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  1. With young dogs, I prefer to use the 2 bumper...

    With young dogs, I prefer to use the 2 bumper game. Throw one bumper. After he runs out and picks up the bumper, I tease and show him the second bumper and toss it off to the side. While I use...
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    Run a complete thyroid panel as a first step, to...

    Run a complete thyroid panel as a first step, to make sure there isn't a physical cause. Slightly low thyroid can cause significant temperament issues.
  3. Thread: Kennel / Crate

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    Look into crate games DVD. Susan Garrett has one.

    Look into crate games DVD. Susan Garrett has one.
  4. Congrats on the new pup. I also have a pup that...

    Congrats on the new pup. I also have a pup that is a litter mate to yours. Her name is Katie. We need to stay in touch and compare our pups.
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    This is a very good article on why I limit my...

    This is a very good article on why I limit my dog's access to dogs and owners I do not know.
    http://suzanneclothier.com/the-articles/he-just-wants-say-hi
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    Strongly recommend hypothyroid test. Even...

    Strongly recommend hypothyroid test. Even borderline low thyroid can cause aggression and other temperament issues. Dr. Jean Dodds of Hemopet is the place to have your vet send a blood sample. ...
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    I wanna new pup: Black female, about 50 pounds...

    I wanna new pup: Black female, about 50 pounds when fully grown, quiet, tractable, fire breather who forgives me when I screw up. Oh and Dennis's new DVD. Oh and a technical pond. That's all.
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    I was bitten by a boxer running loose, while I...

    I was bitten by a boxer running loose, while I was training one of my dogs. This dog just randomly went right up to me and bite my hand. Called the sheriff and EMT. It was a bad bite. Owner was...
  9. Thread: Puppy Biting

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    Bitter apple can be effective with many pups. ...

    Bitter apple can be effective with many pups. You can spritz a little on his nose when he bites or spray some on the hand he is biting.
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    Thanks for the advice. I will watch very...

    Thanks for the advice. I will watch very carefully for pyo symptoms. She is eating normally, acting normally, training sessions are great other than just not as much drive. The difference is...
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    low drive 5 weeks after being in season

    Biz is a high drive 2 year old who was is season about 5 weeks ago. I have recently noticed a slight decrease in her drive when training during the last week. I haven't seen any ticks on her, she...
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    I'll throw out my 2 cents worth although there...

    I'll throw out my 2 cents worth although there are many people on this list with more expertise. When I teach pattern blinds, I use short grass. I also leave my dog on a stay at the line and make...
  13. Thread: Growling Puppy

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    There are some very good ideas on this thread. I...

    There are some very good ideas on this thread. I would like to add one more thing that I have used for many years. A little bitter apple sprayed on your hands may discourage biting. Also, for the...
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    Amazing blind and amazing training grounds!

    Amazing blind and amazing training grounds!
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    Excuse my ignorance, but what is a crazy quad?

    Excuse my ignorance, but what is a crazy quad?
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    Thanks. These answers give me some things to...

    Thanks. These answers give me some things to think about. Now, what about a dog that lines accurately all blinds in a test. Is that dog and handler showing a lack of handling skills?
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    lining blinds at master level test

    Has anyone seen or is it legal to have a blind that could not be lined? In other words, a blind with obstacles a dog would have to be handled to go around. Would it make sense to use this type of...
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    You might also try spritzing a little bitter...

    You might also try spritzing a little bitter apple on her nose when she bites. Sometimes putting bitter apple on your hands can help.
  19. Thread: Teaching Heel

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    I am looking at their catalog. I order the P615...

    I am looking at their catalog. I order the P615 for $15.40 and several extra links - maybe 6. The stainless would be nice but I haven't used them. Not sure what they mean by stainless steel...
  20. Thread: Teaching Heel

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    The best pinch collar brand is Herm Sprenger...

    The best pinch collar brand is Herm Sprenger available through J & J Dog Supplies and several other places. Unless you are training a giant, the small size collar ordered with several extra links is...
  21. Thread: Lab puppy

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    Walk your pup on different kind of surfaces -...

    Walk your pup on different kind of surfaces - grassy, rocky, prickly. Lay a ladder down and encourage the pup to walk across the rungs. Walk on different textures of matts, sit on top of a five...
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    Lots of good suggestions. I would like to add...

    Lots of good suggestions. I would like to add one more that is really easy. Spray a little bitter apple on the hands while the pup is trying to nip them, use your leave it command as you do this.
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    Yup. They changed the plan a little, but i got...

    Yup. They changed the plan a little, but i got my free stuff last month.
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    Last week a client's dog slurped down a mushroom...

    Last week a client's dog slurped down a mushroom while training. A couple of tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide in a syringe did the trick. Mushrooms are almost impossible to tell the difference...
  25. Try the technique called tethering. Attach a...

    Try the technique called tethering. Attach a leash to her collar and the other end to your belt when ever she is not in her crate.
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