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by markj
Fri May 29, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A chicken issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: A chicken issue

We used to run horses down to Kentucky to be bred. Went to the Kingsland auction many times. Uncle and Aunt live outside shepardsville with a track and boarding barn there.
by markj
Fri May 29, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: small pigeon coop
Replies: 21
Views: 6254

Re: small pigeon coop

We had one up in the top of the barn the pigins used for nesting. Dad would go and get the little ones and he had squab for dinner. He ate stuff I just couldn't, like rocky mountain oysters, the ones from our cows and the ones I brought back from my cousins hog lot after we cut 200 piggies. Cut pull...
by markj
Fri May 29, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Memorial Day

Our hearts were broken last week when a 29 year old police officer was shot down by the person she was serving a warrant on. He had a glock with a 50 round drum mag, he was also shot and killed. I cannot understand all the violence, and then the hatred for those that give their all for the rest of u...
by markj
Wed May 27, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dew Claws
Replies: 16
Views: 4005

Re: Dew Claws

Way I see it, it was first done for a reason like docking the tails. Why find out the hard way why it was first done? Why re invent the wheel? I see no reason not to do it, I can see reasons for it. Out in the field, the dog tears it off, what you going to do then? Pull a vet out of the pocket? It w...
by markj
Wed May 27, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dew Claws
Replies: 16
Views: 4005

Re: Dew Claws

Never had an issue removing them. Use a vet and ensure no issues if you are worried about it. Bleeding is the only thing I can see might be a problem. Use steptic powder bought from any barber supply store to stop the bleeding. Look to another breeder if you wish to have dews removed cause after 5 d...
by markj
Tue May 26, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A question about a puppy thing
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

Re: A question about a puppy thing

It is always better to be safe than sorry. Some learn it the hard way.
by markj
Mon May 25, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A question about a puppy thing
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

Re: A question about a puppy thing

Vet says ear infection, pup has been given meds and hasn't shown any further episodes. They named him Doc
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by markj
Thu May 21, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A question about a puppy thing
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

Re: A question about a puppy thing

I will let you know, he has a vet apt tonight. I took the remaining pups out in tall grass, other than not seeing each other they ran around til they found short grass, then the fight was on :) little growls and barking. Was a lot of fun.
by markj
Thu May 21, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Any boxing fans here?
Replies: 76
Views: 33814

Re: Any boxing fans here?

I used to box. Was in a match with a taller guy, when he threw a right his left hand dropped exposing his face. I knocked him out in the 2nd round with a counter punch and an upper cut. pow out go the lites :) I still work the body bag. Isnt like the old days of Ali, Norton and the rest.
by markj
Wed May 20, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A question about a puppy thing
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

Re: A question about a puppy thing

pup is 8 weeks old. I suspect ear infection. I am waiting to hear from the owner. I had the pup out in short mowed lawn for a couple weeks he didn't show any of this, the owner has bonded with the pup too. So I guess I will wait to hear back from him. These pups are really nice, my boy was hoping on...
by markj
Wed May 20, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A question about a puppy thing
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

A question about a puppy thing

A guy picked up his puppy, went home to another state, noticed the pup when in tall grass gets wobbly and falls over, when put back on the driveway he is fine and doesn't show this behavior. Any one ever run into this? He will take the pup to a vet but I am really curious what is going on. Thanks fo...
by markj
Tue May 19, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Purina v Blue Buffalo Lawsuit
Replies: 37
Views: 10127

Re: Purina v Blue Buffalo Lawsuit

I once worked in a rendering plant, many dead animals come in daily, usually from farms. They get ground up and added to animal feeds. I also worked at the stock yards for awhile in the pig side of things. They often sent pigs to rendering if they couldn't be bought on the auction block. We sledged ...
by markj
Mon May 04, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Today is a Sad Day
Replies: 17
Views: 3807

Re: Today is a Sad Day

I'm crying with you man. Lost my Pevo last sumer after my baby sis passed from leukemia. I cant say which one made me cry the most.. I miss him so much, he was always right there watching me do whatever I was doing. Made me a better man tho. I try to be as nice as possible to others so that dog taug...
by markj
Fri May 01, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In need of some quail
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: In need of some quail

Found some, thanks for the PM's.
by markj
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Send my GSP away or train myself
Replies: 18
Views: 7102

Re: Send my GSP away or train myself

That depends on the Chapter
The chapter here close to me has some great folks in it. But then this is Iowa :) We are a bunch of happy people here. I been to SoCal :( I prefer No Cal any day of the week. Was in Petaluma awhile ago, very nice country there.
by markj
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone help tell me what I have here for pedigrees?
Replies: 16
Views: 3713

Re: Anyone help tell me what I have here for pedigrees?

Yeah, I'm not familiar with that breed at all. Good luck hope you get a great one if you are shopping.
by markj
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In need of some quail
Replies: 1
Views: 409

In need of some quail

Anyone have a lead on say 6 quail in the Omaha area? Don't have to be flyers.
by markj
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Send my GSP away or train myself
Replies: 18
Views: 7102

Re: Send my GSP away or train myself

NAVDHA trainers will help you to train. That's a good group to join.
by markj
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me
Replies: 36
Views: 16662

Re: Rambunctious Puppy "attacking" me

I do as momma dog does, grab the muzzle and close it, I add the don't bite command. A few times of this they give up, I do give them a chew toy to help with the teeth cutting (New teeth coming in). If that don't work then they go to the floor until they give up.
by markj
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Todays Training
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: Todays Training

That Ziggy is one bit of eye candy there. He looks very nice the way he is colored up.
by markj
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone help tell me what I have here for pedigrees?
Replies: 16
Views: 3713

Re: Anyone help tell me what I have here for pedigrees?

What breed are these? Just asking, I have no dog in this.
by markj
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone do ground shipping?
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Anyone do ground shipping?

Yes gun dog express is the one. Thanks my friend.
by markj
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone do ground shipping?
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Anyone do ground shipping?

I used one last time but cannot remember who. I have a pup might be going to Dallas area.
by markj
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Food
Replies: 19
Views: 5978

Re: Puppy Food

My vet says my dogs are very healthy. One older female had a growth on her chest was scraping on teh dog house entrance, so the vet removed it surgically. Was 150.00 and well spent. What does feeding a dog non packaged dog food have to do with a vet? Are you changing horses mid stream? you gonna get...
by markj
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Food
Replies: 19
Views: 5978

Re: Puppy Food

Like I said, the older I get.... Young people are so far away from the old days they jump before they look :) oh no there is a cliff there..... We just fed the dogs table scraps, trimmings from butchering, offal from them buthceud animals, eggs, milk by products, well just about whatever we had sinc...
by markj
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27079

Re: hunting poodle

Well that explains nothing. Best go tell your mom folks are picking on you....
by markj
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Food
Replies: 19
Views: 5978

Re: Puppy Food

Jail? really? Ever watch axe men? Old swampy never feeds his dogs, they get by on what they catch, vet told him his dog was in the best condition. Dogs can find stuff to eat, catch what they can and do very well. Jail? why not horse whup the guy?.... Man the older I get......
by markj
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27079

Re: hunting poodle

The OP started this thread over frustrations of trying to purchase a poodle from hunting bloodline without a restriction. If you're intentions are to crossbreed the dog the pups aren't going to be registered anyway so why does it matter. My point was no breeder of hunting poodles is going to sell a...
by markj
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Food
Replies: 19
Views: 5978

Re: Puppy Food

I spilled some cracked corn last time I got a ton in (2 weeks ago) my dogs ate it up, should I be worried cause they do it every time I get corn. :) (toss out the bait) Fishin is slow today......... I will say, I did find this statement in the article a little strange: "Table scraps should not be m...
by markj
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27079

Re: hunting poodle

Down here on the farm, we use a dog bred from a Ausie dingo wild dog to herd our cows :) Who woulda thunk it? Young guys so full of testosterone :) argueing over what another wishes to do. Sounds kinda dictatorial to me. I just laff and go my way these days when some dunder head trys to tell me how ...
by markj
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: 5-5-1 Chili Recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 3648

Re: 5-5-1 Chili Recipe

Nice recipe. I use these tomatoes that are diced up with hot peppers. Cant remember the exact name. We also put the chili over spaghetti :) is a good taste, better than Italian sauce IMHO. Beans are usefull too, the sound of music sorta thing and my son toots the horn very well :) I do make texas ch...
by markj
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Food
Replies: 19
Views: 5978

Re: Puppy Food

I spilled some cracked corn last time I got a ton in (2 weeks ago) my dogs ate it up, should I be worried cause they do it every time I get corn. :)

(toss out the bait)
by markj
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27079

Re: hunting poodle

Demand creates the need for supply. I think some have gotten their panties in a wad..... too funny that.
by markj
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27079

Re: hunting poodle

1gundog wrote:Why would anyone with half a brain trash up a poodle with lab or golden genes.
Or the Doberman, bred down from the Rottweiler by Herr Doberman........
by markj
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27079

Re: hunting poodle

1gundog wrote:
markj wrote: Why would anyone take an old Spanish pointer and breed trash into it and come up with the GSP?
Hearsay
Well I got this book......
by markj
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27079

Re: hunting poodle

Why would anyone with half a brain trash up a poodle with lab or golden genes.
Why would anyone take an old Spanish pointer and breed trash into it and come up with the GSP?
by markj
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what breed has the best network in your opinion?
Replies: 35
Views: 14639

Re: what breed has the best network in your opinion?

I also might add that the pointing breeds have multiple venues, like NAVHDA, GSPCA, etc. Something for every one. What will you be doing with the dog? Competition? Pure hunting? Lap dog watching TV with you? This may get you on the right track. A network is a group of like minded folk sharing ideas,...
by markj
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Reasonable First Year Expectations
Replies: 29
Views: 10950

Re: Reasonable First Year Expectations

Depends on the dog and the training method. If inside dog, then use a ball and roll it down the hallway, pup on a long leash. Pup gets ball you gently pull him to get him started your way, not a heavy pull just a small amount of pressure. Until he does it all by himself, you will have a better chanc...
by markj
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First day on birds
Replies: 26
Views: 7053

Re: First day on birds

from what I've read, a bunch of folks (pro trainers,George Hickox among others) recommend an introduction at about 12 weeks... You can introduce them to birds at a very early age if it is done right. I put a dozen quail in a bird cage, sit it on the ground. place pups down wind and watch them close...
by markj
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Haircut
Replies: 12
Views: 3034

Re: Haircut

Noh, my dogs have very short hair :) maybe that why they call them shorthairs? We had springers as kids and we trimed them down using a shaver for animals.
by markj
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First day on birds
Replies: 26
Views: 7053

Re: First day on birds

Let pup be a pup, Old Delmar said to happy time the pups but dont train until 1 year of age. Buy the book, read it and learn how to train like a real dog man. Continue as you are and you may mess that pup up. Do not let it catch even 1 bird. Let the gun work be for awhile.
by markj
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 15 WORDS OR LESS ... NEXT SEASON, I'M GOING TO HUNT
Replies: 52
Views: 19651

Re: 15 WORDS OR LESS ... NEXT SEASON, I'M GOING TO HUNT

With my 12 year old soon to be 13 year old son :) Iowa, maybe nebr. Scott, I saw you hunt Pheasant bonanza, there was one field we used to hunt in, we got to the end and a pheasant flushed into the over head line and killed him self. I called my brother told him to tune in, he goes hey that was wher...
by markj
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parvo
Replies: 22
Views: 5841

Re: Parvo

I see parvo more in pups that are allowed to eat poo. Stop that and you should be OK, if pup don't do that well you are ahead of the curve.
by markj
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parvo
Replies: 22
Views: 5841

Re: Parvo

Was your pup vaccinated? Check what it is for, parvo is usually given with a multi shot like the puppy shots I give my pups before they leave for their new homes.
by markj
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27079

Re: hunting poodle

Hey Doc, find the hunting stud you want, ask about doing a breeding, then show up with your dog :) might just get it done that way. or explain what you are looking for. Not just a couch potato but a working mix dog. Good luck to you
by markj
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: bad day today
Replies: 18
Views: 5928

Re: bad day today

They just don't live long enough, my brother is in the same boat, his old dog is almost blind and he has trouble hearing. He will be buryed on my place where he used to live, my brother took him to his apartment to be with him until that day comes. I have 2 coming 12 now, holding my breath.... If do...
by markj
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Foal Handling and Halter Breaking
Replies: 1
Views: 1989

Re: Foal Handling and Halter Breaking

We had thoroughbreds for racing, I put halters on them 3 weeks old, added a tow line to drag. They became acclimated to the lead this way as they stepped on that lead, taught them to give to the lead. At the age this pony is they already were acclimated to bridle and saddle. Trained up over 50 horse...
by markj
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding Shooting Dogs
Replies: 68
Views: 23909

Re: Breeding Shooting Dogs

Genetics account for more than people admit.
That's why you pick the line, then grab a pup. Training has a lot to do with it too. More than folks realize. Brains is most important in the dog, well the owner too :)
by markj
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finally Found a Name
Replies: 22
Views: 4662

Re: Finally Found a Name

Don't whip that dog :) just kidding, he looks nice. Put together well, and his coloring is fantastic. My Grandpa raised them kind of dogs, dad was all springer and I found the Shorthairs to be mine.
by markj
Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips to make dog stop whining...
Replies: 32
Views: 8390

Re: Tips to make dog stop whining...

Water in a squirt bottle for in house, hose for outside dogs keeps them all quit. Now when anyone drops by, dogs start barking, I can just say quite down now and silence from them. I can also say kennel up and they head in single file to the kennel :) repetition gets it and consitant training.