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by mm
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: outside kennel arrangement for old inside dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: outside kennel arrangement for old inside dogs

I use Hound heater in indoor compartments about that size. There is a thermostsat on the hound heater and it mounts on the wall. It keeps the box warm but not hot. The dogs will stay outside if it is to warm. Once I found the temp they like they stay inside.
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by mm
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: outside kennel arrangement for old inside dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: outside kennel arrangement for old inside dogs

I have Scott kennel attached to building with house inside. I use hound heater in winter and have had them for several years. I like them best for heat.
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by mm
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 1901

Re: Problem Neighbor

Sounds like the dog is collar wise from what you said. This is hard to fix but I would never run him without the collar. I have a dog that ranges very far and is often out of sight. I am ok with this because it is a trial dog and I want her out there. I dont think your dog is doing anything wrong. M...
by mm
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 1901

Re: Problem Neighbor

As for this neighbor. I would track him down and have a talk with him. You dont need to beat him up. But I would try and see if somthing could be worked out maybe a hunting arrangment or a time when running the dog wont impead his hunting. You may be able to work it out if not at least he will see y...
by mm
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Problem Neighbor
Replies: 30
Views: 1901

Re: Problem Neighbor

Get a gps garmin collar and use it when you run him and keep up with him. Zapping him with the e collar if he is out of sight does no good
by mm
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bitch in heat at inopportune time....
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Bitch in heat at inopportune time....

I have had good luck with the sent blocker FemTab. I would not run them togther but it seems to cut down the wineing in the kennel and in the truck when they are close to each other, My male seems less bothered. But I am still very careful.
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by mm
Thu May 31, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: quail question
Replies: 22
Views: 1752

Re: quail question

I have raised and use many of these birds. They are about the same size as a bobwhite and will fly good if raised in large enough pen. The best thing about them is they hatch in 18 days much less than bobwhites and are full grown in eight weeks about half the time as bob whites. It is possible to ha...
by mm
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: OFA or Penn Hip
Replies: 18
Views: 2696

Re: OFA or Penn Hip

What about doing OFA x rays without sedation? I hear some vets do this and it is better as sedation can give a reading that is not as good due to the relaxation? I would rather not use sedation but I am having a hard time finding a vet in my area who will do it without. Has anyone had it done this w...
by mm
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: quail flight pen
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

Re: quail flight pen

I am planning to build one also but I am starting from scratch. I am planning it now. What do you plan to do to keep animals from digging under the bottom to enter?
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by mm
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Its official I hate TICKS ......
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Its official I hate TICKS ......

To get an attached tick off put a few drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid on a cotton ball and rub tick in circles counterclockwise tick will come off intact. To keep ticks off I have had very good luck with tags for cows that I get at tractor supply they are purple. I cut them down and attach to dog c...
by mm
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Is there hope?
Replies: 19
Views: 6843

Re: Is there hope?

Is the dog collar wise. I have one that I did to much derby with and she learned that the collar was off and she could do what she wanted. After that she was hit or miss at trials I got a few placements but got picked up a lot and I stopped running her in trials. However I still hunt her with the co...
by mm
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?
Replies: 147
Views: 53106

Re: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?

I think it depends where you hunt. If you hunt the small preserves on then east coast a good trial dog would go through them very fast. Some public land where I live is surrounded by busy roads so you need to watch your dog at all times. Most people like a close dog for that reason. I hunt my trial ...
by mm
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late season NY report
Replies: 16
Views: 5460

Re: Late season NY report

Hows the snow so far. Thinking of heading up that way after all the deer hunting is done.
by mm
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Enlarged prostate?
Replies: 14
Views: 4366

Re: Enlarged prostate?

Ft Hill Animal Hospital, Huntington, NY
by mm
Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Enlarged prostate?
Replies: 14
Views: 4366

Re: Enlarged prostate?

Time for a new vet. If you are worried get a second opinion from a vet who is not preaching the government neutering line. It took me 4 vets here in NY to find one. I have 4 dogs and was told each one would die of an assorted group of cancers that I could prevent just by fixing them. During this tim...
by mm
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Questions; cryptorchidism and umbilicord hernia
Replies: 12
Views: 3642

Re: Questions; cryptorchidism and umbilicord hernia

I have a male that had the hernia and it closed up by itself. I breed the dog and from the beginning the vet was talking operation. About 3 months old she said the testicals were not dropping and if I did not neuter he would get cancer and maybe die. Both operations needed to be done as soon as poss...
by mm
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running dog's
Replies: 31
Views: 8865

Re: Running dog's

These were done by a pro photog at a trial. I own the Brittanys not sure who the GSP was. This guy goes to trials and does a lot of dog photo work. He does a great job.
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by mm
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: quail flight pen construction
Replies: 16
Views: 6893

Re: quail flight pen construction

How many birds do you keep in the pen? Does it need to be that big or is it that big so you can increase the number of birds in it. How many do you think you can keep in it without them starting to kill each other. Also how do you keep it clean? I like your set up. I am hoping to build one next year...
by mm
Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Johnny House Damaged
Replies: 13
Views: 3768

Re: Johnny House Damaged

I wish it was a bear I could shoot him. I have trespasser problems all the time. I don't own this property or live on it. It is fenced and the fence is cut weekly. It is about 50 acres and it is hard to pinpoint a time or day of the break ins. We have had a truck or something destroy the gate and ha...
by mm
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Johnny House Damaged
Replies: 13
Views: 3768

Johnny House Damaged

[attachment=0]damaged johny house.jpg[/attachment]So I have some land that I am allowed to use to train on. In exchange for using it I try to keep people off and stop any dumping and maintain the fence. Well someone got in and damaged my Johnny house and let all my birds go. I think I could repair i...
by mm
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Rattlesnake Vaccine???
Replies: 30
Views: 11602

Re: Rattlesnake Vaccine???

I give it, you have to boost it every year. Never had a dog get bit by a snake though. The company that makes it is Red Rocks Pharma, out in CA. There have been some deaths from the vaccine if you research it on the internet you will find the stories. My dogs have not had any side effects been using...
by mm
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Habitat Improvements on your training area
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Re: Habitat Improvements on your training area

I have some property to train on and I keep a johnny house there. The property is open with several strips of trees through it and is mowed several times a year. Does anyone know what I could plant for cover for planted birds. I don't have any equipment and would do it by hand and rely on rain for w...
by mm
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: whoa training ....why is it so important?
Replies: 89
Views: 41862

Re: whoa training ....why is it so important?

Let me ask a question. Not trying to hijack this but its kinda on the subject and reading this brought it to mind. In a field trial is it allowed to whoa a dog into a back ? I have seen people whoa dogs already on point and I don't see a problem with that. But I have also seen people whoa there dogs...
by mm
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: whoa training ....why is it so important?
Replies: 89
Views: 41862

Re: whoa training ....why is it so important?

I don't use it when dogs are on point, I don't talk to them on point. I use it at other times as said for safety , or sometimes when hunting to stop the dog so I can catch up. One thing I don't use is the command whoa I use a different word. I don't like that word because at a trial every other hand...
by mm
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problem with Foxes
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

Re: Problem with Foxes

Thanks I did not know that. I know why they are illegal it is because it is New York, nothing is allowed.
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by mm
Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problem with Foxes
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

Re: Problem with Foxes

I just have to many and they are always out there when I am training. They are like little nosey PIA's. I am pretty sure they are wise to the fact that I am putting out poor flying birds.
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by mm
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problem with Foxes
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

Re: Problem with Foxes

Sorry don't know why that's so big it is off my phone. Not sure how to fix it.
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by mm
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problem with Foxes
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

Re: Problem with Foxes

Here is the one they killed but there were 2 dogs and my small dog got bit and I suspect the bigger one killed the fox I heard it and when I got there he was already done. They don't run away and when I run a dog they stand there and watch and the dogs see them, they wont chase but when they get out...
by mm
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problem with Foxes
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

Re: Problem with Foxes

Slingshot is a good idea I will have to find one.
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by mm
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problem with Foxes
Replies: 29
Views: 9675

Problem with Foxes

I train on a large property but it is in the center of all residential single family homes. The property is large and fenced and I watch it for the owner and in exchange I am allowed to train my dogs. My problem is there are several foxes on the property. We have had one incident where I was lucky t...
by mm
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: MO opening day quail
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: MO opening day quail

Nice. How was the weather and are crops out. Thinking of heading out end of Nov or early Dec.
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by mm
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting dead
Replies: 22
Views: 6820

Re: Hunting dead

I don't see why additional training is needed if the dog hunted the area where the bird fell I would think he would have found it if it were there. I agree the bird ran off on the ground.
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by mm
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: should I Hunt Test?
Replies: 12
Views: 3271

Re: should I Hunt Test?

You seem to be doing well with your dog and its nice to support clubs however don't forget you cant control the other dog. Your dog is young and doing well how will he take it when he is with unsteady dogs who may chase or catch birds in front of him. You could do a lot of harm.
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by mm
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: upcoming season preparedness
Replies: 8
Views: 2585

Re: upcoming season preparedness

I start to spray the feet with Tough Foot 2 weeks before the season every day and every day during my hunting trip.
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by mm
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Irish Setter Havoc 400 Hunting Boots
Replies: 4
Views: 2790

Re: Irish Setter Havoc 400 Hunting Boots

I finally pulled the trigger on these after years of cheap boots. They are great and truly waterproof and very comfortable I love them.
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by mm
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: From Training to Actual Hunting
Replies: 19
Views: 5597

Re: From Training to Actual Hunting

I have one that is steady to wing shot and stands while I pick up the bird and than come back to her and release her. If I cant find the bird she will find it and point it dead. I enjoy hunting with her the most. I did not hunt her until she was 3 and for the first three years of her life she was dr...
by mm
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Johnny House Quail
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: Johnny House Quail

I throw bread or lettuce up on the shelf it is easier than trying to get a feeder up there. They seem to like it.
by mm
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs with lyme disease.
Replies: 12
Views: 2848

Re: Dogs with lyme disease.

How many times can you treat with the doxy, do they build up imunity to it. Can you do a treatment before symptoms appear when you know dog has it instead of waiting for dog to go lame. My dog seems to show symptoms about once a year or so usually in the middle of trial season. I thought of treating...
by mm
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: barn or kennel camera
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: barn or kennel camera

by mm
Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Found wild quail ... now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 5441

Re: Found wild quail ... now what?

You have what everyone is looking for, wild birds. Let your dog find them as often as you can you wont be sorry in the end. I would trade all my pigeons, and pen quail, launchers and most of my other training stuff that tries to simulate what you have wild birds.
by mm
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Bits
Replies: 17
Views: 9563

Re: Bits

Well lessons are a joke here where I live. It is all about fancy clothes and jumping. I spent hours going around a circle in a ring before I quit. They would not even let me climb on the horse without a mounting block and that was the thing I needed the most practice with. I went to ride with these ...
by mm
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Bits
Replies: 17
Views: 9563

Re: Bits

So I guess you should stick with the bit the horse is using when you buy him assuming he is what you need and like at the purchase. Would that bit come with the horse because it is broke in to him or can you just buy one and use it.
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by mm
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: Bits
Replies: 17
Views: 9563

Bits

I dont own a horse and I dont know much about them. I am trying to learn as I would like to get one in the next year or so. At field trials I rent a horse and the horse has a bit. Many people ride the horse every day. This past year the horse had a injury to its mouth due to the bit and people pulli...
by mm
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: montana hunting
Replies: 14
Views: 4893

Re: montana hunting

I call or stop in every year but never get any real info that pinpoints a place to hunt. The guide only comes out a couple of weeks before the season starts so I usually plan on the fly. I keep a book of every spot I hunt with directions and how I did and other notes so I have my opening day spot in...
by mm
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:01 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: montana hunting
Replies: 14
Views: 4893

Re: montana hunting

There is a lot of public land but you can spend days in the wrong spot or luck out and hit good right off. If you have a short time it can be hard to decide where to go. Private land or guides are better if you have a short time but both are hard to find. Private land is impossible unless you know s...
by mm
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Scott Linden Wingshooting USA
Replies: 25
Views: 9327

Re: Scott Linden Wingshooting USA

Thanks Scott I will look for that Destination Channel On ROKU.
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by mm
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thoughts on keeping multiple pups from the same litter?
Replies: 16
Views: 4168

Re: Thoughts on keeping multiple pups from the same litter?

This past year we had a litter of just two so I kept them both. I kept them together until about 8 weeks and then put them in kennel runs next to each other. The pups were very attached to each other I kept them a year and started to run them at about 12 weeks. I always ran them alone or with an old...
by mm
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Scott Linden Wingshooting USA
Replies: 25
Views: 9327

Re: Scott Linden Wingshooting USA

I use to watch the show, I had it on my DVR. Now its gone and the channel has only fishing shows seems they got rid of all the hunting shows. Is there a list someplace that shows what channels its on. I can by outdoor channels from ROKU but there are a lot and I don't see this show. This is the only...
by mm
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Brittany question - grouse lines
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

Re: Brittany question - grouse lines

Check with some of the New England Brittany clubs a lot of those members are avid grouse hunters. Some are also doing some real nice breedings. You could find a real nice grouse dog there.
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by mm
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: planting pigeons for a flusher
Replies: 21
Views: 5238

Re: planting pigeons for a flusher

My nephew has a nice lab and he was to fast for planted pigeons so he puts them in a launcher. I don't know labs or flushing but what harm does it cause to them if they catch birds?
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