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  1. Thread: Insurance?

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    Insurance?

    How many of you have your dogs on a veterinary health insurance plan? If so, what company did you go with? Those of you with FC AFCs - are they also insured for replacement value like the equine...
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    Might be psychological - it hurt to eat the food...

    Might be psychological - it hurt to eat the food last time, he doesn't want it this time.

    Do check his mouth thoroughly. Broken teeth, sticks, bones, etc present? Is he regurgitating at all after...
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    To each his own - but - my dogs have to earn the...

    To each his own - but - my dogs have to earn the right to be out of the crate or kennel unsupervised. Your pup is still digging - therefore she has not earned the right.

    Also - might just be...
  4. Mental exercise tends to be far more exhausting...

    Mental exercise tends to be far more exhausting for a dog than physical exercise.
  5. The key to training successfully is to start...

    The key to training successfully is to start simple, and then gradually and individually increasing the four D's - distance, duration, distractions, difficulty. FF is a huge step in training for the...
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    For those of you commenting on the repeated...

    For those of you commenting on the repeated commands... don't confuse the results of FF with poor handling.

    Poor handling (second commands) is an entirely different issue that's seen everywhere -...
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    Because - as mentioned - it redefines the...

    Because - as mentioned - it redefines the relationship between dog and handler.

    Because it teaches a dog the appropriate way to respond to physical and psychological pressure - and creates a...
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    It's just a way of marking the behavior you want....

    It's just a way of marking the behavior you want.

    I don't use clickers. I do use the word "good" when I have the action/attitude I want. You should transition away from marking *every* good...
  9. ^^This. The only result I've seen from attempting...

    ^^This. The only result I've seen from attempting to handle two dogs at once is to "teach" one or both dogs to ignore your commands. And heaven forbid you need to give two corrections simultaneously...
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    IMO FF isn't done if the dog is still looking...

    IMO FF isn't done if the dog is still looking back for approval/praise/second command. Sounds like the trainer took him to fetch-off-the-ground and neglected to finish the next couple days of...
  11. Thread: JH judges?

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    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. To the...

    Thanks for the suggestions, folks.

    To the other comments - those of us who have competed in a lot of shows/tests/trials often develop judge preferences. Not that we won't show under a judge, but...
  12. Thread: JH judges?

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    Lotta amusing assumptions..... Let me be...

    Lotta amusing assumptions.....

    Let me be clear - I have never judge shopped, like showing under the judges with a sharp pencil, and do not make excuses for my dogs - or myself - in or out of the...
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    Give it a day or two and it'll have all worn off....

    Give it a day or two and it'll have all worn off. I couldn't even keep it on 3 wk old pups for long.

    And, it'd be easier to let it wear off than to clean the nail polish off an 8 wk pup's paws....
  14. Thread: JH judges?

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    Yep. I show a *lot* - see my sig line - but...

    Yep.

    I show a *lot* - see my sig line - but this is the first I have ever asked about judges. I have very, very few free days this coming year and would like to make the most of the days I do get...
  15. Thread: JH judges?

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    JH judges?

    There's a double header in the Pacific NW area in a couple weeks I'd like to enter.... my work/school schedule is only going to allow me to get away for one day, not both, unfortunately. The judges...
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    Training in Boise, ID area?

    I'm traveling through the Boise area this Friday (I know - short notice), wondered if anyone was training and would be interested in getting together to throw some marks. I'm coming from Washington,...
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    I'm pretty sure the prognosis is good and the dog...

    I'm pretty sure the prognosis is good and the dog would be considered normal if the shunt is ligated and closes completely...

    IMO you need more info and more opinions than one vet and one trainer...
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    How old is the dog? spayed? vaccination history?...

    How old is the dog? spayed? vaccination history? location of the country? Fever, weight loss, pneumonia, lethargy, anorexia, what else? Need a lot more information.

    The other test they probably...
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    Good posts already and definitely agree with...

    Good posts already and definitely agree with what's been said.

    Also: confidence comes from knowing what to expect from a situation. Exposure is good, but control the exposure. In other words,...
  20. 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.
  21. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. Thread: Eye contact

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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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