Search found 319 matches

by MTO4Life
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Now this is REALLY cool!
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Now this is REALLY cool!

That's cool... how can I find that list on the akc site?
by MTO4Life
Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FT question
Replies: 11
Views: 3529

Re: FT question

I'm sure they can... but some of the more seasoned FT folks could answer that for sure!!
by MTO4Life
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pulls like a mule!
Replies: 42
Views: 6360

Re: Pulls like a mule!

The Smith wonder lead worked great with my dog.... she learned really fast to fall into step. She walks beside me all the time. She goes like heck's bells when we hit the field. I don't think her walking with me in town affected her hunting at all..
by MTO4Life
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Big wins and a new DC
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Big wins and a new DC

WOW... that's awesome!!! Is that the same Shine my Brittany came 3rd to in the Amateur derby at the Oak Ridge Pointing Dog trial in PA on Nov 8/9? It's a unique name, so that is why I caught it!!

Anyhow, congrats to all on the new DC and the derby placements!!!

Travis
by MTO4Life
Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Best book on training for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 4566

Re: Best book on training for a newbie

I have the puppy 1, puppy 2 and silent command videos. They were extremely informative. Not just to me, but other friends of mine who have dogs (retrievers at that... gasp). They found them great as well. FWIW!!
by MTO4Life
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chew Toys
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Chew Toys

I use a Nylabone... the biggest you can get (I think it is called the Wolf size, but not sure)... she chews it for hours, and it's been going forever now. Good in the house too...
by MTO4Life
Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: MTO4Life has a brag....
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

Re: MTO4Life has a brag....

Thanks Kristi & Carl... we were happy to end the season that way. It's a really great early christmas present!!
by MTO4Life
Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: OGD 2nd at GSPC of South Georgia
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: OGD 2nd at GSPC of South Georgia

Wow... 33 dog stake!!!! Well done.... :D
by MTO4Life
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: MTO4Life has a brag....
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

Re: MTO4Life has a brag....

Well.... we're home from CT...long drive, but made easier with a blue in the bag!!! What can I say... I'm so proud of my dog. She ran a stellar performance for me at the trial. She had 4 finds and a non-productive, and was hard charging from the start. Always ranging out front (she was hard to keep ...
by MTO4Life
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Youth Pheasant Hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Youth Pheasant Hunt

Geez Mav... what's with all the white stuff??? He he he... we only have 3 (maybe 4) inches where I'm hunting. Doesn't mean I'm seeing anything... only saw one grouse in 2 days. Oh well.... great pics and nice for the dogs to do some work for the kids....
by MTO4Life
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: First Aid Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: First Aid Kit

If you search First Aid Kit under the search feature, you'll come up with a few posts of what to look for/put in one. It has some good stuff (I'd post the thread, but am not sure how to do it!!! :? )
by MTO4Life
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Good show weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Good show weekend

Well done... you take the points as they come and it'll happen!!!!
by MTO4Life
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup is always hungry
Replies: 22
Views: 5482

Re: Pup is always hungry

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but a dog that eats incrediblly fast can be possibly prone to bloat? I was told that water in the food helps slow their eating down a little bit... maybe that's wrong, and if so, could someone set the answer straight for me please???
by MTO4Life
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PA Brittany Club Trial cancelled
Replies: 14
Views: 1207

Re: PA Brittany Club Trial cancelled

Yes, it is too bad it is cancelled. I heard it wasn't from the snow, but because there were complaints from other derby owners that my dog is now in peak physical condition, that they figured they would have to just award the blues to my dog!! :twisted: :D :wink: Oh I'm kidding...,(don't want people...
by MTO4Life
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winter schedule - anyone use a treadmill??
Replies: 14
Views: 3908

Re: Winter schedule - anyone use a treadmill??

My dog is the queen of doing her business during exercise. Even if she does a #1 and #2 before, once she's running, she'll go again. How can you prevent them from doing it, or will they hold it as you are in the house? Just wondering...
by MTO4Life
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro Owners, how far does your dog run?
Replies: 35
Views: 10622

Re: Garmin Astro Owners, how far does your dog run?

My dog will run about 8 to 9 miles on a short exercise run. Have seen her around 16 miles on an afternoon hunt. Very cool tool and I can tell what she's doing and if she's running deer!!!! Wouldn't run her without it now...
by MTO4Life
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Irish Setter Field Brags
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Irish Setter Field Brags

Excellent results!! Glad to see it worked out for you going to the event!! Hopefully that will continue this weekend in PA??!! See you then.
by MTO4Life
Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pups Home - Couple More Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2579

Re: Pups Home - Couple More Questions

Sharon wrote:He wouldn't get any fleas where I live - second big snowstorm to-day. :)
Whoa... that's not cool. I was hoping to hold off after our snow storm in October which gave us about 5 inches here in Cornwall... yikes!!
by MTO4Life
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Oak Ridge Pointing Dog Club brags
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Oak Ridge Pointing Dog Club brags

Thanks Karen... it was a good trial, even if the weather was bad. Jasmine ran awesome in the amateur. After busting her first bird, she had 2 great single finds, and her last was a covey of about 12 or more birds. She never flinched. It made me so proud of her. Can't wait to get back to the grounds....
by MTO4Life
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Derby update...
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Derby update...

Yup... we're set to go for the Oakridge this weekend. I'm looking forward to it. Kinda nervous, as she hasn't had any bid contacts since being home (and have we tried... very bad year). However, she did point one area that I watched a grouse fly from a few minutes before and was pretty intent, so we...
by MTO4Life
Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DC Blueridge Major Adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 3110

Re: DC Blueridge Major Adventure

I have used him as a Stud and got a very lovely litter. He is the sire to our "Soldier" - AKA Wild Mtn's Shake ya Tailfeather ...his lovely, lovely laid back temperament when he is not in the field. He is very easy to live with and so are his puppies. Soldier is a once in a lifetime dog for me........
by MTO4Life
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Going to Cabela's - Clothes suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: Going to Cabela's - Clothes suggestions

Just buy one of everything... can't go wrong then right? :wink: Isn't everyone on this forum a millionaire??? I know I spend like it... he he
by MTO4Life
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Derby update...
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Derby update...

How am I supposed to get pictures when I can barely handle a horse, let alone a horse AND camera?? I'm good, but not THAT good yet!!! He he he :D Hopefully I can get some hunting pics soon... (I can't take this pressure...). I had to bail on the Anthracite trial as Jasmine was still in heat... sigh!...
by MTO4Life
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Lets see some grouse hunting pictures
Replies: 23
Views: 5256

Re: Lets see some grouse hunting pictures

[quote="gdog
I used a Nikon D300 body with a 200-400 F4 VR lens.

Thanks![/quote]

WOW... very nice lens! I'd love one but can't afford the $$$$$. Keep up those pics....
by MTO4Life
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Gus turns 2
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Gus turns 2

Sharp looking dog! Best of luck with the ruffs... we're not having any luck here!!!
by MTO4Life
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: very lucky
Replies: 7
Views: 1963

Re: very lucky

I had to use the collar when my dog started to chase deer. First time I hit her with it, I didn't say a word, and she just came back. Second time, she actually thought about it before giving chase, but did anyway, so I had to give her another shot. Was out the other day and she jumped a deer and jus...
by MTO4Life
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: 9 placements in 3 days!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

Re: 9 placements in 3 days!!

WOW... fantastic weekend! You should be proud of that! :D
by MTO4Life
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: JH hunter
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: JH hunter

Well done... it's a great start to a promising competition career.....
by MTO4Life
Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pics UPDATE (A 1st Place!)Re: Did First Trial Today!
Replies: 32
Views: 6294

Re: UPDATE (A Win - 1st Place) Re: Did First Trial Today!

Today the horse-thing was a non-issue and Ginger ran like I knew she could. She took 1st Place (of 8 dogs) in the Puppy Stakes! Needless to say this is very gratifying. There was a bit of many of you out there today, because virtually everything I know about training and handling has come off this ...
by MTO4Life
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How long to forget training...
Replies: 3
Views: 620

How long to forget training...

I brought my dog home the beginning of October from the trainer. Well, since I've been out with her, wild bird contacts are rare this year. Will this affect what my pup learned with the trainer? I'm doing a couple more trials and don't want her going backward from what she learned. I'm still working...
by MTO4Life
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pa. Grouse Opener
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Pa. Grouse Opener

Sounds like it is the same there for many as in Ontario, Canada. I've been out 3 times, only saw one each day until the 3rd day, then saw three. However, they are really skittish... would flush with the dog quite a piece away... what do you do?
by MTO4Life
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pics UPDATE (A 1st Place!)Re: Did First Trial Today!
Replies: 32
Views: 6294

Re: Did First Trial Today!

Excellent news!! Especially for the first time... you should be extremely proud. Good luck with the future trials, as since you have the first ribbon, you'll be looking for more!!
by MTO4Life
Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Was I wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 4498

Re: Was I wrong?

I've only used my collar for trashbreaking. I had to hit my dog with it this past weekend that jumped a deer and she took after it. I hit her pretty hard and she pumped the brakes pretty quick and stood looking where the deer went, then just started hunting again. Next day, she jumped a deer again, ...
by MTO4Life
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 1st hunt of the season
Replies: 11
Views: 1458

Re: 1st hunt of the season

they work fine on my end as well...
by MTO4Life
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I don't yet know how good her nose is...
Replies: 16
Views: 2491

Re: I don't yet know how good her nose is...

My dog was the same way when she was young... snored like there was no tomorrow! Doesn't do it much anymore, but it is funny.... Great video...
by MTO4Life
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Don't leave home without ...
Replies: 33
Views: 7324

Re: Don't leave home without ...

10-4 and thanks for the info Karen.... good luck at the Nationals as well!!!
by MTO4Life
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Don't leave home without ...
Replies: 33
Views: 7324

Re: Don't leave home without ...

snips wrote:Flagyl. Nothing worse than dog drinking some nasty water and then having the blowing squirts on the road.
Where can a person get Flagyl?
by MTO4Life
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Walking in Horse back trial, and a ?
Replies: 109
Views: 19648

Re: Walking in Horse back trial, and a ?

I guess we don't live in a "perfect world" and we have to deal with the human element. :( There are many more things going on in a trial that effect the outcome besides walking or riding. Dry conditions, wet conditions, windy, not windy, green dog blowing up another dog, on and on an on. :roll: You...
by MTO4Life
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Proud Daddy
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Proud Daddy

You should be proud with that many birds found. With that kind of work, she'll be SH soon...
by MTO4Life
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: What a weekend.....
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: What a weekend.....

NICE WEEKEND!!!! That's great news for you and the dogs!
by MTO4Life
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wild parsnip
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Wild parsnip

Can anyone tell me if wild parsnip affects dogs? We are overgrown with it this year for some reason (possibly the wet summer??) and I get affected by it. Not sure if my dog will, and I don't want her to have issues with it. I'm sure it's like poison ivy, if she goes through it, I can get it from her...
by MTO4Life
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Derby update...
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Derby update...

Well, we picked our dog Jasmine up this weekend at the Susquahanna trial. This is the 6th trial she has run this fall (all derby stakes) and placed 4th twice and 3rd the last three she ran in. No blues yet, but I'd say that this consistancy will benefit her as she has solid runs every time :P !! We ...
by MTO4Life
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: What a way to finish a CH title!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: What a way to finish a CH title!!!

AWESOME NEWS!!! That is really good to hear... hope to see her on the trial circuit later in the fall when I'm out and about! I hope that she will be the 3rd of many DC's you have from your work!!!
by MTO4Life
Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Best shotgun cleaning kit
Replies: 17
Views: 6927

Re: Best shotgun cleaning kit

Thx Greg... I'll go and get one!!!
by MTO4Life
Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Solvents/lubes/protectants...
Replies: 12
Views: 3598

Solvents/lubes/protectants...

What solvents protectants does everyone use to clean their shotguns?

I like Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber, and like G96 as well. They've been good for me. Hoppes also is good... Any thoughts/comments....
by MTO4Life
Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Best shotgun cleaning kit
Replies: 17
Views: 6927

Re: Best shotgun cleaning kit

How long does a bore snake last?? Never used one, but like many, always wanted to.
by MTO4Life
Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Giardia in my Dogs
Replies: 36
Views: 8841

Re: Giardia in my Dogs

IMHO, everyone should keep Flagyl (Fish-Zole) in their dog kit. Whew, there are few things like being out of town and having the dog come down with lower-bowel GI and the resultant explosive diarhea. Would this help the effects of the Giardia until getting to the vet??? I never thought of something...
by MTO4Life
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Setter
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: New Setter

Great looking dog... very nice!!!
by MTO4Life
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Professional handlers at trials
Replies: 21
Views: 4305

Re: Professional handlers at trials

uncotrolable behavior. In AKC it will cost 6 to 12 thousand per dog per year, in American Field 2 to 3 times that. There are folks that have spent a million dollars trying to win the National Championship at Ames. Neil Why would it cost more with AF vs AKC? Just curious. I've never done AF (yet :wi...
by MTO4Life
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road Huntin'
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Road Huntin'

Great shots.... you using DSLR or digital compact??