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  1. Mine no longer quacks either. Not sure if it is...

    Mine no longer quacks either. Not sure if it is the speaker or I'd the wiring is the issue.

    Dawn
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    Bet you don't get much water work in during the...

    Bet you don't get much water work in during the -25 days.

    Dawn
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    While pup is sitting put hotdog in front of nose...

    While pup is sitting put hotdog in front of nose and slowly lower between front legs. Keep your hand on pups shoulder and gently push down to encourage them to go down rather than back. It only...
  4. Change - I would teach more and correct less. ...

    Change - I would teach more and correct less.

    Not change - I would still take them for walks that have nothing to do with training, just have fun with them.
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    I would like an owner who takes me for long walks...

    I would like an owner who takes me for long walks as well as trains me. Someone who has a routine for me to follow and is consistent with praise and corrections.

    Dawn
  6. Your granddaughter will be in thoughts. Messages...

    Your granddaughter will be in thoughts. Messages of hope and strength to you and your family.

    Dawn
  7. Just stepping on her foot does not work. She...

    Just stepping on her foot does not work. She does not tuck the foot in and sit straight. She jumps up and away from me when I touch her foot. That is why I take the step forward and pop on the tab....
  8. I am currently starting this drill with my young...

    I am currently starting this drill with my young dog. When she returns with the bumper each time, she sits crooked, with her butt out. I step forward and using collar tab to try and get her...
  9. Thread: Swim by

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    I have done swim by on 6 dogs and am about to...

    I have done swim by on 6 dogs and am about to start the 7th, and I have never used a rope. Never seen any program that does. Before I do swim by, my dogs have had a lot of straight forward out and...
  10. All those dog trainers that winter south move...

    All those dog trainers that winter south move north in the summer. Good to have options.

    Dawn
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    With the national events so separated this year,...

    With the national events so separated this year, it will be impossible to do field and obedience. 5 hrs from HT to FT, nearly 4 hr from FT to show grounds and once again they have scheduled obedience...
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    According to Lardy method, which is what I am...

    According to Lardy method, which is what I am following, most of the casting is done with the dog sitting in front of you, with occasional sends from the side. My dog also wants to anticipate and...
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    I would be interested in discussing how you keep...

    I would be interested in discussing how you keep attitude up with drills. Can you PM me???

    Thanks
    Dawn
  14. Our club is a specialty club (goldens) and we...

    Our club is a specialty club (goldens) and we offer 6 training sessions each year, 5 of them with flyers. These sessions are for members only and are run on a nice piece of property with land and...
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    If you are working a full time job and can only...

    If you are working a full time job and can only get our for an hour 2 days and maybe 3-4 hrs 3 other days. Would it work to do just drills on the short days then marks and drills on the longer days?...
  16. Because it's not just HT that happen on weekends....

    Because it's not just HT that happen on weekends. Some of us work on weekends or have other commitments that prevent us from attending a weekend HT. My club holds 6 training sessions that I help...
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    Darn. I thought this thread would rehash some of...

    Darn. I thought this thread would rehash some of the good ideas that were introduced in the last one. Most of the comments on this thread should have been PM to one another. Sorry you have to deal...
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    PennyRetrievers That would require having 2...

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    That would require having 2 flights for MH. For clubs having to limit their tests to 60 dogs, that would mean 30 spots for dogs that have not yet received thier MH and 30 spots for...
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    I had been following this thread pretty closely...

    I had been following this thread pretty closely but I too missed the nasty stuff. For the most part there were some good suggestions and discussions. I wish some people would get past the name...
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    I loved the one where the dog ripped the head off...

    I loved the one where the dog ripped the head off the rooster. That sounds like something my first Golden would have done. She was a very independent girl. After missing a few pheasants one day,...
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    And why did they drop the 5 of 7 rule. That was...

    And why did they drop the 5 of 7 rule. That was the answer to most of the problems. You get 7 chances to get your 5 passes. If you don't make it, your done for that year. I would love to see the...
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    In the goldens, the advent of agility has helped...

    In the goldens, the advent of agility has helped narrow the show only vs performance dog. While agility is not field, it is still a performance event that requires a healthy athletic dog with drive...
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    The Golden Retriever Club of America produces the...

    The Golden Retriever Club of America produces the Grca News every other month. It is very nicely done with articles, updates on legislation, brags, etc. in every issue part of the breed standard is...
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    Sunny and 50 tomorrow, then down to zero by mid...

    Sunny and 50 tomorrow, then down to zero by mid week. Hard to even get obedience done unless you rent ring time.

    Dawn
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    Is Spring Ever Going to Get Here?

    Looking out my window at nearly 3 FT of snow sitting in my yard. It has snowed just about every other day and if I am not working I am shoveling off 1) driveway 2) sidewalks 3) paths to bird pens 4)...
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