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    I purchased a PetPlan silver policy a year ago...

    I purchased a PetPlan silver policy a year ago when I got my 8 week old BLF. My plan costs $550 a year. When she was about 4 months old I thought she swallowed a toy. Vet bills $500 they paid 90%. At...
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    In reading some of the earlier threads on RTF it...

    In reading some of the earlier threads on RTF it seemed that there was a high likelihood that if a dog had one ruptured ACL that the other was bound to go. With this occurring in my 8 month old dog I...
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    vinegar spray worked like a charm for me. I...

    vinegar spray worked like a charm for me. I sprayed in the face and it only took two sprays for her to learn her lesson. It's 6 months since I used it on her and if she starts to wine or make a...
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    TPLO Blues

    My 9 month old BLF underwent TPLO surgery yesterday. Surgeon said all went well and she is currently resting comfortably in her crate. She's looking at the next 8 weeks of down time in her crate with...
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    I have a 7 month old BLF who began limping on her...

    I have a 7 month old BLF who began limping on her left hind leg last Friday. Yesterday I had her x-rayed for a preliminary OFA evaluation to insure the limping wasn't hip related. Her hips looked...
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    Thanks Bridget. As a new trainer (I have a 7...

    Thanks Bridget. As a new trainer (I have a 7 month BLF) I am looking for all the advice I can get. I am just starting simple casting so I will put your advice to good use just as I will use Evan's...
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    Thanks for the lesson Evan. Very helpful..

    Thanks for the lesson Evan. Very helpful..
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    still not available

    still not available
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    Sorry to bother you Evan but video is still...

    Sorry to bother you Evan but video is still listed as private. Do we need a different link for the public version?
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    When do you consider a dog fully FF?

    I have a 7 month old BLF and I have been following the Lardy Program. I have used ear pinch to teach fetch and have moved through all three steps outlined in Lardy’s program: ear pinch starting close...
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    My 5 1/2 month old BLF is 8 days post spaying...

    My 5 1/2 month old BLF is 8 days post spaying procedure. The instructions I was given are no running for 7 to 10 days and no swimming for 3 weeks. The biggest cause of post op issues is related to...
  12. I have a 5 month old BLF and have been feeding...

    I have a 5 month old BLF and have been feeding her Orijen since I brought her home at 8 weeks. However she had soft stools which I thought was from the high level of protein. I had received some PP...
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    The vinegar spray worked miracles on my dog and...

    The vinegar spray worked miracles on my dog and it's a lot less expensive than a collar. At least it's worth a try.
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    After thinking more about what Tony said I think...

    After thinking more about what Tony said I think he hit the nail on the head...she is trying to maintain control. She constantly wants to hold the lead in her mouth, frequently bites my hands wanting...
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    Thanks for all the input. It has forced me to...

    Thanks for all the input. It has forced me to reflect on what has been going on before, during and after getting the collar on. As I said earlier she seems fine once I get the collar on and I start...
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    I do leave a flat nylon collar on her. It is when...

    I do leave a flat nylon collar on her. It is when I want to put on a choke collar or the dummy ecollar for a training session. If I'm putting on the choke collar and dummy ecollar then I remove the...
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    Based on all the explanations above I see where...

    Based on all the explanations above I see where her reaction is avoidance. Her biting is not vicious just constant grabbing of my hands squirming and then going to the ground usually on her back....
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    Identifying "Panic"

    I have a 4 month old BLF and have been following the Hillmann program. I just watched the Farmer Hold & FF video to see if I could get additional information on Hold. During the video Judy referred...
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    I saw this advertised at Gun Dog Supply:Wysiwash...

    I saw this advertised at Gun Dog Supply:Wysiwash Sanitizing Sprayer System. - Gun Dog Supply it works great no mess, no mixing and no storing of unused solutions. It is bit pricey to start but...
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    TexGold can you give us a hint?

    TexGold can you give us a hint?
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    Rick, as Susan posted try increasing the %...

    Rick, as Susan posted try increasing the % vinegar. She indicated that it may take persistence over 2 or 3 weeks. I was reluctant to put an ecollar on a very young pup.
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    It's been 12 days now and my pup hasn't required...

    It's been 12 days now and my pup hasn't required another spray and is so quiet in the house now we can't believe it's the same dog!
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    Let us know how it works for you. I have not...

    Let us know how it works for you. I have not experienced another incessant barking spree since the first spray in the face. My wife said she can't believe it's the same dog. I hope it works for you.
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    I looked on Dog Food Advisor's list of Dog Food...

    I looked on Dog Food Advisor's list of Dog Food Recalls that goes back to 10/4/2009 and didn't see any listed for Orijen. http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recalls/
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    I understand that her barking was driven by...

    I understand that her barking was driven by wanting attention. When she is in the fenced area in the family room or in her crate I was visible to her and she was demanding to be free to play. For the...
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