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    Bera is 3 years old and I used a pro trainer...

    Bera is 3 years old and I used a pro trainer (Baron Rea of Wetland Retrievers) and did a lot of the training myself as well. I train regularly with Baron and also sent her to Oklahoma and Texas with...
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    Having been in season should not affect the dog's...

    Having been in season should not affect the dog's drive if she had a normal heat cycle. If she had a short heat cycle indicating a split heat cycle she may be going back into season. Or, she could be...
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    Thank you everyone. I appreciate the support.

    Thank you everyone. I appreciate the support.
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    Bera got her SH

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    Bera is now CH Chesaka Blazing Bera SH WDX having finished her senior title at the Alaska Working Retriever Club's end of summer hunt test at Pt. Mackenzie in Alaska.
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    You can try giving her some Rescue Remedy, an...

    You can try giving her some Rescue Remedy, an anxiety herbal remedy available in the natural foods section of your grocery store most likely. A friend recommended this Bach flower treatment to me...
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    A group of us from Alaska went down to Oklahoma...

    A group of us from Alaska went down to Oklahoma to pick up our dogs after five months of training in the Lower 48. What a nice, friendly group of people down there. The Sooner club event was well...
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    Hoping not to offend, but this is not a dog...

    Hoping not to offend, but this is not a dog problem but a people problem.
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    Oh, this is rotten. I just bought two, used G2s...

    Oh, this is rotten. I just bought two, used G2s Pro500 transmitters and collars
    and now realize I may not have gotten the deal I thought I did. How is it that Collar Clinic can replace the...
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    I am not a show judge but I have shown for many...

    I am not a show judge but I have shown for many years. There is something called "show weight." It is weight you put on the dog to give it more "show presence" in the ring. The problem is, and this...
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    I agree with Sharon. That Golden was nice and not...

    I agree with Sharon. That Golden was nice and not with too much coat and bone. I also thought the Irish Water Spaniel was lovely. Was glad to see that the Chessie judge found two out of the three...
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    thank you for the good suggestions. i think i was...

    thank you for the good suggestions. i think i was doing several things wrong and my pigeons thank you.
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    Using pigeons in the Winger Zinger

    I would like to be able to use live pigeons in my winger but twice have had fatalities, not to my liking. The first time I tied both feet and wings and thought that was the problem _ too much...
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    Hilde and her duck.

    CH WR Chesaka Zoe's Bruin Hilde WDX with her duck. I was proud of my 8-year-old girl who had to break ice to get this bird _ a first for her.


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    A proper bite is a big deal because the dogs have...

    A proper bite is a big deal because the dogs have to be able to eat and use their mouths properly. At dog shows you will see judges checking the dogs' mouths. The judge is looking for a proper bite....
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    This was basically a fearful and overly...

    This was basically a fearful and overly protective Chessie. I thought if I got him out and socialized him even more, if I I made him sit and had people say hello and then even try to pet him, he...
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    1631016311 CH WR Chesaka Zoe's Bruin Hilde WDX...

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    CH WR Chesaka Zoe's Bruin Hilde WDX hunting with me this fall near Eureka, Alaska.
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    you can teach the dog to trail by dragging a dead...

    you can teach the dog to trail by dragging a dead duck and then dropping some feathers at the start of the drag and telling the dog to find it. initially you might have to walk a short distance on...
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    You may not want to hear this but to a certain...

    You may not want to hear this but to a certain extent you have what you have and yes it probably is coming from the dam's side. I had a Chessie that was overly anxious and his attitude was that the...
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    One more picture of Howard taken training on a...

    One more picture of Howard taken training on a cold day in February in Palmer, Alaska.
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    Howard used to give me grief, too but then I got...

    Howard used to give me grief, too but then I got to tease him back when he fell in love with my Chessie Hilde. When I would show up at training and get Hilde's littermate Chance out of the truck,...
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    Howard was a member of our training group, where...

    Howard was a member of our training group, where he generously shared his knowledge and helped each of us become better retriever trainers. He will be missed. This photo was taken this past...
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    I also would encourage you to steer clear of any...

    I also would encourage you to steer clear of any puppy ads where the DM status of both the sire and the dam are not explicitly stated. DM is a terrible disease and avoidable given proper breeding...
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    If I understand breeding correctly, you can't...

    If I understand breeding correctly, you can't expect to breed small to large and get medium. What you will likely get is some small pups like the dam and some large pups like the sire. Some will pull...
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    Years ago I brought a sick 3 week old pup into...

    Years ago I brought a sick 3 week old pup into the vet and one of the staff insisted I get a weight and take the pup out of the plastic container I had placed on the scale and put the pup directly on...
  25. ditto on the cow hooves. you might also try...

    ditto on the cow hooves. you might also try buying a dental scraper. my dogs allow me to scrape their teeth.
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