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by caleb
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting the Prairies!
Replies: 34
Views: 7217

Re: hunting the Prairies!

I wouldn't waste my time with MN. Yes there are sharptails in MN, but it doesn't compare to Western ND, or Montana. If you are going to drive all that way go to where most the birds are. I usually hunt the western ND grasslands in mid sept for sharptails. There is plenty of land to hunt and little ...
by caleb
Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Pointers good house dogs, too?
Replies: 44
Views: 24348

Re: English Pointers good house dogs, too?

Trying to be fair here, I don't think Caleb has offered an opinion beyond being high energy in the house. If there is history here, maybe that should be explained. Greg J. There is no history. In fact, I'm pretty new here. My attempts to be civil don't seem to have been met in kind, and have rather...
by caleb
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Pointers good house dogs, too?
Replies: 44
Views: 24348

Re: English Pointers good house dogs, too?

but I've never owned a pointer. Until you actually own a Pointer, your opinion is pretty meaningless. My opinion may be worth zilch, but my points are all echoed by people who have chosen to own pointers so that might give them a little credibility in your eyes. I'd also suggest that asking only th...
by caleb
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Explain something to me? Kcal per cup
Replies: 8
Views: 5625

Re: Explain something to me? Kcal per cup

I've read and heard that Kcal per cup is not necessarily a meaningful number. But I don't know why.... Kcal is a measure of energy given off in the form of heat when an object is burnt. 1 Kcal is about 4.18 Joules. One reason that all calories are not created equal is that inedible objects have cal...
by caleb
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Pointers good house dogs, too?
Replies: 44
Views: 24348

Re: English Pointers good house dogs, too?

Not to rain on the parade, but I've never owned a pointer because I've never met one that I'd want living full time in my house during the first year or two of its life. They're great, great hunting dogs, but I would never get one as a house dog. If I lived in the country with space for the dog to ...
by caleb
Sun May 30, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Pointers good house dogs, too?
Replies: 44
Views: 24348

Re: English Pointers good house dogs, too?

Not to rain on the parade, but I've never owned a pointer because I've never met one that I'd want living full time in my house during the first year or two of its life. They're great, great hunting dogs, but I would never get one as a house dog. If I lived in the country with space for the dog to r...
by caleb
Wed May 19, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog food websites?
Replies: 48
Views: 10309

Re: Dog food websites?

Why avoid grain-free while a puppy? Is the grain-free just too rich? --shinbone I tried Orijen large breed puppy. I transitioned my then-16 week pup over 10 days, and during the transition his stools got softer and softer. I thought it was just adjusting to the new food. The day I went entirely to ...
by caleb
Fri May 14, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to do about an aggressive dog?
Replies: 24
Views: 7057

Re: What to do about an aggressive dog?

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by caleb
Fri May 14, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to do about an aggressive dog?
Replies: 24
Views: 7057

Re: What to do about an aggressive dog?

Oh, and here are some pictures of the pup...
by caleb
Fri May 14, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to do about an aggressive dog?
Replies: 24
Views: 7057

Re: What to do about an aggressive dog?

First, thank you all for your concerns about the pup. He was pretty shook up yesterday and hid under the car seats all the way home. I had to carry him from the car to the house. I washed him and thankfully didn't find any puncture wounds. Today he seems to be doing better, and he was his usual irre...
by caleb
Thu May 13, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to do about an aggressive dog?
Replies: 24
Views: 7057

What to do about an aggressive dog?

This morning I was out hiking with my 16 week old golden retriever puppy in one of our usual spots. Although it's in an urban area and leashes are required by law, this area is very little travelled and most people I come across don't have their dogs on a leash. It's a large swampy area, so lots of ...
by caleb
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Flea and Tick preventative
Replies: 31
Views: 10818

Re: Flea and Tick preventative

I just got three months worth of Frontline Plus from my vet on Monday. Given the price ($47 or so, if I remember correctly), cheapfrontlineplus.com looks like a deal. Does anyone here know if it's legit? Buying meds over the internet seems sketchy to me, but would imagine the FDA would have shut it ...
by caleb
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Dandruff
Replies: 24
Views: 10100

Re: Puppy Dandruff

Thanks for all the advice. Since I posted this the pup's dandruff has basically gone away.

I asked the vet about it on Monday and she basically said not to worry about it unless it's persistent. Puppies have lots of stuff going on with their coats, so a little occasional dandruff isn't a big deal.
by caleb
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Labs good grouse dogs?
Replies: 21
Views: 13375

Re: Labs good grouse dogs?

I've hunted grouse over great labs and terrible labs. Here in MN our cover is very thick. The single defining characteristic of a good lab, for me, is that it is deliberately trained to hunt within 20-25 yards of a gun. The bad ones are the big runners. You can't just take a duck dog into the woods ...
by caleb
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Dandruff
Replies: 24
Views: 10100

Re: Puppy Dandruff

ezzy333 wrote:
caleb wrote: Try it if you want. Sure won't hurt any thing.
Ezzy
Sounds good. I'll drizzle a little on his food tonight and see how he likes it.
by caleb
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Dandruff
Replies: 24
Views: 10100

Re: Puppy Dandruff

birddog1968 wrote:Think i would use a couple teaspoons of olive oil over an egg personally.
Any particular reason?

I have a big jug of olive oil on the counter, so it's a very doable option.
by caleb
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Dandruff
Replies: 24
Views: 10100

Re: Puppy Dandruff

Thanks for all the feedback. It sounds like the most basic possible problem is a shortage of fats, and a simple fix is to add a supplement to his diet. Is there anything to be hurt by feeding the pup an egg every other day for the next week to see if his condition improves? I have some organic, free...
by caleb
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Dandruff
Replies: 24
Views: 10100

Puppy Dandruff

Hi guys, I've been following GDF for a while, and it's been a great source of info for me as a new dog trainer. My first post is a question: My ten week old golden retriever pup has dandruff. It goes away after swimming or a bath, but it's back after a few days. His coat is dull and looks dry to me....