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by Sharon
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Setter vs Brittany- better house dog?
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: English Setter vs Brittany- better house dog?

Very little difference imo.. Like all gun dogs , their behaviour in the house depends almost entirely on the amount of hard running exercise they get. Do you have a place you can run the dog as it grows out of the puppy stage? A walk around the block isn't going to do it. At the puppy stage, a walk ...
by Sharon
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunting too fast
Replies: 29
Views: 418

Re: hunting too fast

What are you gentlemen talking about? :)
by Sharon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunting too fast
Replies: 29
Views: 418

Re: hunting too fast

Got it! :) Thanks.
by Sharon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: hunting too fast
Replies: 29
Views: 418

Re: hunting too fast

What's wrong with self relocation if the bird is moving?
by Sharon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Use a Muzzle During Dog Intro
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Use a Muzzle During Dog Intro

You've been given good advice by all. Muzzling can be useful in certain situations, but not the situation you are describing. My Jack Russell hates other people in his home, for no reason that I know. :roll: I muzzle him when we have visitors. He also likes to abuse the old setter. I crate him when ...
by Sharon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: So you think you know dogs?
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: So you think you know dogs?

Really enjoyed those stories. I have no great stories like those, but dogs continue to amaze me. I swear they speak English. Soon as my husband says, "Do you want to go.......?" my JRT heads for his crate , or as soon as I put lipstick on he heads for his crate. Amazing.
by Sharon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Super Ted
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Super Ted

That is a great story Robert.. Let us know how he does at the open please.
by Sharon
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Remembrance Day
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Remembrance Day

Special day here in Canada and special day of remembrance for me. My Dad left Canada for WW2 in 1939. He returned in the spring of 1945, a shadow of his former self.
Thank you Dad for your sacrifice ; because of people like you we enjoy the freedoms of today.
by Sharon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Happy Birthday

ROFLMBO Well happy birthday to you too. :) I don't see your name in the birthday list. I was saying Happy birthday to Terry , a Canadian friend on here.
by Sharon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Terry. Oh to be 60 again. :)
by Sharon
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dogs and algae
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Dogs and algae

This appeared on my pond not far from the house where my dog has played, swam, cooled off and drank every day through the summer since he was a puppy. Those aqua colored slicks are toxic algae and brought all that to a halt this summer. I do what I can but there is no way I can pre-screen all the w...
by Sharon
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dog disappeared off the face of the earth
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Dog disappeared off the face of the earth

Now isn't that true? :)
So glad you got your dog back Greg ; I remember the anguish of not being able to get my dog back.... stolen at a skeet shoot championship weekend.
by Sharon
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF or wait?
Replies: 62
Views: 1928

Re: FF or wait?

You are an odd duck Polmaise. I make no claims to understanding you, your posts or your motives most of the time. (Cheers Buddy. :wink: ) The dog made a 100 yard retrieve on that GWT and delivered it to hand. Trained via the methods in the DVD I recommended. The dog's joy in delivering the bird is ...
by Sharon
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF or wait?
Replies: 62
Views: 1928

Re: FF or wait?

Enjoyed those pics Average Guy. Thanks.
Such a soft mouth. Reminded me of my GSP bringing me a goose egg once.
by Sharon
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Update on pup
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Update on pup

You've come a long ways young man. :) Congrats.
by Sharon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Small stick or long thorn under skin
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Small stick or long thorn under skin

I have no idea if you could push it out , but personally I trust my vet's opinion.
by Sharon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sis about 22 weeks
Replies: 23
Views: 1029

Re: Sis about 22 weeks

"When I have a dog with that amount of natural ability, I like to nurture it while staying on course. What many folk typically do is, they follow a predetermined training regimen which too often un-trains a gifted pup. The irony is that later on it has to be re-trained which can bring inherent chall...
by Sharon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 12 year old getting it done
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: 12 year old getting it done

Really fine posts here. My 14 year old setter suffers big time from arthritic hips/knees. She's on an anti-inflammatory and pain meds. For me now, the question is "Do I still take to run in the bush/woods?" She definitely still wants to go and makes a big scene if she thinks she is going to be left ...
by Sharon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs fighting
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Dogs fighting

I understand what you are saying. There are fights and then there are FIGHTS. :)
by Sharon
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs fighting
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Dogs fighting

2 dogs here . The JRT will abuse the old setter any chance he gets. our solutions: When we go out or to bed , the JRT is kenneled. The are fed in separate rooms. Setter eats slowly so the JRT is kept in a separate room until the setter is finished. If the JRT gets abusive in front of me , he is "dis...
by Sharon
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Full grown GWP
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Full grown GWP

Now isn't that true. :) When I ask my vet , "What should this dog weigh?" she always says, " Its weight at one year should be its healthy weight for its life."

edited for grammar
by Sharon
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let’s talk about registration
Replies: 62
Views: 3353

Re: Let’s talk about registration

This topic has been well discussed/argued since its inception on May 23.
by Sharon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Meller
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Happy Birthday Meller

Have a great day and thank you for your contribution to the forum. :)
by Sharon
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age for bark collar vs ecollar?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Age for bark collar vs ecollar?

Lots of good questions there. Welcome to the forum. Basic principle for an e collar is that it only used to REINFORCE a command the dog already knows. example: If you've taught your dog to come when called , and he ignores you, the e collar stimulation can be used at your dog's age imo. At 17 weeks ...
by Sharon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Gotta' love those Jack Russell Terriers
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Gotta' love those Jack Russell Terriers

What a great picture! Thanks.
by Sharon
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stolen Pointer pup
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Stolen Pointer pup

That is great news Cicada!
by Sharon
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stolen Pointer pup
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Stolen Pointer pup

So sorry to hear that. Not much I can do here in ON. I also had a dog stolen several years ago ( I.d'd and microchipped). Devastated is the right word. I've had to see many a dog pass on but having a dog stolen(never seen again) still bothers me. Let us know please if he finds his dog.
by Sharon
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Food for Dog with Allergy
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Food for Dog with Allergy

I see you have a boykin - long ears hanging down if I remember rightly. My JRT gets the same thing... feet too. It goes away in the winter. My vet believes it is because they are so close to the ground running through bush, weeds etc.that irritation happens ; then they lick and scratch them. (My JRT...
by Sharon
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Gotta' love those Jack Russell Terriers
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Gotta' love those Jack Russell Terriers

Noticed a bad smell in the den. Couldn't find/see anything, then I decided to look in the JRTs crate. Two dead squirrels hidden away under his mat! :roll: Unbelievable dogs ! :)

(My husband was NOt impressed. :( )
by Sharon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What is my next step??
Replies: 27
Views: 1217

Re: What is my next step??

Sharon Thank you for your response. The dvd set may be just the ticket. I would also appreciate any input. Thanks As birdogger 2 said, many ways work well. For a 4 month old pup, I plant pigeons, $2 each here. I let the dog chase. Once pup starts to hesitate, flash point, there is no more chasing. ...
by Sharon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What is my next step??
Replies: 27
Views: 1217

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: 485

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: 759

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: 759

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: 485

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: 485

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: 485

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: 796

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: 6
Views: 458

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: 664

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: 678

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: 275

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: 17
Views: 1297

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: 611

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: 492

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: 564

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: 519

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: 519

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: 963

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: 915

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. :)