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  1. Thread: Hillman dvd's??

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    Two totally different videos. Traffic cop is only...

    Two totally different videos. Traffic cop is only a method of reinforcing the sit command and is only a small part of the puppy DVD. The puppy DVD is a complete step by step guide to help you start...
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    Please do yourself and your dog a favor and...

    Please do yourself and your dog a favor and follow this advice! Good luck
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    Ask yourself one question, "What are your goals...

    Ask yourself one question, "What are your goals for this pup?" How much time have you spent around these two dogs? Maybe you caught one after a long nap, and the other after romping around for a...
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    Dr Tims pursuit. Extremely happy with the results...

    Dr Tims pursuit. Extremely happy with the results and beat the delivery to my door!
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    Like others have said socialize socialize and...

    Like others have said socialize socialize and socialize some more. I currently have a 16 month old male who is my first male dog and have always had females. For me it has seemed to be a huge...
  6. Thread: Female peeing

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    What in a dogs diet causes urine to burn grass?...

    What in a dogs diet causes urine to burn grass? My dog spends everyday working at a golf course with me and I've never seen a burn spot, but my lawn at home has spots and green rings. My dog's diet...
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    while I don't totally disagree with judging...

    while I don't totally disagree with judging people before knowing the facts, but in my opinion is there any situation that would even make this slightly excusable? I'm sure the people feel terrible,...
  8. Thread: Puppy Chewing

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    The answer is simple, don't leave the pup...

    The answer is simple, don't leave the pup unsupervised and he won't chew on anything he's not supposed to. Crate train him for when your not there to watch him.
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    I show them an example by pulling my keys out of...

    I show them an example by pulling my keys out of my pocket and dropping them on the floor. Say fetch and watch him happily pick them up and deliver to hand. I say that's why I FF, plus I'm too lazy...
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    We call it butt tucking! I wouldn't worry about...

    We call it butt tucking! I wouldn't worry about it as long as you can regain control if needed. I find it rather amusing and only seems to do it when excited about things.
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    Find one you like and find easy to follow. I...

    Find one you like and find easy to follow. I ended up going with Hillman start to finish. I've found it very easy to follow and I'm pleased with the results we've accomplished so far.
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    All of this listed above is correct. Its not fair...

    All of this listed above is correct. Its not fair to any dog to be left alone that long, let alone a puppy. I had to wait almost 10 years between my current dog and last one. I wouldn't get one until...
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    How big do you guess your dog tis going to be...

    How big do you guess your dog tis going to be when full grown? And how much do you plan on using it, quick trips to training and hunting or weekend road trips to test? I have my 70 pound male in a...
  14. Thread: Gun X 209

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    I got tired of waiting as well, went with the...

    I got tired of waiting as well, went with the alfa despite mixed reviews and everyone saying to wait for the Gun X. Have been happy with it so far.
  15. In my experience in my area, I found that the...

    In my experience in my area, I found that the advantix works great for fleas, however I saw very poor control on ticks. I consistently find ticks after 2 weeks. On the other hand frontline doesn't...
  16. Thread: Am I too old?

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    I'm terribly sorry for your loss! My grandfather...

    I'm terribly sorry for your loss! My grandfather felt the same way about a dog outliving him a while back, and now 14 years later he still wishes he had a dog. With that said, do you have any family...
  17. I found it to be pretty close with my dog....

    I found it to be pretty close with my dog. There's also a growth chart that someone posted on here awhile back which also ended up pretty close.
  18. Thread: Puppy

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    I was in a similar position a year ago with my...

    I was in a similar position a year ago with my young dog when he was about the same age. He'd retrieve like a mad man and then try to play keep away. What worked for me was short sessions of...
  19. Thread: Puppy

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    Stop comparing your progress to others!!! Your...

    Stop comparing your progress to others!!! Your pup will progress in time. I'd suggest more casual exploring type walks to get the pup used to all the new sights and smells. Keep her excited to chase...
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    I'm dealing with the same thing with my dog at...

    I'm dealing with the same thing with my dog at about the same age. I put it on him whenever we go out, better to have it and not use it than not have it and need it. My dog likes to test me more...
  21. Good advice! Get the insurance now because...

    Good advice! Get the insurance now because eventually it will pay for itself.
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    Do a search there's quite a few posts on them....

    Do a search there's quite a few posts on them. It's a decent unit but I sent mine back for a tritronics pro. I didn't care for the small transmitter on the garmin. Bark feature is nice feature to...
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    Find a newer more modern program, and lots of...

    Find a newer more modern program, and lots of patience! Bond and have fun, its not a race.
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    My first question would be why no pressure? I was...

    My first question would be why no pressure? I was in the same boat when i started out, until I took the time to learn how to properly use the collar. It's an extremely valuable tool, and once...
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    Me too!!! I wish he'd focus and eat his food like...

    Me too!!! I wish he'd focus and eat his food like he chases a bumper.
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