I appreciate the advice here !
Type: Posts; User: pcarpenter
I appreciate the advice here !
I have to second the using a vest. Although I had the opposite problem. Dog would jump in the cold water on the way to train or playing with the kids. I used it to ward off hypothermia
Quick question. I have a well bred pup that is currently 4 months old. For his age, the dog has a good mix of drive and smarts. I have a wide open floor plan in my house and the pup will retrieve...
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I'm curious if anyone has tried "Blue Buffalo" dog food.
NO chicken or poultry by-product meals
NO artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives
NO corn, wheat or soy, as they have been...
Honestly - I looked at the pics. I don't see what you're talking about
Not sure there's a wrong choice there
THis happened to my GSP. The vet removed the nail. It took forever to heal.
Having owned a GSP I agree. They are great dogs that will go all day and cover a lot of ground. That said, they don;t do well in cold weather or heavy brush
Does anyone know if Ed Forry is still training Retrievers? I can't seem to get in touch with him
I believe this to be true. My last dog was exposed to water for the first time at about four months old (got him in the winter). Tossed a stick from shore and he charged in full speed. He was...
Unfortunately he was only 10 yrs old. Broke our hearts
This is my old guy two weeks before he passed. He loved the water entry almost as much as he loved to retrieve
I'm looking for an established, successful FT trainer for my new pup. I have a few I like but they are far from my home. Looking in NY, NJ, CT or RI. Any leads in those states would be appreciated
Not sure what you're so riled up about. Some of us are new to training with a pro and are trying to benefit from those with more experience and knowledge (I include you in that group). You made a...
Actually, my question wasn't why a breeder refused to sell me a pup. As I stated earlier, that's his/her prerogative. I understand that breeder's view.
I was told by a field trialer that some...
That actually made me laugh but I take your point
A similar story is what prompted me to ask the question. I assume it is the exception and not the norm.
Is that what he would say? Maybe it is. Maybe it isn't. You sure as hell can't read his mind. Do mini-horses sleep on couches?
I'm not against sending a dog to a pro. I'm sending my dog to...
What did your dog do for the other 23.5 hrs each day?
I've owned two FT dogs and one "normal" Labrador. The FT dogs had far more drive and were more intelligent. They fit my lifestyle better than a normal house pet. Not sure exactly what your point...
Funny that you have 99+ views and no replies
I'm extremely confident the type of home you describe above isn't interested in purchasing a $1,500 - $2,500 FT dog. I also stated that my dogs hunt and were able to run, swim and retrieve daily. ...
Sadly, you've made my case
Again, this new dog will spend time with a pro. Also, I stated I've owned two other high powered FT dogs and I understand such dogs are not for everyone. I'm fully aware they need to be run daily...