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    I think the show people need to review the breed...

    I think the show people need to review the breed standard and worry about the functionality of the dogs they are breeding rather than a little white on a dog. People changing the dog appearance in...
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    Hi Carol, We trained at Lee Kay one day with...

    Hi Carol,

    We trained at Lee Kay one day with KC Owens, it was rather chaotic that day. We had a variety of dogs with us but I have Goldens.

    I really appreciate any contacts about rentals. ...
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    Hi Carol, It will be good to see you again, we...

    Hi Carol,

    It will be good to see you again, we trained together in Utah several years ago. Finding a rental is always a challenge, especially with 3 dogs. I don't need anything fancy, but some...
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    Moving to Charlotte, NC

    My job is taking me to Charlotte :D and I am very excited about the opportunity to get back into some field work after a couple of years off. Any contact info for training groups would be greatly...
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    While the curly coat would not bother me, I would...

    While the curly coat would not bother me, I would still run a thyroid panel to ensure there is no underlying issue with the thinness of the coat. I have a young Golden whose littermate has a...
  6. Hi Eric, We are now working on exactly that. ...

    Hi Eric,

    We are now working on exactly that. She will pick them up in order if they are in a line but we have not quite gotten the "select a size" from a random group yet. There is still several...
  7. Actually, I do have a plan. I throw my own marks...

    Actually, I do have a plan. I throw my own marks by walking out and sending the dog from a platform, I will train her to put the ducks/bumpers in a bucket upon return to the platform and prior to...
  8. Zinger stacking rings (winter indoor mind games)

    Sat. morning fun with my puppy Zinger. This was done with a clicker and free shaping, meaning that I did not show her what to do, just rewarded any movement toward the desired behavior. This was...
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    There is a big difference between using a head...

    There is a big difference between using a head halter to take the dog for a walk and leaving it on all day. I would never leave any training device on a dog when not in use, much less all day. That...
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    Welcome to RTF. At 11 wks I would not use either...

    Welcome to RTF. At 11 wks I would not use either a choke chain or a pinch collar, this is a baby puppy. I have not used a gentle leader but have used the Halti and Halt headcollars and really like...
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    I always wear earmuffs when gunning and when...

    I always wear earmuffs when gunning and when training on blinds. I wear them in trials sometimes on blinds but not usually on marks. I have never found earplugs that fit well so I use electronic...
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    I applaud the efforts of Glenda and company to...

    I applaud the efforts of Glenda and company to educate the judges at the specialty and hopefully they will take what they learn to heart. However, the weekend show judge is not a "Golden" person. ...
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    There is a difference between correct...

    There is a difference between correct conformation that meets the standard and winning in the conformation ring. Goldens that show may or may not have correct conformation just as field dogs may or...
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    cdwplus.com has lots of different hardware...

    cdwplus.com has lots of different hardware specifically for dog collars, leads, etc. and they take small orders. They also have guides to braiding.
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    Typically you have plenty of airflow without the...

    Typically you have plenty of airflow without the fans when the trailer is moving. I don't think there is anything wrong with it, I just have not seen the need.
  16. I use PrimoPads in all my crates. They can be...

    I use PrimoPads in all my crates. They can be custom made to any size and hold up well. Their customer service is also great. The pads are a dense closed cell foam pad with a PVC cover which is...
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    The holes in my trailer were about the same size...

    The holes in my trailer were about the same size as yours. For me they are too small for extended time periods but fine for training days when the dogs are out frequently. We had dogs from 50 lb....
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    I had a trailer that was not insulated and the...

    I had a trailer that was not insulated and the holes were a bit small in my mind. Even in the heat, I found the dogs (also Goldens) traveled fine as long as you keep the air moving around them. ...
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    I flew Southwest when I picked up my pup last...

    I flew Southwest when I picked up my pup last summer. I flew from Salt Lake City and had no issues with the pup. You have to check in at the counter and pay for the pup there but that was a...
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    I believe to put someone on the clock at a field...

    I believe to put someone on the clock at a field trial requires a committee meeting. At a hunt test, the judges can put a handler on the clock. These are AKC rules at least the last time I read...
  21. You should try hauling several hundred ducks on a...

    You should try hauling several hundred ducks on a trailer, especially into CA. People either ask what the ducks are for or what they are, duh ducks. One day we had a box of white ducks along with...
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    I think this will be a great option in the future...

    I think this will be a great option in the future for competitive bitches. The challenge is always that the great ones are being campaigned and not bred because it takes too much time away from...
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    Very nice. I recently switched to a minivan and...

    Very nice. I recently switched to a minivan and have been trying to figure out the best set up.
  24. I have "Roughwater Magic Carpet Ride" - call name...

    I have "Roughwater Magic Carpet Ride" - call name Remnant (a Golden of course) and "Firemark Eye of the Tiger" - call name was going to be Blink but ended up Widget.

    Working on a name for the new...
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    Hi Travis We put butterfly vents in our dog...

    Hi Travis

    We put butterfly vents in our dog trailer and they helped with the ventalation. I got them at TJ Trailers.


    Amy
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