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by mgrucker
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to cover Ruff Tough kennels when using coupler kit
Replies: 5
Views: 524

How to cover Ruff Tough kennels when using coupler kit

I have two Ruff Tough kennels with the coupler kit to attach them together and the tie down brackets on the outside corners. This is my first year with a truck cap and having to keep the dogs back there so I've never used a cover before. Are there any covers made to accommodate the couplers and tie ...
by mgrucker
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garmin Alpha question
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: Garmin Alpha question

It's a painful purchase, especially if you have more than one dog, but now that I have it I really like it. If you've ever used a Garmin handheld GPS it's exactly the same menus and functionality with the addition of the dog features. There are three physical buttons for the training feature that ca...
by mgrucker
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse
Replies: 30
Views: 2285

Re: Minnesota Ruffed Grouse

I'll be around Isabella this weekend. I'm not a good grouse hunter so... we'll see. Gotta do something to pass the time until pheasant opener though :lol:
by mgrucker
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Experience with Limber Tail?
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Experience with Limber Tail?

It's happened to my dog a couple of times. Once after a cold hose bath, once after swimming in cold water. I didn't notice discomfort, just a crooked tail that was stuck. It went away in its own after a few days without any intervention. I didn't notice discomfort in my dog though but it's hard to t...
by mgrucker
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: video problems
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: video problems

Are you trying to attach it straight to your post using the "Upload attachment" tab? I would guess the forum doesn't support videos or, if it does, has a file size limit that video wouldn't fit in. You probably need to post it to Youtube or some other video host and then link it here.
by mgrucker
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trying to decide.. Tenzing or Wing Works
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: Trying to decide.. Tenzing or Wing Works

I haven't used both but I do have a Tenzing and really like it. I don't really have much to put in the backpack part of it usually so that part of it is kind of a waste for me. I have some first aid stuff in there, wipes for sunglasses, and some rope and zip ties for (theoretically) undoing traps. I...
by mgrucker
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland Hunting Clothes
Replies: 26
Views: 2597

Re: Upland Hunting Clothes

I'm too tall for any reasonably priced "upland" clothes so I almost exclusively wear Carhartt for hunting clothing. I wear the Double Front Work Pants (B01 model) and they are a lot better than regular jeans for blocking thorns and the like. They also have some loops and side pockets that sometimes ...
by mgrucker
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Seat covers for pets?
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: Seat covers for pets?

I've had this one for a couple years and it's still holding up well: http://a.co/etMn744 It's wide enough for good coverage of the rear seats in a RAM 1500 and has flaps that cover the sides of the seats too. The hammock style keeps the dogs from falling between the seats, since the rear bench is so...
by mgrucker
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: leg cocking age ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1042

Re: leg cocking age ?

My new dog is 5 months old and doesn't yet. I'm actually hoping he picks it up soon because, as of about a month ago, he developed the pressure to hit his front feet :roll:
by mgrucker
Wed May 30, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Best Shave
Replies: 36
Views: 12142

Re: Best Shave

Bic Flex 4 disposables are what I've settled on. I like them more than the 80 bladed Gillettes and they are a lot less expensive. I also like them way better than the disposable Gillette 3 blades, I had to throw those out when I got some because it's all the store had.
by mgrucker
Thu May 10, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP split nail
Replies: 14
Views: 1459

Re: GSP split nail

Mine has cracked a nail like that or a bit worse a few times and it heals up just fine without doing much of anything. I wouldn't walk him on hard surfaces, or at all, and I wouldn't throw stuff for him to retrieve since that will make him run. Just regular playing in the yard should be fine though.
by mgrucker
Mon May 07, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have you ever seen a sleeping dog point?
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Re: Have you ever seen a sleeping dog point?

My dogs do word things in their sleep but I wouldn't say any of it is pointing behavior. Kind of off the topic but I often wonder what exactly dogs dream about. Think of all the crazy stuff you've dreamt about. Can a dog imagine things and dream of stuff it hasn't actually seen? How do they know it ...
by mgrucker
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Who feeding their dogs Dr Tim's Pursuit ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: Who feeding their dogs Dr Tim's Pursuit ?

It's all my pudelpointer has ate for 4 years since he was about 6 months old. Switched the new puppy to it about a month ago. They seem to like it and always eat it immediately. Stool is usually good but I might be feeding the older one slightly too much for how lazy we've been the last few months a...
by mgrucker
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where does your dog ride?
Replies: 37
Views: 5751

Re: Where does your dog ride?

With one dog I could fit an intermediate rough tuff kennel behind the passenger seat in a RAM 1500 quad cab. After the first year or so I just used a hammock style cover on the back seat since the passenger seat has to stay in a fairly uncomfortable position for the kennel to fit. Now that I got a s...
by mgrucker
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Which ecollars?
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Re: Which ecollars?

I've had a Sportdog 1825 for 4 years now and the only problem I've ever had was needing to replace the battery once. Even that was probably my own fault for letting it sit in the car for a week of subzero temperatures.
by mgrucker
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Astro 430, SportDOG TEK 2.0, or Dogtra Pathfinder?
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: Astro 430, SportDOG TEK 2.0, or Dogtra Pathfinder?

I will be hunting with 2 GSPs and plan on running their current Dogtra e-collars and just add the GPS collar when we are out. Do you really want to carry two remotes with you? I already had Sportdog ecollars but decided to go with the Garmin Alpha anyways for hunting. When you are holding a gun hav...
by mgrucker
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ecollar buying help/questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Ecollar buying help/questions...

I really like my Alpha but only when we are hunting. It is too bulky, both the collar and handheld, with too poor of a battery life for day to day use. For training and any other time we aren't hunting I have a Sportdog 1825 that I use but any collar would work fine. My main complaint with the Alpha...
by mgrucker
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Temperature ranges for using kennel covers
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Temperature ranges for using kennel covers

Thanks fishvik!
by mgrucker
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What are you paying?
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Re: What are you paying?

Dr. Tim's Pursuit, usually about $65 for a 40lb bag. I get it from chewy.com, I don't think I've ever bought food locally since I got my dog. It used to be $60 for a 44lb bag if I remember correctly but, at this point, I'm not going to change something that works for us.
by mgrucker
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: post hunt effects on dogs
Replies: 16
Views: 3238

Re: post hunt effects on dogs

I gave my dog Elements R Recovery Beverage which looks similar to the Annamaet Glycocharge mentioned earlier. I think it definitely helped my dog recover faster. If he really overdid he would spend the next day wiped out and shaking and this got rid of the shaking and cut down on recovery time. The ...
by mgrucker
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Temperature ranges for using kennel covers
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Temperature ranges for using kennel covers

My pudelpointer has always ridden in the cab but, this year since I have two now, I'm getting a cap on my pickup and having them ride in the back. I have Ruff Tough kennels for them and was looking at the Mud River kennel covers. At what temperatures should I consider having an uninsulated or insula...
by mgrucker
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pulling Pup
Replies: 22
Views: 4463

Re: Pulling Pup

Eith a wonder lead or a prong collar, like the Herm Sprenger on gundogsupply, worked well for me. I prefer the prong collar though. The key to both is that they are for quick corrections, they shouldn't be a constant pryessure on the dog. If the dog just constantly pulls it's not enough enough of a ...
by mgrucker
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bath Time
Replies: 12
Views: 1907

Re: Bath Time

My dog hates it. He knows not to fight so he just stands there shaking and alternating which paw he'll hold out of that horrible water :roll:
by mgrucker
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anybody ever used a Slopper Stopper water bowl?
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Anybody ever used a Slopper Stopper water bowl?

I came across this water bowl: https://www.slopperstopper.com/ There is a video of it here: https://youtu.be/l9wVCB-HPVA I have a pudelpointer with a beard that gets water everywhere and am getting a second one soon. I would just go ahead and try it but they are pretty expensive. If it actually work...
by mgrucker
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any advice specifically about adding a second dog?
Replies: 10
Views: 2439

Re: Any advice specifically about adding a second dog?

DonF wrote:I think you should wait about 6 yrs for the second dog.
Well, too late for that :lol:
DonF wrote:Reason being dog's have a terrible habit of dying on you.
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by mgrucker
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any advice specifically about adding a second dog?
Replies: 10
Views: 2439

Re: Any advice specifically about adding a second dog?

Thanks shags, that's really good advice. We'll take plenty of pictures Steve007... only have about 900 of our current dog :lol:
by mgrucker
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any advice specifically about adding a second dog?
Replies: 10
Views: 2439

Any advice specifically about adding a second dog?

We have a 4yr old pudelpointer and will be getting a second one as a puppy next month. Is there anything to be aware of or something I might not have considered about how to treat either of the dogs during this time?
by mgrucker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maps on GPS tracker (onXMaps)
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: Maps on GPS tracker (onXMaps)

You are correct. I have to buy the huntchip card. They will give me a break and sell it to me for $90.00. Garmin has the Huntview which I believe also gives land ownership boundaries as well for $70.00. I need to do a search on the Huntview and see what the opinions on it are. Maybe I will go that ...
by mgrucker
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha 100 / Etc. - Distance Travelled
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Alpha 100 / Etc. - Distance Travelled

I got an Alpha this year and my pudelpointer does 10-15 miles a day. Seems to be about 4:1 for the dog vs myself. I think the furthest he's gone in a weekend is 27 miles.
by mgrucker
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 295
Views: 192927

Re: Dog Food

I feed Dr. Tim's Pursuit. My pudelpointer has ate that since we finished the 15lb bag of puppy food the breeder sent us home with and he's done great. He weighs 63-65lbs and I feed 3 cups a day.
by mgrucker
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?
Replies: 214
Views: 101927

Re: What type of shotgun are you using for your bird hunts?

I primary only hunt grouse and pheasant and use a Beretta AL390 Silver Mallard that I've had for about 20 years. After a goose hunting trip this year where I ended up with a clump of mud jammed in the trigger assembly and saw how well other peoples 3.5" shells were knocking them down I also bought a...
by mgrucker
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog boots? inner tubes?
Replies: 15
Views: 3278

Re: dog boots? inner tubes?

I used them for years then about 5 years ago went to dogbooties.com. Which ones do you use? They show a 500 cordura, 1000 cordura, and a toughtek9000. Which fastener - they show 3 choices there as well, and then how do you personally keep them on. I've only ever used the Lewis Dog boots and while I...
by mgrucker
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How should I introduce our new pup to our cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 2382

Re: How should I introduce our new pup to our cat?

Thanks for the advice everyone, gives me a better feeling that this might not be too bad :D
by mgrucker
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How should I introduce our new pup to our cat?
Replies: 7
Views: 2382

How should I introduce our new pup to our cat?

We'll be getting our new PP pup this weekend and one thing I haven't found much information about is how to introduce the pup and our cat. If anybody has any experience with this I'd love to hear it! For some background information the cat is not very patient and will start hissing and biting when s...
by mgrucker
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: bowwowflix the Netflix for dog training videos
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: bowwowflix the Netflix for dog training videos

Works for me also. Takes about 3 days to ship in each direction. My only complaint is that the discs I have received so far have all been terribly scratched up. That being said they all still played except for one that just had a single chapter that didn't work and I had to request a new disc. Overa...
by mgrucker
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1068
Views: 325748

Re: A little about you...

Hi, I'm a 31 year old guy from Minnesota. I hunt mostly pheasants and grouse. I used to duck hunt but haven't for quite awhile now. I'm here and on the VersatileDogs forum researching my first hunting dog. My family and hunting partners mostly have labs and I've hunted with german shorthairs before....