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    Anney, My deepest sympathies! You were truly...

    Anney,

    My deepest sympathies! You were truly blessed to have a wonderful partner like him. May your memories pull you through the tough time.

    Ann
  2. I agree wait until the teething is done at this...

    I agree wait until the teething is done at this point.

    I'm no expert but what I did from day one was reward anything my dog carried in her mouth to me. If it was a toy, I would say "good hold"...
  3. Thread: The Belmont

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    I think Secretariat sired some wonderful Hunter...

    I think Secretariat sired some wonderful Hunter type babies. I don't know his dam sire record but that would not surprise me.

    I was fortunate to train at a small Midwest stable who had a young 2...
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    I hope to get a CC on my Lab at the National...

    I hope to get a CC on my Lab at the National Specialty in the fall. Also plan to enter her in the performance conformation class for the Challenge.

    I agree if you can go, take your Lab and get...
  5. I too have an LP dog. She can only make it around...

    I too have an LP dog. She can only make it around the block and in the wee hours of the AM before its hot. Not a candidate for surgery.

    I'm glad Porter is going to recover. We let our girl wade...
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    A dual champion must meet breed standards. What...

    A dual champion must meet breed standards. What exactly the standard was at the time of the championship I don't know. The standard now says females are 21.5 to 23.5 in height and 55-70 pounds. Males...
  7. Hello!!! I am a member of MI HRC. I wanted to say...

    Hello!!! I am a member of MI HRC. I wanted to say have fun!!! HRC hunt tests especially at the started level is all about getting people hooked. They want you to succeed and enjoy yourself.

    Yes...
  8. Thread: CCL X's 2

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    Our girl is almost 11 months post op TPLO #2. Yes...

    Our girl is almost 11 months post op TPLO #2. Yes it's a long journey but it's worth taking the time to rehab correctly. Our girls competes in agility and trains in field and competition obedience....
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    I know several people in my area who train...

    I know several people in my area who train "positive only" I have seen some (not all) display this behavior. Could it be the golden people come from another background and are doing field as another...
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    For my girl post FCE the therapist recommended...

    For my girl post FCE the therapist recommended "weights" that we would put on her back legs for walking. You might ask about that. We had 2oz one 4oz weights. Was also told walking is hock deep water...
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    OMG I am sure my young golden has my dearly...

    OMG I am sure my young golden has my dearly departed heart dog as a guardian angel. I am convinced she sent her to me. Every now and then she does something so uniquely "Maxine" it takes my breath...
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    I have an FCE Lab. The first 48 hours was...

    I have an FCE Lab. The first 48 hours was horrible. Quite painful at onset but it subsides moderately quickly. My dog was mid dock jump. I've been told it's one of the most common afflictions no one...
  13. Thread: CCL X's 2

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    Thank you!!

    Thank you!!
  14. Thread: CCL X's 2

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    Is there any documentation on the swivel lock...

    Is there any documentation on the swivel lock procedure? I would like to read about it and learn. I have done 4 TPLO's on 2 dogs. I hope I never have another knee go but in the world of high octane...
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    We went through the process of looking for a lab...

    We went through the process of looking for a lab for agility 5 years ago (starting it again). It's how we got pulled into the hunt test game as well. We got lucky found a nice pup, and when we...
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    Get a dog that suits your family needs too. You...

    Get a dog that suits your family needs too. You gotta live with it.

    I have a lab and golden. My golden is the better field dog. The lab is great but has noise issues that has prevented us from...
  17. Thread: VPI Insurance

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    I have had VPI for several years. I currently...

    I have had VPI for several years. I currently have 3 dogs insured. I can't tell you premium or deductibles. I pay once a year and forget about it. I have used it!! Lab had 2 TPLO surgeries, paid a...
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    I'm not going to respond regarding the exercise...

    I'm not going to respond regarding the exercise but when my dogs were young and DUH the yard, we would put their poop in the holes and fill it up. Dog wouldn't dig there again. After a few days of...
  19. Anne so sorry for what you are going through....

    Anne so sorry for what you are going through. Wow....
  20. Thread: First Golden

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    Slightly off topic. Did horses for years, show...

    Slightly off topic. Did horses for years, show sheen, cowboy magic etc. Show sheen will dry the hair and has a lot of alcohol (not booze) in it. Cowboy magic has emolients and actually conditions the...
  21. Thread: First Golden

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    My high drive field bred golden doesn't like...

    My high drive field bred golden doesn't like correction. My trainer said be careful she doesn't avoid it. Teach her to work through it. She's pretty good at that now. She doesn't like to be wrong...
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    Been through TPLO's. I have a friend whose dog...

    Been through TPLO's. I have a friend whose dog had the traditional procedure. It's considerably less expensive. Dog did fabulously for years. She was a house pet. Older house family dog would do just...
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    The Labrador Retriever Club will not recognize a...

    The Labrador Retriever Club will not recognize a championship on a dog unless the dog gets at least a WC. In my opinion it is why the Lab WC is so darn easy. I wish all breed clubs were the same....
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    I think a definite improvement. While I'd like to...

    I think a definite improvement. While I'd like to see them more trim, I was pleased it wasn't as bad a last year.

    I watched a little bit of the breed classes on the Internet. I am not a judge nor...
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    In my area its head to toe camo. However I've...

    In my area its head to toe camo. However I've seen people wear a camo mesh fly suit over clothes and be just fine. The judges do try to work with you but be prepared.
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