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    If you would like to chat in further detail . ...

    If you would like to chat in further detail . I am happy to do so. Write me at email address below :
    cnminfo@centurytel.net or mf96nfc@centurytel.net
    I own 96 NFC FC AFC chocolate that...
  2. My 1996 NFC FC AFC Storm's Riptide Star could...

    My 1996 NFC FC AFC Storm's Riptide Star could not see orange on grass at 15 feet --- even just playing on my lawn with him.
    If you look at the scientific background and responsible research on...
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    Hurrah for washouts :-) Just a little to...

    Hurrah for washouts :-) Just a little to add to the story of a line of dogs no one wanted.. I owned a string of incredible washouts. Look at the vertical pedigree for Quik's March...
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    My NFC was left for me to buy because no one...

    My NFC was left for me to buy because no one wanted him and he was going to go to a pet home. He flunked all his puppy tests and had no interest in the pigeons the other pups ran after. Started...
  5. See if you can find some local successful people...

    See if you can find some local successful people to give you some advice. It is not cheap to dig and very hard (expensive) to correct mistakes later. Look at as many pieces of land/water...
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    I don't look at posts much ...but this thread...

    I don't look at posts much ...but this thread inspired a comment. In most cases you are better off not changing commands for the different sides.
    Keep in mind that when teaching you are rarely ...
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    Congratulations !!! Great job :-) ---...

    Congratulations !!! Great job :-)

    --- from several other chocolate Labradors :-)

    Marilyn

    Marilyn J Fender, PhD
    Windstorm Retrievers - Wisconsin and Georgia
    Home of 1996 NFC ...
  8. I am adding my support for people to consider...

    I am adding my support for people to consider running their dog in Canada. It has been years since I have been up there. Every time I went I found that everyone I met was helpful and and...
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    General rule for putting young dogs in water is...

    General rule for putting young dogs in water is that it has to be warm enough for the handler to stand in it up above their knees for three to five minutes (or get a thermometer such as used in...
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    Never, or it least hardly ever, use the...

    Never, or it least hardly ever, use the continuous function. When Mike uses the word continuous in his articles and DVDs --- he explains that continuous is less than a second and usually only half...
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    Look at Total Retriever flow chart at...

    Look at Total Retriever flow chart at http://totalretriever.com/images/FlowChartDownload.pdf It is free.
    Then also look at Mike's article manuals and buy the set of four on sale now. It is...
  12. Just for fun :-) When my NFC FC AFC was a...

    Just for fun :-)
    When my NFC FC AFC was a pup --- it was cold in Wisconsin. He arrived from Texas on a plane in October. I had planned on him learning about water later. One day he was...
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    Earl Dillow has excellent suggestions. He is a...

    Earl Dillow has excellent suggestions. He is a successful sensible effective trainer.
    What is in the earlier post showing the picture of the dog pulling is just teaching the dog to pull. Has...
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    One more voice about chocolates ---note the two...

    One more voice about chocolates ---note the two in my signature below. There is a chocolate youngster here that I just went for a walk with whose father (frozen semen) is my NFC AFC and mother is...
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    No one has asked if the dog has first been taught...

    No one has asked if the dog has first been taught hold thoroughly ???? Seems to me that going back a few steps might be a good idea.

    And --- having someone experienced watch the process might...
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    Keep him where he is used to living and sleeping....

    Keep him where he is used to living and sleeping. Training starts the day they arrive in your house and goes on forever. Perhaps you are defining training in some different way than I am. From...
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    Four calendar months is about the same ----- at 4...

    Four calendar months is about the same ----- at 4 and a fraction weeks in a month..... four calendar months is still a baby and all my same comments apply.
    This is still a very young dog just...
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    Sixteen weeks old is still a baby. Take your...

    Sixteen weeks old is still a baby. Take your time.
    It is very early to run her off a launcher IMO. At this age it is better to have people out there at the stations.
    Keep it fun and...
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    Additionally to other comments ---do not put him...

    Additionally to other comments ---do not put him away before thoroughly washing the salt-water off the dog. You have to have it washed off or the dog will likely end up with itching and...
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    Go to Mike Lardy's E-Collar DVD. The first 15...

    Go to Mike Lardy's E-Collar DVD. The first 15 minutes or so of it demonstrates the obedience levels a dog should be at before a dog is collar-conditioned. Skill level is more important than age. ...
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    Go to the EIC website at University of Minnesota ...

    Go to the EIC website at University of Minnesota and you get a form you can fill in with directions as to what to do
    Go to CNM www.labradorcnm.com and you will find how to get the CNM clearances...
  22. It is because dogs can't see orange very well at...

    It is because dogs can't see orange very well at all. It is why orange is used for dogs that are doing blinds ---- so they don't just run to the white object but are actually handled to the right...
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    Another vote for Katie and Move the Dog --- link...

    Another vote for Katie and Move the Dog --- link earlier by someone else.
    She brought my pup to me 1000 miles --- Dallas TX to Thomasville GA . It slept with her in her bed in a motel on the way....
  24. As said above by Susan Exo: It is well worth...

    As said above by Susan Exo: It is well worth everyone's time to meet Dr. Jennell Appel, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Specialist. She offers excellent suggestions for keeping your dogs in...
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    Do some shopping. Go and watch training where...

    Do some shopping. Go and watch training where you are considering choices. Talk to some of the current clients. Discuss your goals with the trainer and see what they say about programs and...
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