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by RichK
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel panels
Replies: 6
Views: 2522

Re: Kennel panels

I ran the numbers on building "quality" kennels versus buying quality kennels. The materials alone were about equal before even figuring in my labor.
by RichK
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: order of e collar commands
Replies: 15
Views: 4832

Re: order of e collar commands

I'm curious.... After you have trained commands, in what order do you introduce reinforcing those commands with the e collar? For instance, some use the e collar for a kennel command, come, and whoa in that order. Others begin with whoa. Others say it doesn't matter. Really what I'm wondering is wh...
by RichK
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Loft Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 4193

Re: Loft Plans

Just look up any shed plan or chicken coop plan, a lot of choices than dedicated pigeon loft plans.
by RichK
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: Training

Still can not bring up the video. Earned a leg on Tug 's MH this weekend . Diesel's litter mate. Nice, I'm heading to SD for opening week of pheasant then think I'm going to get Diesel signed up for her MH test Halloween weekend. I know she can pass SH right now but I'm hoping to finish her trained...
by RichK
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: Training

The link should work now! But yes, we have a busy fall ahead of us between trialing and heading to SD to chase birds.

The backing dog is coming along well and had a first and third derby placements last weekend at a field trial and is almost ready to move onto gun dog stakes.
by RichK
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Training

Just a short video of our latest training session. Five month old pup on point with my other female backing her. The younger pup is getting ready for her first trial this weekend and the older pup is getting ready to enter broke stakes in the next month. https://video-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xfa1...
by RichK
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Yildiz
Replies: 25
Views: 13858

Re: Yildiz

Junk
by RichK
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeons and fields
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: Pigeons and fields

There's a huge pigeon culture/community in MNPLS. Pigeon groups on FB.
by RichK
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Need Trainer Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Re: Need Trainer Help

Dave Jones is a good guy, definitely give him a call.
by RichK
Mon May 04, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Help
Replies: 10
Views: 4759

Re: Training Help

Where are you located?
by RichK
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: pigeon contraception
Replies: 11
Views: 7001

Re: pigeon contraception

They do make pigeon contraception, it's called lead.
by RichK
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bravecto flea and tic
Replies: 30
Views: 12791

Re: Bravecto flea and tic

Maybe I have been watching too much American big city news. :) It's funny how all of the big city with strict gun laws are the places where they have all the gun problems. Don't let the news fool you! With that said, I did recently switch to Bravecto but have only been using it for a couple of weeks.
by RichK
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uodibar's Bestill 'N Know
Replies: 4
Views: 2289

Re: Uodibar's Bestill 'N Know

Posted on this yesterday but not showing up for whatever reason. I'll try again... I don't know much about her other than I have a pup from her & Dress Blues "Buddy". From what I know, Rabidou ran her in puppy & derby stakes when she was younger. I think she is around 4 to 6 yrs old & has had a cou...
by RichK
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uodibar's Bestill 'N Know
Replies: 4
Views: 2289

Uodibar's Bestill 'N Know

Anyone know anything about this dog?
by RichK
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Inbreed Coefficient
Replies: 1
Views: 1650

Inbreed Coefficient

How do I calculate inbreed coefficient of a litter? Is there a website that will do this for me?
by RichK
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: New Tri-Tronics trainers
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

Re: New Tri-Tronics trainers

Honestly, I have no complaints with my new Pro 550. Battery life is good, there are a ton of features packed into it compared to the 500 and it's $100+ cheaper.
by RichK
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How to reply
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Re: How to reply

I believe the first few have to be approved like was mentioned above.

Welcome to the forum!
by RichK
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Smart Fetch
Replies: 22
Views: 10707

Smart Fetch

I'm looking to force fetch my almost two year old this winter. I'm looking for a program to follow. Any opinions on the Smart Fetch DVD?
by RichK
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Pigeon question?
Replies: 20
Views: 13968

Re: Pigeon question?

Sounds realistic. If they have bands they are probably racing pigeons.

After loft flying them for a week or so I would take them out to 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 1 mile.
by RichK
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Nice way to kick off the trial season.
Replies: 5
Views: 4808

Re: Nice way to kick off the trial season.

Nice performance with the first and second!
by RichK
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Seat Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

Re: Seat Cover

What Art said!
by RichK
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for Handling Dog from Horseback
Replies: 3
Views: 1730

Re: Tips for Handling Dog from Horseback

First thing, make a big effort to have him introduced to horses; put him on a lead and let him sniff a couple in the parking area. Secondly, use a well broke dog horse if you can, so you can concentrate on your pup and not have to work too jard to get the horse around. Then, ideally, you can do a l...
by RichK
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for Handling Dog from Horseback
Replies: 3
Views: 1730

Tips for Handling Dog from Horseback

Any tips for handing a pup from horseback the first few times?
by RichK
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should I sell my astro 220 with a DC40 collar
Replies: 16
Views: 5977

Re: Should I sell my astro 220 with a DC40 collar

I can't compare the two because I've only owned the 320/T5 but the combo has worked flawlessly for me where I use it.
by RichK
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: JH Test Prep
Replies: 25
Views: 10341

Re: JH Test Prep

Should work now, I changed the privacy settings.
by RichK
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: JH Test Prep
Replies: 25
Views: 10341

Re: JH Test Prep

Here's another video from today. This pup is a pleasure to work with.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152696236307482
by RichK
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Looking for a new duck gun
Replies: 13
Views: 6428

Re: Looking for a new duck gun

Beretta A400, best gun on the market.
by RichK
Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Disaster-lost my transmitter
Replies: 8
Views: 3321

Re: Disaster-lost my transmitter

Upgrade to the new Pro 550, seriously a great unit.
by RichK
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: JH Test Prep
Replies: 25
Views: 10341

Re: JH Test Prep

Absolutely. I did the JH level too. I learned plenty there talking to more experienced handlers too. In fairness though , some folks think a dog can develop some bad habits in JH - too easy to grab a bird for example. I completely agree. I had that problem with my other GSP, birds don't fly/flush w...
by RichK
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: JH Test Prep
Replies: 25
Views: 10341

Re: JH Test Prep

Come on folks. He's obviously decide to go for the JH and is having a great time, very proud of his dog's accomplishments. Not the time to tell him he shouldn't be bothered. Congrats Rick and Diesel. Personally, I like the JH tests. Obviously the pup isn't ready for MH level work right now and a JH...
by RichK
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: JH Test Prep
Replies: 25
Views: 10341

Re: JH Test Prep

Diesel qualified today on her first leg of the JH and her first AKC test ever. I was proud of her, she worked hard and held stead on her point. Wind was terrible, changing direction every 20-30 seconds, it made scenting conditions very tough. https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/865x649q90/902/NT9zvS.j...
by RichK
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Field trial ad
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Re: Field trial ad

Wish it was closer!
by RichK
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: JH Test Prep
Replies: 25
Views: 10341

Re: JH Test Prep

Nice pup. has to desire and the willingness to point. If it were my pup, I'd skip JH and got to where you eventually want to be. If master is what you want, go right out after it. Take longer but in the meantime your training for master and not putting things on hold as a SH. SH can only teach thin...
by RichK
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: JH Test Prep
Replies: 25
Views: 10341

JH Test Prep

I'm testing Diesel this weekend for her JH test. I'm confident she'll do well. Here's a clip from tonight. Great nose on her and her pointing gets more solid each training session.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10 ... _processed
by RichK
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need Help on AKC Registered Name
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Need Help on AKC Registered Name

Any one of them aside from the third option.
by RichK
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Garmin Pro 550 or Tri-Tronics Uplander
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Garmin Pro 550 or Tri-Tronics Uplander

I love the new 550. I really like the addition of the lighted collar.
by RichK
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro 320 T5
Replies: 23
Views: 11404

Re: Garmin Astro 320 T5

Lost my dog in some heavy brush this week. He was 500 yards away in very dense brush. I don't think he could hear me or the whistle with the wind. Had about 15 minutes until darkness and had to rely on the T5 and 320. It made an easy chore of tracking him down. Without the unit I would had either of...
by RichK
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy's Growing
Replies: 9
Views: 3416

Re: Puppy's Growing

Thanks, the info is real helpful!
by RichK
Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy's Growing
Replies: 9
Views: 3416

Re: Puppy's Growing

Which kennels are those? You know Rick I'm not sure of the brand , I looked at the receipt and it just says welded wire kennel. I don't think that's the brand name. I purchased them at Tractor Supply Co. But the next time I'm out back I will see if there is a manufactures label on them some where a...
by RichK
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy's Growing
Replies: 9
Views: 3416

Re: Puppy's Growing

Which kennels are those?
by RichK
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Number of launchers
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

Re: Number of launchers

Right now I have one, want to add another two though.
by RichK
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail pen in yard
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Quail pen in yard

I have pigeons in my yard that my dogs see on a daily basis. It certainly doesn't decrease their prey drive, if anything it increases it.
by RichK
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Trial handling ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6325

Re: Field Trial handling ?

viewtopic.php?f=89&t=47295

I LITERALLY had the same exact problem at my first trial this past Sunday. Other handler was hacking his dog and my pup would return to him to the point she actually ran into him 2-3 times.
by RichK
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Checking In
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

Re: Dog Checking In

Yes I know a lot of handlers that did just that in puppy stakes. They don't want to run any more puppy or especially derby's than necessary to get the puppy and derby points and get out. Puppy stakes and particularly derby stakes can be good places to teach young dogs bad habits. You watch those gu...
by RichK
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Checking In
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

Re: Dog Checking In

I did have fun. I'm always looking to improve on anything I do so I'm always looking for advice on fixing where we failed.
by RichK
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog Checking In
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

Dog Checking In

I ran my first field trial today with my 6 month old in puppy stakes. I was very pleased with her performance, she worked her butt off for me the entire 15 minutes and covered good ground. The only real issue I think we had was that I've never ran her with a brace mate, especially one that is verbal...
by RichK
Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Astro 320 T5
Replies: 23
Views: 11404

Re: Garmin Astro 320 T5

Anyone on this forum have their new T5 yet and could tell what they like it or don't like about it. I hear some have theirs, but are just now have time to try it out. Any comments good or not much better would be appreciated. I received mine last week. It's my first tracking collar but I really lik...
by RichK
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: first flyaway.....not a pretty picture
Replies: 45
Views: 16070

Re: first flyaway.....not a pretty picture

1. What did you do to dizzy the bird? 2. You really should get a remote launcher. This would solve the problem of her trapping the bird. 3. I've had some challenges with my pup chasing birds. He's has a VERY high prey drive and will chase a bird down 400+ yards if he thinks it's crippled. A prong co...