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by joachimt
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Limping
Replies: 4
Views: 1699

Re: Limping

My 5 year old will limp on front leg after hunting once in awhile. Not sure what caused it but it always clears up in a day or two. Never really got it checked out since it always got better. I assume she is prone to muscle, tendon injuries??
by joachimt
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: retrieving issue
Replies: 1
Views: 765

retrieving issue

I have a 4 year old GSP that has been force fetched. The last few years she has retrieved everything I have shot perfectly. Even at the beginning of this season she has retrieved all the birds I have shot. However the last 2 times out hunting I have run into an issue. A week ago I shot a bird and wh...
by joachimt
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Question about first season with a GSP
Replies: 17
Views: 4794

Re: Question about first season with a GSP

Nice looking dog. has similar markings to mine!!

1st season hunt her alone and have fun. Dont shoot a bird she does not point. If she has a nice point, flush and shoot the bird. After the season then start working on steadiness. good luck and have fun.
by joachimt
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Retrieving issue
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Retrieving issue

I have a 4 year old GSP. She has always been a good retriever but lately when she brings a bumper or dummy back to me she will lock on it and wont drop it after I command out. She wont do it all the time but only when she "thinks" we are going to stop playing fetch. My concern is when we are hunting...
by joachimt
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Running birds
Replies: 37
Views: 8604

Running birds

It is the last few days of hunting pheasants and I have run into some problems with my 3 year old GSP. She is steady to shot and fall and has been doing very well all season until recently. The pheasants we have hunted have really been running on her. She tracks them well and maybe will stop and poi...
by joachimt
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting dead
Replies: 22
Views: 6848

Re: Hunting dead

Thanks for all the responses. you have all given me some ideas on what i should do!!!!
by joachimt
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting dead
Replies: 22
Views: 6848

Re: Hunting dead

My dog is 3 years old she is a GSP. She is steady to wing shot and fall which Iam finding out isn't always the best if Iam hunting in thick cover. (she points I flush and shoot and she has no idea where the bird fell because she is standing still). I have also noticed when i shoot a bird and if its ...
by joachimt
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunting dead
Replies: 22
Views: 6848

Hunting dead

I was wondering if anyone has some training ideas to get my dog to hunt dead. It arose because this last weekend I was hunting with her and she pointed and i shot a pheasant she tracked and retrieved. while i was watching her my friend stepped on a bird and shot a pheasant that sailed 100 yards and ...
by joachimt
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: dog wrist injury
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

dog wrist injury

The bad luck with my dog does not seem to end. After 2 TPLOs on her back legs in the last 2 years she started to limp on her front leg. i took her to the vet where they noticed swelling in her ankle and did an x-ray. He thinks she has strained the tendons from jumping off an elevated surface. All I ...
by joachimt
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: complications after TPLO
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

complications after TPLO

My dog has had 2 TPLO surgeries, one on each leg. The first one went very well. She was 100% 6 months after surgery. The second one on her left leg was done in october of 2013. I have noticed the last 3 months she still lifts that leg up on occasion and when going downstairs she will hold it up on t...
by joachimt
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: steady to shot question
Replies: 8
Views: 2320

steady to shot question

I have not hunted my dog for over a year as she has just recovered from her second TPLO. Prior to her surgeries she was pretty steady to wing and shot. Iam taking her hunting at a hunt club for the first time in awhile. I have to use up my birds I had paid for last year!! Iam treating this first hun...
by joachimt
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Other leg with a torn ACL
Replies: 26
Views: 6735

Re: Other leg with a torn ACL

Its been about 10 weeks since my dogs second TPLO. I thought she started doing weight bearing much sooner than her first leg. I have been taking her to hydrotherapy and she seems to be doing well for the most part. I did start walks with her after about 4 weeks. It has been really cold the last few ...
by joachimt
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeder for small Munsterlanders
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Breeder for small Munsterlanders

Iam wondering if anyone can recommend a really reputable breeder of small munsterlanders. Maybe even someone who would also help with training as well. Its actually for my brother in law. We live in southern wisconsin. but would be wiling to drive a little ways if need be. thanks
by joachimt
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Other leg with a torn ACL
Replies: 26
Views: 6735

Re: Other leg with a torn ACL

I have scrounged up the money and will be doing TPLO surgery tomorrow on her other leg. Pretty much will miss this hunting season but hope she is healthy and ready to go next year!! The surgeon thought she would be ready to hunt at the hunt club starting in january. I was happy to hear that since I ...
by joachimt
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Other leg with a torn ACL
Replies: 26
Views: 6735

Re: Other leg with a torn ACL

Thanks for all the responses. Iam sure in a predicament though. My dog has been doing OK. I stopped making her run by not throwing bumpers or anything for her and just taking her to the park and letting her exercise on her own. i feel she can run if she wants to and she does quite a bit. She still l...
by joachimt
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Other leg with a torn ACL
Replies: 26
Views: 6735

Other leg with a torn ACL

My 2 year old GSP tore her right rear ligament in her knee last year and had TPLO surgery in December. She was doing great and I was hoping for a good hunting season when in the last month she started limping and favoring her left leg. The vet feels she has partially torn her left ACL. Iam devastate...
by joachimt
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Torn ACL
Replies: 9
Views: 3110

Re: Torn ACL

I ended up doing the TPLO surgery. It is 9 weeks post op and she seems to be doing well. I have progressed through rehab to where Iam letting her off leash and she is running in the back yard. The next step is to start throwing her bumpers and making her run. Doesnt seem to have any favoring althoug...
by joachimt
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP broken leg, what to expect.
Replies: 11
Views: 3604

Re: GSP broken leg, what to expect.

My dog had TPLO surgery and she is on her 3rd week post surgery. It has been difficult keeping her calm but she is starting to walk on the leg already and will be looking for some water therapy for her. Stick to a good rehab plan and he will be good to go.
by joachimt
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Torn ACL
Replies: 9
Views: 3110

Torn ACL

I have a 1 1/2 year old GSP that was just diagnosed with a torn ACL. She slipped on wet pavement about a month ago and came up lame. Limped on her hind leg for a month and took her in for an exam when they diagnosed her. The vet gave 2 options. An extracapsular procedure or TPLO surgery. He recommen...
by joachimt
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Mast Cell Tumors
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

Re: Mast Cell Tumors

I had a 5 year old GSP who had one on her inner ear. It was removed but eventually came back. She had it removed again but she developed more on her head and neck. The one on her neck was the size of a golf ball. Had that one removed and eventually went to a specialist. Put her on one dose of chemo ...
by joachimt
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problem with new dog
Replies: 15
Views: 3007

Re: Problem with new dog

Have you ever tried an ecollar? works wonders. Just make sure before using it he knows what come means. when using the collar start with very light stimulation. Give him the stimulation first then call him in (have a checkcord on him when doing this). If he doesnt respond pull him to you. The second...
by joachimt
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog doesnt range
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Dog doesnt range

I have a 1year and a half GSP. I have trained her for the most part myself. She did earn a ribbon in a junior hunt test. When I trained her this summer she would do a great job. good search, range out, steady and retrieve to hand. However, now that hunting season has started I took her out and she d...
by joachimt
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: finish a retrieve
Replies: 4
Views: 384

finish a retrieve

I have a 1year old GSP who has passed her Junior hunt test and now i want to work with her on her Senior and possibly master in the future. I have been working with her on retrieving, and she is pretty good, however when she retrieves she will bring it to me but immediately put her head down and sta...
by joachimt
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunt test
Replies: 7
Views: 2546

Re: Hunt test

I would like to run my dog in hunting tests. I figure it would give her extra training in the offseason and fun to do. thanks for the advice. All very good. Now that i do remember, you are right about planting birds. There was a chubby guy who planted close to the parking lot and the other guy who w...
by joachimt
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Hunt test
Replies: 7
Views: 2546

Hunt test

I just ran my dog this past weekend in a Junior Hunt test. she ran both days and did not pass. she is a 10 month old GSP. The one thing i worried about which is ranging out and hunting she was great at. However both days she did not find or point a bird. Needless to say iam very disappointed. I work...
by joachimt
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Free Range Bird Dog
Replies: 23
Views: 4367

Re: Free Range Bird Dog

Keeping a hunting dog inside the house does not have a negative impact on its hunting capabilities. I have had 3 GSPs all great house dogs and all 3 were great hunters. I think the whole thing of keeping your hunting dogs outside is old school thoughts.
by joachimt
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy ranging
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Re: Puppy ranging

For bird introduction I planted quail for her and she did a nice job covering ground and searching for the birds. But she knew there were birds out there. For obedience training I have taught her to heel and she does well. I also have taught her the come command which she does pretty well at. But wh...
by joachimt
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy ranging
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Puppy ranging

I have a 6 month old GSP. I introduced her to birds a few times this past summer. I have taken her pheasant hunting when the season started and she usually does not range more than 10 feet from me usually walking kind of slow and methodical sometimes stopping right by my feet. However, when she gets...