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by uplandrsb
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting the Dakotas w/a pointing dog
Replies: 44
Views: 17040

Re: Hunting the Dakotas w/a pointing dog

uplandrsb wrote: I go to ND every year and take pointing dogs.. It depends on how you hunt them.. in big open fields it may be tough for your dog to pin them in range.. You need to hunt old homesteads, ditches, tree rows, and nasty thickets.. our dogs point grouse, pheasant, partridge and the birds...
by uplandrsb
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Hunting the Dakotas w/a pointing dog
Replies: 44
Views: 17040

Re: Hunting the Dakotas w/a pointing dog

I go to ND every year and take pointing dogs.. It depends on how you hunt them.. in big open fields it may be tough for your dog to pin them in range.. You need to hunt old homesteads, ditches, tree rows, and nasty thickets.. our dogs point grouse, pheasant, partridge and the birds hold well enough ...
by uplandrsb
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Favorite Gauges for Upland?
Replies: 29
Views: 14476

Re: Favorite Gauges for Upland?

It's always been the 12ga because it was the most versatile for me but for the last year I have been trying to switch yo a 20ga
by uplandrsb
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Launchers
Replies: 21
Views: 4449

Re: Launchers

I agree the DT launcher can be a little frustrating at times having to push the button just right, time lag in launching etc.. i have 5 and i have had them working great the last year or so.. what i figured out is that if you make sure your batteries are fresh they work just fine.. as soon as i get ...
by uplandrsb
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Extreme Cold and GSP ear/eye issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: Extreme Cold and GSP ear/eye issues

Yes.. on the ears its basically frost bite .. if you put something on it that is moist, it will make it worse.. not sure about the eye, i would keep close watch on that one.
by uplandrsb
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Heated kennel pads
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Heated kennel pads

Has anyone had any experience with the heated kennel pads? They seem to be little pricey for the ones made for outdoors. I know the hound heater is probably the most popular but the pads seem like they would work good.

Thoughts

Thanks
by uplandrsb
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training the Sporting Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 2810

Re: Training the Sporting Dog

You can find them for about half that price.. Ill see if i can find the site again
by uplandrsb
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training the Sporting Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 2810

Re: Training the Sporting Dog

This is exactly why I posted this.. its an awesome book but never hear any one recommend it.. I strongly advise anyone who ask for good sources for training, novice or not, to buy this book among other videos.. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks this way.. :D
by uplandrsb
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training the Sporting Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 2810

Re: Training the Sporting Dog

Yes it is an old book but a great one.. it is very comprehensive as you said which is what i like, it doesnt leave you asking whats next? there are lots of more recent videos in such that are great to add to the book.. I agree, this book is certainly at the top of my list.
by uplandrsb
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training the Sporting Dog
Replies: 14
Views: 2810

Training the Sporting Dog

In all of the inquires from people asking what a good resource is for training whether it be book or videos.. I have not seen many, if any recomend the book, "Training the Sporting Dog" by Donald Smith and Elvin Jones. I find this book to be a great resource at times.. I was just curous if any else ...
by uplandrsb
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: crazy pigeons
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

Re: crazy pigeons

i have 6 sitting on eggs right now and 4 hatched.. they seem to be doing fine keeping warm... Im not sure why they started laying so much... I do have have a heat lamp on the water so it doesnt freeze but i use that every year! Hopefully they all make it through this next cold spell. it seems the ex...
by uplandrsb
Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Spring 2014 NAVHDA NA Tests
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Spring 2014 NAVHDA NA Tests

Keep watching navhda.org.. spring test will be updated, if not now, very soon
by uplandrsb
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: North Dakota Pheasant Reports?
Replies: 9
Views: 2891

Re: North Dakota Pheasant Reports?

Phez numbers actually seem to be good, better than years past.. saw lots more cocks then hens this year too.. on the other hand, the grouse seem to be way .. usually see large numbers of grouse.. not this year..

We were in far North West..
by uplandrsb
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: CZ Bobwhite
Replies: 8
Views: 4676

Re: CZ Bobwhite

i know a few who shoot the bobwhite and really like them.. i have the ringneck and it is one the easiest guns i have to shoulder.. and i shoot it well.. I went with the ringneck 20ga for the single trigger..
by uplandrsb
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Soooooo..what is wrong w/ AKC Hunt Tests
Replies: 123
Views: 21409

Re: Soooooo..what is wrong w/ AKC Hunt Tests

Brazosvalleyvizslas.. you basically just re worded my post.. Bottom line, dogs should handle all birds as i mentioned.. i said better birds would be nice, not an excuse.
by uplandrsb
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Soooooo..what is wrong w/ AKC Hunt Tests
Replies: 123
Views: 21409

Re: Soooooo..what is wrong w/ AKC Hunt Tests

the only issue i have seen in the local hunt test is the quail seem to be terrible.. better flying birds that would actually allow a shot woudl be nice.. But for the most part in senior and for sure master, your dog should be ready for any of the call backs, missed birds, obiedience, etc.. its all p...
by uplandrsb
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog box: 2-hole vs. 3-hole & compartment size?
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Dog box: 2-hole vs. 3-hole & compartment size?

I have the 3hole box like yours. It very easy to access the storage.. I would go with the 3 hole. Its heavy though. Also i put mine on a trailer as well.
by uplandrsb
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Thoughts on age for NA test
Replies: 44
Views: 9195

Re: Thoughts on age for NA test

I would test young if your pup will get out and search a bit,.. Some dogs mature slower and would not be ready so 12 mos would be fine too.. The only thing is that by 12 mos some dogs have had a lot more training than would be expected in NA. With the way a pup of mine was whelped and local chapter ...
by uplandrsb
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pup name poll
Replies: 13
Views: 1706

Re: Pup name poll

I like josie as well..
by uplandrsb
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Female GSP Squatting to pee often
Replies: 24
Views: 4847

Re: Female GSP Squatting to pee often

So after several vet visits, no UTI or bladder stones.. The eray looked good.. The only thing that we noticed was that she was fill of feces.. And that be pushing down on her bladder.. Her urine test was real high in protein.. So i am adding pumpkin to her diet for.a few weeks to see what happens.. ...
by uplandrsb
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: launcher question
Replies: 24
Views: 5905

Re: launcher question

I have always had DT and i really like them.. The.release quick and throw the.bird up moce.. I have seen dogtra a few times and thought.they.were sliggish and did.pop the.bird.well however.i.do beleive that can be adjusted.. I have not personally owned on..
by uplandrsb
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: If you buy a pup what do you get with pup?
Replies: 22
Views: 4324

Re: If you buy a pup what do you get with pup?

[quote] Your statistic and information on shock collars is not true. [quote +1 Used correctly the elecric collar can be the single most important traing tool other than birds. Also the dogs actually prefer the stimulation over pinch collars, choke chains andpulling on the checkcord. Most dogs get ex...
by uplandrsb
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: tracking training for GSP
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: tracking training for GSP

Hotdogs are also good... Drag them on the ground .. Best on a hard surface so you can keep track of your line.. Do it straight until they stop tracking and just go to the end.. Then start making turns.. Once the know what the worx track is.. I switch to a few birds..
by uplandrsb
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: starting whoa training?
Replies: 19
Views: 4122

Re: starting whoa training?

That.depends on the pup.. You have plenty of time, let him be a pup for now and play with him.. I would say depending on the dog you could introduce around 6 mos.. Again some you shouldnt put pressure on until a year old or so..
by uplandrsb
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: baby pigeons
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: baby pigeons

I am losing some in less.than 3 wks i would say from hatching.. I just started medicating them with enroflaxin so hopefully that will help.. It says to treat.for.5_7 days.. But when do you treat again? Do you think i shoild try some thing for canker? I had no trouble all last year and now this winte...
by uplandrsb
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: baby pigeons
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: baby pigeons

maybe I need to medicate with something any advice
by uplandrsb
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: baby pigeons
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: baby pigeons

would scratch grains be okay to feed.. or what's best to feed him
by uplandrsb
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: baby pigeons
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: baby pigeons

Are you keeping heat on them?
by uplandrsb
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: baby pigeons
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

baby pigeons

From any ones experience shpuld baby pigeons hatch and survive through the winter months?
by uplandrsb
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy From Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: New Guy From Indiana

You can be a member at glenns valley and not trial.. Its a good place.to train and run dogs

Rinker.. Do you go to glenms valley much?
by uplandrsb
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy From Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: New Guy From Indiana

I am located in Franklin as well.. Just south of Greenwood
by uplandrsb
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy From Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: New Guy From Indiana

Welcome to the forum
by uplandrsb
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Female GSP Squatting to pee often
Replies: 24
Views: 4847

Re: Female GSP Squatting to pee often

I understand that but it does not look as if she is marking.. I have seen females mark.. I just dont think that is what she is doing.. Well see
by uplandrsb
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Homer
Replies: 22
Views: 4840

Re: Homer

Are you using the gallon jug for water or feed? What are most feeding out of? Or do yoi through on floor
by uplandrsb
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Homer
Replies: 22
Views: 4840

Re: Homer

My luck with that has not been good.. I know some are able to keep them up for a.few months and then they will come.back.. Didnt qprk that way for me at first. Now all the birds were born im my loft that i fly now
by uplandrsb
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Female GSP Squatting to pee often
Replies: 24
Views: 4847

Re: Female GSP Squatting to pee often

I did get urine test back and no signs of anything everything looks good.. So at this point vet said to increase the liquid intake..i.e. Cranberry ice cubes, canned food to see if the urine is so concentrated due to lack of loquid that she get tye sensation to go often. After a few days of that we g...
by uplandrsb
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: NAVHDA Training
Replies: 30
Views: 4979

Re: NAVHDA Training

For the NA test the dog does not have to retrieve the bumber they basically want to see ithe dog enter.the.water and swim and then re enter with no hesitation. They use regular plastic bumbers.. If the.dog will not enter.the water the judge will throw a bird in the water.. However if a bird is used ...
by uplandrsb
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Homer
Replies: 22
Views: 4840

Re: Homer

I typically dont fly them this time of year.. Every so often i have a hawk that sits on top of inthe trees by the loft.every so often yetso i have my eye on him.. He hasnt got one yet. I have.had a coon get in but not get out :D
by uplandrsb
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Homer
Replies: 22
Views: 4840

Homer

Yesterday my pigeons were out flying and when i went to shut the trap door and check on the birds i notive i had 1 more pigeon from when i let them out. Ends up being a one i was training with about a month earlier. I figure he was gone. I thought it was a little odd he came back after that long of ...
by uplandrsb
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training on WALKING birds
Replies: 24
Views: 4503

Re: Training on WALKING birds

I would use a tether is this situation. On a pigeon preferably. You can control the bird and move it around as needed. As others said, she is still young and that can be lots of pressure .. Again launchers will help to. You have plenty of time
by uplandrsb
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Female GSP Squatting to pee often
Replies: 24
Views: 4847

Re: Female GSP Squatting to pee often

She is 2 yrs 3mos. She shouldnt be coming into heat either.. I started noticing this aboit a month or.so.ago.. And have been watching it
by uplandrsb
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Female GSP Squatting to pee often
Replies: 24
Views: 4847

Re: Female GSP Squatting to pee often

No dog is not spayed..
by uplandrsb
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Female GSP Squatting to pee often
Replies: 24
Views: 4847

Re: Female GSP Squatting to pee often

It seems to be during exrended period times of hunting or activity.. It doesnt seem to bother her at all but i want tp make sure it doesnt get worse.. It is annoying though, she doesnt ever cover up after another dog goes but i guess it could be marking
by uplandrsb
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Female GSP Squatting to pee often
Replies: 24
Views: 4847

Re: Female GSP Squatting to pee often

i am feeding Pro Plan performance.. I have been to the vet and was given the aniboiotics for a UTI.. seems to still be happening and i wanted to see what any one elses thoughts were prior to havings test ran.
by uplandrsb
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Female GSP Squatting to pee often
Replies: 24
Views: 4847

Female GSP Squatting to pee often

Has anyone had there dog pee more often than normal? i know this can sometime be a sign of a UTI but that is not the case.. It seems that after hunting/running a while she will squat more than often and sometime quite often.. Most of the time it may be a drop or two? I will be taking her to the vet ...
by uplandrsb
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Central Indiana NAVHDA
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Central Indiana NAVHDA

Central Indiana NAVHDA is holding their Annual Meeting on Jan. 19th, 10 am at the Gander Mtn. in Greenwood, IN. We welcome anyone who enjoys to work with dogs, have fun, meet others with the same interest, etc.. There are training days held each month to help the dogs get better and most of all the ...
by uplandrsb
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for a Trainer in the midwest
Replies: 20
Views: 2663

Re: Looking for a Trainer in the midwest

Something that you may be interested in as well is the local NAVHDA chapter.. We have excellent training days once a month and some experienced people to help you doh along. You may also find a trainer in the club to help you. PM me for more info. Our annual meeting is coming up.
by uplandrsb
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: aggression in puppy..... is it a sign of what is to come?
Replies: 2
Views: 413

aggression in puppy..... is it a sign of what is to come?

I am looking at a puppy that is about 4 weeks old... I know the owner of the puppies and talking to him he has mentioned that one of the pups growls at the other around water , food, toys etc.. like I said the pups are only 4 months old. A week ago the one puppy attacked the other puppy over a bone ...
by uplandrsb
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DT systems launcher problems
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: DT systems launcher problems

I have had this happen to me as well... First thing is the batteries.. if you replaced them I have had to get another transmitter too.. for some reason the transmitters seem to be a little touchy.. sometimes it works better to hold down the "bird" button instead of a quick push..
by uplandrsb
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: homer help
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: homer help

Sorry. A hiker is what happens when you don't edit and you have auto word on the phone.. so I meant pigeon.. :). All of the birds that I have now were born in the loft.. I am surprised they don't come out on there own and fly.. I will try to put them in a crate and put them on the landing by the doo...