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by Vman
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What gun dogs do you have and why?
Replies: 56
Views: 18201

Re: What gun dogs do you have and why?

I have a Braque d'Auvergne because I wanted a short haired dog that was much smarter and way better looking than a Vizsla. Good luck with that! This is what I like. Just kidding. Get to work with a Braque this Spring. It will be a first. Enzo.jpg
by Vman
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What gun dogs do you have and why?
Replies: 56
Views: 18201

Re: What gun dogs do you have and why?

Vizslas, I hunt in temps of 0 - 80+ I need a dog that can handle that range of temps. In the off season I am training and the temps of summer can get,,, well you know. I need a dog that is searching for game not water. In the winter in snow my dogs will hunt all day and not get snow balls in their f...
by Vman
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 13758

Re: Dogtra Pathfinder

I'd be interested in how long the collar lasts on a charge in GPS only mode and did they put a 'power save' mode in it like the later garmins where it signals less often. The update rate can be changed from 2 sec,6 sec,10 sec,30 sec, and 120 sec. Obviously the battery will last loger on the 120 sec...
by Vman
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 13758

Re: Dogtra Pathfinder

Dogtra pathfinder.jpg How do you change the correction level. Can you use it for training without the phone connection You adjust the correction level by sliding the stylus or hold down the up/down key. The collar in the pic is set at 32 Nick. The large circle with the 32 is what you push for stim....
by Vman
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 13758

Re: Dogtra Pathfinder

How long will your phone last before needing recharge ? What type of signal do you get when dog is on point, beep, vib. If beep is it loud ? Howie's hearing is bad. Can you mark your truck for return ? I take it you do not have to have cell phone reception. Does not work off a tower. I used it for ...
by Vman
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 13758

Dogtra Pathfinder

Received my new Dogtra Pathfinder GPS/training collar Friday and tried it out for a couple of hours yesterday. So far I am really impressed with this unit. The compass is much faster than the Garmins and I did not loose contact with the dog once. It is much easier to use than the Garmin also. It is ...
by Vman
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Customer Service
Replies: 8
Views: 3289

Re: Dogtra Customer Service

Sorry for your loss, definitely sucks, but they did offer 50% off so at least they are splitting the responsibility. I guess I would have turned the beeper on and backtracked. If it fell off it is laying there beeping until the battery goes south.
by Vman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla vs GSP training style??
Replies: 36
Views: 14724

Re: Vizsla vs GSP training style??

I train both Vizslas and GSP and my training methods do not change per breed, but per dog as needed. Vizslas are known to be softer dogs than GSPs and that is true for the most part. GSPs are known to be more stubborn and tougher dogs, somewhat true but not the rule. The problems I have witnessed ar...
by Vman
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Launcher help
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: Launcher help

Batteries are the first thing I would look at. Have they ever been replaced? Also check the male plug wire. if old they can get cracks in them and you may not be getting full voltage. I have had to replace them. If in the open position, your soliniod should work and move the full distance. IF it doe...
by Vman
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 19244

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

Being a Pro Trainer it is always a big red flag when someone talks about or wants a "close working pointer". We cannot train DESIRE TO WORK. And after working with thousands of Pointing dogs of all breeds, I have yet to see a dog with High Desire to work and close working. Close working is just anot...
by Vman
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Opinion kennel slab
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Opinion kennel slab

Stain and seal.
by Vman
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will Lose My Job if My Dog Won't Stop Digging..
Replies: 12
Views: 3909

Re: Will Lose My Job if My Dog Won't Stop Digging..

First off, a trainer would fix the problem. Secondly I will not disagree with all the boredom thoughts. Maybe, maybe not. What I have found is, sometimes dogs dig for a reason. If you let the dog dig he may find what he smells down there. Usually it is a rotting root or an old bone. Some dogs are ki...
by Vman
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Here command in the field
Replies: 17
Views: 5976

Re: Here command in the field

One of the most important things as a Trainer is consistency. We must be consistent with our commands and corrections. With that said, I find I get a better recall if I command "Come". I teach the dogs that "COME" means I want to touch you. Every time I give the command I touch and praise the dog wh...
by Vman
Tue May 24, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Gun shy...maybe.
Replies: 15
Views: 4101

Re: Gun shy...maybe.

The gun noise itself does not phase him, especially in the field. When we got home however, he still seems to cower at the sight of MY shotgun. Is this still gunshyness, or something else? I am trying to use positive reinforcement with him by holding the shotgun and opening and closing the chamber ...
by Vman
Wed May 04, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new to gun dog training. need advice.
Replies: 71
Views: 20010

Re: new to gun dog training. need advice.

Citron, you have been given some very solid advice in favor of the Ecollar. One thing nobody has truly touched on is the safety of your dog. Back in the day you could get a GSP for a couple hundred dollars or cheaper. The days of cheap purebred dogs are long gone. Today you may be paying $1000 or mo...
by Vman
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Help me find a BOOT
Replies: 19
Views: 8908

Re: Help me find a BOOT

What I have found to work best is a good boot, Irish setters, Meindls, LL Bean, and others with Goretex, NO insulation. Treat the boots with Obenaufs and at the end of the day use a boot drier. Perspiration builds up in the boot if not dried. If you use insulated boots perspiration is a real problem...
by Vman
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 20ga recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 19871

Re: 20ga recommendations

JMO. Save your money a little longer and find a Benelli M1. M2, or Montefeltro in 20ga. used. If you ever decide to sell it you have something that will resell for what you paid. Light, quick to point, choke tubes, low recoil, adjustable stock to suit her, and safe. In regards to cheap break open gu...
by Vman
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: FC Rockwoods Little Nutsy
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

Re: FC Rockwoods Little Nutsy

Thanks all! The pics are taken in order, N.M. Mich. Arizona. He is my first try at a Field Trial dog. Came out of my Hunting dogs.
by Vman
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: FC Rockwoods Little Nutsy
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

FC Rockwoods Little Nutsy

Proud of my youngster who finished his FC, he is 24 months old. Thanks to Diane Vater and Chuck Cooper for campaigning him for me.
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Wins 39 dog OGD
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Wins OP stake on Fri. Wins OGD retrieving on Sat. at 14 months
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by Vman
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 18 Week Old Vizsla Weight
Replies: 14
Views: 3744

Re: 18 Week Old Vizsla Weight

Look at the guaranteed analysis on the back of Blue, Fat% & Protien% Let us know what it is. Probably 27% Protein and 16% fat. That is fine. Than do the same with the canned cancer. Probably 10 % & 7% from what I seen at their site. If you fed 50/50 you dropped your Protein down to 18.5% and the fat...
by Vman
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 18 Week Old Vizsla Weight
Replies: 14
Views: 3744

Re: 18 Week Old Vizsla Weight

What everyone else said. But, get rid of the canned cancer. Feed adult Pro Plan only and you will see a difference. Vizslas are skinny compared to Labs and the other retrievers. A little rib and backbone showing is perfect. If you want to treat the dog put a dollop of plain white yogurt on the feed....
by Vman
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pointing remote bird launchers
Replies: 11
Views: 3957

Re: Pointing remote bird launchers

I agree with everything suggested to a point. But if it were my dog I would not bother with trying to fix this at this time. I would steady him up and make him stand through the flush and shot, this problem is going to help you here. Once he is standing through the sequence, walk up to him get your ...
by Vman
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Vizsla Training Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: Vizsla Training Help

Please feel free to contact me privately. I see several Vizslas per year that just don`t have it. This is why it is so important to do your homework before you by a Hunting dog. This advice goes for all breeds of hunting dogs not just V`s. The old saying "We cannot train desire" cannot be stressed e...
by Vman
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Which Dogtra E-collar
Replies: 3
Views: 2313

Re: Which Dogtra E-collar

Just for my clarification, the Edge has different buttons for each dog so running two dogs in the field there is no switching toggles, just select the right button correct? Yes you are correct. There is a button for each collar. If you have the transmitter set at 20 then each collar will give that ...
by Vman
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Which Dogtra E-collar
Replies: 3
Views: 2313

Re: Which Dogtra E-collar

The Edge or Edge RT are both excellent collars and definitely an upgrade to your current collars. The RT is probably all you need, but the Edge can be advantageous if the collars that you are using go dead you can have two spares and never miss a beat. I have an Edge that I use all the time and it i...
by Vman
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Energy at impact.
Replies: 39
Views: 12032

Re: Energy at impact.

Please let me say again, I think it irresponsible to hunt wild pheasants with a .410, It is not sporting, it is not impressive, it does not show skill. That was and is my only point. That is your right, and I don`t hunt the Wild Birds with the .410 either. Just the State birds on the state land. Wh...
by Vman
Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Energy at impact.
Replies: 39
Views: 12032

Re: Energy at impact.

I was clear to say wild pheasant, I don't much care how you kill poultry, ring their necks if you like. And I fail to see what challenge pen birds present. If your instructor friend can't beat you on a standard sporting clays course when he is shooting a 12 and you a .410, he needs to relinquish hi...
by Vman
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Energy at impact.
Replies: 39
Views: 12032

Re: Energy at impact.

I try not to apply my morals to others, but I cannot justify hunting wild pheasant with a .410. It is not sporting, it does not show great skill, it is just irresponsible. You want to prove your prowess with a shotgun, try shooting a .410 at sporting clays at $10.00 a bird! let me explain a little....
by Vman
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Energy at impact.
Replies: 39
Views: 12032

Re: Energy at impact.

Impact energy per pellet will be exactly the same. Total impact energy is determined by the total of all pellet strikes which of course will be a function of pellet density at the target. This may or may not be different for your 410 vs the 12. Thanks, that what I thought. I have been using my .410...
by Vman
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Energy at impact.
Replies: 39
Views: 12032

Energy at impact.

Question for those that reload or just are more knowledgeable than me.
If I shoot a payload of 4`s at 1100fps out of a .410 and the same 4`s at 1100fps out of a 12 ga. is the impact energy the same at lets say 30 yds?
Thanks
by Vman
Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dogtra or Garmin?
Replies: 15
Views: 4011

Re: Dogtra or Garmin?

Go with the 1900S. have sold several and the owners love them.
by Vman
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidental Introduction to Gunfire
Replies: 19
Views: 4452

Re: Accidental Introduction to Gunfire

Alex, you lucked out that nothing bad happened. Continue to do as I told you. Keep working the dog on birds. You need a BIRD CRAZY DOG FIRST. Once you have the bird crazy dog you can then shoot your blank, /20ga. at distance and then get closer as she progresses, and then kill. I would be very cauti...
by Vman
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: running birds, what to do and when???
Replies: 8
Views: 2852

Re: running birds, what to do and when???

It actually sounds like your dog is doing pretty well. Running birds are a hard case for some dogs until they learn to figure it out. But with that being said, be sure that YOU are not pushing the birds away from the dog. If you are walking up from behind the dog it is very likely that you are pushi...
by Vman
Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Great Sharptail Hunt in Pierre S.D.
Replies: 0
Views: 680

Great Sharptail Hunt in Pierre S.D.

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My favorite Sharptail gun. Browning mod.42 .410
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Seiko with a nice over the hill retrieve.
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Just got back from a great Sharptail hunt in S.D. Lots of birds for the dogs. We had great weather, other than it got hot early aft. We would take a break and go back out for the evening.
by Vman
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla seems spooky/on edge
Replies: 15
Views: 4466

Re: Vizsla seems spooky/on edge

[quote]Where did you read that he got the pup at that age? I can't find it.

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From a previous PM.
by Vman
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Buffalo Gap Grasslands S.D.
Replies: 0
Views: 549

Buffalo Gap Grasslands S.D.

Heading out to Buffalo Gap grasslands for Sharptail. Never been there before, anyone have any info. good or bad?
by Vman
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla seems spooky/on edge
Replies: 15
Views: 4466

Re: Vizsla seems spooky/on edge

All advice given is sound. But I would recommend that you board her at a kennel next time. Boarding is good for the pup providing you have a good Kennel that gives the pup plenty of play time with other youngsters. But I also believe you are experiencing the effects of a pup that was removed from th...
by Vman
Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Opinions/thoughts wanted on my current situation
Replies: 44
Views: 8036

Re: Opinions/thoughts wanted on my current situation

Is it better to get a dog not native to the area, where the line hasn't has the opportunity to develop the allergy?/ Or Better to get a dog as close to home as possible, so the line has had the chance to develop immunity to allergens?/ Just my opinion but I think you are making this much harder tha...
by Vman
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Opinions/thoughts wanted on my current situation
Replies: 44
Views: 8036

Re: Opinions/thoughts wanted on my current situation

I have no doubt that the dog will clear up at the breeders. Without any proof or facts to back this up, I suspect that it has to do with the fact that he will spend most of his day inside versus outside running through the woods and grass as he would here. The conditions that he will be in will be ...
by Vman
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Opinions/thoughts wanted on my current situation
Replies: 44
Views: 8036

Re: Opinions/thoughts wanted on my current situation

I would move on and find another breeder. But before you do that, check in on that pup you returned and see how it is doing at the breeders. If he is all better, your environment would be suspect. If the pup is still suffering, well environment is less suspect. Tons of good GSP breeders in Wisconsin.
by Vman
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Socialization issue?
Replies: 21
Views: 5211

Re: Socialization issue?

Agree with Sharon, but one thing you may want to try also is doggy daycare or boarding the dog. The dog will learn to play with others and be handled by other adults other than you. Have seen several Shorthairs like yours and daycare and boarding helped alot. As you mentioned, nobody but you has han...
by Vman
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pup is bad on leash
Replies: 25
Views: 8501

Re: Pup is bad on leash

Explain the stake out to me please. Not sure what there is to explain. This is a good stake out http://www.lcsupply.com/images/BSO.jpg If you order one be sure and get a good flat collar also. I prefer the http://www.lcsupply.com/images/DGS1nostripe.jpg . Follow my instructions from above. The stak...
by Vman
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Favorite upland pants
Replies: 61
Views: 26145

Re: Favorite upland pants

I tried the firehose pants, my only issue was they are really heavy. The crotch is not barbwire proof. Duluth make several different styles and thicknesses. The Brush pants are actually lighter than their Logger pants. Have both and they work great. Plus they will replace if you fray them. I`m tryi...
by Vman
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pup is bad on leash
Replies: 25
Views: 8501

Re: Pup is bad on leash

One thing you may want to try and that is put the pup on a stake out and walk away. Be sure the pup cannot slip the collar, put it on tight. Be sure you have a good collar with a BUCKLE not a plastic snap that can break. Hook the pup up to the stake out and walk away. I like to go inside and watch t...
by Vman
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: 10 mon.old GSP- skin irritation...
Replies: 13
Views: 5067

Re: 10 mon.old GSP- skin irritation...

Try this, www.fido-vite.com I have seen it fix all of what you have described. I have several customers that spent hundreds of dollars at the Vet trying steriods, different feed, antibiotics, allergy tests yada yada yada and once they got the dog up and going on Fido-Vite the dog no longer showed th...
by Vman
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Edge RT
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

Re: Dogtra Edge RT

Excellent collars system. You will love it.
by Vman
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to correct
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: How to correct

What Ray said. Question,, do you know why the dog creeps in like that? Answer,, Because he can.
by Vman
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Supplements
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

Re: Supplements

I use and recommend www.fido-vite.com Excellent product that does what it says. All the above Plus. I have seen it work wonders on all dogs.
by Vman
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: force fetch prior to bird exposure?
Replies: 18
Views: 4838

Re: force fetch prior to bird exposure?

I have had a couple of GWPs come to me for Bird work and steadiness that were FFed before they came to me. Both dogs did well and looked good doing the work. But they were Professionally FFed and the degree of pressure is different dog to dog and trainer to trainer. Some dogs can do it and others ca...
by Vman
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 dog E-collar systems
Replies: 24
Views: 6986

Re: 2 dog E-collar systems

I have found that a six ft. thin leash{el cheapo} works great in the house. A dog that jumps up on people usually like to put their feet on the counter or other household furntiure also. It is a habit that needs to be broke. Put the leash on and let the dog wear it in the house and use your feet not...