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    She is doing much much better, but it's still...

    She is doing much much better, but it's still going to be slow with her. She is retrieving and handling VERY short light happy sessions of obedience. Thanks all for the advice. It seems a combination...
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    Agree with above advice. Also thank you for...

    Agree with above advice.
    Also thank you for your service! We are still independent today, and I thank you for that!
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    Gear storage

    How do you store all the launchers and equipment so it is neat but ready for frequent use? Can you describe or post photos of your training stuff storage?
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    Chris Krausse, those are my thoughts too. She...

    Chris Krausse, those are my thoughts too. She follows me around while I feed the goats, pigeons and weed the garden. She comes up to me well now for petting, but has no interest in treats. Barely...
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    She's a Boykin. I worked with her littermate...

    She's a Boykin. I worked with her littermate brother and he's bold as can be. He jumped in like he belonged here, and learned very quickly. But he also goes absolutely everywhere with his owner. She...
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    Under socialized dogs

    How do you all deal with dogs who come in under socialized, afraid of kennels, other dogs, new people, pick at food, lose interest in play, etc. do you find letting them settle in or pushing them...
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    :rolleyes: people are crazy. I would have had a...

    :rolleyes: people are crazy. I would have had a tough time not laughing out loud at that kind of question!
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    That was my point as well --as stated above....

    That was my point as well --as stated above. Kills me when people argue the bonding issue. I have had several dogs seeming VERY bonded to us that didn't join the family until well into adulthood. The...
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    That bonding issue is where Mr. Wolters did a...

    That bonding issue is where Mr. Wolters did a diservice to dogs. I understand his point was to not "farm raise" dogs in a kennel without socializing them, but he WAY OVERSTRESSES the bonding. Or...
  10. Sharon, that is about the scummiest thing I have...

    Sharon, that is about the scummiest thing I have heard. People are the weak link in this dog world.
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    In my experience with other breeds, the lower jaw...

    In my experience with other breeds, the lower jaw grows slower. Minor Overbites will sometimes correct, level puppy bites or very tight bites often go under, and puppies with under bites rarely...
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    How many "trendy" adjectives can they put in one...

    How many "trendy" adjectives can they put in one ad? It seems awfully fishy to me. As in fishing...
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    Yes, that clears it up. Entry Express explains...

    Yes, that clears it up. Entry Express explains all :) thanks.
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    3 day HT question

    Not sure which forum to post in. Are 3 day hunt tests usually 3 seperate tests for JH or is there an extra day for the MH qualifying. My pointing dogs have no master nationals so... this is new to...
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    I have this situation right now, though the ages...

    I have this situation right now, though the ages are further apart. Every dog is a little different but here are my pros/cons with these two. They are seperate but I give them 2-3 play sessions a...
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    Well, this has been enlightening to say the...

    Well, this has been enlightening to say the least. The USA trial videos are sure showing off handling over objectives. The dogs are snappy and amazingly well trained. ...but then for practicality's...
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    he happily greets everyone as soon as he actually is close to them he starts licking and wagging. Sometimes he does bark at family members if they startle him by coming into the house or yard but...
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    Yikes! Scary symptoms. Hope your dog is okay. At...

    Yikes! Scary symptoms. Hope your dog is okay. At the clinic I worked at most of the claims with them were a PAIN. paperwork and employee time and didnt cover much. :(
  19. alert barking and barking at strangers and people at door

    Thats a long title. Probably won't fit.
    Probably most people dont mind their dogs barking a few times at strangers and people at the door, but we live in a place where I need me dog to be friendly...
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    I hope you post a win pic :)

    I hope you post a win pic :)
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    Angie, now that is a lab that is correct and not...

    Angie, now that is a lab that is correct and not fat. You are right and the more that is what judges see the more the will notice the fat for what it is. I truly hope at least.
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    This one is my lab puppy. He has adult teeth in...

    This one is my lab puppy. He has adult teeth in but has been also extra "chewy" lately. But his whole overall energy level just jumped up seveal notches also. He does it the worst with plastic...
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    Fantastic clip! Thank you.

    Fantastic clip! Thank you.
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    mouthing playing with bumper

    My little pup is just now getting to the enthusiasm level I want to see. I am noticing he likes to chew on the bumper while carrying it back. Having just fought a hard mouth dog issue i am worried....
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    Tried to add... I think the owners sent the dog...

    Tried to add... I think the owners sent the dog too early... was not mature enough. Nothing bad happened. Just wasnt ready to catch on. Walnut Hill does a great job. I 'd recommend them highly, even...
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