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by luvthemud
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding 5.5 month old puppy
Replies: 13
Views: 2986

Re: Feeding 5.5 month old puppy

I agree with other posters that small bag of food would be the route I would go, but if memory serves me correctly, when I made my own food i think calcium was achieved through egg shells?!?!?

I used ice cube trays and made frozen treats that i would give the dog alongside his raw mix.
by luvthemud
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finding my young pup some wild birds
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

Re: Finding my young pup some wild birds

My GSP pup will be 8 months old by the time hunting season officially rolls around and I would like to get him on some wild birds. Don't want to rely on the game farm raised wild pheasants that Wisconsin has to offer, so looking at traveling somewhere. Preferably to a midwest state within a days dr...
by luvthemud
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: On board in WI
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: On board in WI

"welcome" from another cheesehead! I am located between Sheboygan and fond du lac.
by luvthemud
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finding my young pup some wild birds
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

Re: Finding my young pup some wild birds

At 8 months I wouldn't worry about just finding wild birds. He just needs "birds" and the more the better. A local game farm would be convenient and probably less expensive. Then during the season you can get him on the real thing . At his age even pigeons would be a good option. Don't worry about ...
by luvthemud
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finding my young pup some wild birds
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

Re: Finding my young pup some wild birds

What about just taking him out yourself for some contacts? That is certainly an option and I have looked into the "U-guide" type stuff and spent a lot of time looking into places to stay and hunt, but if I can pay a reasonable fee to have a guide/lodging along with a knowledgeable hunting partner i...
by luvthemud
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finding my young pup some wild birds
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

Finding my young pup some wild birds

My GSP pup will be 8 months old by the time hunting season officially rolls around and I would like to get him on some wild birds. Don't want to rely on the game farm raised wild pheasants that Wisconsin has to offer, so looking at traveling somewhere. Preferably to a midwest state within a days dri...
by luvthemud
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 2 hole diamond plate dog box
Replies: 2
Views: 2085

Re: 2 hole diamond plate dog box

Western Michigan... Meaning lower Michigan, or western part of the UP?
by luvthemud
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training With Wild Birds, Wisconsin
Replies: 18
Views: 5459

Re: Training With Wild Birds, Wisconsin

I would bite the bullet and buy birds. I too have a 4.5 month old pup and while the thought of releasing $5 bills into the air to fly away right now is tough to swallow, it is all part of the game. Can always try catching your own pigeons? There are a couple NAVHDA chapters that serve SE Wisconsin/N...
by luvthemud
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Young pup and live birds
Replies: 7
Views: 2775

Re: Young pup and live birds

Your pup is only 3 months old, an infant. What do you expect to achieve with such a little guy? You don't need to worry about bird work for 3-4 months yet, and even then there is no hurry. Doing too much too soon can mess him up faster than being patient and giving him time to grow up a little. You...
by luvthemud
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Young pup and live birds
Replies: 7
Views: 2775

Re: Young pup and live birds

No birds, no bird dog! Pigeons are the answer..............Always fly hard and you don't need a dog training license. I couldn't keep homers in my yard so I buy them for a buck apiece from the local pest control company, they trap several hundred pigeons a month and always have some available. When...
by luvthemud
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: missing photos? Photobucket
Replies: 9
Views: 2098

Re: missing photos? Photobucket

I logged onto photobucket for the first time in a long time a couple months ago. Was shocked to see the disaster it had become.

Would be so nice if google would allow hosting via Drive or Photos. Going to check out Smugmug.
by luvthemud
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Young pup and live birds
Replies: 7
Views: 2775

Re: Young pup and live birds

I'm assuming you are training a GSP to point not flush. If he's aggressively chasing and catching clip wing birds, I wouldn't let him catch any more birds. I'd give him some time ( a couple of months at least) in the field and yard training (recall, heel, no,kennel, etc), to gain confidence and som...
by luvthemud
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Young pup and live birds
Replies: 7
Views: 2775

Young pup and live birds

My 3 month old pup has been exposed to quail about a half dozen times now. The first 2 or 3 times the birds were dead, and the last few times they were alive. I have been letting him essentially have his way with them and have made it as fun as possible every time. My question. Is...do I keep doing ...
by luvthemud
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: great customer service
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: great customer service

Yeah, this couldn't have been a PayPal issue, but it does illustrate why Paypal is nice. I like using my Visa through PayPal for reasons just like this. Another layer of protection when vendors make mistakes or someone tries to rip you off. Very easy (or at least it used to be a few years back) to d...
by luvthemud
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ugh...I hate cats! Especially the ones with claws!
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: Ugh...I hate cats! Especially the ones with claws!

I'm sorry that happened and hope all turns out well. Some dogs and cats get along great. http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a521/Sharon440/Nemo20Tessa20large20pic_zpstgwahomj.jpg Yeah, these cats don't get along with anybody or anything. I should have known better than to take him off his leash un...
by luvthemud
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ugh...I hate cats! Especially the ones with claws!
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Ugh...I hate cats! Especially the ones with claws!

Just got home from an emergency visit to the vet. A couple hours ago, my 3 month old GSP discovered that some cats have claws :x . He is used to our 21 year old declawed cat that basically let's him so anything, so when he approached my parents cat, who I normally make sure is locked away when I vis...
by luvthemud
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Black GSP
Replies: 42
Views: 12106

Re: Black GSP

Was never a fan of black GSPs until Sunday. Spent some time at a local NAVHDA testing day and there were a couple gorgeous black GSPs along with a litter of pups that we mostly black with great ticking.

Pretty much sold me on the color! Now I have to sell it to the wife lol!
by luvthemud
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: do dogs cry?
Replies: 16
Views: 4556

Re: do dogs cry?

take the dog to the vet he can id the prob. in just a few min. prob nothing but could be my dog had ulcer in one of his eyes been treating it and it has not got any worst and seems to have improved If I can read I think he just said he was at the vets when this discussion came up. Ezzy Ezzy...........
by luvthemud
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: New dog flu. Coming soon to your locale.
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Re: New dog flu. Coming soon to your locale.

My vet mentioned this...I actually mistook what he was talking about as kennel cough. Should have asked more questions I guess. Thanks for the link!
by luvthemud
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: do dogs cry?
Replies: 16
Views: 4556

Re: do dogs cry?

Puppy had his first checkup since being home today and the only real issue I had to ask the vet about was his right eye watering. Vet did the dye test as mentioned above and he said that the duct is clogged. He said it really wasnt a big deal, is very common in pups, and that there is a good chance ...
by luvthemud
Sun May 28, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the most you've spent on a dog?
Replies: 73
Views: 17073

Re: What's the most you've spent on a dog?

gonehuntin' wrote:heck, people are paying $3,000.00 for mutt golden-doodles. Makes a well bred gun dog look like a bargain.
Yup, buddy of mine is writing a check for $2400 for one in a few weeks. Crazy.
by luvthemud
Tue May 23, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Itching, Scratching and Biting
Replies: 28
Views: 6781

Re: Itching, Scratching and Biting

We've had numerous blood tests run (other than for allergies) and came back normal. Ugh, so frustrating. I had my dog seen by a dermatologist and she recommended a prescription food to eliminate it was a protein allergy. I ended up returning the stuff when I found it online for a third of the price...
by luvthemud
Tue May 23, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Itching, Scratching and Biting
Replies: 28
Views: 6781

Re: Itching, Scratching and Biting

I had a dog that suffered from allergy like symptoms. Tried everything under the sun (new carpet, steam cleaning house, homemade dog food, special baths, water filtration) and was never able to figure it out. Allergies can be tricky because they can be a combination of things. I apologize if I misse...
by luvthemud
Sun May 21, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 2XL Hunting Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: 2XL Hunting Gear

Sold
by luvthemud
Sun May 21, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: He is finally home!
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: He is finally home!

greg jacobs wrote:Nice looking pup.
Mine had a white streak down his nose at that age.
Can't see it at all anymore.

Yeah, it is already getting pretty light! A couple weeks ago it was a lot brighter!
by luvthemud
Sun May 21, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scare with Stormy
Replies: 22
Views: 5440

Re: Scare with Stormy

Eek! Glad it all worked out! I don't know of someone worried about the dogs wellbeing would just open the door? Does the store have surveillance cameras?
by luvthemud
Sat May 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: He is finally home!
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: He is finally home!

Thanks guys! Had a lot of issues (health) with my previous GSPs so took my time to make sure I was making the right choice in both breeder and the line. If the first couple days are any indication, it was worth the time and wait! Taking to his kennel great, calm demeanor, and goes to the door when h...
by luvthemud
Sat May 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: He is finally home!
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

He is finally home!

Been waiting for this little guy for a while now (a year to be exact), and he finally came home yesterday! This is my GSP named "Porter"! This will be the first dog I train myself! Look for him at some Wisconsin NAVHA training​ days! http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t246/07ROUSHSTG3/IMG_919320copy...
by luvthemud
Tue May 16, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 2XL Hunting Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: 2XL Hunting Gear

Up North wrote:I got all the clothes I need, or I would take the lot. Good prices for someone!
i am hoping they find a good hunting home LOL!
by luvthemud
Mon May 15, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 2XL Hunting Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: 2XL Hunting Gear

Open to reasonable offers with a zip code so I can estimate shipping costs! Buy it all for $150 shipped!!
by luvthemud
Mon May 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 2XL Hunting Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: 2XL Hunting Gear

Sold
by luvthemud
Mon May 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 2XL Hunting Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: 2XL Hunting Gear

Sold
by luvthemud
Mon May 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 2XL Hunting Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: 2XL Hunting Gear

Sold
by luvthemud
Mon May 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 2XL Hunting Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: 2XL Hunting Gear

Sold
by luvthemud
Mon May 15, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: 2XL Hunting Gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

2XL Hunting Gear

Sold!
by luvthemud
Mon May 08, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel run flooring
Replies: 10
Views: 3734

Re: Kennel run flooring

concrete all the way. the only other option I would consider if concrete was not an option for some reason would be to make a deck using the new style composite decking. that stuff is pricey though!
by luvthemud
Mon May 01, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Prescription hunting/shooting glasses
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Prescription hunting/shooting glasses

Thanks for the leads guys!
by luvthemud
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Prescription hunting/shooting glasses
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Prescription hunting/shooting glasses

Got glasses about 6 years ago and never really got used to contacts. Only time I ever wear them is when hunting or when I want to wear sunglasses for an extended time. Just got my first pair of prescription sunglasses and that got me to thinking about a designated pair of hunting/shooting glasses. A...
by luvthemud
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New addition to our family
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: New addition to our family

Nice!

Me and my family are going to the breeder Saturday to look and possibly pick out our new pup too! My daughter has no idea! She is going to freak out lol!
by luvthemud
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Its official I hate TICKS ......
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: Its official I hate TICKS ......

Yeah, they are becoming quite the pain in Wisconsin as well. What once was an "up north" thing is now pretty much statewide. Many people in the southern part of the state have had no experience with ticks and are caught by surprise when they find one. My property in the northern part of the state mu...
by luvthemud
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small Kibble
Replies: 16
Views: 3403

Re: Small Kibble

Hadn't really thought about raw. I have 10 dogs, so I am not sure how easy it would be. Plus I live pretty much in the middle of no where. The closest Walmart is 55 miles. Sourcing might be a problem. But I will give it a look, might be just for Mona, but worth looking into. doing your own raw is a...
by luvthemud
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small Kibble
Replies: 16
Views: 3403

Re: Small Kibble

I always thought that FROMM kibble was relatively small...especially the puppy formula.
by luvthemud
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how/when do breeders confirm pregnancy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: how/when do breeders confirm pregnancy?

Same boat here - with a call that the heat started about Jan 12. So "standing heat" can range from day 6 - 22 yes 22 I have seen it... but is usually around day 12 ish. Then ultrasound confirmation is most common and around day 32 post breeding. So long end would be 50 isn days after heat cycle sta...
by luvthemud
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how/when do breeders confirm pregnancy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: how/when do breeders confirm pregnancy?

Heat cycle started so you have a little bit yet??? Sounds like you missed this one. I am not the one breeding....just one of the people with a deposit down on a pup. Was just wondering when i may be getting the call to say that the breeding worked. I don't know much, if anything, about the process,...
by luvthemud
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how/when do breeders confirm pregnancy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: how/when do breeders confirm pregnancy?

cool, thanks for the info!

been waiting on a breeding for a while now and am getting close. breeder told me that the cycle started on Jan 17th...so it sounds like i got a little bit yet.
by luvthemud
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how/when do breeders confirm pregnancy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

how/when do breeders confirm pregnancy?

Just curious....how do breeders confirm that a breeding took/worked? wait a certain amount of time after the cycle ends and just go to the vet??? are there physical changes in the dogs appearance/behavior that "tip you off"?
by luvthemud
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?
Replies: 147
Views: 53860

Re: Are bird hunters afraid of field trial dogs?

I hunted behind close working flushers and labs my entire life. Fell in love with pointing dog hunting after hunting with a co-worker and his what I know now to be his close working GSP. I paid a ton of money to have my pup trained by the breeder and the first time out with him I was not only afraid...
by luvthemud
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Northern Wisconsin Grouse Hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 3366

Re: Northern Wisconsin Grouse Hunt

http://www.wdio.com/Outdoors/hunting-dogs-killed-by-wolves-wisconsin-bear-season/4289057/ Not sure if lucky is the right word. It is getting out of hand. The wolves have caught on that hunting dogs are easy prey. Unfortunately our DNR is more worried about feeding the wolves with elk introduction a...
by luvthemud
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: World Series
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

Re: World Series

I love it, some one from the Holyland claiming arrogance lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holyland_(Wisconsin) :wink: I have been there many times over the years. I wasn't making fun of you but rather just the appearance of the "Holyland" and arrogance in the sentence struck me funny. I gotcha...
by luvthemud
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: World Series
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

Re: World Series

happy to know that I won't have to hear about "the curse" anymore. sad to know that the cubs fans will be more arrogant when they come to miller park next season. :lol: I love it, some one from the Holyland claiming arrogance lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holyland_(Wisconsin) :wink: