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by andreasrossouw
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What?!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6650

Re: What?!!!

Went out last weekend and he seems to range further and further every time ill say 20-30 meters the last time out and worked his nose perfectly. dont know yards that well. But Im training him for waterfowl and not upland but he is still just 10 1/2 months but coming on strongly. The fellows i go out...
by andreasrossouw
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What?!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6650

Re: What?!!!

Well thanks and good luck with your boys manners training.
by andreasrossouw
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What?!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6650

Re: What?!!!

Tripping over your own dog hunting i dont think is much fun. How far do the britts range?Same as Gsp's or not?
by andreasrossouw
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What?!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6650

Re: What?!!!

3Britts i have been around some and where i am from i have never seen a Brittany. I just dont know poeple who own them.I know what they look like because i have seen them on the internet. But when i see them in real life i will probably still be a little unsure and rather ask what breed then calling...
by andreasrossouw
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What?!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6650

Re: What?!!!

ACooper wrote:The thread wasnt about parenting, no one asked for advice. You guys need to relax. No one knows what kind of punishment was handed out, why does everyone assume there wasnt any?

This one should be chalked up to the "things kids say."
I hear you.
by andreasrossouw
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What?!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6650

Re: What?!!!

If I would have spoken to another adult like that as a teenager, especially an unprovoked one who was trying to offer a compliment, I would have been in a world of hurt when my dad got me home...assuming it wasn't done on the spot! I'm sure your son is a fine, intelligent young man but my 15 year o...
by andreasrossouw
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Looking for a good breed
Replies: 5
Views: 5367

Re: Looking for a good breed

From what i have seen is that the black labs are a bit more hyper than the other labs. Maybe it’s because all the black labs that i have seen come from hunting bred lines. And my lab (chocolate) comes mainly from a show bred line and is much more easy going. But when we start working he is at full s...
by andreasrossouw
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup wont pick up dead quail
Replies: 15
Views: 3080

Re: Pup wont pick up dead quail

I took Baron(10months) to the farm this weekend to introduce him to the 12gauge and some birds. Started at a distance and worked our way closer. The closer he came the more excited he got. Had no problems at all not even a flinch. We then went out into the field in search of birds me and Baron walki...
by andreasrossouw
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy training
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: Puppy training

My Lab Pup(9months) i bathed him before i took him to big water which was only a few weeks ago. He doesnt want to get in the bath and he hates hosepipes and i had to get him clean. He wants to get out of the bath the whole time but when the bath is finished he goes crazy(excitement). He still doesnt...
by andreasrossouw
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Barbed Wire
Replies: 25
Views: 5774

Re: Barbed Wire

I am the one who got stuck in the barb and lost a good shirt. Baron was already through and was giving me some encouragement. I figured that he would learn it on his own but i think it can happen that it surprises a dog the first time they encounter it and looses an eye etc. And some of those barbed...
by andreasrossouw
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Barbed Wire
Replies: 25
Views: 5774

Barbed Wire

Just wondering how your dogs handle barbed wire? Because we often climb through the barbed wire fence to get to another field. He(Baron) got introduced to the barbed fence this weekend and he climbs under but catches the barb but it only pulls out hair and it looks like he doesnt even realize. But h...
by andreasrossouw
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Out in the field
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Out in the field

Thanks. He is quite a masculine lab. He(Baron) only started retrieving about a month ago. From when i got him he would never fetch anything or run after a toy etc. if you threw it for him. I was worried but heard some of the labs would only develop the retrieving instinct at a later stage. And was i...
by andreasrossouw
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Out in the field
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Out in the field

Took my boy out to the farm for his first intro to water.And he got in straight away. He is 8 1/2 months. He swam like a pro and fetched the training dummies perfectly. Even tossed one dummy in as far as i could and he turned around and looked at me if saying "are you serious?" and i told him to fet...
by andreasrossouw
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dry Skin
Replies: 13
Views: 3061

Re: Dry Skin

I only feed him dry dog food(Hills). And throw supplements over his food which the vet gave me. His coat is shiny but the last week i had realized that he has dry skin. But im not reading too much into it but still just keeping a eye out if problem develops. I doubt we will get Animal Naturals K9 Sh...
by andreasrossouw
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dry Skin
Replies: 13
Views: 3061

Re: Dry Skin

It is the change of season where i am from. Start of winter so i guess it is the reason.
Fish oil? Tell me more...

I don't think it is chronic but would keep an eye out for it.
Thanks...
by andreasrossouw
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dry Skin
Replies: 13
Views: 3061

Dry Skin

I have realized that my lab pup has dry skin. It looks like flakes. How can it be treated and how can it be avoided?
by andreasrossouw
Sat May 09, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Crate Insanity
Replies: 25
Views: 1787

Re: Crate Insanity

I have no idea what your full day is like , but when i hear "crate at home, crate at work", I'm wondering how much time is he in the crate. It could be that by evening pup is saying, "That's it! No more crate!". Is pup getting out for good exercise several times a day? Are there times when he just ...
by andreasrossouw
Fri May 08, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What gun dog breed do you currently own and why?
Replies: 184
Views: 98752

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

I have a Labrador because its my first gun dog and planning to get a GSP in the near future. I also went for a chocolate lab because i heard a rumor that they are harder to train. Not that i think its true but i love a challenge!!!!
by andreasrossouw
Thu May 07, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Crate Insanity
Replies: 25
Views: 1787

Re: Crate Insanity

So why is this crate reaction so different from the one at home? I only use one crate so i don't know whether it could be that. But the enclosed crate shouldnt be a problem. Maybe its because he spends more time in the crate at work than the one at home. And he has become very comfortable with the ...
by andreasrossouw
Thu May 07, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Crate Insanity
Replies: 25
Views: 1787

Re: Crate Insanity

Oh... My... God... Last night, I said, "Let's start the crate thing at night." I'm an idiot... a complete idiot. This is something you need to start on a weekend. ALL NIGHT LONG he was SCREAMING, throwing himself at the crate, I mean, it sounded like we were BEATING him senseless!!! I had to put ea...
by andreasrossouw
Tue May 05, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Crate Insanity
Replies: 25
Views: 1787

Re: Crate Insanity

I keep my pup in a crate where i can hear him. And he woke me at night the first week to go out and do his thing. But then he got used to the feeding patterns and i always let him out before putting him in his crate and after eating. So now he doesnt moan or anything through the night until the time...
by andreasrossouw
Mon May 04, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Another Dog Influence
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Another Dog Influence

hehe...I love that idea... but family fued's can be dangerous :) ...

And where im from i dont see e-collars so freely available and expensive due to the reason that they have to be imported.
And you never no i could wake up with a e-collar around my neck...
by andreasrossouw
Mon May 04, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Another Dog Influence
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Another Dog Influence

My sister is currently living with me and she has an about 7-9 month old Cocker Spaniel. And i have a labrador which is 4 months old. And the dog(spaniel) owns her by just looking at her. My pup is well behaved and happy but im scared it will take up all the habits of its older buddy because my sist...
by andreasrossouw
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Labrador Puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Labrador Puppy

Thanks will do...
by andreasrossouw
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Labrador Puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Labrador Puppy

Hello i am new to the forum and recently became a owner of a lovely chocolate lab. I went hunting with my brother in law with his GSP and was hooked from that day on. And decided to get me a retriever. My puppy is 3months old and sitting and staying as told. But when commanded it first walks up to m...