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by SubMariner
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CFGSCP Fun & Training Day- Ocala FL
Replies: 0
Views: 1170

CFGSCP Fun & Training Day- Ocala FL

Who: Central Florida German Shorthaired Pointer Club What: Fun & Training Day Where: Early Bird Hunting Club, Ocala FL When: Saturday, September 27, 2014; from 8:30 am - "whenever" - Beginner & advanced courses with birds - BBQ - Skeets - MORE birds Come enjoy the day with us! EDIT: As of 9/22/14, t...
by SubMariner
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bumps and a couple scabs
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

Re: Bumps and a couple scabs

My gsp pup is now 5 months old and had his last set of vaccines on july 10. On the 18th I finally got to take him out on a trail and he played in the creek and then when we got home I gave him a bath using oatmeal shampoo. A couple days ago i noticed a couple of bumps on him, then yesterday a coupl...
by SubMariner
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: wife wants to help train birddog- issues?
Replies: 31
Views: 9932

Re: wife wants to help train birddog- issues?

This was great. I have lurked on this forum for a year or so, learning much from the variety of experiences and personalities represented. thought I would try my hand at a little sardonic humor. all responses given were super. we males need a re-calibration ever now and then. yes- she took the dogs...
by SubMariner
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Running GSP
Replies: 5
Views: 3123

Re: Running GSP

So, I bought a 2 year old male and fixed GSP last November and have worked with him quite a bit. He has been, shall we say difficult to keep him in my backyard. He knocked out a picket and crawled through the fence, dug under it, and has as of the 4th of July hopped my 6 foot fence. Yesterday, I go...
by SubMariner
Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: worming meds
Replies: 10
Views: 6965

Re: worming meds

About every 6 months or so we use Triple Wormer by Durvet. It covers tapeworms, roundworms & hookworms.

They also get Tri-Heart (generic version of Heartguard) monthly because this is FL.
by SubMariner
Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Canada Day
Replies: 13
Views: 5565

Re: Happy Canada Day

Just like many building do not have a 13th floor, lots of Canadians do not have a 4th of July since it's too American. Irrational fear is a powerful thing :) How about because the two holidays are not remotely the same? The 4th of July (Independence Day) celebrates when the US declared its independ...
by SubMariner
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Which feed is good for teeth cleaning?
Replies: 26
Views: 11710

Re: Which feed is good for teeth cleaning?

I'd like to caution anyone who is using larger raw bones or deer antlers: this can wind up costing you $$ for dental work! We recently had to pay about $1270 to have two of our dog's molars removed because one had been fractured vertically straight down the middle and the other had the top broken of...
by SubMariner
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Canada Day
Replies: 13
Views: 5565

Re: Happy Canada Day

Happy (Belated) Canada Day to all Canucks, wherever they may be. :)
by SubMariner
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: MFBC Snake Avoidance Clinic - Masaryktown, FL
Replies: 0
Views: 1343

MFBC Snake Avoidance Clinic - Masaryktown, FL

The Mid FL Brittany Club is holding a snake avoidance clinic on August 30th @ the Masaryktown FT Grounds in Masaryktown, FL.

Details & registration available here: http://cfgspc.weebly.com/upcoming-events.html
by SubMariner
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Help: Member Support
Topic: Pro trainer investment
Replies: 9
Views: 11641

Re: Pro trainer investment

Did y'all's dogs retain what they learned with the trainer when u got them out in actual hunting conditions? The only way they do that is if YOU learn along with the dog & the Trainer. If YOU keep consistent with the training the dog has been through, then you as a team should be good. Otherwise, y...
by SubMariner
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Save the Date: GSP of Ohio Fall Trials
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

Re: Save the Date: GSP of Ohio Fall Trials

What a lonely post! Hope someone has started to plan for the start of the fall season, I know I hate to wish away time, but I love the fall trial season. Thanks for putting it out there, Cheryl! Not wanting to hijack this thread, but I thought I'd just tell you that I personally will be posting Fie...
by SubMariner
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Loose Stools
Replies: 14
Views: 7473

Re: Loose Stools

cut the amount back another half a cup for awhile.....should firm up. I'm also thinking this may be the answer. jwnissen, have you actually compared the amount of calories in your previous feed vs this one? For example, before we got GSP #2, we switched from Exceed to Evo because #1 GSP was getting...
by SubMariner
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: political correctness
Replies: 38
Views: 14832

Re: political correctness

Not only do we eat birds from our trials (BHU) - at our joint BHU - Pheasants Forever event we fed them to a bunch of youth at our event that were trying bird hunting for the first time. We had over 100 quail and it took a heck of a long time to clean them! The kids (inner city mostly) had a blast,...
by SubMariner
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Whistle Choice
Replies: 12
Views: 3086

Re: Best Whistle Choice

For recall (long distance) the Acme Tornado T2000 -- it seems to carry further than the Fox 40.
For everything else Ray Gonia pea whistle.
by SubMariner
Thu May 29, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: political correctness
Replies: 38
Views: 14832

Re: political correctness

Meanwhile, during a field trial, how many birds to you estimate are shot, even in a retrieving stake? I think the low number would surprise many people. Actually in a retriever field trial, they might shoot 200 or more per weekend. Possibly a lot more. No one eats those birds. I have no experience ...
by SubMariner
Thu May 22, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What do you do with your dogs?
Replies: 11
Views: 9799

Re: What do you do with your dogs?

Field Trial, Hunt Tests, Obedience, Hunting..... oh yeah, and just generally get out have fun afield.
by SubMariner
Tue May 20, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: political correctness
Replies: 38
Views: 14832

Re: political correctness

cjhills wrote:Just because you eat the critter you hunt, does not make the critter enjoy being the victim. I'm sure it looks quite nasty to non hunters................................Cj
Unless you are a vegetarian, I really don't see your point, except to be argumentative.
by SubMariner
Tue May 20, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: political correctness
Replies: 38
Views: 14832

Re: political correctness

That being said, there is a huge difference between rabbiting & fox hunting. One can still be a way to stock the larder; the other is a nasty "sport" that I don't think has a place in any civilized society. JMHO, And, is pig hunting with dogs for sport to Nasty in your civilised society? But huntin...
by SubMariner
Mon May 19, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pet jerky deaths/illness
Replies: 8
Views: 4625

Re: Pet jerky deaths/illness

I don't understand how anyone still buys these things!

DO NOT fall for stuff that is DISTRIBUTED by an American company, but is MANUFACTURED in China.

READ THE LABEL.

BTW, Walmart (et al) are the biggest culprit of bringing in this sort of crap.

Getting off my soapbox now,
by SubMariner
Wed May 14, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: political correctness
Replies: 38
Views: 14832

Re: political correctness

That being said, there is a huge difference between rabbiting & fox hunting. One can still be a way to stock the larder; the other is a nasty "sport" that I don't think has a place in any civilized society. JMHO, And, is pig hunting with dogs for sport to Nasty in your civilised society? But huntin...
by SubMariner
Wed May 14, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: political correctness
Replies: 38
Views: 14832

Re: political correctness

Pretty soon these skills will be lost forever. As a young lad I used to watch this programme on tv every week. If it were shown in this country today there would be almost a civil revolution .The world has gone mad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBnFBnCO23E&feature=youtu.be That being said, there...
by SubMariner
Wed May 14, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP diarrhea for a month
Replies: 14
Views: 9687

Re: GSP diarrhea for a month

Cut the pup back on the amount of feed you are feeding. I would skip a day and then go back to half of the current amount and then increase the amount very slowly. In addition to the amount the dog is fed, It could well be that the food is a little "too rich" for him. Cutting down on the amount is ...
by SubMariner
Mon May 12, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: political correctness
Replies: 38
Views: 14832

Re: political correctness

Pretty soon these skills will be lost forever. As a young lad I used to watch this programme on tv every week. If it were shown in this country today there would be almost a civil revolution .The world has gone mad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBnFBnCO23E&feature=youtu.be If anyone can take thi...
by SubMariner
Mon May 12, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: political correctness
Replies: 38
Views: 14832

Re: political correctness

in my opinion i don't think anyone would even care. the same group of people who dislike hunting would dislike this. the people who like hunting would enjoy this. and the people without a horse in the race wouldn't care. I tend to agree. As evidenced by the number of hunting programs on this side o...
by SubMariner
Mon May 12, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Eating birds
Replies: 43
Views: 18868

Re: Eating birds

Increase its feeding intake. Sounds hungry, honestly. Thanks Jonesy +1 This cured our #1 GSP of the "bird munching habit". On days when we know he'll be retrieving we give him about 1/2 his morning ration of food about 1 hr before he'll be going into the field. Keeps his energy level up & keeps him...
by SubMariner
Mon May 12, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flying pup to Canada from TX
Replies: 7
Views: 2599

Re: Flying pup to Canada from TX

The people on this forum are AWESOME!

Where else can you get a question like this answered?

Well done.
by SubMariner
Sat May 03, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Some questions on Teaching Sit, Stay, Whoa etc...
Replies: 7
Views: 3932

Re: Some questions on Teaching Sit, Stay, Whoa etc...

Both our GSPs are in obedience & learned sit, come/here and other useful commands that keep them civilized. However, as some have already said, don't expect too much out of a 9-wk-old pup. At his age you're probably better off concentrating on housebreaking with a very small amount of obedience thro...
by SubMariner
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Last minute tips for hunt test?
Replies: 30
Views: 9940

Re: Last minute tips for hunt test?

Very few Hunt Test handlers use a whistles. Pretty much says newby. And as stated before Let him come back on his own if he chases. If you can stop him from chasing it is better because it will haunt you in senior and master. Good job...........................Cj Where are you getting that idea? If...
by SubMariner
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Central Iowa
Replies: 20
Views: 9383

Re: German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Central Iowa

Congratulations!!!

Welcome from your brothers & sisters @ the Central Florida German Shorthaired Pointer Club. :mrgreen:
by SubMariner
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: I'm searching for a trainer
Replies: 9
Views: 2917

Re: I'm searching for a trainer

Since you have a GWP, I recommend someone who has experience with, and likes the breed. They are not GSP's with hair and they have different attitudes. Maurice Lindley is one to consider, he had done well with some Wires. Brenda Roe has a GWP and would also be someone to think about. +1 for Brenda ...
by SubMariner
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Last minute tips for hunt test?
Replies: 30
Views: 9940

Re: Last minute tips for hunt test?

RichK wrote:Any last minute tips for our first JH test tomorrow?
Go out & have fun. And don't take it too seriously. Because at JH it's all about you & your dog "doing what comes naturally".

Enjoy! :D
by SubMariner
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Junior Hunt Test Equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: Junior Hunt Test Equipment

What am I going to need for my first junior hunt test next weekend? Just a blank gun and an orange vest? As well as a leash, you will also need a couple of collars: red & yellow, or a reversible collar with both yellow & red. The "top" dog in the brace has the red collar while the "bottom" dog has ...
by SubMariner
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: GSPCA National Amateur Gundog Placement!
Replies: 12
Views: 7115

Re: GSPCA National Amateur Gundog Placement!

snips wrote:Sooo happy and proud for u guys!!! All your hard work paying off!!
Brenda, your Fritz Boyz are pretty good. We hope to be putting a brag out for Cheeney next season. ;)

Thanks to you & Rick for all your help & guidance. You two ROCK! :D
by SubMariner
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: GSPCA National Amateur Gundog Placement!
Replies: 12
Views: 7115

Re: GSPCA National Amateur Gundog Placement!

Congrats it was nice meeting you all there. Great to finally get to put a face to the name, Andy. Hope we can see each other at another event. :) Ohio next year? I am already planning on it! Hopefully, we'll be accepted for the draw like we were this year. So yes... we are definitely eyeing that ev...
by SubMariner
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Flea control?
Replies: 15
Views: 7361

Re: Flea control?

Monsterdad can you send a link or anything on where you read clove extract is toxic? I haven't read anything but good things so its a little alarming. The toxic compound in clove is called Eugenol just Google it. My point is that the toxicology on things like clove are unknown. You can't assume the...
by SubMariner
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ivomec questions
Replies: 20
Views: 7628

Re:

Do you guys give it to your dogs the same time you do the ringworm treatments? Im planning if I could give it all at one time so its easier You can treat ringworm by using a topical like lamisil, lotramin, or tinactin -- or their generic equivalents. I have also successfully used generic Miconazole...
by SubMariner
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: GSPCA National Amateur Gundog Placement!
Replies: 12
Views: 7115

Re: GSPCA National Amateur Gundog Placement!

ACooper wrote:Congrats it was nice meeting you all there.
Great to finally get to put a face to the name, Andy. Hope we can see each other at another event. :)
by SubMariner
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: GSPCA National Amateur Gundog Placement!
Replies: 12
Views: 7115

GSPCA National Amateur Gundog Placement!

This past weekend was our first journey to the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America National Amateur Gundog Championship. I can't tell you how excited we were to have been accepted to attend.... Thirty dogs ran 30 minute braces on day one. These were really amazing gundogs & handlers. Day two'...
by SubMariner
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Flea control?
Replies: 15
Views: 7361

Re: Flea control?

I have used for the past several years Frontline Plus on my Britts. But last year it didn't seem to have much effect on the flea population. I treat the ground where the dogs are but the Frontline didn't seem to help. What works for you guys? Thanks K9 Advatix II here in FL for our GSPs. They are i...
by SubMariner
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Snake Avoidance
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Re: Snake Avoidance

Has anyone done snake avoidance with their dog? If so, what age was the dog and were you happy with the results? There is a vet here in Central Florida that most of us use for snake avoidance training. Both our dogs have been through the process & it seems to work well EXCEPT for pygmy rattlers. Al...
by SubMariner
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: WORMS?
Replies: 10
Views: 5245

Re: WORMS?

OMG, just get some triple wormer and do them all. It won't hurt to double up on the pyrantel for a month. Active ingredient you are looking for is praziquantal (sp). You can also use Tapeworm Tabs, but a big dog needs 170 mg, so it's pricey. We have used Triple Wormer in the past & it works great. ...
by SubMariner
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stoked!
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Re: Stoked!

ACooper wrote:We'll be there.
Great! Hope to meet up with you there. :)
by SubMariner
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stoked!
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Re: Stoked!

SubMariner - Have a great time. Watch as many braces as you can and enjoy. When it comes time to run your dog, take a deep breath and just remember...the dog knows what to do.... Relax, be confident, and let him do his thing for you. Just another run.... RayG Ray, thank you for your kind words. Fra...
by SubMariner
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stoked!
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Re: Stoked!

Wind Dancer Kennels wrote:What brace are you in and what is your dogs registered name?
Best of luck to you and everyone else that are entered .
We are in the fourth brace: AFC Ricochet's Iroquois Hunter CDX MH -- call name is "Zio". (Yes it's a mistake on the running order that has since been corrected.)
by SubMariner
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: specific housebreaking question RE: 6 wk old puppy
Replies: 9
Views: 3647

Re: specific housebreaking question RE: 6 wk old puppy

We've had good luck with our 10 week old Brit and crate training. I would get the pup used to a crate ASAP. Make sure you get one with a divider and only give pup enough room to turn around in. He'll be less likely to soil where he has to lay all day. Our Brit has only piddled in his crate once and...
by SubMariner
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stoked!
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Stoked!

Just saw us in the GSPCA NAGDC running order... we're really excited for the opportunity to run in this event:

http://www.gspca.org/NAGDC/2014/running-order.html

:mrgreen:
by SubMariner
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa and sit...
Replies: 16
Views: 6016

Re: Whoa and sit...

Also when pressured and confused, a dog tends to resort to their last taught and enforced command, so if your dog begins to accidentally sit on whoa, lay off sit for a bit, just whoa, and it won't happen again. I had my dog have that issue during yard work after I force fetched him following a retr...
by SubMariner
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: New England Tick Control
Replies: 20
Views: 9975

Re: New England Tick Control

Here in FL (arguably the tick, flea, & mosquito capital of the US) I find K9 Advantix II works well for our GSPs.
by SubMariner
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP random puke???
Replies: 13
Views: 8717

Re: GSP random puke???

Anyone with a GSP or other breed have this issue? My dog is perfectly healthy. But randomly, ever since he was a pup, once a month or so, he'd get this literally stupid grin on his face, and then proceed to puke. This morning, in his crate, I heard him licking his chops, then the stomach roll came ...
by SubMariner
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anyone feed exceed from SAMs club
Replies: 11
Views: 5844

Re: Anyone feed exceed from SAMs club

Used to feed it about 4 years back, but my dog couldn't keep weight on with it or muscle mass no matter how much I was feeding him.

Switched to another food & have been happy with that one ever since.