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by Sharon
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To all the good ones
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: To all the good ones

So well said Tim ; anyone who has lost a dog can relate.
by Sharon
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cracked Nail
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Cracked Nail

Thanks for answering; it is a definite drag caring for that kind of thing. My dog regularly gets a red sore on the top of a foot or between the nails. Epsom salts for 3 weeks+ then too. When I get out the epsom salts he runs to hide. :)
by Sharon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: English Setter Pup - Aggression or Not?
Replies: 24
Views: 682

Re: English Setter Pup - Aggression or Not?

Good points. Yes, rescuing JRTs definitely colors your opinion of what is normal.:)
by Sharon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cracked Nail
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Cracked Nail

How is the nail now? I'm asking because if my dog gets one of those I want to know how long it takes to heal.

(I had a GSP that looked exactly like yours.:) )
by Sharon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Greetings!

Welcome to the forum. Your sense of humor is welcomed too. :) Let a Mod know if we can do anything to help you in your use of the forum.
by Sharon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: English Setter Pup - Aggression or Not?
Replies: 24
Views: 682

Re: English Setter Pup - Aggression or Not?

Excellent post , but I personally would never make a decision to return a pup at 12 weeks , because I see behaviours I don't like. I'd want to give it some time - how long?- before I made that kind of decision.
by Sharon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: ARIZONA BIRD HUNTING
Replies: 12
Views: 4121

Re: ARIZONA BIRD HUNTING

freelin:

You started this law business in 2018- old news.
by Sharon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cracked Nail
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Cracked Nail

I'm no vet , but based on that 3rd picture, shouldn't you get the vet to cut that off? Surely that nail is not going to re attach?
by Sharon
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Dogs for Sale
Topic: ISO GSP to adopt
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: ISO GSP to adopt

Have you looked at these sites? https://www.google.com/search?q=gsp+rescue+new+england&rlz=1C1CHBF_enCA814CA814&oq=GSP+rescue&aqs=chrome.5.69i59j69i57j0l6.86392j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 https://www.google.com/search?q=gsp+rescue+new+england&rlz=1C1CHBF_enCA814CA814&oq=gsp&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j46...
by Sharon
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Do you belong to the NRA
Replies: 10
Views: 6966

Re: Do you belong to the NRA

Poll ended in 2006
by Sharon
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: New Member Intro
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: New Member Intro

Welcome to the forum. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you in your use of the forum.
by Sharon
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handler errors
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Handler errors

Every judge is different. :) Sure they follow the rules, but they may see a rule a little differently than the other guy. Like hockey, some call every trip, some don't. For every time you think you rec'd an unfair call , you get an undeserved break another day. If a person can't handle that , they w...
by Sharon
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handler errors
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Handler errors

American Field Trials.....overhandling, having too much to say to the dog(not talking about singing.)
by Sharon
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice
Replies: 15
Views: 2695

Re: Looking for a good llewellin puppy need breeder advice

Newer research ( ASPCA) does say you should leave pups with Mom and siblings for at least 8-10 weeks. Puts an extra cost to the breeder though so is not often done.
by Sharon
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: English Setter Pup - Aggression or Not?
Replies: 24
Views: 682

Re: English Setter Pup - Aggression or Not?

I wanted to post a reply here to all of you who took the time to write responses today. Sorry for the delay. You all really helped put a finer point on the matter and gave some great things to think about. It is clear that I needed to take a more definitive approach nip this in the bud you all were...
by Sharon
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: English Setter Pup - Aggression or Not?
Replies: 24
Views: 682

Re: English Setter Pup - Aggression or Not?

This makes sense, I could use some guidance on getting our “no bite” to have meaning.. can you provide an example of an appropriate correction for these moments? There's a time for a painful rebuke. If that pup was with its Mother she wouldn't put up with one bite on her or her "kids". Get tough. G...
by Sharon
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup and separation anxiety training
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: New pup and separation anxiety training

Most pups do learn fast; that's why getting it right is important. Hope you are also working on socialization.
by Sharon
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup and separation anxiety training
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: New pup and separation anxiety training

They were just having some fun Sir.
by Sharon
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forum. Let me know if I can help you anytime in your use of the forum.
by Sharon
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Members
Replies: 0
Views: 103

New Members

New members: Welcome to the Gun Dog Forum! Please go to the forum entitled "Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!" shown at the top of this GENERAL CHAT section and introduce yourself by creating a new post. New members will need to have their initial few posts approved by a Moderato...
by Sharon
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup and separation anxiety training
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: New pup and separation anxiety training

Right. Let's not go off topic. Hey!!! You made me look. :lol: ( Mercy. Too much Covid boredom.)
by Sharon
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup and separation anxiety training
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: New pup and separation anxiety training

LOL Now you made me look. Hey, it's legal in Canada. :)
by Sharon
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pup and separation anxiety training
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Re: New pup and separation anxiety training

Makes me want a pup- almost. :) Based on my experience a pup will want to be with you if you are around. He's not going to want to stay in a playpen. You always have to think about what you are reinforcing. " I've started just taking him out every time he cries so he associates going out with that a...
by Sharon
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice for a new owner
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Advice for a new owner

Sharon and slistoe, thank you for the reply The pup would be in a crate during working hours so barking could be an issue with the neighbors. In your experience, how long does the barking while in a crate last? My family must have been lucky with their labs, as the barking was almost non-existent. ...
by Sharon
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice for a new owner
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Advice for a new owner

Very impressed with your plan and understanding of what a pup needs.
My only concern would be crate training in an apartment. Lots of barking /whining often goes on initially and the neighbours might not appreciate that. Will the pup be alone all day? Barking might again be a problem.
by Sharon
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new member Minnesota shorthair
Replies: 2
Views: 109

new member Minnesota shorthair

by minnesotashorthair » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:18 pm My name is Jack and I'm from central Minnesota. I am currently a freshman at UW-River Falls. I have been hunting all my life but have just recently gotten into bird hunting with my Shorthair Rudy. I got him from a teacher of mine and so far he has be...
by Sharon
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sika...new member
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Sika...new member

by Sika hunter » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:14 pm Hi there my name is Alf, I live in New Zealand, I am 63 years old and have been hunting since I was 9, I mostly hunt deer and have hunted extensively in Australia and New Zealand. I have been using Dogs as indicators for many years now, stating with G.S.P s'...
by Sharon
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Partial CCL (ACL) Tear??
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Partial CCL (ACL) Tear??

If the vet was really concerned they would do an x ray or MRI. However, if you are really concerned no reason you can't request an x ray or mri. It has been my experience that vets don't like to jump to the worst case scenario unless the problem is very clear. They often prefer to wait and see; an a...
by Sharon
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: List Of Training Skills
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: List Of Training Skills

Don't forget the importance of socialization .

https://petlifeca.ca/training-behaviour ... P2bzPsvmtI
by Sharon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HuskerHunt New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 376

HuskerHunt New Member

by HuskerHunt_416 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:32 pm Hello my name is Beau (Bo) Been on her a lot in the past and again now, I’ve been a bird hunter for a couple decades now and have had several shorthairs. Just lost my last one suddenly a few months ago and have decided to make the switch to a GWP due to t...
by Sharon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2020 horrible year, great season!
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: 2020 horrible year, great season!

Beautiful pics! Lucky man. What kind of deer were those?
by Sharon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 6947

Re: Meet Axe

Isn't that great! You've got a winner; story gives me a thrill and I wasn't even there. :)
by Sharon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new member Mike
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: new member Mike

Absolutely agree guys, but why is nobody saying it? I'll stick my neck out. :)

Pro Plan Puppy to Pro Plan Adult
by Sharon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP puppy owner
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: GSP puppy owner

Well said Max. I've been working with dogs for 40 years( started with beagles then moved on to gundogs and JRTs.) The key is to enjoy every day. Your pup is a baby Bayley. Right now just enjoy him. You can start on the "come " command, but no pain/anger etc. Every time you say "come" , and he doesn'...
by Sharon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An Unfortunate Miss
Replies: 16
Views: 828

Re: An Unfortunate Miss

I joined a gun club and shot skeet every week. Highly recommend it. All of a sudden the birds will appear to be in slow motion. :)
by Sharon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Back2theBook - another new member looking for help
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Back2theBook - another new member looking for help

(I move this here as so few go to the New Member thread.) by Back2theBook » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:59 pm My names Robert, also 0 hunting experience, I used this forum for research before I purchased my now 13 week old GSP. What an awesome dog, probably the smartest I've ever owned. Currently working wit...
by Sharon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new member Mike
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: new member Mike

I always believe you Ray , but.... if I free fed my JRT it would eat non stop.
by Sharon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new member Mike
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

new member Mike

(I move this here as so few members go the "New Members" thread.) by mlese92 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:19 am What's up everyone? My names Mike and I am 28 years old with 0 hunting experience! However, I am picking up a gsp puppy next week so I thought this would be a good place to connect with people in...
by Sharon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa Post?
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Whoa Post?

The link suggests they do , but you know a heck of a lot more than I do so .....thanks. :)
by Sharon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa Post?
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Whoa Post?

by Sharon
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: Squirt 7-14-2006-1-14-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Squirt 7-14-2006-1-14-2021

I'm so sorry; it hurts bad. My boy with the cancer is still fine but.......That Squirt is a beautiful dog. He had almost 15 wonderful years with you. You gave him a great life.
by Sharon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Colorado Upland Hunt - Josey's First Hunt on Wild Birds - January 3, 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: A Colorado Upland Hunt - Josey's First Hunt on Wild Birds - January 3, 2021

That's too bad; looks like it's back to square 2. Glad you found her.
by Sharon
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Send in your hunting dog photos!
Replies: 15
Views: 1034

Re: Send in your hunting dog photos!

Uplander's Little Lady.jpg
Uplander's Little Lady
by Sharon
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New GDF Moderator - slistoe
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: New GDF Moderator - slistoe

Couldn't have chosen a better Mod- knowledgeable , mature and a real gentlemen. (Thanks for the kind words KC , I'll have to save that to read when I get fed up on here. :D )
by Sharon
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Welcome Tim
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Welcome Tim

So thrilled to have this new member with us. He has helped a multitude of people over the years ... training their dog, judging etc..... We're so lucky to have him here. Welcome Tim. ( I am posting this here because so few members seem to go to the "a little about you" thread unfortunately.) ..........
by Sharon
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of the line for me and Tubbs
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: End of the line for me and Tubbs

So hard to give up on a dog, but sometimes it is the best decision. I rescued a JRT ( have rescued many) and am pretty good at bringing such a dog around to be a good housemate/hunter. However, once after 2 years of effort, I had to put a dog down. My best efforts weren't enough. It happens; don't b...
by Sharon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you choose a breeder?
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: How do you choose a breeder?

I choose by reputation. I talk to people whose opinion I respect. Due to a bad experience, I never pick from a good looking magazine ad . :roll: (Give me a break, I was new at the game. )
Pedigree is important to me for about a 2 generation period only.
by Sharon
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Happy Birthday

bamanicksbd : Happy Birthday Sir. :)
by Sharon
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sportmix alert!
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Sportmix alert!

Thanks for keeping us up to date on possible problems. Appreciate it.