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05-22-2005, 08:50 AM
Well we got another hunting dog in our Shelter that needs a home.
German Wirehair, 1 year old and has papers. High strung pup the owner just let run but young enough to make a good dog.
He is on petfinder.com - SD-Stugis
Hope we can get him a hunting home.
05-23-2005, 01:04 AM
In another post Fabs had some reservations on this dog after the owner had let him run.
I will say this that the person that gets this pup must understand the make-up of the German Wirehair. He is very typical of the breed.
I will also go so far and say that if we do not find the right home for this pup I will have him well on his way to hunting for the hunter in two weeks and you can bet he will sell for way more then our $25 adoption fee.
We have hunting dogs in our Shelter every week and most of them are just good old house and kids dogs . We get a truck load of labs every year and not to single out that breed but there is just alot of them in this area. I have run across very few with the hunting drive it takes to bother working with. The dog is too old, bad habits or just knot heads but they do make fantastic family pets.
There ya go Fabs if I don't produce I will buy you a prime rib and if I do you owe me the same lol
05-23-2005, 01:49 AM
IF YOU TRAINED ALL THE DOGS BADS HABITS OUT WHAT WOULD YOUR CHARGES BE INCLUDING THE KENNEL FEES?
KINDLY REMEMBER I'M PUSHING 70 AND I DON'T WANT A MISMATCH FOR THE DOGS SAKE. I'M NOT DEAD YET BUT I DON'T WANT THE DOG TO FEEL LIKE HE'S GETTING SHORT CHANGED EITHER.
LET ME KNOW, OK?
05-23-2005, 08:29 AM
Billy let me do some evaluation on this pup as I will be back at work Tuesday and then I can see just what type we have.
He don't have any bad habits that I have seen just a ton of Wirehair puppy energy.
05-24-2005, 10:01 AM
Sure wish that I had room for another dog. I'd be over there in a minute, well maybe an hour. Did you get any pics of him Nulle? If I had your job, I'd be packing dogs home with me all the time. Let me know if you need any assistance with getting him adopted and I'll put out the word over here.
05-24-2005, 09:28 PM
Well the first day went better then expected. Bark did very well on the short lead and was a perfect gentleman on the leash.
He acts alot better outside then in a kennel thats for sure.
First week will be just the basics and the second week I will start the introduction to birds.
Might not have him that long as we had 87 hits on him in a week.
gsp: There are some pretty good pics of him on petfinder.com just go to SD and click on Bark under Sturgis.
This goof-ball got a mouth big enough to swollow football. lol
05-24-2005, 09:43 PM
Well see if this works:
05-24-2005, 09:45 PM
Well that worked so might try another. Took us awhile to get these as inside he is a "mover and a shaker".
05-24-2005, 10:02 PM
NOW THAT I KNOW HE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE TRAINED WITH A 2X4 AND IS NOT A KNOTHEAD, WHEN COULD I PICK HIM UP?
I'M NOT GAME PLAYING, WHEN I SAID I WANTED A DOG I MEANT IT.
OOOPS, FORGOT TO ASK, WHAT IS THE PRICE?
05-24-2005, 11:18 PM
Nulle, I don't remember posting anything about this particular dog. I might have posted in another thread about not wanting somebody else's problems, and I think Nevada Jim agreed with me on that one and possibly a couple other people too.
Now, that does not mean that every dog being put up for adoption will be a problem dog. For instance, Petey had to get rid of one of his labs because of the new baby I believe, and I honestly though about taking the dog, but it just wasn't what I wanted in my lab (i.e., a big, tall, powerful male). I believe all of Petey's dogs were female and slightly on the smaller side. Those dogs are pretty good hunters and they had AKC papers. I thoroughly understand that some people have to get rid of their dogs for reasons they cannot control, and that doesn't mean that the dog is a headache. I would just need to know the history of the dog before deciding to take it.
As far as this dog is concerned, he looks really good and I would take your word on his ability. I truly hope that you can get the dog to Billy D., and Billy, I believe Nulle said it will cost $25, which is a great price for this dog.
I just do not believe in going to the pound, picking out a lab, and hoping that it works out. Like you said above, a lot of the labs you get in their just do not have the hunting drive. Nitro shakes with excitement when we are in the blind and I start calling or he sees waterfowl. When I watch waterfowl hunting on the TV, he breaks out of a sound sleep whenever he hears a duck call and he has his ears perked up. That is what I want in my hunting dog. Of course, it has its down sides. He has so much energy and excitement that splinters are coming out of my hardwood floor when he hears those duck calls or he knows we are going outside for some training. Looking on the bright side, the floors can always be sanded down in about 10 years.
Oh yeah, regardless of whether or not you produce, I would be honored to buy you a prime rib, or any other steak for that matter, if I were in South Dakota. I am hoping to get up that way for some pheasant hunting sometime in the near future, so I might just take you up on the offer to buy you a steak.
05-24-2005, 11:50 PM
would it be hard to get him into canada?
05-25-2005, 12:18 AM
how much does the previous owner want to transfer the papers and is the dog neutered?i will call the kennel tommorow for more info.
05-25-2005, 05:24 AM
fabs: Nevada Jim ? We got our lions crossed here someplace for sure .? Take a look at the "training puppy" post .
sask: We have shipped dogs out in the past and best is with a direct flight. I take them to the airport with health papers and they check the kennel and dogs for drugs and off they go.
Only transfer fee on papers would be with the organization.
I go to work at 5am till 1pm and usually at the Shelter at 10:30 but my Shelter tech Michelle got all the answeres lol.
Oh = Bark is intack .
05-25-2005, 08:51 AM
Nulle: sounds like you have things well in hand on this dog and in response to Fabs comment, I agree that in normal cases when you pick up a dog at a pound sometimes you are getting someone's problems, but when you have a trainer at that pound like Nulle who obviously knows dogs, I wouldn't be concerned about taking his sayso on a particular dog. That's not to say that even he will know the dog 100%, but he will have a pretty good handle on what the dog is all about.
05-25-2005, 03:25 PM
I checked the "training pup" thread and the comment in there was inadvertantly made to you, but meant for DS's prior comment about letting the dog catch birds on its own. Like I said, I do not remember making a negative comment about this dog. Read through the "training pup" thread in it entirety and you will see what I meant. I changed "Nulle" to "DS" in my post and I think that should pretty much make it clear as to what I was saying.
05-25-2005, 03:51 PM
Spoken like a true attorney lol (just kidding)
The dog is going to Morcroft WY in the AM and Fabs I was sooo looking forward to that steak lol.
Get out this way and hunt some pheasants and might get that Angus steak yet !
sask: Thanks for the phone call and will let you know if we get anything good in .
05-25-2005, 06:16 PM
Nulle: Mind if I ask who from Moorcroft got the dog? I got some good friends over there that were looking for a dog and was just wondering if it was them. Also there is a breeder/trainer over there, well actually in Rozet that is always on the lookout for good dogs.
05-25-2005, 08:57 PM
oooooooooooops Bill is from Minot North Dakota
Got to love these cell phones where you can hear what you want to. lol
Anyway the home came from THIS site and I thank you !
05-26-2005, 09:06 AM
Did the dog go to Billy D.? If so, that is great news. I was hoping he would get it. I was actually thinking about recommending the dog to my dad because my mom and dad love Nitro and they have been missing him since I moved out of the house 6 months ago. However, I figured he would be in a new home before my parents could ever make a decision about it and I could relay it back to you.
Glad to hear that the dog has a new home, and if it is with Billy D. I am even happier.
05-26-2005, 04:47 PM
Bill: The fella that "used" to own your new dog called right after you left and he has your address and will send the papers right out to you.
Keep me posted because I want to be sure that you get them.
Hope you two had a good bonding trip home buddy.
05-26-2005, 06:22 PM
GOT HOME AT 5:30 THIS AFTERNOON. EVERYTHING WENT GREAT. OF COURSE NOW I'M TOTALLY BEAT AND FRITZ IS ALL RESTED UP.
SURE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND EXPERTISE.GOT SOME DIAMOND BRAND FOOD FOR HIM, HOPE I GOT THE RIGHT STUFF. WHAT WERE YOU FEEDING HIM?
GOT THE MESSAGE ON THE PAPERS. I'LL BE WATCHING FOR THEM. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP.
I'M COOKING A STEAK AND I'M GOING TO HAVE A JIM BEAM CHASER AND THEN I'M GOING TO BED. MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR SAID SHE'D TAKE OF DOGGIE WHILE I SLEPT. AFTER 2 DAYS OF NO SLEEP I FOUND OUT I'M NOT AS YOUNG AS I USTA WAS.
SHUCKS I JUST THOUGHT OF SOMETHING. I SHOULD GET INTO ENDURANCE RACING, I COULD HAVE MADE MILLIONS. I COULD SEE IT NOW, BILLY D ON THE POLE AT LE MANS. NOT.
05-26-2005, 06:43 PM
Well ya made good time that is a long drive.
Diamond is good stuff and thats what he was getting here at the Shelter Motel lol.
Sleep well my friend !
05-26-2005, 08:56 PM
And this is a happy ending, albeit with a little lack of sleep.
05-27-2005, 11:09 AM
Congrats Billy. Hope you enjoy him and that he works out great for you.
05-27-2005, 03:19 PM
Nulle & Billy,
Both of you fellers are some good peoples, that there is a fine lookin dog, and it's great when even 1 dog out of the thousands that need it, goes to a good home. Thank you both.
Dont leave that dog out of the race either..he might very well make a fine huntin dog. I took a dog in that a "freind-of-a-freind" had..said it wouldnt run. I kept him fer 4 weeks and named him Johnny Reb..the white patches that was sprinkled across his back almost looked as if he was carryin the stars-n-bars lol..got all buddy-buddy with him..great dog..and he ran! Not too shabby either..a lil fine tunin and he'll be ready to go..
Well...I took the dogs out one day..he ran great w/ the dogs! Till I shot the rabbit that is..the fool wouldn't bring the rabbit back to me..he'd eat it...tear it all to peices. By the time I shot the 4th rabbit..I had had enough..and Scooter and him got to fightin over the rabbit. Well, she got it and was bringin it to me as if to say "Look here you retard, this here is how you do it."..and he went after her. One thing I caint stand is fightin dogs...so I went over there..and I cussed an fussed at that dog like a old maid.
He slunkered down and took it like a 4 yr old child..lol
And iffin anybody woulda seen me..I probaly looked like I was nuts...cause I was justa givin that dog what fer over that..and I was justa preachin. "Now you stop doin that er I'll whoop you like a red-headed stepchild!" Scooter just stood there waggin her tail and gloatin..LMAO..I can remember it as if it were yesterday. You know..that fool dog never done it again..and he started bringin them rabbits right to me till he died 4 yrs ago.
Anyways..good luck to you Billy..keep us posted.
05-28-2005, 11:31 AM
LILRED, NULLE AND FABS
WELL I WAS UP AT THE CRACK OF NOON YESTERDAY, MAN I HAVEN'T SLEPT THAT LONG SINCE MY BACK SURGERY. WOKE UP AND THERE WAS FRITZ, SLEEPING NEXT THE BED ON THE FLOOR.
HE HAS HIS TRRRITORY ALL MARKED NOW. FIRST THING IN THE HOUSE WE ENTERED THE ENTRYWAY OFF THE KITCHEN, HE WALKS OVER TO THE REFRIGERATOR, THINKS HUMM, THERES FOOD IN THERE AFTER HE GAVE IT A WIFF, THATS MINE, LIFTS HIS LEG, PSSST. GOES FROM THE KITCHEN TO THE DINNING ROOM, CHINA HUTCH, THATS MINE, PSSST. INTO THE LIVING ROOM, SOFA THATS MINE, PSSST. GOES INTO THE MASTER BEDROOM, THATS THE BOSSES BED, PSSST.
I WANT TO TELL YOU I WAS SURE BUSY WITH MOP AND SPONGE FOR AWHILE. THAT DOG FIRED FASTER THAN A GATLING GUN.
BEING A KENNEL DOG I WASN'T EXPECTING MUCH, BUT HE'S REALLY GOOD IN THE HOUSE, OTHER THAN THE THATS MINE THING HE'S GREAT. HE DOESN'T LIKE DIRTY LAUNDRY THOUGH. I HAVE THE HAMPER IN MY BATHROOM AND HE KNOCKED IT OVER AND HAULED ALL THE DIRTY CLOTHES OUT INTO THE BACK YARD. SURE IS NICE TO SEE YOUR FRUIT OF THE LOOMS ALL OVER THE YARD. :eek:
HE WAS PRETTY GOOD IN THE TRUCK COMING BACK. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE HE WOULD COME AND VISIT IN THE FRONT SEAT, HE JUST WANTED TO HELP BY TAKING OVER THE DRIVING CHORES AND I APPRECIATED IT BUT WE HAD A LITTLE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT SESSION AND HE WAS RELEGATED TO THE BACK SEAT AGAIN.
TOOK HIM OUT TO MY FRIENDS RANCH/FARM YESTERDAY WHERE I KEEP MY HORSE AND THEY GOT INTRODUCED, FRITZ LOOKED UP AT OL' DAN AND HAD THIS "THATS THE BIGGEST DOG I EVER SEEN LOOK ON HIS FACE", OL' DAN JUST LOOKED DOWN AT FRITZ WITH THIS LOOK LIKE WHATS PIPSQUEAK DOING IN MY STALL LOOK ON HIS FACE. I NAMED THE HORSE AFTER MY BROTHER IN LAW. THE FIRST TIME I SEEN THE HORSE WAS FROM THE BACK END AND THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF WAS MY BROTHER IN LAW. :D
ACTUALLY IT'S A DUAL NAME. HE'S ALSO NAMED AFTER THE THE HORSE IN JIM REEVES SONG "THE BLIZZARD". WHEN YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON HORSE BACK THEY REALLY DO GET TO BE YOUR FRIEND. AIN'T NOTHIN' BETTER THAN A GOOD HOSS. WELL THERE IS BUT IT'S NOT DICUSSABLE IN A PUBLIC FORUM. ;)
I THINK I'M GOING TO TURN FRITZ OVER TO A PROFFESSIONAL TRAINER. BEING THAT HE IS AN OLDER DOG, AND NEVER RECEIVED MUCH CARE AND ATTENTION. HE IS RECEPTIVE THOUGH. I COULD TELL BY HIS INNER ACTION WITH NULLE THAT HE THOUGHT THE SUN ROSE AND SET IN NULLE'S HIP POCKET. WHEN WE LEFT THE MOTEL SHELTER FRITZ KEPT LOOKING BACK OVER HIS SHOULDER TILL IT WAS OUT OF SIGHT.
BUT I'M SURE FRITZ WILL WORK OUT FINE, JUST NEEDS TIME, THATS ALL. FRITZ IS A REAL CHARMER, WHEN EVER YOU TALK TO HIM HE COCKS HIS HEAD WITH THIS INQUISITVE LOOK ON HIS FACE AND HIS LITTLE TAIL IS WAGGING SO FAST YOU CAN BARELY SEE IT. I JUST LOVE HIM.
ON THE WAY BACK UP HERE I HAD SOME CUSTOM WORK DONE TO MY PICKUP. MY INTERIOR CAME FROM THE FACTORY WITH A MOUSE GREY INTERIOR. THE INTERIOR IS NOW DONE IN A CAMO GERMAN WIREHAIR. THIS AFTERNOON I'M GOING TO VACUUM. LOL
I CERTAINLY WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN AND WELL WISHES. IT MEANS A LOT.
ONE MORE THING. LET US NOT FORGET ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SO THAT WE MAY BE FREE TO LIVE THE LIFE THAT WE LIVE TODAY. WE ARE EXTREMELY FORTUNATE AND OWE IT ALL TO THOSE BRAVE WOMEN AND MEN THAT GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR US, AND IT IS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR MY FAMILY.
05-28-2005, 03:24 PM
Welcome back to the world of Dogs and he should have "you" trained in no time lmao.
05-29-2005, 02:10 AM
God, I was laughing so hard from that post that I was crying. However, that post comes nowhere close to my story wherein Nitro crapped in my car while I was at the Ford dealer negotiating on my truck. I had initially bargained for trucks via e-mail from the office, and didn't want to spend more than 15 minutes at the dealership regarding this truck.
My fiance, who was my girlfriend then, was with me and when the salesman went to check with his manager for the 3rd time and after keeping us there for over an hour, just as they usually do, she went out to check on the dog. She came back and told me that he had crapped all over the car. I went out to check it out and he had pretty much stepped all over it and spread it through out the entire car. I took him out of the car and tied him to a pole so I could go back into the dealership.
The manager came out and asked me what price I would be willing to pay for the truck to drive it off the lot. At this point I was pissed, so I asked him what price he would be willing to sell the truck at so that I could shop around and see if it was the best price around. He assured me that it was. I assured him that there was no way I would buy that truck that night without being able to compare prices. His response was that he didn't care because he would sell the truck regardless. So, I walked out of the dealership.
My girlfriend had cleaned everything out that wasn't ground into the seat. That was a horrible ride home, but I had a tarp in the trunk and we put it on the front seats while I held the dog in the back. It was late November and we were driving home with all the windows down freezing to death.
The next day, I went to another dealership near my parents that was owned by the same owner, and I had them DX the truck to me at this other dealership and they reduced the price by $100. The initial salesman called me several days later and asked me if I was still interested in the truck. I asked him if he still had it on the lot, which he assured me they did, which was impossible because I had it sitting in my driveway. After that, I told him that I found it somewhere else for less and he said that he had another $500 to work with me. My response was that he should have given me that price over the internet instead of wasting all my time. I was so pissed off that I will never buy another vehicle from that dealership.
Spend a lot of time with Fritz and he will be looking out the window every time you leave the house. I think a person needs to really bond with a dog by spending a lot of time with the dog. Once that dog trusts you, he will want to do anything to please you.
05-29-2005, 07:43 AM
Hey Billy, Glad to hear I am not the only one running around with a spray bottle. New dog I got had spent his four years in a kennel so Im doing the house breaking thing too. Just put a contract on a house with a fenced in back yard so if I get it things will be a little easier.
05-31-2005, 03:05 PM
Since that last reply I found out Rusty is really a GO To dog- he decided to go to the couch and chew the arm off of it. LOL
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