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by naperdog
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Eating Poo
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Puppy Eating Poo

How can I stop my 9 month old lab from eating poo? I’m sure he’s healthy but somewhere along the way he started eating poo. Pretty sure it started with frozen poo, but now he’s eating anything. Realty frustrating me and it occasionally leads to diarrhea. Are those food additives helpful?
by naperdog
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Pneumonia

I ended up getting the third x-ray and there were no changes from the previous one. (There was significant improvements from the 1st to 2nd). His temperature was normal and everything appears as it was before the pneumonia. Vet is pretty sure pneumonia is all cleared up. Before getting really sick h...
by naperdog
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Pneumonia

Thanks all. Both the initial vet and follow up vet never heard anything in his lungs, they were only able to see it on the x-ray. I was mostly trying to get others opinions because I think our vet sometimes recommends things that can be way over protective. I’ll probably error on the side of caution...
by naperdog
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pneumonia
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Pneumonia

I’ll probably lean towards what my vet said but hoping to get some other opinions. My 10.5 year old lab was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia on 12-3 and was put on antibiotics. A follow up x-ray on 12-8 showed significant improvement and he’s remained on meds. The vet is recommending a final ...
by naperdog
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do
Replies: 20
Views: 1941

Re: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do

Still mulling over the long term solution, but I won the battle last night with a pair of ear plugs!
by naperdog
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do
Replies: 20
Views: 1941

Re: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do

Any specific ideas Polmaise?
by naperdog
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do
Replies: 20
Views: 1941

Re: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do

Do I need to be concerned that I haven’t collar conditioned him yet? Or can I pretty much just put the bark collar on him, set the lowest setting and let’r Fly?

And any recommendations on brand?
by naperdog
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tri Tronics Receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Tri Tronics Receiver

Found 1 on E-bay and should be arriving today!
by naperdog
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do
Replies: 20
Views: 1941

Puppy Won’t Sleep, so none of us do

Have a 5 month old lab that has gotten in the habit of waking up at 3 or 4 am and barking until being let out of his crate at 5:30. He does this regardless of the amount of exercise he gets on any given day and I know he doesn’t HAVE to go to the bathroom. Also doesn’t matter when he’s put in his cr...
by naperdog
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tri Tronics Receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Tri Tronics Receiver

I have a Tri Tronics Sport Basic G3. I’m trying to find an additional colar and receiver that will be compatible with my current remote. Anyone know what I should look at? Everything I checked doesn’t seem to be compatible.
by naperdog
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stinker Pups
Replies: 21
Views: 2277

Re: Stinker Pups

I have a total of 1 experience picking out a dog and he was 4 months old already when I made the selection. I was choosing between 2 dogs 1) very high octane and wanted to find birds 2) showed only passing interest in birds but was much more into my wife and I. We took pup #2 and he turned out to be...
by naperdog
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stinker Pups
Replies: 21
Views: 2277

Re: Stinker Pups

At 7-8 weeks is there any chance at telling who the better hunters in a litter might be?
by naperdog
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stinker Pups
Replies: 21
Views: 2277

Re: Stinker Pups

The parents have hunting ability and there are plenty of titles in the line. So within that litter, it sounds like I’ll most likely get a pup with some level,of hunting ability and should focus on temperament.
by naperdog
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stinker Pups
Replies: 21
Views: 2277

Re: Stinker Pups

Thanks all, that’s the answer I was expecting. Sounds like I should focus all my efforts on picking the pup with the right temperament for me and not be too worried about hunting ability?
by naperdog
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stinker Pups
Replies: 21
Views: 2277

Re: Stinker Pups

A little more context might help. I’m a weekend hunter with an aging dog that was also my first. My current dog is a nice little hunter that if I had the time or desire could earn titles. I’m buying my second puppy soon and have a nice litter picked out. Just wondering if non-hunting dogs come out v...
by naperdog
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stinker Pups
Replies: 21
Views: 2277

Stinker Pups

How often does a well bred litter produce a stinker of a pup. A pup that can’t hunt or won’t he not or is just bad at hunting? Obviously training can play a part but is it pretty rare that a bad pup is produced ?
by naperdog
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Casting
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: Casting

Excuse my ignorance but why do you trains dogs to stop mid cast? I’m just a weekend upland hunter and just curious why you train this skill.
by naperdog
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any advice specifically about adding a second dog?
Replies: 10
Views: 2745

Re: Any advice specifically about adding a second dog?

Posted this on another thread too, but applies here as well, and I added a bit Good conversation everyone. I haven’t been on the forum in many years but came back to read posts like this. I have a 10 year old lab that just had a great season. That being said, I’ve decided to get a new pup and am on-...
by naperdog
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leaving one at home
Replies: 17
Views: 4584

Re: Leaving one at home

Good conversation everyone. I haven’t been on the forum in many years but came back to read posts like this. I have a 10 year old lab that just had a great season. That being said, I’ve decided to get a new pup and am on-line trying to figure out how to manage any aging dog (who is my first and it t...
by naperdog
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Pheasant poppers
Replies: 3
Views: 3016

Re: Pheasant poppers

I tried this over the holidays and it went over great! thanks for posting!
by naperdog
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: feelings on dog food...
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: feelings on dog food...

I had my dog on Eukanuba and was pretty happy with it. the prices at the store were pretty high, but i always had a good coupon and/or sale when i bought. I never paid the full marked price which was around $48/bag, i usually paid somewhere between $35 and $42. some might still think that is pricey,...
by naperdog
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cutting nails
Replies: 19
Views: 3936

Re: cutting nails

Our dog is obsessed with belly rubs and we use that to our advantage. My wife rubs his belly while i quickly run through his nails with clippers. He won't tolerate it any other way.
by naperdog
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Midwest Snow
Replies: 23
Views: 6119

Re: Midwest Snow

Midwest snow, how about midwest earthquake!
by naperdog
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: hill's z/d reduced energy?
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: hill's z/d reduced energy?

i am wishing we had started him on a better hypo allergenic food to begin with. i didn't really want to change foods 1/2 way through the food trial though. He is mostly getting better and the last 25# bag i bought should be the last. After this bag i'll be moving onto something better.
by naperdog
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: hill's z/d reduced energy?
Replies: 4
Views: 453

hill's z/d reduced energy?

i've had my dog on hill's prescription diet for just over a month due to some allergy issues. I have noticed a bit of a drop in his energy level and wondering if it could be caused by this food. I haven't had him out hunting recently so i can't really say if that has been affected. he is also approc...
by naperdog
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 2-year-old Black Labrador with Hair Loss/Itching
Replies: 78
Views: 19954

Re: 2-year-old Black Labrador with Hair Loss/Itching

moneypit, you and i are in a similar boat. my yellow has been on hill's z/d formula for 4 or 5 weeks now. He is mostly better but still scratches a little more than normal. Alot of his hair has grown back but his underside is still a little bare. i'm hoping another couple month on the hills' will cl...
by naperdog
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When to get the pup neutured.
Replies: 24
Views: 3632

Re: When to get the pup neutured.

Now that you mention it I think it is a county fee. If i remember right we have to pay an extra $40 when he gets his rabies shots. I beleive they take the money from us and then donate it to shelters. I guess their logic is that shelters would be empty if it wasn't for all those unfixed pets out the...
by naperdog
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When to get the pup neutured.
Replies: 24
Views: 3632

Re: When to get the pup neutured.

so even without nuts, a female in heat will still bring him running?
by naperdog
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When to get the pup neutured.
Replies: 24
Views: 3632

Re: When to get the pup neutured.

We have to pay more for un-neutred dogs in IL as well. This biggest reason we are getting our dog neutred is that we don't have the most secure yard and with all of the dogs in our area i don't really want him getting the scent of a female in heat. he could be out of our yard and gone in seconds. Fr...
by naperdog
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: another neutering question(s)
Replies: 2
Views: 399

another neutering question(s)

I am looking to get my lab neutered in the next few months. Does it take long for them to be up and running afterward? Also, would it be better to wait until the season is completly over for him? I can't hunt for the next month and was wondering if i shoul try to squezze the surgery in now and then ...
by naperdog
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog weights, how much does your dog weigh?
Replies: 29
Views: 5033

Re: Dog weights, how much does your dog weigh?

65# Lab from IL. He was bred in WI.
by naperdog
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 2-year-old Black Labrador with Hair Loss/Itching
Replies: 78
Views: 19954

Re: 2-year-old Black Labrador with Hair Loss/Itching

we just got a bag of the Hills z/d as well. I really hope this stuff works especially at that cost! We paid $60 for a 18# bag, though we did get at $25 rebate. I just really hope the poor guy gets better soon, he as been sitting next to me while typing this and alternates between scratching himself ...
by naperdog
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 2-year-old Black Labrador with Hair Loss/Itching
Replies: 78
Views: 19954

Re: 2-year-old Black Labrador with Hair Loss/Itching

we have been having problems with our 1.5 year old lab that sound very similar to yours. WE had been hoping it was just a seasonal allergy, but even with the cold and snow now he has still been bad. not looking forward to the vet trip this afternoon! Does anyone know if allergies can be hereditary? ...
by naperdog
Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Lab Pup Next Week! Couple ?'s
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: New Lab Pup Next Week! Couple ?'s

forgot to say:

Congrat's on the new pup and good luck! I miss the excitement of waiting for a new dog to come home!
by naperdog
Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Lab Pup Next Week! Couple ?'s
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: New Lab Pup Next Week! Couple ?'s

I bought a cage that has a moveable divider and as my pup grew i just kept moving the divider further back. I would be careful with blankets, towels, etc..., if your new lab likes to chew as much as mine these items can be dangerours. i accidetently left a towel sitting on top of Kona's cage once an...
by naperdog
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: confused dog
Replies: 7
Views: 2288

Re: confused dog

thanks Brittguy. I understand what your are saying and I think I should have added that the bird was walking away and down wind from him in one case and the other time it was sprinting away from him.
Would that change the way you handle the situation?
by naperdog
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: confused dog
Replies: 7
Views: 2288

Re: confused dog

thanks Ruff. He was out hunting a few times last year, but he was awful young. He is now 1 1/2 old.
by naperdog
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: confused dog
Replies: 7
Views: 2288

confused dog

I just wanted to bounce this off everyone here to get some feedback. My dog has been getting better at finding birds and going out hunting with him is getting pretty enjoyable. One problem he is having is figuring out that a bird has moved. There are now 2 instances in as many hunting trips where he...
by naperdog
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What?!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6704

Re: What?!!!

I would like to beleive that the parent did the right thing in this case, but it doesn't seem like it, seems like he was more proud of his son than anything. Maybe there was something lost in translation, but it doesn't look that way. Kids will say the craziest things which is part of life but these...
by naperdog
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: To Neuter or Not?
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

Re: To Neuter or Not?

i am with dugger. I don't have any hard facts to provide, but there is enough debate our there that it seemed the least risky route is to wait a couple of years. My pup turns 2 shortly after the last of the preserves close up around here and i will be neutering him then.
by naperdog
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog wont pick up dead bird
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Dog wont pick up dead bird

Interesting, my 1.5 year old lab is tentative too. He chases them down very enthusiatically, but then just mouths it on the ground for a while. He eventually picks it up and brings it to me, but i would like to improve on that. I might just throw the next bird i shoot in the freezer. Then the only h...
by naperdog
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Silver Springs State Park, IL...first hunt on Wed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: Silver Springs State Park, IL...first hunt on Wed.

I am jealous of you, hunting/training around here is a serous pain in the you know where. the private clubs are a little better but the cheaper public grounds are annoying. Have to show up around 7 am to get a good # and have your choice of fields. Check in at 8, sit around until 8:45, get a run dow...
by naperdog
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Silver Springs State Park, IL...first hunt on Wed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: Silver Springs State Park, IL...first hunt on Wed.

i just ask because if it was afternoon they would force you into their office lot. I was there this past friday and hunted the OFFICE lot, the cover was still VERY thick and I kind of regretted going there. If you have a pointing dog with any kind of range, chances are you won't see him go on point ...
by naperdog
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: venison jerkey
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

venison jerkey

Does anyone have a good recipe/way to make jerkey in the oven? my first attempt turned out horrible, and i am now using my 'jerkey' for dog treats. I use the word treats loosly because i don't know that he even really cares for it much :(
by naperdog
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Silver Springs State Park, IL...first hunt on Wed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Re: Silver Springs State Park, IL...first hunt on Wed.

do you have a morning or afternoon permit?
by naperdog
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: weather/hunting question
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: weather/hunting question

It turned out to be a pretty rough day on Friday. WHile it didn't rain much while we were in the field, it had downpored all night. It was over 60 degress with 20 - 30 mph winds. Kona did flush 2 birds and pointed a 3rd (very strong impressive point, even after i watched the rooster get up and walk ...
by naperdog
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: weather/hunting question
Replies: 3
Views: 353

weather/hunting question

I am finally getting out to the field for the first time of the year for some pheasant hunting. Forecast looks pretty rainy and that got me to wondering how that will affect my dog and his ability to find birds? i will be hunting a preserve that has hunderds of birds released daily. Will the rain he...
by naperdog
Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: rest before a hunt?
Replies: 14
Views: 2921

rest before a hunt?

Does everyone usually give their dog any rest days before a hunt? We are finally going out for the first time of the year Friday. I plan on running Kona tonight, but how about tomorrow and thursday? Thanks for your input!
by naperdog
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thinks we're hunting
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Thinks we're hunting

i am going to the range tomorrow but getting my stuff ready tonight. Poor dog is running around like a mad man thinking we are heading out to field!
by naperdog
Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: allergies
Replies: 29
Views: 8588

Re: allergies

Wow those steroids really helped very quickly. I wish those were a permanant fix and not just treating symptoms, but he has completly stopped scratching himself. Our vet was very hesitant to prescribe them, but givin how bad his hair loss and scrachting had gotten, she really wanted to get that unde...