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    Our entire crew got what I believe to be the dog...

    Our entire crew got what I believe to be the dog flu in Dec. Sneezing, slight lethargy. We think one dog picked it up at training class and brought it home.
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    Is this private? What part of the country? How...

    Is this private? What part of the country? How many sessions? What type of obedience (competition vs household)? My experience is that many people who come to group household obedience classes...
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    My annual post. GO BUCKS! I am preordering my...

    My annual post. GO BUCKS! I am preordering my "Back to Back UNDISPUTED National Champions" t-shirt (s).
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    Looking up AKC judges' records

    How do you look up AKC judges' pass rates?
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    I have an "Otto step". Stores easily. ...

    I have an "Otto step". Stores easily. http://www.ottostep.com
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    We have 1930s white oak hardwoods. Very little...

    We have 1930s white oak hardwoods. Very little damage from the dogs. I do trim nails at least twice a month. Any random dog "discharges" are easy to clean and leave no marks. We have oil based poly...
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    I think anyone who has titled a golden and has...

    I think anyone who has titled a golden and has access to the Internet should enter the date of death for their dogs. I can understand that for some dogs the cause of death may be unclear. But the age...
  8. I don't know that Central NY RC does any actual...

    I don't know that Central NY RC does any actual training days anymore (used to be an active member). Happily they are running FTs out of the Albany area.

    I live in Ithaca, NY. About 30 miles from...
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    As a die hard Buckeye fan I want them to hire...

    As a die hard Buckeye fan I want them to hire Harbaugh or someone really good. I have enjoyed watching my Buckeyes womp UM (kinda made up for the pain in the 1990s) but it would be more fun to have...
  10. I can't tell what exactly you are asking for....

    I can't tell what exactly you are asking for. But, I can recommend Rick & Bev Millheim -- pro trainers in that area. http://www.renegaderetrievers.com
  11. Was this your hunting partner?...

    Was this your hunting partner?
    http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=451836
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    Is the dog vocal at home?

    Is the dog vocal at home?
  13. Thread: Lardy vs Graham

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    How vocal is this dog at home, in the kennel, or...

    How vocal is this dog at home, in the kennel, or in the truck? That may be the place to start.
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    As I indicated in my post on the thread that I...

    As I indicated in my post on the thread that I think began this one, I do not hunt. I think hunting is important and it seems like it would be a fun hobby. However I did not grow up in a hunting...
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    if AKC hunt tests are supposed to simulate...

    if AKC hunt tests are supposed to simulate hunting situations, then (among other things) dogs should not get dropped for breaking and for handling. We are not hunting. We are paying $75 or more an...
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    In my world the gun is just a piece of AKC...

    In my world the gun is just a piece of AKC silliness. I am not a hunter (no problem with it, but did not grow up in a hunting family & too busy to add another hobby to my list). I do work very hard...
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    Since I have been back to running SH tests this...

    Since I have been back to running SH tests this summer, most dogs go out on breaking. Either breaking on marks (usually the walk up) or on the honor. Make sure your dog can walk at heel off lead from...
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    Don't reinforce her (treats/bumpers) when you get...

    Don't reinforce her (treats/bumpers) when you get home. That rewards her for not traveling. Do treats for getting in her crate in your vehicle. Make the trips super short with reinforcement at the...
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    I would probably rather hunt with this dog than...

    I would probably rather hunt with this dog than one that was noisy and/or chomped birds. I have seen these pass in Master too.
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    The best thing we can do is write the AKC a...

    The best thing we can do is write the AKC a thoughtful letter. About 3 minutes of time on The Google :-)) will provide you with a bunch of good contacts. I sent my letter to Ms. DiNardo, her direct...
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    I have done the stall mat thing. Nat's Mats...

    I have done the stall mat thing. Nat's Mats survived my dogs and are easy to clean.
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    So far, yes. I don't have contact info for some...

    So far, yes. I don't have contact info for some of the Ams, but those I have contacted have either not responded or said that they are not really planning to run even tho they are entered.

    I...
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    The club members running the JH/SH stakes are...

    The club members running the JH/SH stakes are marshaling those stakes. Cannot also do master. And, at least for us, marshaling a stake is more than putting names on a list. They have to help set up,...
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    How to get volunteers?

    I am head Marshaling an upcoming test with two Master flights. My club is paying for all the workers in the field. But, I am struggling to get enough volunteers to marshal. The problem is that there...
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    I think you need to consider FF and e-collar. If...

    I think you need to consider FF and e-collar. If not, you need to research other ways to correct failure to retrieve. The last thing you want is a hunting dog damages birds.
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