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by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: On Line Meds
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: On Line Meds

For flea & tick I use Frontline Plus. The cheapest I've found it is at Pet Shed

http://www.petshed.com/products/item33.asp
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: F1 Quail
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: F1 Quail

Maybe I'm wrong but I did some digging and there was several definitions of an F1 quail. For this topic I assumed that they were using the def. of F1 as meaning only 1 generation removed from being a wild bird. Quail raised in captivity are usually 3rd or 4th or even more generations removed from be...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2807

Re: Questions

First off, HELLO TO ALL........ New to Pointing dogs, but not dogs, my interest is with GSP, trying to gain information, Is it common to linebreed with these dogs, is extremly tight linebtreeding practiced, in other breeds, I have seen this taken to the insane, dogs bred 21 times on one dog in 5 or...
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Top 5 Reasons Why Dog Training Fails
Replies: 20
Views: 3929

Re: Top 5 Reasons Why Dog Training Fails

rockllews wrote: So how about the top reasons for if/when a person does fail at dog training?

lack of consistency
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Top 5 Reasons Why Dog Training Fails
Replies: 20
Views: 3929

Re: Top 5 Reasons Why Dog Training Fails

ok definately seems to be some shameless advertising going on here and the advice seems to be aimed at newbie pet owners. I will say that before berating her too much for not realizing the company she is in, take a moment to appreciate the company that we keep here. I doubt anybody who frequents thi...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good dog to start with?
Replies: 41
Views: 8341

Re: Good dog to start with?

what are some good books to read i went to the library and picked out a few I read in field & stream bird dog the instinctive training method by ben o. williams was a good one is it cause thats one i checked out I have not read Ben O. Williams book ( yet ) but I sure enjoy his articles in Pointing ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: **Force Fetch**
Replies: 50
Views: 65703

Re: **Force Fetch**

OK, one thing at a time. First, force fetch doesn't cause hard mouth, it sometimes fixes it. Personally, I have never seen ff cause hard mouth in any dog. Period. Hard mouth is sooooooooo rare that no pro could possible document it and it's causes. Here's the deal. A dog is tough on birds and it's ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: **Force Fetch**
Replies: 50
Views: 65703

Re: **Force Fetch**

Interesting topic. I once heard a Lab guy mention that the incresed use of force fetch has attributed to a rise in hard mouthed labs. To a non-expert like myself it does seem to make some sense that natural retrieving abllity would get sidelined to some degree via force fetch....BUT...It would stand...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: dog is ruinig my grass!
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

Re: dog is ruinig my grass!

Whats Grass ???? OHHH You mean that stuff in the neighbor's yard... Ya I have have a few patches of that stuff left... :lol:
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog Cloning
Replies: 11
Views: 2592

Re: Dog Cloning

Check this out. Couple paid big bucks to have their Lab cloned. :roll: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=333&sid=5445241
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: how to stop dog from retrieving
Replies: 12
Views: 2942

Re: how to stop dog from retrieving

If childern are allowed to have all the candy they want then they learn to expect it. Your dog has been getting ALL THE CANDY HE WANTS! :D Thats Great :D We need a HOF topic for great short quips of advice and this should be in it for sure. On Topic: backing through another dogs retrieve, seems to ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Funny story....
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Funny story....

Seen one off itself on a power line and drop dead right in front of a blocker before.

Never seen one knock itself out hitting a tree though, thats funny stuff :lol:
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Peta vs Westminster
Replies: 8
Views: 3303

Re: Peta vs Westminster

There was an article in the sports illustrated dec issue about how all of the pitbulls in the michael vick case were put in foster care and rehabilitated and placed into homes...so what happens when one of those dogs attacks and kills someone or something? I am not saying it shouldn't have been don...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Legislation & Hunting Rights
Topic: Peta vs Westminster
Replies: 8
Views: 3303

Peta vs Westminster

Ok I'm not real big on dog shows but if I catch Westminster on T.V. I won't change the channel. A couple weeks ago I got an e-mail from my mother enlightening me to that PETA was going after the USA network pretty hard to drop their coverage of the event. So I dropped the USA Network an e-mail in su...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: E-Collar Remote Holder
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: E-Collar Remote Holder

OK I don't have the same model so this might not help. But most I have seen have a place to hook a lanyard. I recently ordered a new collar from LCS and they sent me a transmitter holster with it free http://www.lcsupply.com/Product/Training-Collar-Accessories/TriTronics-Accessories/Better-LCS-G3-Sp...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help With Registered Name Plz
Replies: 19
Views: 1983

Re: Help With Registered Name Plz

gar-dog wrote:Hope's Second Chance
x2
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEAR GOD...... (HUMOR)
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: DEAR GOD...... (HUMOR)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: breed of bird dog with the best nose?
Replies: 33
Views: 7159

Re: breed of bird dog with the best nose?

tommyboy72 wrote:if you could get a pointing dog to go on point on drugs you would have yourself a heck of drug dog then.
Ya untill they started blinking or false pointing :D
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FDSB pulling Hank and Dash registration ?
Replies: 76
Views: 18987

Re: FDSB pulling Hank and Dash registration ?

I believe you are confusing the Laverack dogs with the Llewellins,Mr.Llewellin was breeding dogs in the late 1800's,not 1500's. My bad confused the dates not the dogs. Also I believe Edward Laverack was breeding dogs in the 1800's as well. Are there lines other than the Gladstone, Bomber, Bondhu, B...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FDSB pulling Hank and Dash registration ?
Replies: 76
Views: 18987

Re: FDSB pulling Hank and Dash registration ?

slistoe I realize my mistake in using the word pure. As this is in debate. I don't wish to debate it. Why should I when King himself made it publicly known that it wasn't nothing more than a pissing contest between FDSB and himself that wasn't worth pursuing. I was actually going to edit as I wasn't...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FDSB pulling Hank and Dash registration ?
Replies: 76
Views: 18987

Re: FDSB pulling Hank and Dash registration ?

First off I'm no expert on Llewellins. I once considered purchasing one and did some research on the breed. In doing so I formed a few opinions of them and I just thought I'd share. I think one only needs to look at todays English Pointers to see the how and why this could have happened. Llewellins ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Wild Game Recipes
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 38
Views: 20338

Re: Recipes

cross posted difl's Snipe recipe Snipe Breast Mediterranean *12 aged Snipe Breast, boned 6 slices Thick Bacon, one slice for two breast ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar ¼ cup low salt Soy Sauce 1 clove minced Garlic 1/3 cup Brown Sugar ½ teaspoon Ginger ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon sal...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Check cords
Replies: 8
Views: 2767

Re: Check cords

Way too close. If your dog is hunting within 20 feet why have a dog? Generally I consider any dog that hunts closer than 150 yards a close working dog. I have one that seldom hunts further than 80 yards. Thats a real close working dog. Nice for working row crops or working a line. But she is still o...
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: heck NIGHT - Kennel training
Replies: 10
Views: 2200

Re: heck NIGHT - Kennel training

I cover it alland then if the pup is still noisy it gets moved to the basement, garage, or out in the kennel whare I can't hear it. That may sound cold hearted but I am not going to acknowledge the pup while it is crying to get out anyway. Our last puppy spent the night in the crate in the basement...
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Picture contest...*amended*
Replies: 198
Views: 30299

Re: Picture contest...*amended*

Some more entries Daisy May, her first point. http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr150/sadie__marie/Daisy_4-2.jpg Daisy May, all tuckered out http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr150/sadie__marie/DSCF2821.jpg Sadie Marie, she wears her heart out on her side. http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr150/...
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hartley's Fully Loaded Benelli (Nell)
Replies: 17
Views: 2547

Re: Hartley's Fully Loaded Benelli (Nell)

Very cute pup!!!! 2nd picture is almost too darn cute .. :D

Had to laugh at the lab comment. Daisy May has already been accused of being a chocolate lab a few times. Someone even made comments about me needing to feed my lab more :lol:
by Ditch__Parrot
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your favorite BREED of Dog is DEAD....
Replies: 45
Views: 8600

Re: Your favorite BREED of Dog is DEAD....

If my Shorthairs were Dead ?!?!?! :cry: :x :cry: :twisted: :twisted:
I'd probably be so sad I'd quit bird hunting and get a coon dog. But eventually I'd probably miss it and get a Brauque du Bourbonais. :idea: Or a maybe even a slick coated DD. :oops:
by Ditch__Parrot
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Daisy May On Point
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Daisy May On Point

Thanks Guys and Gals. I thought she looked good if I can say so myself.

Yeah, I know better. Wing on string BAD !! Cute pup trick.. Didn't figure it would hurt as long as I only did it once.
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Daisy May On Point
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Daisy May On Point

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Ok so its just a wing on a string. I'll put it away now, I just had to see her point though.
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Picture contest...
Replies: 110
Views: 13606

Re: Picture contest...

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by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Daisy May and the Cat
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Daisy May and the Cat

I have seen quite a few GSPs that get along with cats they are raised with, but would still try to kill any stray cat they came across. My dogs were never around cats growing up, so any cat they come across is in peril. With Daisy May it's too early to tell but with Saidie Marie our older dog, she ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Daisy May and the Cat
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Daisy May and the Cat

My latest pictures of Daisy May. Our yougest cat likes to play with Daisy May. We keep a basket in our living room full of dog toys. Usually they get scattered about through-out the day. Then we throw them back in before we go to bed. Our cat has decided that when she feals like playing with Daisy M...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: sit or not
Replies: 59
Views: 13900

Re: sit or not

Many of you will have much more experience with pointing dogs than me but in well over 20 years of training H.P.R.'s I have never had any problems with the sit. I teach my pups it from the day I get them. I don't use pressure when a pup is very young ,I use position and a treat. A pup will usually ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: sit or not
Replies: 59
Views: 13900

Re: sit or not

just my penny. First I'll say I'm sure Don, bobman and GH all have a ton more experience than me. That said I did have trouble with Sadie Marie sitting in the field. Never on point. While on Whoa she would always want to revert back to sit. I went back and started completly over with Whoa with more ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pulls like a mule!
Replies: 42
Views: 6343

Re: Pulls like a mule!

From http://www.dobbsdogs.com/library/obedience/rff2ndac.html this is nit picking but it sure sounds like they are using the check-cord. Maybe not to teach the whole command, but to help the dog understand what it is supposed to do and how to turn off the stimualation. Not so different, just abbrevi...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Here he is!
Replies: 18
Views: 5897

Re: Here he is!

I think you need to talk to Winnie about her drinking problem...... :lol:
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Great Photo (sorry had to browse your pics of Winnie)
by Ditch__Parrot
Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: E Setter, Brittany, or GSP
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: E Setter, Brittany, or GSP

Thanks for the compliment on Sadie Marie. I had no idea she would tick up like she did. She was all white with liver spots when she was little. A little hint though. Find everything else you are looking for in a litter then pick color from the litter. Pretty doesn't hunt. White and Liver is pretty c...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: E Setter, Brittany, or GSP
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: E Setter, Brittany, or GSP

ok i'll weigh in, I have GSP's. They have hair so there is dog hair in the house right. I've never had a problem with it being hard to clean up in the house. I like that it doesn't ball up. It's very nice that they are easy to clean up. The cleaner they are, the cleaner everything else is. The only ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pulls like a mule!
Replies: 42
Views: 6343

Re: Pulls like a mule!

Hmmm, well I'm actually considering a prong or pinch collar at this point so that she learns quickly on the leash. Is the pinch the same as the prong or is this a different device all together? I really do think without some sort of stopping device she would end up ringing her own neck, especially ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: American Field Ariticle
Replies: 122
Views: 14538

Re: American Field Ariticle

At the request of kninebirdog a little copy and paste from one of my first posts, with some editing for relavance. I will tell you as an average Joe foot hunter all the trials have a way to go towards regaining legitimacy. It is a common topic on most of the hunting trips with various groups that i...
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anyone know of a good vet. in the KC area?
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: Anyone know of a good vet. in the KC area?

Probably just too specific an area. I know Mike's Jersey on hear lives in KC and could probably recomend someone but he is in Leawood(sp) MO. Mike doesn't post much though so try a PM Doc Smith in Ottowa comes highly recommended, I've known several people who have gone to him and been very happy. A ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2 year old gsp first year training/no hunting
Replies: 15
Views: 3983

Re: 2 year old gsp first year training/no hunting

Thanks for your advice, I think I'll take her out and see what she has. I am struggling on let her chase rabbits I might have to correct her on that. Any opinions ?? Again thank you. Look for some old topics on trash breaking. Its a little harsh but if done right you only have to do it once. Basica...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Kent Shells
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Kent Shells

If you shoot a gas operated gun, I would not buy them. They use some filthy powder. I have bought and do shoot quite a few different Kent loads but there again, I only own Benelli's and break open guns. I never thought of it as filthy powder I just thought they used A LOT of powder. A lot of lead t...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best book on training for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 4539

Re: Best book on training for a newbie

My opinions for what they are worth: Perfect Start / Perfect Finish Video Series I can't remember the name but I ordered a little green training book years ago from NAVHDA that I've heard referred to as the green bible that was a good read and thought of as a good training tool. Find a good resource...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasant hunting w/pointers without letting training slip?
Replies: 43
Views: 10132

Re: Pheasant hunting w/pointers without letting training slip?

I will say this. There is nothing better for any dog trial or meat than wild birds. My question was what are some things to avoid to help keep from creating bad habits. IMO Avoid the temptation to shoot the wild flushes, or bumped birds (sometimes hard to do, and alot of times too hard to tell what...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasant hunting w/pointers without letting training slip?
Replies: 43
Views: 10132

Re: Pheasant hunting w/pointers without letting training slip?

We have plenty of serious posts without anyone posting just to create an arguement. There are other boards that may need that to get people to post but we don't have that problem. Ezzy Ezzy if you are refering to my post. I apologize. I was not trying to create an argument by posting it. At most I ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasant hunting w/pointers without letting training slip?
Replies: 43
Views: 10132

Re: Pheasant hunting w/pointers without letting training slip?

with a dog you want to trial you probably shouldn't do it.... lots of pheasants in a concentrated area is going to get them chasing in my experience, mine usaully go nuts in that situation sound like fun though This made me laugh, Goodness Gracious a birddog hunt wild birds??????? Can't Have That !...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: BLM good hunter, bad actor
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: BLM good hunter, bad actor

hint--------- repost under training, lots of people giving lots of good advice there.
I'd start with basic obedience and work from there.
by Ditch__Parrot
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: skid plates
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

Re: skid plates

ooooouuuuuuuccccccchhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I'll go buy a chest protector tomorrow!!!!!!

I hope he recovers well.......
by Ditch__Parrot
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First snow...
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: First snow...

what a cutie