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by Buckeye_V
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials
Replies: 217
Views: 40382

Re: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials

I am not going to debate marking here. Different topic for a different time. The point was you can't judge retrieving if you don't expect your own danged dog to do it or even know what it would or should look like. I hunted with AKC rep this past fall. He shot a bird that was wounded. Had my POS ret...
by Buckeye_V
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Horrible Beahvior Away from Home
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Horrible Beahvior Away from Home

I never disregarded that statement. I just wonder why people will put all kinds of stuff in a dog crate once they demonstrate they cannot handle that. Big enough for stand up, turn around and lay down and no more. Water bucket with a small amount of water. Thats it. If the crate is warm and dry, no ...
by Buckeye_V
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials
Replies: 217
Views: 40382

Re: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials

Why in the h e double hockey sticks would you not want a bird dog to mark the flight of a bird? I have never, ever been able to figure that one out. How does that make for a higher class bird dog? Is it like Paris Hilton walking by you on the street and never batting an eye as she floats by? Higher ...
by Buckeye_V
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Horrible Beahvior Away from Home
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Horrible Beahvior Away from Home

In a properly sized crate with onlt the basics in it, how could he destroy anything? Just curious.

That dog needs exercise, IMO.
by Buckeye_V
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials
Replies: 217
Views: 40382

Re: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials

And that is why judging is subjective friends.
by Buckeye_V
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials
Replies: 217
Views: 40382

Re: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials

Where I run the majority of my trials there are a fair mix of all breeds at the AKC events. Some VERY good ones in each breed. Some of them welcome retrieving stakes regardless of the breed requirement. I have seen britts, pointers, setters of various breeds all participate in retrieving stakes. Som...
by Buckeye_V
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials
Replies: 217
Views: 40382

Re: Retrieving Stakes in Pointing Dog Trials

Why have a bird dog that won't go get the danged bird after I shoot it? ANy breed for that matter. The whole point of a hunting companion is to help you fill your game bag. That is part of the equation. Sorry. I don't see why you would have a bird dog trial WITHOUT the retrieving. I hate callbacks a...
by Buckeye_V
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: FT Brag
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

Re: FT Brag

Nice!
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you get your pups retreiving
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

Re: How do you get your pups retreiving

My doggies know the difference - somehow - between a knotted up sock and a good one. Maybe it's because they are smart vizslas :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Buckeye_V
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you get your pups retreiving
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

Re: How do you get your pups retreiving

Keep it fun and exciting and make it her idea. Don't play tug. Put them away wanting more. I start with a knotted up sock and try not to reach ofr it first thing. try loving them up when they bring it back to you. Then gently pull it from their mouth. Start overlaying the commands you want to use. T...
by Buckeye_V
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Top FC Horseback GSP Lines?
Replies: 24
Views: 4671

Re: Top FC Horseback GSP Lines?

I think thats one of the nice things about that breed. There is a prrety deep genetic pool to select from. All kinds of good stuff out there! I know what the pool is like in this part of the country, so i can only imagine what is in other parts! All I know is when yo go to a GSP trial around these p...
by Buckeye_V
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud dog contract?!?
Replies: 97
Views: 39945

Re: Stud dog contract?!?

Ted, we understand and respect your opinion. We also have our own. It may not necessarily be worse and it may not be better - its just different. We heard what you said. Other people have valid points too and reasons for their actions. Move on. I have been burned more times than not by a handshake a...
by Buckeye_V
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Top FC Horseback GSP Lines?
Replies: 24
Views: 4671

Re: Top FC Horseback GSP Lines?

Do you want a true all age shorthair or a shooting dog shorthair?

There are PLENTY of really GOOD horseback shorthairs in NE Ohio. I've seen them all run at Tri-Valley where they can really ROLL.
by Buckeye_V
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogs from Nitro kennels
Replies: 24
Views: 7217

Re: Dogs from Nitro kennels

Me thinks you stepped in the field trial poo without knowing it's not even poo. You savvy?

Go watch some dogs before you make any INVESTMENTS. This is not a piece of electronic equipment yo buy site unseen. Just sayin. Good luck in your search.
by Buckeye_V
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stud dog contract?!?
Replies: 97
Views: 39945

Re: Stud dog contract?!?

I have a contract as well. Probably more so for putting down in writing what you verbally agreed to. I have seen a few intereactions get pretty messy.

I don't charge until the puppies are sold. A lot of the vizsla folks I talk to are that way. I guess we're backwards. 8)
by Buckeye_V
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crate training techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 2148

Re: Crate training techniques

I disagree. I would go in and correct the whining as often as possible. Try a spray bottle. Try tying a long lead to the crate adn giving them a crate quake. They can't see you make the correction.

It does work.
by Buckeye_V
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where do your dogs sleep?
Replies: 31
Views: 5530

Re: Where do your dogs sleep?

Wow I must be a hard azz. Put dog in crate. If they excessively whine you go correct. It sucks at first but repeat until they get it. A smart dog will get it. Don't make the visit pleasant when you go tell them quiet. Otherwie they think you are coming for fun and not correction. It worked for all m...
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: saddle questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 5132

Re: saddle questions...

I had a hesket on order like that until little Caroline came along 8)
by Buckeye_V
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ex: navda,nstra,af,akc hunt test, or akc trial)
Replies: 48
Views: 16971

Re: ex: navda,nstra,af,akc hunt test, or akc trial)

I've seen a couple of really nice Navhda dogs who could run Horseback FT's no problem. It's more (IMO): 1. What you start with (genetics) 2. How you decide to train (techniques and tactics) 3. How far you want to train them. I see no reason why you couldn't do both. Just be prepared to make some con...
by Buckeye_V
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: saddle questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 5132

Re: saddle questions...

Tucker makes a heck of a comfy western-looking saddle. I have ridden on them on some very nice TWH's. No issues. If you have the $ they are a sweet way to go.
by Buckeye_V
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice for 1st time Derby
Replies: 31
Views: 4437

Re: Advice for 1st time Derby

AKC young dog stakes can be a very good thing. Just understand what your risks and gains are and be prepared to address either. You can lose way more than you gain if you are not careful. Lots of caught birds, grabbie woth the bracemate, tagging, etc. Just protect YOUR dog the best you know how.
by Buckeye_V
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A True Versatile Gun Dog
Replies: 72
Views: 18590

Re: A True Versatile Gun Dog

I want one of those versatile breeds! The rod holder one! Oh wait, I have one
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice for 1st time Derby
Replies: 31
Views: 4437

Re: Advice for 1st time Derby

You would think, but let's not hijack any further. I aint as bullheaded as some others on here :)
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?
Replies: 282
Views: 44474

Re: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?

Bill - just because you think you did well does not mean you actually did well in the general perception of others. I think that is the point you continually ignore, talk around, give bad analogies about and just generally miss. Give it up bud. :wink:
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice for 1st time Derby
Replies: 31
Views: 4437

Re: Advice for 1st time Derby

Not to hijack the post, but one of the things I have NEVER and will NEVER understand about AF Derby requirements. The rules or so danged loosey goosey it makes no sense. You can put them up on run and application alone, but if they do have a bird, it had better be broke if it's a certain age but not...
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Enhance in Ohio
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Enhance in Ohio

I wanted to switch foods to Enhance, but cannot find it anywhere in Ohio that is convenient to me. I live close to Zanesville, OH. ANyone know?
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice for 1st time Derby
Replies: 31
Views: 4437

Re: Advice for 1st time Derby

Remember to call point when you see your dog go on point. Don't assume the judge is watching every mili-second of the run. They should but crap happens.

Keep her in the pocket and then keep your mouth shut and have fun!
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A True Versatile Gun Dog
Replies: 72
Views: 18590

Re: A True Versatile Gun Dog

But he's not german so he stinks :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good dog!
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: How much pasture?
Replies: 27
Views: 7826

Re: How much pasture?

Rotate, rotate, rotate. As long as they have a dry place out of the wind to stand in the winter they won't mind otherwise. I just fixed a really muddy mess outside of my barn where the horses kept churning up the clay in wet weather. I fixed the drainage issue, added lots of stone and keep augmentin...
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?
Replies: 282
Views: 44474

Re: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?

Grouse in OH right now is hard to come by. I hutn the UP in mid Oct as well. Western UP. Not opposed to the woodcacks either. I've hunted grouse in the mountains of PA, in the bramble hills of OH and in the beautiful northern woods. Hard to beat a crisp autumn morning grouse flush. Sun shining throu...
by Buckeye_V
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?
Replies: 282
Views: 44474

Re: Great trial dog, great bird dog - One in the same?

Hey Bill - what FT in Ohio did you go to? I've been to 75% of all horseback trials in OH for the last 5 years and have NEVER seen you.

Just curious.

I would take any of my "horseback" FT dogs and enjoy cleaning your clock in the grouse woods with them :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Buckeye_V
Fri May 25, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's talk toplines.
Replies: 50
Views: 9190

Re: Let's talk toplines.

Boy, you guys proved my point pretty well. It went from toplines, to bone and now to size.

So interesting.
by Buckeye_V
Fri May 25, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trialing or hunting ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4564

Re: Trialing or hunting ?

I do both. No plans to quit either.
by Buckeye_V
Tue May 22, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's talk toplines.
Replies: 50
Views: 9190

Re: Let's talk toplines.

This whole game is silly, ain't it? My point is topline tells me nothing. Ground application does. Pictures are great, but watching it for real is what tells me if the dog is "right".
by Buckeye_V
Tue May 22, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very appreciative
Replies: 14
Views: 2708

Re: Very appreciative

Know that this house and this family support boots on the ground no matter where they are stationed or what they do. Thank you. To the ones who gave all, there is not enough words to thank you.
by Buckeye_V
Tue May 22, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snapping turtles
Replies: 16
Views: 3791

Re: Snapping turtles

They can actually move pretty good too. We saw one in our side yard one night about 30 yards away from any edge of the yard. Pond was about 50 yards away. By the time we parked the truck, went inside and let the dogs out the thing was GONE. Not sure where it went and frankly don't care, but in a mat...
by Buckeye_V
Tue May 22, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's talk toplines.
Replies: 50
Views: 9190

Re: Let's talk toplines.

I love all this talk. Dogs with this feature don't run like this, blah, blah, blah. There are always dogs that break the mold and just do it because. Let's play a game. See the dog in the avatar of my signature? If you have NEVER seen him run, tell me what his gait is like and what kind of ground sp...
by Buckeye_V
Tue May 08, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recalling new pup ?
Replies: 41
Views: 5370

Re: Recalling new pup ?

I put the e-collar on the highest setting and fry them until they get it. I AM KIDDING! I don't use treats. I use praise. Even when they blow you off and you have to walk them down and bring them back they don't get physically reprimanded. When they do it right they get all kinds of praise. When the...
by Buckeye_V
Tue May 08, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pee killing grass
Replies: 24
Views: 5619

Re: Pee killing grass

The rye grass seems to be affected more than the junk stuff in the other part of the yard. In August or July or September when the water from the sky uis hard to come by is the only time I see brown.

Maybe I am feeding a super green food :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Buckeye_V
Mon May 07, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pee killing grass
Replies: 24
Views: 5619

Re: Pee killing grass

Again, high stress periods with little water to dilute the urine causes this.
by Buckeye_V
Mon May 07, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transporting 3 dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Transporting 3 dogs

I have a GMC Acadia (well actually a Saturn Outlook) and have 3 plastic crates behind the back seat so I can take 3 guys and gear. No pics. Just 2 side by side and one sideways. Works for 3 50lb vizslas.
by Buckeye_V
Fri May 04, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Steadiness for MH?
Replies: 34
Views: 4489

Re: Steadiness for MH?

Turning to mark a falling bird or flying bird for a breed required to retrieve should not be penalizied. Period. Like I don't want my RETRIEVER to not know where to start looking for the bird to save time so we can go find another bird. Give me a break. You guys need to see the forest through the tr...
by Buckeye_V
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: “E“ collar or no collar ?
Replies: 90
Views: 14065

Re: “E“ collar or no collar ?

One of the best posts I have read in a VERY long time.
by Buckeye_V
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: “E“ collar or no collar ?
Replies: 90
Views: 14065

Re: “E“ collar or no collar ?

You are a funny guy Francois. How do you know most of the dogs are like this? Most of the dogs you see? Most of the dogs you have heard of? Most of the dogs you know? Most, in most people's terms is 51% or greater. Thats a big freakin window. I see hundreds of dogs a season and I would have to say t...
by Buckeye_V
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pee killing grass
Replies: 24
Views: 5619

Re: Pee killing grass

Watrer, water, water is biggest impact to a greener lawn. When a lawn is stressed from lack of water, then pee and poo will "burn" the grass. Light watering in the morning and evening are the best way to curb this. If you can.

Thats why you don't see the pee spots when it rains a lot. :wink:
by Buckeye_V
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closed Breed Field Trials
Replies: 62
Views: 11086

Re: Closed Breed Field Trials

Possibly, but I'm such an (insert colorful expletive) that nobody would ask me. :lol: :lol: :lol: Although I would probably hesitate for certain breeds. I don't like what they like :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Funny though, my card each season is full. I think it's cause I'm cheap.
by Buckeye_V
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closed Breed Field Trials
Replies: 62
Views: 11086

Re: Closed Breed Field Trials

I know they could probably care less, but I just don't judge those closed breed trials any more. It's my way of rebelling. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Buckeye_V
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closed Breed Field Trials
Replies: 62
Views: 11086

Re: Closed Breed Field Trials

You know its funny Ezzy. A can go to a full Britt trial and I can go to a full all-breed trial. I rarely see a britt at an all breed trial. I see all of the other breeds though. ALL of them. I've been to some awfully small brittany trials where the club members were poo-pooing the fact the entry was...
by Buckeye_V
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closed Breed Field Trials
Replies: 62
Views: 11086

Re: Closed Breed Field Trials

Go to a Gordon Setter trial with a gordon setter judging panel and get a participation ribbon :P :P
by Buckeye_V
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closed Breed Field Trials
Replies: 62
Views: 11086

Re: Closed Breed Field Trials

Just open them all and have judges judge to the breed standard of the club :) Duh

That's what happens a lot of times anyways.