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    You and I are in a similar situation. Like you,...

    You and I are in a similar situation. Like you, I don't run my dogs in field trials or hunt tests (but each spent meaningful time with a trainer). They live in the house, go everywhere with me,...
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    They don't get nicked coming back in, only going...

    They don't get nicked coming back in, only going out. At least that's the way my system works. Definitely worth the money for me.
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    You don't need waders either .... I have a...

    You don't need waders either ....

    I have a lot of time and money invested in the beast. If the dog works in 50 degree water all morning he'll be much more comfortable in a vest. I've done it...
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    and the dog needs a vest

    and the dog needs a vest
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    I agree "sometimes more than NO" is required. ...

    I agree "sometimes more than NO" is required. However, I disagree completely with striking a dog in the snout. This teaches them to duck or crouch when you raise your hand.

    Most puppies I've...
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    My previous lab was somewhat similar. He...

    My previous lab was somewhat similar. He tolerated people and could care less about other dogs. All he wanted to do was retrieve. He was a machine. At about 18 months, he attached himself to my...
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    I had a terrible experience with Delta last year...

    I had a terrible experience with Delta last year and will never use them again. I used "Move the Dog" in the Spring. Great service
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    19691 Small dog - big heart

    19691
    Small dog - big heart
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    That thought is in the back of my mind. My only...

    That thought is in the back of my mind. My only concern about him being small is how he will fair in cold conditions (he is skinny and won't gain weight - always moving). Other than that he's a...
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    Breeder claims the other two males are each...

    Breeder claims the other two males are each around 85 lbs.
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    Labrador Size - what happened?

    I have a well bred black male that just returned from the trainer. The dog is smart and has great drive. He has all the qualities I want in a gun dog with one exception - he is small. At one year...
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    I've had very good experiences with...

    I've had very good experiences with gundogsupply.com Their customer service is excellent.
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    As my old boss used to say .... "keep'em funny"

    As my old boss used to say .... "keep'em funny"
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    How does having a pro train/run your dog ruin the...

    How does having a pro train/run your dog ruin the HT game? I don't mind you stirring the pot but how about doing it with a statement that makes sense
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    I am so disappointed with customer service these days I feel it is important to highlight when things are done well.

    I used Kati Becker's MovetheDog.net to bring my pup from the trainer in N.C. to...
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    Click download. For chrome users the file will...

    Click download. For chrome users the file will be in the lower left. Click and hit play
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    Be patient. In my experience pads take a long...

    Be patient. In my experience pads take a long time to heal
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    Thanks for posting. I've feed Blue Buffalo based...

    Thanks for posting. I've feed Blue Buffalo based solely on their claims of "all natural, no by-products etc. If they are in fact lying I hope they get what they deserve.
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    Please follow this advice. I had two dogs that...

    Please follow this advice. I had two dogs that never had ear problems no matter how much they would swim. A third dog needed her ears cleaned and watched constantly. Very painful for your pup if...
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    There's no such thing as a Silver Labrador

    There's no such thing as a Silver Labrador
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    My dog that passed last summer was a bit of a...

    My dog that passed last summer was a bit of a fire breather. In a duck blind, he was steady but would tremble with anticipation as the ducks approached. When you sent him, he'd hit the water like...
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    I flew a pup from Utah to New York via Delta...

    I flew a pup from Utah to New York via Delta Airlines. I will not use them again. Pup arrived soaking wet due to an overturned water bowl and matted with food and dog waste. He was delivered to a...
  23. My last dog was on the thinner side. Like your...

    My last dog was on the thinner side. Like your dog, he was fast as lightning (all go). I often brought him to a local park where people bring their dogs to run/swim. Over the years many people...
  24. I lost a great dog to kidney failure last summer....

    I lost a great dog to kidney failure last summer. He was running and swimming over the weekend and unable to walk four days later. It is a cruel disease with hardly any symptoms until its too late....
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    Barking

    I have a six month old, well bred BML. So far, the dog has lived up to expectations except for one thing ..... at times, when placed in his crate, he will bark .... I don't mean "I want out - bark...
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