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    No. There is a genetic test that can indicate if...

    No. There is a genetic test that can indicate if the dog is affected. In Goldens, being affected does not necessarily mean the dog will have the terrible things you find on the internet. However,...
  2. I live in Ithaca. Last time I checked CU did not...

    I live in Ithaca. Last time I checked CU did not do OFA xRays . Colonial in Ithaca has an ortho specialist who does OFA & Penn Hips. Very expensive.
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    I think what it takes to kill ticks is regional...

    I think what it takes to kill ticks is regional (depending upon their resistance). In the north east we have a lot of ticks and they have become resistant to chemicals that kill them elsewhere. I...
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    I was pleasantly surprised at the Golden that won...

    I was pleasantly surprised at the Golden that won the breed at Westminster. I am probably being overly hopeful, but maybe some of the judges education is working. While that dog did not look like a...
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    ? ? ? You fly with a puppy without a kennel?

    ? ? ? You fly with a puppy without a kennel?
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    On the aisle. If they make you keep the pup under...

    On the aisle. If they make you keep the pup under the seat, that is the best place to get air for him/her. My other suggestions are to put a bag of ice in the Sherpa bag/crate to help keep the pup...
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    I took the Coursera Therio free online MOOC last...

    I took the Coursera Therio free online MOOC last spring. Learned things. I like the book that was recommended too.
  8. This is a result of poor science education. I...

    This is a result of poor science education. I learned Mendelian genetics in Junior high (Catholic school). Is this no longer taught?
  9. Thread: Puppy Issues

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    A tired puppy is a good puppy. In our house we...

    A tired puppy is a good puppy. In our house we call it "de bouncing the puppy". You want him to come in from your evening walk/play session ready to settle down on the floor. That will cut down on...
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    Yup. He did a great job for the Buckeyes. Should...

    Yup. He did a great job for the Buckeyes. Should be a good game. If Myer can't pull it out we know what we have.
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    Yes we do support Auburn. And 23 -0 is a big...

    Yes we do support Auburn. And 23 -0 is a big thing.
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    A couple of things. First, if you want a house...

    A couple of things. First, if you want a house dog and you have no way to air a pupoy about every 4 hours a day -- I would not recommend a puppy.

    Second, in my world there are 3 habits I do not...
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    Huge congrats!!

    Huge congrats!!
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    I have done this twice CA to NY. Most recently in...

    I have done this twice CA to NY. Most recently in April 2013. I agree with what has been said but have a couple of suggestions:

    -Pups can get hot in the Sherpa under the seat. Put an ice pack in...
  15. Thread: Stopping at heel

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    Don't not nit pick a 6 month old. You will...

    Don't not nit pick a 6 month old. You will destroy spirit. I agree with standards high, but they need to be appropriate standards. It's not a race.
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    That would be the best first question

    That would be the best first question
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    Yes we do!

    Yes we do!
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    In my world, retrievers are quiet. In the house,...

    In my world, retrievers are quiet. In the house, I correct barking (from puppyhood ) with the muzzle grab. You must be consistent. In the field, an occasional whine I let go. If it is more than a one...
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    I don't know if Jim is here anymore, but I knew...

    I don't know if Jim is here anymore, but I knew him when he started with Jake. That dog was his first dog. So yes, Jim is good. And there was something in that pedigree.
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    Well, there is Jim Pickering's Golden Jake....

    Well, there is Jim Pickering's Golden Jake. http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=1509
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    Given where you are (and I live 2 miles from...

    Given where you are (and I live 2 miles from Cornell) I recommend VOSM in Maryland for surgery & diagnosis. They work with Lin McGonagle (vet PT in upstate NY) to do rehab after surgery.
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    I am pretty sure Rick does some young dogs. Bev...

    I am pretty sure Rick does some young dogs. Bev does more hunt/hunt test dogs. Call them, they have nice kennels & property. Very hard working.
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    Thread needs to be moved . . .

    Thread needs to be moved . . .
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    Just gotta toss out Go Bucks!

    Just gotta toss out Go Bucks!
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    Ask for references from day training clients....

    Ask for references from day training clients. They see a lot of what happens. Also, if the trainer's kennels, house & property are nasty guess what the conditions will be for your dog
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