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    I get my pigeons from someone local who raises...

    I get my pigeons from someone local who raises and races homing pigeons. He is happy to be able to sell his culls rather than just kill them. Ducks are a little harder to find, but it can be done....
  2. I think you've combined the estimated cost for...

    I think you've combined the estimated cost for hips alone with the estimated cost for hips and elbows, so that one item would be either $200 or $300, not $500, depending on which you chose. However,...
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    Congratulations, yip yip for another chessie...

    Congratulations, yip yip for another chessie HRCH/MH!
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    Sharon Potter is in Wisconsin Rapids, Red Branch...

    Sharon Potter is in Wisconsin Rapids, Red Branch Kennels.
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    Hoping for the best.

    Hoping for the best.
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    We have had success with planning a socialization...

    We have had success with planning a socialization outing (park, downtown, Wal-mart parking lot, Home Depot,etc.) that includes a good supply of treats. Once you get there and the initial excitement...
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    Sorry to hear this, it's so hard when our buddies...

    Sorry to hear this, it's so hard when our buddies are sick. She should be in good hands: hopefully they will be good about keeping you informed and get her on the road to recovery. It's been my...
  8. With all the threads where people are agonizing...

    With all the threads where people are agonizing over entry difficulties, I'd think this is a golden opportunity to make you wishes known. Oops, pun was NOT intended, just slipped in there! LOL
  9. I can only give a non-technical answer, but my...

    I can only give a non-technical answer, but my husband came up with a great solution (since I jerked the end off of my mini-zinger the first time I pulled it out of my vehicle.) He pulled some extra...
  10. Robin, it might be worthwhile to email Connie...

    Robin, it might be worthwhile to email Connie about it, especially regarding your situation with the Border Collie. She emphasized repeatedly that she is available for questions and follow-up....
  11. Mary Lynn, I'm not experienced enough to know for...

    Mary Lynn, I'm not experienced enough to know for sure... but at the seminar Connie demonstrated and did the first couple of pinches, then had the owner do it. I'd say that if someone else force...
  12. Robin, I just attended a Connie Cleveland...

    Robin, I just attended a Connie Cleveland seminar. As you know, she is one of the prominent obedience trainers in the country: the fact that she is also a field trailer is a bonus for those of us who...
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    Thanks for posting, there's always someone who...

    Thanks for posting, there's always someone who hasn't heard... that's how we all learn.

    I have a dog with digestive issues, but it turned out to be IBD, not EPI. It took a long time to figure it...
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    I was amazed, when I first started hunt tests, to...

    I was amazed, when I first started hunt tests, to see dogs that were in crates most of the day pulled out, quickly aired, and then straight to the line. Almost all other athletes do some kind of...
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    What was his breeder feeding him? If he's been...

    What was his breeder feeding him? If he's been through 2 food changes in 4 weeks you probably ought to stick with what you've got for awhile. Too much change in the diet can be worse for a puppy than...
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    I am feeding the regular Kinesis. My girls are...

    I am feeding the regular Kinesis. My girls are doing great on it: they are in hunt test training, but it's not strenuous enough to make them lose weight, and they are both easy keepers.
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    Thanks for posting that, MG. I think Kristie is...

    Thanks for posting that, MG. I think Kristie is busy with a lab rescue project these days. Great post.
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    This newbie (hunt test, not field trial) needs a clarification. I have read the rulebook, but without lots of experience either competing or watching, some of these procedural points are hard to...
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    Where is the "like" button? LOL
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    Therapy dogs generally visit hospitals, nursing...

    Therapy dogs generally visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and libraries. They sometimes work just by visiting; some of them "listen" while children read to them. They need to be very well...
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    Found a good thread about this on a german...

    Found a good thread about this on a german shepherd forum. I get it on Amazon.com . My vet originally instructed us to use a half teaspoon twice a day for our male chessie, 70 pounds at the time....
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    Glad to hear you're seeing progress. Keep it up...

    Glad to hear you're seeing progress. Keep it up indefinitely and you won't believe the difference it makes. I forgot to mention in my earlier post that my "difficult" girl, for most of her first...
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    You have some good resources available to you in...

    You have some good resources available to you in MD, chessie people who know the breed well. Julie, Mike, and Tim are knowledgeable and experienced. I hope you will be able to take advantage of the...
  24. One of our clubs offers the added benefit of a...

    One of our clubs offers the added benefit of a discounted membership at a local pheasant hunting club. The retriever club bought a corporate membership: the annual fees are divided between the...
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    I forgot to mention the double doors, we have...

    I forgot to mention the double doors, we have them on both of ours. When it's hot, they really help with ventilation. I can see how drain holes would be helpful when the kennel is used in a pickup,...
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