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  Topic: early commands/ conflicting advice
oacona

Replies: 9
Views: 4583

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 02/20/04, 12:50 pm   Subject: early commands/ conflicting advice
My two cents worth on how much obedience training while pup is young, and we're just on star GWP number one, is that general obedience, started young, taken slow and steady so as to not 'force' a sens ...
  Topic: new member w/ questions
oacona

Replies: 6
Views: 4832

PostForum: Companion Training   Posted: 02/02/04, 1:21 pm   Subject: new member w/ questions
I'd like to take a poll of all our friends - How many of you have now been brought a pair of our dirty socks? To love us is to love our dog is to love our dirty socks, I suppose. Ha.
  Topic: Looking for Knowledge
oacona

Replies: 16
Views: 8156

PostForum: Training for field   Posted: 02/02/04, 12:55 pm   Subject: Looking for Knowledge
In general, I would advise to watch the sensitivity of this dog. We are raising and adoring our first GWP , now 3 years old. He is the love of our life and the best hunting dog we've know yet. And to ...
  Topic: Is there a cure for the whining?
oacona

Replies: 10
Views: 3530

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 12/17/03, 5:10 pm   Subject: Is there a cure for the whining?
Thanks for the replies. I believe Kona is quite capable of understanding we don't want to hear from him, without messing up his drive. We are just going to have to be more forceful and more consisten ...
  Topic: Is there a cure for the whining?
oacona

Replies: 10
Views: 3530

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 12/16/03, 5:42 pm   Subject: Is there a cure for the whining?
So, if we have a young dog with all that wondeful drive and forward moving desire, and we are experiencing a whining problem, will we mess up by reprimanding and training "hush" harder than we have? U ...
  Topic: New GWP Owner Joins the Forum
oacona

Replies: 6
Views: 2527

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 09/12/03, 10:41 am   Subject: New GWP Owner Joins the Forum
Have to add to the "congrats, great looking pup, and enjoy". She looks a lot like our Kona, who is the funniest, smartest, best loved dog ever in our lives (in the world, if you ask us). They are a bl ...
  Topic: Trouble Crating Pup
oacona

Replies: 9
Views: 3017

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 07/23/03, 5:04 pm   Subject: Trouble Crating Pup
Greetings - I'm no professional, but I'll share our experiences. We've decided that most GWP puppies have some "thing". And how you handle that "thing" is quite important. Since your pup doesn't obj ...
  Topic: new to breed and would like honest info
oacona

Replies: 1
Views: 1631

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/03, 12:46 pm   Subject: new to breed and would like honest info
First, I'd like to say welcome to the small world of South Alabama GWPs - Greetings from Orange Beach, Al. We have a 2 1/2 year old male, born in North Dakota. We picked him up in February, and drivin ...
  Topic: Right Decision??
oacona

Replies: 3
Views: 1903

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 06/24/03, 5:10 pm   Subject: Right Decision??
Getting any dog is a big decision, and I understand about hearing contradictory things about GWPs. But all I want to say is that that my GWP is 2 years old and the absolute best decision we ever made. ...
  Topic: Coat-King by Mars- Grooming/Stripping???
oacona

Replies: 35
Views: 11756

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 04/08/03, 12:19 pm   Subject: Coat-King by Mars- Grooming/Stripping???
Thanks for the reply, yes it makes sense. I will try the stripping brush coupled with very intensive hand stripping and see if we can prevent the need to shave him again. Last year, the burrs and brus ...
  Topic: Coat-King by Mars- Grooming/Stripping???
oacona

Replies: 35
Views: 11756

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/03, 2:34 pm   Subject: Coat-King by Mars- Grooming/Stripping???
I have the same question with a question reply. My boy also has hair longer and softer and curlier than this Wookie (I love that reference to these big nosed fluffs ). Stripping just hasn't fully pre ...
  Topic: Interested in Breed, have questions though.
oacona

Replies: 6
Views: 2796

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 02/26/03, 4:29 pm   Subject: Interested in Breed, have questions though.
First of all, Our GWP is the greatest pet ever - so affectionate and loving and playful and fun, the love of our life. We recommend the breed to any people who understand the commitment to exercise a ...
  Topic: how much exercise?
oacona

Replies: 20
Views: 6322

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: 01/22/03, 1:58 pm   Subject: how much exercise?
Again you'll hear, 'it will get better'.
Just a hint as to Kona's exercise regimen-
He is two years old and lives in the house with us at night after work. In the day, he has a fenced yard that is ...
 
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