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by Sharon
Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beautiful Portrait of my Llewellyn
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Beautiful Portrait of my Llewellyn

Wow, that's quite a painter. Beautiful.
by Sharon
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Struvite Crystals In Urine
Replies: 19
Views: 960

Re: Struvite Crystals In Urine

LOL Now what you do without a woman's help? :)
by Sharon
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Rats
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Rats

Killing rats all week. Our neighbour seldom puts out his garbage , and his place looks like a junk yard inside and out. As a result, he has many rats and we now have many rats at our bird feeder area. Managed to trap 3 so far and one or two more to go. Don't want any Spring babies. Saw a video about...
by Sharon
Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:02 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bummer….Broken Tail
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Bummer….Broken Tail

Sorry to hear that. It's always something. :(
by Sharon
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:46 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Who knew
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Who knew

Good pics!! Looks like a fun time. :)

Welcome to the forum. Let me know anytime I can help you in your use of the forum.
by Sharon
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: Freedom 2024
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Freedom 2024

Ledo0231 : Suggest you have a read of the thread "First Dog" in the General Chat section.
by Sharon
Sun Jan 15, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: Freedom 2024
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Freedom 2024

Welcome to the forum. You'll get good help here. Good intro and beautiful family . Let me know anytime I can help you with your use of the forum. (Living in Canada, the Freedom 2024 had me worried for a minute, until I saw it was about retiring. :) Freedom Convoy 2022 caused a lot of problems for Ca...
by Sharon
Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Next dog
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Next dog

I know all the excellent posts previously posted assume you know this , but as a reminder it's all in the breeding. I told you all about wonderful setters BUT still it's all in the breeding when assuming characteristics of a breed .
by Sharon
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:10 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Username change
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Username change

Did you get the help you needed Dayla? Just PM fourseasons ( the admin.) for help.
by Sharon
Mon Jan 09, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Death Shake on Retrieves
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Death Shake on Retrieves

I had a pro force fetch train my GSP. Yes , the dog bit him.
by Sharon
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Next dog
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Next dog

Dakotazeb wrote:
Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:49 pm
Is this affectionate enough for you? :)

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Definitely, and here I thought you were a young guy. :)
by Sharon
Tue Jan 03, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Death Shake on Retrieves
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Death Shake on Retrieves

Spoil it for him. :) He's having fun , but that behaviour won't serve you well when hunting . Be glad he has a desire to retrieve , but get on with the force fetch.
by Sharon
Tue Jan 03, 2023 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Next dog
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Next dog

What a great picture! Thanks.
by Sharon
Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Next dog
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Next dog

Welcome back!
I can only say that I've had 2 GSP and both were affectionate, had plenty of energy and endurance,
Not short haired, but my best dogs in your 3 categories were setters.
by Sharon
Mon Jan 02, 2023 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Just for fun
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Just for fun

ROFLMBO ................. :lol:
by Sharon
Sun Jan 01, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Happy New Year

and to you too Sir and to all the members on here. :)
by Sharon
Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: Hello from Indiana! New to bird dogs and here to learn
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Hello from Indiana! New to bird dogs and here to learn

Welcome to the forum. :) Let me know anytime I can help you in your use of the forum.

(Sounds familiar. I bred and hunted beagles for many years, then made the big jump to a GSP.)
by Sharon
Wed Dec 28, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Woodcock for Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Woodcock for Christmas

That is so uplifting to read and see. Thank you.
by Sharon
Fri Dec 16, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Merry Christmas

Are you yelling at me there? :D :lol:
by Sharon
Fri Dec 16, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to my friends here. Hope you have a good holiday and a happy time.
(I read today that only 4 % of the population is offended by the term "Merry Christmas"; I hope you aren't one of them. :)
by Sharon
Fri Dec 16, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog collar
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Dog collar

The membership here is eager to help, in a positive way. You couldn't find a better place for help imo.
by Sharon
Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Socialization prior to vaccinations
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Socialization prior to vaccinations

Well said. As you said Birdman, I always took my dogs to places where socialization with different kinds of people , children , etc could happen. I believe that is essential. However , I waited as long as my vet advised to introduce my dog to other dogs... usually 14-15 weeks. If you walk your dog a...
by Sharon
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Best hunt yet!
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Best hunt yet!

Isn't that great!
I have wonderful memories of fishing and hunting with my Dad too. One day we were fishing for trout in a small stream ; I was maybe 7. He was having no luck. I walked down the stream and managed to scoop up a beautiful trout in my quart basket. He was not impressed. LOL
by Sharon
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pheasant Season
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Pheasant Season

Got it. Sorry to have misinterpreted what you said. :oops:
by Sharon
Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pheasant Season
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Pheasant Season

Apply the boot??? I assume you are joking. Lets just say, "Continue to be consistent. " :wink:
by Sharon
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pheasant Season
Replies: 20
Views: 633

Re: Pheasant Season

Great to see someone follow through on their goal. Congrats. :)
by Sharon
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training to back and silhouette
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: Training to back and silhouette

I was wrong nmhuntr. Listen to the experts. :)
by Sharon
Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training to back and silhouette
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: Training ti back and silhouette

Hmmm Can't believe that that is a good idea. Dogs aren't stupid; they won't believe it is a real dog - no smell etc. Is there a dog club near you? Then you could train backing with another dog. https://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?omnisearch=yes&q=dog+clubs+in+New+mexico&annot=false&vendorConfigure...
by Sharon
Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Winter Training/Training in the Snow
Replies: 16
Views: 886

Re: Winter Training/Training in the Snow

I always hesitated to train off leash in the winter. Where we trained there were ponds - half frozen now- and I always
worried about my dog falling through the ice. If you have no ice, I see nothing wrong with training in the winter.
by Sharon
Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Moon’s first season is underway.
Replies: 22
Views: 907

Re: Moon’s first season is underway.

Great pics. Thanks. Looks like that snow goose was a challenge for Moon. :)
by Sharon
Sun Nov 13, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Please Welcome New Members - Introduce Yourself Here!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: New Member

Another Canadian- great! And an excellent picture taker; beautiful pics. Welcome. Let me know anytime I can help you in your use of the forum. :)


Sharon ( mod)
by Sharon
Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: veterans day
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: veterans day

Thank you for your service . You're the good looking one eh? :)
by Sharon
Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: veterans day
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: veterans day

Well said. My father served overseas (Canadian) from Dec.1939 to Spring1945. He came home a shadow of himself ; no one knew about PTSD then. He is no longer with us , but every year I remember his sacrifice. He used to post a sign on his lawn on Nov.11.. It said, "Lest YOU forget; I won't forget. " ...
by Sharon
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: 2022 AZ Desert Quail
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: 2022 AZ Desert Quail

Thanks for a great story. Those beautiful 6 quail lying in the back of the truck- are they scaled or gambit? Never see anything like that here in Ontario. :)
by Sharon
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Struvite Crystals In Urine
Replies: 19
Views: 960

Re: Struvite Crystals In Urine

Seems strange to have had two dogs with struvite crystals problems from 2 different breedings.
Do you have a well?
by Sharon
Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Struvite Crystals In Urine
Replies: 19
Views: 960

Re: Struvite Crystals In Urine

kirsch: Sorry to hear about your difficult time. Shags has posted an excellent post as usual. I hope you will follow her advice. We all go through these difficult time with dogs. I had a 5 year old GSP get cataracts in both eyes ( no sign of this in his breeding line); he was running into fences /tr...
by Sharon
Sat Nov 05, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Pup’s First Point
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Pup’s First Point

That's great. I sure remember those days. :)
by Sharon
Thu Nov 03, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Just a pic of my male pup from last litter.
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Just a pic of my male pup from last litter.

Beautiful picture. Thanks.
by Sharon
Sun Oct 30, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new pup- Opportunity to Train
Replies: 0
Views: 344

new pup- Opportunity to Train

AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN ( by gonehuntin") "If our hunting dog is also our house dog, we are given 1,440 opportunities each day to train that dog. Those are the number of minutes in one day and every minute we are with that dog is provides an opportunity to train that dog. It is a tremendous advantag...
by Sharon
Sat Oct 29, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Joy
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: Puppy Joy

This is probably going to sound weird but I am hopelessly superstitious, most fisherman are. When I was driving out of Bozeman with Nelly on the way to the trainer a big covey of huns got up and flew over the road almost hitting my windshield. When I was pulling into the driveway at the trainer’s p...
by Sharon
Sat Oct 29, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Joy
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: Puppy Joy

This is probably going to sound weird but I am hopelessly superstitious, most fisherman are. When I was driving out of Bozeman with Nelly on the way to the trainer a big covey of huns got up and flew over the road almost hitting my windshield. When I was pulling into the driveway at the trainer’s p...
by Sharon
Fri Oct 28, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Pointer Cold Tolerance
Replies: 13
Views: 907

Re: English Pointer Cold Tolerance

Welcome to the forum. :) Free free to ask questions; you'll get good help here. You'll need 5 posts approved before you can post and PM freely. This is to control spammers etc. Let me know anytime I can help you in your use of the forum. Sharon (mod) PS Consider posting in the "General Chat- New mem...
by Sharon
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 1 year old GSP busting birds and not holding point
Replies: 21
Views: 1555

Re: 1 year old GSP busting birds and not holding point

Welcome to the forum. :) Free free to ask questions; you'll get good help here. You'll need 5 posts approved before you can post and PM freely. This is to control spammers etc. Let me know anytime I can help you in your use of the forum. Sharon (mod) PS Consider posting in the "General Chat- New mem...
by Sharon
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Joy
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: Puppy Joy

"He’s a pretty well respected trainer and I trust him. I’m sure he won’t give her more than she can handle." quote

That's all you need to know. I'm sure it will work out great.
May I ask who the trainer is? (PM me.)
by Sharon
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Joy
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: Puppy Joy

"He’s going to introduce birds, gun and a little check cording ."

The dog is 4 months. Little early for the gun imo.
by Sharon
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Joy
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: Puppy Joy

How old is your pup now?
by Sharon
Sun Oct 23, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: the longevity of flushing breeds
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: the longevity of flushing breeds

Wow. Some very sad stories posted.
I had one Jack Russell die from cancer too at age 9.
One Jack Russell stolen.

All of my GSPs and setters lived from 11-14.
Two TPLOs needed on the setter.
by Sharon
Sat Oct 22, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: the longevity of flushing breeds
Replies: 7
Views: 662

the longevity of flushing breeds

In the "hunting " section there are excellent posts on, " Best flushing breed for hunting swamps".. My post's subject was asked also in that thread. Thought it deserved a separate thread.
by Sharon
Mon Oct 10, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian members here.
One listen to the news, and we realize how fortunate we are to live in Canada. Let's not forget how blessed we are and do what we can do to help the less fortunate.