Search found 113 matches

by jczv
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: outside kennel arrangement for old inside dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

outside kennel arrangement for old inside dogs

I have a 13 and a 14 year old Vizslas who have been either crated or loose in the house the majority of there lives (the first 10-11 years primarily crated but the last couple of years they were only alone for 3-4 hours at most). Due to some changing life circumstances they now will be alone 10-11 h...
by jczv
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finding my young pup some wild birds
Replies: 19
Views: 6341

Re: Finding my young pup some wild birds

I've been using that ebirds site for years, good info although I wouldn't advertise to heavily using it to find birds to hunt. If you want to self-guide and are going to particular areas pick up some these guys maps https://www.northwnd.com. Not cheap but great to get your started.
by jczv
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training With Wild Birds, Wisconsin
Replies: 18
Views: 7058

Re: Training With Wild Birds, Wisconsin

I realize I'm crazy reading the above because when I read all the don't run your young dog on wild birds advice it makes no sense to me. Should you get some birds and setup some training situations - yup (heck if you ever get a loft I'll give you some homers). Should you catch pigeons if possible - ...
by jczv
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quick Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2846

Re: Quick Question

Something like this? I think similar are available at places like PetSmart http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=24158&cmpid=01cseYY&ref=6191&subref=AA&cmpid=PLA_G_6191&gclid=CODywfqVudQCFcaNswodTKgLJA Looks like just the thing. Never seen them before. That may work to serve...
by jczv
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 19732

Re: Dogtra Pathfinder

I'd be interested in how long the collar lasts on a charge in GPS only mode and did they put a 'power save' mode in it like the later garmins where it signals less often. The update rate can be changed from 2 sec,6 sec,10 sec,30 sec, and 120 sec. Obviously the battery will last loger on the 120 sec...
by jczv
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Product Ratings & Reviews
Topic: Dogtra Pathfinder
Replies: 28
Views: 19732

Re: Dogtra Pathfinder

VMan cell phone life I can manage (as you said you can carry an external battery). There's lots of different cell phone carrying devices for runners I suppose could be repurposed if necessary. I'd be interested in how long the collar lasts on a charge in GPS only mode and did they put a 'power save'...
by jczv
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla vs GSP training style??
Replies: 36
Views: 16787

Re: Vizsla vs GSP training style??

if this Viszla is from hard charging hunting or field trial lines then there 's no difference from training a GSP. But if your not sure of the lines, or how much the parents hunted etc. then I'd do a couple things before anything else. Work with the dog to make sure that it is jacked up about birds,...
by jczv
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has anyone used this breeder before?? tiszabec vizslas
Replies: 14
Views: 5012

Re: Has anyone used this breeder before?? tiszabec vizslas

Web site is a little strange the pedigrees of there dogs they list are nice but they don't list anything for the bear Siva litter which is what I assume your looking at.
by jczv
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog ear small cut
Replies: 9
Views: 3722

Re: Dog ear small cut

Use Durmabond (or similar) adhesive, which is medical grade superglue, on outside of ear tissue. Works well for small nicks. Bill I've used both in different cases (actually just used some superglue on myself). New skin has more antiseptic ingredients in it and forms a similar film to superglue whe...
by jczv
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog ear small cut
Replies: 9
Views: 3722

Re: Dog ear small cut

I'd try some new skin liquid bandage on it. If it opens up put another coat on. Worked pretty good with our little female for a cut on her leg.
by jczv
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Easy Loader Kennel
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: Easy Loader Kennel

it probably doesn't help much but I bought one about 8 years ago and it's been sitting in the yard after being used only a few times as my dogs determined they'd rather ride in the back seat of the truck. It has held up well. Overall they are built well although because of the light weight etc it fe...
by jczv
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: overweight Pointer
Replies: 8
Views: 3239

Re: overweight Pointer

You can use frozen or canned green beans to add bulk to the dog's dinner without adding many calories, or you can compare labels and go with a less calorie-dense food. But you have to check the clorie count on the bag, because lesser/cheaper food doesn't mean fewer calories. We've generally supplem...
by jczv
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SAD but TRUE
Replies: 61
Views: 19654

Re: SAD but TRUE

These threads seem to always drift around two points: Dogs that aren't being used for their intended purpose. This has been beaten to death at this point. I know as many 'serious hunters' who because of 1,000 different hunting interests there dogs barely get out of the kennel as non-hunters who work...
by jczv
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Second thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 5533

Re: Second thoughts

All most hunting bred dogs need is a lot of exercise either free running or running with you on a bike etc. You walking with them on a leash doesn't really count for much. BTW dogs don't care much if your hunting as long as they can, My dogs spend as much time hunting inside the season when I have a...
by jczv
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?
Replies: 17
Views: 7492

Re: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?

http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/pu ... ting-land/

Just including a link to all the states for reference. From looking at the Wisconsin number it's not perfect but pretty accurate (it includes some but not all of county owned land which is substantial in the northern 1/2 of the state).
by jczv
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Harassment while training dogs legally on public land
Replies: 32
Views: 10804

Re: Harassment while training dogs legally on public land

I'd start by contacting the appropriate wildlife/law enforcement officer and report the first incident. Hopefully you remember enough details about the individuals and the vehicle they were driving. For a future occurrence, do all of the above. Video for evidence, take down license plate, call the ...
by jczv
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Astro Not Finding Satelites
Replies: 9
Views: 2859

Re: Astro Not Finding Satelites

You can get replacement and long distance antennas - but I think that's the antenna to connect with the collar not to connect with GPS. The GPS antenna is the little inch long hump. it looks like from Garmin's website that they'll either fix or replace your device with a refurbished model for $170 o...
by jczv
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy program
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Re: Puppy program

Me personally at that age I'd rather the dog be bonding with me then with a trainer. If its a big running high drive dog even more so. If it's not then I'd rather baby it along for awhile. Also although I like bird exposure young it doesn't need to be every day. To me the only reason to put a dog a ...
by jczv
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?
Replies: 17
Views: 7492

Re: Is Texas the poorest state for public land?

Apparently part of the answer is that because Texas was independent before joining the US they kept title to all land (including land that didn't have an owner at the time). http://www.economist.com/node/176738 that at least explains the lack of federal land. You'll get some interesting answers (not...
by jczv
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Bald Eagles
Replies: 23
Views: 12337

Bald Eagles

Just curious if anyone else is seeing bald eagles where they haven't before. Live about 40 miles west of Milwaukee and although I've seen 1 or 2 in the last 4 years, suddenly in December I'm seeing them in multiple places. One flew by our house about 3 weeks ago, then saw another a little west of us...
by jczv
Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Subcutaneous lump
Replies: 9
Views: 3293

Re: Subcutaneous lump

If the dogs going to be at the vet anyway I'd just have the vet get a few cells with a needle and check it. I had a dog with a lump that seemed pretty innocuous so I hadn't bothered to have it checked as some other lumps were checked and found non-cancerous. He was going to be under to get a few ann...
by jczv
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vern Grimslid
Replies: 1
Views: 1357

Re: Vern Grimslid

I was just an acquaintance of Vern but thought I'd add a few things. I used to run into him at field trials and a few hunt tests. He was a man of strong opinions and knowledge but he also asked lots of questions (aka he had informed opinions). He judged numerous field trials http://www.remekvizslas....
by jczv
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: grouse hunting in northern Wisconsin. help!
Replies: 6
Views: 3121

Re: grouse hunting in northern Wisconsin. help!

Sounds like you have a decent offer. Some other info from my experience. When I knew nothing (I now know slight more then nothing) I got some maps from Northwnd enterprises (https://www.northwnd.com/) which really helped me get started. You can find the info elsewhere but it's nicely prepared either...
by jczv
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird shy dog
Replies: 21
Views: 8102

Re: Bird shy dog

Still curious what approach the original poster and his trainer took but since he asked I'll throw out what I've found is the best case scenario with dogs that are a little timid around their first birds. Find a large field with low to medium length grass (4-6 inches) with some bushes spread out. Ta...
by jczv
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Bird shy dog
Replies: 21
Views: 8102

Re: Bird shy dog

Just curious what the bird exposure consisted of that the dog showed no interest in? What kind of bird? After the dog shied away what did you do with the bird?
by jczv
Wed May 06, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an old dog?
Replies: 13
Views: 5407

Re: Training an old dog?

John sent me a message that for some reason his posts aren't showing up. But he lives in Western Northern Carolina. So if anyone is in that area and either could help or point him in the direction of local resources (trainers, birds, training grounds, clubs, ...). I'm sure he'd appreciated it.
by jczv
Mon May 04, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training an old dog?
Replies: 13
Views: 5407

Re: Training an old dog?

I'd add the slight variation - it's the same stages as a puppy but you may need to go slower. Be especially careful when you get to gun intro, make sure the dog is completely jacked up about birds before starting, not just 'showing a little interest'. If your brand new to the whole hunting dog thing...
by jczv
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Red setter vs irish setter
Replies: 142
Views: 58010

Re: Red setter vs irish setter

Shags - I know what I have seen with my own eyes. The ISCA and a local Irish setter club hold trials in my backyard(almost literally) and I have seen Irish setters that hail from up and down the eastern seaboard. probably a couple hundred different dogs over the last eight to ten years. There are s...
by jczv
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Launchers
Replies: 21
Views: 6212

Re: Launchers

Where I think I'm going with this is that I'll try to find some Tritronics Pro Controls and retrofit them to my DT launchers. I think that'll be the path that best satisfies me. Tri-tronics has quit making the Pro-Control with no plans to introduce a new model. Here is a new one on the scene that w...
by jczv
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Experiencing some technical difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Experiencing some technical difficulties

Experiencing some technical difficulties by admin » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:16 am Are "we" still experiencing technical difficulties ? --- Even after 3+ months ? You seem to be but the rest of us are doing fine. Look up Ezzy - he's talking about the first thread sticky'd at the top of the page.
by jczv
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Launchers
Replies: 21
Views: 6212

Re: Launchers

I think the LCS stuff is either Innotek or Chinese. Possibly one and the same. The system from either Tritronics or Dogtra is likely to run around $700 for 3 launcher remotes, 3 solenoid, & 1 transmitter. I don't know if batteries and chargers are needed on top of that. Im going to look into some o...
by jczv
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Launchers
Replies: 21
Views: 6212

Re: Launchers

Here's most of an old post I made - I still haven't replaced the electronics on my dt's but will eventually with dogtra or tritonics: The dogtra and tritronics laucher receiver electronics is superior (solenoid based) to the dt systems and lion country/gun dog supply blII servo motor based system. T...
by jczv
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 1st Timer with English Pointer
Replies: 35
Views: 7973

Re: 1st Timer with English Pointer

Since there was a few comments about battery life with the Astro note the dc50 collar has a "rescue mode" feature (the below is from the gundogsupply web site), as noted below it is not the default mode so the original poster may want to figure out how to get this turned on: NEW: Rescue Mode When th...
by jczv
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog vest
Replies: 11
Views: 3072

Re: dog vest

Wow I never realized dog vests were yet another item for people to pound their chests about on internet forums. My dogs are duly shamed by their ability to wear them and I bow in your presence.
by jczv
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: dog vest
Replies: 11
Views: 3072

Re: dog vest

I've had good luck with these from cabelas: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Ripstop-Chest-Protector/748637.uts which when I looked are on sale for $20.00. Gun dog supply has these that look similar: http://www.gundogsupply.com/sylmar-body-guard-dog-vest.html I use them primarily so they don't...
by jczv
Tue May 14, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany Lines and Field Trialing
Replies: 59
Views: 18312

Re: Brittany Lines and Field Trialing

It's not a secret, but since I didn't breed the dogs or own the dogs, I don't want to post the names over the Internet since its not my place to. Some people don't want their dogs name all over the Internet. It's too easy to google dogs names, their owners, and find out everything you need to know,...
by jczv
Tue May 14, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany Lines and Field Trialing
Replies: 59
Views: 18312

Re: Brittany Lines and Field Trialing

TS. She's actually a dog from a repeat breeding, and she isnt mine. She was offered to several of us when she was young. Not sure if you remember "Midge", but that's her. I could of had her as my "hunting dog" while my other dog was on the circuit. Unfortunately, or fortunately, my dog was just sup...
by jczv
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: DIY Dog Box
Replies: 16
Views: 6893

Re: DIY Dog Box

Did you look at these - you could somewhat modify the dimensions as necessary.

http://www.buyautotruckaccessories.com/ ... dog-boxes/
by jczv
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Scent bird for launcher work
Replies: 10
Views: 2622

Re: Scent bird for launcher work

I plant birds in the launcher=Dogs point birds in the launcher. I never let the dog get close enough to a launcher for it to startle him/her. As far as a dog wanting to creep in and keep wanting to get closer...that should never be a problem, just press the button before this becomes a issue. I lik...
by jczv
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon grit
Replies: 33
Views: 6820

Re: Pigeon grit

My understanding is if you just feed a processed food like game bird feed or chicken scratch you don't need it as it's used to breakdown seeds in their gut. You also don't need it if they are free flown regularly and have access to a gravel driveway or something similar. I generally buy the stuff th...
by jczv
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Carding pigeons for cheapskates
Replies: 5
Views: 1828

Re: Carding pigeons for cheapskates

Similar to what someone posted on a different board I had the most luck when I used a 20-24 oz soda bottle and then added the amount of water needed to weight it appropriately for that pigeon. I've used coffee can lids (worked with some birds not with others), card board squares (cardboard got wet a...
by jczv
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Volhard Puppy Apptitude Test
Replies: 14
Views: 3403

Re: Volhard Puppy Apptitude Test

I've seen pretty accurate results from experienced people doing the test (they had evaluated a lot of litters). And been accurate for the dogs at the extremes for those litters. I think it's a good idea especially for inexperienced breeders and new dog owners with kids. It's good in that it puts a l...
by jczv
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: launcher question
Replies: 24
Views: 7593

Re: launcher question

I've posted variations on this a few times before so I'll be brief. I've had dt launchers about 6 years and gradually become disenchanted with them. The launchers themselves are fine but the electronics is cheaply made and seems to have more problems over time. My first transmitter the buttons liter...
by jczv
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pheasant hunters who hunt in WI
Replies: 6
Views: 2156

Re: Pheasant hunters who hunt in WI

The reason there's a charge is that they released a huge number of birds on the property (over 8,000 in 2011) which is 6 or 7 times more then they release on any other property http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/PheasantStocking.pdf and realize that they allow up to 300 hunters at a time so it's...
by jczv
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training on WALKING birds
Replies: 24
Views: 5400

Re: Training on WALKING birds

You can try one of these: http://www.gundogsupply.com/-3708-.html
by jczv
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Email for Backwoods Kennel?
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Email for Backwoods Kennel?

His contact button (on the bottom of the form has) bkwdsgwp@svtel.net. Did you try that?
by jczv
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Skid Plate Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 4109

Re: Skid Plate Suggestions

My dog 'lives' without a vest...But she hunts with the Cabela's skid plate on. It saves an incredible amount of scrapes, cuts, and blood and has lasted nearly 3 years. Never any armpit irritation---as far as I can tell, it has no insulation properties. My 40 lb Brit fits nicely into the Medium---I ...
by jczv
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Helpful info for hunting in wisconsin
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Helpful info for hunting in wisconsin

If you click the link there's an initial popup that gives a definition and instructions. I used the DNR's acronym's to be consistent. And yes it's a map of open land that can be used not a map of land that isn't open.
by jczv
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Helpful info for hunting in wisconsin
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Helpful info for hunting in wisconsin

The DNR has finally published an online map for MFL and FCL land (private land open to hunting). http://dnrmaps.wi.gov/opfl/# Believe it or not the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal actually drove this getting created. It still doesn't solve the issue of MFL land that has no legal access but it certainly c...
by jczv
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: one day good the next bad?
Replies: 17
Views: 3257

Re: one day good the next bad?

One other poster implied but I can't tell from your posts whether your working the same grounds repeatedly (or at least had been at these last grounds multiple times). I have one dog who gets a 'training ground effect' when we go to the local training area to often. He thinks he can find birds whene...