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  1. Thread: Eye contact

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    For retrieving - yes. For basic obedience - it...

    For retrieving - yes. For basic obedience - it shouldn't be an excuse.
  2. They're not kids. Why should it be wrong to...

    They're not kids. Why should it be wrong to critique someone else's dog? Bashing, certainly not, but we shouldn't have to be so PC that we can't say we dislike an animal and the reason.
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    Check cord or leash. Unless doing retrieves,...

    Check cord or leash. Unless doing retrieves, there's no reason for a 6 month old pup to need to be off leash for obedience.

    Distance, duration, distraction, difficulty - change only one area at a...
  4. True... but there's a difference between a clinic...

    True... but there's a difference between a clinic being willing to consider radiographs without sedation, then adding sedation and anesthesia if needed (I'll freely admit there's dogs that need it...
  5. I paid $135 for hips and elbows in January, not...

    I paid $135 for hips and elbows in January, not including OFA submission fee ($40). No sedation therefore no pre-anesthetic bloodwork. OFA accepts either option (anesthetic/no anesthetic). Dog came...
  6. Thread: Eye contact

    by IdahoLabs
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    >>Sometimes lack of eye focus is not the result...

    >>Sometimes lack of eye focus is not the result of a lack of attention but rather a product of boredom, submission, confusion, too much pressure, etc. Dogs say a lot whether you know how to listen or...
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    Expose her to new situations, insist she...

    Expose her to new situations, insist she accompany you in them, but don't force her to meet people. Make her heel past them, ignore them, insist she obey things a puppy should know such as sit and...
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    Good comments already. My $0.02.... avoiding...

    Good comments already.

    My $0.02.... avoiding eye contact in this situation is also a sign of stress. Not necessarily heavy-handed training, just too much asked too soon. Does she make eye contact...
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    Thanks for the input 'all. Sounds like it's...

    Thanks for the input 'all. Sounds like it's better to leave her alone.
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    Delaying heat cycle?

    Anyone ever used mibolerone nor megestrol acetate to delay a bitch from coming into heat or stop estrus in the first few days of bleeding?

    I've got three weekends of trials coming up and a 2 yr...
  11. In your shoes I'd rule out the endocrine...

    In your shoes I'd rule out the endocrine diseases, eg adrenal issues like Cushings can lead to poor skin quality and decreased healing. http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientED/cushings.aspx

    Sounds like...
  12. I'd ask why she's not healing, rather than which...

    I'd ask why she's not healing, rather than which topical products will create a scab....
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    If you're still making corrections on leash, he...

    If you're still making corrections on leash, he really doesn't understand "heel". More time, more places, gradually make your requirements more specific... he'll get there, but IMO you're expecting...
  14. That might work, sending you a PM. Anyone else...

    That might work, sending you a PM.

    Anyone else who is traveling a little closer to those areas, please let me know though! :p
  15. Dog transport needed (E Idaho to E Washington)

    I have a dog in the Idaho Falls area who I'd like to bring to Pullman, WA. If anyone's starting a trip in the Pocatello/Jackson Hole/Rexburg area and finishing in the Spokane/Lewiston/Tri-Cities...
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    Any chance of a compression injury, e.g. jumping...

    Any chance of a compression injury, e.g. jumping off tailgate, porch, etc? I saw some interesting xrays yesterday where premature closure of the distal growth plate of the ulna caused bowing of the...
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    Really good advice all through this thread and...

    Really good advice all through this thread and sounds like you have a plan now and I'm a little late to the party. However, couple thoughts to chew on... 1) I *never* let my dogs change position when...
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    Ignoring the behavior will likely be your best...

    Ignoring the behavior will likely be your best bet... she's not conscious of her lack of bladder control, and making a fuss over her insecurity just reinforces it. I have an Australian Shepherd (a...
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    Interesting comments on here. Yes, poor...

    Interesting comments on here. Yes, poor positioning will make good hips look bad. BUT- no matter how many times the vet takes the xrays, it won't turn a dysplastic dog into a normal one...

    Fair is...
  20. My Aussie is FF'd and has tons of retrieving...

    My Aussie is FF'd and has tons of retrieving drive, but the pup can't mark to save his life. He does take nice lines for the glove exercise in Utility, but it's a directed retrieve and it's short. I...
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    But dogs growl before they bite, and - by reading...

    But dogs growl before they bite, and - by reading body language, instinct tells the offending dog that he's about to do something wrong. You've brought up two different things; dog on dog...
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    I have several field books but only watched one...

    I have several field books but only watched one set of DVDs - Lardy - and spent time with many of the local trainers when I ran hunt tests. Field obedience does seem to have its own set of rules, and...
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    Thanks for the advice. I like the idea of using...

    Thanks for the advice. I like the idea of using different objects (since he obviously likes the dowel!). He does know heel/sit/come - it's just really minimal obedience knowledge in comparison to my...
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    FF going too well

    Seriously... 3 y/o CLM, minimal OB work, high drive, tons of retrieving desire, hasn't been out much so marks are maybe 30-40 yards. Soft dog but a little ADD. I've had him here about 2 weeks. Took...
  25. I don't see a picture of the hips attached, but...

    I don't see a picture of the hips attached, but there's no way elbows would ever pass. I've bred a few litters and my guarantee says I require OFA verification of problems, but with elbows like...
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