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by slistoe
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Balloons and Bird Dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Balloons and Bird Dogs

Thanks for sharing those pictures.
by slistoe
Tue Oct 25, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 1 year old GSP busting birds and not holding point
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: 1 year old GSP busting birds and not holding point

The only thing a 1 year old dog can do wrong in the field is to walk beside me.
by slistoe
Sun Oct 23, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: the longevity of flushing breeds
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: the longevity of flushing breeds

One of my favorite dog's of all time is the Labrador. This from a guy with DD's. I had horrible luck with them. They are riddled with so many different health issues and for some reason, seem extraordinarily plagued by cancer. I lost three to it. One, Nipper was a Super Powder dog and died of eye c...
by slistoe
Mon Oct 10, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Thanksgiving

cjhills wrote:
Mon Oct 10, 2022 6:38 pm
Sharon:
Does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving and if so what is the date, ours is the end of Nov. Yours must be earlier..........Cj
The second monday in October is ours. As in Today!
by slistoe
Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far do y'all let pups chase?
Replies: 28
Views: 938

Re: How far do y'all let pups chase?

Everyone does it different. Personally when I am taking a young pup out what I want from them is to learn how and where to hunt. Chasing is neither here nor there - it is a non event. When a young dog has a full season under their belt and is showing me that they WANT to find birds and KNOW HOW to f...
by slistoe
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Memories
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Memories

art hubbard wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:58 pm
I'm 91 now, can't hunt any more. Last hunt was last December, I was 90 then. But boy do I have many memories of 70 years of hunting over dogs.
How awesome is that.
by slistoe
Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Accidental Mating and Pregnancy at 8-months?
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: Accidental Mating and Pregnancy at 8-months?

As I posted earlier, this dog woold be at about 2 weeks from delivery now. Pretty much no doubt if she is pregnant or not, probably not much can be done now. It would be interesting to know how it went.......Cj Well, unless they are browsing the site without logging in, the OP has not even read the...
by slistoe
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Temper Tantrums
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: GSP Temper Tantrums

Seems like normal puppy stuff with a dog with energy to burn.

There is no "too harsh" when dealing with biting. But reacting out of frustration or anger is real and something you want to avoid. She thinks this is a good game and whatever you are doing is considered part of the game to her.
by slistoe
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: ABHA
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: ABHA

Fine looking pup. Congrats on the placements.
by slistoe
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Couple of Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Couple of Questions

RatDog wrote:
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:22 pm
gonehuntin' wrote:One thing to NEVER do is to go outside and show him attention to get him to cease the howl. That will only further the problem. If I have to go outside the attention they get they don't like.
Sound advice! Thanks!


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by slistoe
Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog trainers
Replies: 23
Views: 9066

Re: Dog trainers

You realize the thread is 18 years old


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by slistoe
Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Oregon GSP breeder
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Oregon GSP breeder

Not sure how far from you this is or how active they still are but I would be very happy to hunt over any of the dogs I have seen from this kennel www.dunfur.com


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by slistoe
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Silly lab; especially with retrieving
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: Silly lab; especially with retrieving

Good looking dogs.
by slistoe
Sat Sep 03, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Am I being too hard? Not hard enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Am I being too hard? Not hard enough?

Excellent post gonehuntin. Yes, houses should be "puppy proofed". Yes, we must be respectful of the fact that puppies will get into mischief. But none of that is obedience training or house dog training in any way, shape or form and I find it disingenuous to imply otherwise. The greatest disservice ...
by slistoe
Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Leash Training
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Leash Training

Yeah, I don't own a prong collar. I have a pinch but ... A prong collar is a pinch collar. Same thing. The "pinch", by the way, refers to the fact that you squeeze the prongs together to put it on or remove links, not that it pinches the dog. When I first started in obedience many years ago, we cal...
by slistoe
Thu Sep 01, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Am I being too hard? Not hard enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Am I being too hard? Not hard enough?

By 4 mos old my puppies understand that "no" means "NO". They don't learn that with constant nagging. If you are repeating the command you are nagging. That being said - puppies are going to run around with things, chew on things and be a terror at times. What they need is some things that they are ...
by slistoe
Thu Sep 01, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Leash Training
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Leash Training

Yeah, I don't own a prong collar. I have a pinch but usually just use the choke. The tool is not so important as the technique which is the constant. I have also used the end of the leash twirling to help the dog with a cue to the forward boundary.
by slistoe
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Leash Training
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Leash Training

I don't think it is too soon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTmoWvMnaNM
by slistoe
Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Preparing for first hunt
Replies: 14
Views: 1025

Re: Preparing for first hunt

"Ready" would be a few days after you get him home. If you have lots of wild birds take him out for little walks where the birds are. The more birds the better doesn't mean only birds gunned over the dog.
by slistoe
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone been to a Ronnie Smith seminar?
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Anyone been to a Ronnie Smith seminar?

I have no real life mentors and never met anyone with a hunting bird dog besides DonF and a cousin in SD whom I don't know too well. I think I need to start somewhere. I appreciate your helpfulness and the heads up. You certainly won't go wrong by getting pointers and insight from a Ronnie Smith se...
by slistoe
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: New hunter from WA
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: New hunter from WA

You won't regret it.
by slistoe
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So how did You get started with dogs and hunting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1563

Re: So how did You get started with dogs and hunting?

I got started with hunting before I was even aware of it - one of my memories as a child was watching my dad and his friends haul an antelope through the trap door of the kitchen to the cellar to hang. It is a vivid picture in my mind and later in life I learned we moved from that house when I was j...
by slistoe
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Does the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test Create Problems?
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Does the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test Create Problems?

There are lots of hunting dogs who are asked to track down a crippled bird and pick them up without establishing point again, who still have zero problems pointing, many from NAVHDA. I prefer to train for it after a bird has been pointed, it has been watched go to wing and shots fired. Garrison The...
by slistoe
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sunshine Mills Food Recall
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Sunshine Mills Food Recall

Interesting article to read someday when you are bored. :) https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-industry-exposed/ingredient-splitting/ Because items are listed in order of precooked weight it is also easy for them to say meat is the number one ingredient if you use raw meat instead of meat meal....
by slistoe
Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sunshine Mills Food Recall
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Sunshine Mills Food Recall

Interesting article to read someday when you are bored. :) https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-industry-exposed/ingredient-splitting/ Because items are listed in order of precooked weight it is also easy for them to say meat is the number one ingredient if you use raw meat instead of meat meal....
by slistoe
Sun May 22, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Trials
Replies: 16
Views: 1572

Re: Trials

Dakotazeb wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 11:32 am
Does the FDSB use the same title designations as the AKC? i.e.: FC = Field Champion, AFC = Amateur Field Champion, NFC = National Field Champion, etc.
No, they use the designation CH.
by slistoe
Sun May 15, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choosing new pup from a litter
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Choosing new pup from a litter

Great stuff. Enjoy the new pup.
by slistoe
Tue May 10, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choosing new pup from a litter
Replies: 15
Views: 1733

Re: Choosing new pup from a litter

Looks like a good one to me.
by slistoe
Sat May 07, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog running out the door
Replies: 14
Views: 1365

Re: Dog running out the door

Put him in a down before opening the door - every time. And I mean every time - if you are not consistent he will think the behavior is optional.
by slistoe
Sat May 07, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog running out the door
Replies: 14
Views: 1365

Re: Dog running out the door

How old is your dog and what commands does he know already?
by slistoe
Sat May 07, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Test post
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Test post

New members need to have a moderator approve their posts - since I am the first moderator to log on since you posted your posts are now being reviewed (to see that you are not a bot or spammer) and I am approving them.
by slistoe
Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Underweight GSP
Replies: 20
Views: 1740

Re: Underweight GSP

If that is the current condition of your dog in the picture I am really at a loss to see what your concern is.
by slistoe
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tie out stakes and chain gang
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: Tie out stakes and chain gang

I use a 2 lb. club hammer. We have pretty hard ground here and the trouble I have is not getting the pegs pounded in, but rather pulling them back out.
by slistoe
Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: indoor/outdoor kennel set ups
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: indoor/outdoor kennel set ups

I have 4" blocks set between the outdoor kennel runs. The divider wall is 3 blocks high with wire above and they are 12 feet long. After 30 years the urine and cleaning chemicals have caused some deterioration of the mortar at the base (probably accelerated by the freeze thaw cycles of our weather) ...
by slistoe
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Roading A Dog/FHO Therapy
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Roading A Dog/FHO Therapy

Enjoyed the pics. Thanks.
by slistoe
Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Double Sided Swivel Snap
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: Double Sided Swivel Snap

Threaded chain links work great on mine - never really considered doing it any other way. If you are worried about them opening up you could put a little purple threadlocker on when you tighten them. I just use two pair of pliers to tighten and have never had one work loose.
by slistoe
Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vitamin K in Dog food - Dangerous?
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Re: Vitamin K in Dog food - Dangerous?

Zero. Lots and lots of dogs living very long healthy productive lives on PPP (Menadione Sodium Bisulfate inclusive). Some of mine probably longer than they should. If the majority of folks who frequent that site and the many like it spent as much time exercising their obese pets as they do diving i...
by slistoe
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes
Replies: 31
Views: 4516

Re: Coyotes

We had a problem with coyotes coming in the yard and being rather bold in the field towards dogs and humans. I set up bait and targeted them. The first winter I shot 10 coyotes. The next winter 6. Then 4. Then 3. Last winter one. All of those were adult coyotes save one. The bait has been out over a...
by slistoe
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Out West
Replies: 10
Views: 2152

Re: Out West

Sitting here at -30 and the wind is blowing I am envious. Nice pics and thanks for sharing.
by slistoe
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Hunter titles: JH/SH/MH
Replies: 66
Views: 8866

Re: AKC Hunter titles: JH/SH/MH

Here is the problem I have with all dog competition and talk of high standards; the standards and rules are decided by humans. They are constantly changing depending on somebody's opinion. Mostly based on what a few people think looks good and very little on putting birds in the bag. The dogs that ...
by slistoe
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy New year !
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: Happy New year !

All the best for 2022!
by slistoe
Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got bit
Replies: 17
Views: 3119

Re: Got bit

polmaise wrote:
Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:47 am
Denial + Avoidance + anthropomorphism = Bite
Merry Christmas.
Concise and accurate.
by slistoe
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Hunter titles: JH/SH/MH
Replies: 66
Views: 8866

Re: AKC Hunter titles: JH/SH/MH

I have NEVER seen a dog that was trained on pigeons and planted birds, that was not able to make the transition to wild birds eventually. As I said, some will be better than others, but that is true, no matter what aspect we consider. RayG Dogs that have been trained to a high standard and want to ...
by slistoe
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: joint care
Replies: 27
Views: 4560

Re: joint care

weimdogman wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:39 pm
What about the dog foods for joints?
To my knowledge there are no foods that have glucosomine added to the food in any significant enough amounts to effect any help whatsoever.
by slistoe
Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Transition to adult food
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

Re: Transition to adult food

It is not at all unusual to see the hint of ribs on a short coated dog like a GSP. The vast majority of folks think an overweight dog is a healthy dog.
by slistoe
Sun Dec 19, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Transition to adult food
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

Re: Transition to adult food

Feed the 30/20. Lamb is a poor substitute for chicken meal in the food for an active dog. Thanks for the info. Just debating the salmon vs chicken then. I like the idea of more calories to help him fill out but don’t know if it’s worth the price gap. IMO definitely not worth it Sent from my iPhone ...
by slistoe
Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hot December Weather Undermined this Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: Hot December Weather Undermined this Trip

Good looking dogs.
by slistoe
Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Transition to adult food
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

Re: Transition to adult food

Feed the 30/20. Lamb is a poor substitute for chicken meal in the food for an active dog.
by slistoe
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food Help
Replies: 20
Views: 3182

Re: Food Help

Great to hear back - so often folks ask, get answers and are never heard from. Thanks for posting.
by slistoe
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running with a GSP?
Replies: 29
Views: 5718

Re: Running with a GSP?

I have a similar question and I don't want to over do it with my 6month old GSP. We have a system of dykes where I run and he goes off leash, we do anywhere between 4-6miles. At this age, how much should I limit this type of exercise? Thanks! There are plenty of answers to your question in this thr...