Search found 331 matches

by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: check out my new backing dog
Replies: 17
Views: 5007

Re: check out my new backing dog

NICE :!:
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New GSP in the pack ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1804

Re: New GSP in the pack ...

Great looking dog, and some beautiful country.
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tell me I'm crazy
Replies: 18
Views: 2559

Re: Tell me I'm crazy

Now that I've read it. I'd say that if your not crazy yet you ought to be well on the way. :P
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tell me I'm crazy
Replies: 18
Views: 2559

Re: Tell me I'm crazy

You're Crazy ..... ok now I'll go back and read what your post was about. :lol:
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: TriTronics Photo Contest Winner
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: TriTronics Photo Contest Winner

8) NICE, Congrats :!: Which collar did you win ?
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training springer for rabbits? (kinda long)
Replies: 5
Views: 3760

Re: Training springer for rabbits? (kinda long)

:lol: :lol: dizzy bunnies :lol: :lol: Thanks for the chuckle its been a long day I needed that. I'll try to help a little. Little different perspective since I have pointing dogs and you have a flusher but I'll give it a shot. First off I can't imagine using any dizzy bunnies for training. Birds you...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The ridiclious use of the term "close working NSTRA lines."
Replies: 241
Views: 49997

Re: The ridiclious use of the term "close working NSTRA lines."

Divide & Conquer. Chalk up a couple more points for the aniti's. One trial format vs another,. Trial vs Test,. Hunt vs Trial,. Big Runner vs Close Worker. Plant the seed, step in stir the pot every now and then. So easy we are. I bet ol husker anti is just sittin back laughing. 156 posts in less tha...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog bottle
Replies: 29
Views: 5089

Re: dog bottle

I have never understood putting stuff in water just to get a dog to drink. Dogs drink when they want to and they are not shy about drinking water. There are usually several times a day to offer water. I can understand a supplement after a vigorous workout but any type of fruit does the trick, espec...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our new addition
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: Our new addition

Awesome pics, good looking pup. Congrats !!
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog bottle
Replies: 29
Views: 5089

Re: dog bottle

Any squirt bottle. Just let them drink it from the bottle. And at times when they are refusing water you can just squirt it into their chops and keep them hydrated rather they want it or not. Sometimes I'll have to bait water to get extra fluids in them. But this is usually in cold weather. For mine...
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Nick or Constant
Replies: 17
Views: 3553

Re: Nick or Constant

constant, At the same time you give the command the first time. How do I give constant stimulus simultaneously with the first command without giving him time to respond to my command? Shouldn't I give him time to respond before applying stimulus? I don't want to correct him if he complies right awa...
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Nick or Constant
Replies: 17
Views: 3553

Re: Nick or Constant

With constant stimulation you need to be able to reel him in quickly (Check cord) to get the stimulation off when he is by your side. My innotek will shut off in 10 seconds (on constant) so you need to have compliance in that time frame. so when I press continuous, it keeps stimulus on until he's b...
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Nick or Constant
Replies: 17
Views: 3553

Re: Nick or Constant

constant, At the same time you give the command the first time.
by Ditch__Parrot
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you ever...
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: Have you ever...

Not Yet !! :lol: But I sure have been thinking about it. I figure if they can be trained to find sheds. Than surely they can find morels. Might have a problem with them eating them.. :|
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Weim Pup....How do I get started?
Replies: 30
Views: 7160

Re: New Weim Pup....How do I get started?

Welcome... First off I'd say you need to go over to General Chat to say hi and of upmost importance post up a bunch of pics of your pup. 2) I'll say start now working to secure birds for training. Rather that is building a pigeon coop, finding a game-bird supplier or just finding spots with wild bir...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Congratulations To Grant and Katie
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Congratulations To Grant and Katie

Congratulations :!: :!: :!:
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 4 month old gsp training
Replies: 15
Views: 3625

Re: 4 month old gsp training

Ignoring the age issues for a minute, she will hold point on a bird, but when the pigeon walks away, she will chase after him. I clipped their wings to prevent them from flying too far. In my opinion this is where your trouble begins. You want the bird to fly off when the dog breaks point. Don't cli...
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Check Cord Troubles
Replies: 15
Views: 3448

Re: Check Cord Troubles

Try taking him to a field with it on. Don't hold it just let him drag it. Don't talk to him just ignore him and take a long walk. Hopefully eventually he'll get bored being beside you and want to strike out on his own checking stuff out. If it doesn't work the first time try again tomorrow.
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog resuscitated after blaze
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Dog resuscitated after blaze

http://cjonline.com/news/local/2010-02- ... fter_blaze

Pics by KEVIN ELLIOTT/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Image

Image
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: spaying
Replies: 13
Views: 2665

Re: spaying

It won't hurt her hunting drive at all. Do some research on the subject of early spaying though. There are some pretty strong arguments for waiting until the dog is physically mature before spaying. They concern physical problems that can occur down the road as a result of spaying too early. Nothing...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Midnight Run to E-Vet for stitches--Photos
Replies: 17
Views: 4790

Re: Midnight Run to E-Vet for stitches--Photos

I'm glad everything worked out alright. I know that scary (Holy Cow where did that come from) fealing of finding bad cuts. I did the same thing rushed to the vet. I got lucky and was able to go to my regular vet. Seems like the right thing to do at the time. Then you get that buyers remorse of wonde...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meat Dogs Caught On Film !!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3610

Re: Meat Dogs Caught On Film !!!!

She got her nose from Jersey/Jersey's Sire, my Percy. Percy throws that nose into his pups, no matter what female I seem to breed him too. It also seems to come through pretty reliably from those pups, on to the next generation. Here is a pic of a just 2 year old pup from this Fall, that was by Per...
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Puppy
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: New Puppy

Nice looking pup. I like that last pic. It looks likes she's going fast just standing there.
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Wilson Video! Enjoy
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: New Wilson Video! Enjoy

cute pup :!:
by Ditch__Parrot
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting trucks can you dig it!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3167

Re: Hunting trucks can you dig it!!

IMO.... You are looking in the right direction. I had a '97 Dodge 1500 4X4 that I kick myself on a regular basis for trading off. I liked that truck a lot but didn't fully appreciate it until I didn't have it anymore. It was tough as nails, reliable and cheap to service. I'm tempted to go spend my t...
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: DT 1902NCP or the TT Sport Basic G3
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: DT 1902NCP or the TT Sport Basic G3

Don't know if this will help or not. I have the TT Sport Combo G3. I like it a ton more than my old Dogtra 200 NCP. Biggest Plus with the TT is how long it lasts on a single charge. That and your just charging the receiver. The factory 9v battery in the transmitter lasted over a year before I replac...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2009 Season
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: 2009 Season

There's some seriously nice pics in that. I enjoyed watching. Thanks for sharing.
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many? X-Ray pic!!
Replies: 106
Views: 21524

Re: How many? X-Ray pic!!

Nice.. How many hours old are they in that pic ? Gotta love the internet. Congrats on the litter, sounds like a nice one.
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meat Dogs Caught On Film !!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3610

Re: Meat Dogs Caught On Film !!!!

Glad y'all liked the video. I enjoyed making it. Cool! I liked that a lot! Daisy sure has grown up nicely, I can see her Daddy in her face. Yep the older she gets the more I see Dalin in her face. From a side view you kinda get caught up in that long and lean body and she reminds me of Jersey. Look ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Pup
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: New Pup

Congrats on your new pup !
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meat Dogs Caught On Film !!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3610

Meat Dogs Caught On Film !!!!

Well this is my first attempt at a video. I was inspired by DGFavor's cool video and decided to try doing something with my pics from the last year.Of course this doesn't even come close to comparing to DGFavor's but I had some fun putting it together. If nothing else it gave me an excuse to take a ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Competitive, Testing, Trialing Poll
Replies: 36
Views: 6096

Re: Competitive, Testing, Trialing Poll

Just 4 meat doggers so far. Jeesh. I knew we were outnumbered by those worthless runaways :P (just kidding folks) I just didn't realize it would be by so much. :lol: Ya I can call my own dogs meat dogs. Doesn't bother me a bit. For some reason I just laugh at the negative connotation. Funny though, ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa post
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: Whoa post

by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa post
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: Whoa post

Something that helped me a lot. The answers to your questions are in there. Best training advice on whoa that i've seen. IMO

http://www.huntsmith.com/articles/the-w ... redux.html
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To sit or not to sit!
Replies: 76
Views: 10519

Re: To sit or not to sit!

daniel77, I'm going to break up your quote hope you don't mind. I'm not touching all of it just responding to a couple parts of it. I have no problem with a person waiting to teach "sit" until later on, or not at all. I'm certainly not saying you are wrong to take this approach, I just don't think i...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To sit or not to sit!
Replies: 76
Views: 10519

Re: To sit or not to sit!

Just my opinion. I don't know why these threads always draw so much animosity. I'm also willing to bet that many of the people opposed to sit and down have never taught it to a dog in the correct manor. I'm bettin that is just a wild generalization without a shred of evidence. Yes, it is, but this ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Proper "Training" collar level
Replies: 21
Views: 3806

Re: Proper "Training" collar level

Yes, I do understand the process to collar conditioning through use of a check cord and choke chain, which I used. Just use a flat collar with the check-cord. I only use a choke chain with a short lead where I have good control and a good view of what is going on with it. And I seem to be one of th...
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To sit or not to sit!
Replies: 76
Views: 10519

Re: To sit or not to sit!

Just gettng my new pup. I have had several people tell me NOT to teach my pointer to sit...and several say it's ok to teach them to sit. Anyone ever have any problems with teaching them to sit or anyone have an opinion there??????? Yep I've had problems with it. I've always taught dogs to sit as on...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wrappin' It Up
Replies: 16
Views: 3097

Re: Wrappin' It Up

Very nicely done. Enjoyed watching it.
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Chasing deer
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: Chasing deer

:idea: Amazing how well that works. My oldest needed a tune-up on it after 4 years. (deer in the yard, doubt she would have chased it in a field while hunting) Trick is keeping your mouth shut. Just a reminder to anyone who might read this and use it.
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Turkey
Replies: 34
Views: 5227

Re: Turkey

I remember about a year ago watching a program on one of the outdoor channels. They were turkey hunting with dogs. These were dogs bred for the purpose of turkey hunting. "Mutts" probably to anybody but the people who bred and worked them. It looked to me like the dog would run huge, locate turkeys ...
by Ditch__Parrot
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats Style to you ?
Replies: 451
Views: 111503

Re: Whats Style to you ?

One of my "Meat Dogs"

Then

Image

And Now

Image

I've always thought she was a little stylish. But what do I know.
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Beat up tail
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Beat up tail

Bob It :twisted: :twisted:

Sorry Sharon couldn't resist. I've never done anything more than clean it and put some EMT Gel on it.
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: picking up GSP tomaro!
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: picking up GSP tomaro!

pics !!! Where's the puppy pics ??? :D I guess we'll give you a few days... Congrats
by Ditch__Parrot
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northwest Texas Quail (Photos!)
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Northwest Texas Quail (Photos!)

Awesome pics. 40 - 50 birds in a covey !! wow. Haven't seen that around here in years. What kind of Quail ?

Good stuff, Thanks for sharing.
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Story Of A January 2010 Hunt
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: A Story Of A January 2010 Hunt

Thanks for the compliments on the story. It really was a great trip. I'm not sure I intended on posting it when I was writing it, But after I got it finished I said oh what the h%^* maybe somebody will enjoy it. After I copy and pasted it in from word then added the pics to it I wasn't too sure abou...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: South Louisiana Woodcock (Photos!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3339

Re: South Louisiana Woodcock (Photos!)

Very Nice
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Books and DVD
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Books and DVD

It's a lab. Look into Evan Graham's SmartWork system. It's nothing if not structured. Just curious by what you meant by "It's a lab." I chuckled when I read it. LOL :oops: It is because I had made a reply suggesting a book that dealt with training pointing dogs. Obviously I had read the post too qu...
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Books and DVD
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Books and DVD

oops, good catch Greg
by Ditch__Parrot
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Couldn't find any wild birds,so did some training
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Couldn't find any wild birds,so did some training

Sounds like you had a nice day out despite not finding the wild birds. Good looking dogs!