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by MTO4Life
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Puppies have arrived
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: The Puppies have arrived

Sharp looking litter. I really like the markings on male #1.
by MTO4Life
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My dog's morning yoga ritual
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: My dog's morning yoga ritual

My dog does the same! The new dog to our house will do the bow stretch, then arch his back like a cat and stretch that way... pretty funny!!
by MTO4Life
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new GWP /drahthaar---RUGER
Replies: 28
Views: 11651

Re: My new GWP /drahthaar---RUGER

Can I ask a question here? (Which will probably sound pretty stupid). Are DD's and GWP's the same? I'm assuming they are the same breed per se, but what would set them apart? Is a DD preferable to a GWP? Why, once registered with AKC as a GWP could they not be a DD later in life? I'm just curious as...
by MTO4Life
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: My first O/U..
Replies: 8
Views: 2440

Re: My first O/U..

I actually was shooting with a shoulder protector. The kind you put on your shoulder, made of leather (really a shoulder pad). It made a HUGE difference. The slip on pad is also a great idea. It isn't going to be a skeet gun, but I'll do some skeet etc to get polished for the season.
by MTO4Life
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: My first O/U..
Replies: 8
Views: 2440

Re: My first O/U..

Congrats on the new gun as well!! I just burned through 5 boxes of shells on saturday. I actually did pretty well with it, so with some more practice, I'm sure I'll be 100% by the fall (any misses will be left out in the story telling...)
by MTO4Life
Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IMPORTANT!! Things to know about the Garmin Astro
Replies: 14
Views: 4569

Re: IMPORTANT!! Things to know about the Garmin Astro

Very interesting. Even though the Garmin is not allowed in Canada, I'll be interested to read what you discover. Awwhhh, Sharon, you're not going to let that stand in your way are you? :wink: I run it here in Ontario and it is fantastic! Great tool to have. I haven't been hunted down yet, so who kn...
by MTO4Life
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Vegas had a pretty good spring
Replies: 24
Views: 3254

Re: Vegas had a pretty good spring

WOW... with that kind of spring, I would have taken a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl! That's fantastic. I hope it never stops for you... best of luck with the future trials....
by MTO4Life
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: My first O/U..
Replies: 8
Views: 2440

Re: My first O/U..

It was $1400 Canadian ( maybe around $1250 US with the exchange). That is used. Not sure new...
by MTO4Life
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: My first O/U..
Replies: 8
Views: 2440

My first O/U..

I'm pretty excited! I just picked up my first O/U today. It is a Rizzini Omnium. It is used, but you wouldn't know it by the shape of it. It's a 20ga with 28" barrells and 5 choke tubes. I wish I had time to test drive it, but no dice. It'll have to wait 2 weeks for our annual summer skeet shoot to ...
by MTO4Life
Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Setback
Replies: 12
Views: 1879

Re: Puppy Setback

Bobman hit the nail on the head about breaking the dog from chasing deer. THis is the situation I had, and it took to instances where she would chase. Now she watches the deer run away, and then continues doing what she was doing. It's definately not fun as I'm sure it is quite a zap, but it is bett...
by MTO4Life
Sat May 30, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: remote launcher plans questions (those who have built it)
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: remote launcher plans questions (those who have built it)

not to jump in with another question, but where did you find plans for a remote launcher? I'm looking. Thanks.
by MTO4Life
Fri May 29, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Building a Dog House
Replies: 13
Views: 4235

Re: Building a Dog House

I agree... nice place. I like how the dogs are doing their thing in the first picture!
by MTO4Life
Thu May 28, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Shedding and the "firminator brush"
Replies: 20
Views: 5171

Re: Shedding and the "firminator brush"

I've never heard of this tool before. Does it only work on labs and such (double coated), or will it work on single coat dogs? Just curious, I'm going to have to google it and read up on it!
by MTO4Life
Wed May 27, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Blistered? Pads. Vet visit or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 2779

Re: Blistered? Pads. Vet visit or not?

My Britt did the same thing this year. After running in snow all winter, her pads softened up, and after a good hard run on a hard surface, she wore her pads out. THe fronts were bad, the rears not as much. I cleaned them, put neosporin on them, and then put gauze pads, and wrapped them in gauze. TH...
by MTO4Life
Tue May 26, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DRAHTHAAR????
Replies: 56
Views: 19177

Re: DRAHTHAAR????

I guess we'll have to close this forum down and have the Wirehaired gundog forum, the versitile gundog forum, the britany gundog forum, and "pick any other breed" gundog forum. Can't please everyone... The britt works for me. She'll point, and retreive out of water. As for them not doing well in the...
by MTO4Life
Tue May 26, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: camera's
Replies: 25
Views: 1763

Re: camera's

I have this one..... http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Powershot-SX110IS-Stabilized-Black/dp/B001EQ4C8U/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1242849861&sr=1-12 It's no DSLR but it takes great pics. The only think I havent figured out how to do it make it so it's not blurry when I have a dog running 100 mph ac...
by MTO4Life
Fri May 22, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: camera's
Replies: 25
Views: 1763

Re: camera's

While I carry a DSLR, there are many point and shoot cameras out now that have exceptional image quality. One of the greatests options in many now is image stabilisation. Helps fight the camera shake, espeically at longer focal lengths (when you have really zoomed in). When at trials, and when the d...
by MTO4Life
Tue May 19, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excessive yawning?
Replies: 15
Views: 3392

Re: Excessive yawning?

My britt is the same way. When we hop in the car to drive to some public land for a run... the yodelling yawns are long, drawn out and LOUD!! She's excited and ready to go!! Those yawns still make me laugh! Otherwise, she will yawn when I give her a command, like telling her to stay and such. I was ...
by MTO4Life
Sun May 17, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where will your dollars go?
Replies: 33
Views: 3971

Re: Where will your dollars go?

Looking at a 20 ga. over/under (top of my list). I also want my pup (actually will be running adult stakes this fall... fingers crossed). I'd like her to get as many gundog stakes as possible so she knows what's expected to be competitive in the next few years. I already have the Astro, so I'd like ...
by MTO4Life
Mon May 11, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training pigeons to home............
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Re: Training pigeons to home............

Kiki's Mom wrote: I used to fly white doves for weddings/funerals. My team would beat me home from a 35 mile release routinely. It took them exactly 22 minutes to get home, where as it would take me 35-40 minutes of driving. :wink:
You just needed to drive faster!!! :twisted: :twisted:
by MTO4Life
Mon May 04, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: multiple competition venues..
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: multiple competition venues..

They were talking about the scenting of objects I guess (in Canada). I'm assuming it is the same type of tracking as the AKC tracking (like the variable surface tracking etc...).
by MTO4Life
Mon May 04, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: multiple competition venues..
Replies: 2
Views: 333

multiple competition venues..

A coworker of mine knows someone who does scent tracking with their shepard. He was asking me why I don't do it with my dog (britt). It's not something that really interests me, but I got to thinking, is a pointing dog able to compete in both venues? Would it be like NAVHDA with different titles? Or...
by MTO4Life
Mon May 04, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Rizzini O/U
Replies: 22
Views: 8544

Re: Rizzini O/U

Barrel length is 710mm, just shy of 28". $1400 canadian would be around $1100 to $1150 or so!!
by MTO4Life
Mon May 04, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Rizzini O/U
Replies: 22
Views: 8544

Re: Rizzini O/U

This one is used (gently I might add... not a scratch on it). It is a 20 ga., and is very light. Fits great and comes with 5 choke tubes (I believe it was skt, skt, ic, mod, full) and a hard case for $1400 canadian. I think it is a good deal, and from what you are saying, a good solid gun.
by MTO4Life
Mon May 04, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Rizzini O/U
Replies: 22
Views: 8544

Re: Rizzini O/U

One was marked Fair on the bottom of the receiver (I think this is the manufacturer, although not sure as I've never heard of the brand before). The other name escapes me at the moment...
by MTO4Life
Sat May 02, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Rizzini O/U
Replies: 22
Views: 8544

Rizzini O/U

Anyone used a Rizzini O/U? How'd you like it, any issues etc? I have a lead on two different ones and want some opinions. Thanks.
by MTO4Life
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: My AVATAR boy is a New FC
Replies: 16
Views: 3575

Re: My AVATAR boy is a New FC

As I stated previously, a job well done to the Wild Mtn Brittany gang. Two FC's this spring is awesome. King is a great dog, and I'll have to polish my trial boots up for him this fall!! Congrats and lets hope the great work continues for you!
by MTO4Life
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Scratch turned infected???
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: Scratch turned infected???

No, he was surprised by it. I got the impression it was quite new to him (at least what I told him leading up to this). I didn't know, so I went to see him. Long story short, it is gone now and life is good.
by MTO4Life
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Scratch turned infected???
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: Scratch turned infected???

I think I remember the name of the cream. I'm pretty sure it was Panolog.
by MTO4Life
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Scratch turned infected???
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: Scratch turned infected???

What you are describing is something I found on my dogs chest after christmas. It was about the size of an eraser tip on a pencil, with what looked like a scab on it. It wasn't painful at all for the dog. It then started to grow bigger. I took her to the vet, and he gave me a list of what it could b...
by MTO4Life
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handler of the Year
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Re: Handler of the Year

Uhhh, might be a dumb question, but for a non-AF guy... what constitutes 'handler of the year'? Does it go by points earned with all dogs handled (which is what I would assume), or is it by vote etc..? THanks.
by MTO4Life
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about AFTCA
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Question about AFTCA

I was just checking as I have an Astro, but not a tracker. If it was approved, I'd run the Astro, otherwise, I'll use a tracker. I'm not in a hurry to be allowed to use the Astro.
by MTO4Life
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about AFTCA
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Question about AFTCA

It has been approved[dc30] by the american field on a temporary basis thru may of 09. It has not been approved by the AFTCA and will probably be debated at their june meeting. Iam not sure what the AKC has done? Last I read (I think in the American Brittany magazine) about AKC was that they rejecte...
by MTO4Life
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about AFTCA
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Question about AFTCA

I had, but couldn't find it anywhere. I might have missed it though. Thanks for the reply!
by MTO4Life
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about AFTCA
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Question about AFTCA

Quick question here. What tracking collars are allowed under AFTCA rules? Is the Astro allowed? Are the rules the same as AF trials? This is unfamiliar ground for me as I've never even seen one of these trials. THanks very much.
by MTO4Life
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Those who judge
Replies: 24
Views: 2570

Re: Those who judge

Sorry to ask another question here Sharon, but do they run AF trials in SW Ontario? I think I was told they did. How often do they? I'd be interseted in running there when my pup is broke. Also, are they walking or horseback? Thanks!!

Travis
by MTO4Life
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: K Nine's Coyote Ugly aka Yotie
Replies: 10
Views: 1297

Re: K Nine's Coyote Ugly aka Yotie

Excellent news.... keep those runs up!!
by MTO4Life
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: JETTO's JET earns his AFC!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: JETTO's JET earns his AFC!!!!

WOW!!!!!! Many congratulations to Kristi, Carl and Jet!! That's an awesome feat, and I'm sure it'll be soon now when Jet gets his DC. Keep up the good work. I hope to see DC in front of his name when I'm back down south this fall!!!! Again, great work. You should be proud!
by MTO4Life
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Long claws
Replies: 16
Views: 3576

Re: Long claws

Took the trouble of introducing the running Dremel tool as a good thing, and the dogs are much more cooperative with it than they were with clippers - little doubt because I've not cut a quick with it. Something the Dremel probably gives them the opportunity it indicate is about to happen before it...
by MTO4Life
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: WOW...On Cloud Nine!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3219

Re: WOW...On Cloud Nine!!!

Ahhh, and there it is!!! That is fantastic news for your string at Wild Mtn. Couldn't have happened to nicer people. I know you were waiting for it, and here it is. Now you have to get another one to the DC!! Enjoy the moment. I'm happy for you! Makes the trial scene a lot more fun when that happens...
by MTO4Life
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Unforgettable Trial Weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 3136

Re: Unforgettable Trial Weekend

FANTASTIC WEEKEND!!! If I could have a couple of those I'd be away to the races!!! File that in the memory back for something to look back on and smile!!
by MTO4Life
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: 2nd Trial & A 3rd Place!!
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: 2nd Trial & A 3rd Place!!

That's great news!! Hopefully the colours keep changing and that there are many more in the future!!
by MTO4Life
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The 2009 National Bird Dog Championship (started Mon. Feb 9)
Replies: 60
Views: 11546

Re: The 2009 National Bird Dog Championship (started Mon. Feb 9)

Thanks for the last few posts... kinda helps clear it up for me. I know it is different dogs/different stakes/different organizations, but since I've never seen a trial like this, I can't really comprehend it without someone walking me through it!! How far might the dogs range in front of the handle...
by MTO4Life
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for Brittany references - NC, South, East Coast
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Re: Looking for Brittany references - NC, South, East Coast

Kiki's Mom wrote:You are 7-10 hours from us depending on where you are in NC....have pups planned for Spring :wink:
Who're you breeding?....
by MTO4Life
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just to give everyone fair warning
Replies: 55
Views: 12217

Re: Just to give everyone fair warning

Nowicki.... love the attitude. I just got into the trials last year (I live north of the great border...). Everyone has the best dog..., etc.. However, humility is a good thing. First derby stake I ever handled my pup in was a nightmare. I drove 7.5 hours, and it all blew up. Luckily, she took a 3rd...
by MTO4Life
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The 2009 National Bird Dog Championship (started Mon. Feb 9)
Replies: 60
Views: 11546

Re: The 2009 National Bird Dog Championship (started Mon. Feb 9)

... so I posted this under Events, but it fits better here. I found some of my answers already, so I've taken them out. Maybe someone can enlighten me on the rest!! Thanks folks Ok you long-tail triallers.... I have questions. How big do these dogs run? I run a britt who is most likely a gun dog (de...
by MTO4Life
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Events
Topic: National Field Trial Championship...
Replies: 1
Views: 638

National Field Trial Championship...

Ok you long-tail triallers.... I have questions. I've been watching the brace-by-brace account of the National Field Trial Championship at the Ames Plantation. I see Shell Creek Coin is the only dog thus far to complete the 3 hours. Other dogs may have finds, but it shows being picked up. This might...
by MTO4Life
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: roading your dog w/bicycle
Replies: 41
Views: 9908

Re: roading your dog w/bicycle

nolimitgsp wrote:gonehunting, "you air the dog first".....please explain.
I'm guessing here, but I'm thinking it means make sure they do their business outside first, so they aren't doing it on the treadmill once they start exercising... but I'm only guessing here....
by MTO4Life
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Plan Original
Replies: 33
Views: 5184

Re: Pro Plan Original

It has never left the shelves in Ontario,Canada but I'm sorry you're too far away. :) Are you talking about the Chicken and Rice feed (as opposed to the shredded chicken and rice). If so, I bought the orginial chicken and rice (not shredded) and my dog did great on it! I also know quite a few peopl...
by MTO4Life
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's your cup of "Tea"
Replies: 24
Views: 1643

Re: What's your cup of "Tea"

Bought my pup for hunting... have since found AKC trials. Love to do them. I do the walking ones mainly as I don't own a horse, but when one is available I would do horseback. Haven't tried hunt tests yet, but plan to in the US as well as here in Canada. Starting the showing in a couple of weeks. Th...