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by Sharon
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Post Flush Flagging
Replies: 6
Views: 239

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: 9
Views: 351

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: 894

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: 393

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: 9
Views: 351

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: 283

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: 597

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: 597

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: 9
Views: 351

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: 14
Views: 681

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: 284

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: 14
Views: 681

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: 393

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
by Sharon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I'll Never own Another
Replies: 6
Views: 547

I'll Never own Another

I thought some would enjoy this as I am not the only old one on here :) ......................................................................... by Robert C. Pettit- American Field Magazine- July 9 2020 "After the death of a beloved canine companion, how many times have we sworn “I’ll never own ano...
by Sharon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: De-Snaking
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: De-Snaking

Interesting read about snakes. Fortunately here in Ontario we only have one poisonous snake which is confined to a small area. Your dog is more likely to be taken down by a coyote here.
by Sharon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Introduction: New guy from Georgia
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Beautiful photos. Thanks.
by Sharon
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Happy Birthday

to setterpoint

Appreciate your posts on here and hope you have a happy day. :)
by Sharon
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: Problems with come/here

I had no problem at all with your post. My point was to several members to make sure our goal is to help the original questioner . Often a newer member ( as the original OP is) will ask a simple question and end up getting a PHD version of an answer + a long argument. Next thing you know the new me...
by Sharon
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: Problems with come/here

I often recommend the Perfect Start Perfect Finish videos, because I've seen them help a lot of people. Many have also found the Higgins method , often posted on this forum, to be of great help. However, that is not the subject of this thread. Let's try to stick to helping the original poster with h...
by Sharon
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new member in PA
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: new member in PA

Welcome to the forum. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in your use of the forum. :)
by Sharon
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Orange book
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Orange book

The site looks like one I'd use; the copyright in the corner says 2020, but your decision.
by Sharon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Squeakers.......
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: New Squeakers.......

Wow. I've never seen baby pigeons before.
by Sharon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with come/here
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: Problems with come/here

so well said by all 3 ! Every new dog owner-to -be should save these posts. For me saying "come " and enforcing starts at 8 weeks. I never say "come" unless I'm going to get up and get pup if he/she doesn't come. This is true for all commands; don't give the command if you aren't going to follow thr...
by Sharon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Her First Catch!
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Her First Catch!

Great picture!
I remember fishing for trout with Dad. I scooped up a big one in a wooden quart basket downstream from Dad. I don't think he was impressed. :)
by Sharon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fetching issue
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: Fetching issue

Wow. Gorgeous pictures. Thanks. :)
by Sharon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Bark collar
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Bark collar

I use the Garmin for my JRT . No battery problems for 7 years now. I use it when he is driving the neighbors crazy or when I want to sleep in. :) ( I don't agree with excessive use.) I don't even charge it anymore ; when you put it on, he knows.
by Sharon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany 33lbs at 5 months old should I be worried
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Brittany 33lbs at 5 months old should I be worried

Looks fine for that age . Large - sized Brittany. Have a look here. (2.2 pounds = 1 kg) 13.4 * 2.2 = 30 pounds https://www.google.com/search?q=normal+brittany+spaniel+weight+by+age&rlz=1C1CHBF_enCA814CA814&oq=normal+brittany+spaniel+weight&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j33l4.15574j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 H...
by Sharon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need advice on my Brittany Spaniel puppy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: Need advice on my Brittany Spaniel puppy problems

Always great to hear someone tell us that the advice helped. Thank you.
by Sharon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Feather Aversion
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Feather Aversion

Welcome to the forum. Others can help more than I , but consider this programme helper: Perfection Kennel on a DVD titled Perfect Retrieve. https://www.google.com/search?q=Perfection+Kennel+on+a+DVD+titled+Perfect+Retrieve.&rlz=1C1CHBF_enCA814CA814&oq=Perfection+Kennel+on+a+DVD+titled+Perfect+Retrie...
by Sharon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: How to teach "turning"?

Joe3232 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:18 pm
thank you everyone. cant say i followed all this dialogue but appreciate the info (and video). Best, Joe
by Sharon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Fat supplement
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Fat supplement

How do you guys add extra fats to a dogs diet? I assume animals fats are better than ones from plants.... Has anyone tried Balanced Fats or actual beef tallow or duck fat made for cooking? If you are serving up good quality dog food why would you need a fat supplement? Only time I've used a fat sup...
by Sharon
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: How to teach "turning"?

You make a tremendous contribution here and have helped many. Thank you.
by Sharon
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nice Pup
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Nice Pup

Isn't that great. The title of the video is very appropriate too. Thanks for posting that.
by Sharon
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 198
Views: 114581

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

Unfortunately, my setter died recently; I've had setters, beagles and GSPs. So at present, I have my 5th jack russell terrier- have rescued 5. They are common in shelters as they are very cute pups ,but not a dog for an inexperienced dog trainer - they will take over! :) Undecided whether I will st...
by Sharon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP lines you would want that I should look into
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: GSP lines you would want that I should look into

Thank you for being cautious with your words gentlemen. Request you continue this conversation with these gentlemen by PM Richard. Thanks.
by Sharon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Strange behaviour on point
Replies: 42
Views: 2902

Re: Strange behaviour on point

and that is usually the case. Thanks for the update ; we all want to hear how our advice works out - for better or for worse.
by Sharon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: How to teach "turning"?

"Singing isn't about commanding the dog. Singing is about letting the dog know where you are and letting the dog think for itself. Something most people these days can't or don't want to do." quote RyanDoolittle Good definition of the use of "singing" Ryan. Personally, I still prefer a command, but ...
by Sharon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: How to teach "turning"?

Ah , you're right Crackerd! Sorry. Of course there are no spaniels in the pointing dog trials. :)

(That dog looks mad.)
by Sharon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fetching issue
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: Fetching issue

I see you have no replies. I'm no retriever expert. Hopefully some who are on here, can jump in and help. This thread might help. I'm sure Average Guy would be glad to get you started too. http://gundogforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=54294&p=501068&hilit=retrieving#p501068 Have a look at this: ...
by Sharon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: How to teach "turning"?

"or Hup, Bud! when I want a sharp turn or a 180." quote Shags

Now that is a good idea.
by Sharon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to teach "turning"?
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: How to teach "turning"?

Definitely think a lot of Higgins ' method ,but I do it differently. I start in the back yard with a check cord and a command. I use "yohhhhh" . Use the command ,turn the dog. Then extend your distant from the dog using the command. Same as you might teach "come". I use the command in the field when...
by Sharon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Please Don't Touch The Daisies ~
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: ~ Please Don't Touch The Daisies ~

Deer ticks that can cause lyme disease are a big problem here in Ontario.
by Sharon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wild Birds
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Wild Birds

Enjoyed that link! Thanks. :)
by Sharon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: CZ Bobwhite 28ga
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: CZ Bobwhite 28ga

Wow! You got a great deal. Congrats. :)
by Sharon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Boykin rebelling
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Boykin rebelling

I can't help as I'm not a retriever expert; I'm sure some will help though. FF is common here and successful , but other countries don't use it and have successful retrieving happening. " I’ve been putting him back on a leash and taking him straight back to the kennel when he shows up empty handed (...
by Sharon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close hunting english setters
Replies: 19
Views: 1707

Re: Close hunting english setters

I'm sure. :)
Memories ! I remember that dog and Travis. He took one of my dog once to train- before I met you. Seems like it was 100 years ago.
by Sharon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 198
Views: 114581

Re: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?

Unfortunately, my setter died recently; I've had setters, beagles and GSPs. So at present, I have my 5th jack russell terrier- have rescued 5. They are common in shelters as they are very cute pups ,but not a dog for an inexperienced dog trainer - they will take over! :) Undecided whether I will sta...
by Sharon
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close hunting english setters
Replies: 19
Views: 1707

Re: Close hunting english setters

Exactly. The Op is talking about where to buy a close working setter in a hot State. I talked about breed choice too. I would think that all the posts should be helpful to the op.
by Sharon
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Swollen Leg Lymph Node
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Swollen Leg Lymph Node

I see that you haven't had any responses. I can't help either. I'm sure you will be talking to the vet; let us know what the vet says if you can.
by Sharon
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Close hunting english setters
Replies: 19
Views: 1707

Re: Close hunting english setters

My son is looking for an English setter that will hunt close. Any advice on bloodlines and/or breeders would be appreciated. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk I could be wrong, but I've never heard of a good hunting , well bred setter that hunted closely. You can train "any" hunting dog to hunt clos...