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by Duane M
Tue May 03, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What kind of dog food
Replies: 38
Views: 12026

Mountain dog any particular aspects youd like or just an overview? In short the one super premium I found worth the money IMHO was Precise in the Endurance formula. The price was similar to the others I fed but the amount of feed needed was 1-1/12 cups less for maintenance. The stools were the best ...
by Duane M
Tue May 03, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What kind of dog food
Replies: 38
Views: 12026

I've been feeding Diamond feeds for the last three years, Pro, Premium and Lamb and Rice formulas. The reason is simple why after 30 years, cost and quality. I have fed every feed out there from the so called super premiums to locally produced brands and have not found a feed that is any better no m...
by Duane M
Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Wonder Lead
Replies: 35
Views: 12670

As knine said the rubber stopper is not a neccesity and I open my up so it slides easily. The WL when used correctly from my own experience works better than a pinch does on most dogs. I have ones that will honest to gosh pull like heck on a pinch, yes even the old JASA and Kohler types even. These ...
by Duane M
Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Worst predator
Replies: 94
Views: 59800

Without question furbearers do far more damage than raptors do. Thats from personal experience doing restoration on areas. Not the large furbearers mentioned which do more good than harm by eliminating the bad ones. Skunks, coons, oppossums and dillos will hurt your quail way worse than a raptor wil...
by Duane M
Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoooa?
Replies: 22
Views: 6628

Well said FT. The post is too often used with too much force by most and it can cause some problems. I use the post on some dogs but do it the original way using a pinch collar instead of the flank rope, just like it better myself. Theres more ways to teach whoa than there are ways to skin a cat, fr...
by Duane M
Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Our First Guest THis Season.
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Phil did y'all tell him about Sooners big Hybrids and Flatheads? I used to go after those two species up there a couple of times a year. He is a big fisherman thats for sure especially Bass. Course he is a native Coonass so it's in his blood. I was gonna ask Charlie how Spike was doing. He was a sec...
by Duane M
Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Our First Guest THis Season.
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Phil watch out I think I may have created a monster in David. His exuberance for the game is something to see and his thirst for knowledge on the whole picture from where birds hang out, what guns to use and learning to work that fine little girl of his is something we seldom get to see. If only eve...
by Duane M
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Woodcock
Replies: 14
Views: 5839

Phil best taste description I can give for Woodcock is this. Take a box of fishing worms, dig your hand in and eat them. I love hunting them and they do make for a small challenge, not as much as brush quail IMO, but man they are bad eating. Just imagine the french think woodcock trail is a delicacy...
by Duane M
Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: DT Training Collars
Replies: 5
Views: 1987

I have an old DT500 and a newer ST300 by DT Systems. When I decide to buy another collar it will be another DT for sure. Mine get fairly regular use and have not let me down ever. The ST has the remote beeper which is a very nice feature, even if my ears cant hear it well :lol: . You get your moneys...
by Duane M
Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 204
Views: 187380

PATIENCE
by Duane M
Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your choice of footware in the field.
Replies: 18
Views: 6836

Hermans now are far from what they used to be, the longest lasting boot I ever owned was a pair of the original Survivors. I bought them in 87 and finally retired them in 98. That was hunting well over 150 days between deer, bird and small game. They sure are not that kind of quality now but do not ...
by Duane M
Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: To train the Point, or Not train the Point
Replies: 5
Views: 4263

Decoy I like the way you think :D . I have always been of the school to let a pup be a pup and discover the world on their own especially birds. Most of my pups never see a checkcord in the field till they are over 6 months old, the yard yes but not the field. In the field they learn about birds, te...
by Duane M
Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: anyone ever ran across this
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Your more than welcome Crow :D Mo is one of the best dog guys you will meet a true first class guy. Best of luck in your search.
by Duane M
Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: feather and fishing pole?
Replies: 15
Views: 8582

Ice your on the spot with all the breeds and pointing it is an instinct in them. I had a Boston Terrier who I had taught to hold staunch on pigeons and ducks and just finished an American Water Spaniel to not just be staunch but steady to wing and wild flush. An old trainer I learned from early on h...
by Duane M
Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: anyone ever ran across this
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Crow you can drop Mo an Email at Southerngundog@aol.com Mo is in NC which aint next door to ya but knows alot of folks back east. I am not sure of his breeding plans at the time so best for ya drop him a line tell him Bubba sent ya. :D
by Duane M
Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: anyone ever ran across this
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Crow we have had real good results with the MillersXElhew crosses. A guy in your neck of the woods name of Maurice Lindley has done one or two as well that he seems to really like alot as well. The cross carrys in my experience the early maturation of the Elhew as well as the tempered range of the E...
by Duane M
Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Registry
Replies: 46
Views: 29382

FDSB afterall they are Pointers. :D
by Duane M
Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Timed feed or free feed?
Replies: 37
Views: 25226

WOW I'm suprised at how many free feed dogs to be honest. Some of my dogs I free feed, used to be all of them, and obviously some I hand feed. The ones I left on self feeders are ones that as far as weight, coat and energy have done much better in the past on self feeders than hand feeding. Some of ...
by Duane M
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: looking for a dam
Replies: 7
Views: 2318

I sure wish ya lived a little closer Crow I have a young female that at least on paper matches up great with your boy. Ya might try talking to some of the preserve owners down there in GA though they might be looking for some of that good blood.
by Duane M
Sat May 08, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: When to start training and what to start with......
Replies: 13
Views: 5207

Ice I missed that part I thought you were stating that Jon said the words in your longer post. I will admit I have never seen either of the Hanns videos but have heard some very good reviews on the second one from some real well known trainer though. As to who I learned from well about 5 different m...
by Duane M
Fri May 07, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: When to start training and what to start with......
Replies: 13
Views: 5207

Man Jon and Cindy should be paying you Kiwi as much as you pump him :lol: . Nothing against Jon I nearly went to work for him a few years ago and like both him and Cindy very well, but dang every post :wink: .
by Duane M
Fri May 07, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lessons Learned
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

Biggest lesson I have learned over the years is avoid a cookie cutter approach to training dogs. What works like the bees knees for 1 may well be like the bees sting for another. Like your example that nearly caused blinking I have used many times with no ill effects ever. No two dogs are the same.
by Duane M
Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching Whoa!
Replies: 21
Views: 10621

What no EGOS allowed :wink: . Setter what you say of every dog being different is why options like the barrel exist not every dog I work goes to barrel or plank but when I need it the option is there to use. Interesting take though of the OB before any birds never have heard that one but hey if it w...
by Duane M
Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching Whoa!
Replies: 21
Views: 10621

Terry just an FYI I have dealt with far more than just bird dogs. From basic OB to service dogs to herding dogs to SAR work and protection I have been there done that. BTW I don't need to take you up on the offer as I am a trainer and have been for many years. You have your way I have mine I stand o...
by Duane M
Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching Whoa!
Replies: 21
Views: 10621

Terry your right that whoa is an advanced obedience type command the same as a moving stay is. The biggest difference is in the OB dog you are simply working against the instinct to stay heeled while with the gun dog you are working against the prey drive. The biggest problem I see and hear is peopl...
by Duane M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: wild birds
Replies: 24
Views: 8274

I hesitate to post this after reading of others less than stellar season not wanting to sound like a braggart but we had a very good year. We moved 126 coveys this past year and took 337 quail this past season.
by Duane M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats your dogs name?
Replies: 214
Views: 63637

All Pointers
Bubba, Belle, Lady, Lil Bit, Gus, Karat,Rex, Rebel, Heart, Poop, Maddie, Jack
The Dirty Dozen so to speak :D
by Duane M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where are the Pointer Folks?
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

Pointer person right here.
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by Duane M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where are the Pointer Folks?
Replies: 6
Views: 2414

Pointer person right here.
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by Duane M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Whats Roading?
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Btown has it pretty much right. Roading is at it's simplest the dog pulling weight at speed. I road my off ATV at an average speed of 8-10 MPH distance varies depending on time of year and age/condition of the dog. Due to the weight bearing aspects 20 minutes of roading puts the same strain as about...
by Duane M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog Food Preference...
Replies: 18
Views: 5885

Diamond nuff said :)
by Duane M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Off Season
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Gunner I use a combination of roading and field work to keep the dogs sharp year round. Roading for conditioning and keeping those pads pliable and the field work on Johnny house or free flighted quail keeps the manners intact and lets me see any weaknesses if they develop.
by Duane M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Teaching Whoa!
Replies: 21
Views: 10621

I use the barrel and/or plank on every dog I own and train. It's not an end but is a very good means to an end in beginning whoa training. Of all the methods I have learned it is the quickest I have found to introduce the command to establish a base when you go to the ground. A couple of big pluses ...
by Duane M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How much do you train?
Replies: 16
Views: 6318

Young dogs or owners dogs I work at least 3 times a week usually four, some knuckleheads get it 5 times a week. My older finished dogs get roaded a couple of times a week and field work at least 1 day a week. They never quit learning just need it less as they get older and better. :D