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    I don't have a problem with her defending her...

    I don't have a problem with her defending her space if you weren't looking out for her, there's no reason for another dog to come visiting, but I do have a problem with a dog going looking for a...
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    I have a 6 and 4 year old, adding a new pup to...

    I have a 6 and 4 year old, adding a new pup to the pack soon, I wouldn't recommend two beginner level dogs at once. I have one finished, seasoned competion dog, one green early advanced dog, and then...
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    Looks like an abscess Justin. I also don't see...

    Looks like an abscess Justin. I also don't see any mammary gland involvement or inflammation extending to adjacent glands that would make me suspicious of mastitis.

    Coming from a large animal...
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    Check your messages.

    Check your messages.
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    It's just another way of avoiding pressure. He's...

    It's just another way of avoiding pressure. He's somewhere between doesn't understand and doesn't want to. I like to move to walking fetch for a few days, feel it makes the fetch off the ground...
  6. (ID) Yellow factored FC AFC Fen Wizzard pups due in August

    Yellow factored blacks due 8/2, ultrasound confirmed. FC AFC Fen Wizzard (FC Fargo II x FC Case Hardened Colors) x Top Guns Heart of a Lady CDX JH (Top Guns Heart of a Lion MH (several JAMs, 3rd and...
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    Implantation does take place about day 17-21. ...

    Implantation does take place about day 17-21.

    That said I had a TCI on a maiden bitch, ran a double header hunt test in hot weather day 18, and another one day 26, ultrasound shows pups due in...
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    The more advanced the dog is and the more...

    The more advanced the dog is and the more experienced I've gotten at training, the less visible corrections I use. Doesn't mean they aren't there, only that most people won't notice that I just fixed...
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    Yep. It'll fix itself with more experience. He...

    Yep. It'll fix itself with more experience. He may always do it when playing and not retrieving (working) though....

    There's much bigger things to worry about; I wouldn't pick this battle to fight.
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    I know I said it at the test too, but...

    I know I said it at the test too, but congratulations!
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    That's what I needed to know. It was after the...

    That's what I needed to know. It was after the close. Thanks!
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    Entry express refunds?

    How long does it typically take to get a refund from Entry Express? I scratched a dog for health reasons last weekend prior to the test. Do I need to do anything else or was contacting the event...
  13. I was returned a pup once - owner had unrealistic...

    I was returned a pup once - owner had unrealistic expectations (let the pup run loose without training, then was surprised when he wouldn't work and was gunshy on the first day of the season after a...
  14. Thread: The Belmont

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    The top thoroughbred studs today will cover...

    The top thoroughbred studs today will cover 200-300 mares a season... on a 60-70% first service conception rate that's a lotta foals in AP's expected lifetime.

    Some of the studs in Kentucky work...
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    Thanks all. I'd be working with Dr Pew in Salt...

    Thanks all. I'd be working with Dr Pew in Salt Lake. (Comments welcome by PM.) It's about a 5 hr drive for me. I'm going to give it a try, keep fingers and paws crossed for me it works. I sent out...
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    This would be frozen vs fresh side by side; the...

    This would be frozen vs fresh side by side; the second stud is within driving distance but can't do natural cover. Dr Ed what conception rate do you see with tci?
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    Thanks all - that helps. I was quoted somewhere...

    Thanks all - that helps. I was quoted somewhere in that price range. I have the option to go fresh TCI or frozen TCI depending on stud... looking at two now... thought I had a few more months to make...
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    Frozen semen costs?

    What do the expenses associated with frozen semen breeding typically cost? progesterone testing, surgical or transcervical AI, etc? 3 1/2 year old maiden bitch.

    Thanks!
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    Insurance?

    How many of you have your dogs on a veterinary health insurance plan? If so, what company did you go with? Those of you with FC AFCs - are they also insured for replacement value like the equine...
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    Might be psychological - it hurt to eat the food...

    Might be psychological - it hurt to eat the food last time, he doesn't want it this time.

    Do check his mouth thoroughly. Broken teeth, sticks, bones, etc present? Is he regurgitating at all after...
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    To each his own - but - my dogs have to earn the...

    To each his own - but - my dogs have to earn the right to be out of the crate or kennel unsupervised. Your pup is still digging - therefore she has not earned the right.

    Also - might just be...
  22. Mental exercise tends to be far more exhausting...

    Mental exercise tends to be far more exhausting for a dog than physical exercise.
  23. The key to training successfully is to start...

    The key to training successfully is to start simple, and then gradually and individually increasing the four D's - distance, duration, distractions, difficulty. FF is a huge step in training for the...
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    For those of you commenting on the repeated...

    For those of you commenting on the repeated commands... don't confuse the results of FF with poor handling.

    Poor handling (second commands) is an entirely different issue that's seen everywhere -...
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    Because - as mentioned - it redefines the...

    Because - as mentioned - it redefines the relationship between dog and handler.

    Because it teaches a dog the appropriate way to respond to physical and psychological pressure - and creates a...
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