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by Killer Instinct
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 80458

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

Dr. Tim's Momentum
by Killer Instinct
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your Dogs?
Replies: 285
Views: 80458

Re: What do you feed your Dogs?

Getting back to the topic - I feed Dr. Tim's Momentum. Only problem - pricey.
by Killer Instinct
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Touching Tribute to a Dog
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Touching Tribute to a Dog

Back in 1981, legendary actor James “Jimmy” Stewart, the star of “It's a Wonderful Life” and too many other classics to list here, went on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” to share his hobby: poetry. The piece that he read was titled "I’ll Never Forget a Dog Named Beau" about Stewart’s golden r...
by Killer Instinct
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?
Replies: 89
Views: 40346

Re: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?

My coworker had a female dog named "Sheeza". I mentioned that was original. She said her hubby named the dog - "She's a" and adds 'dumb dog" :D
by Killer Instinct
Fri May 10, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Death of a dog
Replies: 18
Views: 4708

Re: Death of a dog

Here's a good one - Author unknown. A man was riding his horse down a road, his dog padding along by their side. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that his horse and dog had been dead for years. He wondered where the road wa...
by Killer Instinct
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: North to Alaska!
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: North to Alaska!

Your coming at a great time - the snow might not be totally gone, but it'll be definitely on it's way out (well, at least in Anchorage). Don't forget to add fishing to your itinerary! If you need further info, let me know.
Tammy
by Killer Instinct
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog in foot trap
Replies: 92
Views: 12828

Re: Dog in foot trap

Here's some quick instructions regarding how to get a dog out of a connibear trap. Due to an incident that happened here in town a few yrs ago, http://www.adn.com/2008/12/18/626644/man-charged-with-cruelty-for-trapping.html , both the hubby & I talked with some trappers at their convention on how to...
by Killer Instinct
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Springer bike jogger?
Replies: 31
Views: 5037

Re: Springer bike jogger?

@ Karen - Yes, it keeps your dog away from the spokes. I've been doing the Springer with my Spaniels for about two years now - works great. I do use the harness, but that's a personal preference as a collar would work ok too. The only problem I had with it is that when my dog jumped a puddle sideway...
by Killer Instinct
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LANDOWNER MUST BE GROUSE HUNTER
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: LANDOWNER MUST BE GROUSE HUNTER

Don't ever say it is impossible. Nothing is impossible. I and 2 of my sons bought 300 acres with 50 of it tilliable a few years ago. 2 creeks and next to state forrest ground. Built a cabin and put in a pond that is about 8 acres when it is full. Left the trees standing and stocked it with catfish,...
by Killer Instinct
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo of the Day
Replies: 432
Views: 102946

Re: Photo of the Day

Abby (ESS) - First time seeing a King Salmon - "What kinda bird is this?!?"

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by Killer Instinct
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!!!!!
Replies: 107
Views: 17821

Re: IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!!!!!

Ummm.....In my excitement, I may have overlooked my first wedding anniversary. (July 31st). And while I explained we'd be home in plenty of time, I'm not sure the wife is buying it....stand by. -John looks like its about a 9 hour drive for you mcclinj, if you leave the same day when the training da...
by Killer Instinct
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you know when its time?
Replies: 23
Views: 4707

Re: How do you know when its time?

I'd agree with the previous post of when they can't get up. I'll also agree with the previous poster regarding letting them linger past the time - it's pretty emotionally painful. That was my situation also. You'll know it's time (or past the time) when you have to stoop to slinging a towel around h...
by Killer Instinct
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flusher owners
Replies: 20
Views: 4043

Re: Flusher owners

I have 2 Field Bred ESS - couldn't stop at just one. Both are flushing fools and are a joy in the home (high maintence sometimes though - they always want to go outside even when it's -20 - Brrrr!)
by Killer Instinct
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Fc Shooting Starr's Mad Maxawel MH
Replies: 17
Views: 5919

Re: Fc Shooting Starr's Mad Maxawel MH

Sounds like he was one heck of a best friend... I'm sorry for your loss. He'll live in your memories and heart.
by Killer Instinct
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Re: Happy Day!

Beautiful pup! What a rough start to his life though... bless his little heart!
by Killer Instinct
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: food survey for thesis
Replies: 56
Views: 15401

Re: food survey for thesis

Orijen 6 Fish Dog
mixed with
EVO Herring & Salmon

2 Dogs.....
by Killer Instinct
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Springer Spaniel training books
Replies: 10
Views: 1568

Re: Springer Spaniel training books

"Working Springers & Cockers" by Mike Smith - on Amazon.com I believe.....
by Killer Instinct
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Want to get dog in shape!?!? Try this bike attachment.
Replies: 30
Views: 5616

Re: Want to get dog in shape!?!? Try this bike attachment.

http://www.springeramerica.com/ I've heard nothing but great things about this attachment. It will fit any bike! Anyone use one? I'm interested in this... I have one - and unfortuately, it WILL NOT fit any bike. In fact, I had to go and buy another bike just to fit it to it (Schwinn at Walmart for ...
by Killer Instinct
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is my new Gundog pup spoiled ??
Replies: 11
Views: 964

Re: Is my new Gundog pup spoiled ??

If yours is spoiled, so are mine.... Life's too short to worry about hair/dirt on the couch (that's why I like leather couches!)

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by Killer Instinct
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The worry wart puppies bring out in me...
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: The worry wart puppies bring out in me...

Am I the only nervous ninny when it comes to puppies? ...... but again I realize how silly I am. :oops: Am I the only one? Worry? Who me? I thought I wasn't a "nervous ninny" until I came home 2 weeks ago and discovered fish hooks strewn across the entire living room floor (we keep the dogs inside ...
by Killer Instinct
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newest member of our family
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Newest member of our family

What a beautiful baby! Congrats & God Bless....
by Killer Instinct
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: fly rod and reel recs
Replies: 15
Views: 1523

Re: fly rod and reel recs

Wagonmaster gave you some excellent advice, but since you provided a link to what you are looking at I'll add my 1/50 of $1. Let me preface this by saying this is strictly my OPINION....I have been flyfishing for everything from tiny brook trout here in CO on streams I could jump across to silver s...
by Killer Instinct
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Boots 4 GSP?
Replies: 18
Views: 3682

Re: Boots 4 GSP?

Ruff Wear Bark'n Boots are the best I have ever tried. They're a little expensive, but they will last for several seasons. I have had dogs go through a pair of cordura boots in less than a day on rocky terrain. The tread on the bottom of the Bark'n Boots give good traction on rocks and snow. I put ...
by Killer Instinct
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog treats...What do you guys use?
Replies: 23
Views: 4285

Re: Dog treats...What do you guys use?

I give my two dog treats called "Yummy Chummies" - Dried up salmon treats that smell God awful. But they like it & their coats shine up nice.....
by Killer Instinct
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Birds Beware, Ok Maybe In A Couple Years
Replies: 15
Views: 2422

Re: Birds Beware, Ok Maybe In A Couple Years

Your son is a cutie & so is the pup! What a team they will make.... Enjoy every minute, for time will fly by so fast....
by Killer Instinct
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best way to keep dogs off couch?
Replies: 16
Views: 3202

Re: Best way to keep dogs off couch?

I lost that war a long time ago.... Good luck to you....

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by Killer Instinct
Thu May 28, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My dog saved me from a beaver...
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: My dog saved me from a beaver...

The first thought that went through my mind when I read your title was "The Blue Collar Comedy Club" DVD with Jeff Foxworthy and the story he told about a Beaver biting off a man's nipple.... funniest story ever.... (GSP Justin - Did you watch that one??! :D :D )
by Killer Instinct
Wed May 20, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: first gun dog! Nine Mo. Old Field Springer - too shy/timid?
Replies: 23
Views: 6083

Re: first gun dog! Nine Mo. Old Field Springer - too shy/timid?

I opted against the dog park, and instead put him on the leash and sat in the back yard with him for a few hours. He is getting a lot better. He is running around the yard, exploring around the house, and starting to get even a little rambuctious around the house. HE is playing fetch with a stick, ...
by Killer Instinct
Tue May 19, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: first gun dog! Nine Mo. Old Field Springer - too shy/timid?
Replies: 23
Views: 6083

Re: first gun dog! Nine Mo. Old Field Springer - too shy/timid?

I agree with Rockllews & Bobman that a dog park might not be in the best interest for the pup at this time. I also thought it would draw my shy one out of her shell - wrong! She got swarmed by HUGE Labs & Huskies that seemed to sense she was a soft dog & targeted her. We never went back & instead fo...
by Killer Instinct
Mon May 18, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: first gun dog! Nine Mo. Old Field Springer - too shy/timid?
Replies: 23
Views: 6083

Re: first gun dog! Nine Mo. Old Field Springer - too shy/timid?

First of all - Welcome!.... I had a similar situation with my springer Abby (the Liver & White)- she was initially shy at 3mos. Took her everywhere - puppy classes, stores that would allow dogs, etc. She came around. Emma (Black & white) was waaayyy different. Rec'd her when she was 4 mos old & she'...
by Killer Instinct
Fri May 15, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small gundogs
Replies: 30
Views: 5478

Re: Small gundogs

Field Bred English Springer Spaniels.....
by Killer Instinct
Wed May 13, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Puppy Pics
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: New Puppy Pics

Adorable!
by Killer Instinct
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does your dog take laundry?
Replies: 23
Views: 5833

Re: Does your dog take laundry?

Yep, besides socks, Emma's other favorite toy - "un-stuffed" teddy bear that she took from daughter's room. It goes everywhere with her.... so do the socks....

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by Killer Instinct
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo contest - April
Replies: 107
Views: 31939

Re: Photo contest - April

Where's spring?!? Still winter....

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by Killer Instinct
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shaking the heck out of it.....
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

Re: Shaking the heck out of it.....

If you don't want to use NO, keep a 50' long 1/8" thick nylon cc on the dog. Throw the bumper or bird. Keep the slack out of the line when the dog picks up the bumper and starts in. When it starts to shake the object, command HERE and give a short, sharp tug on the cc. That was without using a coll...
by Killer Instinct
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shaking the heck out of it.....
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

Re: Shaking the heck out of it.....

UPDATE: Just got back running her in the field. Had her "Hup" (sit) at feet & threw the bumper. Used her name to go fetch. Upon fetching it, she proceeds quick as you please to whip the bumper. Screamed "No!" while walking towards her. She stops whipping it & heads in... half way started to whip it ...
by Killer Instinct
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Shaking the heck out of it.....
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

Re: Shaking the heck out of it.....

I'll go back to the refresher couse & give it a whirl. I'll also try the "No!" command & see how that goes. I'm hesitant in using the "No" due to the fact she did have a retrieve issue back last summer (wouldn't bring it back, dropped it halfway if she did bring it back, flew by it & acted like it w...
by Killer Instinct
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shaking the heck out of it.....
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

Re: Shaking the heck out of it.....

And I'm guessing by the pics in your signature you're not using soft bumpers, sooooo... I don't know if the dog is too young or not, though. Has your dog had a bird in mouth yet? No soft bumpers.... She will be 2 in June..... Has had live birds (and dead). Was professionally trained for 3 1/2 mos f...
by Killer Instinct
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shaking the heck out of it.....
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

Re: Shaking the heck out of it.....

The bumper also has a cord (for throwing) & she whips it back & forth so hard that she's whipped my hand with the cord (and her head - which doesn't stop her) when she's retrieve it & sitting at my feet (man, it hurts too!). She's learned to not drop it until I reach out my hand and say "give". By c...
by Killer Instinct
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shaking the heck out of it.....
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

Re: Shaking the heck out of it.....

yes ... And only throw the bumper maximum of 3 times up to 4 days a week.....
by Killer Instinct
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shaking the heck out of it.....
Replies: 21
Views: 5196

Shaking the heck out of it.....

How do you stop a dog from shaking the heck out of the bumper while retrieving it back to you (electronic collar not an option as she initally had some retrieving issues and is over that part)? As we will be gearing up for spring training with live birds in 2 weeks, I'm afraid this action might tran...
by Killer Instinct
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6019

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

GhillieSuit22 wrote:How is this thread still going?
Actually, I'm picking up great tips from this thread in order to reach my goal (you know us women) in how to outshoot the hubby in the field .... :)
by Killer Instinct
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6019

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

ROFL! .... By golly you've figured us out. But you forgot the part where she'll want a dog of her own too so her dog can work yours over & show yours how it's done ("Her" ultimate GOAL).... :D Or, better yet, she'll BEFRIEND YOUR hunting dog (shower lots & lots of affection on it) to where it'll ob...
by Killer Instinct
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6019

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

I think I might have a way the guys can figure out if the gals they are meeting have any hunting savvy instead of wearing old spice or tommy boy try wearing some blue code or tinks 69 or maybe even some buck-n-rut backed up with a acorn or earth scent and they aren't turned off by it... you just ma...
by Killer Instinct
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6019

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

I think I might have a way the guys can figure out if the gals they are meeting have any hunting savvy instead of wearing old spice or tommy boy try wearing some blue code or tinks 69 or maybe even some buck-n-rut backed up with a acorn or earth scent and they aren't turned off by it... you just ma...
by Killer Instinct
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Newbie here

I'm sorry for your loss. I also had to put a beloved dog down - just about killed the hubby & me. Needless to say, the house was too lonely & shortly thereafter we did bring another puppy into the household. To this day we have NEVER regretted that decision. It lightened up our lives & we were able ...
by Killer Instinct
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma
Replies: 11
Views: 1784

Re: Hello from Oklahoma

Welcome aboard! Your pup is a cutie...
by Killer Instinct
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Helping the girl shoot? advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 6019

Re: Helping the girl shoot? advice?

I hope you don't mind a different viewpoint based on cynicism! Your new girlfriend doesn't want to learn how to shoot because she believes she will enjoy it. She wants to keep an eye on you to make sure that you are actually hunting rather than chasing other girls. It has been my experience that al...