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    I am no expert, but if you've been reeling her in...

    I am no expert, but if you've been reeling her in with a check cord from 10wks to 5mos, I think you need a new approach. Treats don't seem enough. You gotta make your puppy really "wanna" come to...
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    There is lots of great stuff on here, just takes...

    There is lots of great stuff on here, just takes a little digging to find the gold. There are homemade wingers, electronics, duck dryers, you name it.
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    Wow, wish RTF could always help us find generous...

    Wow, wish RTF could always help us find generous mentors close by :)
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    I swear my dog recognizes camo clothing! The new...

    I swear my dog recognizes camo clothing! The new fashion trend of regular people wearing camo everywhere sure does confuse her ;)
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    I live in Maine, maybe not as cold as Alaska, but...

    I live in Maine, maybe not as cold as Alaska, but all the water in my area is currently solid, so really depends on where you are located ;)
    I got an August born pup in a very cold October, it...
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    There could be another thing going on. In...

    There could be another thing going on. In competitive obedience many dogs will not come up close enough to a proper "front" position, with front paws right up to handler. This is mostly seen with...
  7. Thread: Feeding tuna

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    Good point! Farm raised salmon is junk. They are...

    Good point! Farm raised salmon is junk. They are kept in such crowded conditions and fed such poor quality food, enough so that it really affects their nutritional value.
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    I feed what I think is a high quality kibble that...

    I feed what I think is a high quality kibble that my Labs have done well on for years. There do seem to be a few proven beneficial ingredients that bags of highly processed kibble cannot provide. So...
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    Yes, Yes, Yes! The days of hunting dogs kept in...

    Yes, Yes, Yes! The days of hunting dogs kept in outside kennels and never allowed in the house are luckily a thing of the past for most retrievers. They are so versatile, my choc Lab bitch is a...
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    Lots of good articles re Labrador color genetics...

    Lots of good articles re Labrador color genetics available online, here are 2 resources . Has to do with "hidden" color genes. The coat color the dog displays is not only color genes he carries.
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    Assuming there is no physical problem with her...

    Assuming there is no physical problem with her vision that is causing her to use stickmen as a crutch on longer marks???
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    Yippee! Just what we need for our youngster....

    Yippee! Just what we need for our youngster. Heard that this was "in the works" quite a while ago. Glad to hear it is almost time to order.
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    A Lab shaking their head has always been an ear...

    A Lab shaking their head has always been an ear infection at my house :(
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    I live in Maine where it can snow from October to...

    I live in Maine where it can snow from October to April. It used to be accepted practice to stop flea, tick and heartworm prevention for 4-6 months, now it is all recommended year round. Climate...
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    There are crazy people everywhere in the world....

    There are crazy people everywhere in the world. No statistics to prove one area is any more prone than another. I have lived in several New England states, Washington and Texas, plus visited over...
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    Sometime diarrhea will occur as stool cannot pass...

    Sometime diarrhea will occur as stool cannot pass blockage, but sounds like may be an illness. If you check his temp you will have more valuable info for your vet. Hope all is ok after vet visit in...
  17. We have owned many spayed females. The only one...

    We have owned many spayed females. The only one that had issue with urine leakage was a mixed breed that was spayed by the shelter as a VERY young puppy, probably less than 10wks old. She developed...
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    There are just so many new "experts" in the...

    There are just so many new "experts" in the world. The funniest I recently ran into (on a Facebook group dog forum) was a woman who described herself as a professional dog trainer, yet she had never...
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    Agree that a blockage should be considered,...

    Agree that a blockage should be considered, important to monitor all stool also. If no stool need vet exam with xrays. Also check his temperature, always important info if sick. Monitor water intake,...
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    I live in Maine and with relatives in...

    I live in Maine and with relatives in Connecticut, have had much experience with both humans and dogs with these diseases. Tick borne diseases usually respond well to antibiotics if given...
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    Contact realtors in area you are interested. They...

    Contact realtors in area you are interested. They have concise comparable reports available that list average taxes, quality of public schools(tells a lot about a community), along with all kinds of...
  22. Re the previous question about retinas...

    Re the previous question about retinas "reattaching". Retinas that completely detach must be diagnosed AND corrected surgically within 24hr, or dog is permanantly blind in that eye. I had a small...
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    The thing to remember is that dog's hormonal...

    The thing to remember is that dog's hormonal cycles are the same, whether they were bred and got pregnant or not.
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    Early canine development is very slow compared to...

    Early canine development is very slow compared to some other species. It is during this early cell division when they are so prone to environmentally caused defects. I would be most cautious until...
  25. The confusion seems to be the OP calling CERF...

    The confusion seems to be the OP calling CERF exam a genetic test. CERF is physical exam of the eyes, the vet is looking for signs of problems that may be, but not necessarily caused by genetics. The...
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