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by jetto
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Another Red Ribbon for Blaze
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Another Red Ribbon for Blaze

Congrats again Karen & Blaze!!! Way to go and qualify for 2009 already! And yes Sambuca- this is a wonderful sport. I tell people all the time that if it weren't for the friends we have and the socialization NO WAY would I field trial my dogs. It's expensive, time consuming and can be extremely frus...
by jetto
Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Pointing Breed Hunt Test-Nova, Ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Pointing Breed Hunt Test-Nova, Ohio

Buckeye Brittany Club will be hosting an AKC pointing breed hunt test on Saturday December 6, 2008. It will be held at Smokerise Kennels (formerly Bashams) in Nova, Ohio. Premium and more info can be found on the Buckeye Brittany club website- see link below. And the Ohio Brittany Club is hosting a ...
by jetto
Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: ebay hunting dog
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: ebay hunting dog

I have an idea for you Brenda, lol...Do what I do- buy the stuff but then donate some of it to a raffle at a field trial or a silent auction at a banquet or something like that. That's what I do...I see stuff and I think "oh I HAVE to have that". Well I get it- enjoy it for a few months- and then of...
by jetto
Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: chesapeake bay retriever
Replies: 24
Views: 6042

Re: chesapeake bay retriever

Something that helped our rescue Brittany get over her gun-shyness was putting all of the dogs on the chain gang- and working birds one by one and letting her watch....Course the other dogs are screaming and saying "ME NEXT ME NEXT!!!" which got her all fired up too....She was not only gun-shy but p...
by jetto
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Walking in Horse back trial, and a ?
Replies: 109
Views: 19437

Re: Walking in Horse back trial, and a ?

I owe you an apology Neil. I misread your posts and didn't catch that part. That's what happens when I try to peek at this stuff when I'm supposed to be working... :wink: I wonder sometimes if the dogs count the horses to decide if it's a walking or horseback brace they are in...lol.... I do agree t...
by jetto
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Walking in Horse back trial, and a ?
Replies: 109
Views: 19437

Re: Walking in Horse back trial, and a ?

Ok I was NOT going to get involved with this one but apparently my common sense has left me temporarily, lol... Neil- You refer to "walking trial dogs" and "horseback gun dogs". This is a subject I've got a real pet peeve on, lol... We don't have horses and they aren't in the foreseeable future eith...
by jetto
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How old is too old to start training?
Replies: 13
Views: 4463

Re: How old is too old to start training?

My avatar dog was 3-1/2 years old before any sort of formal field training. He had pointed a few pigeons and some mourning dove prior to going to the trainer and being put on quail. He'd never been loose in an unfenced area before that. He's a consistant placer in gun dog stakes amateur handled. Was...
by jetto
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New FC!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3374

New FC!!!

BIG BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO KAREN & HER BOY BRITT HAVEN'S BLAZE OF GLORY NOW "FC" BLAZE!!! YAY!!! WAY TO GO KAREN, BLAZE, JOHN & JOANN AND TRAINER PETE! I'll let Karen fill in the details!! What a way to head into the National GD Championship with a new FC!!! I know how special that first title i...
by jetto
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: That ONE dog
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: That ONE dog

I'll give it a go...My second Brittany was probably my all time "one" dog. He and I spent alot of time together because he was just a puppy when I got a divorce. I did adopt a rescue Sheltie as a bud for him when he was around 2 years old but the bond between he and I was pretty much sealed by then....
by jetto
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: stop pointing sparrows
Replies: 11
Views: 2181

Re: stop pointing sparrows

bee stings- we have several dogs that routinely get stung from chasing and catching bees and are fine...we also have one who has had to make 2 ER trips to the vets from being stung...the second time he swelled up so fast i couldn't get the second benedryl down his throat so that was scary...we keep ...
by jetto
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: stop pointing sparrows
Replies: 11
Views: 2181

Re: stop pointing sparrows

Not sure how old your dog is but i just spent my lunch hour watching our 11 month old Irish Setter pup chase, point and stalk falling LEAVES...Yes falling leaves from the trees. Guess cause it's been so dry here they are going to start falling early this year and it's driving him BONKERS. Two weeks ...
by jetto
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ohio Championship
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Ohio Championship

Nice to see people/dogs I know on the list of winners! Way to go guys! I knew Denny Keeton was leaving the ISCA Quail Classic and going to Mingo to judge the shorthairs this past weekend but wasn't sure how long an event it was. Sounds like it was quite the championship! Kristi
by jetto
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LCS Bird Launchers
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: LCS Bird Launchers

Thank you! That gives me something to go on and think about. They are more reasonably priced than most. And we need multiples so that's a consideration. Thanks again. Kristi
by jetto
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ecollar
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Ecollar

We get batteries for our e-collars and fence radio collars at Radio Shack and sometimes Tractor Supply. Kristi
by jetto
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: "Whoa" and "No"
Replies: 30
Views: 5553

Re: "Whoa" and "No"

We rarely use the word "NO" in our house or anywhere else for that matter. Mostly it's the sound "AAAAAATTTTT" or if the dog is countersurfing it's an "OFF" or if it's something I want the dog to leave alone as in another dog, something on the ground, etc. it's "LEAVE IT". Kristi
by jetto
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LCS Bird Launchers
Replies: 2
Views: 328

LCS Bird Launchers

Has anyone used the LCS Bird Launchers. I'm looking for opinions on them- good and bad. Lag time for launching, ease of use, etc. Thanks for any input. Kristi
by jetto
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: ISCA Quail Classic brag
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: ISCA Quail Classic brag

Thanks guys! Being as this is "my" Irish Setter I was especially proud of him being able to adjust to a new person like that at only 11 months old. I had to leave him with Cassie and her trainer Jean Webb to get pictures done for the ISCA magazine later in the afternoon and that was HARD to do! He w...
by jetto
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: ISCA Quail Classic brag
Replies: 7
Views: 914

ISCA Quail Classic brag

Gotta brag on the youngster a bit....On Friday at the Irish Setter Club of America's Quail Classic event held at Kildeer Plains in Ohio our Joey- Russell's Joseph's Journey placed 2nd in the Derby Classic! It was a small entry but QUALITY including some of the biggest names in AKC field trialing Iri...
by jetto
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: First Blue in Adult Stakes
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: First Blue in Adult Stakes

Congrats to all of Maverick's connections! The blues are tough to come by. Kristi
by jetto
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: heartworm prevention proceedure
Replies: 19
Views: 4433

Re: heartworm prevention proceedure

Thanks! Kristi
by jetto
Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: heartworm prevention proceedure
Replies: 19
Views: 4433

Re: heartworm prevention proceedure

Thanks! We give the Interceptor tabs every 6 weeks- do you give the Ivermectin every 4 or every 6 weeks? Kristi
by jetto
Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: My dog eats better than I do!!! What do you feed your dog??
Replies: 37
Views: 9682

Re: My dog eats better than I do!!! What do you feed your dog??

We actually do have one dog that eats better than we do- the one with Inflammatory Bowel Disease- course that's in order to keep him alive, lol....Chicken breasts, ground turkey, eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, canned salmon, some fresh fish, grain-free canned dog food, etc. The others are on Sportsmi...
by jetto
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: heartworm prevention proceedure
Replies: 19
Views: 4433

Re: heartworm prevention proceedure

For those of you who use Ivomec as a preventative can you give some more info please. I looked into it years ago but never followed through but now with 6 dogs the Interceptor is getting costly. thanks! Kristi
by jetto
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Then and now
Replies: 31
Views: 5323

Re: Then and now

this is a really fun thread....seeing how cute they were and what they grew into.....hopes and dreams! Tilly our now 2-1/2 year old...
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Tilly at 10 weeks chasing her first quail
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Tilly at 1-1/2 years
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by jetto
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Then and now
Replies: 31
Views: 5323

Re: Then and now

Can't forget the red dog....Flynners then and now....Oh by the way- he went clean at the shorthair walking trial over the weekend with EIGHT finds...usually by the fourth bird his brain starts to fritz out and he comes unglued but he was a good boy for Carl this weekend...kristi BabyFlynners.jpg fly...
by jetto
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Then and now
Replies: 31
Views: 5323

Re: Then and now

ok...gotta join in...lol....Jet then and now....Kristi
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8 weeks old
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Jet at 6 years backing George
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by jetto
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How many birds? / How many days?
Replies: 61
Views: 11750

Re: How many birds? / How many days?

The dog, to maintain contact, has to stay within eysight (his, not mine). >>But out here there are some grounds where if the dog kept within eyesight of you- he'd only be 50' in front because of the hills. The singing is a way to keep the dog going without him having to come back and check in for us...
by jetto
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How many birds? / How many days?
Replies: 61
Views: 11750

Re: How many birds? / How many days?

So my post isn't miscontrued as is apt to happen on this board....I don't mean we are constantly running our mouths to our dogs, lol...But the occasional "ataboy" or 'atagirl' to let them know all is well....that i consider singing...HEY HEY HEY YOU HEY YOU HEY YOU YOU SOB constantly throughout the ...
by jetto
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How many birds? / How many days?
Replies: 61
Views: 11750

Re: How many birds? / How many days?

Thanks!!! After our training session the other day I like looking at that picture to remind myself that he really IS a bird dog, lol....one of those "what the heck were ya thinkin dawg???" days, lol... ps: on the singing issue I have a lousy singing voice so my singing is more like a chanting...mayb...
by jetto
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How many birds? / How many days?
Replies: 61
Views: 11750

Re: How many birds? / How many days?

and ...As for singing which is basically hacking a dog around the field ...Sure glad I don't hunt woth people like that...would make for a miserable after noon to have to listen to someone making noise all day.. >>Funny how people get different impressions of things. I've never found singing to be o...
by jetto
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: akc irish setter
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: akc irish setter

I'll chime in here being the owner of two AKC bench-bred Irish Setters who HUNT and FIELD TRIAL. Successfully I might add... :wink: I think some of the posts have been great- Ezzy- I agree totally. Most of these dogs simply don't get the chance. However I have seen some bench-bred Irish Setters who ...
by jetto
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Field Dogs Rule!
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Field Dogs Rule!

Yes I will! Much Good Luck! And Congrats again on Tessa's win! Kristi
by jetto
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Field Dogs Rule!
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Field Dogs Rule!

Ok....this is a small show brag but kinda cool anyhow...On Saturday at the Medina KC show in Medina, Ohio there were 6 Brittanys entered. All but ONE of them has competed in field trials and comes from field/dual stock. That in itself was different for our neck of the woods at a dog show. There were...
by jetto
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog trainers in ohio
Replies: 15
Views: 4590

Re: Dog trainers in ohio

Hi, Yep Jesse has done a real good job for us with all of our dogs- Brits & Irish Setters. Our 2 year old bitch is with him as I write this. We've also worked with Andy Zoll and he's another good guy. If you want someone to get your dog started at trials though Jesse would be the way to go since And...
by jetto
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Joining Training Facility
Replies: 16
Views: 3763

Re: Joining Training Facility

Those are beautiful grounds. You are really lucky to have them so close to you! Have fun! Kristi
by jetto
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you ask for .....
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: What would you ask for .....

Also if you can try to get to an event that trainer will be participating in try to do so. And not just for an hour or two in the middle of the day- but try to hang around til evening chores need to be done or be there first thing in the am for morning chores. I already knew this about my trainer bu...
by jetto
Fri May 30, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does going into Heat cause....
Replies: 9
Views: 2167

Re: Does going into Heat cause....

Seems they are all different too....During her last heat cycle Tilly was in the process of being broke. Jesse was able to keep right on working her with no problems whatsoever. Now that being said- AFTER her heat cycle she went into a false pregnancy which basically ruined our spring with her. Nothi...
by jetto
Wed May 28, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DOGS IN HOUSE
Replies: 21
Views: 1564

Re: DOGS IN HOUSE

Five in the house. Crated when we're at work. I go home at lunchtime every day and they get out for at least an hour to play, etc. Actually I tend to get quite a bit of training, grooming, etc. done in that hour- just have to change clothes as soon as I walk in the door! We do send our youngsters ou...
by jetto
Tue May 27, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: clicker training, who is doing it?
Replies: 35
Views: 20533

Re: clicker training, who is doing it?

We use it for general house manners and competitive obedience training. It works for us and the dogs love it. We do not use it in any field training. But then again other than carrying cookies when teaching the pups "come" we don't use any treats in field work either. For people who don't want to us...
by jetto
Fri May 23, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Name That Dog Contest....
Replies: 41
Views: 9751

Re: Name That Dog Contest....

Ok gotcha on the name confusion...I was like "are there two of them?" lol...i think i have a couple- not sure if they've already been posted or not and on this ancient computer it's too difficult to go back and look... :wink:

Wild Mtn Bean There Done That
Wild Mtn JustaBeanie

Kristi
by jetto
Fri May 23, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Name That Dog Contest....
Replies: 41
Views: 9751

Re: Name That Dog Contest....

I wish I had some name ideas but I see some cute ones! A very nice pup conformationally as well as being nice and bold. I was wondering where she got her pretty roan color from. So is mom a littermate to Wyngold's Iron Butterfly then? Kristi
by jetto
Tue May 20, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Sharptails Dangerous Dakota Win's His Fourth Blue Ribbon
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Sharptails Dangerous Dakota Win's His Fourth Blue Ribbon

Cool pictures! Nice job guys! I would say maybe we scared Dakota's owner at his first field trial but actually he fit right in! LOL! Kristi
by jetto
Mon May 19, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Season Finale
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: Season Finale

Hey my gun dogs need to catch on like Blaze has!! :D
The only thing the red dog was thinking about yesterday was maybe catching himself a quail! LOL!

Kristi
by jetto
Mon May 19, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Season Finale
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: Season Finale

Thanks Karen! And Big Congrats again on Blazes 2nd and 2 more pts!! Thanks so much for the phone call! And congratulations to Maverick and his connections too! Brian, Helen, Andre! Glad he came through for you and you got some of that money back since the red dog he was braced with went "POOF!" and ...
by jetto
Thu May 15, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Setter Discussion
Replies: 303
Views: 76698

Re: Setter Discussion

Ok, figured I'd show you something you don't see every day...<g>....a bench-bred red dog who is a bird dog...The second pic his coat is oiled down because we were still showing him at the time. And yes we photoshopped the pinch collar out of the pic...<VBG>....he no longer needs Mr Pinchy but still ...
by jetto
Mon May 12, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Pretty Good Weekend....
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: Pretty Good Weekend....

Hey Congrats Justin! Nice job finishing Tank! Give my Big Congrats to Denny & Linda also! Not sure what you didn't like about the weather?? Oops! That's right- We left BEFORE the rain hit! LOL! Nice weekend- nice trial....Yes food was excellent. We need to hire Diane to make all the desserts for all...
by jetto
Thu May 08, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Juvenile Points
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Juvenile Points

Thanks bunches guys! I think we're going to have alot of fun with this one. Let's all hope the gas prices come down before next season though! Kristi
by jetto
Wed May 07, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Juvenile Points
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Juvenile Points

Oops!! I forgot my best boy in my haste to brag on Cruz.....Our gun dog Jet also placed this past weekend Ch Requets Above And Beyond JH RN placed 4th in the 27 starter Open Gun Dog stake on Sunday handled by Carl. He had a good go in the amateur on saturday also and was carried but just didn't quit...
by jetto
Wed May 07, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Juvenile Points
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Juvenile Points

Ok it's "just" juvenile points but it's nice to have some of them done! :D On Saturday at the Pennsylvania Brittany Club trial against 12 other Brit puppies "Cruz"- High Hopes Flyin Full Throttle won the stake for his 2 puppy pts. He's sired by DC/AFC Spring Hill's Trouble Free and his mom is NAGDC/...
by jetto
Wed May 07, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How expensive is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: How expensive is it?

Hi Up-Hunter, We don't do cover trials but I can say a little something about trialing on a shoe-string budget. I wrote an article for our Brittany magazine awhile back titled "Not Just a Rich Man's Sport" and it really isn't. It does depend on what level you want to play at and how committed you ar...