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  1. She is awful cute! I was thinking about Pounce as...

    She is awful cute! I was thinking about Pounce as a good call name for my next Lab puppy. She kind of looks like a Pounce :-)
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    My dog had it once I think. I'm not 100% positive...

    My dog had it once I think. I'm not 100% positive but it was pretty scary. She was playing in a pond scummy algae area of the lake in Kentucky and as we were leaving she all of sudden lost...
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    Certainly no expert here, but have you run...

    Certainly no expert here, but have you run handling drills yet (baseball, single T, double T)? My understanding is that you can't really move on to de-cheating the water and things like that until...
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    Nice pics, you've got a real nice website, too.

    Nice pics, you've got a real nice website, too.
  5. I've been having similar experiences with...

    I've been having similar experiences with single-T so I can relate. It's hard not to get excited when they do it right and start insta-praising, which only confuses them. Learning to keep my mouth...
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    After living in Kentucky for a year I can say...

    After living in Kentucky for a year I can say that you couldn't pay me enough to live anywhere but AK (and I'm from Fairbanks where we get that lovely 60 below stuff). While I've been enjoying riding...
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    Awww, super cute, and I see she's discovered...

    Awww, super cute, and I see she's discovered where her food comes from already...:-)
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    I don't know a lot about Cosmo dogs directly, but...

    I don't know a lot about Cosmo dogs directly, but I do know about OB training a pup from field trial lines. Granted my pup turned out to be an amateur's dream pup, she's by Ryder out of a Gates bitch...
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    Also not a credible trainer, but with my pup when...

    Also not a credible trainer, but with my pup when she was just a little squirt (probably about 5 mo) I was throwing her little short triples because I thought it was cool and never had a problem....
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    I like Moneybird's Life is A Highway, call name...

    I like Moneybird's Life is A Highway, call name "Boss" (for Bruce Springsteen...)
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    Had no problems with Purina Large Breed Puppy and...

    Had no problems with Purina Large Breed Puppy and Science Diet Large Breed Puppy (pup preferred Science Diet). My understanding is the large breed is the best for large breed pups because it meters...
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    Is Windigo's Kalamity Kate one of Dacey's Cosmo...

    Is Windigo's Kalamity Kate one of Dacey's Cosmo pups? Just curious because my mom used to train with Dacey and Patsy.
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    That is too cute, thanks for sharing! That pup is...

    That is too cute, thanks for sharing! That pup is going to be a handful, looks like fun:-)
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    Congrats! It's always fun when they do the...

    Congrats! It's always fun when they do the doubles. That's probably my favorite exercise (that and triples) in my limited lab training experience, I thought it was so cool when my puppy did them...
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    Diluted vinegar is what I use to get mold off my...

    Diluted vinegar is what I use to get mold off my horse tack. Works great and keeps the mold from coming back.
  16. Neat story, thanks for sharing:-)

    Neat story, thanks for sharing:-)
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    It seems to me that JDHasty is saying the pup is...

    It seems to me that JDHasty is saying the pup is a very nice dog and because of that AND the fact that he is chocolate factored he feels it would be a valuable addition to the gene pool. Note the...
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    Show sheen is awesome, and it will last about a...

    Show sheen is awesome, and it will last about a week. Just don't put it on any part of the dog you want something else to stick on:-) Had it end up under the horse's boots once and saw first hand...
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    You know, a lot of litters throw chocolate and...

    You know, a lot of litters throw chocolate and black pups. Are the black pups inherently better than the chocolates in the litter, or are they both worthless by these standards? FC Running with the...
  20. I think longevity and environmental...

    I think longevity and environmental considerations are probably a bigger cause of cancer deaths than genetics, look at how prevalent it has become in people.
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    Wow, she looks just like my girl (right down to...

    Wow, she looks just like my girl (right down to the shredded paper pile, lol)! What is her pedigree?
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    It seems like not too long ago they weren't such...

    It seems like not too long ago they weren't such a separate breed (show and trial labs). Remember they all came from the same lines somewhere along the line:-)
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    I found force fetch to be my biggest stumbling...

    I found force fetch to be my biggest stumbling block with my dog. I think for a lot of people force fetch is the kind of thing you really need to work with someone who has done it many times before....
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    Trainer Question

    I am going to be leaving my dog at a trainer's while I go home for Christmas and am seriously considering putting her in training with the trainer for the time. My first impression was very positive...
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    This reminds me of a horse story. I have two...

    This reminds me of a horse story. I have two horses, one who is very people oriented, totally reliable, etc. THe other who is 1/2 Arab (and we think part pony) and therefore feels it is his duty in...
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