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by mtlee
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: MobileStrong Store n Pull
Replies: 3
Views: 2188

Re: MobileStrong Store n Pull

Thanks for the review and pictures. I researched storage systems and never saw this brand/model. Do you lose the area in front and behind each wheel well? On the non-slide cargo top, do you think it could take the weight of a quad and a 3 hole dog box? The drawer system alone fits between the wheel...
by mtlee
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: MobileStrong Store n Pull
Replies: 3
Views: 2188

MobileStrong Store n Pull

I researched drawer / slide systems for a while and could really only find any info on the truck vault and cargoglide option. Until, by luck I stumbled upon the MobileStrong Store n Pull. I searched and searched but could not find any real reviews or individuals who had personal experience with this...
by mtlee
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP vs WPG vs Spinone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2713

Re: GWP vs WPG vs Spinone?

I see a lot of breeders bragging how they use them on hogs, bears, coyotes, and cats as well as birds. Beautiful dog though! They are really handsome dogs! Thanks. This reminds me, I had a shorthair that circled a wild hog and would not let it leave one day when we were woodcock hunting. Same dog l...
by mtlee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question about lining...
Replies: 23
Views: 10270

Re: Question about lining...

Thanks for input guys.... Let me pick your brain again. How can I get him to turn and face me when I stop him? Blow the stop whistle and throw a tennis ball right at his gob ! ..If you miss that's ok . After a few times he will turn round and either catch it or anticipate it . You are half way ther...
by mtlee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question about lining...
Replies: 23
Views: 10270

Re: Question about lining...

You might just have to break that one down for me... Your earlier post concentrated on getting everything right ..in line ..yup , for sure ..but this little 10 month old we just want 'Go' ...sticking on the 'get it right' as per the book is when it's learned 'Go' ...and it's always a win for the do...
by mtlee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question about lining...
Replies: 23
Views: 10270

Re: Question about lining...

How can I get him to turn and face me when I stop him? You could try "waiting him out." This means saying and doing nothing while the dog continues to face away from you , (you may have to wait quite a while ) you must remain totally focused on the dog however and the instant the dog turns his head...
by mtlee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question about lining...
Replies: 23
Views: 10270

Re: Question about lining...

Whilst our learned friends offer good advice . I'll just say that no matter the breed ,if you are after a straighter line on a blind retrieve with or without any obstacles or terrain or any reference to horses or bias . 'With momentum you will have precision' . You might just have to break that one...
by mtlee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question about lining...
Replies: 23
Views: 10270

Re: Question about lining...

Usually the easiest way to straighten a line is with an obstacle. For instance, you may put a hay bale in front of you and teach him to jump the bale on his way to the pile. The other way, which most DD's hate, is the wagon wheel. If he flares at all he ends up at the wrong bumper which is a punish...
by mtlee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Question about lining...
Replies: 23
Views: 10270

Re: Question about lining...

Thanks for input guys.... Let me pick your brain again. Stopping on whistle and casting.....he does it well with one issue. Takes off for 150 yard "back" line. I sit him on the whistle....he faces the pile that is 40-50 yards in front of him. He will not turn around to look at me for direction. I u...
by mtlee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Question about lining...
Replies: 23
Views: 10270

Re: Question about lining...

Thanks for input guys.... Let me pick your brain again. Stopping on whistle and casting.....he does it well with one issue. Takes off for 150 yard "back" line. I sit him on the whistle....he faces the pile that is 40-50 yards in front of him. He will not turn around to look at me for direction. I us...
by mtlee
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP vs WPG vs Spinone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2713

Re: GWP vs WPG vs Spinone?

This may be a waste of time considering you've eliminated DDs but I can tell you that it sounds like one will meet your needs well (as would well bred members of the other breeds). Not sure why you think they are "overkill." I got my first DD 14 months ago and I can tell you he is a great dog. Very ...
by mtlee
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Question about lining...
Replies: 23
Views: 10270

Re: Question about lining...

Thanks ! I'll give that a try.
by mtlee
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Question about lining...
Replies: 23
Views: 10270

Re: Question about lining...

He takes his casts (back and over) well. It's just the initial line, always slightly left. In all honesty it probably is something that just bugs me more so than it will actually cause any real problems. 99% of blinds will be in water and he swims straight away from me when I give him a back command...
by mtlee
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Question about lining...
Replies: 23
Views: 10270

Question about lining...

I have a 14 month old DD who I've been working on blind retrieves with. He is doing great. My only (minor) complaint is that he tends to run at a slight angle to the left away from me on "back." For whatever reason he looks left when he sits on my left side. I have tried circling him around and havi...
by mtlee
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Strong Storage System
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

Re: Mobile Strong Storage System

I'm on my third Camper shell from these folks. Local Kansas company. That slide out bed I believe is their product. http://www.atctruckcovers.com/ Yes, they manufacture the slide. I'm assuming you're happy with their products if you are on your 3rd one and it's not because they keep breaking and th...
by mtlee
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Strong Storage System
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

Re: Mobile Strong Storage System

The truckvaults are nice, I've seen them at outdoor shows. You can add a Cargoglide or Bedslide to the top of one and have the same set up as the Mobile Storage system. The price point is just higher so I'd like to save a few bucks if the Mobile Storage is comparable.
by mtlee
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Strong Storage System
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

Mobile Strong Storage System

I've been looking into different truck bed storage options. I have a shell on my truck. I would like to have storage and a slide system as the back of the bed is difficult to access. I've gone back and forth about TruckVault + Cargoglide vs Cargoglide + CapPack. I recently came across this company "...
by mtlee
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 7 month old English pointer catches quail
Replies: 16
Views: 5509

Re: 7 month old English pointer catches quail

I agree with those who say at least one launcher is a must. However, they are expensive. Many years ago before I got mine I was using a baby sock and a string. I'm sure somebody on this site recommended it to me. Tie a long string to the sock (20 ft or so). Dizzy the pigeon and little, plant him wit...
by mtlee
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training in the heat
Replies: 11
Views: 3198

Re: Training in the heat

Thanks! Heat advisory almost every day between 12-7 pm....heat index of 100+ is the norm this time of year. At least we don't have to deal with the snow!
by mtlee
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training in the heat
Replies: 11
Views: 3198

Re: Training in the heat

First thing in the morning and right before dark....otherwise my DD is in his "pool" :)

The EP doesn't seem to mind the heat.



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by mtlee
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

He shredded the chunk of grass so it's more like a dirt mound now BUT he is using the bathroom there now and laying in his house. Problem solved .... For the time being. Thanks for all the input.
by mtlee
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

I decided to dig up a chunk of yard (grass and dirt) since I couldn't find any sod for sale. It's a rectangle about 3x2 feet. I put it on the lumber deck of the kennel today for him. It was on a large flattened cardboard box (that's how I transported it so it stayed all in one piece) and probably we...
by mtlee
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

I had this problem before. He does not like the smooth surface... try putting some sod down in a corner away from the food. Put the food and water right by the house.Use enough sod so he can walk around on it a bit. (Mine played with it and dragged it around :? ) also if you can put something tough...
by mtlee
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

Sharon wrote:Oh ,well that explains it all. He's not a pointe or a setter. :wink:

I'm almost ashamed to admit what the Pointer's quirk is. Let's just say he enjoys eating stuff that other dogs have already eaten .... And digested.
by mtlee
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

Neil wrote:I looked in his fun loving eyes, and can tell you with some certainty that he is just messing with you. It is going to be all right, he will stop on his own and find other ways to bedevil you. I like him.

Haha, I like him to. He's a great dog....you're probably right.
by mtlee
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

Sharon wrote:Looking at your avatar , he's a beautiful dog. One would never know he had a quirk. Hopefully the New Year solves the problem. :)
Thank you, but he's not the one giving me the problem.

The guilty party is below :roll:
by mtlee
Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

DougB wrote:Okay, idea from left field. Put a chunk of sod in a corner and see what happens. Maybe he wants a litter box.

I thought of that, just having trouble finding sod in December. I think it would work though, going to keep looking.
by mtlee
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

setterpoint wrote:dogs most of the time dont like to potty where they eat with that big of a dog house try moving his water and food in the dog house most of the time the dog will go outside if this dont work build a smaller dog box

Did that, the Dog Den 2 is small. He's already as big as my Pointer.
by mtlee
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

Meller wrote:Try putting something of yours, sweaty t-shirt or type of clothing that you have been wearing, that has lots of your scent on it for him to sleep on; maybe that will help! If not you will know what he thinks of your wardrobe. :lol:
Worth a shot
by mtlee
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

Thought about getting one of these and over time making it smaller and smaller and smaller until its gone. My concern is he will just shred it in the first 5 minutes and I will have blown 30 dollars.


http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Patch-Dispo ... B005G7S6UI
by mtlee
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

I would guess your dog thinks of the decking as off limits for doing his business, and uses the the doghouse to go because he thinks he's hiding it. Like how a mostly housebroken dog will find a private spot to have an 'accident' instead of going where everyone can see him - their form of embarrass...
by mtlee
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

Bizarro! Maybe he is marking his dog house to say it is his? or maybe he is saying , "I want to live in the house!" :) Haha, who knows....regardless I'm not leaving that brand new Dog Den in their for him to use as a toilet. Maybe I'll just put a tarp up and he can sleep on the decking. Weather doe...
by mtlee
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

Update on the situation..... Threw away old dog house, ordered Dog Den 2. Weather was mild so no dog house for a day or 2 in the kennel. Put the Dog Den 2 in and you guessed it, he only went in to pee. Cleaned it out and removed it (did not put a new dog house in), was out of town about 10 days with...
by mtlee
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Kansas hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 2829

Re: Kansas hunt

Planning on heading that way in 2 weeks, glad you found some birds...hopefully I'll have some luck.
by mtlee
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

I hang my barrels on the sides of my kennels so they have to jump up in the barrel. Start lower for pups and move up as they grow. allows you to clean underneath it. never had one go in their barrel. Even at 5 weeks old they would get out of the barrels to go. Can always throw some hay in the corne...
by mtlee
Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Re: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

Way too big, it will not retain his body heat. I am surprised he wallows in it, usually not the case. I don't disagree that a smaller one would retain heat better but the temps are mild and he's got a dense coat. I think being cold this winter is the least of his concern. He's not wallowing in it, ...
by mtlee
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy uses dog house for outhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 17873

Puppy uses dog house for outhouse

My 17 week old DD has been using his dog house as an outhouse now for several weeks. It took me a while to figure it out (couldn't understand where the poop in his coat was coming from). He stays in a 10x10 kennel during the day with a "log cabin" looking dog house that was built by my brother. It's...
by mtlee
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New DD pup
Replies: 15
Views: 4795

Re: New DD pup

powbass@gmail.com wrote:I forgot, I used mouse traps to curtail the counter surfing. I should have used at least 6 instead of 2.

That's funny. And yes the remotes.....why? Why the remotes !?
by mtlee
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Thoughts on Kansas and SD in December
Replies: 31
Views: 8571

Re: Thoughts on Kansas and SD in December

Not sure how accurate this is but it's on the internet so it's gotta be true....right?

https://www.pheasantsforever.org/BlogLa ... sants.aspx
by mtlee
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: trip to kansas
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: trip to kansas

Conditioning for you and the dog's can be one possible issue. Carry a lot of water. +1. Last year when we were in Kansas we averaged 10-11 miles per day. I don't remember what the GPS collars said about the dogs but you can imagine it would be significantly more. I put mine on the treadmill several...
by mtlee
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New DD pup
Replies: 15
Views: 4795

Re: New DD pup

He will be the most intelligent, funniest, and most interesting dog you have ever worked with. He is definitely smart and full and personality. He picks up things fast and is bold. He is having fun on good flying pen raised quail although I think his pointing will develop slower than some other bre...
by mtlee
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New DD pup
Replies: 15
Views: 4795

Re: New DD pup

He will be the most intelligent, funniest, and most interesting dog you have ever worked with. He is definitely smart and full and personality. He picks up things fast and is bold. He is having fun on good flying pen raised quail although I think his pointing will develop slower than some other bre...
by mtlee
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New DD pup
Replies: 15
Views: 4795

Re: New DD pup

pointshootretrieve wrote:Very nice!

Tell us more about where you got the pup, etc.
I got him from http://www.vomdrakehaus.com/index.jsp out of Belton, SC. I plan on using him for upland and waterfowl to replace my GSP that passed. He's been fun and easy to work with so far, I have high hopes for him!
by mtlee
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New DD pup
Replies: 15
Views: 4795

Re: New DD pup

Thanks. Vom Drakehaus, Belton SC.
by mtlee
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New DD pup
Replies: 15
Views: 4795

New DD pup

I got a new DD pup a few weeks ago, "Ike vom Drakehaus." We call him Huck. He's about 11 weeks old now. Has been doing great. Bold little fellow, excited about birds...did well with intro to the gun and got in the water the 2nd day I had him. Looking forward to working with him.
by mtlee
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Those who worm a dog I need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 4574

Re: Those who worm a dog I need advice

I have been using Ivermectin 1.87% paste (for horses) for years and never had any issues. It's weight based dosing and has a very high margin of safety. For my dogs 55-75 lbs, it ended up being about the size of a small garden pea. I’m going to focus on dogs from here on out since they were involved...
by mtlee
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need Help Setting Up Pigeon Coop
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Need Help Setting Up Pigeon Coop

Im picking up a new pup in a couple of weeks, and need get my pigeon coop established. I trained the last dog with wild pigoens I caught. This time around I have built a small coop. Where should I buy pigeons? How do I get them to home back to my coop, and not the place I bought them from? Do I hav...
by mtlee
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow
Replies: 21
Views: 7004

Re: Leaving for Kansas tomorrow

Headed to the Great Bend area tomorrow....heard things are looking better. Keeping my fingers crossed!
by mtlee
Mon May 19, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tri colored EP's
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Tri colored EP's

My EP male has similar markings to what you're seeing with your pups around the cheeks/eyes. Very subtle. He is from Rock Acre Blackhawk lines.
by mtlee
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Problem with pigeon eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 4129

Re: Problem with pigeon eggs

Thanks for the help yall, I ended up adding a nesting box area on to the original loft. It seems to have done the trick. The female went right in and laid her eggs and she and her mate have been sitting on them regularly for about 2 weeks now. I also got another bird for the loner. Hopefully they wi...