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    Hi Dewayne, Very brave of you to post! I think...

    Hi Dewayne, Very brave of you to post!

    I think you have done a nice job of getting your pup jazzed about retrieving. I think also, though, that your ob is not solid and that you ought to back up....
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    No, I don't think so. None of the programs I've...

    No, I don't think so. None of the programs I've watched cover that, though I remember seeing some coaching by Bill Hilllman on a blog type forum in which he tried to help someone improve their dog's...
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    Wait till you get your Lardy materials: based on...

    Wait till you get your Lardy materials: based on what you have written, your pup is not prepared for what you are asking it to do.

    Pup should be fetching on command and holding the bumper before...
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    http://growingsynergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/...

    http://growingsynergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/beef-marrow-bones-300x300.jpg
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    Just an addition about the timing of the nick. A...

    Just an addition about the timing of the nick. A according to Lardy the nick for the slow/loopy sit should occur as the dog is turning.
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    I just watched the video about the Acme silent...

    I just watched the video about the Acme silent whistle on Gun Dog Supply. He says that they are audible to the dogs at several hundred yards, so now I am wondering why no one uses them in retriever...
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    RTF Gundogs of Orvis

    I see Yoda (John Robinson), I see Crosby (Bridget Bodine), I see Lucy (Steve Shaver), I see Stewart (Bridget Bodine)..who else is there?

    What a great bunch of good looking dogs!
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    I understand your problem---we are packed in like...

    I understand your problem---we are packed in like sardines here in SLC.

    Which pealess whistle are you using that is too obnoxious?

    Try this whistle (or one like it):
    ...
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    You want the scientists to prove that real food...

    You want the scientists to prove that real food is superior to kibble, but I believe you have it backwards---I believe that the feed companies should have to prove that kibble is superior or...
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    The article you posted is published in a journal...

    The article you posted is published in a journal funded by feed companies. It is not exactly objective.

    Here's a crazy one, processed foods are giving us cancer: ...
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    Does your dog eat those? My Sophie just left...

    Does your dog eat those? My Sophie just left those in her dish.
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    I fed my older Lab raw for several years. I...

    I fed my older Lab raw for several years. I found the Leerburg kennel a good resource as he has some example diets for his Malinois, which are about the same size as your basic Labrador...
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    Thank you, I had been feeding my dogs and cats...

    Thank you, I had been feeding my dogs and cats Crown Prince Jack Mackerel, then quit because of the confusion.
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    I called EE today (got a human on something like...

    I called EE today (got a human on something like the 2nd ring!), got the scoop. Very awesome service.

    Much thanks RTFers for your help.
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    Standard sporting dog kibble (30% protein, 20%...

    Standard sporting dog kibble (30% protein, 20% fat) typically has 400 to 500 kcal per cup. It usually says on the bag somewhere as part of the feed's "Guaranteed analysis." Pro Plan 30/20, for...
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    Is this it: ...

    Is this it:

    http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/puppycerfchecks.html
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    :evil: The GF sounds great, she seems to be...

    :evil:

    The GF sounds great, she seems to be concerned about the OP's dog. How is that bad?

    Girl Power! :o
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    Dave and Charlotte, thanks for your responses. ...

    Dave and Charlotte, thanks for your responses.

    Eric, I hope I have not hijacked your thread, but I thought that my questions might help you as well.
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    Steve, I'm curious. Do you think that dogs don't...

    Steve, I'm curious. Do you think that dogs don't need omega 3 fatty acids, or do you think that a good dog food has the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids?

    I am fairly confident that a kibble,...
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    Thanks, Charlotte. I have all my dates and...

    Thanks, Charlotte.

    I have all my dates and judges, but some judges need to update some of their qualifications. Can I just enter them in EE now, or do I have to wait till I think AKC will approve...
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    Wild salmon and sardines are relatively low in...

    Wild salmon and sardines are relatively low in mercury, mackerel and tuna are relatively high. Here's a link to some good info: http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/guide.asp

    Here's their...
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    Thanks Dave and cakaiser. Right now my head is...

    Thanks Dave and cakaiser.

    Right now my head is spinning trying to understand the HT judge requirements. All the rules are mind boggling! The FT stuff is much simpler.
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    Let me rephrase...how do I know I pressed all the...

    Let me rephrase...how do I know I pressed all the right buttons on the EE site so that they do the application for me? How do I know I didn't screw up??? :o
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    I'm doing this for the first time as well. I...

    I'm doing this for the first time as well. I clicked the box to have EE do the AKC application for me. So now I don't have to reenter the same thing over at AKC, right?

    How do I know it...
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    I think my 2 dogs and 2 cats drink less than 3/4...

    I think my 2 dogs and 2 cats drink less than 3/4 of a gallon a day, total, so the 100 oz sounds like a lot of water for one dog to be drinking.

    Most of the water is drunk by my older Lab. She...
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