals and is actually part of healthy living. Truth. Cocci is a type of bacteria commonly found in a healthy gut (to be more specific, it is one type of bacterial shape, of which there are many forms. . . .streptococci (strep throat) is a type of cocci ba...
by Fozzie's Mom
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please tell me this is “just a phase”...
Replies: 7
Views: 1911

Re: Please tell me this is “just a phase”...

It sounds like you might have two problems...the excitement urination and the excessive urination. For the former, try very little interaction with the dog at the most likely times for him to get worked up. No talk, no touch, no eye contact and don't let him get wound up in the house. For the exces...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Anyone for an end of season Western PA pheasant hunt?
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: Anyone for an end of season Western PA pheasant hunt?

Pm'd ya. Definitely interested in a tag-along
by Fozzie's Mom
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?
Replies: 11
Views: 2337

Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

BuckeyeSteve wrote:
gundogguy wrote:
SwitchGrassWPG wrote:Save a couple to attach to dummies if you want...throw the rest away.
What? No soup for you! :roll: :roll:
seriously? can you use them for soup?
Pretty sure that was a reference to Seinfeld. :wink:
by Fozzie's Mom
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 13768

Re: Dogtra Pathfinder

Purchased a Pathfinder and took it for a trial run. I like the simplicity of operation. The only draw back is I wear gloves and can't manipulate my iPhone screen without taking my glove off. Anyone found a way to use the phone without cutting the end of your trigger finger off the glove? Also was t...
by Fozzie's Mom
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Force fetch questions
Replies: 51
Views: 14402

Re: Force fetch questions

I'm glad you guys are saying it. I've trained plenty of dogs for performance, though in other venues besides hunting. The concept of force fetch seems counterintuitive to me and I've been doing reading and studying of it, trying to get a grasp on understanding the concept. I get the reasoning, but ...
by Fozzie's Mom
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Force fetch questions
Replies: 51
Views: 14402

Re: Force fetch questions

I'm glad you guys are saying it. I've trained plenty of dogs for performance, though in other venues besides hunting. The concept of force fetch seems counterintuitive to me and I've been doing reading and studying of it, trying to get a grasp on understanding the concept. I get the reasoning, but I...
by Fozzie's Mom
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Force fetch questions
Replies: 51
Views: 14402

Re: Force fetch questions

Start him on an inch and a half wooden dowel then progress to the white, plastic knobby bumpers, about 1 1/2- 2' around. Thanks! He's good on the dowels (and towels, basket handles, anything I ask him to hold and carry) but not the bumpers I got. I believe they seem to be larger than 2' somehow. I'...
by Fozzie's Mom
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Low Thyroid Pointer - Aggression
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Low Thyroid Pointer - Aggression

It may depend on the cause of the low thyroid function. If it’s simple sluggishness you might see response fairly quickly but if it’s a case of something Hashi’s, where there are anti- thyroid antibodies floating around, might take several momths. Here is a link to an article by Dr. Jean Dodds, who...
by Fozzie's Mom
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Young pup and training (am I falling behind)
Replies: 27
Views: 6060

Re: Young pup and training (am I falling behind)

Does anyone have any experience with Huntsmith? They will be coming within an hours drive of me this spring for a weekend clinic. http://www.huntsmith.com/index.php Worth every penny! You might want to bring a hat that will accomodate an exploding head for the ride home :lol: TRUTH! I'm working wit...
by Fozzie's Mom
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Training Hunt, "Flush/Stop" Cue
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: VIDEO: Training Hunt, "Flush/Stop" Cue

Thank you! Will have to sit down and watch it when I have a spare second. I appreciate you guys taking the time to share with us.
by Fozzie's Mom
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching Whoa With the EC On Belly
Replies: 48
Views: 12256

Re: Teaching Whoa With the EC On Belly

shags wrote:Singing starts at about 33 seconds in
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r9FukGHrhm0
Looking forward to watching. . . .when I'm not at work. :wink: Thanks!
by Fozzie's Mom
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Force fetch questions
Replies: 51
Views: 14402

Re: Force fetch questions

Question: What size bumper (generally speaking, I know there are variations) is best to start with? I ordered some, but they seem to be huge. My dog typically has a good "take" but is balking at these, and I think it's because of the size. He's an 18 month old golden retriever. Thanks!
by Fozzie's Mom
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching Whoa With the EC On Belly
Replies: 48
Views: 12256

Re: Teaching Whoa With the EC On Belly

There ya'll go talking about singing again! (hearing show tunes in my head). :wink:
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42135

Re: Raw Feeding

Th4e article clearly is about periodontal disease and not just plack or stain on the teeth. I as well as Slistoe have explained quiteclearly that we have never had a dog suffer from that and I am sure many others have had the same experience. Searching for excuses is a normal thing to do when you h...
by Fozzie's Mom
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42135

Re: Raw Feeding

A raw diet can be good but none of us are equipped to do it right, If I asked you what the protein level on your feed is you would tell me what? And the same with every other guarantee that is required on every sack of feed you buy. How many people would buy a feed with a guarantee that says X% or ...
by Fozzie's Mom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cracked Nail
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Cracked Nail

Ditto to what they've said!! I have a few questions for you, as well. 1: Are her nails kept at a good, short, safe, length? (The answer to that question isn't going to fix this current crack, but may lend some light onto why it happened in the first place) 2: Did the vet check her out for a nail bed...
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: One year
Replies: 13
Views: 2750

Re: One year

What a handsome devil he was! Losing our best buddy is never easy, and they sure stay with us for a very long time to come. I'm so sorry you're still feeling that pain. It speaks for how strong your bond was.
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 5583

Re: Pet Insurance

shags. . . .I hear that ALL the time!! I'm already making peanuts, and you want me to give this stuff away?!
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42135

Re: Raw Feeding

A raw diet can be good but none of us are equipped to do it right, If I asked you what the protein level on your feed is you would tell me what? And the same with every other guarantee that is required on every sack of feed you buy. How many people would buy a feed with a guarantee that says X% or ...
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog searching for bumper
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: Dog searching for bumper

I would agree with the idea of making sure the dog marks by making sure the dog sees the dummy on the ground at first. I would also add a wing so they get use to relating using the scent to locate. I would suggest using soft dummies, they retain scent better and also resemble the feel of a bird. Wo...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog searching for bumper
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: Dog searching for bumper

Hey guys, new to the forum here. So I'm training my 5 month golden for waterfowl hunting. I'm following the duck dog basics DVD by Chris Akin. I'm just doing very basic work with bumpers right now with him, will hopefully start obedience work in a month or so. One thing is happening during training...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 5583

Re: Pet Insurance

He is saying that the insurance is what is driving up the prices the vets charge. Ever wonder why hospital will accept $30.00 for an xray on a human. The vet with an old second hand xray machine is charging $200.00. These vet bills are ridiculous. Please excuse me while I vault politely onto my soa...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog searching for bumper
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: Dog searching for bumper

Hey guys, new to the forum here. So I'm training my 5 month golden for waterfowl hunting. I'm following the duck dog basics DVD by Chris Akin. I'm just doing very basic work with bumpers right now with him, will hopefully start obedience work in a month or so. One thing is happening during training...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Raw Feeding
Replies: 189
Views: 42135

Re: Raw Feeding

Raw fed dogs have much better teeth, which defrays the cost of feeding raw and also removes the risk of illnesses associated with infected gums. It's good to see a little humor around here! :lol: I will rephrase so you understand. The teeth of raw fed stay much cleaner..... This is a fact. No carbs...
by Fozzie's Mom
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Pro Plan vs. Taste of the wild
Replies: 25
Views: 5879

Re: Purina Pro Plan vs. Taste of the wild

"All stages" foods aren't necessarily great for all dogs. They have to formulate them to provide the nutrients and energy that the type of dog with the highest requirements needs. That would be a puppy. For most dogs, the all stages foods is a waste because your older dogs are just going to urinate ...
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parasites
Replies: 21
Views: 4601

Re: Parasites

The only worms we ever have are round and tapeworms. I have had hook worms in dogs from the South. we worm the puppies at 5 6 and 7 weeks with Pyrantel. I have recently had to young male dog. have round worms at about a old year. I think that monthly worming does not get all the worms.................
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shooting Over Running Dogs
Replies: 67
Views: 12324

Re: Shooting Over Running Dogs

Better not hear tell of y'all beltin' out "I Cain't Say No" with respect to shooting over the limit of Pa. grouse! And I darn tootin' mean that, Ado Annie! :mrgreen: In Bill T.'s honour, I would only croon Jack Buchanan ("And Her Mother Came, Too!") over my birddogs - one suave but bad Scottish hom...
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parasites
Replies: 21
Views: 4601

Re: Parasites

I didn't want to take the heartworm meds thread off topic, but in reading there , it appears that many give a worm control all year. Are these dogs that live in a kennel outside? In decades of dogs, I have never had a yearly worm test turn up positive. Never given anti worm meds. Do you think your ...
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Shooting Over Running Dogs
Replies: 67
Views: 12324

Re: Shooting Over Running Dogs

A couple of very short vids Steady dogs in Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLfDsOJRLxI I have a hard time remembering when I or any of companions shot over running dogs or chasing dogs. No reason to chase if the bird is not down! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrkoRxDk9xQ Thanks again WG!...
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Shooting Over Running Dogs
Replies: 67
Views: 12324

Re: Shooting Over Running Dogs

Must admit that the idea of "singing" to a dog as it hunts really has me scratching at my turnip ! :lol: The way I sing would mean I always had to hunt on my own ! Bill T. You mean, you don't all belt out show tunes as you plod around? "bleep"! I guess I'm trying to learn the wrong sport! Lot easie...
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Heartworm Medicine
Replies: 16
Views: 4457

Re: Heartworm Medicine

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, As a vet tech you sure know more than I do,( nice to have you here), but here in Canada ( except BC)the vet makes the decision for meds depending on the winter. Last winter was an all year meds year; this winter no meds needed( coldest winter in a very long time).Now...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Heartworm Medicine
Replies: 16
Views: 4457

Re: Heartworm Medicine

Ok, thank you. Would there be any benefit to starting the Heartguard now, even though we have no mosquitoes? It’s about 5 degrees out right now, and it probably won’t warm up until late March/April for mosquitoes HI there! Vet tech in PA, here. Sadly, yes, it's darn cold out, but around our parts, ...
by Fozzie's Mom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shooting Over Running Dogs
Replies: 67
Views: 12324

Re: Shooting Over Running Dogs

Oh, my, Higgins! You're quite the accomplished belter! :P

And here I am trying to figure out just how to walk and chew gum at the same time!
by Fozzie's Mom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Shooting Over Running Dogs
Replies: 67
Views: 12324

Re: Shooting Over Running Dogs

Trekmoor wrote:Must admit that the idea of "singing" to a dog as it hunts really has me scratching at my turnip ! :lol: The way I sing would mean I always had to hunt on my own !

Bill T.
You mean, you don't all belt out show tunes as you plod around? "bleep"! I guess I'm trying to learn the wrong sport!
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Link AKC
Replies: 16
Views: 4129

Re: Link AKC

Haven't read anything on it. Some of those need cell tower connections. Does that one? Your dog can be gun conditioned for sure if you want to go that way. Didn't know you could put a CD on a mixed breed. She's got a Golden.The mix is just a pet. The AKC does allow mixes (All American Dogs) in obed...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Link AKC
Replies: 16
Views: 4129

Re: Link AKC

Haven't read anything on it. Some of those need cell tower connections. Does that one? Your dog can be gun conditioned for sure if you want to go that way. Didn't know you could put a CD on a mixed breed. Yeah, the only place I believe AKC won't allow "hybred" :lol: dogs is the conformation ring. T...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Link AKC
Replies: 16
Views: 4129

Re: Link AKC

Your DO NOT need a GPS tracking collar for your dog. From everything you have posted I cannot figure out why you think you need a tracking collar. An E-Collar, maybe. But not a tracking collar. A tracking collar is not going to stop your dog from chasing birds. Training, yes. And after training if ...
by Fozzie's Mom
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Link AKC
Replies: 16
Views: 4129

Re: Link AKC

Well, uh, realizing that I'm the guy who said he didn't know beans about flushing dogs, how many flushing dogs need a tracking collar? Ask about this in the training section.He's got a Novice title, so he's socialized and trainable. Teach him to sit on a whistle or voice. You'll need to do so in Ut...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Link AKC
Replies: 16
Views: 4129

Re: Link AKC

Thank you for your input! I'm being a bit wishy-washy because I'm pretty sure this current dog won't need to use a tracker for very long, once WE (meaning, I) learn to stay steady. I'm thinking maybe through spring, and that's about it? He's not usually at all a wanderer, so I'm not thinking this wi...
by Fozzie's Mom
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Link AKC
Replies: 16
Views: 4129

Re: Link AKC

Whoops. Yeah. Tarro in the profile picture is a border collie cross. . . . maybe with Brittany(?), but he's definitely all herding, and wouldn't do well with gunfire. :) I assure you, I agree my problem is ALL training. :roll: He's a great dog that does exactly what is asked. Since hunting anything ...
by Fozzie's Mom
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Link AKC
Replies: 16
Views: 4129

Re: Link AKC

So far. . . .I don't think so, but I should probably give you a bit of background. Hunting is completely new to me, and so is all of the equipment. I'm learning slowly along with my dog, who is an 18 month old Golden Retriever. I've only started doing anything working with birds in the past 3 months...
by Fozzie's Mom
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Link AKC
Replies: 16
Views: 4129

Link AKC

Just thinking about maybe needing a GPS tracker on my dog. He only tends to run far when he's on a bird, otherwise, his obedience is impeccable. I am NOT prepared to spend upwards of $800 on one, currently, as I'm not even positive it will be a necessity (yeah, I know. . . famous last words :roll: )...
by Fozzie's Mom
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Horses & Horse Equipment
Topic: Wrangler
Replies: 1
Views: 2397

Re: Wrangler

Meredith has my seal of approval. Great service, treats her horses well, and is fun to be around!
by Fozzie's Mom
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Bits
Replies: 17
Views: 9746

Re: Bits

If I was considering a horse that the current owner had in a harsh bit I would question why they needed it. If a horse is well trained it shouldn't need a harsh bit. Some owners and trainers when they have difficulties with a horse, think the answer to all problems is to move to harsher and harsher...