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    Loved It! Thanks!

    Loved It! Thanks!
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    According to Tom Quinn in Working Retrievers,...

    According to Tom Quinn in Working Retrievers, young dogs faced with too much cover and/or too long distance can get tired/winded and may stand over the bird to catch their breath then make the...
  3. Great article. Thanks

    Great article. Thanks
  4. Well, I just came from a dog show in Des Moines...

    Well, I just came from a dog show in Des Moines and I was quite surprised to see 30+ labs in the show ring and only 2 or 3 were overweight. I actually saw some waistlines and ribs on 5. And at least...
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    The prong collar should be positioned high up on...

    The prong collar should be positioned high up on the neck just behind the ears. Take out a few links if needed. Good Luck!
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    Hold means Hold. Leash, no leash, rain, sleet,...

    Hold means Hold. Leash, no leash, rain, sleet, snow, Elvis comes back from the dead etc. But your pup is still teething right now. HOLD conditioning a la Wildrose begins at 6 months on a table. And...
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    First question is what are your goals for this...

    First question is what are your goals for this dog? Field trial, hunt test, hunting dog. What is the breeding/breed behind the dog? Show lines, field trial, pet shop, mix-breed. When you answer these...
  8. Thread: Feeding tuna

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    A couple of problems with canned salmon. Too much...

    A couple of problems with canned salmon. Too much salt and fine sharp bones the people can chew but since dog bolt their food; the bones could pierce the gums and throat. Not worth the risk for me.
  9. My repro vet said the same! My girl didn't start...

    My repro vet said the same! My girl didn't start until 20 months and cycles every 8 months for 21 days. This last cycle it changed to 25 days. Maybe it's her new normal.
  10. Thread: Chewy.com

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    Just placed an order yesterday. Saved $20 bucks...

    Just placed an order yesterday. Saved $20 bucks online instead of buying it local. Could have saved more if I was to auto ship.
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    Spot on!!!!!!

    Spot on!!!!!!
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    I'm in West Des Moines. Thanks a bunch!!!

    I'm in West Des Moines. Thanks a bunch!!!
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    Canine Sports Med Vet, Iowa Area

    Lucy is having some leg issues from an old injury. Can anyone recommend a sports med vet in the area? Thanks.
  14. Thread: CLF Aggression

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    Is she spayed? If not she may be getting ready to...

    Is she spayed? If not she may be getting ready to go in season.
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    Way Cool!!!

    Way Cool!!!
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    I'm a pro groomer. When I worked in Colorado (low...

    I'm a pro groomer. When I worked in Colorado (low humidity) we had a lot of success with using a soap free (non oatmeal) Hypoallergenic shampoo and Re-Moisture conditioner by Natures Specialties....
  17. I'm late to the party on this thread but here's...

    I'm late to the party on this thread but here's my 2 cents. I don't use e-collars so........I'd like to see the dog in the first video walking calmly at heel with no ground sniffing. And no mouthing...
  18. Thread: Baffled

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    She's probably coming into season. I had a bitch...

    She's probably coming into season. I had a bitch that worked even harder when she was in season no problems. But her daughter acts like she never heard a gun before when she's in season. She will...
  19. Any females visiting or in heat in the area have...

    Any females visiting or in heat in the area have caused my 10 month old intact males to catch a whiff of bitch scent for the first time and promptly lift a leg indoors. I caught them in the act it...
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    Check out Pat Nolan's site (youtube) for swim-by...

    Check out Pat Nolan's site (youtube) for swim-by without a swim-by pond. No time to link it, back to work!
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    I once read in a retriever book, a story about a...

    I once read in a retriever book, a story about a FF'd dog that suddenly started holding the bumper very gingerly. It actually turned out to be a lower jaw injury. The guy went to smaller bumpers...
  22. Outstanding! Thanks!

    Outstanding! Thanks!
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    DIY Dummy Launcher for McGyverettes

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    Here's a few pictures of the remote launcher I made a few months ago. It use simple electronics from Lion Country Supply. If you are electronically challenged like myself it's a...
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    Remote Dummy Launcher for Mc Gyverettes

    14548 Here's my DIY remote dummy launcher for the electronically challenged like myself. Electronics are from Loin Country Supply w/ a 6 button remote for up to 6 launchers.
  25. Was it dog conditioned to the HOLD? My dog has a...

    Was it dog conditioned to the HOLD? My dog has a firm grip but she'd pulled this "Oops! It fell out crap!" For quite a while until I got smart. Now, HOLD means a firm grip. If it falls out (while...
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