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    My dog that passed last summer was a bit of a...

    My dog that passed last summer was a bit of a fire breather. In a duck blind, he was steady but would tremble with anticipation as the ducks approached. When you sent him, he'd hit the water like...
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    I flew a pup from Utah to New York via Delta...

    I flew a pup from Utah to New York via Delta Airlines. I will not use them again. Pup arrived soaking wet due to an overturned water bowl and matted with food and dog waste. He was delivered to a...
  3. My last dog was on the thinner side. Like your...

    My last dog was on the thinner side. Like your dog, he was fast as lightning (all go). I often brought him to a local park where people bring their dogs to run/swim. Over the years many people...
  4. I lost a great dog to kidney failure last summer....

    I lost a great dog to kidney failure last summer. He was running and swimming over the weekend and unable to walk four days later. It is a cruel disease with hardly any symptoms until its too late....
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    Barking

    I have a six month old, well bred BML. So far, the dog has lived up to expectations except for one thing ..... at times, when placed in his crate, he will bark .... I don't mean "I want out - bark...
  6. I had something similar happen with a GSP we...

    I had something similar happen with a GSP we adopted. He was living on a horse farm and was attacked by three resident Jack Russels. Nasty little Ba$tards. His owner refused to take him to the vet...
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    I owed one of them. The dog came from good Field...

    I owed one of them. The dog came from good Field Trial lines (FC AFC Yellowstone's TNT Explosion) but never competed in HT or FT. His desire to retrieve and love of water was a site to behold (why...
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    I agree with some of what you say. My last dog...

    I agree with some of what you say. My last dog was a fire breather. He would jump into the water no matter what the temperature. He needed zero prompting. It was simply a extremely strong...
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    I appreciate the advice here !

    I appreciate the advice here !
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    I have to second the using a vest. Although I...

    I have to second the using a vest. Although I had the opposite problem. Dog would jump in the cold water on the way to train or playing with the kids. I used it to ward off hypothermia
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    Outside distractions

    Quick question. I have a well bred pup that is currently 4 months old. For his age, the dog has a good mix of drive and smarts. I have a wide open floor plan in my house and the pup will retrieve...
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    From Dog Food Advisor Website: Loyall Dog Food...

    From Dog Food Advisor Website:

    Loyall Dog Food is a plant-based kibble using a moderate amount of poultry by-product meal or lamb meal as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand...
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    I'm curious if anyone has tried "Blue Buffalo"...

    I'm curious if anyone has tried "Blue Buffalo" dog food.



    NO chicken or poultry by-product meals
    NO artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives
    NO corn, wheat or soy, as they have been...
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    Honestly - I looked at the pics. I don't see...

    Honestly - I looked at the pics. I don't see what you're talking about
  15. Not sure there's a wrong choice there

    Not sure there's a wrong choice there
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    THis happened to my GSP. The vet removed the...

    THis happened to my GSP. The vet removed the nail. It took forever to heal.
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    Having owned a GSP I agree. They are great dogs...

    Having owned a GSP I agree. They are great dogs that will go all day and cover a lot of ground. That said, they don;t do well in cold weather or heavy brush
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    Does anyone know if Ed Forry is still training...

    Does anyone know if Ed Forry is still training Retrievers? I can't seem to get in touch with him
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    I believe this to be true. My last dog was...

    I believe this to be true. My last dog was exposed to water for the first time at about four months old (got him in the winter). Tossed a stick from shore and he charged in full speed. He was...
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    Unfortunately he was only 10 yrs old. Broke our...

    Unfortunately he was only 10 yrs old. Broke our hearts
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    This is my old guy two weeks before he passed. ...

    This is my old guy two weeks before he passed. He loved the water entry almost as much as he loved to retrieve

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    North East Pro

    I'm looking for an established, successful FT trainer for my new pup. I have a few I like but they are far from my home. Looking in NY, NJ, CT or RI. Any leads in those states would be appreciated
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    Not sure what you're so riled up about. Some of...

    Not sure what you're so riled up about. Some of us are new to training with a pro and are trying to benefit from those with more experience and knowledge (I include you in that group). You made a...
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    Actually, my question wasn't why a breeder...

    Actually, my question wasn't why a breeder refused to sell me a pup. As I stated earlier, that's his/her prerogative. I understand that breeder's view.

    I was told by a field trialer that some...
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    That actually made me laugh but I take your point

    That actually made me laugh but I take your point
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