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    And some dogs benefit from better owner/handlers...

    And some dogs benefit from better owner/handlers too-- Rion's owner Fred is fantastic, really enjoys the training process and it shows.
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    Pointing titles

    Well, anyone who knows me well would not call me an advocate of chasing Pointing titles but I have to report the trait definitely seems to happen...

    A pup from a heavily show titled/ performance...
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    I didn't mention hot water, I said warm. I've...

    I didn't mention hot water, I said warm. I've had epsom salt soaks help a lot in the past.
  4. This is timely and the only reason I read it...

    This is timely and the only reason I read it today was I apparently touched a nerve w/a golden friend last night when I brought up that our breeds were called "Retrievers" for a reason, and I felt...
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    If she has a good stay, maybe try soaking it in...

    If she has a good stay, maybe try soaking it in warm water w/ Epsom salts. Agree on looking at the nails too. My labs' nails have been growing crazy fast the past few weeks.
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    They should. I have had a few migrate over the...

    They should. I have had a few migrate over the years (one to the sternum area, one to the elbow), but so far, so good on the more recent years.
  7. One of my friends rescued a corgi who fell from a...

    One of my friends rescued a corgi who fell from a (most likely) farm truck in the middle of 5 lanes of traffic in Boise a few years ago. Owner never sought to claim the dog from the shelter. Dog...
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    I can't say she was that bad (I was right there)...

    I can't say she was that bad (I was right there) but w/o the benefit of digital xrays at the time, I sure wished the tech had snapped the pic a couple seconds earlier. Bitch in season on her 2nd...
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    Mine uses the reversible domitor sedative if /...

    Mine uses the reversible domitor sedative if / when needed or requested. I go that route normally, except for one girly who had just come into season, but I wanted to at least get the elbows on...
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    Me too.... :) I'm saving it to pass along to...

    Me too.... :) I'm saving it to pass along to the anti Collar (prong and ecollar) nazis of my one obedience club....
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    I used to discuss it directly, and then one day I...

    I used to discuss it directly, and then one day I phoned when one was out yapping at nothing for an hour straight. The gal answered and I asked her if she didn't HEAR her poor dog barking to get into...
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    It sounds to me like they are talking out of both...

    It sounds to me like they are talking out of both sides of their mouths. Again. Pretty disappointed w/ a lot of the things being done at headquarters lately. :(
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    Here is the follow up to that. "Very exciting...

    Here is the follow up to that.

    "Very exciting news - the OFA has agreed to maintain a database of Labradors who have been permanently identified (microchip or tattoo ) and have been tested for...
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    Let's hope the LRC, GRCA, Chessie club, etc step...

    Let's hope the LRC, GRCA, Chessie club, etc step in to write letters too.
    I had a situation last week w/ someone who is R+ only, newb to obed (if you can call Rally Nov obedience that is) and...
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    Totally agree. I'm fortunate to have chaired our...

    Totally agree. I'm fortunate to have chaired our local eye clinic for years, so have the ACVO's home number..... I'd not have hesitated to call her after hours, and if she laughed at me, so be it! ...
  16. Or not. Both of the girls I wanted to breed last...

    Or not. Both of the girls I wanted to breed last winter had LONG cycles. Bred one on day 20 for the first time. Of course it was Christmas, and a chilled breeding...... thankfully all worked out...
  17. I think it's great when they are long cyclers...

    I think it's great when they are long cyclers myself.... except when you have a calendar/work issue conflicting when you can actually breed them!
    I have one here that didn't cycle til 19 mos and...
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    I've heard of worms in the eyes before. Has the...

    I've heard of worms in the eyes before. Has the pup been dewormed recently? I'd be headed to the vet.
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    I train w/ whatever ends up in my freezer. ;) ...

    I train w/ whatever ends up in my freezer. ;) Yesterday I think we had at least 4 different species, as I wanted some smaller ones for the 5 mo old pups.
  20. I've heard of some thyroid issues. As for TVD...

    I've heard of some thyroid issues. As for TVD (main cardiac issue), any moderately affected dog could probably not do the work, so maybe that would wash out them regardless, but it'd be nice to...
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    Haha, mine are all named for Apples. Easy as...

    Haha, mine are all named for Apples. Easy as "Pie", eh? or was that response "Rotten to the Core"? ;) Nope, haven't used either yet.
  22. Temperaments seem VERY unstable around here. We...

    Temperaments seem VERY unstable around here. We had a breeder bring some of hers to a health clinic and they were very dog reactive/ growly. I just started a class w/ my 5 mo old puppy and there is...
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    I use DDC for color testing but prefer to leave...

    I use DDC for color testing but prefer to leave the CNM testing to those in alfort who developed the test. DDC is renowned for human dna testing though....
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    The reason I ask is the HOLD is a "Stay" for the...

    The reason I ask is the HOLD is a "Stay" for the mouth. It's always been easy for my pups to understand because I do insist on them learning a stay for obedience (they can't be shifting around on...
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    Does your pup know what STAY means? Not just in...

    Does your pup know what STAY means? Not just in place but a true stay (don't move a paw, don't sniff, etc) while sitting? I don't start HOLD until they have a good idea of that. My current pup...
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