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by AzDoggin
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup ate a hook (Last Update)
Replies: 38
Views: 9800

Re: Pup ate a hook

They might not eat,tear up,or swallow anything for yrs then all at once it's gone & if it get locked in their bowels,your spending $2500 to $3000 to save their life!! NOT WORTH that one chance. Have heard a few stories about the "$3000 tube sock." There's a reason for the statement "the price of th...
by AzDoggin
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup ate a hook (Last Update)
Replies: 38
Views: 9800

Re: Pup ate a hook

Made me cringe too. I'm sure the pup will be fine.

Man, I forget how much they can get into so quickly. It's like having a 2 year old again...
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Diemo
Replies: 13
Views: 2432

Re: Meet Diemo

Light water fowl duty for woodies or jump shooting ponds, dove and flushing upland, boar, bear, bobcat, coyote, fox, badger, coon, groundhog, opossum, feral cat and blood tracking. Nice. Those little buggers don't lack heart, I know that: http://germanjagdterrier.net/the_cumberland_pack002005.jpg h...
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why Does My Dog get humped? Dominance?
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

Re: Why Does My Dog get humped? Dominance?

Ghosted3 wrote:if you can not keep your dog under control and keep him from doing that in a public park then do not take him there.

Corry
Yup. Unfortunately, dimwits do own (and fail to train) dogs. They take them to the dog parks so they don't have to walk much themselves.
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Diemo
Replies: 13
Views: 2432

Re: Meet Diemo

deutscherjagdterrier

Congrats. Those are some bada$$ little dudes from what I understand. How will you use him?

Duck dog? :D

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by AzDoggin
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Letting go of it
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: Letting go of it

I think he would chase a bird right on over one. Sounds like it's time for your dog to get broke. Agree. Age 2 years old, it may be the time to finish the dog to steady to shot and fall. Once you have confidence that he is, the cliffs won't be so scary. Cougars and whatnot - you're on your own ther...
by AzDoggin
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Commands for a new puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Commands for a new puppy

Suggest you investigate a training program for retrievers.

Smartwork by Evan Graham is one. There are others.

Otherwise, you'll never develop your pup to his potential.

Good luck.
by AzDoggin
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: International Harvester Metro Van
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Re: International Harvester Metro Van

Man you could haul some serious gear in that baby! A couple weeks ago in Flagstaff, AZ I saw an IH Travelall 4x4 that was very nicely restored and had a whole fam damily inside. Cool vehicle. Looked somewhat like this one: http://car-swap-meet.damox.com/images/international-harvester-travelall.jpg
by AzDoggin
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best dog for a new gal
Replies: 34
Views: 6734

Re: Best dog for a new gal

Any of the breeds mentioned have hyper and/or hardheaded dogs and calm and/or biddable dogs. Tell her to find a breed she likes the look of, then do the research to find a dog that will be easy to work with. I've seen Britts, GSP's, EP's, and Setter's at all ends of the spectrum. One thing is consis...
by AzDoggin
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Backing board
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Backing board

brittfans wrote:.I use a metal frame from a yard sings some politician left in my yard so I can set it up and move it easy.
Nice! Great to hear someone can make use of some of the crap that those people leave around. If you voted against the bum, you're getting a double benefit! :D
by AzDoggin
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Would You Have Handled This?!
Replies: 58
Views: 8532

Re: How Would You Have Handled This?!

I'm sorry you had this experience. It can definitely be scary to be reminded that our companions have teeth and can use them! Let me say first and foremost that I know the safety of your child is first in your mind, and that's as it should be! In situations like this though, sometimes corrections d...
by AzDoggin
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Intro to Water work
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Intro to Water work

Nice...but I've been saying "can't wait till fall" for going on 50 years :D

It's the best time of the year, period.

(we do all our water work in the summer here in the desert. Dogs and humans are dying to get into the water to stay cool)
by AzDoggin
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French or American Britt Breeder-**UPDATE** Photo Added
Replies: 73
Views: 19559

Re: French or American Britt Breeder-**UPDATE** Photo Added

That's a keeper, right there - both of 'em!!

Kids and dogs were made for each other.
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Flank Collar?
Replies: 31
Views: 4984

Re: Flank Collar?

This is not the first time he has had the collar on the flank every time I taken him out to run for the last two weeks I have put the collar on the flank, he moves very well with it on, does't do the "rodeo horse". I think I will hold off with the collar on the flank for reenforcing whoa until the ...
by AzDoggin
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Flank Collar?
Replies: 31
Views: 4984

Re: Flank Collar?

As suggested above read the Huntsmith process of teaching a point of contact also when the over lay process begin the level/amount of stimulation the e collar gives will have a lot to do with how the dog will respond ( as is in positive response to the cue )to or react ( as is a negative reaction t...
by AzDoggin
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieving dummies not birds ?
Replies: 51
Views: 6916

Re: Retrieving dummies not birds ?

I started with my fingers and forced them into the dogs mouth and said hold. The dog will struggle and try to get them out. Once he gives in and lets you keep your fingers in there you can command him to drop. My dog lives in the house so I would do a bunch of small sessions throughout the day. One...
by AzDoggin
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Barking at/chasing the cat
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Barking at/chasing the cat

I have a one year old setter (Ellie) who hunts everything that moves including my cat. She stalks the cat and then barks at her when she gets her in a corner. Ellie is afraid of the cat so I don't think she would ever do any actual damage but it scares the cat to death. I'm surprised the cat (indoo...
by AzDoggin
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: stubborn GSP
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: stubborn GSP

She's not stubborn; she's still a baby. Lighten up. Relax . Enjoy. Being frustrated at this stage does not bode well for the future. Pup can see your displeasure. Most important thing right now is socialization/ bonding. http://www.deesdogs.com/documents/dogsocialization.pdf http://www.gundogbreede...
by AzDoggin
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bill Gibbons Seminar
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Bill Gibbons Seminar

When I first read that I thought you meant Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top !!!!! This Bill Gibbons is a rock star too - of dog training! :D Bill is as personable a fellow as you'll meet. I've heard so many good things about his workshops... (be hilarious if he broke into "You didn't have to come but you ...
by AzDoggin
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grandma's Packing
Replies: 15
Views: 3956

Re: Grandma's Packing

Freaking funny. You go, Grandma!

Of all the things that are messed up about Arizona politics, they actually got this one right. Grandma's don't need concealed carry permits to protect themselves here.
by AzDoggin
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winter roading alternative...
Replies: 19
Views: 4834

Re: Winter roading alternative...

Hey Rick, once you start to get into it, the whole deal just gets easier and you find ways to make it work. Here's an example of a setup for bikejoring - but any old contraption with wheels that is fairly light would do: http://www.sleddogcentral.com/results11/lower_48/east/photos/coopers_lake/bikej...
by AzDoggin
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sore Pads/Dog Booties
Replies: 13
Views: 3214

Re: Sore Pads/Dog Booties

I've seen these used a lot: http://www.gundogsupply.com/-950-.html but I do agree with Elk on toughening of the feet. There is a breeder in the northwest that has cinder rock around his kennel area so the dogs are working on toughening feet even as pups. Ruff - have you tried Musher's Secret? http:/...
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Some videos of 12 week pup
Replies: 14
Views: 3329

Re: Some videos of 12 week pup

Nice pup. Great videos - thanks for sharing. When pup is around birds, there is one great tool that you need: duct tape over your yapper. :D (though you intend the verbiage for encouragement, the pup may or may not interpret it that way. Let Morgen figure the birds out on his own) Congrats on your p...
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winter roading alternative...
Replies: 19
Views: 4834

Re: Winter roading alternative...

I've trained a dog for bikejoring - same demands on the dog basically, but in the city a few more controls for safety purposes. Other than making sure the dog is an a adult, I sure don't see the disadvantages. I think you'd want to make sure the dog's OB is solid since they are in an "out front" pos...
by AzDoggin
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Videos and books for the newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

Re: Videos and books for the newbie

Don't know, but I agree someone should get it printed again. It's a timeless book and just a great read.

My copy has teeth marks on the binding from my first Britt. Gotta keep a better handle on the next mutt :lol:
by AzDoggin
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Videos and books for the newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

Re: Videos and books for the newbie

There it is: http://www.pineyrunkennel.com/store.htm Jonesy that linky won't work for me...
by AzDoggin
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Videos and books for the newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

Re: Videos and books for the newbie

Yes there is a video that compliments Maurice's book; I would recommend it. : :D PM: Mo on here or get one from Martha Greenlee. Yep. Martha's website - you can email her: http://steadywithstyle.com/gallery/ There is a West/Gibbons workshop from a few years back that Martha sells for a very reasona...
by AzDoggin
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: five month old pup
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: five month old pup

Wow that is a stunning pup. If she hunts as good as she looks, you've got something mighty special there. I like the longer tail.
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Oregon Summer
Replies: 14
Views: 2370

Re: Oregon Summer

Amazing pictures. Love the ones in the boat the best. Thanks for posting them!
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behavior Issues with 1.5 year GSP
Replies: 15
Views: 3420

Re: Behavior Issues with 1.5 year GSP

Thanks for the responses. I do try and give her as much exercise as I can each day, but most days it's been over 100 degrees so I can't run her too long after work. I guess I just need to go back to the basics and work with her back on the leash and check cord. Oh, and she's fixed so no heat. The h...
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behavior Issues with 1.5 year GSP
Replies: 15
Views: 3420

Re: Behavior Issues with 1.5 year GSP

She needs more basic obedience (heal, sit, down, come, stay) training, on leash, everyday for about 15 minutes. After a couple of weeks go to the long line. During this time do not use a shock collar. Your patience will be tested to the limit. You really need to put in the time. Taking her to an ob...
by AzDoggin
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: need some tires....
Replies: 29
Views: 6422

Re: need some tires....

I'm partial to BFG's.
by AzDoggin
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Need assistance - advise
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: Need assistance - advise

Kmack wrote:
The same holds true of the trainer.
You betcha: http://www.fieldtrialmagazine.com/pdfs/calm%20dogs.pdf
by AzDoggin
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Cool story about a mountain rescue
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Cool story about a mountain rescue

These are the type of people I'd want on a mountain climb with me! http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/20120628arizona-officers-mountain-rescue.html Excerpt: Valley officer saves life of another on Argentina peak by Jim Walsh - Jul. 6, 2012 12:00 AM The Republic | azcentral.com . Dazed and severe...
by AzDoggin
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: got a dog in the house again.
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: got a dog in the house again.

jimbo&rooster wrote: I guess I now have an arguement for welded wire kennels when I build my new run.... :D

Jim
I like the way you think. Good to look a few steps ahead. :wink:
by AzDoggin
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: springer getting out of hand!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3085

Re: springer getting out of hand!!!!!

Ah - the joys of adolescence!! :D If you have a beautiful baby girl for a daughter...when she reaches about 14...you'll get the same treatment from her, too! :lol: The difference is, there is no e-collar approved for use on human children. Good luck. (sounds to me like the normal development of a ve...
by AzDoggin
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: PEX Plumbing
Replies: 8
Views: 2971

Re: PEX Plumbing

Here in AZ, they build houses with copper pipes in the slab. When the copper starts to leak, they just plumb around that stretch of pipe with PEX (going through the attic). Agree with WEMs - slicker than snot. Definitely beat the jack-hammer approach.
by AzDoggin
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need assistance - advise
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: Need assistance - advise

There are many pros on GDF with Brittany's - I'm sure they'll bring some good ideas. I'll toss out a few... Don't give up on the idea of a 13 month old pup quitting the submissive peeing - he's still young. I would definitely make an attempt to avoid what you are doing that just precedes that behavi...
by AzDoggin
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Potty training, please help
Replies: 18
Views: 6529

Re: Potty training, please help

Adopt this motto: "You didn't pee it until I see it!" :D Put the pup on a leash and keep her moving. Motion stimulates urination. She's simply not allowed to go back in the house until she's emptied. She'll get it. This is a human problem, not a dog problem. She's an infant - eats, plays, pees, poop...
by AzDoggin
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Britt Pup is growing up!
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: My Britt Pup is growing up!

Glad to hear he's come around for you!

He's getting plenty to eat, I can see that. :D
by AzDoggin
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Birddogs.
Replies: 52
Views: 9318

Re: Coyotes and Birddogs.

I carry one of these...a light weight drilling-20 gauge over a 22 Savage Hi Power. In the Dakotas, we regularly see coyote within 100 yards. Even if I don't hit them, a bullet slashing usually sends them in the other direction. If I have time, I will snap the scope on. I think these guns may become...
by AzDoggin
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 1st day on the collar
Replies: 26
Views: 5068

Re: 1st day on the collar

Great news - thanks for the update, ww - so many folks bring up a problem, but never complete the circle.

Glad to hear your collar is fine and you don't have to mess with getting a different one. After this experience, you're going to be the resident expert on the output of a TT Field 90.
by AzDoggin
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDM article "Nothing Missing"
Replies: 18
Views: 2887

Re: GDM article "Nothing Missing"

Elkhunter, a GDF member, had a three-legged GSP that climbed the chukar hills with him.

Don't tell the dog he has a so-called disability - he sure didn't think so. R.I.P. Ruger

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by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 1st day on the collar
Replies: 26
Views: 5068

Re: 1st day on the collar

Makes you wonder whether the collar is having variability in output. Some dogs are drama majors, but this does sound like a pretty extreme reaction - enough to put using it on hold for awhile until you figure out what's happening anyway. Here's a link to an article by Kninebirddog. She's a GDF membe...
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 1st day on the collar
Replies: 26
Views: 5068

Re: 1st day on the collar

I was under the impression that the tubular models like the 70, 90, etc were far superior than the sport versions. If this unit is too much for my dog, why would it be ok for another? Most folks test the collar on their hand before using it on the dog to make sure the stim is right. I'd suggest doi...
by AzDoggin
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you find the time?????
Replies: 14
Views: 2454

Re: How do you find the time?????

I should add that I worked with pointers. They seem to have an "off" switch, which allows them to sit in a kennel for hours on end and not go screwy on you. I think that not all breeds of bird dogs have this capacity. RayG Agree not all dogs have this capacity!! That should be a selection factor fo...
by AzDoggin
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Birddogs.
Replies: 52
Views: 9318

Re: Coyotes and Birddogs.

The natural balance of predators and prey has nothing to do with game management. In fact, game management is all about upsetting the natural imbalance and creating a stable balance. Stable or required balance is a better way to define it. It's not natural unless you include man in the equation as ...
by AzDoggin
Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Birddogs.
Replies: 52
Views: 9318

Re: Coyotes and Birddogs.

At one time pelts were worth $125 each. Hunting was allowed with hounds and just about any other means you could think of. The populations were held in check and the ones that were around were very timid. Then the fur market died which killed incentive, the anti-hunting lobby shut down the guys run...
by AzDoggin
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Birddogs.
Replies: 52
Views: 9318

Re: Coyotes and Birddogs.

All of the ranchers I know encourage their elimination. Oh yeah, same in Nebraska. Most carry a "ranch gun" in their trucks for that purpose. I remember as a kid watching guys run the 'yotes with greyhounds. It was very common when out pheasant hunting to see a pickup with half a dozen or more dog ...
by AzDoggin
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is there such thing as a bad puppy?
Replies: 64
Views: 12416

Re: Is there such thing as a bad puppy?

Agree with the idea of rehoming the dog - too much is at stake here.

Be upfront with potential future owners.

NEVER buy another dog from this "breeder."

There are lots of dogs out there that are better matches for your situation.