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    Since I have been back to running SH tests this...

    Since I have been back to running SH tests this summer, most dogs go out on breaking. Either breaking on marks (usually the walk up) or on the honor. Make sure your dog can walk at heel off lead from...
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    Don't reinforce her (treats/bumpers) when you get...

    Don't reinforce her (treats/bumpers) when you get home. That rewards her for not traveling. Do treats for getting in her crate in your vehicle. Make the trips super short with reinforcement at the...
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    I would probably rather hunt with this dog than...

    I would probably rather hunt with this dog than one that was noisy and/or chomped birds. I have seen these pass in Master too.
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    The best thing we can do is write the AKC a...

    The best thing we can do is write the AKC a thoughtful letter. About 3 minutes of time on The Google :-)) will provide you with a bunch of good contacts. I sent my letter to Ms. DiNardo, her direct...
  5. Thread: Box mats

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    I have done the stall mat thing. Nat's Mats...

    I have done the stall mat thing. Nat's Mats survived my dogs and are easy to clean.
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    So far, yes. I don't have contact info for some...

    So far, yes. I don't have contact info for some of the Ams, but those I have contacted have either not responded or said that they are not really planning to run even tho they are entered.

    I...
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    The club members running the JH/SH stakes are...

    The club members running the JH/SH stakes are marshaling those stakes. Cannot also do master. And, at least for us, marshaling a stake is more than putting names on a list. They have to help set up,...
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    How to get volunteers?

    I am head Marshaling an upcoming test with two Master flights. My club is paying for all the workers in the field. But, I am struggling to get enough volunteers to marshal. The problem is that there...
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    I think you need to consider FF and e-collar. If...

    I think you need to consider FF and e-collar. If not, you need to research other ways to correct failure to retrieve. The last thing you want is a hunting dog damages birds.
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    [QUOTE=goldieretriever50;1245663]She ended up...

    [QUOTE=goldieretriever50;1245663]She ended up finishing the TT just fine. I wouldn't say she was taking off like a rocket ship every time from the back of the TT but she ended the last few sessions...
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    No. There is a genetic test that can indicate if...

    No. There is a genetic test that can indicate if the dog is affected. In Goldens, being affected does not necessarily mean the dog will have the terrible things you find on the internet. However,...
  12. I live in Ithaca. Last time I checked CU did not...

    I live in Ithaca. Last time I checked CU did not do OFA xRays . Colonial in Ithaca has an ortho specialist who does OFA & Penn Hips. Very expensive.
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    I think what it takes to kill ticks is regional...

    I think what it takes to kill ticks is regional (depending upon their resistance). In the north east we have a lot of ticks and they have become resistant to chemicals that kill them elsewhere. I...
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    I was pleasantly surprised at the Golden that won...

    I was pleasantly surprised at the Golden that won the breed at Westminster. I am probably being overly hopeful, but maybe some of the judges education is working. While that dog did not look like a...
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    ? ? ? You fly with a puppy without a kennel?

    ? ? ? You fly with a puppy without a kennel?
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    On the aisle. If they make you keep the pup under...

    On the aisle. If they make you keep the pup under the seat, that is the best place to get air for him/her. My other suggestions are to put a bag of ice in the Sherpa bag/crate to help keep the pup...
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    I took the Coursera Therio free online MOOC last...

    I took the Coursera Therio free online MOOC last spring. Learned things. I like the book that was recommended too.
  18. This is a result of poor science education. I...

    This is a result of poor science education. I learned Mendelian genetics in Junior high (Catholic school). Is this no longer taught?
  19. Thread: Puppy Issues

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    A tired puppy is a good puppy. In our house we...

    A tired puppy is a good puppy. In our house we call it "de bouncing the puppy". You want him to come in from your evening walk/play session ready to settle down on the floor. That will cut down on...
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    Yup. He did a great job for the Buckeyes. Should...

    Yup. He did a great job for the Buckeyes. Should be a good game. If Myer can't pull it out we know what we have.
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    Yes we do support Auburn. And 23 -0 is a big...

    Yes we do support Auburn. And 23 -0 is a big thing.
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    A couple of things. First, if you want a house...

    A couple of things. First, if you want a house dog and you have no way to air a pupoy about every 4 hours a day -- I would not recommend a puppy.

    Second, in my world there are 3 habits I do not...
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    Huge congrats!!

    Huge congrats!!
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    I have done this twice CA to NY. Most recently in...

    I have done this twice CA to NY. Most recently in April 2013. I agree with what has been said but have a couple of suggestions:

    -Pups can get hot in the Sherpa under the seat. Put an ice pack in...
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    Don't not nit pick a 6 month old. You will...

    Don't not nit pick a 6 month old. You will destroy spirit. I agree with standards high, but they need to be appropriate standards. It's not a race.
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