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by molotov_birddogs
Tue Apr 11, 2023 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Predator Encounters
Replies: 16
Views: 7658

Re: Predator Encounters

I've often wondered about areas up there with wolves and bears in the spring. Were I am it's snakes, alligators and boars. Mayby bear spray or a bear horn would work if you can't carry.
by molotov_birddogs
Tue Apr 04, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: A bad day
Replies: 13
Views: 6786

Re: A bad day

So sorry to hear this; may the next one live long!
by molotov_birddogs
Wed Mar 22, 2023 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Snow Days
Replies: 11
Views: 4345

Re: Snow Days

Wish we had snow, it's 70 degrees here.
by molotov_birddogs
Mon Feb 06, 2023 7:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masses on Sides
Replies: 10
Views: 4402

Re: Masses on Sides

Mayby a tick head or an infected puncture from something.
by molotov_birddogs
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Username change
Replies: 6
Views: 4067

Re: Username change

I have sent a pm to fourseasons, so now I'm waitin on a response. Thanks everyone.
by molotov_birddogs
Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Username change
Replies: 6
Views: 4067

Username change

Does anyone know if it's possible to change your username on here?
by molotov_birddogs
Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Death Shake on Retrieves
Replies: 13
Views: 4960

Re: Death Shake on Retrieves

That's very interesting, I don't think I've ever heard of a dog biting while doing ff, but I could see how it's very possible. I have two shorthairs so I'm going to try both methods. You have to understand that the GSP can be the most difficult of all dog's to ff. I'm going to have to keep this in m...
by molotov_birddogs
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Death Shake on Retrieves
Replies: 13
Views: 4960

Re: Death Shake on Retrieves

Don't make excuses for the dog. The toe hitch is a great way to get your face bitten off. I have a short video on here showing a pup I ff'd by ch. with the jowl pinch. Take a look at it. If a dog won't ff using the ear pinch, the jowl pinch is a vey highly effective method and it is still an easy t...
by molotov_birddogs
Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Death Shake on Retrieves
Replies: 13
Views: 4960

Re: Death Shake on Retrieves

If the dog was able to pull all the feathers out of the dummy then you had no recall. 1) Recall - No recall, no retrieve regardless of their retrieving skills 2) Solid Hold - The "Hold" is where any and all mouth issues should be addressed 3) Walking Hold - Reinforcement of the "Hold" while the dog...
by molotov_birddogs
Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Death Shake on Retrieves
Replies: 13
Views: 4960

Re: Death Shake on Retrieves

I've started doing hold work after he finishes a retrieve and he's already improving. Is there a differnece in the ear pinch and toe hitch in how they respond to the pressure?
by molotov_birddogs
Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Death Shake on Retrieves
Replies: 13
Views: 4960

Re: Death Shake on Retrieves

He recalls as soon as he grabs a bumper, its while he recalls he throws it, chomps it and shakes it. The reason i say i dont want to spoil it for him is because I started to do a ff almost a year ago and something went wrong. He lost almost all interest in bumpers for awhile. I guess I meant to say ...
by molotov_birddogs
Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:51 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switching dog food
Replies: 18
Views: 6920

Re: Switching dog food

Just an update here: I tried a bag of diamond performance, it's crap. After that I went to inukshuk 30/26 and I love it. He's been on it since may-June-ish and he eats two cups a day compared to four cups on PPP. One bag last eight weeks so it's roughly $30 a month for just him. I get it off chewy ...
by molotov_birddogs
Tue Jan 03, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Death Shake on Retrieves
Replies: 13
Views: 4960

Death Shake on Retrieves

So my two year old gsp lives for retrieving but has this really bad habit of doing a VERY forceful death shake when he is retrieving an object. It could be a bumper, frisbee, stick or anything else. He'll also throw it into the air and catch it in the middle of a retrieve. Another thing is, I got on...
by molotov_birddogs
Mon Jan 02, 2023 12:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switching dog food
Replies: 18
Views: 6920

Re: Switching dog food

Even if I switched to a lower ratio I doubt he would eat more. It's a chore to get him to eat everything, he's getting better with food motivation.
by molotov_birddogs
Mon Jan 02, 2023 12:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switching dog food
Replies: 18
Views: 6920

Re: Switching dog food

I fed Purina for years and years, I switched to Victor, have been more than happy with it. I'm going to take a guess and say your out west some where feeding Black Gold? Used to feed it as well. No, not out west. My other gsp is on Victor and I am very pleased with it, he likes it to ,though he lik...
by molotov_birddogs
Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switching dog food
Replies: 18
Views: 6920

Re: Switching dog food

I fed Purina for years and years, I switched to Victor, have been more than happy with it. I'm going to take a guess and say your out west some where feeding Black Gold? Used to feed it as well. No, not out west. My other gsp is on Victor and I am very pleased with it, he likes it to ,though he lik...
by molotov_birddogs
Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switching dog food
Replies: 18
Views: 6920

Re: Switching dog food

Just an update here: I tried a bag of diamond performance, it's crap. After that I went to inukshuk 30/26 and I love it. He's been on it since may-June-ish and he eats two cups a day compared to four cups on PPP. One bag last eight weeks so it's roughly $30 a month for just him. I get it off chewy s...
by molotov_birddogs
Thu Dec 15, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog collar
Replies: 10
Views: 5361

Re: Dog collar

Well thanks everyone, I didn't expect to get so many replies!
The next collars I get I hope they'll last a lifetime.
by molotov_birddogs
Fri Oct 28, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog collar
Replies: 10
Views: 5361

Dog collar

Hi, I know most of you are probably leather gurus but I have biothane collars on my shorthairs, one from Tractor Supply and another from Front Range Gun Dog. I've had them for about a year and the one feels like hard plastic now and the other is about falling apart from splitting (although that's mo...
by molotov_birddogs
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New e collar
Replies: 8
Views: 5276

Re: New e collar

Wow, thanks for all the answers! I'm really leaning towards the dogtra 280c for training and a garmin for hunting the uplands.
Anyone have experience with the educator systems?
by molotov_birddogs
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New e collar
Replies: 8
Views: 5276

Re: New e collar

I had already looked into that one and I don't think it's right for me. I like to have alot more stim range as my gsp is both sensitive and stubborn at the same time so sometimes all I need is vibrate and sometimes I need a little more. Thanks for the suggestion though, much appreciated!
by molotov_birddogs
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New e collar
Replies: 8
Views: 5276

New e collar

Hi everybody I am looking into a new e collar. I am considering a garmin sport pro ,garmin 550+, educator boss, dogtra 280c and some other collars. I am looking for an e collar that I can use for training but also upland hunting. I was considering getting two separate collars;one for hunting one for...
by molotov_birddogs
Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: New from KY
Replies: 8
Views: 2166

Re: New from KY

Haha, I'm wanting to get a third shorthair within the next 2 years. Then a fourth
by molotov_birddogs
Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP pup eating other dogs poo from 15 months
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

Re: GSP pup eating other dogs poo from 15 months

I'm gonna say it's lack of nutrition from the hills science diet. Feed him a high protein and fat content food with some sort of grain to fill him. It could also be not enough food, although you said he's 62lbs so I doubt that. I wouldn't feed him raw, that's just me though. Moniter him on the walks...
by molotov_birddogs
Thu Jul 07, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Biking with my dog
Replies: 7
Views: 4394

Biking with my dog

So I was thinking of going biking with my dog. Anything I should know?

He heels really well, the only thing is he's reactive and I don't want him to lung at any dogs or people. Should he heel with the bike or forge ahead?
by molotov_birddogs
Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving stress on GSP
Replies: 5
Views: 2698

Re: Moving stress on GSP

We could all come up with long lists of reasons why we can’t do anything but bubble wrap our dogs and not let them outside to be a dog and do dog stuff………It’s too hot mid day, it’s raining too much, we have too many rattle snakes, there are packs of coyotes howling in the back yard, there are fresh...
by molotov_birddogs
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving stress on GSP
Replies: 5
Views: 2698

Re: Moving stress on GSP

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by molotov_birddogs
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Moving stress on GSP
Replies: 5
Views: 2698

Moving stress on GSP

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by molotov_birddogs
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Preparing for first hunt
Replies: 14
Views: 5116

Re: Preparing for first hunt

No problem with taking him on a check cord hunting, make sure he doesn't get tangled though. Hunting him under 6 months before he becomes 'rebellious' wouldn't have me two worried about perfect recall. Focus on gun intro and let instincts take over. I would be careful of shyness on birds or gun at t...
by molotov_birddogs
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Surprising swim
Replies: 13
Views: 5232

Re: Surprising swim

Thats awsome, my gsp did the same thing in a lake, in JANUARY!!
by molotov_birddogs
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Be careful
Replies: 4
Views: 3896

Re: Be careful

I've had a scare with xylotal. Thank goodness. He's alright.
by molotov_birddogs
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gsp terrified of thunder storms
Replies: 5
Views: 3156

Gsp terrified of thunder storms

Hi, I would like to know if anyone has had this problem and how they delt with it. So my 2 year old gsp is TERRIFIED of thunder storms. He cries and shakes like crazy then he starts panting really bad. He also darts whenever there's lightning. He tries to find a dark spot to go but then he can't get...
by molotov_birddogs
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switching dog food
Replies: 18
Views: 6920

Re: Switching dog food

I agree I may give food to much thought. I'm going to have to get another bag of purina anyway because I don't have enough to transition. He would only be on black gold for about three months before having to switch back again, so with that considered I think I'll keep him purina. Thanks for the fee...
by molotov_birddogs
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switching dog food
Replies: 18
Views: 6920

Re: Switching dog food

I think I will try the black gold and see how he does. I personally do alot of training in the summer with my dogs, so I will see what happens.

Thanks
by molotov_birddogs
Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Switching dog food
Replies: 18
Views: 6920

Switching dog food

Hi, So my youngest gsp is on purina pro plan 30/20 and has been doing really well on it and I went to buy more, except now the price is up to $90 dollars a bag. He eats four cups of food a day. I was thinking of getting black gold performance dog food as I've heard great things of them, and a bag is...
by molotov_birddogs
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training whoas?
Replies: 7
Views: 5077

Re: Training whoas?

Heres my uh oh horror story....It went like this.We went out to the woods and brought a shotgun cause we've seen bear tracks and mountain lions. My birddogs have had No gun intro, a little bird work but nothing much. Anyway, there fine with construction noises and other loud noises. I didn't relize ...
by molotov_birddogs
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training fields
Replies: 5
Views: 4020

Re: Training fields

I live in the AL/FL area and I have no idea where I'm going to get access to an area where I can do gun or bird work. There's only one hunting dog trainer near me and they only train retreivers.
by molotov_birddogs
Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training fields
Replies: 5
Views: 4020

Training fields

How do I find fields to train my 2 year old gsp in? Do I go to a nature trail or are there specific areas?