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by DeLo727
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Naming Traditions
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: Naming Traditions

Could you name your dog "LFido" and when asked his name say "Fido with an L"? Does the registry demand having to wait 15 years or so to get to a preferred name? That would tick me off. You can, many people name their dogs L'Fido. It just seems so silly to me that they would even have to do that. Ea...
by DeLo727
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Naming Traditions
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: Naming Traditions

That’s where you lose me. Naming a dog one thing and calling it another. Seems pointless. You can’t tell a dogs age if someone is using a call name. If anything, it will confuse people Who are you really confusing? My dog is either Melodie de la Ruse des Bois (Kasia) or Kasia (Melodie de la Ruse de...
by DeLo727
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How should you train a bull headed ultra sensitive Brit pup?
Replies: 25
Views: 5583

Re: How should you train a bull headed ultra sensitive Brit pup?

I agree that you have to back up. The dog is now associating the collar only with negatives. Im curious how this has been developing since the original post?
by DeLo727
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Young dog to hunt with older dog
Replies: 15
Views: 1948

Re: Young dog to hunt with older dog

I agree with many that hunting that young dog on his own is important. The less variables you can throw into the mix the better. Control the situation
by DeLo727
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Naming Traditions
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: Naming Traditions

That’s where you lose me. Naming a dog one thing and calling it another. Seems pointless. You can’t tell a dogs age if someone is using a call name. If anything, it will confuse people
by DeLo727
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Naming Traditions
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: Naming Traditions

The EB kennels still usually include the kennel name in the registered name but that’s common and doesn’t bother me one bit. But like someone else said, nobody other than a supernerd would even know the correlating year. I just don’t understand what the practical purpose is. You could just ask, “how...
by DeLo727
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Naming Traditions
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Naming Traditions

Can anyone explain to me why we are still sticking to this archaic naming tradition with certain breeds? I'm a lifetime EB owner and will be receiving a new pup this year and must name the pup something starting with "P". Most breeders will tell you that they don't care what you call the dog as long...
by DeLo727
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Passing of Ezzy333 - Al Esger
Replies: 17
Views: 6187

Re: Passing of Ezzy333 - Al Esger

"bleep" I took off for a while and just got back on. This is a huge loss for the hunting dog community
by DeLo727
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Next Training tool purchase
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Next Training tool purchase

launcher changed the game for me. Best purchase I ever made
by DeLo727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gunner Medium
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Gunner Medium

I’m hoping someone gives me an excuse for a small. But it’s prolly not gunna happen
by DeLo727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gunner Medium
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Gunner Medium

Hey all. I have a small Britt. A small fetch britt at that. I'm ready to pull on a gunner but they run so large. Anyone have photos of their dogs with smalls and mediums? There are not a lot of photos out there. I have seen photos of the smalls with some dogs that look similar to mine but I'm not co...
by DeLo727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Lyme Vaccine
Replies: 7
Views: 2237

Re: Lyme Vaccine

I've had no issues. I work at a resort that caters to Hunters and I have heard nobody else say anything about bad side effects
by DeLo727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Open invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 4506

Re: Open invitation

I'm always game for that! Can return the favor as well.
by DeLo727
Wed May 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: ISO Orvis Upland Sling
Replies: 0
Views: 2869

ISO Orvis Upland Sling

Im looking for an Orvis Upland Sling
by DeLo727
Wed May 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP split nail
Replies: 14
Views: 3521

Re: GSP split nail

Thank you for the advice! That’s the plan. He is such a ball of energy it’s tough on him, but since it is so warm out he enjoys laying in the AC. Any advice on what I should put on it to disinfect/repair? I don't know if you can repair it but nails will usually heal back fine from worse than that i...
by DeLo727
Wed May 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP split nail
Replies: 14
Views: 3521

Re: GSP split nail

ooh thats a tough one, if that happened to mine and he wasn't bothered by it, I would just put him on light duty, clean and disinfect regularly and monitor the growth process. I imagine it would be hard to keep an active pup from making that worse but you know your dog better than anyone.
by DeLo727
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: I made the switch
Replies: 9
Views: 4044

Re: I made the switch

This is nuts, I've never heard of this. So many people out there feeding this stuff.
by DeLo727
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 18239

Re: Dogtra Pathfinder

Vman.... if you're still following this forum how about a update on the pathfinder now that you've used it through a hunting season? I'm curious about battery life and the process of switching from tracking to correction mode, does the Bluetooth device have a rechargeable battery, also durability o...
by DeLo727
Wed May 24, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pathfinder
Replies: 0
Views: 895

Pathfinder

Has anyone tried to download satellite maps for offline use? I have no problem downloading normal gmaps but cant seem to get satellite. Maybe its not an option.
by DeLo727
Wed May 24, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 19852

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

Paid 1800 for my current pup and it was worth every penny. You cant put a price tag on a best friend and lifelong hunting partner You just did. My best friends and hunting partners all come with just two legs. My dogs come with four and most of them I have bought or traded for so they all had a pri...
by DeLo727
Wed May 24, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel run flooring
Replies: 10
Views: 4574

Re: Kennel run flooring

concrete is great and easy. I put down rubber stall mats when its cold
by DeLo727
Wed May 24, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Seeking Brittany Help
Replies: 9
Views: 4051

Re: Seeking Brittany Help

It is true that you cant give in to this behavior. But you can't ignore it either. That dog is stressed out, making him deal with it on his own will stress him out even more. Sounds like time and work is the solution just like everything else. Keep him occupied when he is alone in whichever way suit...
by DeLo727
Wed May 24, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: First GSP, distracted training issues
Replies: 33
Views: 10973

Re: First GSP, distracted training issues

It really just sounds like the dog needs to be reigned in. Work him at shorter ranges under complete control and start working in the ecollar. I start with tone. You cant rush this at all. You are going to be hunting with this rocketship for 10-15 years. What's a little more time in the training reg...
by DeLo727
Wed May 24, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 19852

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

Paid 1800 for my current pup and it was worth every penny. You cant put a price tag on a best friend and lifelong hunting partner
by DeLo727
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Refinishing a stock
Replies: 7
Views: 4065

Re: Refinishing a stock

I was already well into the project when I started it. I stripped it, stained it, treated it with BLO and was not sure what to do next. I talked to several people who agreed that a Marine spar varnish would work because this gun regularly gets wet. I was pretty clear with everyone I talked to that I...
by DeLo727
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Refinishing a stock
Replies: 7
Views: 4065

Refinishing a stock

Im refinishing a gun, I have never done it before and its coming out amazing. Looks great. But now I'm at a crossroads. Does anyone have any experience with this? I went through all the steps and the wood has been treated with BLO. Now the conundrum is whether to varnish. I know it can be done, but ...
by DeLo727
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why are Bird Hunters Afraid of Field Trials
Replies: 62
Views: 18043

Re: Why are Bird Hunters Afraid of Field Trials

For me its the competitive standpoint, the money, and the fact that my dog seems to develop some bad habits when he gets on liberated birds.
by DeLo727
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin TT15 (mini) range?
Replies: 11
Views: 4470

Re: Garmin TT15 (mini) range?

I haven't noticed any difference between my mini and the reg. Granted, I don't ever have a dog several hundred yards out but I don't seem to be affected by terrain and differently than I was with the standard unit.
by DeLo727
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Help selecting a 20 GA O/U
Replies: 18
Views: 10444

Re: Help selecting a 20 GA O/U

depends on the kind of hunting you do and where. I don't know near as much about bird dogs as most people here but I know a thing or two about guns. Based on your budget I put you in the same category as me. Is this gun going to get beat up a lot, meaning do you hunt thick cover and you are maybe ha...
by DeLo727
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late season NY report
Replies: 16
Views: 6369

Re: Late season NY report

two feet of snow down in a lot of my covers in the northern adk. Gotta snowshoe it
by DeLo727
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Massachusetts
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: New member from Massachusetts

Love my French Brittany people, the rest of you are pretty cool too. That dog makes sense in New England.
by DeLo727
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 45789

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

I understand where you're going with this, it depends on what the ultimate goal for the owner is. Guys going after titles love planted birds, it's a more controllable situation. But I know plenty of guys who are heavy into trials and consider themselves hunters first and foremost, they train their ...
by DeLo727
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy with puppy question
Replies: 6
Views: 2211

Re: New guy with puppy question

I would wait until after the trip, it seems like a lot of stimulation for a pup who is leaving its family for the first time.
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Taxidermy
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Taxidermy

greg jacobs wrote:Nice.
Does your dog point it everytime it sees it? Or tried to retrieve it yet?
I keep it up high to avoid those issues, plus I want it to survive a few years
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Taxidermy
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Taxidermy

Just received this guy from Birman Studios in Colorado. They do great work.
Image
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog energy
Replies: 15
Views: 4875

Re: Dog energy

I tried K9 restart this year. Noticed no difference and he wasn't keen on it. He would drink it with a little coaxing but I'm discontinuing.
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Late season NY report
Replies: 16
Views: 6369

Re: Late season NY report

The woods are a little heavy in the North Country. With the weather we've had recently I expect a hard crust soon so boots will be in order, but up here you never know
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: UnderArmour Prey Field General Jacket
Replies: 2
Views: 2837

Re: UnderArmour Prey Field General Jacket

I own the jacket and I am totally in love with it, it fits a little snug so take that into consideration when purchasing. I have beat mine and it has held up very well. If you've owned Under Armor gear before its on par with the rest of their equipment. Not a lot of pockets on it but I like simplici...
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preparing for new dog
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Re: Preparing for new dog

Seems like you're bouncing about with the breeds a bit. Have you attended a bunch of events? NAVDHA seems to be the best for experiencing a wide variety of breeds. But I'm sure there are some AKC UKC events as well near you.
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?
Replies: 82
Views: 45789

Re: are Field Trialers afraid of wild birds?

I understand where you're going with this, it depends on what the ultimate goal for the owner is. Guys going after title love planted birds, its a more controllable situation. But I know plenty of guys who are heavy into trials and consider themselves hunter first and foremost, they train their dogs...
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Vest?
Replies: 23
Views: 11814

Re: Best Vest?

I love my tenzing vest, however, if you're a die hard pheasant hunter who kills 3 or 4 at a time they will be a tough fit. I posted a review on here at one point, you can probably still find it
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: A final goodbye to the first gun dog I have ever had.
Replies: 11
Views: 5469

Re: A final goodbye to the first gun dog I have ever had.

Sorry for your loss, I still grieve for my lost hunting dogs
by DeLo727
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: hunting the thornapple
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Re: hunting the thornapple

Mountaineer wrote:I would hunt the cover that is holding the birds and early in the day.
Best quote
by DeLo727
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: O/U under $1200 to $1500
Replies: 34
Views: 23568

Re: O/U under $1200 to $1500

Brand isn't really that important. If the gun is a poor fit you wont be able to shoot it worth a "bleep". Run down to the store, hold a bunch of them, try your buddies guns, go to a range. Don't buy a gun based on internet reviews and ratings. Certainly you should take them into consideration as it ...
by DeLo727
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KINETIC Dog Food?
Replies: 43
Views: 23452

Re: KINETIC Dog Food?

Im gunna pull up an old post here to see if anyone has been feeding this and what they think. Ive been having poor success with my current feed and Im on the prowl for a new food. This one is high on my list.
by DeLo727
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Treat training
Replies: 24
Views: 6382

Re: Treat training

Thanks guys, I appreciate all the feedback. I don't feel like I have heard a compelling argument not to use them yet, but I have heard several as to why you should. I like the comment about never seeing a dog break from hunting to get a treat. Ive never seen a good hunting dog who will stop hunting ...
by DeLo727
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Treat training
Replies: 24
Views: 6382

Re: Treat training

You will not find a coherent explanation for the gundog trainer's disdain for treat training for one simple reason: there is no coherent explanation. I have just been reading (by coincidence) P.R.A. Moxon's 1952 classic, Gundogs: Training and Field Trials , and he gives the usual rationale: in para...
by DeLo727
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Treat training
Replies: 24
Views: 6382

Re: Treat training

My curiosity rises from the fact that very few stellar dogs who were treat trained are maintained on treats. They are almost always weened off them. Which is even easier since dog people started using clickers. You have to be cautious about it, you can't just quit cold turkey and you have to replace...
by DeLo727
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Treat training
Replies: 24
Views: 6382

Treat training

I have been having a great conversation through PM with one of the members about some obedience training and using treats. If you e read my last couple posts you know I have been having trouble with my heel training and I have gotten some great feedback that I'm sure will help. But I'm curious about...
by DeLo727
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Move It!
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: Move It!

Sharon wrote:Beautiful video. ( Not all dogs need a horse Delo but when you see one that does it is a joy to watch.)
Lol a horse is a long ways from this guys budget. Plus I can't run them here in the grouse woods. But that was a REALLY cool video