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by Sharon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Loaning out a dog
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Loaning out a dog

I could never borrow anybody's dog; if something bad happened I could never forgive myself.
by Sharon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vests
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Vests

funny ? vest story: I had my Jack Russell and setter out in the fields. The JRT was in a vest ( body close to the ground). The setter has never seen him in a vest before. The setter picked the JRT up by the vest and took off. I was scared to death that I was going to find my JRT with broken legs. Th...
by Sharon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy exercise and growth plates.
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Puppy exercise and growth plates.

I support the thought that roading a dog under a year old is unwise. 14-16 months is recommended. Running in the field is far different from a forced pace in a roading harness. https://www.google.com/search?q=damaged+growth+plates+in+puppies&rlz=1C1CHBF_enCA814CA814&oq=growth+plates+in+puppies&aqs=c...
by Sharon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Pro Plan changes
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Purina Pro Plan changes

Thank you. :)
by Sharon
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cracked foot pad
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Cracked foot pad

Wash well, apply petroleum jelly ( thickly) , put on a sock + Elizabethan collar. You can run your dog with pad covers in the future. https://petcentral.chewy.com/solutions-for-caring-for-cracked-dog-paw/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CClean%20the%20pads%20with%20a,irritation%20and%20an%20upset%20tummy.%E2%80%9D
by Sharon
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ticks only on dog's head.
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Ticks only on dog's head.

A few drops on his head wouldn't hurt ; don't let it run into his eyes. I also use Nexguard and rarely see a tick.
by Sharon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our Beloved GSP Miranda
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Our Beloved GSP Miranda

Sounds like you have some wonderful memories. Sorry for your loss.
by Sharon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Big Day for the Pup
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Big Day for the Pup

Well done Tess! :) Good picture!
by Sharon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adventures With Tubbs
Replies: 50
Views: 1720

Re: Adventures With Tubbs

Good to feel your excitement and joy in your posts. :) Good for you!
by Sharon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Masticatory Myositis

Well, it is a low grade tumor.....Apocrine adenomas in a sweat gland. Very uncommon. They grow slowly and there is no chance of recurrence following surgical extirpation. He see the specialist surgeon next week.
Appreciate the PMs/posts I've received; thank you.
by Sharon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fences and First Aid Kits
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Fences and First Aid Kits

Very true. Thank goodness that GPS units are now available. I have a bad memory of finding a beagle hung up/dead on a fence.
by Sharon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Trial
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: First Trial

I loved trials for all the reasons Ray mentioned. Made some great friends, won some trials, and saw some amazing dog work. Miss it big time.
by Sharon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far should Brittany range
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: How far should Brittany range

For me , as long as the dog was holding the bird till I got there, it didn't matter how far out he/she was.
by Sharon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Masticatory Myositis

today's info from the vet: Problem isn't just on the bone but in the skull. Tumor or cyst?? Find out next week.
by Sharon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Masticatory Myositis

update:

not cancer.....FNAs done twice- biopsy/chest x ray next, as the lump is accompanied by heavy duty coughing/choking.

We'll know Friday. Could be blastomycosis.
by Sharon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog is “soft”
Replies: 25
Views: 1083

Re: Dog is “soft”

I'm no expert, but having just read your post, I wouldn't use that e collar at all around bird activity- even circling.
by Sharon
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Masticatory Myositis

Well , we're back at stage 1. It was not Masticatory Myositis. Lump on his head is still the size of a big plum. A new blood/fluid test has been sent to a pathologist. Expecting the results maybe to day or Monday. Cancer is now a possibility ; I hope not, but trying to prepare mentally for whatever....
by Sharon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 1170

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Don't give up! That dog has tremendous skills. Keep working with the trainer. If it is not ready for hunting this Fall, so be it. There are many Falls ahead - Lord willing.
by Sharon
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Gsp
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Gsp

Most dogs when they wake up stretch their back and front legs and hunch/stretch their back. If you're concerned this is different, maybe it's time to ask your vet about it.
by Sharon
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I'll Never own Another
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Re: I'll Never own Another

"one day before me" would be ideal :) but unlikely to happen . My last dog here is 7 so if he can get to 14 I'll be 81 ,so that should work out fine. Of course now he's got this illness so ....................
by Sharon
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Masticatory Myositis

Really appreciate your advice. We are very lucky to have you on here. :)
by Sharon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Every Day Is A Gift ~
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: ~ Every Day Is A Gift ~

That is such a wonderful read and so much truth there. Thank you.
by Sharon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Masticatory Myositis

Well that is good to hear; thank you. Testing( for the antibodies) -for my dog, 7 years old - started today and of course I'm upset about it. He also has a lump on his head; may be the temporalis muscle. 10 days I should know. When it comes to dogs it always seem like a problem for me sooner or late...
by Sharon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Masticatory Myositis

Anyone have any experience with this disease?
by Sharon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Why
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Why

and two URls. I have no idea. Probably to keep advertising /spamming at bay. That is the software chosen by the administrator. You could ask him.
by Sharon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What's next for my puppy?
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: What's next for my puppy?

Only two urls can be posted in each post , so I am posting this here:

https://www.ckc.ca/en/Events/Events-Calendar-en
by Sharon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What's next for my puppy?
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: What's next for my puppy?

Not sure where you live in Canada , but here is a list of pointing trial/test events: rules and guidelines for tests: https://www.ckc.ca/en/Files/Forms/Shows-Trials/Event-Rules-Regulations/Field-Dog-and-Water-Test-Rules-and-Regulations-for ............................... rules and guidelines for com...
by Sharon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: HOF Dog
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: HOF Dog

Wow! Isn't that great. Congrats on good breeding!
by Sharon
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: NAVDHA NA Test
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: NAVDHA NA Test

Good for you! Congrats. :)
by Sharon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sage Grouse Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Sage Grouse Hunting

Don't forget to look at the "Wild game recipes" section. Some good stuff there.
by Sharon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall with ecollar question
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Recall with ecollar question

All I can say is that I have never used continuous. I initially use a check cord ( so the dog knows what you are asking, then transition to a check cord pull + a quick e collar correction. At the most, I've had to use an e collar correction twice in a row. Essential the e collar correction be at the...
by Sharon
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Insurance

ACL tears can be common and calls for big bucks to fix. That is one thing I wish I had saved for.
by Sharon
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?
Replies: 24
Views: 1463

Re: Any intel on COVID19 impact on hunting season?

No, I am not in favor of closing the rest areas. My point (which I thought was clear enough but apparently not for one), is how obviously ridiculous it is to prevent a handful of out of state turkey hunters from engaging in a completely isolated outdoor sport, while 1000s of people a day stop and u...
by Sharon
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Insurance

I did once but I wasn't happy so now I just save for emergencies. There is a limit on what the company will pay out of course and I found I was paying more for insurance than I ever got back for a serious dog injury.
by Sharon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ River Rompers ~
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: ~ River Rompers ~

LOL very funny. :)
by Sharon
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ River Rompers ~
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: ~ River Rompers ~

It has been such a humid summer in ON that that swim looks great! :)
by Sharon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Beaver Fever ?
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Beaver Fever ?

A beaver "bleep"? Funny software. It's a good thing this isn't a conformation board. The best non-champions competing in each breed are known as "Winners Dog" and Winners "Bleep". (my post is off topic but you got good answers from Fishvik and cjhills.) LOL I thought the same thing. :) Actually thi...
by Sharon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Post Flush Flagging
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Post Flush Flagging

You need to write a book Ray. :)
by Sharon
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Trimming Toe Nails?
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Trimming Toe Nails?

Now there's an idea. :)
by Sharon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Vive'ing la difference
Replies: 33
Views: 1740

Re: Vive'ing la difference

These are awesome videos. Great style on point. I am originally from Europe and I love when dogs are able to self relocate and handle the birds on their own. I remember reading on some other post that your dog has been through NAVHDA testing. How do you manage him self relocating during a UT? I am ...
by Sharon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Duck Search
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Duck Search

LOL Wasn't that great! You've got yourself some dog. :)
by Sharon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Trimming Toe Nails?
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Trimming Toe Nails?

Now that is a great idea. :)
by Sharon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Gone too Soon
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Gone too Soon

One of our members has passed away - TerryM 60. Sounds like another COVID victim. He also lived in Ontario and was a great guy. Loved dogs, especially his Brittany. I thought some of you may remember his helpful posts and would want to know. I'm shocked and very sad. :cry:
by Sharon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

Not sure what you meant, but "off leash" is not the same as running hard with you. My JRT has a big back yard in which to roam, but unless he gets a hard run in the fields/woods with us daily, he is intolerable in the house. Glad the members were of help. They usually are. Let us know how it goes as...
by Sharon
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to calm down a Brittany?
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: How to calm down a Brittany?

You've had excellent advice. My thanks to those members who are so helpful on here- the purpose of the forum. What you are experiencing is totally common . You might think the dog is getting enough exercise, but on leash training is not sufficient exercise. That dog needs to go hard off leash for ma...
by Sharon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Trimming Toe Nails?
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Trimming Toe Nails?

A daily walk around the block on the cement sidewalk takes care of my dog's nails. I just trim the dew nails.
by Sharon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Time swimming
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Time swimming

Good point. It has been unbearable here in Ontario for more than a month.... temp around 30+ most days(86 degrees celsius ) .
by Sharon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of pictures from today's training
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: A couple of pictures from today's training

Wow. How beautiful are they. :)
by Sharon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Time swimming
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Time swimming

I would think it depends on its conditioning. I had an 11 year old setter that would swim a mile across a lake , check out the shore , and then swim back. Of course, all that time my heart was in my throat wondering if she'd make it.
by Sharon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: ~ PICARDY SPANIEL PUP ~

Maybe everyone else knew this , but I had to google the "Picardy Spaniel" . I had never heard of that breed, nor knew of its temperament etc...

https://www.google.com/search?q=Picardy ... e&ie=UTF-8