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    Not too early! I start leash training the pups in...

    Not too early! I start leash training the pups in my litters at 5-6 weeks old, they usually are all walking great on a leash by the time they leave
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    My pups are weaned to a raw diet, so they get raw...

    My pups are weaned to a raw diet, so they get raw ground beef in their diet as early as 3 weeks old :cool:
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    I think it went all the way up to 11C/52F here...

    I think it went all the way up to 11C/52F here today. It was only 13C/55F in my house this morning when I got up, I actually had to turn the furnace on :o that is just wrong!!!
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    Acquired Myasthenia Gravis

    Anyone have any experience with Acquired Myasthenia Gravis? An almost 7 year old Toller bitch was just diagnosed with this today - the first case I have heard of in a Toller. She was sired by one of...
  5. Thread: kennel cough

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    We are going through a bought of kennel cough...

    We are going through a bought of kennel cough right now, which we likely picked up at a dog show a week ago :( So far 7 out of 10 in my house have come down with it. This one seems to be pretty mild...
  6. Thread: Dew claw poll

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    Poll: I would much prefer to have a dog with dewclaws...

    I would much prefer to have a dog with dewclaws left on! I have never removed dewclaws in my litters (not had any rear dews in my pups so far). I have also never had a single dewclaw injury. I have...
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    Nope! Never had a puppy born here that didn't...

    Nope! Never had a puppy born here that didn't have white markings! :mrgreen:

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  8. Thread: Hard chargers

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    Have to disagree with you there. It might not be...

    Have to disagree with you there. It might not be easy, but it certainly is very possible to run agility successfully with one of the wild maniac, hyper, ready to explode retrievers. I am running one,...
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    I have one, it is a couple years old and still in...

    I have one, it is a couple years old and still in great shape, the color has not faded at all. I am planning on buying some more for my other dogs
  10. prey model raw diet!

    prey model raw diet!
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    Currently 8 dogs - 5 Tollers, 1 Chessie, 1 Lab, 1...

    Currently 8 dogs - 5 Tollers, 1 Chessie, 1 Lab, 1 Jack Russell Terrorist!
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    I use the TT Junior Receiver on my Toller girls,...

    I use the TT Junior Receiver on my Toller girls, it is very small and light. Although not rechargeable, I have found the battery to last a long time, I change it maybe twice a year at the most
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    Definitely NOT true as far as Optigen goes. I...

    Definitely NOT true as far as Optigen goes. I have a number of Optigen-tested pups showing up on OFA, that do not have other records on OFA. I did run into another problem though, and that was OFA...
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    I have a bunch of the Cabelas bumpers, they are...

    I have a bunch of the Cabelas bumpers, they are definitely soft/pliable, but I have found they are also really slippery and the dogs have a harder time keeping a good hold on them compared to every...
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    I have a Kimar, it was pretty cheap and so far it...

    I have a Kimar, it was pretty cheap and so far it has held up well. Mine is about 3 yrs old. I don't use mine as much as many of you though. When the Kimar dies I plan on replacing it with a GunX
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    My life almost entirely revolves around dogs. I...

    My life almost entirely revolves around dogs. I am a dog groomer, and for hobbies I mainly do flyball, agility, rally, obedience, dockdogs, some conformation, disc dog, hunting, and just starting to...
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    Definitely you need to count 63 days from...

    Definitely you need to count 63 days from ovulation, not from day of breeding. I have had quite a high percentage of litters that have been born 58-59 days after first breeding date! If you are not...
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    As several others have mentioned, an x-pen is a...

    As several others have mentioned, an x-pen is a wonderful thing for pups! I have a 12 wk pup right now. When I am not home or while I am sleeping, she is crated. She is only loose in the house if we...
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    Not a problem with Line-X. My ex-hubby works for...

    Not a problem with Line-X. My ex-hubby works for Line-x, so I had all sorts of dog equipment sprayed, even whelping boxes. Within 24 hrs of spraying there was no odor at all.
  20. I have found that to be true with my very high...

    I have found that to be true with my very high octane Chessie! On an average day, he gets a small breakfast, and the bulk of his meal in the late evening. On days he is competing or training heavily,...
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    Here is my favorite Fox Reds (hey, you didn't...

    Here is my favorite Fox Reds (hey, you didn't specify they had to be Labs!;-) )

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    Ouch! At my repro vet, hips/elbows and a blood...

    Ouch! At my repro vet, hips/elbows and a blood draw runs about $200 if the dog cooperates and they don't sedate. (With sedation, about another $100). That is not including OFA fees or costs for...
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    I have retrievers and parrots. Only 1 of my 6...

    I have retrievers and parrots. Only 1 of my 6 dogs is ever allowed around the birds when they are out of their cages, she is my oldest and knows the birds are mine and are to be ignored. The rest are...
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    I definitely believe there is a genetic component...

    I definitely believe there is a genetic component to allergies. I personally will not breed a dog will allergy issues. Having owned a golden with horrific allergies, nobody or their dog should have...
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    Revolution doesn't wash off, it actually...

    Revolution doesn't wash off, it actually penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream! So although it is applied topically, it is not the same kind of topical treatment as Frontline (that stays...
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