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by wannabe
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dog Den 1 w or w/o Hound Heater?
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Dog Den 1 w or w/o Hound Heater?

I have another puppy coming in a few weeks and I need to get another dog house. I live in northern Iowa and we have had over 30 days of sub-zero temps so far this Winter. My current dog houses are heated with heating pads that I remove in the Spring and re install in the Fall when I hook up the wate...
by wannabe
Sun May 20, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Roading how long how fast how much
Replies: 23
Views: 7086

Re: Roading how long how fast how much

Just wondering how long to road the dogs and how fast been doing it three days a week for 1/2 hour around 18mph lookin for what others do I have had the best results by letting the dogs run ahead of my pickup on the gravel road. I found a stretch of gravel with only 2 farm houses and no dogs or cat...
by wannabe
Sun May 20, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Muscle Mysositis
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Re: Masticatory Muscle Mysositis

My dog was cured in 3 or 4 acupuncture treatments by Dr Van at http://www.apvet.com My vet put him on a heavy dose of steroids right away, but as soon as Dr Van saw him, we started weaning him off of them. The atrophied muscles in his head never fully redeveloped, but he ate well and retrieved birds...
by wannabe
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Horses
Topic: Bits
Replies: 11
Views: 5257

Re: Bits

This bit has worked on every horse that I have used it on. It is similar to the Imus bit, but it doesn't fall apart after a few uses like the Imus bit does. https://www.pinchlessbits.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.pbv.tpl&product_id=24&category_id=19&option=com_virtuemart&It...
by wannabe
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closed Breed Field Trials
Replies: 62
Views: 11000

Re: Closed Breed Field Trials

IMO, closed trials are bad for the sport of field trialing. With the price of fuel at $4.00/gal, I had to choose between sitting at home or spending $200-300 to drive past 2 closed trials to find a trial that would accept my chosen breed. When I am called to judge a trial, the first question I ask i...
by wannabe
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: stud horse at an FT
Replies: 31
Views: 8960

Re: stud horse at an FT

I have never seen a field trial premium that forbid stud horses on the grounds, and I have never heard of an AKC or AF rule stating that they were not allowed. I have seen studs being ridden at more than a few trials, and they caused a lot fewer problems than your typical mare in heat. What would a ...
by wannabe
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Training day!! Wanna see your pics.
Replies: 27
Views: 4008

Re: Training day!! Wanna see your pics.

One of my favorite training pics:

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NFC/FC Gus backing NFC/NAFC/FC/AFC Digger MH
by wannabe
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Horses
Topic: why a trooper saddle?
Replies: 26
Views: 14041

Re: why a trooper saddle?

I prefer plantation saddles, but if I were to replace mine it would be with either one of these:

http://montanasaddle.com/fred-hook-saddle

http://www.steelesaddle.com/mountaineer.htm
by wannabe
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cancun
Replies: 18
Views: 3224

Re: Cancun

If you are thinking about international travel in the near future, you should apply for your passports now. We have been to Cancun and the Riviera Maya several times over the last 7 years. We went to Punta Cana one year because Cancun was hit by a hurricane. The Dominican was really nice, but more e...
by wannabe
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chokes?
Replies: 19
Views: 3222

Re: Chokes?

I always shoot IC/IC in my 12 gauge and I switch my 20 gauge from IC/SK for dog training to MOD/IC for hunting.
by wannabe
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best setup for pheasants please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Best setup for pheasants please help!

Light loads and Imp Cyl should work fine for pen raised birds.
by wannabe
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Upland hunting during deer gun season
Replies: 26
Views: 3800

Re: Upland hunting during deer gun season

I've never let deer season stop me from hunting birds. If I pull up to a piece of property and there is a deer hunter parked there already, I go look for another place to hunt. Deer season was open in North Dakota when I was up there a few weeks ago, and I have hunted birds in Kansas during their de...
by wannabe
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about a sire
Replies: 12
Views: 1985

Re: Question about a sire

MD is not an AKC title, so I assume that it stands for "Meat Dog"...
by wannabe
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC HT Judge question
Replies: 43
Views: 5922

Re: AKC HT Judge question

I'm with phermes1 on this one, and I'm still looking for the AKC rule that clearly PROHIBITS JH handlers from carrying a shotgun...
by wannabe
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC HT Judge question
Replies: 43
Views: 5922

Re: AKC HT Judge question

AKC regulations clearly PROHIBIT the handler carrying anything but a blank pistol in any level but MH. I've been told the story of this and in my opinion the shotgun was used as a training tool which is also prohibited. I was unable to find anything in my Hunt Test rule book that clearly PROHIBITED...
by wannabe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GSPCA Nationals... Running order?????**POSTED NOW**
Replies: 120
Views: 23680

Re: GSPCA Nationals... Running order?????**POSTED NOW**

Congratulations to Ziggy, Pat, Brian, and Chase !!!
by wannabe
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: 2011 GWPCA NAFC and NFC
Replies: 11
Views: 1996

2011 GWPCA NAFC and NFC

I have always wanted to be (wannabe) the owner/handler of a National Champion... http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr7/WFRTony/ClippedDigger.jpg NFC/NAFC/FC/AFC Overbaron's Chix Dig Me MH Digger finished his field trial career by winning the NAFC and NFC at the GWPCA Nationals last week. Not only ...
by wannabe
Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anybody know about used trucks?
Replies: 94
Views: 14843

Re: Anybody know about used trucks?

Looking at a 2000 F250 XLT SuperDuty 4x4,Triton V8, off road, crew cab, with 75,000 miles. If we are gonna continue this 4-H livestock project (and i hope we do) then we are gonna need a truck to haul animals and the 6 of us around in. anybody drive one of these now or in the past?? The Triton V8 (...
by wannabe
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MH as qualification for National Field Championships?
Replies: 83
Views: 12454

Re: MH as qualification for National Field Championships?

I disagree; a Master Hunter title should not qualify a dog to enter a NFC competition.

Are there any breed clubs that actually allow this?
by wannabe
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GSPCA National Amateur Gun Dog Championship
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: GSPCA National Amateur Gun Dog Championship

Do you think it will be a smaller entry than last year?

The grounds at Grand River would be okay in the Spring, but I was there last Fall and the cover was very heavy in places.
by wannabe
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 1st GWPCA MidWest Gun Dog Classic
Replies: 12
Views: 2850

Re: 1st GWPCA MidWest Gun Dog Classic

Good luck at Eastern Iowa. I am looking at the running order for the OLGD and the competition looks tough:
NAFC/RU NFC/RU NGDC Louie
NFC Kitty
NGDC Jack
RU NAFC Dixie
NFC Gus
RU NFC Digger
NSDC/RU NASDC Miles
by wannabe
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkeye Championship
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: Hawkeye Championship

Can't limit entries on a NGSPA Championship. Most of the entries for these trials are turned in the night of the drawing.

I did hear that the OLGD for the weekend trial was full as of 2-3 weeks ago...
by wannabe
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP breeders or litters?
Replies: 10
Views: 3249

Re: GWP breeders or litters?

I've killed a lot of birds over dogs bred by this guy...

http://threedevilskennel.com/

My buddy has a deposit on a pup from the litter due next week.
by wannabe
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 1st GWPCA MidWest Gun Dog Classic
Replies: 12
Views: 2850

Re: 1st GWPCA MidWest Gun Dog Classic

No retrieving stakes for the weekend trial???

Do GWPs no longer need retrieving points for their FC or AFC?
by wannabe
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Dave Walker Seminar in Iowa
Replies: 28
Views: 7255

Re: Dave Walker Seminar in Iowa

Nhuskr wrote:Munster,

What are the correct dates for this seminar? Dave's website says 12th-13th, while the dates you gave say 4th-5th.

Cheryl
The 12th-13th dates are for last year (2010)
by wannabe
Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Dave Walker Seminar in Iowa
Replies: 28
Views: 7255

Re: Dave Walker Seminar in Iowa

Would I benefit from this seminar if I'm going to be using the West/Gibbons method or the Burnt Creek method? Or would this be confusing. I'm unable to attend Jonesy's seminar in MO in May. I'm not familiar with Mr. Walker or his methods. Cheryl Dave Walker's method is a slightly modified West/Gibb...
by wannabe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Dave Walker Seminar in Iowa
Replies: 28
Views: 7255

Re: Dave Walker Seminar in Iowa

Would I benefit from this seminar if I'm going to be using the West/Gibbons method or the Burnt Creek method? Or would this be confusing. I'm unable to attend Jonesy's seminar in MO in May. I'm not familiar with Mr. Walker or his methods. Cheryl Dave Walker's method is a slightly modified West/Gibb...
by wannabe
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2011 NGSPA Nationals
Replies: 67
Views: 15214

Re: 2011 NGSPA Nationals

Chukar12 wrote:Not me...I hate GSP's. I finished 3rd with a dog I need a Brittany win with to finish a DC in a 60 dog stake a week ago and because we opened it up to all breeds I finished behind two GSP's. It was rude
Is that why the britt trials are rarely open to all pointing breeds?
by wannabe
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?
Replies: 361
Views: 73881

Re: What holds Newb's back from Trialing?

I probably never would have attended a field trial if a local pro hadn't taken me under his wing and showed me what a class bird dog looked like and was capable of. My first few dogs didn't have what it took to compete, but it didn't stop me from joining the dog club and learning the ropes. I didn't...
by wannabe
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who's Got More Style???
Replies: 50
Views: 6641

Re: Who's Got More Style???

I vote for #2
by wannabe
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Pac High Performance
Replies: 23
Views: 5278

Re: Pro Pac High Performance

mcbosco wrote:When you say 70 cents is that net of coupons and the free 10th bag?
I haven't done the math regarding the free 10th bag, so actually, I am paying less than that.
by wannabe
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pro Pac High Performance
Replies: 23
Views: 5278

Re: Pro Pac High Performance

To be honest I have nothing negative to say about this product. It is not a cheap product but at 3 cups a day, 12 ounces, the bag will last 44 days and that is pretty good for a large dog. Too early to comment on skin & coat. I've been feeding Pro Pac High Performance since the Exceed fiasco and I ...
by wannabe
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Amateur Field Champ
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: New Amateur Field Champ

After five hunting seasons and two litters of pups and at the age of six,Pepper decided she wanted to be a field trial dog.With her three point Amateur win at the Wisc Irish Setter,she added the title- AFC bigoaks Black Magic Woman MH to her repertoire.........Vern Hey Vern! It looks like you are g...
by wannabe
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diffrence between a DD and a GWP ?
Replies: 60
Views: 9665

Re: Diffrence between a DD and a GWP ?

90% of DDs are used to hunt upland birds and waterfowl. My DD had 34 different points in 2.5 hours a week ago. She may end up being the best bird dog I have ever owned. The difference between DDs and GWP is very easy. DDs have to be approved by a German breed warden before they are permitted to bre...
by wannabe
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diffrence between a DD and a GWP ?
Replies: 60
Views: 9665

Re: Diffrence between a DD and a GWP ?

I read alot of posts talking about the DD not so much so the GWP is that because people are calling Dogs registered as GWP DD's? To my understanding the standards in breeding of registered DD's is more selective then that of registered GWP even though the same breed. But my real question has that s...
by wannabe
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another Dog Food Allergy Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Re: Another Dog Food Allergy Question

It has been a month since I started the 3mg/day of melatonin. He seems healthy and happy, and the hair and skin on his ears is back to normal. I will call the vet in another two weeks to see what she thinks about taking him off of the melatonin for now. His skin may have healed itself without any tr...
by wannabe
Mon May 24, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Four Lakes GSPC Horseback trial ** BADGER $1000
Replies: 41
Views: 12256

Re: Four Lakes GSPC Horseback trial ** BADGER $1000

Who won the Amateur Gun Dog?
by wannabe
Tue May 18, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another Dog Food Allergy Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Re: Another Dog Food Allergy Question

The thyroid test results were not normal, but they were not consistent with a hypothyroid. The vet thinks that there is something else going on. I had remembered an old vet telling about treating hair loss on a shorthairs ears with 3 mg of melatonin/day, so I started that two weeks ago. I haven't ch...
by wannabe
Thu May 13, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to do about an aggressive dog?
Replies: 24
Views: 4260

Re: What to do about an aggressive dog?

I would do whatever it takes to defend myself and my leashed dog from an aggressive dog, but I would also be prepared to do the same to the dogs owner if he became aggressive. Some people don't like it when you put the boots to their dog whether it deserves it or not. I had two farm dogs come after ...
by wannabe
Wed May 12, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Buying a pup for trialing -
Replies: 30
Views: 4409

Re: Buying a pup for trialing -

For owners keeping their dogs with pros most of the year for training & trialing, plus vets, air travel to get the dog back & forth twice a year it wouldn't be unusual to be paying out up to $8,000/year. A couple of different NC owners I've visited with figured they'd invested at least $20,000 by t...
by wannabe
Sun May 09, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: HUGE CONGRATS!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: HUGE CONGRATS!!!!

Congratulations, Jimmy and Bernee!!!
by wannabe
Tue May 04, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another Dog Food Allergy Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Re: Another Dog Food Allergy Question

big steve46 wrote:Just curious. What kind of special diet?
The protiens are broken down so the dogs immune system can't recognize them.
by wannabe
Mon May 03, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another Dog Food Allergy Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Re: Another Dog Food Allergy Question

The skin scaping was negative, so the vet took blood for a thyroid panel. She suggested that I put him on a special diet for a few months to see if his skin improves to rule out a food allergy. I suppose I will wait for the thyroid results before I make any changes.
by wannabe
Sun May 02, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GWPC of Easter Nebraska
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: GWPC of Easter Nebraska

Is Erbe going to get his dogs trained to retrieve so we can have some retrieving stakes at Branched Oak?
by wannabe
Sun May 02, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GSPC of Minnesota Walking Field Trial
Replies: 17
Views: 2901

Re: GSPC of Minnesota Walking Field Trial

Did Storm earn his Derby points???
by wannabe
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Another Dog Food Allergy Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Another Dog Food Allergy Question

A few weeks after I switched from Exceed Chicken and Rice to Pro Pac High Performance, I started to notice dry/scaley skin on one of my dogs ears and muzzle. My vet commented on it when I took him in for his Lyme vaccine, but she said it could also be an allergy to something environmental. He has be...
by wannabe
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Amateur Field Champ
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: New Amateur Field Champ

Atta girl, Pepper!!!

Don't forget to call AKC and remind them that her Water Test Qualification counts towards her AFC too, because it has been my experience that really don't understand it.
by wannabe
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Region 5 Pickneyville IL.
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: Region 5 Pickneyville IL.

I heard they only have 46 entries for the whole trial
by wannabe
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Exceed, now that it's back
Replies: 19
Views: 4533

Re: Exceed, now that it's back

I'm done with Sam's and their on again/off again dog food. I bought three bags of Pro Pac High Performance today. I managed to get a discount at the feed mill, so it only costs a few cents a pound more than Exceed.
by wannabe
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Exceed, now that it's back
Replies: 19
Views: 4533

Re: Exceed, now that it's back

My hard keeper is skinny as ever, and my easy keeper is fat and sassy. Their coats and attitude are good, so I am happy that it is back on the shelf. After reading the last few posts, I will probably make a trip to Sam's this week to make sure that it is still on the shelf. If not, I will switch to ...