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  1. Are there Obedience Training Groups/clubs in your...

    Are there Obedience Training Groups/clubs in your area? Check InfoDog or other online dog events entering sites for upcoming Obedience/Rally trials. or matches. I was mentored by a trainer that I met...
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    I have 4 Ruff Tuff large size crates in my van. I...

    I have 4 Ruff Tuff large size crates in my van. I ordered the crates with double doors for added ventilation. The doors come as one piece with no assembly required. The crate doors are heavy plastic...
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    Are you getting a Lab? the size crate you...

    Are you getting a Lab? the size crate you described will be too small. My boys' wire crates are called "Life Stage" 43"Lx28"wx31"h. These crates come with a wire panel that partitions the crate...
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    You are right about not letting pup out of crate...

    You are right about not letting pup out of crate when pup cries or whines. It doesn't matter who it is, pup is getting its way. It takes a couple of sleepless nights between crying and letting pup...
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    I hear ya! Once you run and your boy run your...

    I hear ya! Once you run and your boy run your first junior HT you will get hooked. This is the one comment I hear most from the judges who judge jr. HT. Obedience, obedience, obedience. From the time...
  6. My mom always says, "It's not what you say, it's...

    My mom always says, "It's not what you say, it's how you say it." No, or NO! I said the 'n' word to my dog that was peeing 3 feet from the line (very BAD manners) as he was returning with the bird. I...
  7. HMMMMM! This sounds like we went to the same HT.

    HMMMMM! This sounds like we went to the same HT.
  8. Contact Bill St. Clair now training @ Raney Ranch...

    Contact Bill St. Clair now training @ Raney Ranch in Santa Ysabel 1hr. 45 min. from Mission. Bill is a super trainer and super guy. He trained me so that I can train my 'boys.'
  9. Enlist the help from a friend to help introduce...

    Enlist the help from a friend to help introduce them on neutral territory without distractions (kids, neighbors, other dogs, etc.). Each dog on a 6-foot lead, closely monitored, with lots of praise...
  10. "Your hunt test is from the truck to the line. ...

    "Your hunt test is from the truck to the line. If they do that right, then the field work is the reward. "

    I like this. It's so true.
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    It can be. How old is your pup? Does pup walk...

    It can be. How old is your pup? Does pup walk nicely on a lead? You're doing the right thing taking pup with you. The more interaction pup gets with public places, sights, sounds, and smells the more...
  12. Very carefully! Older dog has his turf...

    Very carefully! Older dog has his turf established and the newbie is 'invading' it. Watch Leerburg online, search 'introducing older dog to another dog' (not exact, but close enough) and 'socializing...
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    He's a dandy! Good work dad and Pilot!

    He's a dandy! Good work dad and Pilot!
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    I have 2 lab boys who power eat. They each have a...

    I have 2 lab boys who power eat. They each have a plastic "brakefast bowl" (gundog supply). 1 lab finishes his kibble and walks away, the other finishes and then procedes to pick up the bowl by the...
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    Big green monster.

    Big green monster.
  16. Watch Leerburg online: search "How to Socialize...

    Watch Leerburg online: search "How to Socialize an Older Dog with a New Puppy" and "Introducing older dogs to other dogs." PLEASE do not expect your older dog to get along with the newbie. This is...
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    Our beloved friends don't have to cross that...

    Our beloved friends don't have to cross that Rainbow Bridge to be missed. We have 2 older gentlemen by virtue of their age will some day soon cross over that 'bridge.' It's difficult to talk about it...
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    What breed dog do you have? I don't use the...

    What breed dog do you have? I don't use the Furminator. I have 4 Labs with downy under coats and thick top coats. It seems they take turns blowing coat all year long. The Furminator cuts the...
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    All of the above scenarios can and do happen. Run...

    All of the above scenarios can and do happen. Run Reggie, he's superb. I wish I had my crystal ball at the line.
    Experience is the best teacher. And who knows, when put to the 'test' you might...
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    I like the Big Green Monster. It's big, green,...

    I like the Big Green Monster. It's big, green, and can blast a monster Tweet!!!! My boys respond to the blast in windy conditions, and water retrieves. Whichever whistle you decide to purchase, buy...
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    Thanks! I went to Amazon books and there are...

    Thanks! I went to Amazon books and there are several books by that title or with those words 'leader of the pack.' What is the author's name?

    TONY - I will enforce the sit command when he finds a...
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    golfhandhunter. How did you know this about this...

    golfhandhunter. How did you know this about this boy and his toy nonsense. The reason he doesn't have soft toys is because he's a chewer and my greatest concern is when we train with a dead bird that...
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    Future Problem?

    I have an young lab, young with respects to the HT game but older in age 2+years old. I see plenty potential in this dog. Drive, aims to please, obedience is spot on, fetch command is solid, hold is...
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    TREATS to begin with and then sporadically and...

    TREATS to begin with and then sporadically and Lots of PRAISE. Treats and Praise only when pup follows through with the command. I trained my Lab to stand, stay by holding a treat with just enough...
  25. Agree with the above, except I stopped wearing...

    Agree with the above, except I stopped wearing panty hose years ago. I found that if I think it will happen, it will. My yellow boy swallowed and regurgitated a plastic 'safety' plug, the kind you...
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