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    I changed the battery in the transmitter and...

    I changed the battery in the transmitter and fully charged the collar, with no improvement. I don't really know what else to do, if anything. I emailed Tritronics customer service, obviously,...
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    Jeff, thank you for that testing tip. I knew...

    Jeff, thank you for that testing tip. I knew there had to be a better way. I found that it is more reliable than the momentary button, but still somewhat intermittent. I'd say the momentary button...
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    You got me thinking, when I tested it before, I...

    You got me thinking, when I tested it before, I just pressed it to my leg and hit a button, it shocked me, so I assumed it was working. I did not test each level or the buzzer. On retesting I found...
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    Ignoring commands and the e-collar

    I conditioned my dog on the e-collar a few years ago and it's been smooth sailing until recently. Our neighbors got a dog who is usually off leash. He and my dog like to play together, which is...
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    http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/swiffer.as...

    http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/swiffer.asp

    I first received a viral email about Swiffer being a danger to pets in 1998 (I think) it's become an urban legend since then. That said, my...
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    Supplement with fish oil, start humidifying the...

    Supplement with fish oil, start humidifying the air and if she's itchy you can bathe her with Epi-Soothe shampoo (it's a really good colloidal oatmeal shampoo made by Virbac).
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    I know someone who owns a vacuum store and repair...

    I know someone who owns a vacuum store and repair service and who also has a whole bunch of dogs. They recommend primarily Riccar, Panasonic, Electrolux and Miele. The first two being affordable,...
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    For skin and coat, I would simply supplement fish...

    For skin and coat, I would simply supplement fish body oil. It also helps with allergies, joints, heart and just about everything else (and it's one of the few supplements on the market that has the...
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    I really look forward to following this thread. ...

    I really look forward to following this thread. I know my dog isn't breeding quality, but I like learning about conformation, and why people breed for certain traits, how it influences performance,...
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    You can get Farnam Next Level at feed stores or...

    You can get Farnam Next Level at feed stores or online. It's a palatable liquid glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM supplement made by Pfizer for horses and dogs. It will probably be in the Equine section,...
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    Swiffers are convenient but refills get...

    Swiffers are convenient but refills get expensive.

    I use the Liebman Wonder Mop, you can get it at any big box store. The mop head comes off and goes in the washing machine, it lasts for a very...
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    I couldn't bring myself to spend that much on a...

    I couldn't bring myself to spend that much on a very simple dog bed. Instead I ordered 5 yards of 1,000 count denier nylon off e-bay for about $30, that's enough to make a few very large beds. I...
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    1)What you are feeding. Raw meat, bones and...

    1)What you are feeding.

    Raw meat, bones and organs.

    2)How much you are paying.

    $0.00-2.00 per pound depending on what I buy or get for free, about $30-40 per month if I buy most of the food....
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    Easier to train the dog than the man :lol: ...

    Easier to train the dog than the man :lol:

    Also, it doesn't matter what he steals. Of course food is the best prize, but anything that he can swipe off the counter is worth it in his opinion. ...
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    I plan on giving him a week or two to get used to...

    I plan on giving him a week or two to get used to the collar while I do a lot more reading. I have read some of Lardy's articles. I think after I watch the Tritronics DVD I'll have a better idea of...
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    Yes, we have done quite a bit of long line work,...

    Yes, we have done quite a bit of long line work, using a chain collar rather than a prong collar. There's no lack of effort in the training department, simply a dog who's always been a bit...
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    I thought that this is why you start with them on...

    I thought that this is why you start with them on a long line, give the recall command and reel them in. I guess my question really is would you use the method in which you start the continuous sim...
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    Direct or Indirect Pressure for Recall?

    I have a two year old male who is not field trained. He most definitely knows his basic obedience commands but lately he's developed selective hearing, especially on recall, which is just plain...
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    I'll second that. Normally you want to bathe...

    I'll second that. Normally you want to bathe labs as little as possible. The exception to that rule is when they have allergies. Not only do you want to rinse off allergens but you want to wash...
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    We hear a lot about food allergies, but...

    We hear a lot about food allergies, but environmental allergies are far more common. Primary symptoms are itchy skin, goopy eyes and sneezing. Pay close attention, write down all the symptoms that...
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    I don't have any real knowledge of the breed, but...

    I don't have any real knowledge of the breed, but have met a few times one that dock jumps and a few more this past weekend. All very well behaved, no sign of human or dog aggression. I don't know...
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    If you cook the egg I think you're going to lose...

    If you cook the egg I think you're going to lose a lot of the benefit that you're looking for and get something you didn't bargain for (stinky gas). If you are going to cook it I would not feed the...
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    If he feeds the shell too, a whole egg is...

    If he feeds the shell too, a whole egg is considered a balanced meal according to most raw feeding owners and veternarians. But, even if he doesn't eat the shell, one egg per day should not make or...
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    Grizzly salmon oil is great stuff! For those on...

    Grizzly salmon oil is great stuff! For those on a budget or who want to buy locally, you want either a liquid or gel cap that says fish body oil, a few good sources of omega 3 fatty acids are...
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    "Heel" is a work in progress right now, so I'll...

    "Heel" is a work in progress right now, so I'll hold off on using that. Thanks!
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