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by Sharon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worried I picked the wallflower pup
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Worried I picked the wallflower pup

The change in a puppy from 6 weeks to 8 weeks is dramatic. That old thing about 49 days is pure crap. I like to keep mine until 10 weeks, start crate training and second round of shots. I don't think they get a lot from the mother after seven weeks in fact I separate them but they get a lot from th...
by Sharon
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worried I picked the wallflower pup
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Worried I picked the wallflower pup

Excellent posts as usual, but many breeders relinquish their pups at 7 weeks. Is one more week going to make a big difference in what you are seeing now?
by Sharon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worried I picked the wallflower pup
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Worried I picked the wallflower pup

Hey everyone looking for some advice/guidance from those more experienced than me. We were given second pick of a litter of GSP puppies that a friends female had. The parents are both field tested hunt certified, hips checked etc. Basically we are being given a pup for watching his dog for the past...
by Sharon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: training a pointing breed to sit on command
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: training a pointing breed to sit on command

I've seen dogs default to sit when pressure is applied during training. Not what you want in a pointing dog. Beginners can easily overemphasized the sit command. I believe the breeder is trying to help you not make a normal beginners mistake. Might consider whoa instead. I like what Don had to say....
by Sharon
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Swelling after neutering a male dog
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Swelling after neutering a male dog

See you have no answers. I can't help either. Never had a spayed or neutered dog get a bad infection. Trust time will heal that all up for your dog.
by Sharon
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Tailgating With Team MAC
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Tailgating With Team MAC

Congrats.! That's great. :)
by Sharon
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The leash law and the hunting dog
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: The leash law and the hunting dog

No, just someone fighting city hall who needs to talk about it. Freealfin is most welcome here , but not the old personal topic.
by Sharon
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The leash law and the hunting dog
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: The leash law and the hunting dog

I live in a State and city that has the proverbial Web site and the proverbial leash law. The first thing you see when you log into Animal control laws is "NO DOGS WITHOUT A LEASH ANYWRE" Not true! My state, County and City have an exception. Is is convoluted, slightly different for all three and h...
by Sharon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Old Dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Old Dogs

Thanks very much Shags. Excellent suggestions as usual. May well be that less strenuous exercise = less appetite.
(Yes we have Purina up here ; Canada is part of the modern world ... LOL.... just kiddin' ya.
by Sharon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Old Dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Old Dogs

What is your experience with old dogs? Do they eat less ? Vet says my old girl ( almost 14) is "fine" , but she eats half of what she used to last year.
by Sharon
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Timid GSP
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Timid GSP

Ignore what I said before. :oops: Misread how old your dog is now. Sorry. Go with the excellent advice you have been given.
by Sharon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Timid GSP
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Timid GSP

Welcome to the forum. I hate to be the negative one but .... based on my 60 years of dog experience, at 3 months the dog is showing who it is. Easy to see there has been only a good upbringing for this dog from you - no abuse of any kind - so it is all in the breeding. I had 2 similar dogs - one GSP...
by Sharon
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup Update
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Pup Update

So glad he is doing well. :) Reminds me of a great GSP I had. Miss that dog.
by Sharon
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: VIDEO: Griffon Earns His HGD Title

Well done Brad. :)
by Sharon
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Other Hunting, are You Done.......
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Other Hunting, are You Done.......

Life moves on. Spent almost 30 years breeding , training , hunting beagles with Dad. LOTS of rabbits back then. Then when he died I gave up on dogs . ... and started fostering kids and working at the jail. Was driving by a pointing breed field trial one day by accident and said , "Wow. I'd like to d...
by Sharon
Thu May 30, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crappie fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Crappie fishing

That's a great picture gock5. :D Where have you been for 7 years??
by Sharon
Thu May 30, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP attacking ducks
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: GSP attacking ducks

Not a Facebook thread - a perfectly good first thread from a new member. Many years I ago, we always took our GSP to the cottage and let him run free. No one else was on our side of the lake. Well of course , he manages to find ducks on somebody's small pond way up the road towards town. The duck ow...
by Sharon
Wed May 22, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quail in a travel cage overnight?
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Quail in a travel cage overnight?

Hi, I have the opportunity to buy some full grown quail for training purposes and was curious about keeping them in a bird travel crate overnight (the type preserves use to release birds)? I'd have to drive about 2 hours round trip to get them and would use them the following morning for training, ...
by Sharon
Wed May 22, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2177

Re: Let’s talk about registration

You have excellent experience , but there is a way to have a good discussion with out insulting people.
by Sharon
Wed May 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 60
Views: 2177

Re: Let’s talk about registration

Sorry about that CC; AG has managed to insult 3 people in one post. :)
by Sharon
Tue May 21, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Meet Our New Pup - Trudie
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Meet Our New Pup - Addie

Congrats. Brings back lots of good memories. :)
by Sharon
Sat May 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A little venting about my neighbor. Not that interesting
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: A little venting about my neighbor. Not that interesting

AG, It's nice that you share your experience and expertise, but some of us also have our own experience and consider ourselves fairly successful trainers. For instance, I've seen a couple of Ray G's dogs and he has done a great job with them. They are bold, stylish, and broke. My own dogs are gener...
by Sharon
Sat May 18, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ironfire's Twisted Sister
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Ironfire's Twisted Sister

Oh no, what are you doing to me Don? :) I've promised myself no more pups, but....... what a sweetheart. Enjoy!
by Sharon
Sat May 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Not A Bird Dog But.....
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Not A Bird Dog But.....

That was great! Thanks.
by Sharon
Fri May 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to GDF
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: New to GDF

WElcome to the forum! You've come to the right place. Lots of folk on here will be glad to answer you questions.
by Sharon
Sun May 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Garmin bark collars
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Garmin bark collars

I use a bark collar on my JRT for the benefit of the neighbors and for me when I want to sleep in. 12 hours is my limit for its use at one time. For me personally , it just seems wrong to use it for a longer period of time.
by Sharon
Sat May 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pretty Sad
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Pretty Sad

LOL Ezzy would be a good laugh out of a thread arguing about how many posts he got. Many folk posted on his Memorial/funeral page too.
by Sharon
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Help with Itchy Skin
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Help with Itchy Skin

Now that is very interesting.
My girl gets itchy in the Spring. Vet said it is often the invisible to us, oily coating on new grass that causes that.
by Sharon
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What is a good way to attract doves to one's patio?
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Re: What is a good way to attract doves to one's patio?

I think we have a language problem here.:) This is obviously available in Denmark, but never hear of it in Canada or USA. How does it work?
by Sharon
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spam attack
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Spam attack

We've been getting a deluge of spam lately... from someone selling parrots for training purposes, someone selling fake passports , to someone asking for sex for sale. :) We try to catch it all but if you see something that obviously doesn't belong , please let us know. I'm not sure members here wou...
by Sharon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spam attack
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Spam attack

We've been getting a deluge of spam lately... from someone selling parrots for training purposes, someone selling fake passports , to someone asking for sex for sale. :) We try to catch it all but if you see something that obviously doesn't belong , please let us know.
by Sharon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selling the concept
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Selling the concept

Exactly and I think the only way to get good at it is practice, practice,practice Marysburg.
by Sharon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Long shot, but need birds in Iowa
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Long shot, but need birds in Iowa

Ah.. Got it. Thanks.
by Sharon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Woodcock help PLEASE
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: Woodcock help PLEASE

"Woodcock habitat does not require simply young forest." Land has to be damp too. "Young forest adjacent to suitable singing fields are needed and we need lots of singing fields, because male woodcock are territorial." quote by Welsh So look for wet, young forests with lots of fields around. Woodcoc...
by Sharon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Long shot, but need birds in Iowa
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Long shot, but need birds in Iowa

I googled Craigslist for your area in the Farm and Garden section for Pigeons. Numerous ads for homers with the lowest shown price of $10. Also found this ad, I would give this guy a call as I expect he sells the feral pigeons he traps. https://rockford.craigslist.org/grd/d/tea-free-pigeon-removal/...
by Sharon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: BorderTerrier
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: BorderTerrier

Enjoying these posts. I'm on my 4th rescue jrt and lovin' it. They are so smart and always thinking one step ahead of you. Keeps you young. :)
by Sharon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A few pictures from the past season...
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: A few pictures from the past season...

coff20 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:53 pm
Those are sharp tails in northern Montana. Over the course of the season we hunted blue grouse, ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, California quail, mountain quail, scaled quail, chukars, huns, pheasants, and assorted waterfowl in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, and New Mexico.
Thank you.
by Sharon
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A few pictures from the past season...
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: A few pictures from the past season...

x2

Are those sage grouse? We don't have them here.
by Sharon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Despite my username... I'm getting a setter
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: Despite my username... I'm getting a setter

I thought that too Don. Doesn't look overweight to me either.
by Sharon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oral flea and tick medications?
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: Oral flea and tick medications?

I use Nexguard- oral; dogs love it. Never had any flea/tick problems with it. Use Heartguard for heartworm. This year there is a new product called Nexgard Spectra. .... flea , ticks, heartworm care all in one.
by Sharon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Short summer.
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Short summer.

Chipmunks are out today here in SW ON. That has to be a good sign. :)
by Sharon
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1273

Re: New Beginnings

LOvely little pup. :) Glad to hear your health is improving too.You're a valued member here - been here 8 years and made a good contribution.
by Sharon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting "out front" looping?
Replies: 23
Views: 939

Re: Hunting

If the dog covers the ground irrespective of handler ,would that be "self employed " in those games across the water?. quote P Depends to the degree on which the dog works irrespective of the handler. You don't want a boot licker, you want an independent dog, but you don't want the dog ignoring you...
by Sharon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shooting around puppies
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Shooting around puppies

Introducing pup at 7+ weeks or so to different noises ( trucks, children having fun etc... ) is a good idea.
Introducing to any kind of gun fire sounds like a horror story. This should only be done in conjunction with bird activity, at a later age.

FYI A .22 has a sharper sound than a shot gun.
by Sharon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Welcoming Home A New Puppy
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Welcoming Home A New Puppy

#1 crate only big enough for the dog to stand up and turn around in. You may want to buy one of those that have a divider in it so you can adjust the divider as the pup grows. #2 bedding that is cheap and easily washed as pup will mess in his bed for a bit " I’ve read that the first few days a puppy...
by Sharon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Loft........
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: New Loft........

What a great job!
by Sharon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Won't hunt

Saw him chase a few dummies but with his brother and mother. Never had a collar on him Hasn't been introduced to the gun yet and he's as fit as a fiddle. Eating no problem. I'm wondering if it's just separation anxiety?? Could be separation anxiety but you have had him 2 weeks. I wasn't clear; I di...
by Sharon
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Won't hunt
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Won't hunt

Welcome to the forum.

so many possibilities:

I'd start with a vet check to make sure the dog is well.
Was he introduced to the gun in the wrong way?
Was an e collar used improperly?
There's a reason pup won't leave your side.
Did you see pup work with the seller?
by Sharon
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: A couple of new pics
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: A couple of new pics

That first picture is beautiful- the dog I mean. :)