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by Deuce
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda upt
Replies: 12
Views: 3135

Re: navhda upt

Northern Illinois NAVHDA trains at Bong State Recreation area in Kansasville, WI. Our next training day is June 20. Come on out.
by Deuce
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Habitat Improvements on your training area
Replies: 15
Views: 3988

Re: Habitat Improvements on your training area

We partnered with the DNR to turn one of their shallow, open water ponds into much more usable duck search water. We sunk trees, will be adding lily pads and bull rush as well as adding landings to send dogs from. It's been a successful partnership. They appreciated the habitat improvement and we ha...
by Deuce
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What collars do your dog's wear?
Replies: 13
Views: 3375

Re: What collars do your dog's wear?

At home, they have whatever the lady puts on them. Although I let them breathe and not wear one in the house for a day or two. Hunting I use the tuflex collars. I have bright pink (all lady dogs) and orange.
by Deuce
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Beretta BL-4
Replies: 3
Views: 1837

Beretta BL-4

I'm in the hunt for my first o/u. This will be a do it all gun. Mostly training and hunting. A round of sporting clays occasionally (1 or 2 a year). I have an 870 as my primary duck/goose gun (right now it's my everything gun). I stumbled upon one of these in 12ga, 26" with Mod/IC chokes. Input welc...
by Deuce
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Sport dog e collar suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: Sport dog e collar suggestions

crackerd wrote:Suggestion - emphatic suggestion: Don't do it. Get a more reliable make e-collar that can endure for training - and probably for hunting the dog, too.

MG
This...

I bought the 1825 and it's fine when it works. I'm now saving my $ for a pro 550 or a refurbed pro 500.
by Deuce
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: DD training?
Replies: 6
Views: 695

DD training?

The Altmoor Drahthaar Puppy Manual is as breed specific as you'll get for a DD or dog in the German system. Where are you located?
by Deuce
Sun May 12, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any of you
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Any of you

That's awesome, I hope to get involved after I move back to WI. Don't do any hunt stuff with vets right now, but I run for Team RWB, it connects veterans and civilians through marathons and triathlons. If any of y'all run/race check it out.
by Deuce
Fri May 03, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Timeline?
Replies: 39
Views: 6450

Re: Training Timeline?

Doc E wrote:No such thing as a "timeline".
Flowchart = YES
Timeline = NO
This is an excellent way to describe it.
by Deuce
Fri May 03, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age for e-collar?
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Age for e-collar?

Doc E wrote:
Deuce wrote: Doc E is going to see this and say 4 months for his labs, others are going to say they don't use it until 1 yr old.
Wrong my friend.
My QUESTION is "What breed of dog" ? ?


.
You are correct, I should have added the above. :lol:
by Deuce
Thu May 02, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age for e-collar?
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Age for e-collar?

The unfortunate answer is "it's up to you." Doc E is going to see this and say 4 months, others are going to say they don't use it until 1 yr old. I started around 6-7 months. Remember it does not teach the dog, it's to reinforce known commands. Read the dog and introduce it properly and you should ...
by Deuce
Wed May 01, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a hunting Griff breeder
Replies: 13
Views: 3428

Re: Looking for a hunting Griff breeder

I second the versatile dog forum, lots of woolie fans and breeder there.
by Deuce
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training with scented decoy in between bird training?
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Re: training with scented decoy in between bird training?

I'm not an expert, but I'll say two things... The dog knows the difference between birds and the bumper, with what you're doing is more of a track/retrieve training. Once a week on live birds is just fine. I wish I could put my dog on live, well flying birds once a week.
by Deuce
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Barking in crate
Replies: 25
Views: 4974

Re: Barking in crate

I'll take the middle ground on this one. I agree that early on the crate should be a safe place, but some dogs will just whine and whine no matter how long you ignore them. Just like some dogs bark simply for the sake of barking. Mine started to whine like this despite getting zero attention or rew...
by Deuce
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Manual Bird Releases
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Re: Manual Bird Releases

Don, I can't for the life of me picture your traps. If you could post a picture it'd be much appreciated.
by Deuce
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Natural Ability test
Replies: 10
Views: 3526

Re: Natural Ability test

The track is tough no matter what. Expose the dog to it, practice a few times and hope for the best! At least that's what I'm planning on for this Sunday.
by Deuce
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Odd laying position in my lab
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

Odd laying position in my lab

You mean like this? My pup did it from the moment we brought her home and still does it now.
by Deuce
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FF
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

FF

I'm saying that what I did worked for me, and worked quite well... YRMV...
by Deuce
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: where to buy training tools/supplies
Replies: 14
Views: 2400

Re: where to buy training tools/supplies

GDS all the way! Customer service is great and some of the lowest prices around.
by Deuce
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Place Oriented
Replies: 36
Views: 5918

Re: Place Oriented

I agree completely. Well said.
by Deuce
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: FF
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: FF

As long as you're not trying to uphold a standard that the dog doesn't know you should be fine. I went much slower with my FF process, I started to hold training before hunting season and am just now extending my pile work. If you're doing bird work and shoot one, don't tell the dog to fetch until i...
by Deuce
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: SmartFetch Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Re: SmartFetch Questions

I just went through much of this same discussion and am currently on force to pile. Fetch to back is to more easily transition to lines and blind retrieves. I suppose you could use fetch just as well. I use different commands for marks and blinds, hence I use back for blinds. I also only do NAVHDA a...
by Deuce
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Mid Missouri training group
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Re: Mid Missouri training group

TraditionsGSPs2010 wrote:Ha! I'll make sure I volunteer to plant your birds Saturday. :P
Ha! Touche!
by Deuce
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Mid Missouri training group
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Mid Missouri training group

Those MOUpland folks are nuts! Especially that Traditions guy!

Completely kidding, if I didn't connect with the folks in this chapter I'd be stumbling along not knowing up from down. Come out to the training day this Saturday. If you don't call the above, feel free to PM me for more info.
by Deuce
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pheasant hunt doggie cam
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: pheasant hunt doggie cam

That was really neat. Thanks for sharing!
by Deuce
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Gun Puppy Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: New Gun Puppy Owner

I don't know that one crate is better than the other, just depends what you're looking for. I have a plastic one in my truck and a wire one in the house. I like that my wire one has a door on the front and side. Just make sure they're big enough for the dog it'll become. if you have the wire one you...
by Deuce
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Tips
Replies: 18
Views: 3699

Re: Puppy Tips

I don't know if this applies to a lab, but I wish I shut up more with my pup on happy time walks when she was younger. I think I called her in so much I limited her range a bit.

Socialization is key, and definitely time in the crate with and without you.
by Deuce
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training on Wild Birds
Replies: 20
Views: 4944

Re: Training on Wild Birds

Got my pup on some woodcock toward the end of last week, she didn't point a single one of them. Probably had 4-5 contacts and she smelled around the hot spots a good bit. Is this an something that calls for shooting one over her then It'll click? Any other ideas?
by Deuce
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bow hunting equip
Replies: 35
Views: 5369

Re: Bow hunting equip

Nike - you will be blown away by the improvements in the equipment these days. I would strongly recommend going to a few shops and try shooting Matthews, Hoyt, Bowtech PSE, etc. to see what fits and feels best. IMO, the general rule is the longer ATA bows seem to be more forgiving but shorter ATA b...
by Deuce
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bedding
Replies: 19
Views: 3619

Re: Bedding

I have a Karunda bed that fit inside the wire kennel perfect. There's no edges for the dog to get ahold of unless they eat the PVC pipe.
by Deuce
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: PermaTack Company
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: PermaTack Company

I ordered some things from them right around Christmasand got them just fine. Sent you a PM with their phone number as their site isn't working for me either.
by Deuce
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: 1 Year Old
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: 1 Year Old

Awful... I suggest you send him to me and start over! :lol:

Good looking dog.
by Deuce
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training on Wild Birds
Replies: 20
Views: 4944

Re: Training on Wild Birds

Springer - I had some errands to run out by Busch today and decided to drive through and see if I could fine good cover to run my pup in tomorrow afternoon. I have 0 experience with woodcock and was looking for habitat from what I've read here and at other sites. Sure enough I get out and decide to ...
by Deuce
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Food.
Replies: 26
Views: 4434

Re: Food.

This is the thread I was refering too: viewtopic.php?f=88&t=35785&p=338897&hil ... og#p338897
by Deuce
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP coat
Replies: 9
Views: 3561

GSP coat

My experience is it depends on the dog and food. My 10yo GSP has soft fur, which got softer when I switched foods. My 8 yo GSP is out of my 10yo litter mate and her fur is harsher, but softer after switching foods.
by Deuce
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Food.
Replies: 26
Views: 4434

Food.

I believe ultracarry has a picture of his GSP Kimber in a thread somewhere on here. My GSPs and even my DD are on the lean side of skinny. I did recently change foods to one with a higher fat % and have found that now I feed less to my pup that had trouble maintaining weight. I agree with what was s...
by Deuce
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training on Wild Birds
Replies: 20
Views: 4944

Re: Training on Wild Birds

Thats what I was thinking. Going to try and get her out in the next few days. I'll report back if I find any
by Deuce
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training on Wild Birds
Replies: 20
Views: 4944

Re: Training on Wild Birds

springer - where in Missouri are you? I'd love to get my pup on some, but I have no idea where to look. I have no experience with woodcock.
by Deuce
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Approving new members by hand
Replies: 38
Views: 10090

Re: Approving new members by hand

WDhen I first registered, I would have failed. :) X2 I found this site and joined to ask questions and get help training my first gun dog. I worry that this survey for new members will only drive people away from registering and it could make GDF seem a bit elitist. I know the purpose is to make Ro...
by Deuce
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ivomec questions
Replies: 39
Views: 8730

Ivomec questions

Thank you for posting that. Much less expensive than what we've been using.
by Deuce
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ivomec questions
Replies: 39
Views: 8730

Ivomec questions

Monster - do you have link to the paste that is measured on 50lb doses! The only one I can find is 250. Thanks!
by Deuce
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many is to many?
Replies: 51
Views: 13469

Re: How many is to many?

3 in the house

1 DD
2 GSP

Fiancé thinks its too many... I think 4 is a great number
by Deuce
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Submissive behavior???
Replies: 25
Views: 4396

Submissive behavior???

My oldest GSP is that way. She is very aloof around other people and always at my side or trying to push between my legs at home.
by Deuce
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many use Twitter?
Replies: 10
Views: 2785

How many use Twitter?

I use it for news and career field conversations, some good humor depending on who you follow. As stated above, if you have a dog reason I'll definitely follow you.
by Deuce
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Roll Call
Replies: 46
Views: 27845

Wisconsin Roll Call

When I move I'll definitely be looking for folks to train with, that won't be until June though.
by Deuce
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Female urine and grass
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Female urine and grass

I kept a gallon of water by the door, when I took the dogs out I would water down right where they went. When I started doing that it really helped eliminate the spots.
by Deuce
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Roll Call
Replies: 46
Views: 27845

Re: Wisconsin Roll Call

I went to college at Marquette and will be moving back to Milwaukee in June. Looking forward to hunting WI again, this time with a dog. Anyone wants company on a hunt, my policy is "have dog, will travel"
by Deuce
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Bumpers
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Bumpers

When you get the pup? A rolled up sock and a fuzzy paint roller will do for a while. I'm getting ready to work on force to pile with my 13 mo pup and plan to do so with 6-8 of them. Mine are all different types, colors, and sizes.
by Deuce
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coon Dog Paralysis - update
Replies: 22
Views: 5306

Coon Dog Paralysis - update

So glad to hear this update! Too bad you were unable to make the fun hunt, hope to catch you at the next training day.
by Deuce
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Chris Kyle Killed
Replies: 70
Views: 16250

Chris Kyle Killed

I believe its called "American Sniper"
by Deuce
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda green book
Replies: 2
Views: 473

navhda green book

It most definitely can be... At the very least it will point you in the right direction