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by Fun dog
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Last minute tips for hunt test?
Replies: 30
Views: 7840

Re: Last minute tips for hunt test?

And then I'll be bumbled out :roll:
by Fun dog
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Last minute tips for hunt test?
Replies: 30
Views: 7840

Re: Last minute tips for hunt test?

Pass/fail they may be, but I'd rather pass with an A then a C. If I get a C I will check the scores to see how I can improve for the next test. But then I'm a bit of an over achiever.
by Fun dog
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Advice on timing of breeding
Replies: 19
Views: 4475

Re: Advice on timing of breeding

Run her like normal. She will probably start slowing down around 5 or 6 weeks. You can and should still get her out, but just expect her to run slower and let her move at her own speed.
by Fun dog
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfect Start video question
Replies: 15
Views: 3548

Re: Perfect Start video question

Jon and Jessica are pretty much outside from dawn till dusk training dogs. Not much time for computer stuff. I believe the clinic is $650. For four days. Plus birds. Jon is amazing with both dogs and people.
by Fun dog
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfect Start video question
Replies: 15
Views: 3548

Re: Perfect Start video question

Hey, if I can make it from Alaska...
by Fun dog
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfect Start video question
Replies: 15
Views: 3548

Re: Perfect Start video question

You can do that as long as you want, but the goal is to make sure the dog is excited about birds and not afraid of them. I would say more would be better than less on any of the steps in PS. Don't try to advance to quickly, but make sure the pup understands the step you are on before moving to the n...
by Fun dog
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kibble and picky GSP
Replies: 9
Views: 3959

Re: Kibble and picky GSP

Del Lolo wrote:Put their food down for 5 minutes (by the clock).
At the end of 5 minutes, pick the bowl up and no more food until the next scheduled feeding.
The dog will learn to eat it or it will disappear.
Exactly.
by Fun dog
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Heel & Whoa
Replies: 13
Views: 3565

Re: Heel & Whoa

Lots of repetition. At 6 months you have lots of time. Don't be to quick to get rid of your training tools.
by Fun dog
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird Intro
Replies: 25
Views: 4677

Re: Bird Intro

Wounded is the key word there.
by Fun dog
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: My hunt partner went EOW
Replies: 11
Views: 5075

Re: My hunt partner went EOW

Ah Ezzy the Alaskan husky which is what most sleddogs are do have a deep chest. Not sure what that has to do with bloat, but it does happen on occasion. I wouldn't say they are prone to it.
by Fun dog
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: First Aid Kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: First Aid Kit?

I had that happen with one of my sleddogs once. A little honey on the tongue and she bounced back like nothing had happened. I just carried honey packets with me after that.
by Fun dog
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: My hunt partner went EOW
Replies: 11
Views: 5075

Re: My hunt partner went EOW

We always fed our sleddogs right after a run to get the carbs in them. Never had any trouble. Now exercise right after feeding is to be avoided.
by Fun dog
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird Intro
Replies: 25
Views: 4677

Re: Bird Intro

P/s lets the pup see and chase a free flying pigeon, but does not want them to catch the bird.
by Fun dog
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hacking cough
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Hacking cough

Chicken soup.
by Fun dog
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dr. Tim's Momentum dog food
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: Dr. Tim's Momentum dog food

ElkMtnGSP wrote:Any opinions on this dog food for a hyper active GSP?

We've been feeding 1.5 cups/day of this food for the last couple of months with good results.

http://drtims.com/momentum/
Sounds like you've answered tour own question. It's a good food.
by Fun dog
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: People tracking dogs
Replies: 14
Views: 3697

Re: People tracking dogs

There are volunteer SAR groups you can join with your dog. They will accept all types and look for a good prey drive. However they don't want dogs that have been trained for hunting.
by Fun dog
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Horseback Successful
Replies: 27
Views: 8732

Re: First Horseback Successful

Way to go and good for you that you were able to listen and obey. Jon does have a knack for teaching both dogs and their not so easy to train owners.
by Fun dog
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Utility Test
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Utility Test

What exactly is required for the Utility test? The NA test today went quite well so we need to start training for his Utility test this fall. I'm also training for my first UT test. Get the NAVHDA aims book and read it. It will tell you most of what you need to know. I wish that I had watched at le...
by Fun dog
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi All!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2326

Re: Hi All!!

About 6 months is a good time to start with the perfect start DVD. Before that just spend lots of time playing and having a good time.
by Fun dog
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Woodaway Gamebird Order Form
Replies: 10
Views: 2736

Re: Woodaway Gamebird Order Form

Do you ship?
by Fun dog
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Horseback Trial Question
Replies: 59
Views: 16274

Re: Horseback Trial Question

Good luck and have fun!
by Fun dog
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: MD: Tail docking/dew claw removal legislation
Replies: 17
Views: 6542

Re: MD: Tail docking/dew claw removal legislation

Well MD isn't a very big state so if it passes drive across the border and do it yourself. Still I would fight it just because it's one more way of gov taking control. As for debarking, one never debarks a dog. De-vocalize yes, but the dog still gets the pleasure of barking its head off, it's just a...
by Fun dog
Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Training

Yes, that's when I started with my first dog and she's a hunting fool.
by Fun dog
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Team Momentum
Replies: 47
Views: 15632

Re: Team Momentum

Actually it was world champ. I'm more than happy to share what I know about sleddogs and appreciate all you folks have to teach about hunting dogs.
by Fun dog
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Team Momentum
Replies: 47
Views: 15632

Re: Team Momentum

Neil Sled equipment probably weigh 125+ pounds plus the driver who may choose to help by peddling or ski poling. Sprint sleds are about 28 pounds. Prexy runners and wax make them very fast. There is no registry for the sleddogs but there is a very long pedigree. Any serious musher is going to have a...
by Fun dog
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Team Momentum
Replies: 47
Views: 15632

Re: Team Momentum

I'm a sprint musher. A world champion at that and won the world championship with a purebred GSP as my leader. I also work for a winning distance kennel so know a bit about their dogs. There is required equipment so the sleds are never empty in distance racing. They must carry a cooker and enough fo...
by Fun dog
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ski joring
Replies: 19
Views: 5537

Re: Ski joring

We usually start our pups at 6-12 months, but we are talking easy, slow, and short. Their bones are still growing and you don't want to overdo.
by Fun dog
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Problem with pigeon eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 4073

Re: Problem with pigeon eggs

No one ever said pigeons were smart.
by Fun dog
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New GSP owner & pheasant hunter
Replies: 21
Views: 3957

Re: New GSP owner & pheasant hunter

I would get the perfect start video and start with that, then go to the clinic. The further along you are the more you will be able to use Jon's expertise. I took my 11 month old pup last spring and it was the best thing I could have done for her. Plus I felt so much more comfortable training her. Y...
by Fun dog
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New GSP owner & pheasant hunter
Replies: 21
Views: 3957

Re: New GSP owner & pheasant hunter

I flew all the way from Alaska to go to one of Perfection kennels seminars and it was well worth it to get my pup and me started correctly. Jon is amazing at how he can read dogs and their owners and you learn so much by watching all the different dogs work at whatever level they are at.
by Fun dog
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ski joring
Replies: 19
Views: 5537

Re: Ski joring

Here's a fun skijor race. Especially check out about 6:50 where she wraps around a tree. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fv0cu7SVNQ
by Fun dog
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A Couple of Poor Training Days in a Row
Replies: 17
Views: 3966

Re: A Couple of Poor Training Days in a Row

The dog is a teenager. What did you expect? :D
by Fun dog
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: AKC hunt test questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2926

Re: AKC hunt test questions

I had to learn this as I was a swimming official back when we used starting pistols and we were taught to hold the gun straight up so your arm covered you ear. It's much easier to just point it at the ground. Safer too.
by Fun dog
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A Couple of Poor Training Days in a Row
Replies: 17
Views: 3966

Re: A Couple of Poor Training Days in a Row

Is the dog feeling okay? A dog with a bug, even a small one won't perform as we'll.
by Fun dog
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New bread: American field pointer?
Replies: 67
Views: 22223

Re: New bread: American field pointer?

I wonder if any of the top level sled dog teams run purebreds? Or, as I think, they are concerned about one thing...performance, get the sled to the finish before anybody else. But I guess the flip side is...they aren't restrained by a registry either. I can answer this. The top level sled dog peop...
by Fun dog
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ski joring
Replies: 19
Views: 5537

Re: Ski joring

I have seen ski joring from one to eight dogs. Eight dogs was insane and out of control. I also know a crazy young man that hooked up twelve and went snow boarding. He did take a snow hook to stop with.
by Fun dog
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: GDF "Hall of Fame" Posts
Topic: If you could go back
Replies: 57
Views: 85685

Re: If you could go back

I entered my first dog in a Junior hunt test. A mistake I won't make again. She passed the test, but learned to catch birds in the process
by Fun dog
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ski joring
Replies: 19
Views: 5537

Re: Ski joring

Standard skijor lines are 8 feet. You want the line long enough to clear the ski, but not so long you wrap around trees and other objects. They make all sorts of fancy equipment to skijor with, but just a harness and line should work. Very important is to have some way to quickly separate you from t...
by Fun dog
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Head Shake?!
Replies: 27
Views: 8708

Re: Head Shake?!

Very true and this dog has not been fully FF. my dog that I took through FF does none of those shenanigans.
by Fun dog
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeons I screwed up
Replies: 17
Views: 4518

Re: pigeons I screwed up

I left home and it was a lovely day. Five miles away where we were to train the wind was howling and the rain horizontal. We went ahead and trained and all the birds were safely home in their loft when we got home. It's times like that that I really love my pigeons.
by Fun dog
Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Head Shake?!
Replies: 27
Views: 8708

Re: Head Shake?!

One of my dogs does something like that with bumpers, but not with birds. Bumpers are fun and toys while birds are serious business. At least I think that's what she's thinking.
by Fun dog
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Breeding?
Replies: 30
Views: 9506

Re: Breeding?

Not all dogs go by the text book. I had a dog here once that was in heat when she arrived. She was not receptive to the male until the forth week. And yes, she did have a litter of healthy pups.
by Fun dog
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tests & Competition
Replies: 50
Views: 16736

Re: Tests & Competition

The competition for scores is for our own use, not to be used against another dog. They also let me know what I need to work on. The goal, for us anyway, is to get the highest score possible so we know we've done our job we'll. I like testing, it gives me something to work towards which gets me out ...
by Fun dog
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting dog into a non hunting home?
Replies: 20
Views: 5367

Re: Hunting dog into a non hunting home?

Why would a non hunting home not want a trained hunting dog. The dog heels, comes, knows how to stop on command. What's not to like about that? I would have no qualms about rehoming a trained hunting dog to an active family that would spend time with the dog. How much of the year is actually spent h...
by Fun dog
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tests & Competition
Replies: 50
Views: 16736

Re: Tests & Competition

Try to tell my dog that a test isn't competition. It may be competition against the standard, but it's still competition for scores.
by Fun dog
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training tips for a non-hunting GSP
Replies: 16
Views: 4254

Re: Training tips for a non-hunting GSP

This may sound simplistic, but have you tried taking away the balls? It's hard to wear out a good shorthair.
by Fun dog
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dogs in field during deer season??
Replies: 24
Views: 6804

Re: Dogs in field during deer season??

We don't hunt after trapping season starts. Just not willing to risk the dogs to a trap that could maim or kill the dog. :cry:
by Fun dog
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 45571

Re: Decline of Field Trials

After reading this post I think I know why so many have a pro handle their dogs in trials.
by Fun dog
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Field Trials
Replies: 249
Views: 45571

Re: Decline of Field Trials

Back in the 60's dog mushing was a way of life with many people. Dogs got people from village to village, hauled freight, trapped, hauled firewood and water. Life didn't go on without a good dog team. Of course when you have man involved you must pit what you have against another to see just who has...
by Fun dog
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Horseback Trial Question
Replies: 59
Views: 16274

Re: Horseback Trial Question

ultracarry wrote:I would go with a field trial trainer and not perfection kennels if you want a competitive dog. I hear they are good, but you may want a great product. Just sayin.
I'm pretty sure perfection kennels trains, trials and wins