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    Yes, I feel your pain. It is hard to keep a dog...

    Yes, I feel your pain. It is hard to keep a dog in balance here in New England. We basically can't do water work for about 5 mths in the winter, sometimes not land either. Then summer comes and...
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    It allows them to eliminate dogs between each...

    It allows them to eliminate dogs between each series.

    Dawn
  3. I have never neutered my boys, but did spay my...

    I have never neutered my boys, but did spay my girls if not breeding them between 2-3 yrs of age. Makes me rethink this. We have so much cancer in the goldens it is heartbreaking to think it can be...
  4. I don't stop doing marks when I am doing...

    I don't stop doing marks when I am doing obedience. I am also unconcerned if my dog brings back bumpers by the end, the string or like a cigar. They are still bringing it back, which is great at 6...
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    We did channel marks last week and today did walk...

    We did channel marks last week and today did walk out blind in channel.

    She made no attempt to cheat going or coming on the marks. I did handle on the walk out blinds. She took the handles and...
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    Me too. The explanation doesn't give me the...

    Me too. The explanation doesn't give me the visual I need. I all for learning new methods that might help explain things easier to my dogs.

    Dawn
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    Same as disciplined casting. Casting the dog...

    Same as disciplined casting. Casting the dog with the bumper in its mouth. I have never done this before with my dogs but was told it would help with swim by. By the responses here most don't feel...
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    Dedicated casting

    How many of you do dedicated casting as part of your TT?.

    Dawn
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    Its very nice of you to post this. Maybe others...

    Its very nice of you to post this. Maybe others will do the same.

    Dawn
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    Well stated Susan. This is how agility has...

    Well stated Susan. This is how agility has always been run. The club members get to enter first, then it opens up for everyone else. Why wouldn't you want to be sure your VOLUNTEER workers were...
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    Frontline is all the same dose, just different...

    Frontline is all the same dose, just different amounts are applied. If you go online and see what dose in mls a 20 lb pup should be getting, you can draw that much off a vial from your older dog. ...
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    I hope your decision was made for reasons other...

    I hope your decision was made for reasons other than poor health or family issues. We all need to take a break sometimes. Wishing you the best and hoping all is well.

    Dawn
  13. I use paint rollers as they are soft and easy to...

    I use paint rollers as they are soft and easy to pick up when they are teething.

    Dawn
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    Congrats. I didn't know the latest win was the...

    Congrats. I didn't know the latest win was the BIG one.

    Dawn
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    The late Bob Larsen had at least 2 FA AFC dogs. ...

    The late Bob Larsen had at least 2 FA AFC dogs.

    Dawn
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    Run the water blind first, then move the line and...

    Run the water blind first, then move the line and run the marks.

    Dawn
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    Congrats to Barb and Ten, Jennifer and Treat and...

    Congrats to Barb and Ten, Jennifer and Treat and Peety and especially Diana and Hannah. Henry must be smiling.

    Dawn
  18. Mine no longer quacks either. Not sure if it is...

    Mine no longer quacks either. Not sure if it is the speaker or I'd the wiring is the issue.

    Dawn
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    Bet you don't get much water work in during the...

    Bet you don't get much water work in during the -25 days.

    Dawn
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    While pup is sitting put hotdog in front of nose...

    While pup is sitting put hotdog in front of nose and slowly lower between front legs. Keep your hand on pups shoulder and gently push down to encourage them to go down rather than back. It only...
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    Change - I would teach more and correct less.

    Not change - I would still take them for walks that have nothing to do with training, just have fun with them.
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    I would like an owner who takes me for long walks...

    I would like an owner who takes me for long walks as well as trains me. Someone who has a routine for me to follow and is consistent with praise and corrections.

    Dawn
  23. Your granddaughter will be in thoughts. Messages...

    Your granddaughter will be in thoughts. Messages of hope and strength to you and your family.

    Dawn
  24. Just stepping on her foot does not work. She...

    Just stepping on her foot does not work. She does not tuck the foot in and sit straight. She jumps up and away from me when I touch her foot. That is why I take the step forward and pop on the tab....
  25. I am currently starting this drill with my young...

    I am currently starting this drill with my young dog. When she returns with the bumper each time, she sits crooked, with her butt out. I step forward and using collar tab to try and get her...
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