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by Ms. Cage
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hiccup in force-fetch
Replies: 10
Views: 3285

Re: Hiccup in force-fetch

Is your dog soft or playing off your own softness ? I've seen dogs play soft because they know you are soft. Turn up the heat, maybe. FF IMO is not a compromise, You win. Your dog might be used to this. If he sulks you will back off. A scenario you might have created . Your dog will play the sulk cr...
by Ms. Cage
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Parvo question
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Re: Parvo question

I'm not a vet. Years of experience is treat parvo like a plague. Dealt with Parvo to much in 80's and 90's. Couple of years back a friend was hit with parvo. He lost 25 pups. As vet said if your older dogs are vac. you should be OK, hopefully. Bleach the hech out of everything. House , kennel, etc. ...
by Ms. Cage
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best breed for beginner?
Replies: 20
Views: 6893

Re: Best breed for beginner?

The breed you want is the best breed of the beginner.
by Ms. Cage
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new pup contract question
Replies: 29
Views: 5775

Re: new pup contract question

If a breeder play the games with contracts or limited reg., I look else where.
by Ms. Cage
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Side x Side Recomendation
Replies: 31
Views: 13146

Re: Side x Side Recomendation

The one that fits. We have several diff. makes of S x S and my husbands go to is a CZ Ringneck 20 ga. Howie's answer because it fits well
by Ms. Cage
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 14723

Re: Dogtra Pathfinder

Do you know the distance capability of the e collar ? Can't find info.
by Ms. Cage
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 14723

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.
by Ms. Cage
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: over training
Replies: 13
Views: 4577

Re: over training

Looks like a few mistakes were made by trainer. Trainer are not gods gift to the dog world they make mistakes too. If asked I would tell the trainer same. Petra if you are using launchers in maintaining your dog you could be the problem . Still in my eyes it's timing.
by Ms. Cage
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: over training
Replies: 13
Views: 4577

Re: over training

Problem might be in launcher use, timing. When launcher is used first indication dog has made scent pop the bird. if there is any forward progress from your dog. Roading in is man made by improper timing
by Ms. Cage
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country
Replies: 46
Views: 27460

Re: Wolves in Forest Grouse Country

Never worry about hunting grouse in WI. or MN. We have a hellofa lot more Timbers in MN. than WI.
by Ms. Cage
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF Pup
Replies: 29
Views: 8829

Re: FF Pup

We FF a pointing breed
same way as retriever.
by Ms. Cage
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF Pup
Replies: 29
Views: 8829

Re: FF Pup

GSPONPOINT32 wrote:My 1 year old will retrieve pigeons and quail but won't carry a pheasant more than 10-15 yards. Might be FF in the spring. Too soon?
Your dog is old enough to FF.
by Ms. Cage
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: How's the weather where you are ? Political thread break
Replies: 22
Views: 8423

Re: How's the weather where you are ? Political thread break

At this moment it is raining. A flash shower. And the sun just popped out . Haven't been on here in awhile . What happened, Geez this used to be about dogs and training. Now, almost as bad as face book...
by Ms. Cage
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointer dog trainers in Wisconsin
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Pointer dog trainers in Wisconsin

Grouse Points Kennels in Rice Lake , WI and Dankar Kennels in Gleason WI. Both train NAVHDA and hunting dogs.
by Ms. Cage
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Thanks to Ezzy
Replies: 40
Views: 9059

Re: Thanks to Ezzy

Trump was talking about assassinating either Hillary Clinton and/or the justices she appoints as president.<br abp="645"><br abp="646">No thanks Ezzy. Not buying it.<br abp="647"><br abp="648">Bill Trump said, we'll let the second amendment people take care of it. How do you twist in Trump calling ...
by Ms. Cage
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What hunting trip or destination do you dream about?
Replies: 31
Views: 7081

Re: What hunting trip or destination do you dream about?

You must not be very interested in bagging any lol. Southern Ontario is a real tough go. Population across the Rainey River was huge last year. Ruffed Grouse, Spruce hens and Sharpies . Hearing this from the Canadians that live in the Fort Francis and Dryden, area on up to Red Lake. Numbers were th...
by Ms. Cage
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training time line
Replies: 14
Views: 4574

Re: Training time line

Manners from the day you bring your pup home.
by Ms. Cage
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What hunting trip or destination do you dream about?
Replies: 31
Views: 7081

Re: What hunting trip or destination do you dream about?

Ruffed Grouse in Canada . Across the border from Minnesota...
by Ms. Cage
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Top Gun GSP's
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Top Gun GSP's

We don't have any Top Gun lines. Been around many. You'll be fine.
by Ms. Cage
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 28
Views: 10831

Re: Black GSP

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by Ms. Cage
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Northern wisconsin grouse hunt
Replies: 7
Views: 2771

Re: Northern wisconsin grouse hunt

Grouse can be a very humbling hunt. Anytime you have rain or snow grouse will use the pines for shelter. When the snow stops and the sun pops look to open edge . Edge of young slash , trails, roads, open sunny hill sides. Grouse will be out catching rays. Glad to hear Gibby handled a Few.
by Ms. Cage
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP puppies pedigree
Replies: 22
Views: 5506

Re: GSP puppies pedigree

My Walnut Hill dog has the same Grand Father on the top and bottom, but the dams on bothe are fairly outcrossed. I havent had any issues so far. IMO there's nothing wrong with a 2-2 line breeding (inbreeding) But It starts with genetically sound parents That's the point I was trying to make . Half ...
by Ms. Cage
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP puppies pedigree
Replies: 22
Views: 5506

Re: GSP puppies pedigree

It ccould but it is so rare I'll bet you have nebver seen it happen. You have to remember it can happen with a complete outcross too. OH yes we have. Maybe not as rare as you think. Problem those who have those Opp's don't like to talk about it. When a genetic issue pops up and you try to trace it ...
by Ms. Cage
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP puppies pedigree
Replies: 22
Views: 5506

Re: GSP puppies pedigree

Are the Sire and Dam genetically sound themselve when your looking at high COI breeding. Do you know what recessives both Sire and dam might carry that could come forward. High COI can be great or a cluster. I would never buy a high COI pup from a inexperienced breeder. Could open up a huge can of w...
by Ms. Cage
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Very Frustrated
Replies: 12
Views: 3945

Re: Very Frustrated

When we train steadiness we will say something like Bob , Bill, JJ , 3,4,5 different whatever before the dogs name is said to send. Any movement at all on any thing said beside his name the dog is corrected. You send at a test by name and in the blind TAKE HIM. Your the problem. Be consistent with y...
by Ms. Cage
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EP / GSP Breeder Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 25467

Re: EP / GSP Breeder Recommendations

You guys are forgetting the amateur who raises, trains, handles their own dogs . Some of those folks are as skilled as any pro out there. These folks might raise one litter a year . Many hours of thought are put into the litters they produce out of their quality bitch.
by Ms. Cage
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EP / GSP Breeder Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 25467

Re: EP / GSP Breeder Recommendations

Yes Willow Creek is in Little Falls Minnesota. Chad will treat you right. Grouse point kennels and Dankar kennels both in Wi. both produce nice foot handling dogs. We'll be breeding our VC Gunslinger's NW Heartbreaker to INT CH VC Dankars Ready and Able Blitz MH. Both super nice wild bird dog. This ...
by Ms. Cage
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beepers
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

Re: Beepers

My husband has lost most of his high tone hearing. After owning many different beepers Howie has found the Lovett low tone is best for him. As far as the gps goes Howie can not hear the point signal go off so he finds himself looking at the screen all the time. Problem is we are ruffed grouse hunter...
by Ms. Cage
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to expect from a trainer.
Replies: 15
Views: 3673

Re: What to expect from a trainer.

If someone said they could do a ff in two weeks I'd look else where. Try Grouse Points in Rice Lake Wi. 715-234-3044, Dankar Kennels in Gleason, Wi. 715-595-3062.
by Ms. Cage
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointing Dog Pheasant Hunting video
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Pointing Dog Pheasant Hunting video

Nice dog work . Love the looks of the dogs . Noticed you shot a hen. What state allows this on wild phez??? Saw no retrieving Is this where the dog points and hunter makes the retrieve... :wink:
by Ms. Cage
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Training

Still can not bring up the video. Earned a leg on Tug 's MH this weekend . Diesel's litter mate.
by Ms. Cage
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.
Replies: 22
Views: 6308

Re: Upland hunting with a pointing dog and a Retriever.

My husband and a friend of his used to hunt a GSP and a lab together all the time on phez. Howie and Greg would always talk how deadly the combo was. Keep in mind both had well trained , broke dogs and the GSP would stand through most anything.
by Ms. Cage
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Steadiers
Replies: 37
Views: 11044

Re: Dog Steadiers

greg jacobs wrote: At this point they don't want to retrieve to hand. They pick the bird up, look at you, drop it, and head for putting another bird in the air.
IMO that's where FF comes into play.
by Ms. Cage
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP breeders
Replies: 10
Views: 3181

Re: GSP breeders

As long as we're getting out of the requested area Grouse Point Kennels in Wisconsin has a very nice litter coming up. The litter should produce pups with a ton of point, retrieve, water love and lots of cooperation. Litter was bred a couple of week ago.

http://www.grousepointkennels.com/index.cfm
by Ms. Cage
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding Question
Replies: 25
Views: 5774

Re: Breeding Question

1. Who Knows. Might be he likes enough about the dam to overlook the bite. I guess you would need to ask the breeder. Most Do not. 2.Fairly likely some puppies will have it. 3. Yes you can generally see a bad bite. I have heard of puppies that it was not noticeable at 8 weeks and was later. I have ...
by Ms. Cage
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Minnesota
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: Minnesota

Order a Itasca county plot book. You can order it from Itasca county court house Grand Rapids , Minnesota .
by Ms. Cage
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF for Pointer?
Replies: 28
Views: 8766

Re: FF for Pointer?

I was once told that NO QUESTION was a dumb question. Just that the person asking doesn't know or understand. Point Is, might be good to treat this person's question with some understanding and respect. Instead, they were attacked as a troll. Maybe someone deserved to be called a few names !!!! Your...
by Ms. Cage
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: BERETTA OR BENELLI????
Replies: 13
Views: 5137

Re: BERETTA OR BENELLI????

Get the one that fits the best. No matter the brand or model if a shotgun doesn't fit it's about as good as a canoe paddle on the prairie.
by Ms. Cage
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF for Pointer?
Replies: 28
Views: 8766

Re: FF for Pointer?

No matter how well any dog retrieves that we've owned goes through FF.
by Ms. Cage
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bob West
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Bob West

Bob may have retired from Purina but not the dog world . Bob was up here running a retriever trial with a black Lab in the Qually and judged the derby 2 weekends ago
by Ms. Cage
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tonellis Rising Sun and line breeding
Replies: 17
Views: 5748

Re: Tonellis Rising Sun and line breeding

greg jacobs wrote:You may have crossed the line.
I think it's a fair question if the poster truly doesn't know. Hope some chime in that haves knowledge of the topic and not hear say. Myself, I don't have a clue. PM's might be proper
by Ms. Cage
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anybody using an interesting theme in naming their dogs?
Replies: 34
Views: 8276

Re: Anybody using an interesting theme in naming their dogs?

Our young male is named Northwaters Locomotion and call name Tug. My husband is a retired locomotive engineer . JJ was named after the show Good Times. Reg. name Sharp Shooters NW Mr. Motion.
by Ms. Cage
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Type of duck to train with?
Replies: 15
Views: 3668

Re: Type of duck to train with?

When I was running Labs and needed ducks; I would go and feed them popcorn at the local park or golf course, , grab a couple, stuff them in a box, take them home, clip their wings and train my dog. After a while the wing feathers would grow back and they would simply fly away Man, your setting Nate...
by Ms. Cage
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Type of duck to train with?
Replies: 15
Views: 3668

Re: Type of duck to train with?

Nate, Someone posted on your upt post that northern chapter was having a training day. If you can't make it go to there membership list and make a few calls. Reach out people in your area will help. My understanding is you have never seen a upt test or a mock test . You need the help!!!
by Ms. Cage
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda upt
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: navhda upt

Nate, A few weeks ago litter mate to Gibby ran AKC SH. Different venue but I'm thinking the scenario is very similar. Jade's owner called Howie and said he was going to enter SH. Jade' owner is inexperienced handler himself. Howie at first said why not hold off and run MH since Jade was almost ready...
by Ms. Cage
Sat May 30, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PerfectPedigrees.com Off Line?
Replies: 19
Views: 4216

Re: PerfectPedigrees.com Off Line?

maybe buy your own breedmate program .
by Ms. Cage
Thu May 28, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: navhda upt
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: navhda upt

Well said, the UPT is a great idea for the first time handler, and gives a good opportunity for a dress rehearsal for the UT. I have done it with and without UPT for different dogs, but was glad to have done it 'with' for my first one. It mattered more to me than to the dog (because I needed the ha...
by Ms. Cage
Thu May 14, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Force Fetch question
Replies: 11
Views: 3529

Re: Force Fetch question

If the dogs is continually dropping the bumper on return you have holes in your FF. Back up to your first step of FF using a bumper . Place the bumper the dogs mouth in the middle. Next step hold the bumper out front having the dog reach for the bumper . Next step pick up off the floor . In any step...
by Ms. Cage
Mon May 11, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Any boxing fans here?
Replies: 76
Views: 34440

Re: Any boxing fans here?

I am not nostalgic concerning other sports, the athletes are much better today. In boxing, it is not the fighters but the judging I fault . Why do you fault the judges ? May complaint is with 12 rounds of defensive boxing I find boring, 5 rounds of defense, and then 7 of offence would be a better b...
by Ms. Cage
Fri May 08, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Any boxing fans here?
Replies: 76
Views: 34440

Re: Any boxing fans here?

Today they rely on judging, which has changed. Most of the top boxers of the 50's - 70's had an 80+% of their wins end in a KO. Floyd Mayweather is barely over 50%. Myself , I'd rather see a fight go the distance. Ko's can lead to brain damage. Back in the day championship bouts were 15 rounds vs 1...