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Forum: Sporting Dogs
04-20-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mite

I settled on the brand a local pet store carries....

I settled on the brand a local pet store carries. Made in the US for $12 for 14 oz. The owner can't keep them on the shelves since the Chinese jerky recall. Everyone locally are buying them like...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
04-20-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Mite

When you are going to introduce gun fire, you...

When you are going to introduce gun fire, you have to be in a controlled environment, ie. no gun fire. A controlled environment would be an open field with no hunters like a park or game farm where...
04-20-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,328
Posted By Mite

The market for such would be very small. I grew...

The market for such would be very small. I grew up in Hawai'i and hunted on Molokai Ranch. We concentrated more on the black francolin but grays were also fun. They ran in flocks thru keave...
12-13-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Mite

Nice follow through.

Nice follow through.
12-13-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,888
Posted By Mite

She needs something more than a single shot! ...

She needs something more than a single shot!

Also, there's nothing like hunting behind a good dog. A dog will make a fun hunt into a memorable hunt.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-13-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,355
Posted By Mite

The cost is minimal compared to the overall cost...

The cost is minimal compared to the overall cost of owning the dog.

But if you want to go minimal cost, pick up several videos and couple of books. NAVHDA is good organization for GSP training and...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-23-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mite

The recommended script in my area for rabies...

The recommended script in my area for rabies vaccination is every year til they're two years old then every three years thereafter.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
07-13-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,755
Posted By Mite

Get this book and read it, "How to Help Gun Dogs...

Get this book and read it, "How to Help Gun Dogs Train Themselves" by Joan Bailey. Disregard the part about bang pans while eating. Introduction to gun fire should come later.

I use the shock...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-18-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mite

"Rarely is a case of heartworm detected in...

"Rarely is a case of heartworm detected in Washington. While the
reason is not known exactly, it is likely that this stateís climate does not support an active population of mosquitoes long enough...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
06-16-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,283
Posted By Mite

My dog is getting long in years so I've switched...

My dog is getting long in years so I've switched foods for her. Blue Buffalo and human grade chicken. Treats are non-Chinese chicken jerky.

Tried the neighbors cat but the cat didn't go down well.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
05-23-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mite

"Many herding breed dogs have a genetic...

"Many herding breed dogs have a genetic predisposition to adverse drug reactions involving over a dozen different drugs. The most serious adverse drug reactions involve several antiparasitic...
05-08-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 30,198
Posted By Mite

Pits come in many shapes and sizes from nearly...

Pits come in many shapes and sizes from nearly boxer size (little more stout) to monstrous dogs (easily 150lbs and 36" at the shoulder). I can envision a small pit being able to outrun and out endure...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
04-13-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By Mite

Crap...everyone said Costco Kirkland brand was...

Crap...everyone said Costco Kirkland brand was one of the best.
04-13-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Mite

Woah, 15lbs? The Franchi Instinct SL in 12ga is...

Woah, 15lbs? The Franchi Instinct SL in 12ga is 5.7lbs in 28" and 5.6lbs in 26". Its the aluminum frames on these guns which makes it so light.

Sheridan is basically correct although I see a lot...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
04-04-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By Mite

A dropper is a cross between English Pointer and...

A dropper is a cross between English Pointer and English Setter.

Not many of those around that I've seen locally; so, nope.
03-26-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 30,198
Posted By Mite

Any dog can be trained to hunt but for the...

Any dog can be trained to hunt but for the amateur trainer, there will be a lot of frustration for both the trainer/owner and the dog. A good bird dog naturally has 'birdiness' instilled into its...
03-07-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 30,198
Posted By Mite

You are going to have watch your dog. The first...

You are going to have watch your dog. The first rabbit [insert 4 legged creature] it flushes, its going to give chase and if it catches it, will tear it apart. A lot of hunters with dogs will also...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-02-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,000
Posted By Mite

A single shot shotgun and one shell is cheaper...

A single shot shotgun and one shell is cheaper than buying a Tri Tronics ecollar...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-19-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 964
Posted By Mite

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in dogs

I try to be observant but this one caught me by surprise. I believe my dog has developed OCD. In my apartment complex, I live in an south end unit. Had earlier neighbors who owned dogs and she would...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-18-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,752
Posted By Mite

What DocE said. They both have to be well trained...

What DocE said. They both have to be well trained or both will develop a competitiveness. The pointer will point and the flusher will hijack the point which will cause the pointer to try to get the...
02-15-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,616
Posted By Mite

Sorry, misread your post.

Sorry, misread your post.
02-15-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,616
Posted By Mite

Your pup may not be ready or understand what...

Your pup may not be ready or understand what hunting is yet. Keep taking them outdoors and encourage the pup to range and explore. You can help the pup along by buying a small bird like quail and...
02-15-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By Mite

I could but that would be considered animal...

I could but that would be considered animal cruelty. :biggrin:
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-09-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,560
Posted By Mite

Last part of 2011, we had construction where I...

Last part of 2011, we had construction where I lived and strangers coming in and out. They would knock and my setter would bark up a storm. I would then open the door and she would do the classic...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-17-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,000
Posted By Mite

Tri-tronics is the best with Dogtra, Dt systems...

Tri-tronics is the best with Dogtra, Dt systems not far behind. Sportsdog is a good, economical collar. Innotek is known for a poor product but may have improved since Sportsdog bought them out.

I...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-04-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By Mite

Get a dog that you like and enjoy. Even if you go...

Get a dog that you like and enjoy. Even if you go with another breed, listening to someone else opinion will usually get you in trouble. Everybody has an opinion, especially on their own dog breed;...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-04-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mite

Chicken jerky

I've been feeding this stuff from Costco to my dog for years but recently there's been some dogs having health issues due to them. Most chain stores, including Costco, only carry made in China ones. ...
12-27-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Mite

There's no need to start flaming. There are bad...

There's no need to start flaming. There are bad hunters everywhere, including those I've had been unfortunate to meet. I won't usually let someone else dictate which direction and where I hunt. I've...
12-27-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By Mite

You need to lobby your game department to release...

You need to lobby your game department to release pheasant the day before the actual hunt. In WA, hunting times are 8am to 4pm. They release birds Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 4pm so no one gets...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-10-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,386
Posted By Mite

Topgun, that's a good looking dog & bunch of...

Topgun, that's a good looking dog & bunch of birds.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-10-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,386
Posted By Mite

Any dog with heart will always be your best dog....

Any dog with heart will always be your best dog. After running for three - four hours, I have to stop hunting and pull my dog away (she's only six years old). Later in the season, where I hunt,...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-08-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mite

Yes to training. Yes to naturally. Paul Long has...

Yes to training. Yes to naturally. Paul Long has an interesting method. He builds a semblance of a pointing dog out of plywood then uses it to teach honoring point.

I don't have that problem as I...
12-01-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,529
Posted By Mite

Several considerations when choosing a pump vs a...

Several considerations when choosing a pump vs a double or auto. Outside of fit, how quickly you normally take to set your gun to fire. If you can shoulder the gun quickly without thinking about it...
11-28-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,529
Posted By Mite

The 870 is a very reliable gun with the Express...

The 870 is a very reliable gun with the Express being a cheaper version than the Wingmaster. Shotguns aren't that complicated and the pump is a reliable platform. You'll find other manufacturers like...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-22-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By Mite

Training a versatile dog is slightly different...

Training a versatile dog is slightly different then training a pure upland dog. I would suggest picking up a couple of books, 'How to Help Gun Dogs Train Themselves' by Joan Bailey and the North...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-17-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mite

I'm glad you're having fun this season. I'm...

I'm glad you're having fun this season. I'm having mix emotions. Yesterday, I got my limit of two birds in about 20 mins. The first bird was in an area which someone's lab stomped over. My dog...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-17-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,386
Posted By Mite

I believe the high grass is causing my dog to...

I believe the high grass is causing my dog to develop bad habits. She disappears in the stuff and I don't know if she pointing or just running thru the grass. If she's gone for some amount of time,...
10-31-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By Mite

The best gun is the one that fits you....

The best gun is the one that fits you. Shotgunning is fast. There's no squeezing the trigger or aiming the gun. It has to set immediately to shoulder and should have a natural point of aim.

The...
10-26-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,177
Posted By Mite

Unethical hunters

Today, I went hunting for pheasants. In WA State, the limit is two of either sex and only non-toxic shot must be used in WDFW lands. Well today as I was walking towards the parking area my dog found...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-26-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mite

I wouldn't worry about it. Go take Toby out and...

I wouldn't worry about it. Go take Toby out and enjoy him. Sometimes when a dog like a springer will get on a ground scent, they won't let go. And if its old scent - someone flushed it recently, it...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-26-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,386
Posted By Mite

For running pheasant, I would want an experienced...

For running pheasant, I would want an experienced pointing dog. Sometimes these pheasants will want to run, so after sniffing around a bit, my dog will take off at full speed trying to pin it down....
10-22-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By Mite

Looks like you had a great day. Ms. Effi looks...

Looks like you had a great day. Ms. Effi looks camera shy :)

p.s. Fixing camera shyness
Go out and buy an old digital camera (film camera are too expensive to process) about 1.4 megapixels. Have...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-16-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mite

Hey Phil, take care of that knee. Wow, 18 birds....

Hey Phil, take care of that knee. Wow, 18 birds. That must have been a fun day. We are in the middle of pheasant season here but these are pen raised since West WA doesn't have the weather or land...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-02-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By Mite

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09-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mite

Welcome, Stay safe. Grouse starts about the...

Welcome,

Stay safe. Grouse starts about the same time here in WA but I won't be going until I can afford a bear gun (perhaps Ill buy spray). Low berry crop = hungry bears.
08-24-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By Mite

Hmm..Wow, where to start. Most has had mentors...

Hmm..Wow, where to start. Most has had mentors either their father, uncle or friend. That is where I would start. Finding a friend that is seasoned hunter. Much quicker to get you started and make...
08-20-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By Mite

I read two sentences and knew what this thread...

I read two sentences and knew what this thread was going to be about a gun shy dog.

I would like to also add don't listen to your friend. Just because he's hunted for 30+ years doesn't mean he's a...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-04-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mite

Update: I got a call this morning from my vet...

Update: I got a call this morning from my vet confirming the appointment I had set for Friday. I had stayed up last night (night owl) trying to figure out how keep my finances sane. After the call, I...
08-04-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,726
Posted By Mite

We don't have winter hunting in Western Wash for...

We don't have winter hunting in Western Wash for upland. Grouse usually end in Jan. But I don't mind running my dog during winter as it really doesn't bother her. I have to limit the time she's out...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
07-31-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mite

Teeth Cleaning

It's a proceedure that is often overlooked but necessary. I found that my dog chipped a tooth and will need the tooth extracted. The cost is around $500+. I have been looking at the condition of her...
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