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    rice = a grain soy protein = soy = a lectin (a...

    rice = a grain
    soy protein = soy = a lectin (a type of antinutrient)

    Neither of those are in the ancestral diet of the canis lupus, aka dog. Get your dog onto a "dog paleo" diet. No grains. 95%...
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    I'd suggest eliminating all grains and legumes...

    I'd suggest eliminating all grains and legumes from your dog's diet. This includes wheat, corn, soy, peanuts, cashews, beans, and more.

    You dog will do best eating a paleo/primal diet (for dogs)....
  3. Hi all. Sincere thanks again for all your...

    Hi all. Sincere thanks again for all your guidance, lessons learned, and best practices. I got in touch with a breeder in Sterling, VA who gave me 4 frozen ducks.

    And... drum roll... at just 13...
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    Hi all. Sincere thanks again for all your...

    Hi all. Sincere thanks again for all your guidance and offers to provide frozen birds. I got in touch with a breeder in Sterling, VA who gave me 4 frozen ducks.

    And... drum roll... at just 13...
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    Thanks all. Great info! Paul Young: Thanks....

    Thanks all. Great info!

    Paul Young: Thanks. I'll call Bob Cathey. $35 for 4 mallards + shipping is not bad.

    Willie Alderson, Scott Huffman, E Thompson: Last December, less than a week before I...
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    Where can I get frozen birds for training?

    I've got a 12 week old chocolate Labrador female. She's a pure joy, hard-charging, fierce/fearless, and eager to please. She's already housebroken, loves retrieving (to hand) canvas dummies, and...
  7. Good stuff! Thanks again for all the input. We...

    Good stuff! Thanks again for all the input. We are letting the pup be a pup. Socializing/exploring daily. Retrieves about 4-5 days a week, but I plan to dial it back some based on your feedback. We...
  8. Thanks Tony. In reverse - Yep, upon being...

    Thanks Tony. In reverse - Yep, upon being bitten, we sometimes do the puppy squeal and immediately withdraw attention for ~30 seconds. That's worked alright for us.... but I have to admit, at times...
  9. Update at 11 wks old: I implemented a lot of the...

    Update at 11 wks old: I implemented a lot of the advice I've received, and got a bunch more success. I can't thank you all enough.

    What's working:
    - took away all the squeaky toys; now only...
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    Found this great info on what NOT to feed our...

    Found this great info on what NOT to feed our dogs (and why): http://www.norcalsc.com/paleo-pets
    (by the way, in case you're wondering its credentials, NorCal is the gym founded/owned by Robb Wolf)...
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    "Bell Fifty Eight Kiowa Warrior"

    "Bell Fifty Eight Kiowa Warrior"
  12. Great! Any links/sites in particular pop to...

    Great! Any links/sites in particular pop to mind? Always on the lookout for more info.
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    P.S. When my little 10 week old lab puppy gets a...

    P.S. When my little 10 week old lab puppy gets a bit bigger, I'll get her some raw meaty bones from here: http://www.primalpetfoods.com
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    Here's the link to what I buy:...

    Here's the link to what I buy: http://www.instinctpetfood.com/dogs

    We use the dry kibble and mix in some of the canned salmon (for the Omega-3 content) and a few drops of water to make it all...
  15. Anyone know where I can get a used copy of...

    Anyone know where I can get a used copy of Hillman's puppy DVD? I'm sure $129 is worth it, but I'm not ready to spend that much yet.
  16. All, THANK YOU all for the great advice. You've...

    All,
    THANK YOU all for the great advice. You've helped immensely to give me some context and help me get my bearings. I'll take it slow with the training, exercise more patience, letting the pup be...
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    I am new to dog nutrition, but not new to...

    I am new to dog nutrition, but not new to nutrition. I eat a Paleo diet myself (see: Robb Wolf or Mark Sisson), so naturally I went for a Paleo diet for my chocolate labrador puppy. I am feeding...
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    I'm a new lab owner (9.5 weeks old today, have...

    I'm a new lab owner (9.5 weeks old today, have had her about 2 weeks so far). I read the exact same book, and am also eager to hear the advice from more experienced folks...
  19. I need help getting my lab puppy to play fetch

    Good day! I'm completely new to retriever training, and need some help getting my lab puppy to love retrieving a dummy.

    She is a chocolate labrador, American/field-type, whelped in early Dec...
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