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    Heading North on HWY 395

    Hitching up the husband, van, trailer and dogs and heading to Chewelah, WA from CA on 7/13. We are finishing one of our bucket list items "traveling the length of HWY 395."
    Are there any training...
  2. Where are they encountering each other? On your...

    Where are they encountering each other? On your property, during a walk, neutral territory? Being courteous around other dogs and handlers is a part of obedience training. My dogs are not allowed to...
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    My brown boy has this condition. @ 2+ I had the...

    My brown boy has this condition. @ 2+ I had the vet remove the one undescended testicle and left the other in place. He is not neutered, technically, he is still intact. Hormones play such an...
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    Nice looking boy. Why not go for it all? I have...

    Nice looking boy. Why not go for it all? I have several Show Lab friends who have MH, CH and GCH on their Labs. All of my 'boys' come from Labs bred to show in the conformation ring. I showed 2 of...
  5. I used the Hillmann Puppy Program. I recall Bill...

    I used the Hillmann Puppy Program. I recall Bill saying that he doesn't use the command 'here' when pup is sitting. His reasoning is pup will get patterned into 'sit' and will have enough conditioned...
  6. Ditto on the above, wire in the house and for...

    Ditto on the above, wire in the house and for sleeping in the house. In the van, Ruff Tuff (large for my 70# boys) and soft crates for sleeping in the van that are set up under the queen size bed.
  7. I gave frozen beef knuckle bones to my yellow boy...

    I gave frozen beef knuckle bones to my yellow boy and he ended up with a HUGE skin allergy, then yeast and a skin bacterial infection from all the licking and scratching and a prescription diet. Vet...
  8. As a matter of fact I do. We too have 4 Labs. We...

    As a matter of fact I do. We too have 4 Labs. We have a MBZ Sprinter van outfitted with 4 RuffTuff Kennels. We did some interior modification to the van, but did not make it an RV. We didn't want an...
  9. Are there Obedience Training Groups/clubs in your...

    Are there Obedience Training Groups/clubs in your area? Check InfoDog or other online dog events entering sites for upcoming Obedience/Rally trials. or matches. I was mentored by a trainer that I met...
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    I have 4 Ruff Tuff large size crates in my van. I...

    I have 4 Ruff Tuff large size crates in my van. I ordered the crates with double doors for added ventilation. The doors come as one piece with no assembly required. The crate doors are heavy plastic...
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    Are you getting a Lab? the size crate you...

    Are you getting a Lab? the size crate you described will be too small. My boys' wire crates are called "Life Stage" 43"Lx28"wx31"h. These crates come with a wire panel that partitions the crate...
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    You are right about not letting pup out of crate...

    You are right about not letting pup out of crate when pup cries or whines. It doesn't matter who it is, pup is getting its way. It takes a couple of sleepless nights between crying and letting pup...
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    I hear ya! Once you run and your boy run your...

    I hear ya! Once you run and your boy run your first junior HT you will get hooked. This is the one comment I hear most from the judges who judge jr. HT. Obedience, obedience, obedience. From the time...
  14. My mom always says, "It's not what you say, it's...

    My mom always says, "It's not what you say, it's how you say it." No, or NO! I said the 'n' word to my dog that was peeing 3 feet from the line (very BAD manners) as he was returning with the bird. I...
  15. HMMMMM! This sounds like we went to the same HT.

    HMMMMM! This sounds like we went to the same HT.
  16. Contact Bill St. Clair now training @ Raney Ranch...

    Contact Bill St. Clair now training @ Raney Ranch in Santa Ysabel 1hr. 45 min. from Mission. Bill is a super trainer and super guy. He trained me so that I can train my 'boys.'
  17. Enlist the help from a friend to help introduce...

    Enlist the help from a friend to help introduce them on neutral territory without distractions (kids, neighbors, other dogs, etc.). Each dog on a 6-foot lead, closely monitored, with lots of praise...
  18. "Your hunt test is from the truck to the line. ...

    "Your hunt test is from the truck to the line. If they do that right, then the field work is the reward. "

    I like this. It's so true.
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    It can be. How old is your pup? Does pup walk...

    It can be. How old is your pup? Does pup walk nicely on a lead? You're doing the right thing taking pup with you. The more interaction pup gets with public places, sights, sounds, and smells the more...
  20. Very carefully! Older dog has his turf...

    Very carefully! Older dog has his turf established and the newbie is 'invading' it. Watch Leerburg online, search 'introducing older dog to another dog' (not exact, but close enough) and 'socializing...
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    He's a dandy! Good work dad and Pilot!

    He's a dandy! Good work dad and Pilot!
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    I have 2 lab boys who power eat. They each have a...

    I have 2 lab boys who power eat. They each have a plastic "brakefast bowl" (gundog supply). 1 lab finishes his kibble and walks away, the other finishes and then procedes to pick up the bowl by the...
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    Big green monster.

    Big green monster.
  24. Watch Leerburg online: search "How to Socialize...

    Watch Leerburg online: search "How to Socialize an Older Dog with a New Puppy" and "Introducing older dogs to other dogs." PLEASE do not expect your older dog to get along with the newbie. This is...
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    Our beloved friends don't have to cross that...

    Our beloved friends don't have to cross that Rainbow Bridge to be missed. We have 2 older gentlemen by virtue of their age will some day soon cross over that 'bridge.' It's difficult to talk about it...
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