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    I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. I...

    I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. I would never presume to tell you how to get through this tragedy, but I will tell you that I have been there and understand what you are going through. ...
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    I wish I had something to offer as a solution......

    I wish I had something to offer as a solution... However, I'm afraid my now 1 yr old ylm is still not crate trained. He will 'kennel' when told, but the moment the door shuts, he starts...
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    Poll: HUNTING??? Want to know the backwards way I got...

    HUNTING??? Want to know the backwards way I got started in this crazy mess? My husband wanted a duck dog; so being clueless I looked through the paper and found the cutest yellow Lab pup I've ever...
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    Thanks everybody.... I knew I could count on you...

    Thanks everybody.... I knew I could count on you guys for answers. I'm taking her to another vet today for second opinion and because I am not very happy about the wait & see attitude. I just think...
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    .... I'm limited - have Tylenol (Acetaminophen),...

    .... I'm limited - have Tylenol (Acetaminophen), Advil (Ibuprofen) or regular Aspirin....
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    Pain Medicine for Dogs....question

    Is Advil or Tylenol safe for dogs? If so, what amount for 78 lb female lab? If not, is Aspirin - and what amount??
    In addition to Cooper - my YML - I have two chocolate females (sisters) that are 4...
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    Goals for '09.... In keeping with the fact that...

    Goals for '09.... In keeping with the fact that my first (and only) dog to train is Cooper and that he will only turn 11 mos old on New Years Day - here goes:

    1. Run and pass Started HRC hunt...
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    DEDEYE - There are so many variables when it...

    DEDEYE -
    There are so many variables when it comes to workers' comp. Here is a link that may help you out: http://labor.state.ak.us/wc/er-profit.html

    Factors such as # of paid employees...
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    Ken - see pm

    Ken - see pm
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    I'm in central Arkansas and know of a couple of...

    I'm in central Arkansas and know of a couple of HRCs, but not sure about the others.. Since I am training him myself (and learning as I go), I know running FTs is a tough road to try and climb. ...
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    Thanks - FOM! I hoping to run him in some Derbys...

    Thanks - FOM! I hoping to run him in some Derbys in the spring. Depending on how that goes, I may try Qs later in the year.

    BTW - went to the working retriever central site. I'm soaking up all...
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    Thanks, Jeff! That helps put it in much better...

    Thanks, Jeff!
    That helps put it in much better perspective for me!

    Brandi
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    Field Trials - Basics??

    Is there a post or posts on this forum that contains basic information relating to field trials? I have the AKC pamphlet outlining rules, etc., but it left me with lots of questions... I'd like to...
  14. Appreciation to L'Anguille River HRC (AR) -

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    Just a shout out to all of those involved in putting on such an organized, well-run hunt test this weekend in Jonesboro, AR. Club members,...
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    Texas Ed - Just pray you aren't one of the last...

    Texas Ed - Just pray you aren't one of the last ones to run! That "quack-quack/BANG" over and over again unleashes the demon dog in 'em!! LOL!:cool:

    I think..maybe...had Cooper been one of the...
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    BTW - and a little off topic - but wanted to ask...

    BTW - and a little off topic - but wanted to ask while I still had it on my mind. How common is it for the dogs to have an issue with how to carry a duck/bird? I noticed at the test and I've...
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    You're right - I do need to continue to work his...

    You're right - I do need to continue to work his obedience... But, the tell-tell sign for me at the hunt test was when we got to the line. He heeled, sat and stayed steady until I sent him! This...
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    ...had I pre-thought that particular possible...

    ...had I pre-thought that particular possible scenario, I would have worn a camo thong! LOL! You live and learn!!:D
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    From one beginner to another - wait! Both you...

    From one beginner to another - wait! Both you and your dog will enjoy the experience more if you don't rush it! I know you're excited about how great the dog works in the yard/at home, but it...
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    LOL..... Carol, you have no idea how much better...

    LOL..... Carol, you have no idea how much better I now feel!! Thanks!

    :D
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    Thanks, Jeff! At least I have the first one...

    Thanks, Jeff! At least I have the first one behind me! :D

    As for adding up the costs: Getting up at 3 in the morning to drive to the test and gas money over/back; food and drink money/odds and...
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    Oh - and Bon M. - you're comment about being...

    Oh - and Bon M. - you're comment about being "addictive as [I]crack cocaine.." has a WHOLE new meaning for me now! LOL! (Take a look at my today's post under 'Tips for the first timer in hunt test'....
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    Well - I/we now have our first hunt test behind...

    Well - I/we now have our first hunt test behind us..... Let's just say, it can only get better from here; though that particular concept took me a good 100 miles on the way home Saturday to...
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    LOL... point made. No, husband's dog doesn't...

    LOL... point made. No, husband's dog doesn't stop to shake.

    My goals for the dog? I want him to reach his full potential, whatever that may be. However, I never want "my" desire to see him...
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    Umm - good luck? ...at least gas prices are...

    Umm - good luck?
    ...at least gas prices are down somewhat...

    This new 'hobby' of mine is already adding up - just with training supplies, gadgets, etc. Now you're telling me I'm gonna need a...
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