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by DeLo727
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weekly training schedule for puppy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

Re: Weekly training schedule for puppy?

As far as hunting dogs go, I am in the same boat as you. I used to train show dogs but I am currently training my first hunting puppy, I got all my other hunting dogs started or finished so I am in the same boat as you. My pooch is 5 months right now and I'm not doing much different than I was at 8-...
by DeLo727
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy from West Michigan
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: New guy from West Michigan

Welcome! Show us what you got!
by DeLo727
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: New guy

welcome!
by DeLo727
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Shy Dog and pigeons
Replies: 14
Views: 3890

Shy Dog and pigeons

So I have a question that's going to get mixed responses but I am curious to hear from some more seasoned members. I am thinking about adding a puppy to the kennel and that desire lured me into a great conversation with a new breeder. So here is my multi-part question. Go into this assuming everythi...
by DeLo727
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DIY Trips
Replies: 12
Views: 3908

Re: DIY Trips

I travel once or twice a year with hunting dogs long distance (2 days or more travel time). Here's some things I have learned. Bring stake outs for each dog especially if you're headed to a new situation or there will be lots of other dogs or people you don't know. Bring a crate or box of some type...
by DeLo727
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Pigeons in cold weather
Replies: 10
Views: 5231

Re: Pigeons in cold weather

Good Post. I've been curious about the windows. Its extremely cold where I live and I built my small loft with no windows at all. Just the screen bottom for ventilation. This is my first run at pigeons so once I get a few squeakers I want to put a door in but wasn't sure. All you read about is avoid...
by DeLo727
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel panels
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: Kennel panels

I went through the same thing recently. It was cheaper and easier to buy them. Got mine from TSC
by DeLo727
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What A Shame
Replies: 54
Views: 16792

Re: What A Shame

It happens in every forum imaginable. I'm a fly fishing guide by trade and very active in the internet forums. To sound cocky without actually meaning to, I know what I'm doing when it comes to fly fishing much more than the next guy. But...that doesn't stop everyone on the internet from going again...
by DeLo727
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DIY Trips
Replies: 12
Views: 3908

Re: DIY Trips

Thanks guys, all good things to think about especially in the resource department. But I don't think I wrote my question as clearly as I would like. Im wondering how you plan the hunting aspect of things i.e where to hunt once you have chosen your destination. But I am also concerned how you plan ou...
by DeLo727
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Nesting Boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Re: Nesting Boxes

Better yet build the first one 4x8x8. Split it into 2 parts both 4x4x8 with 2x4 welded wire dividing them so you can split up the cocks and hens. Then they can sit near each other and reach through to preen each other. Then build a 4x4x8 for the young. Only raise young when you need shooters. And y...
by DeLo727
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Nesting Boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Nesting Boxes

So I started building a small pigeon loft for 10-12 birds. I'm winging it as I go, I am not using plans or anything like that which I know complicates things. For now I have left the side off because I think I want to put external nesting boxes in to save space. The whole thing is only 3ft square so...
by DeLo727
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DIY Trips
Replies: 12
Views: 3908

DIY Trips

Hey all, Ive had a few dogs over the years and been on my share of trips. But I have never been on a hunting trip with my dogs more than a couple hours away. Im finally a little older and in a place where I have some expendable income so I am curious. Where do you guys start when planning a DIY trip...
by DeLo727
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black and White Brittanies
Replies: 15
Views: 5108

Re: Black and White Brittanies

mnaj_springer wrote:That looks an awful lot like my springer bitch (but mine is smaller).
I agree, looks a lot like a springer, the more I look at it the less I think its a britt. I would want to see papers
by DeLo727
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black and White Brittanies
Replies: 15
Views: 5108

Re: Black and White Brittanies

Im not an expert, but I have seen a lot of french britts and I'm on my fourth one now. That pooch just doesn't have the face of a french britt..humble opinion
by DeLo727
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mud river dog bed worth the money?
Replies: 13
Views: 5692

Re: Mud river dog bed worth the money?

If you want to spend money on a bed get an Orvis Tough Chew. They are tough as heck and Orvis stands behind their stuff better than anybody
by DeLo727
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to use leash without a fenced yard, and tips for come
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Re: How to use leash without a fenced yard, and tips for come

I feel like 120 yards isn't far. Granted, my pup is a little older but we go ten times that distance every day. You just have to keep an eye on him and be constantly monitoring his responses.
by DeLo727
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups
Replies: 31
Views: 8702

Re: Pro-Hunting Animal Welfare Groups

This is a great post, Its important for us to stay on top of this.
by DeLo727
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: she wont put on weight
Replies: 11
Views: 4911

Re: she wont put on weight

I had a french britt that I could not put a pound on no matter what I did, obviously you want all the health issues scratched off the list but just like us, some don't put on weight
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I guess I have a versatile dog
Replies: 7
Views: 3124

Re: I guess I have a versatile dog

I'm not knocking you man, please don't take it that way. I was raised with a code when it comes to dogs, I do not and never will judge someone when it comes to how they handle their dog as long as they are not abusing them. I started hunting with dogs when we used the old trash breakers. If your dog...
by DeLo727
Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 380380

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

GSP4ME wrote:After a long day hunting, I'm loading up the truck and getting everything ready to go and he is letting me know we missed at least one....
this is an amazing photo
by DeLo727
Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I guess I have a versatile dog
Replies: 7
Views: 3124

Re: I guess I have a versatile dog

Man, crazy experience. I won't be allowing my dog to do that anytime but its a great story.
by DeLo727
Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 380380

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

you guys are making me jealous! every dog on here is gorgeous. I cant wait until mine is hunting
by DeLo727
Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member and new puppy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: New member and new puppy!

That's is one handsome pup! Welcome!
by DeLo727
Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Pup Intro! All advice is welcome!
Replies: 11
Views: 3295

Re: New Pup Intro! All advice is welcome!

great looking pup!
by DeLo727
Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: books
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: books

Im a fly fishing guide by trade so I have no problem reading those books, but I have read a ton of them. The river why was a pretty good book but it wasn't my favorite that I ever read. I felt like it wasn't about fishing as much as a lot of people said it was. If its those kind you like, I could st...
by DeLo727
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas to All
Replies: 11
Views: 3367

Re: Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to all of you as well
by DeLo727
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: books
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: books

very helpful thank you
by DeLo727
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: books
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

books

So, Im super poor right now and down with the winter doldrums but a good book is always nice in the winter. Whats everybody's favorite upland book? Fiction or non
by DeLo727
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Birds in NY
Replies: 13
Views: 7871

Re: Birds in NY

I would be happy to drive up there, lets talk about it
by DeLo727
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Birds in NY
Replies: 13
Views: 7871

Re: Birds in NY

wilmington
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Birds in NY
Replies: 13
Views: 7871

Birds in NY

Can anybody help me to find some training birds in Northern NY? Im struggling here
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Submit Your GUN DOG Site
Topic: Start To Finish Training Site..Mistakes and all
Replies: 0
Views: 2857

Start To Finish Training Site..Mistakes and all

I feel like there are not as many resources out there that go into enough length on training, especially on fixing or making mistakes. At least no the kind I'm looking for. So I decided to keep a journal so to speak of what the pup and I are doing start to finish without holding anything back. https...
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Torn / Lacerated front pad
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: Torn / Lacerated front pad

Im no expert but I feel like you should make sure its occasionally disinfected while its closing
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New disease killing dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

Re: New disease killing dogs

From Wiki: "While no exact cause is known, water/food related cause, or bad water or food that would make the dog sick, have been ruled out. Some veterinary experts theorize it is a parasite, others theorize it is bacterial. It is more widely believed that Alabama rot is caused by toxins produced by...
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird scared dog, no more.
Replies: 9
Views: 2579

Re: Bird scared dog, no more.

very cool, I always worry about stuff like this
by DeLo727
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rookie Trainer - North Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 3781

Re: Rookie Trainer - North Texas

welcome bud! I was in the same boat as you not too long ago having owned all started dogs in the past. However, my puppy is teaching me that I was putting too much pressure on myself. They are smart and as long as you are responsible you wont have a problem
by DeLo727
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thank you sweet girl
Replies: 35
Views: 9190

Re: Thank you sweet girl

There is not that can be said at a time like this. We know how you feel and I am truly, very sorry to hear about this. I will say a prayer for you.
by DeLo727
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Soft stool caused by food?
Replies: 13
Views: 4827

Re: Soft stool caused by food?

Well, It appears that the reduced portions are starting to get things under control. But only after I found out a funny but disturbing fact. It turns out, when I am not home, my lady is still feeding him three times a day! I spoke with her about this when we cut out his lunch feeding as a baby but a...
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: protein levels vs final size
Replies: 9
Views: 4158

Re: protein levels vs final size

It makes sense but it leads me to question why a lot of people feed high protein during hunting season and regular food during the off season. Seems like it should be the other way around. You want to go into the season with a well built dog and maintain it throughout that hunting season by keeping ...
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Reality
Replies: 18
Views: 7471

Re: Reality

I would say that if you have the means than save the animal. A few years back I had my pooch eat a block of fudge while I was on a picnic date with the wifey, I tried to grab her but she knew she had done very wrong and she ran out of the park while I was trying to get her and right into the road an...
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: protein levels vs final size
Replies: 9
Views: 4158

Re: protein levels vs final size

dr tim wrote: an expensive source of calories used by the dog versus a different, less expensive source of calories that are utilized as energy, not as a building block of muscle like protein is used for.
Example? Im curious what this is in reference to, are you referring to normal dog food?
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help! Need advice about "one-man" dog
Replies: 41
Views: 10073

Re: Help! Need advice about "one-man" dog

you want a good dog for your kid, get a shetland sheepdog. They have great size, amazing trainability and they are amazing with kids. I had one as a boy and I miss him terribly. I don't know if its still this way but 4H training programs for youth used to promote the breed. I was in such a club as a...
by DeLo727
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: NexGard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1908

Re: NexGard?

Thanks for the reinforcement guys
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: NexGard?
Replies: 5
Views: 1908

NexGard?

Anybody else using Nexgard? My vet recommends it for my pooch and I like my vet, but we don't have a tick problem here so its hard to say how effective it is. I still want to protect him from fleas and ticks so Im going to trust her as the professional. Just curious if anybody has any experiences go...
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: HELP! My 9 week old Brittany is so full of energy!
Replies: 17
Views: 6507

Re: HELP! My 9 week old Brittany is so full of energy!

I just find this funny because I've felt the same way with all my French Britts and now I have a four month old. Don't worry....it doesn't get better lol. Lots of excersize
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Grouse woodcock
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Re: Grouse woodcock

his master shoots a lot better than my pups master from the look of it. good job
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: dog flash pointing
Replies: 7
Views: 2442

Re: dog flash pointing

I'm curious about this as well. I have no plans to try to encourage my guy to stay on point as a pup. But at what point, if he's not getting it himself, should you start to reinforce his pointing instincts. I.E. a pup that's a year old flash pointing.
by DeLo727
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: E-collar, yes or no?
Replies: 39
Views: 10940

Re: E-collar, yes or no?

I have used one becomes it gives me a sense of security. I know that in an emergency, I can stop my dog if I need to at a distance. I.E. a road, chasing a deer etc. However, even using it for this reason they need to be conditioned properly. You don't just turn it up and fry the dog
by DeLo727
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Soft stool caused by food?
Replies: 13
Views: 4827

Re: Soft stool caused by food?

thanks guys. I appreciate the input