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    It's not uncommon at all. A caveat - make sure...

    It's not uncommon at all.

    A caveat - make sure there's no physical problem. My current male had a wicked umbilical hernia and while we waited on it to close naturally (which it never did and he...
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    The way I would handle this problem (which is a...

    The way I would handle this problem (which is a common one) is to get in the water with the dog. Meet the dog 6' out into the water and reinforce the hold with a command and/or a gentle hand...
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    It's just a matter of preference on whether or...

    It's just a matter of preference on whether or not to include the kennel name. Some are proud of where they got the dog, others have a naming scheme that doesn't work with the kennel name.

    Also...
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    This would be my suggestion. You could slightly...

    This would be my suggestion. You could slightly increase the volume of the other 2 feedings with no problem and then the timing should be that she'll only need to unload during daylight hours. I do...
  5. This is what I'm doing right now with a 3.5 month...

    This is what I'm doing right now with a 3.5 month old pup in a full size crate. It works quite well.
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    Something like this?...

    Something like this?
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    I've not Fetch or Hold trained a golden, but I...

    I've not Fetch or Hold trained a golden, but I assume a field bred one is similar to a Labrador. If so... Hold goes a long, long way to fixing the particular problem by itself.

    Also, dropping...
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    I also hunt both deer and ducks. An ideal...

    I also hunt both deer and ducks.

    An ideal Fall would be to start by watching my son drop a buck in September youth season, after a few doves on the 1st. If there's any time around fall hunt...
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    Eastern Kansas? The only place you find...

    Eastern Kansas? The only place you find pheasants in Eastern Kansas is at a shooting preserve. I've lived my entire life in SEKS and I've never seen a wild pheasant within 150 miles. Quail on the...
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    Something you can try is once you have her back...

    Something you can try is once you have her back and under control, put one hand on the bumper and the other hand on her tail or lightly grab the flap of skin (flank?) from the leg to the belly. The...
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    I use "Hold" with pups that are young enough to...

    I use "Hold" with pups that are young enough to carry something around. When they bring the bumper back at a very young age I place my hand under their chin and give a "Hold" very short, very...
  12. Absolutely possible to be related to the heat...

    Absolutely possible to be related to the heat cycle. I've had something very similar to one of our females.
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    It's a smaller scale, but the local city lake...

    It's a smaller scale, but the local city lake near where I live is rather accommodating. I stopped and talked to the guys running the camping area and their only request was to keep dogs off the...
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    Congrats on your accomplishments!

    Congrats on your accomplishments!
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    I switched from a plain Gonia to a Gonia Mega. I...

    I switched from a plain Gonia to a Gonia Mega. I couldn't be happier with the results on my ears and the dogs.
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    I think the correct answer is always "at least a...

    I think the correct answer is always "at least a couple more."
  17. I also rely heavily on the NO command. This is...

    I also rely heavily on the NO command. This is not something that is done in a specific drill, but rather is a result of living with the dog. As a puppy it starts out with a firm NO when they're...
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    Most of the tests aren't horribly expensive, but...

    Most of the tests aren't horribly expensive, but they are a lot of leg work. If you are confident in the EIC and CNM results of the sire and dam for your dog that can save you some hassle. Best of...
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    We need more meth lab pics in this thread!

    We need more meth lab pics in this thread!
  20. I think 12 weeks is the typical guidelines by...

    I think 12 weeks is the typical guidelines by most manufacturers of the topical meds, which is likely a factor of weight.
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    APLA is a great organization, they're worth...

    APLA is a great organization, they're worth checking out! With a little encouragement you can have that lab pointing like a traditional pointing breed.
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    Welcome and good luck!

    Welcome and good luck!
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    I also have a black female out of Ruckus x Indy. ...

    I also have a black female out of Ruckus x Indy. Incredible dog!

    Congrats Susan!
  24. Very normal. At 11 weeks his body is growing at...

    Very normal. At 11 weeks his body is growing at an incredible rate and he needs to sleep in order to do that. Cherish those traits of him sleeping in the office... I'd pay a king's ransom to get to...
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    This is the most likely correct answer. ...

    This is the most likely correct answer. Personally, I would love to try it.
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