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    Um...my 62lb 6 year old female counter serfed...

    Um...my 62lb 6 year old female counter serfed herself to somewhere between 25-30 grapes while we were at the movies last Sunday. Didn't eat the bag or stems...the picky eater! Came home 3 hrs later...
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    I stressed about my pup doing the same thing, at...

    I stressed about my pup doing the same thing, at the same age...then followed the sage advice of the syrup man!
  3. I was somewhat surprised when my 14 month old...

    I was somewhat surprised when my 14 month old male lab shook the bird vigorously back and forth like a rag doll last weekend in AKC Jr coming back from his first land mark....we were 3rd dog to the...
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    So would the first step be to put down a gravel...

    So would the first step be to put down a gravel base to aid with leveling and help with drainage, then go with the large 12 or 16" steppers on top of the gravel with sand between steppers? Thanks so...
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    Help! ideas on outdoor kennel ground cover

    I bought 2 10x10 6' high kennels from a club member. I have cleared a nice shaded area in woods next to our house. I have 2 Labs that are house dogs and am just going to be using the kennel for...
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    Very astute observation Captain Jack...we have...

    Very astute observation Captain Jack...we have gone through basics and I am waiting for the transition manual to be mailed to me from my pro's program(whom I take lessons from). So yes we are...
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    Thanks for your post Darin. I have trained him...

    Thanks for your post Darin. I have trained him to wait on a placeboard patiently while I walk out and eventually send him remotely. So I I'm sure I can proceed with doing doubles and diversion as...
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    Training Equipment for Seasoned/Senior

    I am in need of advice for purchasing training equipment on a limited budget. I have trained my pup past the "started"/"JH" level and very much want to continue to "Seasoned/SH". I tried taking an...
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    I find the study referenced here very interesting...

    I find the study referenced here very interesting because it directly contradicts two widely held beliefs out there...that neutering reduces aggression, and that neutering encourages a more tractable...
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    I recently went from a one labrador household to...

    I recently went from a one labrador household to two. My first dog is a 41/2 spayed female from conformation/English lines. She is my Novice A dog, first performance dog, and has exibited some...
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    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing. ...

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing. Congratulations on you accomplishments! I found your post to be very inspiring, and makes me rethink what's possible with my soon to be 5 year old English...
  12. Beautiful Lab wonderfully conditioned. ...

    Beautiful Lab wonderfully conditioned. Congratulations on your success. Thanks for sharing...really nice to see.
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    Hey thanks for posting and sharing!

    Hey thanks for posting and sharing!
  14. This thread has been very helpful to me as I am...

    This thread has been very helpful to me as I am presently working through force fetch with my 7 month old as a first timer. The latest posts in particular...about lightening up, building excitement,...
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    My 6mo old male does the same thing. I tried...

    My 6mo old male does the same thing. I tried reeling him in on a long line for a couple of weeks with limited success. I was advised to take the land retrieve out of it until after FF/CC, which we...
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    Decent quality grain free kibble. My dogs hot...

    Decent quality grain free kibble. My dogs hot spots and ear issues went away when I went to grain free. A site you might check out that has a lot of unbiased reviews is www.dogfoodadvisor.com.
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    I have a dominent bitch and recently introduced a...

    I have a dominent bitch and recently introduced a second younger dog. I kenneled the new dog the first night and both dogs slept with a scent article of each other. The next day I had both dogs...
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    I have seen MACH2 Einstein The Barbarian OF run...

    I have seen MACH2 Einstein The Barbarian OF run at several agility trials in this neck of the woods. He is a Nitro son and I'm going to guess he is 65-70lbs....pure energy.
  19. Thread: Ear Infection

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    My English style lab is prone to ear gunk,...

    My English style lab is prone to ear gunk, especially when we do a lot of water work. This is a very helpful and informative thread. Thanks Mitty for the woodhaven link-
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    For those that know of her adventures....you just...

    For those that know of her adventures....you just got to love Beeb's! Congratulations to team Brio!
  21. Thread: Dog Breath!!!

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    I had the same thing happen!

    I had the same thing happen!
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    FYI...I was entered in an AKC Junior Hunter test...

    FYI...I was entered in an AKC Junior Hunter test where the judge took exception to a handler wearing white tennis shoes and made him change into a pair of borrowed boots before running.
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    Thanks Helen, Windycanyon. I train accross...

    Thanks Helen, Windycanyon. I train accross multiple venues (HT, Obedience, Agility) and was looking at a litter that is ticketed for agility and obedience performance homes, with no plans to...
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    Question about early puppy development

    Newbie to the forum here with a question about early puppy development. How important is it that a hunt test or field trial puppy be introduced to birds and water prior to going home at 7/8 weeks? ...
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    Wilmington, IL FT

    Anyone have any news to share on the results from this trial?
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