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by Sharon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New name for Sis. Now it's Mom!
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: New name for Sis. Now it's Mom!

How wonderful is that! Enjoy. :)
by Sharon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New name for Sis. Now it's Mom!
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: New name for Sis. Now it's Mom!

Oh, that does bring back some great memories. :) Enjoy the fun Don , and I hope everything goes well.
by Sharon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady then not
Replies: 40
Views: 808

Re: Steady then not

Not sure what you were saying, but I really enjoyed that video . Looks like you had better be very quick/accurate with your shot withe a spaniel. :)
by Sharon
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Beautiful Arizona!
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Beautiful Arizona!

Beauty pics! So those are gambels and mearns? I've never seen a real/live one.
by Sharon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Valentine's Day
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Happy Valentine's Day

or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day! Jay Leno.....:)
by Sharon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Multiple Trainers

"Seems like the opinions on how to handle the first year vary pretty drastically." quote RatDog

They sure do. Some people say almost steady at 7 months ; some say wait a year; some say........What needs to be said is "It depends on the maturity of the dog."
by Sharon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Privileges
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Privileges

Good. We have to stop meeting like this. :D That will be $30.00 an hour. :wink: ( You know I'm just having some fun.)
by Sharon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Should i let me Brittany actually play with and catch a live bird

Excellent post!

Thanks for your exceptional contribution daily Ray.
by Sharon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Multiple Trainers
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Multiple Trainers

Excellent post.

and that explains a lot! "When I was a 3 year kid I was eating worms and 'spazzing out was fun." You know I'm just having fun with you. :wink:
by Sharon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Privileges
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Privileges

I contacted the administrator so we should get this need to have your posts approved solved soon. Sorry.
by Sharon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Privileges
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Privileges

To set your preferences , follow these steps. 1/ Go to Main page /Board Index 2/ Click on your name in the top right corner 3/ Click on Control Panel tab 4/ Choose your preferences. Make sure the part about how far back you want to see threads is about 4- 6 months. Also no idea why I still have to a...
by Sharon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Privileges
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Privileges

What the heck! You have 14 posts on here so obviously posting is not a problem. IN the top right corner of this post by me, click on my name. Now click on "Send Private Message". Now click on "submit" at the bottom of your PM. If that doesn't work I have no other ideas. Sorry. Joined:Sat Jan 11, 202...
by Sharon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Privileges
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Privileges

It is definitely letting you post, but why you can't send PMs is beyond me. You are not blocked in any way. Are you clicking on the members's name in the thread which takes you to the PM page?
by Sharon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Privileges
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Privileges

You now have 5+ approved posts so you should be able to send / receive PMs.
by Sharon
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP Breeder?
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: GSP Breeder?

Congratulations! Enjoy. :)
by Sharon
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please don't forget
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Please don't forget

to welcome new member in the "New Members: Please Introduce Yourself" section.
by Sharon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar

I never knew a Drahtaar was not a pointer. Kind of like the all pointers are not Pointers. But all Pointers are pointers. A rabbit hound does not actually bring the rabbit around. Rabbits run in a circle when flushed and eventually come to where they started. Cottontails run small circles. Snowshoe...
by Sharon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar

Drahthaar isn’t a pointer. They hunt rabbits- that’s my question to those who have used them to hunt- was it natural for the dog to chase? Did you train to break? Now I am confused. It is my understanding that the German wirehaired pointer and the Deutsch Drahthaar are essentially the same. They po...
by Sharon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Rabbit Hunting with Drahthaar

I don't know anyone who hunts rabbit with a pointing breed except for maybe an accidental flush of a hare. If the dog just stands and points after the flushing of the rabbit, how do you get a shot away? The point of using a hound is that the hound brings the rabbit around so you can get a good shot....
by Sharon
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got any spare mojo?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Got any spare mojo?

No mojo but prayers for you and your dog.
by Sharon
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1276

Re: Steady to flush- question

Thank you. Sorry to take the thread off track. Let's get back to the OP's post. :)
by Sharon
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1276

Re: Steady to flush- question

I rarely post. I know 1/8th of what the better experienced members on here know and I don't like to put the moderator's name up there daily. Folks lacking confidence to publicly post often PM me and I help them in that way.

MY JRT - 6 years old- just came down with epilepsy. :(
by Sharon
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1276

Re: Steady to flush- question

Hello, I wanted to post a brief update on training. I am hoping this will help me log my progression and give more information to anyone kind enough to keep offering advice. First off, I need to make a clarification. As a reminder we have a 7 month old setter that we purchased 2 months ago. I descr...
by Sharon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Getting Weight on old English Pointer
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: Getting Weight on old English Pointer

As cjhills and Shags said.

I have an old setter who is a real challenge to keep weight on. She gets her regular food + weiners, scrambled raw eggs and any any human food she will eat. ... 35 pounds.
by Sharon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stop It !
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Stop It !

Robert- time for a vacation. :)
by Sharon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watershy Shorthair Help
Replies: 17
Views: 759

Re: Watershy Shorthair Help

Hate to be so simple, but I think you've done a great job already. More time will = more confidence. Welcome to the forum.:)
by Sharon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1077
Views: 358667

Re: A little about you...

Welcome to the forum. You sound like just the kind of member we want. If I can be of any help in your use of the forum, just let me know. :)
by Sharon
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steady to flush- question
Replies: 35
Views: 1276

Re: Steady to flush- question

You've been given good advice from the experts here. The chasing is over. She holds on that bird until you send her on. Another person to flush the bird, or a launcher is needed. I remember you saying you bought the Huntsmith training videos. If you follow that plan exactly everything should work ou...
by Sharon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: New to the forum

WElcome to the forum. If I can help in any way with your use of the forum, just let me know. :)
by Sharon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello from Iowa and introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Hello from Iowa and introduction

Welcome to the forum. Lots of good help here. If I can help in any way, with your use of the forum. just let me know. :)
by Sharon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Favorite Christmas Present In Years
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: My Favorite Christmas Present In Years

Wow. That's a talented artist.
by Sharon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice on possible litter funseeker Rebel x Deep Creek Myrna
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Advice on possible litter funseeker Rebel x Deep Creek Myrna

Bur now you can . :) 5 posts , no problems, welcome to the forum.
by Sharon
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall question
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Recall question

I guess I missed it too Meskhousing. Your initial paragraph made me spill my coffee.
Well said CJ.
We often forget how young a dog is. At 2 months he's only 8 weeks old ,so at 6 months he's way too young for an e collar imo.
by Sharon
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why hate on the Black GSP?
Replies: 82
Views: 36909

Re: Why hate on the Black GSP?

Thanks Greg :)

Just had a mini stroke again too last week. Old age is definitely kicking in . :)
by Sharon
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recall question
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Recall question

The family has negated "come" so I would start with a new word that only you use..... here! It is essential to get up and get the dog anytime it doesn't come to "here".
by Sharon
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: collar ?
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: collar ?

Ah , very true Robert , however when a product has lasted 17 years(here) you don't need to compare. :)
by Sharon
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: collar ?
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: collar ?

by Sharon
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French Brittany pup hyper and wild
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: French Brittany pup hyper and wild

A young gun dog needs so much more than a big back yard and 2 walks a day. Find a place where he can safely run , run, run!

"He is eating his stools even though he is in a large yard. Any advice on that score?"

That's totally common for dogs of any age. Why waste that good food? :)
by Sharon
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Ticks

Joe3232 wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Thanks for the replies. We have her on nexgard. Are there better tick preventative medecines?
That's what I use; it has worked really well for many years.
by Sharon
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all the members who make this forum such a fine forum. It is because of our members that so many get the help here that they are looking for. Thank you.
by Sharon
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nick made his derby debut
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Nick made his derby debut

Congrats to you! Great fun isn't it. I miss those days.
by Sharon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why hate on the Black GSP?
Replies: 82
Views: 36909

Re: Why hate on the Black GSP?

This thread is from July 2018. Before members comment , I suggest they go back and read that thread for some context. By clicking on your name , clicking on control panel , clicking on board preferences,( top of the page),and then clicking on display options , you can choose how far back you want po...
by Sharon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: For those that use clicker training
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: For those that use clicker training

EXcellent post!
by Sharon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: For those that use clicker training
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: For those that use clicker training

We are who we were in many ways. You have a 100 + more experience than I . I respect that.
I worked at the jail for 20 years. When I made a request , I expected a "Yes Ma'am." Same for my dogs - doesn't work for my husband though. :)
by Sharon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: For those that use clicker training
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: For those that use clicker training

Good grief! Looks like I provoked you into a really good answer. :P :D
by Sharon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: For those that use clicker training
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: For those that use clicker training

I grab the ... of the dog and say ,"Get your... in there now!" No treat.

(I used clicker trainer only in the house when the dog was very young. Not effective for everything.)
by Sharon
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deer chasing
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Re: Deer chasing

Personally I think that would be abusive. I would have figured out in the back yard what level the dog reacts to and then boost it a couple levels for trash breaking. jmo
by Sharon
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??
Replies: 39
Views: 1635

Re: Whats with the hooping and hollaring in field trials??

I enjoy the peace and quiet of being out with a bird dog. As I have finally matured a little I have learned that from me trainer wise less is often more. I try more and more to bite my tongue and as one of the wisest old trainers once told me “hush son, let the dog do what you brought him to do.” T...
by Sharon
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: Trekmoor/Bill/Wullie

Sorry to hear Bill is unwell. He has made a tremendous contribution here; hope he sees improved health in the new year.
by Sharon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird launchers
Replies: 20
Views: 1129

Re: Bird launchers

Good idea I would not mind spending more but with 1 dog and limited time I do not see me wearing one out thus I was opting for the less expensive version assuming the others were intended to be used a lot more and would hold up better. I may go the manual route and try it Thanks to be clear, i have...