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tbrunson

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tbrunson last won the day on January 31 2016

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About tbrunson

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    Kennesaw, GA
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    Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Backpacking and Horseback Riding
  1. Also, would ya'll recommend anything like dog booties to protect his feet? First time taking a dog on a longer trip like this.
  2. Hey Everyone, Since we've finished Nanuk's shots, we've been taking him out to hiking a good bit on the weekends trying to get him ready for this summer. We'll be taking him backpacking with us and would love some ideas for harness's for backpacking. We've done a bunch of research on which ones would be better but have only found 1 that I really liked. The Ruffler Singletrak Pack is the one that I'm liking most right now. He won't be carrying a ton of stuff, mostly just his own water and maybe some of his food. From what I'm reading, he should only carry a max of 20% his body weight
  3. This one would just be for the house at night. The one we have right now is a really nice plastic one. We did put a pad and a blanket down for him that he's actually been good not chewing on. But we are looking to go to a metal more open style crate. He's not allowed on the bed until I get up and leave for work, then he gets up there with the wife and cuddles her until it's time for her to get up.
  4. We are currently crate training our new puppy. We've been very lucky by having different people let us borrow their crates while Nanuk is growing but we are looking for a long term crate he can grow into. We are looking at different ones and running into a few questions about what size would be best. We don't want to get one that's extremely large but of course, we don't want one too small. We looked at the breed standard but I've read where some of these dogs get larger than the standard. Just trying to get an idea as to what size we should be looking for. Thanks in advance!
  5. tbrunson

    Gassy Dog

    Nanuke has had a major switch in food since we got him. We gradually switched him from goat milk to standard puppy food that was given to us. Since that was running low, we wanted to switch him to some food that we've had success with in the past. Core Wellness Grain Free puppy food. Since we switched him to this food, his farts has been minimal and his stool has gone back to normal. I'd recommend that food over most of the other ones.
  6. tbrunson

    Meet Nanuk!

    Here's another picture that I had to resize! Click it to make it bigger...
  7. tbrunson

    Meet Nanuk!

    Hey Everyone, Just wanted to take a minute an introduce Nanuk! We are big hunters and tried to keep that and his heritage in mind when coming up with his name. What it means is: "In Inuit mythology, Nanook/Nanuk (Polar Bear) was the master of bears, meaning he decided if hunters deserved success in finding and hunting bears and punished violations of taboos." Since we received him about 3 weeks ago he has since been potty trained, learned come and sit. I've never known a dog to learn those so quickly, but that just goes to show you how smart these dogs are! We are going to go hiking
  8. Also, take a look at the white squirrels of Brevard College. http://www.brevardnc.org/white-squirrels/ "Apparently, Brevard’s white squirrels originated from a carnival animal truck. According to Brevard resident Mrs. W.E. Mull, a pair of white squirrels was given to her brother-in-law, H.H. Mull, by Mr. Black of Madison, Florida, in 1949. A carnival truck had overturned near Black’s home and the squirrels were caught by Mr. Black when he observed them playing in his pecan grove. Mull gave the critters to his niece, Barbara, who unsuccessfully tried to breed them. In 1951 she married
  9. Key deer are actually an endangered sub-species of White-tailed deer. It is illegal to hunt them. https://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-Library/Mammals/Key-Deer.aspx I've done a lot of research on White/Albino deer (but by no means am I an expert), but I haven't seen anywhere that a white deer naturally occurs and is a dominate trait. From what I'm reading, the herd of white deer is an extremely unlikely abnormality within a herd of animals. No they are not sick, it's more comparable to a town of most/all blonde haired people. It's strange, unusual and extremely unlikely but that's abo
  10. I'm so excited that we're on the waiting list. We were trying to figure out a way to get up to see Kim and to pick up our pup but it's difficult being in GA. The time and money constraints make it a problem. With the weather cooling off how it is I'm guessing we are looking sometime in the spring. Here's to hoping there's a crazy warm snap that pops up within the coming months!
  11. "The Depot, now a quiet, tranquil place giving way to ecological succession, is celebrated for supporting the largest herd of white deer (a recessive form of white-tailed deer) in the world." It's just like Blonde/Brown hair in humans. Brown is the dominate trait and thus shows up more often then Blonde. White fur in deer is an EXTREMELY recessive trait in deer because it makes the deer easier to be spotted by predators. Natural Selection has played a large part in keeping the numbers of the white deer low. Because they are not a different species of deer, most states have come to the con
  12. Kim, I'm so sorry for what happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time!
  13. That was our original plan. We are planning to walk the property line with him/her daily if nothing else as exercise but also as a learning experience.
  14. Using an indicator word like "Hey" before giving the command is brilliant. We use that with horses often so seeing it transfer to dogs so well would seem like a no brainer. We are trying to get some good ideas down for when we get our pup and this is a great one. Thank you!
  15. We've trained a number of horses before but this will be our first puppy that we will have. We are going to try and work with him/her off the leash and walk around the property line daily to try and get him/her a good understanding of where the property line is. We started looking into the GPS collars and will probably get one just to be safe. There's a lot of great info in here and I really appreciate it!
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