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by MSU Aggie
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chewing on siding
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Chewing on siding

Just built my indoor/ outdoor kennel and am having an issue with one chewing on the vinyl siding. And suggestions ?
by MSU Aggie
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Why Purina Pro Plan?
Replies: 47
Views: 7394

Re: Why Purina Pro Plan?

Pro Plan is a good food but definitely not the best, which brand is always up for debate. It is a good balance between cost and quality, not to mention consistency. Very few recalls .Purina has also spent a lot of money on marketing and sponsorship deals which is why so many breeders and competitors...
by MSU Aggie
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hot weather and exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 2289

Re: Hot weather and exercise

I look at it more as time than distance. If I've got an out of shape dog i start at about 5 min at around 5 to 8 mph and work up from there. If it's an in shape dog it is normally 10 min or so at about 10 to 12 mph and go up from there. Bring plenty of water and keep an eye on the dog.
by MSU Aggie
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What age do GSP's stop growing
Replies: 17
Views: 2265

Re: What age do GSP's stop growing

As mentioned earlier height will max out at a year to year and a half. Muscular growth will max out at two to three years, this can be toned through exercise at any age. Mentally you'll see maturity by age 3, the puppy phase will fade away.
by MSU Aggie
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ACTION CAMERAS
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: ACTION CAMERAS

I run a Go-pro 4 silver with a head strap for most of my hunting. The aftermarket accessories for Go-pro is by far the biggest and you can find any set up you'd like. For still photos it's not the best. I'll find one of my videos and post it.
by MSU Aggie
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 3 hole dog box for pickup truck
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Re: 3 hole dog box for pickup truck

I have the Deer Creek Uplander 3 hole box and love it. Hold my GSPs very comfortably and my 85# lab ok. With a little straw in the holes they hold heat in extremely well, and with the vents open in warm weather they all stay cool. If you don't have a platform in your bed get the under storage versio...
by MSU Aggie
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When is it to cold to hunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 3965

Re: When is it to cold to hunt?

Thanks guys, the dogs are staying home. Not worth the risk for a bird.
by MSU Aggie
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: When is it to cold to hunt?
Replies: 17
Views: 3965

When is it to cold to hunt?

What is everyone's options on when is it to cold to hunt your dogs? I've got a hunt planned for this weekend but the highs are -5*, I'm having second thoughts on bringing the GSPs.
by MSU Aggie
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Versatile Hunting Vehicle
Replies: 26
Views: 5341

Re: Versatile Hunting Vehicle

Go with a pickup. SUVs are great but it will always have that dog smell. For what your asking id look into a Ford F150 in one of there upper level packages. Ford's have the best back seat for hauling adults, unless you go Dodge Megacab, and they have a shorter box that makes hauling dogs easier. A t...
by MSU Aggie
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 South Dakota Pheasant Mid Season Report
Replies: 1
Views: 721

2017 South Dakota Pheasant Mid Season Report

Hey guys, Guiding has finally slowed down and I was able to get out and hunt some public lands. Bird numbers are down but not as bad as expected. Found 7 rosters and 3 hens yesterday in 3ish hours all on public ground. We are seeing a lot of young birds, most likely a 3rd hatch. With the unseasonabl...
by MSU Aggie
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with GSP blood lines
Replies: 34
Views: 10147

Re: Help with GSP blood lines

I'm very familiar with Clyde and Marilyn at sharpshooter kennels, one of my pups is out of a stud of there's. They produce some great dogs.
by MSU Aggie
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with GSP blood lines
Replies: 34
Views: 10147

Re: Help with GSP blood lines

Thanks guys, my current dogs are from NAVHDA lines. With some field trial in there as well. I've been going through some old post trying to learn ad much as I can.
by MSU Aggie
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Progression NAVDHA UT Duck Search
Replies: 34
Views: 7620

Re: Training Progression NAVDHA UT Duck Search

Jeff, I hate to be this guy on here but use the search function, there is a great step by step process on this forum. The highlights of the process are using a bird boy to toss a live clip wing duck on the water and letting the dog chase it. Then in a series of progressions add more ducks and distan...
by MSU Aggie
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help with GSP blood lines
Replies: 34
Views: 10147

Help with GSP blood lines

I have been training a few dogs here and there over the past decade and think I want to step into the breeding world a little. I currently have two GSPs and I would like to stay with them. Has anyone done any research on the GSP lines that they are willing to share or are there any good sources I sh...
by MSU Aggie
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Native Performance Dog Food
Replies: 7
Views: 2616

Re: Native Performance Dog Food

I was a big Native fan in the beginning. However Kent started using cheaper ingredients and it had negative impacts on all my dogs. They have since made more changes too get closer to the original. Ive started feeding Kinetic which was formed by the original creators of Native, who left over the ing...
by MSU Aggie
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa breaking after force fetch??
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: Whoa breaking after force fetch??

Thanks for the response, I guided with him so he had lots of birds. I think I'm going to give it a shot. Have an agressive target for him to be finished for fall, but don't want to be stupid about it either.
by MSU Aggie
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Franchi Instinct SL
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: Franchi Instinct SL

I went with the L due to the weight. I liked the little heavier steel receiver. Plus I love the case hardened look. Either gun will be grate for you. Mine is a 12 gauge and a buddy has a 20, both guns are nice.
by MSU Aggie
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Franchi Instinct SL
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: Franchi Instinct SL

Love my L. Mounts beautifully for me. Going to be a great gun for upland hunting.
by MSU Aggie
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Whoa breaking after force fetch??
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Whoa breaking after force fetch??

So I force fetched my 1 yr old gsp in January/February and have been running drills with him ever since. My question is has anyone had any luck with moving into whoa breaking right after ff? I understand both are hard on the pup and usually I would put a hunting season between the two, but training ...
by MSU Aggie
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: small action/POV videocam
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Re: small action/POV videocam

I know you said no Gopro but look around for a good used 3+ black, 4+silver or black, or the gopro session. Should be able to find the slightly older ones for a fairly reasonable price.
by MSU Aggie
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC JH Test question
Replies: 29
Views: 5280

Re: AKC JH Test question

JH test are a great way to get new people and pups into training and testing. If your pup will go out and hunt, hold a point until your fairly close, and come to you when called, your good to go. You will learn what you need to improve on with your pup. Plus, getting to go hangout with other dog peo...
by MSU Aggie
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSP question
Replies: 9
Views: 2073

Re: GSP question

Don't sweat it, he's still growing and maturing. You'll have periods of growth in height and weight, not at the same time. My 14 month old pup was cruising up to 50 pounds now he's getting muscle definition and requires double the food he did just 2 months ago to maintain weight.
by MSU Aggie
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggressive pup
Replies: 28
Views: 6285

Re: Aggressive pup

The dogs that were put down were given multiple chances and only put down after killing another dog and attacking a kid. Neither was being provoked, according to the owners. I'm sorry I don't care how good they hunt there is no place for dogs like that.
by MSU Aggie
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aggressive pup
Replies: 28
Views: 6285

Re: Aggressive pup

My 2 cents, find another litter. Our dog club has had 2 GWPs put down due to agressiveness and a 3rd banned last year. All were great dogs but attacked other dogs or a person. They were aggressive as pups and even with good training they still couldn't be trusted around other dogs in any way.
by MSU Aggie
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?
Replies: 22
Views: 7327

Re: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?

A blanket will work in a pinch, but I'd really look for a going cover. They come in handy fairly often.
by MSU Aggie
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?
Replies: 22
Views: 7327

Re: Cold night in the crate, what is the limit?

Does the crate have a winter cover? I'm assuming it does for this reply. Put some straw bedding in your crate, I start with about 1/3 the crate hight of bedding, and then close up your winter cover and you should be ok.
by MSU Aggie
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?
Replies: 147
Views: 53263

Re: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?

For the casual bird hunter I'd say yes. Most FT dogs are thought to be big runners and hard headed. Now we as dog people know that this isn't true, but FT dogs are stuck with a bad rap. I've worked with a few FT dogs and loved their drive, but give me 20 more years and I doubt I will be able to keep...
by MSU Aggie
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arctic Blast
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: Arctic Blast

Finally had to bring them into the basement. -26 f tonight and the heater in the garage can't keep up.
by MSU Aggie
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.
Replies: 19
Views: 4985

Re: Clothes for cold weather pheasant hunting.

The under armor cold gear underwear is about all I use that is special. Dress in layers. Blockers need more clothing than walkers. In SD the wind is what get you, block the wind and the cold isn't so bad. My GSPs all get vest, not neoprene, to hold a little more heat in. I bring dog boots but only u...
by MSU Aggie
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Kent Native
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: Kent Native

Native is a very good food. They had some issues a few years ago with loose stools. It was due to an ingredient change, that has since been changed back to original. I feed less and kept weight up even during guiding season. Only reason I stopped using was I get a better deal on Kinetic.
by MSU Aggie
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: FF Pup
Replies: 29
Views: 8602

Re: FF Pup

I'd this is a retriever of some kind (lab, Chessie, or golden) you could start the FF process at any time. Just be aware that puppy teeth coming out well cause some issues. If this is a pointer id wait, and keep working on natural retrieve.
by MSU Aggie
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hunting "cabin"
Replies: 21
Views: 4955

Re: Hunting "cabin"

In reality your better off to find a house in a nearby small town to buy and make nice with local farmers. Most towns have a few houses that are cheap to buy, some repairs may be needed, they are on city utility's and are patrolled by police. We have a hay shed that isn't close to the home place tha...
by MSU Aggie
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Kennel?
Replies: 22
Views: 5990

Re: Best Kennel?

No problem, if you go with a Ruff Tough get the optional cross lock. This increases security and prevents accidental opening of the door.
by MSU Aggie
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Kennel?
Replies: 22
Views: 5990

Re: Best Kennel?

Ruff Tough is manufactured in Tea SD by Roto mold llc. Ruff Tough products are the primary products made by Roto Mold.
by MSU Aggie
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GoPro questions
Replies: 16
Views: 5500

Re: GoPro questions

I love mine, they are great for the wide angle stuff. I wear a head strap with mine and get some amazing shots. I just bought the Fido Dog harness and want to throw it on my Lab.
by MSU Aggie
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Pheasants
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: Pheasants

My GSP struggled her first few times out. She figured out to circle birds and pinch them between me and her. She only does this in row crops, grass fields she points normally.
by MSU Aggie
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: make my dog relocate
Replies: 12
Views: 2551

Re: make my dog relocate

I had this issue with a very deep nosed GSP. On a windy day she would point from a mile away. We transitioned to the OK command as described above. Doing it this way made it easy to transition between testing and hunting, she didn't move unless told to.
by MSU Aggie
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Starting pup search.
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: Starting pup search.

Not close but Marzolf X Kennels in Canton SD just announced a very nice upcoming litter. Both sire and dam have VC and MH titles. Ringneck Kennels in KS has some nice dogs as well. Clyde at Sharp Shooter kennels always has great pups.
by MSU Aggie
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 19247

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

If you go with the Vizsla look into Martinsen Red Point Kennel. They are putting out some very good quality Vizslas. They have 4 running in the NAVHDA Invitational this week.
by MSU Aggie
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?
Replies: 66
Views: 19247

Re: Vizsla or Pointing Lab?

Of the 2 options go Vizsla. Nothing against pointing labs but i see alot that are just straight up flushers. When you do talk with several breeders. Some will have great pups but be big runners. An honest breeder will help you find the right dog.
by MSU Aggie
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: KINETIC Dog Food?
Replies: 43
Views: 21082

Re: KINETIC Dog Food?

Been feeding Kinetic for about 3 months now. I'm feeding less and keeping the weight were I want it on 3 dogs spanning 5 years to 8 months old. This is essentially an upgraded Native dog food, the creators of Kinetic were the original developers of Native. Kent feeds changed the ingredients in nativ...
by MSU Aggie
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Success story's of keeping GSP in 6 ft fenced backyard
Replies: 25
Views: 7203

Re: Success story's of keeping GSP in 6 ft fenced backyard

Good luck. I would suggest crating while your gone or putting on a chain/cable. Mine are all crated when the wife leaves work and let out whenever someone gets home.
by MSU Aggie
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: WTB Garmin Alpha or Astro 320
Replies: 2
Views: 2233

WTB Garmin Alpha or Astro 320

I am looking for either a Garmin Astro 320 or an Alpha. It will have to come with 2 functional collars. I want it mainly for the GPS function, so either will work. Let me know what you got.
by MSU Aggie
Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: What are your 2016 Hunting Plans??
Replies: 27
Views: 10013

Re: What are your 2016 Hunting Plans??

27 days of guiding for pheasants in SD and fitting in my personal hunts.
by MSU Aggie
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: explaination of Trump's appeal
Replies: 218
Views: 66751

Re: explaination of Trump's appeal

Both Trump and Sanders represented the same thing to opposing sides. The American people are fed up with the growing disconnect between politicians and the people. I do not like my choices for president, but Trump is the lesser of 2 evils IMO. How anyone can vote for Hillary is beyond my comprehensi...
by MSU Aggie
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Food Question?
Replies: 26
Views: 8332

Re: Puppy Food Question?

Thanks for the replies. I usually do a bag or two then switched. But I've recently switched vets and he is a big proponent of feeding it for a full year.
by MSU Aggie
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy Food Question?
Replies: 26
Views: 8332

Puppy Food Question?

How many of you use the specific puppy foods versus feeding a normal high quality food. Think Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy vs. Pro Plan Performance 30/20. If you feed puppy food how long?
by MSU Aggie
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: explaination of Trump's appeal
Replies: 218
Views: 66751

Re: explaination of Trump's appeal

I love how some people think that just because they went to college and others dont it makes their opinions the right one. I know a lot of uneducated people that are smarter and have more common sense than just about any college graduate. You can still be dumb even if you pay for a sheet of paper, ...
by MSU Aggie
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: explaination of Trump's appeal
Replies: 218
Views: 66751

Re: explaination of Trump's appeal

I love how some people think that just because they went to college and others dont it makes their opinions the right one. I know a lot of uneducated people that are smarter and have more common sense than just about any college graduate. You can still be dumb even if you pay for a sheet of paper, m...
by MSU Aggie
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Crate Fans
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: Crate Fans

I love my Ruff Tough fans. However for a cheaper option I would look and Endless Breeze or an electric radiator fan. Most auto parts store will carry electric radiator fans on hand, most are thin, and most are easy to install.