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    Pretty good show, similar to all the other "vets...

    Pretty good show, similar to all the other "vets on location" shows.
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    I may not know either of you, and I'm not...

    I may not know either of you, and I'm not familiar with the story either, but I'm so impressed with this act of friendship and respect. Hats off to you , Nitro, and Duke.
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    Oh, Tim, I'm so sorry. My sympathies, what a loss.

    Oh, Tim, I'm so sorry. My sympathies, what a loss.
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    Nevertheless, a chessador earned his GRHRCH as...

    Nevertheless, a chessador earned his GRHRCH as stated. It has been stated that he is the second mixed breed dog to earn that distinction. He is neutered.

    Here's a link to the UKC registration...
  5. I think you're misinterpreting what Good Dogs...

    I think you're misinterpreting what Good Dogs meant. I take it to mean that he was pretty sure that the silver wouldn't be able to do the work, and he didn't (blinked the bird, failed the series.)...
  6. Geez, what kind of precedent does THAT set? Crazy.

    Geez, what kind of precedent does THAT set? Crazy.
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    I like the Dallasasse "hunt tester" model. It's...

    I like the Dallasasse "hunt tester" model. It's smaller and lighter than the big one while still sending the sound forward. I already have hearing problems, don't need to make myself more deaf with...
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    I've used several brands of dog shampoo and had...

    I've used several brands of dog shampoo and had no problems, but my favorite is the old-fashioned blue Dawn dish soap that they use to wash oil-coated birds. We don't bathe ours unless they stink: no...
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    Crickets chirping.... tells you the picken's are...

    Crickets chirping.... tells you the picken's are pretty slim. There's more on the front range than western CO, but it's really pretty limited. Private land is the only real option, or a hunt club...
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    What are you smoking' over there, boy?!

    What are you smoking' over there, boy?!
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    Sounds like a good description of most of the...

    Sounds like a good description of most of the goldens I know. :)
  12. Is there anything that works on black flies (they...

    Is there anything that works on black flies (they look like little black gnats?) We were out training on a pond last weekend and got eaten up, people AND dogs. I'm still scratching!

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    A good teacher once told me "Don't stress about...

    A good teacher once told me "Don't stress about teaching your preschooler to read. Once they're in third or fourth grade they'll all be on the same level anyway. Read with them, encourage an interest...
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    That's awesome, you are so lucky. The town where...

    That's awesome, you are so lucky. The town where I live is enforcing the leash laws with asperity, absolutely no training in the city limits or it's a $70 per dog citation. They even warned us on...
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    We have 3 peaks. 2 smell fine most of the time,...

    We have 3 peaks. 2 smell fine most of the time, the other one stinks occasionally. She's the one with the heavy coat, slow to dry, and although she sheds at the right time, the new coat is always...
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    Good point, they might not know the full scope of...

    Good point, they might not know the full scope of the problem unless we tell them. If they are flooded with calls and/or emails from people who can't get in, maybe they'll get the picture.

    And...
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    Will he seat on a duck? (Gooser, that is)

    Will he seat on a duck? (Gooser, that is)
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    I don't think it's just you. Very glad we used...

    I don't think it's just you. Very glad we used our phone to enter one more test while on the road last night... haven't been able to get logged in at all this morning. I think Mondays are going to be...
  19. First make sure he's not abused in any way,...

    First make sure he's not abused in any way, hasn't been exposed to disease, garbage, etc., or somehow frightened or way different then when he left. Maybe get a health exam from your veterinarian....
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    Oh man, I'm so sorry I missed it! Congrats,...

    Oh man, I'm so sorry I missed it! Congrats, Gooser!
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    Great, we'll look for you there! What was the...

    Great, we'll look for you there!

    What was the test people were trying to get into? I haven't had that happen to me ever, LOL.
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    Are you looking for tests in CO? The Mile High...

    Are you looking for tests in CO? The Mile High Golden Retriever has a master/junior coming up June 20/21 and they only have 17 entries.
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    I will let the more experienced comment on the...

    I will let the more experienced comment on the training issues, but I would urge you to refrain from having him "fixed" at this age, especially since he is experiencing some glitches. Current data...
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    Everything has to be more developed than in...

    Everything has to be more developed than in senior: line manners, casting, whistle sits, and marking need to be good. No controlled break. Usually you're expected to challenge the line to the blind,...
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    Actually, walkups are more likely to result in a...

    Actually, walkups are more likely to result in a break or a creep than a dog not seeing it, in my experience, they can be very exciting. The idea is, you are taken by surprise by a bird. The bird is...
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