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by M1Tanker
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Totally Lost...
Replies: 8
Views: 3896

I would select the trainer you are going to use and ask him/her what foundation work they would prefer you work on or not.
by M1Tanker
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lost Pudelpointer
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Get this on Facebook. Is the dog microchipped?
by M1Tanker
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Garmin Delta Collar
Replies: 3
Views: 3066

Garmin Delta Collar

I'd be interested in any opinions on the Garmin Delta series from this who have owned or used them.

Thanks!
by M1Tanker
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: WTB - Quail in N WI or U.P. of MI
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

WTB - Quail in N WI or U.P. of MI

Looking to buy quail in northern WI, U.P. of Michigan.
by M1Tanker
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Garmin Alpha question
Replies: 14
Views: 4351

Re: Garmin Alpha question

Thanks.

That would take some getting used to for me...I like to be able to hit the button and watch for the turn without having to fumble with screens.
by M1Tanker
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Garmin Alpha question
Replies: 14
Views: 4351

Re: Garmin Alpha question

I am interested in the question above as well. I like the Astro and separate e-collar because you can turn a dog with the collar and actually see if he is responding. From what I gather with the Alpha, when you hit a stim button, it goes to training screen and you cannot see dog info on whether or n...
by M1Tanker
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Roll Call
Replies: 46
Views: 29748

Re: Wisconsin Roll Call

Grew up in Muskego, joined the Army, went to school in Stevens Point and landed in the U.P. of Michigan. I have a cabin in Tipler, WI.
by M1Tanker
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Grouse
Replies: 17
Views: 6513

Re: Grouse

Nice work!
by M1Tanker
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Control Joints in Kennel Pad
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Control Joints in Kennel Pad

Problem solved...forgot about caulk/sealer for the joints.
by M1Tanker
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Control Joints in Kennel Pad
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Control Joints in Kennel Pad

Pros and Cons for control joints in a 12x22 concrete pad? Just had a pad poured and contractor is recommending control joints cut in the pad 1" deep. My thoughts are that it is going to be wet almost everyday with me washing kennels and the joints would most likely fill up with nasty unless they are...
by M1Tanker
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MI or PA for Grouse?
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: MI or PA for Grouse?

U.P....I can even rent you a house for a week :)
by M1Tanker
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Creeping on point question
Replies: 8
Views: 3322

Re: Creeping on point question

Good post by RayG but I would add emphasis that you need to work up to where the dog cannot be allowed to chase them when they flush. I am pretty sure he meant that by his description of what to do when the bird flies (pick up the dog) as he is in essence describing making a dog stand flushed birds....
by M1Tanker
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pup is not working close enough
Replies: 20
Views: 5150

Re: Pup is not working close enough

Like others have said..here is an article that further explains it:

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/man ... inting-dog

You can take it out of em, but you can't put it in them. Let her rip the first year or so.
by M1Tanker
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GSP Aggresion
Replies: 15
Views: 4279

Re: GSP Aggresion

http://www.topdawgdogtraining.com/ccp0- ... shoil.html

I found this thread and it perked my interest. I have an 8 year old female who can be real moody at times and shows no medical problems other than ups and downs emotionally. We tested hormone levels, etc...I might give this a try.
by M1Tanker
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Your Training Weakness
Replies: 28
Views: 5717

Re: Your Training Weakness

Not knowing when to quit when something goes good and needlessly prolonging the session. Always feeling the need to "proof" the dog before it is likely ready. Judging when a youngster is ready for the next step in forward handling. I like to let them run, but their appears to be a fine line when tha...
by M1Tanker
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel Heat
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Re: Kennel Heat

Thanks for the replies.
by M1Tanker
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kennel Heat
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Kennel Heat

I am looking to build a new kennel. It'll be wood frame (insulated) on a slab and approximately 20' x 40' structure. I was initially thinking about setting the tubing in the slab and going with the in-floor heat pumped via a boiler to keep the slab warm and have the heat rise. So then, after a publi...
by M1Tanker
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stra Alternatives
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Stra Alternatives

Heading out to Maine for a hunt in another week and will be travelling across Canada to get there. It appears that the guns and dogs are the easy part of the border crossings, however straw appears to be the nemisis of the U.S. CBP. It is going to be cold enough for the dogs to need something in the...
by M1Tanker
Tue May 08, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Milwaukee to Lexington - RIDE NEEDED
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Milwaukee to Lexington - RIDE NEEDED

Darn...I had advertised transport in the litter forum and we missed connecting.
by M1Tanker
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Wing Training - My Pups first day seeing a wing
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: Wing Training - My Pups first day seeing a wing

Welcome...a lot of thoughts on the wing but what is important is what matters to you. It is your dog and whatever makes you happy is what you should do.

Check out the Smith video on puppy development and I bet you see a segment on using a rag on a pole...same principle.
by M1Tanker
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Trainings Assistance Near Green Bay, WI
Replies: 9
Views: 3467

Re: Trainings Assistance Near Green Bay, WI

Good news is you have plenty of time to research. Congrats on the pup and let it be a pup for awhile when you get it!
by M1Tanker
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Fractures in Feet
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Fractures in Feet

I posted several weeks ago about an older dog that I thought was having joint issues because he was groaning when getting up and down during rest periods. The initial diagnosis from the vet was issues with the gastrointestinal tract, possible ulcer and excessive as in the intestines. After 2 weeks o...
by M1Tanker
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Building more run/independence.....
Replies: 12
Views: 3090

Re: Building more run/independence.....

Dave Walker also recommends a piece of duct tape :)

Are you ignoring the return when it happens and not saying anything...just keep on walking without aknowledgement. I have found this to work from time to time.
by M1Tanker
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sasha's Blend
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

Re: Sasha's Blend

Follow-up from vet visit. X-rays didn not indicate arthitis but more revealing was that his intestines were full of gas and he may possibly have developed some form of food allergy. So, the initial diagnosis is that the pressure in the intestines is causing the discomfort, as well as irritation in t...
by M1Tanker
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: September 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1441

Re: September 2011

Nice dogs! Sounds like a good year. So a SxS with double trigger's. What do you have there? Looks nice. It is a Stoeger Uplander 28 gauge. Nice little gun that I picked up over the summer and had the barrels opened up a bit (fixed choke)...I love it and it didn't set me back that much at all. I had...
by M1Tanker
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: September 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1441

September 2011

Ok...a bit late, but now that it is too cold and snow covered up here to get the dogs out, I figured better late than never. I have a good amount of pics from a good amount of hunting travels this year, so I will break it down to try and piece together for you a memorable season. September started a...
by M1Tanker
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sasha's Blend
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

Re: Sasha's Blend

Will do.

Thank you.
by M1Tanker
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sasha's Blend
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

Re: Sasha's Blend

I ran across this as TSC today and although it is an equine product, it has a dosage for dogs:

http://www.tractorsupply.com/farnam-reg ... z--5031682

It looks like at the dog dose it would give the same amount as a triple strength OTC G/C/MSM for humans.
by M1Tanker
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sasha's Blend
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

Re: Sasha's Blend

dog dr wrote:see if you can find some Steadfast. probably have to get it thru your vet. we have had ALOT of success with it on multiple dogs. many can stop taking nsaids after a few weeks of steadfast.
Is this what I am looking for?

http://shop.arenus.com/p-24-steadfast-c ... breed.aspx
by M1Tanker
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sasha's Blend
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

Re: Sasha's Blend

Never discussed Metacam with the vet but I will. Your vet is using the drug Rimadyl. It is an anti-infalmmatory drug just the same as Metacam. Sasha's Blend is a joint repair supplement of glucosamine / chondroitin etc.. not a pain reliever. Correct...I am looking for something to assist in joint r...
by M1Tanker
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sasha's Blend
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

Re: Sasha's Blend

Off the Rimadyl web site: https://www.rimadyl.com/pi.pdf "DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Always provide Client Information Sheet with prescription. Carefully consider the potential benefits and risk of Rimadyl and other treatment options before deciding to use Rimadyl. Use the lowest effective dose for...
by M1Tanker
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sasha's Blend
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

Re: Sasha's Blend

Never discussed Metacam with the vet but I will.
by M1Tanker
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Sasha's Blend
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

Sasha's Blend

I have a 10 yr old GSP that has been hunted hard all of those years and arthritis is starting to catch up with him. This hunting season, after discussing with my vet, I started him on a daily NSAID (Rimadyl) regimen with 1/2 morning, 1/2 evening. He has no mobility issues but he is now groaning a bi...
by M1Tanker
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2 yr old
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: 2 yr old

Wild grouse are an entirely different game than planted quail and woodcock. I learned a valuable lesson in patience this year with a two year old of my own that showed me enough during his first season that raised my expectations a bit too much. Take it slow, make sure the dog is responding to train...
by M1Tanker
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Follow-up after 2 Months
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Follow-up after 2 Months

Well, I promised a follow-up on the young dog that had me perplexed a few months ago. I stuck with a program and him, primarily using the wild birds of Michigan, Minnesota, and Montana. He has come around very nicely and turned into one heck of a dog for his age (2 1/2). It took quite a few bird con...
by M1Tanker
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Canine Meningitis
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Canine Meningitis

I know someone who had a GSP pup that contracted this at about the same age. It was at least a year of on and off meds (Prednisone) but the dog recovered and is no worse for the wear.
by M1Tanker
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Travel Time
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Travel Time

Heading out in the morning to northern MN for a week of grouse hunting and then a week in MT.

Needless to say, not going to be much sleep tonight :)
by M1Tanker
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Trout creek mich
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Trout creek mich

Good area to hunt...you will do fine.

Drop by Settler's Co-op and ask for some help...drop the name Andy Tingstad if need be, he is a good friend of mine and it might open a door or two :)

Good luck!
by M1Tanker
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: I Don't Even Know Where To Start
Replies: 15
Views: 2938

Re: I Don't Even Know Where To Start

After all my worries, I took Panzer out today and he found 10 grouse in 2 hours. All birds he had contact with were pointed, including tracking a runner and setting himself 4 times before the bird flushed. He creeped on one bird at the end, it was one he could see under the dogwood bushes. He stayed...
by M1Tanker
Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: I Don't Even Know Where To Start
Replies: 15
Views: 2938

Re: I Don't Even Know Where To Start

Had a long and honest conversation with the trainer today, who happens to be one of my best friends. I appreciate all the advice received and I will be committing to what I have been told by him today as it is exactly the same as what was explained to me by another well respected trainer/breeder on ...
by M1Tanker
Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: I Don't Even Know Where To Start
Replies: 15
Views: 2938

Re: I Don't Even Know Where To Start

Everything in your post indicates that the problem is NOT in him catching birds, but in NOT being thoroughly trained on whoa and broken on the collar. Problem is in the whoa work. When you tell that dog whoa, he should whoa anytime, anyplace, anywhere. He obviously does not, so this portion of his ...
by M1Tanker
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: I Don't Even Know Where To Start
Replies: 15
Views: 2938

I Don't Even Know Where To Start

The third dog in my string right now is a 2 1/2 year old (GSP). I sent to a pro-trainer this past summer from May to August to finish up breaking him. Here is where he was at when I dropped him off in May: Hard charging dog who works at about 60-80 out front and 60-80 to each side. Head up with a to...
by M1Tanker
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sept 17, Wisconsin
Replies: 33
Views: 9786

Re: Sept 17, Wisconsin

I have to confess, I am from WI originally and not a true yooper :) I moved up here for the bird hunting and to get away from the crowds...I think I have accomplished that pretty well. However, I do make it back down to Sconnie for some hunting a few weekends and definitely the week the orange army ...
by M1Tanker
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Sept 17, Wisconsin
Replies: 33
Views: 9786

Re: Sept 17, Wisconsin

I'll likely come down from the U.P. to hunt at our cabin near Florence. It's opening weekend...you gotta get out, but I really wish they would push the opener back to October 1st.
by M1Tanker
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Well MN is 1/2 way from my house to MT
Replies: 8
Views: 1160

Re: Well MN is 1/2 way from my house to MT

Thank you!
by M1Tanker
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Well MN is 1/2 way from my house to MT
Replies: 8
Views: 1160

Well MN is 1/2 way from my house to MT

I figure that Bemidji is almost 1/2 way from Gwinn, MI to where I am staying in Montana, so I am thinking I may check out the Chippewa National Forest for grouse hunting. Anyone have any experience in that neck of the woods? Not looking for secret covers, etc...you all know I am a die-hard grouser a...
by M1Tanker
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Time of Year - Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: Time of Year - Montana

The land in the NE part of the state is good Hun and Sharptail land. I have been going there for a number of years and will be going again this Sept, and probably again in Oct. I have a friend that goes in the spring every year to scout the leks, and when I talked to him last week, he was saying he...
by M1Tanker
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Time of Year - Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: Time of Year - Montana

Good info.

Last time I went to SD, the crops were still up and the hunting in the CRP was not so good.

Thanks>
by M1Tanker
Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Time of Year - Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Time of Year - Montana

Looking to take my dad and another good friend and his dad to Montana this year before they get too old to travel hunt anymore. We have targeted the NE area of the State and have a couple of options for hunting time. Those times being either the 3rd week of October or the 1st week of November. Looki...
by M1Tanker
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: My woodcock banding season 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: My woodcock banding season 2011

Nice looking broods and dog.

The only brood I banded this spring had only two chicks.