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    Default Lost Brittany

    A friend of mine lost his Brittany on Monday this week in the northern part of Rooks County close to Phillips County. His contact info is on her collar. Any help/ideas would be appreciated.

    His comment on birds in that area was like everyone elseís. Spotty and just keep moving around.

    Thanks

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    Really sorry to hear that. Hopefully someone finds and returns him.

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    I will be out in that area next week. Itís a long shot, but Iíll sure keep my eyes open for it.

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    I sure hope they find him.I can't imagine anything worse.

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    I always feel terrible when I hear of someone losing their dog. Can't imagine the feeling. Is it just me or are their more lost dogs this year than normal. Seems there has been a lot on this site and other sites I frequent. Another reason for buying a GPS collar. I know they are spendy but nothing compared to a lost dog. I'm praying for this Brittany's safe return.
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    Thanks for the prayer. I lost my old setter last year oddly at my momís house for 7 days, and I believe it was some divine caring and fervent prayers that brought her back to me. He is still in the area, but I havenít heard any news in a couple days.

    I am looking to use Christmas gift cards this year to get a GPS tracker. We never had one growing up with my dadís dogs or a training color for that matter. Great tools for sure. I just ask myself ďwhat did my dad have that I donít that warrants me needing all these new tools to help me with my dogs?Ē

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    I have had the misfortune of a lost dog and fortunately the 2 times this has happened they both found there way back to me. One was a veteran dog and well before GPS collars. We left our hunting coat out and notified the landowner we had lost our dog and then we just drove the area, she was back within a few hours. The second time my current brit was with me while I was cruising timber and between concentrating on my job and her adventurous nature we were separated, I left her kennel with the door open and I went looking for her, luckily she found her way back. It is a horrible feeling and one I don't wish to ever have to experience again, as I know I've been very lucky cause my pups came back. Hoping this britt is found safe and reunited with their owner.
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    Itís amazing how resilient these dogs can be! I lost my Vizsla in Montana for 2 weeks! Had to leave the state after looking for two days. Posted signs around the area before I left, and 2 weeks later someone found her camping out by the river. Damn dog didnít loose an ounce of weight either. I had to drive back to Montana, 14 hours, to pick her up, but I was sure happy that someone found her . Tell your friend to hang in there, Iím sure his dog will turn up soon.

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    I sure hope the dog is found, nothing makes me feel more sick than a lost dog.
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    Unfortunately my buddy has not recovered his dog. She was spotted a couple days after he lost her seemingly headed towards the Stockton area, but this was about 3 weeks ago.

    This is a pretty terrible story how he lost her, but I share in interest to see if anyone has had a similar experience with their training collars.

    This young dog was really coming into it the day she ran off. She had several points and her hunt drive was really progressing. Another buddy who I hunt with a lot has a Brittany from the same bloodline as this dog. She is tough dog to beat. After shooting a bird and praising his dog with the dead bird in hand, she jumped back from him suddenly as if she was getting shocked from the collar. This was a new Garmin collar he had bought this year and it comes with a bark limiter feature. My buddy had never used the feature and had it turned off from his receiver. His dog continued to yelp and started to run off from him. He could not figure out what the problem was and was left chasing his dog across the field until she was out of site. He thought maybe he accidentally hit the shock button on his collar the first time, but she clearly was getting a repeated shock. He suspects it had something to do with the bark limiter feature.

    I canít imagine the heart ache he felt. Has anyone heard of or experienced any kind of issue with a collar like this before?

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