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by BVK
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2016 NGSPA Sharptail CH
Replies: 7
Views: 6666

Re: 2016 NGSPA Sharptail CH

Any results?
by BVK
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Got this in an e-mail.
Replies: 9
Views: 5160

Re: Got this in an e-mail.

Not sure I would classify myself as an "old goat" yet, but I sure enjoyed that music!! :D Thanks for posting!!
by BVK
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thank you sweet girl
Replies: 35
Views: 9958

Re: Thank you sweet girl

I have no words, but my thoughts are with you.
by BVK
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadiness Training Question
Replies: 28
Views: 8798

Re: Steadiness Training Question

+1
by BVK
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Steadiness Training Question
Replies: 28
Views: 8798

Re: Steadiness Training Question

When I get to steadiness work, once the dog knows & thoroughly understands whoa, I walk him/her on check cord throw a dummy or docken and then command whoa and reinforce it in that order (very important). Pretty soon the dog sees the flying object and anticipates the verbal whoa to follow & begins t...
by BVK
Sat May 30, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meet Alice
Replies: 11
Views: 3607

Re: Meet Alice

Ted...that is one gorgeous animal! I would love to see the pedigree.
by BVK
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Victor Dog Food
Replies: 18
Views: 8343

Re: Victor Dog Food

What is the cost as compared to pro plan?
by BVK
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you allow your dogs on the furniture?
Replies: 47
Views: 16464

Re: Do you allow your dogs on the furniture?

Never...not everyone (relatives, friends, company in general) enjoys a medium to large dog on their lap.
by BVK
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Problems with Force Fetch?
Replies: 11
Views: 4632

Re: Problems with Force Fetch?

+2!!
by BVK
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NGSPA Quail Championship
Replies: 14
Views: 7212

Re: NGSPA Quail Championship

Thank you for posting!
by BVK
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointers and Setters at Broomhill, Manitoba
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

Re: Pointers and Setters at Broomhill, Manitoba

Wonderful piece! Thanks for sharing!
by BVK
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: puppy tantrum on leash.....
Replies: 18
Views: 7784

Re: puppy tantrum on leash.....

With winter pups in north country, I have rigged up a "tie out" for pup in both the garage & in the basement using an eye bolt & a short length (12 in. Approx) of light chain attached to the bottom plate in an area where the little guy cannot do too much damage. I keep the chain short so they cannot...
by BVK
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Can't get my dog to drop the trainer or bird
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: Can't get my dog to drop the trainer or bird

Cannot remember where I learned this, but it was many years ago. When a dog clamps down on anything & refuses to give it up....gently lift behind its rear flank & they will spit it out. I've used this a gazillion times without fail.
by BVK
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: puppy tantrum on leash.....
Replies: 18
Views: 7784

Re: puppy tantrum on leash.....

I am with Ray & Britt Guy. I always introduce pups to lead via staking out just as Britt Guy describes. Let them associate the negative experience of fighting the restriction with anything other than you. Then when they submit to the restriction & relax, you come in as the good guy & love them up. N...
by BVK
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pics of new pup maybe
Replies: 10
Views: 1989

Re: pics of new pup maybe

Very nice! Congrats on your new hunting buddy. Enjoy!
by BVK
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Smart Fetch
Replies: 22
Views: 10708

Re: Smart Fetch

I have ff several dogs over the years and read about Evans program so I purchased his book and dvd. I can with confidence say that it is the most logically laid out (for the dog's understanding) program that I have come across. I followed it with excellent results! Like mentioned previously, Evan wa...
by BVK
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2014 ND Photo Essay
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: 2014 ND Photo Essay

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photos! Makes me even more eager to get to the prairie.
by BVK
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Retriever Dog Food- DO NOT PURCHASE
Replies: 49
Views: 22682

Re: Retriever Dog Food- DO NOT PURCHASE

Ezzy wrote: Both serve a purpose and are considered safe since the toxicity level is more than a 1000 tines normal daily use. Can't even begin to tell you how many products fall into that range that we all use. Some homework for you Ezzy....Who deems this, or any toxicity level safe? The EPA or some...
by BVK
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: E collars
Replies: 8
Views: 6027

Re: E collars

Tri Tronics Pro 100. I run multiple collars and have never had any issues! Quality product!
by BVK
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Duck search with a 4 1/2 month old pup
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Duck search with a 4 1/2 month old pup

Tammy and Howie.....you guys have a real blue chipper there! Loved the video clip!
by BVK
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Video - 11 month old setter
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Video - 11 month old setter

Absolutely gorgeous pup!!!!!!!!
by BVK
Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy Pix! Show yer best!
Replies: 57
Views: 22835

Re: Puppy Pix! Show yer best!

Hawk 9 1/2 Weeks....
by BVK
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 400920

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Thanks Ted! Not sure if his tail will straighten out as he matures, but even so, I love how he carries it as well as his personality. If I do not screw him up, I'm thinking he will be a great one! :)
by BVK
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post dogs on Point!!!!
Replies: 738
Views: 400920

Re: Post dogs on Point!!!!

Pups first point on a live bird! 9 1/2 weeks old.
by BVK
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Tributes to the Departed
Topic: My hunt partner went EOW
Replies: 11
Views: 7635

Re: My hunt partner went EOW

First...I'm very sorry for your loss Probably the most informative presentation regarding sporting dog nutrition was from Dr. Arleigh Reynolds of Purina. NAVHDA used to have a video series available for members that was totally devoted to his research and results with extreme sporting dogs and nutri...
by BVK
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Central Iowa
Replies: 20
Views: 7056

Re: German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Central Iowa

I live in SE MN and would be interested in an application as well...
by BVK
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Troubles - Aggressiveness
Replies: 20
Views: 6795

Re: Puppy Troubles - Aggressiveness

As most have mentioned to this point, this is pretty normal or typical puppy behavior to nip, bite, mouth, as they play. It will also increase later as they are teething. With that said, as the puppy ages and this type of behavior continues and or gets worse, it grows into a dominance issue. In othe...
by BVK
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2014 NGSPA National Championship
Replies: 64
Views: 28557

Re: 2014 NGSPA National Championship

Any updates?
by BVK
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uship.com
Replies: 6
Views: 1729

Re: Uship.com

I have used Pet Ex to ship pups with excellent results. Prices are reasonable, and service is outstanding. Laura virtually does everything for you. You just have to get the pup to the terminal and checked in on time! The website is www.sonshinepets.com.
by BVK
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PVC for ATV Roading Rig
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

Re: PVC for ATV Roading Rig

Got it!! Thanks again!!
by BVK
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PVC for ATV Roading Rig
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

Re: PVC for ATV Roading Rig

Thanks Karen...I can see with this config. there would be less stress on the pvc tubing and snapping it would be less of an issue. Another question for Chukar: The rig you describe I am assuming is for one side either front or back? If I wanted to have a four sided set-up (2 front & 2 back), I would...
by BVK
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PVC for ATV Roading Rig
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

Re: PVC for ATV Roading Rig

Chukar 12: I thank you a great deal for sharing your plan! Could I run two dogs from each drop (eye bolt)?

I am not very handy, but this seems like something even I can pull off! Thanks again for your help!
by BVK
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PVC for ATV Roading Rig
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

Re: PVC for ATV Roading Rig

Thank all of you for your input. I know LCS sells a quality unit. Have any of you fabricated your own metal rigs for less $$$?
by BVK
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: PVC for ATV Roading Rig
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

PVC for ATV Roading Rig

I have been researching roading rigs as I would like to outfit my ATV to be able to road my dogs. Found some old forum posts that indicated folks using PVC piping instead of aluminum or steel. My question...is PVC strong and durable enough to withstand the pulling from the dogs? If anyone has experi...
by BVK
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 11989

Re: Pheasants Forever

gonehuntin writes: And in the Dakotas I see the farmers doing the very same thing. They are plowing fence row to fence row. Burning and draining the pot holes. Plowing CRP under. And after they do it, they're giving PF nothing. I don't fault the farmer. On the other hand, they give PF nothing, Mons...
by BVK
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 11989

Re: Pheasants Forever

Gone huntin:

I never indicated PF took money from their sponsors and used it to destroy habitat. Not sure where you came up with that. I explained everything in great detail and provided all the facts. You don't get it and that is OK...
by BVK
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 11989

Re: Pheasants Forever

Gonehuntin: Your question re: what is PF doing wrong: They are compromising their values, mission, and goals by accepting money from the likes of these companies. The same companies who are "directly" and "indirectly" responsible for the destruction of the very same habitat that PF attempts to prote...
by BVK
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 11989

Re: Pheasants Forever

Some light reading for both of you... looking for "specifics". Looks like not all family farmers share your views with the likes of Monsanto..... http://www.ibtimes.com/monsanto-named-2013s-most-evil-corporation-new-poll-1300217 http://moneymorning.com/2013/06/17/farm-bill-2013-corporate-welfare-on-...
by BVK
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 11989

Re: Pheasants Forever

I grew up on a small family farm and never, ever indicated that farming nor farmers were bad. Specifics....unfortunately but realistically the Farm Bill drives conservation and farming practices or lack thereof. All I am saying is the fact that these corporate ag companies lobby against and profits ...
by BVK
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 11989

Re: Pheasants Forever

Pull your head out of the sand pal. I will explain it to you one more time....They (Pioneer & Monsanto and others like them) spend millions lobbying for a farm bill that limits conservation and increases subsidies (in the form of yours and my tax dollars) and incentives to agriculture that directly ...
by BVK
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 11989

Re: Pheasants Forever

Never once have I stated that PF does not provide support for conservation. I am only stating that accepting money from Pioneer and Monsanto is a colossal conflict of interest. Yes, they lobby for CRP while Pioneer and Monsanto lobby $1000 to PF's $1 against it. Here is a news flash.....corporate ag...
by BVK
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 11989

Re: Pheasants Forever

I see no parallel in your example of a dog food manufacturer sponsoring sporting dog events? I see no conflict there? Pheasants Forever to Pioneer and Monsanto is like Sporting Dog events and organizations to PETA or HSUS. Both are obvious conflicts of interest. This is all I am trying shed light on...
by BVK
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 11989

Re: Pheasants Forever

Even though they are not the ones tilling and tiling, they are in fact promoting more cropland in production and the lobby dollars they spend supporting farm policies that support this prove it! More cropland in production, more seed and chemicals sold, more profit for them and less habitat for wild...
by BVK
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasants Forever
Replies: 53
Views: 11989

Pheasants Forever

Wondering how many of you are members of Pheasants Forever? Wondering more if any of you are members of PF and feel that their taking on Pioneer DuPont and Monsanto as corporate sponsors does not pass the "smell test"? As I see it, these two corporate ag chemical companies garner their profits throu...
by BVK
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championship
Replies: 58
Views: 19165

Re: National Championship

Got it...makes sense. Thank you!
by BVK
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Championship
Replies: 58
Views: 19165

National Championship

I have been following the 2014 National Championship at Ames Plantation on their website (Brace by Brace Synopsis). It is very interesting to me to see that all but one dog to this point (after only 3 braces being reported) have been "picked up" before the required 3 hour time limit. I would love to...
by BVK
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Puppy transport issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Re: Puppy transport issues

I have recently used and would highly recommend "Pet Ex" a travel agent for your pets. This is air travel, but the service is outstanding and the prices are very reasonable(around $175 for a pup depending on location and airline). They handle everything for you, all you have to do is get the puppy t...