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    Personally, I feel that the day to day issues of...

    Personally, I feel that the day to day issues of a girl dressing and acting like a boy (and vice versa) would perhaps be more confusing to a 6 yr. Old girl than the bathroom issue in that age group. ...
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    In addition to others great advice, I would...

    In addition to others great advice, I would second the advice about obedience training for both the dog and yourself. I'm also wondering if you're not properly using the prong collar. Look at...
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    LOL! I could totally see it being a chessie. ...

    LOL! I could totally see it being a chessie. Our male intact CBR has done this 2 or 3 times. Once to the neighbor, and once to my husband that I remember. Hubby was ticked off royally and our boy...
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    yes, we did this from the moment we brought him...

    yes, we did this from the moment we brought him home. It's always been 1 toy at a time, and we put all others out of reach. We taught him the "drop it" command early on as well so he learned to...
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    Perhaps if you were British (or for that matter...

    Perhaps if you were British (or for that matter Canadian or Australian) you might understand why their history and culture is important to them. Certainly you must have some sort of patriotism and...
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    I'm sure there are other viewpoints on this, but...

    I'm sure there are other viewpoints on this, but I do let my CBR male retrieve tennis balls. We always have, from day one as a pup. However, we throw, he retrieves, and then when we're done, the...
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    Hmmmm.....my chessie doesn't stink. At least not...

    Hmmmm.....my chessie doesn't stink. At least not as long as he's dry :) He really stays very fresh as long as he is brushed out and washed occasionally. His wet dog smell IS more pungent than a...
  8. I don't fault the children. They were being...

    I don't fault the children. They were being obedient and doing what their parents told them to do for a picture. If they were older, I might expect the kids to have really looked at the statue and...
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    Another thing to think about, is that while it...

    Another thing to think about, is that while it may be difficult to properly train a dog to detect the child's seizures before they happen, it may be much easier to train an assistance dog to help out...
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    I can imagine it can be very difficult to provide...

    I can imagine it can be very difficult to provide assistance dogs in this situation, but I'm wondering if it's possible to find a trainer who could work with the family with their family dog?
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  11. We keep feeding twice a day. Our Chessie gets...

    We keep feeding twice a day. Our Chessie gets breakfast after his morning romp in the yard and dinner in the evening after his evening training.
  12. . I'm glad this works well for you! However, I...

    . I'm glad this works well for you! However, I think your above statement about your many definitions of the word "no" is what Darrin was talking about.

    Think about it this way: if you start...
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    My personal thoughts are that every child should...

    My personal thoughts are that every child should have a dog. Dogs are good for kids and vice versa!

    Your dog isn't really a family dog in that sense, because it doesn't actually live at your...
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    I don't think that's what he was saying at all. ...

    I don't think that's what he was saying at all. I think he was making the point that honest politicians are few and far between, and that our current leader's dishonesty shouldn't be so surprising...
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    You may be looking for a very long time if you...

    You may be looking for a very long time if you want a dog of any breed who doesn't chew stuff up and dig holes at some point in its lifetime. That is normal dog behavior. Especially since you want...
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    Agreeing with Meredith. It sounds like he is...

    Agreeing with Meredith. It sounds like he is testing the boundaries. I would not take him out without the collar or a leash until he gets it and comes back every time.

    I would also decide just...
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    Thank you Darrin! That is exactly what I was...

    Thank you Darrin! That is exactly what I was thinking but had no idea how to say.
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    Just to clarify, our Chessie doesnt have...

    Just to clarify, our Chessie doesnt have aggression issues nor does he try to hurt the kids. These were all preemptive steps we've taken to ensure neither he or the kids develop bad habits that...
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    Along the lines of JS's post, one of the things...

    Along the lines of JS's post, one of the things we always do with our male Chessie, is to put him in his crate whenever it's meal time in our house. We have 4 kids of various ages, so it was the...
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    More suggestions: 1. If he's marking the same...

    More suggestions:

    1. If he's marking the same spot, then you can be sure he can still smell his scent on it. You will probably need to scrub again and then use an odor eliminator product. ...
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    I can't vouch for the site, but it details the...

    I can't vouch for the site, but it details the study I read about regarding anxiety after neutering. http://www.saveourdogs.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Aggression-and-spay-neuter-in-dogs.pdf. ...
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    So, in the past 3 weeks he has been nuetered? He...

    So, in the past 3 weeks he has been nuetered? He probably isn't feeling well and is having problems dealing with the different hormone levels. Take him to the vet to get checked out.

    Also, I...
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    I think one of the biggest problems with this...

    I think one of the biggest problems with this outbreak, is that people really don't know what to do to contain contagion anymore, and people's lives aren't really set up to help with it anymore...
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    I'm generally conservative, but I'm just not sure...

    I'm generally conservative, but I'm just not sure how this will work out. I'm not really in favor of how easy it is to receive welfare as it is, and I'm not sure if adding a drug test will really...
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    I'm not an expert, but I haven't heard of this...

    I'm not an expert, but I haven't heard of this suggestion before, so I'll throw it out there. What about a lottery, like they do for turkey hunting licenses here in MN? The club could reserve "x"...
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