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    Dogs used for hunting, security and breeding are...

    Dogs used for hunting, security and breeding are exempt from the "shipping sight unseen" law. They sent me a kit and application last year (which I did not ask for, and if it was a general mailing,...
  2. Couple dozen Labs over the past 15 years or so,...

    Couple dozen Labs over the past 15 years or so, have had 3 changes between prelims and finals. Two went a grade up, one a grade down, none have failed. The one that went down a grade, to fair, we are...
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    The "self-scratch" remove feature was disabled...

    The "self-scratch" remove feature was disabled last week while they are working on the bugs. People may not have been able to scratch during EE business hours or who knows what happened there, but...
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    There is no specific rule that mandates a handler...

    There is no specific rule that mandates a handler must run all their dogs in order or you're going to get DQ'd. No, you're not supposed to run them out of order without good reason, but, sometimes...
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    I've gotten frozen raw beef femurs for many years...

    I've gotten frozen raw beef femurs for many years from the local butcher. Only tooth any of mine has ever broken has been a canine when doing a faceplant on a retrieve. I keep them in the freezer,...
  6. From the EE changes sticky at the top, per David...

    From the EE changes sticky at the top, per David Didier:" Regarding entry codes for workers, the codes will be provided to the club admin that set up the event on EE. The codes will equal 15% of the...
  7. I feed pups 3x day until they are 12 weeks or so,...

    I feed pups 3x day until they are 12 weeks or so, then transition to 2x day. I feed adults twice a day for life. Breakfast between 5-6 a.m., and in season, we're in the field by 10 (I usually drive...
  8. Then I would contact Hillmann's and ask their...

    Then I would contact Hillmann's and ask their thoughts, if they have any specific advice. Maybe try his website and blog. http://billhillmann.net/ Kwiklabs on here follows Hillmann, I think...
  9. Well gosh darn it, now I'm doing the no-no drill...

    Well gosh darn it, now I'm doing the no-no drill wrong too. I actually say "no no" when dog avoids the desired line. Calm, neutral voice, this is a teaching exercise, no no means stop, let's try it...
  10. Darrin, if you're going to play innocent, and say...

    Darrin, if you're going to play innocent, and say you were just presenting your method, that's fine, but, you could have left out the rhetoric and scare tactics, like saying it would make the dogs...
  11. Bottom line, OP has a 10 week old Lab pup. He's...

    Bottom line, OP has a 10 week old Lab pup. He's afraid correcting will ruin the pup, or at least, interfere with his Hillmann training. I don't follow Hillmann, I've seen his videos. Pups can be...
  12. Actually, Darrin, you implied quite a bit, about...

    Actually, Darrin, you implied quite a bit, about the use of the word "no" and any kind of physical correction. Some of which was a tad skewed and offensive. Whether you intended it or not.
  13. You can do both, Darrin, without ruining the pup...

    You can do both, Darrin, without ruining the pup and making them a cowering, quivering mess. While I agree with the redirection, teaching sit for jumping, exchange objects, leave it, etc, at some...
  14. Try not to overthink it too much and use common...

    Try not to overthink it too much and use common sense. These are puppies. They need guidance, firmness, fairness or they will get worse and naughty and zero respect for you, they won't love you more...
  15. You can easily have hooks added, if you really...

    You can easily have hooks added, if you really think you need them. Not a big deal to have some welded on. That's what someone did that I first started out training with, but I've never had the need...
  16. I'd guess this happened because of the Self...

    I'd guess this happened because of the Self Scratch problems encountered when the new changes were implemented a few days ago. When people scratched one dog, the program scratched all of their dogs...
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    As a breeder, I provide my puppy clients with a 9...

    As a breeder, I provide my puppy clients with a 9 page guide, when I confirm their deposit. Things like vaccinations, feeding, training, common puppy issues, intro to other dogs, what to expect with...
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    I don't know Labs that don't chew, especially as...

    I don't know Labs that don't chew, especially as puppies and especially while teething. I don't know if swallowing things like rocks or whatnot could be considered genetic in nature. If someone had...
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    Had "stick religion" when starting out with first...

    Had "stick religion" when starting out with first pro and HT. My dogs were, um, naughty, to put it politely. Haven't used one but rarely in 3-4 years now. Funny, but my dogs are so much better these...
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    I think you posted this on Facebook a while back....

    I think you posted this on Facebook a while back. Nobody knows what your contract is with this person, or how enforceable, and no one but an attorney can give you the correct advice from a legal...
  21. Pups look great, Anne, glad things have moved...

    Pups look great, Anne, glad things have moved along to where you can get some rest. The stress and loss are just too much to fathom.
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    He looks great, Aaron, tired out, toys and soft...

    He looks great, Aaron, tired out, toys and soft beds, what every puppy deserves. :-) Will be fun watching him at Tim's, you'll be amazed at what you're going to learn and do.
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    If it makes you feel any better, I've been...

    If it makes you feel any better, I've been tracked down as the buyer of the microchip, 3-4 times over the years, when puppy buyers either neglected to put the chip in their name or the appropriate...
  24. I don't leave my dogs loose in a fenced yard...

    I don't leave my dogs loose in a fenced yard regardless, other than the time needed to air. Too much can go wrong. I would kennel during the times you're not home, then let him in the yard when...
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    It says on the AKC registration form that the...

    It says on the AKC registration form that the Lost & Found Option is lifetime protection in AKC Reunite 24/7 pet recovery service. It gives the website as www.akc.org/lostfound and if you click on...
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