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  1. Yes, a cute little female tho she was not cute at...

    Yes, a cute little female tho she was not cute at all during FF! She reacted very poorly to ear pinch and we were both miserable. I switched to collar way sooner than normally would and we worked...
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    Try an X-pen instead of crate, or a baby gate to...

    Try an X-pen instead of crate, or a baby gate to keep dog confined to mud room, kitchen etc. Helped a lot w/ my old guy. I believe there is a prescription med for old dog anxiety - I have not used...
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    Big difference between conformation and FT...

    Big difference between conformation and FT judging - conformation judges must get approved by AKC for EACH breed they are then approved to judge. LOTS of time and expense involved on their part and...
  4. WOW - huge congrats to Carol (and the pups of...

    WOW - huge congrats to Carol (and the pups of course!). What a GREAT weekend for you - and you desrve it!
    Diane
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    No question that driving w/ your dog would be...

    No question that driving w/ your dog would be preferable. But, I have flown with and/or shipped dogs many times over many years with very few problems (a couple times dogs were 'temporarily'...
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    Hi Ray - email me at riskyriver@juno.com and...

    Hi Ray - email me at riskyriver@juno.com and will see if I can help you out. However, with temps around 100 all last week and for the next week (at least) and lots of foxtail and cheatgrass this...
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    Ditto on the fencing, and I would do it before...

    Ditto on the fencing, and I would do it before the pup swallows a big enough chunk of corn cob to plug his intestine! My dogs would eat everything in my garden given the chance.
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    Disturbing and scary to have this type of...

    Disturbing and scary to have this type of incident happen but also fortunate that no real harm to your grandaughter. You are right to not brush it off but IMO euthanasia is premature. Yes, get dog...
  9. Jean - make sure Animal Control is also...

    Jean - make sure Animal Control is also contacted. I would also urge owner to contact local TV/News stations, and state that a reward is offered. Spokane is rather small as cities go and everyone...
  10. I also know of a pup that choked on dry food, at...

    I also know of a pup that choked on dry food, at almost 8 weeks old - she was to be sent to her new home the following day. Sadly, tho the breeder was right there and tried everything the pup died in...
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    What longgun, Marilyn and JS said - x2. I see...

    What longgun, Marilyn and JS said - x2. I see this often and it is very easy to improperly 'praise' when it is a cute puppy. Keep socializing w/ places people things. And basic OB and learning things...
  12. With all due respect - you need to slow down,...

    With all due respect - you need to slow down, absorb and make use of the good advice you are getting, and both you and pup enjoy life a bit more! You came on RTF just over two weeks ago and expressed...
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    You've had several good suggestions. Keep at it,...

    You've had several good suggestions. Keep at it, have patience, don't expect too much progress too soon. Keep in mind that every pup is different and that at 6 mo your pup is entering adolescence and...
  14. Some clubs will hold an Owner-Handler Qualifying...

    Some clubs will hold an Owner-Handler Qualifying in conjunction with a Hunt Test - that is probably what you saw while looking at the HT schedule.
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    Don't rush yourself or the dog (big newbie...

    Don't rush yourself or the dog (big newbie mistake)! Hopefully you will both do great but if not, don't let it discourage you - we have all 'been there'! Good luck...
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    You have gotten some good advice. Don't rush...

    You have gotten some good advice. Don't rush trying to 'fix' this but I would also not just sit back and hope pup grows out of it. Most Home Depots are dog-friendly and lots of men there - maybe at...
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    Keep in mind also that assuming these 11 week old...

    Keep in mind also that assuming these 11 week old pups were together all the time your pup has a big adjustment to being 'alone' now and a couple days is not much time for him to settle in. Give it a...
  18. Thread: Hot Spots

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    I would not think any antibiotic needs to be...

    I would not think any antibiotic needs to be given for an average hot spot. In my experience shaving the hair around them is first step, then treat w/ Vetericin or there are other spray-ons just for...
  19. Great job Chris!! He looks like he could be part...

    Great job Chris!! He looks like he could be part Chessie, in the face/head anyway. I rescued a young heeler mix years ago that turned out to be an awesome retriever (and a great dog) - went to a...
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    What Amy said! I have raised MANY Chessie pups -...

    What Amy said! I have raised MANY Chessie pups - some were easy and some not. My most recent was a REAL brat from a very young age and there was a long period of time where she and I did not like...
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    I am curious - does the LRC do anything in the...

    I am curious - does the LRC do anything in the way of (conformation) judge education?? If not, has it been discussed? If this was already mentioned my apologies - have not read the entire thread yet.
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    My kitchen trash is in cupboard under sink with a...

    My kitchen trash is in cupboard under sink with a kid-proof latch on door (one dog discovered she could break in at age 4!), recycle bin in kitchen closet, all bathrooms have waste baskets with lids....
  23. I had a very similar situation years ago, with my...

    I had a very similar situation years ago, with my male being very depressed when his dam died. After a few days I 'borrowed' a happy out-going bitch to come stay with us for awhile. Made a HUGE...
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    Some girls never do really stand! Agree you...

    Some girls never do really stand! Agree you should do the progesterone test, or have them do a side by side AI. Years ago had a bitch that 'kind of' stood consistently on day 14 - not before and not...
  25. I think you might be wise to get Carol Cassity's...

    I think you might be wise to get Carol Cassity's "Drills For Retrievers" (probably not exact title) and use some of the drills in there to further your pups progress. Maybe Evan's program includes...
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