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    The young vs the old

    13 yr old blf & 2 yr old ylf have been ''pals'' now since the young dog arrived. Such fun to watch them interact...they play fight two or three times a day...sounds like all hell breaking loose but...
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    Really helpful Splash Em, thanks.

    Really helpful Splash Em, thanks.
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    Please, please help

    My 2 yr old YLF was just spayed and is exhibiting the ''humping'' desire, grabbing every pillow in the house, dragging them out and humping on them. Driving us nuts! What is going on? Can I do...
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    Surgery was about ten days ago. No pain meds were...

    Surgery was about ten days ago. No pain meds were given...vet says in 30 years of practice he has never seen this reaction....she seemed to especially ''hump'' her bed so we threw it out. her anxiety...
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    Personality change?

    My 2 yr old YLF was just spayed & acting a bit strange. Seems anxious, whines some as if bored, wants to dig in the carpet, wants to re-shape her bed often and humps it at times. Is this a homonal ...
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    Thanks..stools are fine...

    Thanks..stools are fine...
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    A bit of advise please

    Do you feel 24% protein is sufficient for a 2 yr lab female who in this off season is not extremely active...take her out once a day for work & play for about a half hour......at 48 lbs (smallish I...
  8. Thread: Panting

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    Panting

    Do some dogs "pant" harder & longer than others? My 2 yr YLF seems to pant long & hard after a workout of maybe 15 minutes, doing marks, blinds & simply running around for some exercise. It is...
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    Thanks for the replies. At least I'm not alone!

    Thanks for the replies. At least I'm not alone!
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    A couple problem areas--help please

    Ruby, 20 mo old ylf is beginning to want to ingest stool of our older lab. Her food has not changed...obviously this is extremely upsetting to my wife. (me too). Any clues as to why all of a sudden...
  11. Experience will teach the dog that most ducks...

    Experience will teach the dog that most ducks drop beyond the decoys so they will begin their search there. I would think a dummy launcher would be a big help to you...just don't let the dog see you...
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    Probably goes without saying, but stop throwing...

    Probably goes without saying, but stop throwing bumpers where cheating is possible until you have successfully completed swim-by. Don't solidify a bad habit. Swim-by was the one area that I used a...
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    Retriever Academy

    Just spent two days in the duck blind with Derick from the Retriever Academy. The hunting was slow but the information was great. Although my dog did not come from the Academy, he was very willing to...
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    Ruby's first year

    Some may recall my indecision regarding Ruby's training regimen, torn between the "positive" approach with no collar and the collar method. After wasting a couple months I finally settled into the...
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    Thanks for the replies. yes she has hunted with...

    Thanks for the replies. yes she has hunted with this other dog at least four other times. I think the number of guns , more shots & more than average number of birds got to her. Going to Missouri for...
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    First break from steady

    17 mo ylf has been rock steady since opening day about a month ago. Yesterday while with two friends and a second dog, she broke twice. I denied the retrieve (had gun in hand-couldn't get to whistle...
  17. Thread: Proud Pooch

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    Proud Pooch

    Just a buffy but Ruby likes it!

    http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq43/rwfeller/RubywBuffy002.jpg
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    Ruby knows "Hold" GDG

    http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq43/rwfeller/Halloween2011005.jpg

    Should say "Ruby"
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    YOung & Old Pics

    Had a little fun this morning with 12 yr old BLF "Belle" & 18 Mo old YLF "Ruby"

    http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq43/rwfeller/Ducks112211004.jpg
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    Teaching Steady

    I have a friend with a young lab who is steady in yard work, with a shot or without, but has begun to break on the fall of a duck. I felt he should have the dog on a lead restrained & he thinks it's...
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    Update on Ruby

    A week into her first season and I could not be much more pleased. Very steady, always watching, focused on fallen birds, taking good lines and actually picked up two ducks Friday morning..small...
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    Bigger generally translates into more health...

    Bigger generally translates into more health issues as they age. You may want to consider that.
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    Young dog won't p/u geese

    I know this has been discussed, but my friend's 14 mo ylf is doing fine on ducks but won't touch a goose. I showed him the video on how to de-breast a goose for training, but have you any other...
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    Don't know but that meakes me feel good as I have...

    Don't know but that meakes me feel good as I have a ylf @16 mos. from DoubleTT.
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    "and to continue to go until commanded otherwise"...

    "and to continue to go until commanded otherwise" as per Evan..understand and agree in general but at what point do you allow a dog to follow his nose, such as hitting scent from a bird you did not...
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