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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #100 on: March 10, 2015, 06:13:28 PM »
Nice camouflage.....I couldn't even see her at first. :D
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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2015, 09:46:47 AM »
This is our dog Jack.



He has gone out camping a few times with me. Great dog! Loves to play fetch. Also loves to chew sticks. Anytime I have a fire he somehow ends up with half the wood I collect.

And the one time I tried doing a bow drill, he took the drill bit while in was looking for a piece of wood to make the bow.

Unfortunately he has been a little neglected with play time these past few months since our son was born. But since this weather has turned for the better we have been able to take  him for walks. The ground has been too soft and muddy to play fetch.

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2015, 09:54:29 AM »
I like Jack :-)
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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #103 on: March 27, 2015, 10:38:15 AM »
Bump.

Max near where he found Kelly.  Joyce Kilmer National Forest...he was a guy.



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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #104 on: March 28, 2015, 07:34:23 AM »
Awesome thread! I can't recall if I've posted already, but what the heck, here's a couple more. Hope you don't mind....

 





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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #105 on: March 28, 2015, 08:07:02 AM »
Am pretty sure ive posted my hounds on here before as well but i took them out last week to run out a bit of cabin fever and got a couple action shots,had to zoom in quite a bit so they are kinda fuzzy but....


They had a great time but man were they dirty afterwards good thing i brought some water and rags to wash em off before going home
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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #106 on: March 28, 2015, 10:10:42 AM »
Fun to see pent-up exuberance expended with wild abandon in your friends, Deuce.....just like kids, they need their hands washed from time to time. ;D

KK, I especially like the 'reclining-nude' shot of Ruby!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #107 on: April 04, 2015, 11:20:39 PM »
Here's a bright eyed pup(~1yr old or so) just after we got together. Curious and ready to explore




The same fine fellar after 4-5 yr of camping and hanging out with me. "Take me back to the A/C and couch Bannock Boy"




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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #108 on: April 05, 2015, 08:14:48 AM »
  Some good looking bush pals!
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Thanks for sharing the pics & comments!
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Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #109 on: April 05, 2015, 02:54:13 PM »

KK, I especially like the 'reclining-nude' shot of Ruby!  :thumbsup:
lol!

My first reaction was "that's funny!" :)

Followed by "eew!" :shocked:

Hahahaha! She has no personal boundaries, Wolfy! ;)

Great thread. Great pics all! :thumbsup:


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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #110 on: April 05, 2015, 03:15:23 PM »
No personal boundaries, huh?  I've got a feeling we might hit it off together, right away! :camp:


I agree with JB, too.......great lookin' bunch of bush-pups in this thread! :thumbsup:
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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #111 on: April 11, 2015, 09:56:20 PM »
I'm just not a dog guy...but we just got this guy a couple months ago: Stitch, an Aussie mix puppy as our youngest son's hearing service dog (Jared's deaf).  We've taken Stitchey on just one hike so far and he loved it.
Crazy little dog-critter, I have to admit I like him.  Looking forward to taking him and the kids camping and out more in the next year or so. 
Energy?  Oh heck yeah!  He's a rescue so we have had a lot of basic work with him thus far: simple obedience and house training, teaching him how to alert his needs to us (barking doesn't work with a deaf person!).  He's getting there.
We're working on his fear of strangers and crowds now and trying to get his little dog-brain wrapped around the concept of watching and following Jared.  Jared's biggest need is when he wanders off (ALL the time!), Stitch needs to go bring him back, alert him to cars, strangers, etc.  Getting him out in the hills is a big part of that too.
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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #112 on: November 17, 2015, 04:31:30 PM »
Like WesinND, I am a Deutsch Drahthaar fan. My last Draht was Dux. My current Draht is his niece, Eva. They both went/go everywhere with me in town or out in the woods. One hour day hikes to fourteen day through hikes (or canoe trips) and everything in between, in all four seasons. My Draht sleeps in my hammock which means I do not need extra bedding. Nor as much since dogs are self propelled heaters. We hunt every critter the WI DNR will let us. Nothing like fresh meat cooked over an open fire! I bring dry dog food and occasionally share some of mine. Unleashed whenever possible as I have trained mine to stop, stay, here, heel, leave it, etc at a single command. Always leashed when I am not paying attention as Drahts have a high prey drive and want to bring every critter in the woods to their best friend.

Only things I worry about are porcupines, skunks, coyotes and wolves. Have had porkie quills surface three months after the encounter. And that is after two trips to the vet and three weeks of my feeling for quills every day. Scary stuff as what if it had punctured an organ or artery? What if it had become infected? As horrible as getting skunked is, I'll take that over a quilling every time.

Yotes and wolves because around here they kill many dogs every year. Wolves have averaged $3 million in livestock damage payouts and 30 reported dog killings *every year* for a decade. Not every killing is reported, nor do all reported have enough evidence to be conclusive. Wolves have attacked several people in WI and it is only a matter of time before they kill humans. They have driven many people off the deer they had killed. You might have noticed that wolves in WI are a bit of a burr under my saddle, lol.

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #113 on: November 17, 2015, 05:43:44 PM »
Dux


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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #114 on: November 17, 2015, 05:49:40 PM »
Dux



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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #115 on: November 17, 2015, 07:10:59 PM »
Good lookers Dux.  I hunted for twenty years with a guy who had some great ones.  A very versatile dog that was very tough and very resilient.
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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #116 on: November 18, 2015, 05:10:06 PM »
Thanks! Not to bash Labs or rescue dogs (which my first several dogs were) but they just never impressed me in the field. Picked up a Draht pup in '03 and there's no going back for me!! Drahts know they are on a mission to bring back game every moment they are outdoors. Which suits me just fine.

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #117 on: November 18, 2015, 05:33:26 PM »
Thanks! Not to bash Labs or rescue dogs (which my first several dogs were) but they just never impressed me in the field. Picked up a Draht pup in '03 and there's no going back for me!! Drahts know they are on a mission to bring back game every moment they are outdoors. Which suits me just fine.

Did you train the labs and rescue dogs? Proper training usually insures the reactions regardless of the breed. Maybe you didn't spend enough time with your previous companions. I've met some fine retrievers in my time but haven't met a Deutsch Drahthaar yet. Did you train the Draft? Guess I'm missing something.

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #118 on: November 18, 2015, 06:09:45 PM »
Good points UTC. I think there were several factors going on.

I had a dozen rescues before getting into Drahts. Getting the rescues at 8-24 months old meant that they had a lot of bad habits I needed to train out of them before I even started training for what I wanted. Yes, I spent a lot of time training. A lot.

Had a few cases where the owner was going to put the dog down and after my training it for 3-5 months they wanted it back and kept it well into old age. I have always been extremely good at reading animals and could tell the only issues with those dogs were the owner's fault, not the dog's. Had a few other rescues I trained and rehomed as well. I am proud that I saved the lives of several dogs.

I have always trained my own dogs. I have read dozens of books on dog training and guided more than thirty people as they trained their dogs. Including many behavioral issues and being paid to train people's dogs. (Actually, training the dogs is easy. Training the owners is the tough part!!) People who know me, or even just watched me handle my dogs, consider me to be a better than most trainer.

I have a lot of expectations of a dog. To me they are more than companions, they are also working animals. Mine go with me everywhere, from running errands, to dayhikes, to multi day through hikes, etc in all four seasons. We hunt every species we can, every chance we get. Not unusual on a Fall day to be in the duck blind before the sun comes up, then chase pheas, turkeys, squirrels and bunnies during the day and coons at night. Not every breed is up for that.

I have read, and found to be true, that there is a window from 8-16 weeks old when we can have the greatest impact on our pups. Exposure to everything under the sun (game, weather, terrain, etc) awakens instincts during that window like no other time in a dog's life. Adopting those rescues after that window had closed when their owners had failed to properly expose them, unbeknownst to me at the time, set those dogs up for failure in my world.

For me it is unacceptable for me to both find and retrieve more game than my dog. Those two tasks are their primary job in my world. Only Drahts have excelled at that for me.

So, yes there were a lot of factors. I am glad I was able to help many dogs. Glad I was able to learn so much as well. Still learning though! While helping a friend train his latest pup this summer, himself an experienced trainer, we have been discussing several things we might do differently the next time either of us has a pup.

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #119 on: November 18, 2015, 06:31:46 PM »
Dux, I got my first draht in March 2003 as well.  He's asleep beside me right now.  I'm looking forward.to seeing your posts!  Wes

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #120 on: November 19, 2015, 08:11:09 AM »
Love those Heelers! They look like such great companions! Nice group of dogs here too!  They all look well cared for and its good to see dedicated owners. 
This is my buddy Tessie.  While not really a "bush dog", she is great on hikes, stays right with me, and is very well behaved due to the amount of training we've put in with her.  However, I don't take her camping, as at 115 lbs. I'd need an expedition sized tent for the two of us. She insists on staying right next to me so sleepinging in my backpacking tent would be rather cramped.  Most loyal dog I've ever had though and wouldn't trade her for anything!

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #121 on: May 18, 2016, 07:21:42 AM »
Necropost resurrection.

Because we love our dogs.





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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #122 on: May 18, 2016, 09:48:26 AM »
Necropost resurrection.

Because we love our dogs.


Ditto!


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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #123 on: July 07, 2016, 10:03:32 AM »
Here you have the Sausages in their natural environment.  Holding that chair down.  Layla Bug (laser eyes) and Kaiser Dawg Americus

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #124 on: July 08, 2016, 09:12:01 PM »
My sausages :)

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #125 on: July 11, 2016, 09:25:31 AM »
LOL...similar poses!  It's a sausage fest up in here!  Doxies rule!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #126 on: February 08, 2017, 04:50:26 PM »
Testing driving a new camera and thought this would be a cool thread to bump.

Lulu the bushdog



I think I like the new camera.

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #127 on: February 08, 2017, 05:01:12 PM »
Looks good.  Lulu is cute too.

If you don't mind telling; what kind did you get?  I am looking now and it is kind of daunting to figure out what might be a good one.  I have a DSLC but need a new point and shoot.  My old one is about ten years and getting worn out.
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« Reply #128 on: February 08, 2017, 05:17:13 PM »
I'm using a new used one. It's a canon xs170is. I can get it for about 60 bux. The dude has a nikon he's going to let me try once he gets a cable for it. My camera is a canon powershot and I've hated it since day one.

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #129 on: February 08, 2017, 06:10:37 PM »
although my queenie a registerd black german sheperd.
is not a hunting dog per'se, i have seen her run down rabbits
in the snow, catch phesants god only knows how many rats,
shes my baby. she stalks the cats for practice, and loves
to be with me when in camp, this year i made a mess of
venison jerky for her she loved it. fed her treats while in camp.

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #130 on: February 08, 2017, 06:25:05 PM »

Lulu the bushdog




Creek


Man, that is a cute looking bush buddy!
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I love being out in the woods!   I like this quote from Mors Kochanski - "The more you know, the less you carry". I believe in the same creed, & think  "Knowledge & honed skills" are the best things to carry with ya when you're out in the wilds. They're the ultimate "ultralight" gear! ;)

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #131 on: February 08, 2017, 06:51:24 PM »
Here's a 'bush baby' for your 'bush buddy,' Creek. :shocked:

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #132 on: February 08, 2017, 06:55:14 PM »
They'd probably get a long good towards the end of the day wolfy. Facial expressions about match.  :cheers:  Lulu is actually pretty good when she's out with me. She has to be on a string though. She has camped with me several times now and is quite content with me in the hammock. The problem is keeping her warm. She is a spring and summer camper.

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Re: Dogs & Bushcrafting
« Reply #133 on: February 08, 2017, 07:15:23 PM »
I'm using a new used one. It's a canon xs170is. I can get it for about 60 bux. The dude has a nikon he's going to let me try once he gets a cable for it. My camera is a canon powershot and I've hated it since day one.

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Thanks.  A good deal for one you know works.  My p&s is a Canon powershot 720 is.  It works well but not a well as some of the new ones that friends have.  Good luck with yours.  Given the axe photos you posted it works well I think.
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