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by Fun dog
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pet/Hunting Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: Pet/Hunting Dog

When my husband tells the dog to come, she comes to me. I don't worry to much about how others react with the dog I'm training as long as she is OB to me. I will say that when I have her at the lake with lots of kids i tell them what to do and I will let them handle her.. They really enjoy how she w...
by Fun dog
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Homemade dog box
Replies: 13
Views: 3086

Re: Homemade dog box

Here are a couple my husband made. Maybe a bit more than what you want, but impressive none-the-less.
by Fun dog
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I thought it was about the dogs
Replies: 21
Views: 6718

Re: I thought it was about the dogs

Haven't done prudoe bay. That would be a trek. Right now we're waiting for the snow to push them down the mountain, but the snow is slow in coming. Even then it's a two hour hike up the mountain to get to them. Keeps us all in shape if nothing else.
by Fun dog
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: feeding pork cause pancreasisis
Replies: 30
Views: 9468

Re: feeding pork cause pancreasisis

One of the first things I learned when we first got into our sleddogs was to avoid pork. I'm pretty sure it's the raw that needs to be avoided.
by Fun dog
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I thought it was about the dogs
Replies: 21
Views: 6718

Re: I thought it was about the dogs

I just know that if I had to depend on wild birds for training my dog would not get trained. I would love to have more wild bird exposure, but they're hard to come by despite the miles we've put into looking. As for the dogs, the could care less what type of bird it is as long as it's a bird.
by Fun dog
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2-year old GSP problems retrieving pheasants
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Re: 2-year old GSP problems retrieving pheasants

Sounds pretty normal. My dog with lots of bird retrieving experience will often run over a new kind of bird the first time out. I like to let her figure it out. The second bird she will be retrieving like normal.
by Fun dog
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dilemma on feeding night before hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 7121

Re: Dilemma on feeding night before hunt

We really don't feed any different for race day than any other day. A good quality feed year round. Can't say we ever worried about keeping the core temp up. More concerned about keeping them cool.
by Fun dog
Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dilemma on feeding night before hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 7121

Re: Dilemma on feeding night before hunt

Musher here...we like to feed as close to 24 hours before a race as possible. Dogs run best on an empty stomach. Now we do hydrate the dogs the morning of the run. Baited water to make sure they drink. Hydrate when they finish the run with some glyco charge and feed a couple hours later. Hydrate one...
by Fun dog
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: We did it!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2115

Re: We did it!!

Congrats!
by Fun dog
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips any any advice requested by a newbie.
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Re: Tips any any advice requested by a newbie.

You can't go wrong with the perfect start/perfect finish DVD. Even a novice like me was able to produce a well trained dog by using those. Have fun.
by Fun dog
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Super Fun Trial Weekend Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Re: Super Fun Trial Weekend Pics

If I ever make it to a field trial I want to go to one that Elsa is in. You sound like you are having too much fun. :D
by Fun dog
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: vomits while eating
Replies: 18
Views: 5922

Re: vomits while eating

I just add water to the food. They get to eat the food and extra hydration as well.
by Fun dog
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Disaster-lost my transmitter
Replies: 8
Views: 2284

Re: Disaster-lost my transmitter

I have a basic sports transmitter that I would be willing to part with.
by Fun dog
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: JH Test Prep
Replies: 25
Views: 7148

Re: JH Test Prep

One test maybe not a problem, but it takes at least 4 tests to get your title. A dog catches 1 or 2 birds each test. You have no control over what the dog does. No training device. 4 to 8 birds caught in a short amount of time. Yes the dog learns a lot. it learns you have no control. It learns that ...
by Fun dog
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: JH Test Prep
Replies: 25
Views: 7148

Re: JH Test Prep

Ms. Cage wrote:Congrats , Nice job !!! I agree with DonF thou...
Me too!
by Fun dog
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training In The Cold
Replies: 23
Views: 7598

Re: Training In The Cold

I did all my prelim training with Lily during the winter. I had a very small area with just a tuft of grass or clump of alder to hide the birds in, but really winter is a great time for teaching heel, here, whoa. By the time the snow melted Lily was ready to have birds shot over her and on to some m...
by Fun dog
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use
Replies: 83
Views: 22652

Re: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use

Let's do a survey. How many vets have to deal with dogs that have been traumatized by the e-collar vs those that have been traumatized by too many treats and now have major health issues.
by Fun dog
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: AKC & e-collars
Replies: 13
Views: 4566

Re: AKC & e-collars

Nice to know someone can train their dog to 100 perfect obedience. The rest of us are just poor dog trainers, I guess :cry:
by Fun dog
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Great weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Re: Great weekend

Congratulations. See you there.
by Fun dog
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: terrible injury
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: terrible injury

I had a litter of sleddogs once that were such happy dogs their tails never stopped and they bled from both ears and tails. I took to painting ears and tails with surgical cement. I didn't have to use tape and the wound was protected enough to heal. At least until the next time they got to wagging t...
by Fun dog
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Metamucil or ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4395

Re: Metamucil or ?

With our sleddogs we used it a lot. I bought it by the five gallon bucket. It helped keep the stools well formed even in stressful situations. The stress level in sleddogs is unbelievable. I have not found the need to use it with the bird dogs, but always have some on hand just in case.
by Fun dog
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog boots
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Dog boots

How do your dogs handle booties in the heat. We booted our sleddogs with booties, much lighter than these, but at 30 degrees having boots on them really slowed them down and made them look like they were struggling. I'm just wondering if you notice a change in the dogs performance by adding boots.
by Fun dog
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 351865

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Miss Lily
by Fun dog
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is there really an off season?
Replies: 13
Views: 2760

Re: Is there really an off season?

No. The seasons may change as does what you work on, but I don't see there being an off season.
by Fun dog
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: dog wrist injury
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: dog wrist injury

Along wit the supplements I would try some algyvil and a neoprene wrist wrap.
by Fun dog
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sufficient or too much training time?
Replies: 20
Views: 4510

Re: Sufficient or too much training time?

Yard work for me takes place anyplace but the field. I like to separate the two. For yard work I use the yard, the road, the empty lot, the creek, the cabin on the lake, the neighbors yard, even the living room if the weather is bad. I do some sort of yard work every day.
by Fun dog
Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sufficient or too much training time?
Replies: 20
Views: 4510

Re: Sufficient or too much training time?

Just your basic stuff. Heel, Here, a few long retrieves with no marks, a few marks, all with good deliveries (at least that's the plan). 10 - 15 minutes. Just things I can do in the yard or our un- busy road. Anyone else have any good yard work drills? I'm open to ideas to keep things interesting. N...
by Fun dog
Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sufficient or too much training time?
Replies: 20
Views: 4510

Re: Sufficient or too much training time?

The last five weeks I've worked my dog 2 times a day, every single day, on yard work. 2 times a week on birds and 3 times a week on ducks. Sessions were not long and she never tired of it. My dog is just over 2. Keep it short, make it count and always end on a happy note. The result- a happy dog tha...
by Fun dog
Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar question?
Replies: 29
Views: 7447

Re: E-collar question?

Not being there I'm not sure exactly what you were doing but here's what I would suggest. No matter how good you think your dog is on the here command, it's no good if he doesn't understand what the stimulation is all about. Put the check cord back on the dog. Then when you say the command use the s...
by Fun dog
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: October 3-5 Field Trial. Yates Center, KS
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: October 3-5 Field Trial. Yates Center, KS

Now that makes me want to come join the fun. My husband was born in Yates Center.
by Fun dog
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age for bird intro and hunting
Replies: 33
Views: 7157

Re: Age for bird intro and hunting

Perfect start is an excellent way to go. However, even Jon doesn't take pups till they're at least 4 months old. Do not try to rush the program. Work on step one until you have it then move to step 2 and so on. This program can be used with very little stress on the dog which is good for youngsters....
by Fun dog
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Maybe some dumb PS/PF questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4986

Re: Maybe some dumb PS/PF questions

I marked a bush with flag tape and planted the bird several bushes over. My dog hasn't he'd much exposure to flag tape so I was surprised when she pointed the bush with the tape. Then I discovered the bird had changed positions and was now residing directly under the tape.
by Fun dog
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?
Replies: 89
Views: 40343

Re: Favorite Dog names, Whats yours?

An all time favorite name was one of my lead dogs named Rush Limpaw :lol:
by Fun dog
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thoughts on keeping multiple pups from the same litter?
Replies: 16
Views: 4204

Re: Thoughts on keeping multiple pups from the same litter?

I've raised lots of litters over the years and usually kept more than one. I never even heard about littermate syndrome until on this forum. While most were not house dogs, many were and no troubles. Maybe certain breeds are more prone to such a thing. My biggest concern would be the time to raise e...
by Fun dog
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Names for puppies born on July 4th...
Replies: 12
Views: 3055

Re: Names for puppies born on July 4th...

Patrick Henry. Paul revere. Ben Franklin. Thomas Jefferson. George Washington
by Fun dog
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Check cord recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 2853

Re: Check cord recommendations?

by Fun dog
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Woodaway Gamebird Order Form
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

Re: Woodaway Gamebird Order Form

I'm happy to report that I was finally able to get in touch with him through round about ways. I suspect my order was under a pile of papers.
by Fun dog
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Woodaway Gamebird Order Form
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

Re: Woodaway Gamebird Order Form

Ordered in May to be sent the first part of June. Now I can't get hold of them by any means.
by Fun dog
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Woodaway Gamebird Order Form
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

Re: Woodaway Gamebird Order Form

Has any done business with these people? I ordered some birds from them, but haven't received them.
by Fun dog
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dummy launcher/intro to gunfire
Replies: 30
Views: 7230

Re: Dummy launcher/intro to gunfire

Hey Fun Dog, I would start breeding pigeons if I were you. At $20 a pop, I would be cranking them out like sausage. :)[/quote] Yes that is my plan. I'm almost to the point where I have enough pigeons to start using as kill birds. I wish I'd thought of this a year ago. They're a lot easier to see whe...
by Fun dog
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dummy launcher/intro to gunfire
Replies: 30
Views: 7230

Re: Dummy launcher/intro to gunfire

Not all of us have unlimited supply of birds to train with and At $20. A bird you can bet that a launcher is very appealing. I am training a versatile dog which is required to have a pretty good retrieve, but even so I have had some pretty long flying birds that made the dog have to mark far and th...
by Fun dog
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Pro trainer investment
Replies: 9
Views: 5632

Re: Pro trainer investment

Jon is great and takes the time to train you before sending the dog home.
by Fun dog
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dummy launcher/intro to gunfire
Replies: 30
Views: 7230

Re: Dummy launcher/intro to gunfire

Not all of us have unlimited supply of birds to train with and At $20. A bird you can bet that a launcher is very appealing. I am training a versatile dog which is required to have a pretty good retrieve, but even so I have had some pretty long flying birds that made the dog have to mark far and the...
by Fun dog
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dummy launcher/intro to gunfire
Replies: 30
Views: 7230

Re: Dummy launcher/intro to gunfire

I use my dummy launcher all the time. My dog was steady through wing, shot and fall the first time we shot a bird over her at 11 months because of our work with the launcher. Her intro to the gun was also easy as our launcher was like a small cannon. In the beginning I had someone else shoot the lau...
by Fun dog
Tue May 27, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Proper Weight
Replies: 16
Views: 6001

Re: Proper Weight

I don't worry about whether I can see the ribs or not. If I'm concerned about the weight I check the hip bones. I want to be able to see them, but not the back bone. If I can see the back bone the dog is underweight. If I can't see the hip bones, time to go on a diet. I often check more by feel than...
by Fun dog
Thu May 15, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Loft Under Construction
Replies: 24
Views: 5859

Re: New Loft Under Construction

It works fine. Keeps the floor dry when things thaw and get wet. I do have rubber mats underneath so the boards don't stick to the ground.
by Fun dog
Sat May 10, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Loft Under Construction
Replies: 24
Views: 5859

Re: New Loft Under Construction

I used raised expanded metal for my floor and really like it.
by Fun dog
Wed May 07, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Picking up my dog from Bird Dog School this weekend!
Replies: 10
Views: 1909

Re: Picking up my dog from Bird Dog School this weekend!

You should also handle the dog yourself so the trainer can correct anything you may be doing wrong, but think you are doing correct. Take notes.
by Fun dog
Tue May 06, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Picking up my dog from Bird Dog School this weekend!
Replies: 10
Views: 1909

Re: Picking up my dog from Bird Dog School this weekend!

It's wise to work with the dog yourself with the trainer watching for an afternoon. You want to see how the trainer operates . You also want to know what are the next steps. I agree. Working with the trainer should generate questions as well. It does no good to have the dog trained if you don't kno...
by Fun dog
Sun May 04, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trials vs. Hunt Tests
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Field Trials vs. Hunt Tests

Same with Jr Hunt tests.