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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  8. 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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    Depends on the golf course. As a person...

    Depends on the golf course. As a person responsible for taking care of a golf course, I can say I'd much rather have my dog swim in a golf course pond than most park or neighborhood ponds. He does...
  14. Thread: Barking

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    I tried the vinegar and water mix with no results...

    I tried the vinegar and water mix with no results in stopping the barking. If you don't want to use a bark collar then train through the problem. Be consistent and don't give in to the barking,...
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    listen to this advice and stop what you're doing...

    listen to this advice and stop what you're doing with the continuous. Get Hillmans fetch DVD, it's super easy and fun for you and the dog. If you follow his method closely you'll see great results!
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    Duckboats.net seems like a pretty good group

    Duckboats.net seems like a pretty good group
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    Mine does the same thing! Runs out and lifts his...

    Mine does the same thing! Runs out and lifts his leg so high he loses his balance and hits his front legs! Hope he grows out of it eventually because it's kind of gross when he comes in with a wet...
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    House dog! Doesn't seem to affect his desire to...

    House dog! Doesn't seem to affect his desire to be outside in the cold. He seems to think the colder the better.
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    Probably not the best thing to be asking on a...

    Probably not the best thing to be asking on a public forum.
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    Hillman puppy!

    Hillman puppy!
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    The hillman reviews are posted on the hawkeye...

    The hillman reviews are posted on the hawkeye media website.
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    Start with Hillman and then transition to smart...

    Start with Hillman and then transition to smart works.
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    Bill Hillman has some great dvds that go beyond...

    Bill Hillman has some great dvds that go beyond his puppy program. Very easy to follow for someone new to training. He places a big emphasis on balance and having fun with the dog. Find a program...
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    This worked wonders for me. I'd start dragging it...

    This worked wonders for me. I'd start dragging it around the house and just let him out to pick up on it on his own.
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    I'm having a problem receiving notifications of...

    I'm having a problem receiving notifications of new messages in my inbox. It doesn't show me that I have a new message until i go and check.
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