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by Sharon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What is my next step??
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: What is my next step??

Welcome to the forum. Be assured you will make some mistakes. That's how you and the dog learn. When I started out , I well remember wanting a PLAN- step1, step 2....... The closest thing to that imo is https://www.gundogsupply.com/pestpefisetd1.html Have a look at it and see if it will meet your ne...
by Sharon
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Incontinence in old dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Incontinence in old dogs

Proin usually does the job and doesn't have the potential side effects that the hormones come with. It would be my first try. Dr prefers Stilbestrol initially as it is a once a day pill , which is reduced ( every other day, every 3rd day, every .....) until incontinence starts up again. At that poi...
by Sharon
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: My little man
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: My little man

Start him young understanding that you are a team. The species you hunt will teach him productive range. Many like to let a dog run (wild) for a year or so. That's when you can develop issues that you're going to have to fix later. Because they get a bit older and have developed bad habits, you're ...
by Sharon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: My little man
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: My little man

Wow. What a beauty. Enjoy. :)

( Quite the sire pedigree!)
by Sharon
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Incontinence in old dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Incontinence in old dogs

Thank you.
Dr started her on Stilbestrol today. No infections ; Dr took some blood as it may be kidney failure. I'll hear in a couple days. Never an easy time; I've had 8 dogs and all died differently. This is my last gundog though so it is particularly difficult.
by Sharon
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Incontinence in old dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Incontinence in old dogs

Thanks Shags. Helpful as usual. Tried the diapers but she had them ripped off in 20 minutes. :)I see the vet tomorrow so will ask about Proin.
by Sharon
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Incontinence in old dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Incontinence in old dogs

Apparently this is common in old spayed females. Have a 14 year old setter here. Has anyone found the hormone meds to make a difference?
by Sharon
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter Breeder
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: English Setter Breeder

Know what you will be hunting and pick out a dog bred accordingly. A competitive AA bred setter will require early appropriate training to make it a gun dog. Or, you can buy from cover dogs breeders - typically hunted on grouse/woodcock. Sounds like you want to hunt birds not dogs. A dog bred to be...
by Sharon
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Pheasant Mount.......
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: New Pheasant Mount.......

Beautiful!
by Sharon
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Young dog to hunt with older dog
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Young dog to hunt with older dog

IMO pup needs a season of training on his own.
Refreshing to see a young person working dogs on his weekends. :)
by Sharon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is there a WiFi collar with a static/vibration setting?
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Is there a WiFi collar with a static/vibration setting?

As you are not getting any help, I have moved this to the chat section.
by Sharon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anybody ever have to deal with cherry eye?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Anybody ever have to deal with cherry eye?

That is terrible - and a new pup!
Never had cherry eyes here , but had a great GSP go blind in both eyes from cataracts, at age 5. Wondered why he was running into fences, trees etc. $3000. per eye to get it fixed. I chose to put him down as becoming a couch potato would have been unkind.
by Sharon
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 10,000 miles
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: 10,000 miles

Have a great time! :)
by Sharon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age and Snake Avoidance Training
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Age and Snake Avoidance Training

This has been a bad year for snakes ever one of the ones we caught the head was as big as the back of my hand another one was only 9 inches long. We have transported every California king Snake We can find The link posted is a video I took from my chicken coop a couple years ago https://m.facebook....
by Sharon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Our New Girl- Stella
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Our New Girl- Stella

LOve those pics. :) Brings back some great memories. Thanks.
by Sharon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog killed raccoon
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Dog killed raccoon

So true. Just discussing that on our Ontario Out of Doors forum. TWO members are dealing with coon paralysis with their dogs right now. Apparently , nothing much can be done but hope the dog recovers. "I’d never heard of it. Although not limited to any specific breed, anybody (particularly those tha...
by Sharon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: New here!
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: New here!

I had forgotten that ; you can't PM a moderator until after 5 posts are accepted. This is to keep non members from maybe harassing us I guess. Good idea now that I think of it. :) Forget to say that you need 5 accepted posts here before you can post at liberty. This is to avoid spammers/advertisers/...
by Sharon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: New here!
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: New here!

I've been approving your posts as I see them today Sir. PM me if there is still a problem.
by Sharon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great competition always makes you better.
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: Great competition always makes you better.

Ah yes - my best day- beating a pro's dog . :) Well yes, it was a derby stake but .......LOL And those judges - of course they were often wrong about my dog. :wink: Competition can always be a good learning experience.
by Sharon
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bobwhites For Sale Las Vegas
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: Bobwhites For Sale Las Vegas

I moved this topic up here from the "Birds for Sale" category. It has been my experience that members rarely scan to the bottom of the forum, and this might be very helpful to some members doing training for the Fall. Unfortunately I am far from Las Vegas. :)
by Sharon
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA best run yet
Replies: 18
Views: 2650

Re: NSTRA best run yet

That is a great score! Good job by you and your dog! I only did NSTRA once and it was enough for me. Th handler virtually disregarded his dog looking for birds in likely places, then called his dog back to handle "the find". He won 1st! So, how do I train my dogs to disregard birds 3 feet outside o...
by Sharon
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Not holding Birds
Replies: 30
Views: 2144

Re: Not holding Birds

That's only good, only good! :)
by Sharon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Training Progress questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: GSP Training Progress questions.

Spoke at length with the trainer. He said he was surprised of my concern and called me right back after I texted him because he has been very happy with the dogs progress. He only takes dogs that he evaluates and says mine was good to start with and I am going to be very happy with the finished pro...
by Sharon
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Hot spots between toes
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Hot spots between toes

Thanks Shags. I'm printing off and saving your post. My JRT gets similar toe problems in the summer.
by Sharon
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's
Replies: 52
Views: 11516

Re: Gun dog for a guy in early 60's

You got it right Zebo.

He was the trainer some of my dogs and I had no regrets.
by Sharon
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: The Dog of Destiny flies!
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: The Dog of Destiny flies!

Those pics are great! Thanks. :)
by Sharon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro trainers
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Pro trainers

How is this hot weather affecting your training plans for the Fall hunt/business?
by Sharon
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Intact younger dog and older dog aggression
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Intact younger dog and older dog aggression

Sounds to me like you have a good handle on the problem. My JRT likes to bully the old setter. Hands on discipline and consistency works best. Never tolerated bullying when I was a teacher, and sure won't tolerate it between two dogs.
by Sharon
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: A few pictures from the past season...
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

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

NEhomer wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:52 am
Great stuff....thanks for posting.
X2 Second to last pic is my favourite. :)
by Sharon
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: Closing my kennel
Replies: 18
Views: 1375

Re: Closing my kennel

Thank, to every one who replyed. I have placed all the dogs. I plan to. it will be a new world going from 15 dogs to three. Just to clarify thinks to anyone who cares; It is age related issues. Not anything life threatening. Doctor appointments come more often. I guess it happens to everybody. It i...
by Sharon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heat and dogs..
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Heat and dogs..

Hey Sharon, Check her teeth/mouth for lots of tartar or something stuck in there, like an awn or small stick. Does she seem to be nauseated ever? Maybe a little something to hold off the stomach acid can help...just a little kibble or something If nothing else, I can tell you that my younger dog dr...
by Sharon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heat and dogs..
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Heat and dogs..

This has been a concern of mine this week. My old girl( setter) is all of a sudden slobbering when lying in a spot for a while , making a puddle of slobber - not urine. ( She has a fan and lots of water and can go outside into the shade when she wants.) Anybody else ever seen this in high humidity/ ...
by Sharon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: VIDEO: Cazzie Gets a Second Chance
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: VIDEO: Cazzie Gets a Second Chance

Fascinating . I know someone else who uses a similar method very successfully. :) Well done Brad.
by Sharon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worried I picked the wallflower pup
Replies: 17
Views: 996

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: 17
Views: 996

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: 17
Views: 996

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: 51
Views: 1880

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: 283

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: 489

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: 774

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: 774

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: 6
Views: 580

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: 6
Views: 580

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: 505

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: 505

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: 604

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: 418

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: 950

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: 419

Re: Crappie fishing

That's a great picture gock5. :D Where have you been for 7 years??