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by SHORTFAT
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: leash fear/agression
Replies: 25
Views: 3460

Re: leash fear/agression

Patience, persistance, and consistancy... Gun Dog Supply has several books that have great informative tips... Find a knowledgeable trainer to help you if you can, but is sounds like the dog just needs to know you are running the show. Keep at it, I don't think it's anything too serious, but it can ...
by SHORTFAT
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new favorite picture
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: My new favorite picture

Hey wait... That's an English Pointer that got her tail slammed in the tailgait... right??? :lol:
by SHORTFAT
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Favorite Game Bird
Replies: 124
Views: 81528

Re: Favorite Game Bird

Why no love for the chukar bird?? Not a bird alive that physically challenges both man and beast more! Elkhunter, I would love to hunt wild chukars! But they ain't where I am... or is... anyway, a local bird supplier raises them, and I use them to train my dog with... I'm sure the wild ones are muc...
by SHORTFAT
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What NOT to eat
Replies: 32
Views: 13917

Re: What NOT to eat

I always thought pork, but I learned on this site, and a new vet that it is ok... but as long as we mentioned family and what the dog eats in the same thread... My son is 16... when he was about 3 months old, I brought home a lab puppy... well at about 6 months, he (the dog, not my son) chewed a pai...
by SHORTFAT
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would This Concern You (Lacks Heart Or Lacks Experience)?
Replies: 36
Views: 5629

Re: Would This Concern You (Lacks Heart Or Lacks Experience)?

I agree with the other posts here... the English Pointers are more of a southern dog. I have one in Pa and she gets cold after an hour or so... my friends Setters are still going in the snow... but come summer, mine will still be going all day and the Setters are tripping on their tongues... I would...
by SHORTFAT
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP's escaping
Replies: 23
Views: 5036

Re: GSP's escaping

??? huh? :|
by SHORTFAT
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP's escaping
Replies: 23
Views: 5036

Re: GSP's escaping

I had a lab that would walk the lenthg of our picket fence and hit each picket with his nose until he found a loose one... then he would pop right out between the pickets! :lol: He was always easy to find tho... Just drive thru town and listen for kids playing, or he would be down in the creek froli...
by SHORTFAT
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What NOT to eat
Replies: 32
Views: 13917

Re: What NOT to eat

I think we are "well rounded" and agree on more than we differ. We agree on the important things about training dogs. Techniques will vary based on our experiences. Yeah,,, just look at the "Beer" thread... :mrgreen: and my wife says I'm quite round thank you... really tho... like anything else... ...
by SHORTFAT
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need a name for my pup
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: Need a name for my pup

My daughter named our Lab "Ruff".. "so he can say his name"... I liked it cuz we live in Grouse country... Dog never did bark much! :lol:
by SHORTFAT
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Female dog names
Replies: 16
Views: 1810

Re: Female dog names

Fiona... it's Galic for "White".
by SHORTFAT
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Small Bump on foot
Replies: 14
Views: 2633

Re: Small Bump on foot

My Lab had a couple of benign cysts and one grew to be quite large... nothing to be overly worried about, but take him to the vet and have them checked first to be sure. We had a biopsy done just to know. They never bothered him in 15 years. Hope your dog is ok... Have him checked... post a picture ...
by SHORTFAT
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: titles
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

Re: general chat

Well me Da' was a boxing champ an' me Mum was a beauty queen... did me no good whatsoever... but fer puppies, I think it does... if only because it increases the chance of good performing puppies in the litter somewhere... Doesn't mean they all will be good, or even any of them, but I think you can ...
by SHORTFAT
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Beer?
Replies: 185
Views: 48871

Re: Beer?

C'mon now! :lol: How many threads have you seen 85+ posts on and not a single argument! LOL! I don't even drink anymore, but I still like a beer with my steak every now and then! 8)
by SHORTFAT
Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Do dogs have a sense of Morality
Replies: 38
Views: 6257

Re: Do dogs have a sense of Morality

Ruffshooter wrote: I do not think so. If you died and your carcass was rotting away and they were hungry they probably would eat your body.
Yeah... but she'd be sad about it... right?.. :cry: and after that last episode with the hole in the good Filson blanket, I hope I give her indegestion! :mrgreen:
by SHORTFAT
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Broke Or Not Broke
Replies: 90
Views: 14410

Re: Broke Or Not Broke

Oh man... if word about this gets out, I'm screwed! :oops: My dog looks out the window in the morning until the retired mailman that lives next door goes out to fill his birdfeeder! Then she goes nuts to go out and get the treats he has for her! LOL! If we do need to sleep in tho, we just kennel her...
by SHORTFAT
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Broke Or Not Broke
Replies: 90
Views: 14410

Re: Broke Or Not Broke

Good Lord man! Please don't tell my wife you can train a dog to do that!!! :lol:
by SHORTFAT
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Do dogs have a sense of Morality
Replies: 38
Views: 6257

Re: Do dogs have a sense of Morality

Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good (or right) and those that are bad (or wrong). A moral code is a system of morality (for example, according to a particular philosophy, rel...
by SHORTFAT
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Broke Or Not Broke
Replies: 90
Views: 14410

Re: Broke Or Not Broke

and my English Pointer is "Canoe Broke"... and let me tell you, THAT is really something for an EP!!! :mrgreen: and she can count to 5 in dog treats... :roll: so... what were we discussing again???
by SHORTFAT
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Broke Or Not Broke
Replies: 90
Views: 14410

Re: Broke Or Not Broke

OH... AND MY DOG IS HOUSEBROKE... and that's about it... :lol:
by SHORTFAT
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Broke Or Not Broke
Replies: 90
Views: 14410

Re: Broke Or Not Broke

Wait just a second here... exactly how long were the tails on the dogs those three guys were trailing??? cuz THAT tells ya all ya need to know about where the money went! :mrgreen:
by SHORTFAT
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to deter pup from sitting while on point
Replies: 33
Views: 5170

Re: How to deter pup from sitting while on point

My dog knows both sit and whoa. Keep them seperate. Whoa is worked on first on the training table or barrel, and on a mat at the back door. Sit is for a treat or when we meet someone while out walking and I don't want the dog to act like an idiot. My dog sat on a couple of planted birds and I gently...
by SHORTFAT
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "Allie"
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: "Allie"

Escopeton wrote:Bragus Majorus, ad naseum;
LOL!!! :lol: I love it! Nice looking pup!
by SHORTFAT
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Things they didnt teach in Vet school
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

Re: Things they didnt teach in Vet school

Ralph, Don't be silly... it depends on what ya stained the deck with! :lol:
by SHORTFAT
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: He just started to really stink..........
Replies: 17
Views: 3615

Re: He just started to really stink..........

My neighbor has one and we can smell it from across the road on a wet morning... :lol: Nice dog, but Pew!!! Try a little "Old Spice" behind his ears!.. Or Johnson's Baby shampoo...
by SHORTFAT
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: video of my pup today
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: video of my pup today

Very nice! Watched it twice! :D
by SHORTFAT
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter vs Brittany?
Replies: 72
Views: 14189

Re: Setter vs Brittany?

Did someone say POINTER??? :mrgreen:
by SHORTFAT
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter vs Brittany?
Replies: 72
Views: 14189

Re: Setter vs Brittany?

Never met one from either breed I didn't like! they are both great.
by SHORTFAT
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Everything just fell into place!
Replies: 23
Views: 5571

Re: Everything just fell into place!

Nice! Ain't it great when a plan comes together!.. Can never get enough of good looking pups... 8)
by SHORTFAT
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new pup
Replies: 17
Views: 2818

Re: My new pup

Too cool! 8) I love the ramrod tail! Nice pup...
by SHORTFAT
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: I Don’t Get It.
Replies: 31
Views: 10268

Re: I Don’t Get It.

Grouse sit right there till you walk up and kick em over the next hill. I got vids.... markj, I'm glad you have the moron sub-species where you hunt... :lol: I would like to find some here... but Honestly, why do people feel the need to insult someone elses choice of game bird or location? :? That ...
by SHORTFAT
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Turkey season
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Turkey season

Found 'em!!! :lol: They're in my neighbors back yard!!! :roll: Can't wait! 'course... They'll be in the next county by the time the season opens...
by SHORTFAT
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: holding points
Replies: 30
Views: 5447

Re: holding points

Not at all!!! glad someone was into the birds! :D 8)
by SHORTFAT
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Breaks
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Training Breaks

I have an honest question... I don't do the field trials, but I rely on the knowledge and experience of those that do... I have a hunting house pet in my English Pointer... good dog with lots of natural drive... now our season is over and i wonder if anyone else takes a break from training on a regu...
by SHORTFAT
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it TOO cold?
Replies: 42
Views: 17265

Re: When is it TOO cold?

I will occasionally have a conversation with someone that is just astonished that my dogs stay outside in all weather. I always ask them, "should I bring my horses inside too, how can I bring the dogs in and leave the horses out there to freeze?" No one ever seems to have an answer for this. I see ...
by SHORTFAT
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lost a good one today.
Replies: 28
Views: 4277

Re: Lost a good one today.

Very sorry! Wow... I would be crushed as I'm sure you are. Beautiful pup for sure... Condolences.
by SHORTFAT
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Favorite Game Bird
Replies: 124
Views: 81528

Re: Favorite Game Bird

My real favorite is the one on my plate at any given meal... :mrgreen: but I chose the Ruffie... 'cuz that's what I have here to hunt! They're all good tho! :D
by SHORTFAT
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: holding points
Replies: 30
Views: 5447

Re: holding points

Good point 3Britts... it could have very well been a youth field day or some kind of large group... would be nice to hear some details and pictures! :D
by SHORTFAT
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: weimerener
Replies: 49
Views: 8298

Re: weimerener

Good Lord, but this thread is a CLASSIC!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: my gut hurts! :mrgreen: I have experience with only one Weim & I can honestly say I like the dog better than it's master... It has a wonderful disposition, works well with other dogs and is very staunch on point with a real nose for feathe...
by SHORTFAT
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: holding points
Replies: 30
Views: 5447

Re: holding points

Sounds like fun to me!!! :lol: I ain't seen 17 birds in one day since... well... guess I ain't never seen me 17 in a day!!! :oops: My dog would loose her mind!!!
by SHORTFAT
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: holding points
Replies: 30
Views: 5447

Re: holding points

Consensus of curiosity... :mrgreen: Ain't gonna judge him cuz I don't know... I'm thinkin' they must have been planted birds, or it was some sort of private preserve... but this is what I found about N.C. regulations... if that's where he was... QUAIL Nov. 19 – Feb. 29 Daily limit 6; Possession 12; ...
by SHORTFAT
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: barn pigeons homing
Replies: 16
Views: 4270

Re: barn pigeons homing

This is why I get on this forum... I learn something new every day... I would have never guessed you could get them back from that far away... Not that I would need to, but knowledge is always good! :D Oh... Love the avatar ibbowhunting! Nice looking pup!
by SHORTFAT
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: How many camp out?
Replies: 25
Views: 5535

Re: How many camp out?

We usually go winter camping with the Boy Scouts after the hunting season is over... Havn't had enough snow this year to make it any fun!!!
by SHORTFAT
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Nite-nite
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Re: Nite-nite

Very sorry. My condolences.
by SHORTFAT
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smallest GSP?
Replies: 29
Views: 6697

Re: Smallest GSP?

If she's hunting, it doesn't phase her a bit... 8) but in the morning when it's -10 degrees, she'll stick her nose out the back door and turn around and go back in the house... right under the blankets! :mrgreen: I do need to get her a new chest protector, cuz she'll bust right into the brush and br...
by SHORTFAT
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smallest GSP?
Replies: 29
Views: 6697

Re: Smallest GSP?

I love the size of my dog. Our Lab was 90lbs and thought he was a lap dog! :roll: When he jumped up onto yer lap the iced tea & chips went flying and he knocked the wind out of you! :lol: The EP jumps up and snuggles in and is just the right size... 8)
by SHORTFAT
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smallest GSP?
Replies: 29
Views: 6697

Re: Smallest GSP?

She's 2 1/2 now... and she still acts like she's on crack! :lol:
by SHORTFAT
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smallest GSP?
Replies: 29
Views: 6697

Re: Smallest GSP?

It's funny, but last night while sitting on the couch I was pondering the same thing about my English Pointer... She's 35 lbs and I really like the size. She was a true runt tho'.. much smaller than the others in her litter right off the bat... She's all heart tho... (hope you guys don't mind an EP'...
by SHORTFAT
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: hiedi,1995 model
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Re: hiedi,1995 model

I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like she had a great life and was very blessed with longevity! Letting them go is never easy. Verry sorry.
by SHORTFAT
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ethical hunting.
Replies: 96
Views: 12631

Re: Ethical hunting.

rschmeider wrote:This is how we Pa sturdy mountain folk Hunt
rschmeider... :mrgreen: that video ended before I could see if the dog stayed steady to wing and shot!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by SHORTFAT
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ethical hunting.
Replies: 96
Views: 12631

Re: Ethical hunting.

Use enough gun. Don't follow up a flushed ruffed grouse more than once. Do not hunt the late February season for ruffed grouse. Do not take long shots hoping for a golden BB. Work to recover the inevitable cripple. Don't shoot a bird on the ground or in a tree. If hunters are already in a field you...