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  Topic: It was tough
KYSER

Replies: 1
Views: 2187

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 05/19/05, 6:36 pm   Subject: It was tough
I haven't been on for a while, I had to make the gut wrenching decision to have my best buddy put down this Feburary. To make a long story short, bloodwork showed a BUN level of 130. The vet mentioned ...
  Topic: controlling my dogs range
KYSER

Replies: 44
Views: 14538

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 12/27/04, 9:15 pm   Subject: controlling my dogs range
Omar
Your hunting situations and enviroment may allow your dogs to have a big range but some of us have to SHARE public land with other hunters and big running dogs getting into other's paths are not ...
  Topic: Losing hair on the top of his nose
KYSER

Replies: 5
Views: 3051

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 08/26/04, 6:59 pm   Subject: Losing hair on the top of his nose
He is not digging, rubbing, other than his beard after eating or drinking and the skin is not irrated in the least. I think I will try switching his food. He doesnt eat much but I would like to get so ...
  Topic: Grooming?
KYSER

Replies: 3
Views: 2734

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 08/26/04, 6:53 pm   Subject: Grooming?
I know wires are to be stripped but I thought I heard someone that is very knowledgable on GWP'S that they gave them a summer trim. I was told if you trim the beard it may not grow back. Does the same ...
  Topic: Losing hair on the top of his nose
KYSER

Replies: 5
Views: 3051

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 08/26/04, 6:48 pm   Subject: Losing hair on the top of his nose
He is not digging, rubbing, other than his beard after eating or drinking and the skin is not irrated in the least. I think I will try switching his food. He doesnt eat much but I would like to get so ...
  Topic: Losing hair on the top of his nose
KYSER

Replies: 5
Views: 3051

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 08/23/04, 8:50 pm   Subject: Losing hair on the top of his nose
Recently have noticed a hair loss accross the tip of his nose in a "V" pattern about 1/2 way back to his head. He hasnet been afield to ware it off, doesnt seem to rub it off. Vet looked at it and sai ...
  Topic: Probably a stupid quetsion (Sorry!)...
KYSER

Replies: 10
Views: 8506

PostForum: Training for Performance/Conformation   Posted: 06/19/04, 12:04 am   Subject: Probably a stupid quetsion (Sorry!)...
I believe it is best to have them distracted by chasing a bird when intoductions are started. I started with a cap on a muzzle loader after launching a bird then to just a primer in an empty shotgun s ...
  Topic: introducing old dog to new pup
KYSER

Replies: 3
Views: 1867

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 02/24/04, 5:35 am   Subject: introducing old dog to new pup
Furlong,
I too had a lab in the house when I brought my GWP home. She was 14 years old though and got a long with all dogs that came to our yard. A friend of my daughter brought a miniture doberman t ...
  Topic: lots of ????'s
KYSER

Replies: 11
Views: 6115

PostForum: Looking for a puppy!   Posted: 02/22/04, 8:15 pm   Subject: lots of ????'s
I think a reputible breeder would have more questions for you than you
have about their pups. Reputible breeders do not just sell their pups to anyone without knowing a little something about how the ...
  Topic: Bobwhite Quail, Self Training Work
KYSER

Replies: 11
Views: 5513

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 02/20/04, 5:18 pm   Subject: Bobwhite Quail, Self Training Work
Wisco,
Muellers program is not formal training at 8 weeks. It is conditioning to things that will be trained later. Does any of the trainign material you have now teach the pup how to use his nose by ...
  Topic: Pigeons
KYSER

Replies: 2
Views: 2181

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 02/18/04, 7:47 pm   Subject: Pigeons
Right on Dave. I built a loft and tried to get ferral pidgeons to home but they kept finding their way back to the silo I got them from, I know they were the same ones because I had put zip ties on th ...
  Topic: Bobwhite Quail, Self Training Work
KYSER

Replies: 11
Views: 5513

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 02/18/04, 7:37 pm   Subject: Bobwhite Quail, Self Training Work
This is why I like Lary Muellers book so much. It has been the only manual that helps you plan, care for and build johnny houses and pidgeon coops. How to find launchers on a budget. I also liked gett ...
  Topic: Bobwhite Quail, Self Training Work
KYSER

Replies: 11
Views: 5513

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 02/16/04, 11:34 pm   Subject: Bobwhite Quail, Self Training Work
How old of pup will you be working? Are there enough wild birds there that you wouldn't need recall quail? I've looked into and had some quail, built a recall pen, not a Johnny house, and while I was ...
  Topic: early commands/ conflicting advice
KYSER

Replies: 9
Views: 4744

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 02/11/04, 7:46 pm   Subject: early commands/ conflicting advice
I am a firm believer that Mueller's Speed train you own bird dog has a great puppy program, starts the pup at 8 weeks. He also suggests giving the pup his first hunting season but dont expect a lot an ...
  Topic: my girl is sick
KYSER

Replies: 11
Views: 6023

PostForum: Health Issues   Posted: 02/07/04, 12:19 am   Subject: my girl is sick
Mike,
Do you have any small children at home? My lab came up lame one time
and I suspect on of my kids had tried to play horsey. Never prooved it, but they head a lot of people refer to the dog as b ...
 
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