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  1. Thread: pup won't swim

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    I agree with the "have an older dog swim & play...

    I agree with the "have an older dog swim & play in the water" with your pup. Thats how it worked for me in the past (I'm guessing as I always had a good retrieving waterdog (even bench) labs.

    I...
  2. Thread: Partners

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    I agree, paw on the arm is situational. What you...

    I agree, paw on the arm is situational. What you should do (IMHO), is look at the dog's body language, his eyes, what are those conveying?

    In this picture, look at the dog's eyes & facial...
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    Poll: Tile floors a big help, but we have some...

    Tile floors a big help, but we have some carpeting.
    Dyson vacuum
    Swiffer
    Furminator &/or a horse "shedding blade"

    Timing: in the spring they shed more, but still go swimming. So I brush them...
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    Old thread, but we (hubs & I) were considering a...

    Old thread, but we (hubs & I) were considering a move to Austin, TX as his work is there. Not so sure now, seems like a bunch of back east tree huggers in Texas now, sadly.
    I too remember what Texas...
  5. Thread: GDG Dock diving

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    The Dock diving I saw last year, had a throwing...

    The Dock diving I saw last year, had a throwing bumper suspended about 10-15 feet above the center of the pool, on a inverted U shaped pole setup that was outside & extended across the pool. The dogs...
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    We use Ortho Home Defense spray at Walmart for...

    We use Ortho Home Defense spray at Walmart for scorpions here in AZ. Keep in mind you spray it & have to wait until it dries before you let the animals around it (here that takes about 1/2 hour). For...
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    Best wishes Wayne for a speedy & complete...

    Best wishes Wayne for a speedy & complete recovery.

    Just wondering, what spine level was it L5-S1? I have the same symptoms, left foot goes numb with standing or walking for 15 minutes, & goes...
  8. Ok, probably dumb non-Floridian question, but...

    Ok, probably dumb non-Floridian question, but here goes...

    For those of you who have ponds, can"t you set up gator traps to catch them ( I am thinking baiting a bear leg trap). Then shoot them in...
  9. Done! Wish I knew how to photograph like that! :)

    Done! Wish I knew how to photograph like that! :)
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    Prayers for those in Colorado. The Cave Creek...

    Prayers for those in Colorado.

    The Cave Creek Complex fire came within 3 miles North of my house. The mornings were filled with smoke, really couldn't go outside. I felt so bad for my horses...
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    Lol! Well, we played with the bird, he...

    Lol!

    Well, we played with the bird, he retreived it nicely, albeit a bit slow, its 110 degrees outside right now, yikes!

    But the opportunity was there, so I took it. :-D
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    Thanks! :)

    Thanks! :)
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    First bird RIGHT NOW, what do I do?

    My Jack Russell just caught a sparrow type bird (he is quick), & its now 3/4 dead. Since I didnt have any birds yet for the BLM pup 11 weeks old, I took him over to it, he went up & looked at it but...
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    I found the Dr Ed link that Wayne Nutt was...

    I found the Dr Ed link that Wayne Nutt was refering to (I think this is the correct one):

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?8977-Basic-first-aid-kit
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    1. Memorize your vet's emergency number. 2....

    1. Memorize your vet's emergency number.

    2. Rattlesnake vaccine

    3. http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1677+1681&aid=478

    4. Teach your dog the command "Don't Touch!" I use this...
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    "it sure made me wonder why working function is...

    "it sure made me wonder why working function is not being considered more importantly in the ring than it is."

    Wheres the "LIKE" button?
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    In AZ, a couple dozen ratters in a cage, about 8...

    In AZ, a couple dozen ratters in a cage, about 8 foot long, 2 feet high, 3 feet wide. The cage had tiny tiny wire openings (maybe 1/3 inch or less), & the dogs were never let close enough to touch...
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    Your 10 week old is acting exactly like my 10...

    Your 10 week old is acting exactly like my 10 week old black lab male. Its too hot outside for them (at 8:15 am today its already 100 degrees out in the shade!), in AZ the stores sell outdoor...
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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing! :)
  20. Thread: Tuck Butt Run!

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    Tuck Butt Run!

    What a difference a month makes!

    I got my pup at 6 weeks exactly, he was 10 weeks yesterday.

    Despite my better judgement (re: all 4 vaccine series), he nor I could stand it anymore in the house...
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    This thread was helpful! I am having the same...

    This thread was helpful! I am having the same problems too.
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    DVD Trainer's methods?

    I just got my DVD field training videos & I'm kind of not happy at the obedience training I'm seeing on it. Now I'm not going to name the trainer, so please don"t ask.

    But, this is what I'm...
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    Cabelas has this, I just got one, Its soft,...

    Cabelas has this, I just got one, Its soft, floats, looks like a bird:
    ...
  24. Thread: Swimming Pools

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    I've trained 5 dogs how to swim in a pool...

    I've trained 5 dogs how to swim in a pool (because there aren't any ponds in Phoenix), but it takes a while. I always start when the water is pretty warm too (not something I'd do in November with a...
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    Thank you both for your replies! Breck, I've...

    Thank you both for your replies!

    Breck, I've downloaded the pdf & read it this afternoon, thanks for sharing, its very interesting reading :)
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