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    Good for you, and hope you will pursue his CH!...

    Good for you, and hope you will pursue his CH! And I am a horrible handler but have nevertheless finished CH on 3 dogs (Chessies, and they are easier, no question!).
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    You may need to do some back to basics with...

    You may need to do some back to basics with 'here'. You might also try to happy things up a bit while doing your T-pattern. Just a simple hand thrown mark occasionally, between sends to the pile -...
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    Sounds to me that you could have some...

    Sounds to me that you could have some water-freaking tendencies too. Most commonly seen in Chessies but I imagine you can see in many breeds. You might search it here as I am sure it has been...
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    What Janell said x2. And keep in mind that having...

    What Janell said x2. And keep in mind that having ALL typical health clearances and a getting a 'health guarantee' are two different things. Health guarantees vary - ask to see it in writing. Last...
  5. Sounds like he still needs more socializing -...

    Sounds like he still needs more socializing - can't hurt! But put it to good use and work on basic OB (on-leash) while in public places with lots of distractions. Over time you will teach dog skills...
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    Sounds like you need to be working on SIT (and...

    Sounds like you need to be working on SIT (and other basic OB) and get that more solid before you try the hold.
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    What Glen said! Especially where he said do NOT...

    What Glen said! Especially where he said do NOT allow dog to 'hunt' once you start cold blinds - with a young dog you might sometimes let them carry a line that is not perfect, for momentum purposes...
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    I was told by an Animal Control Officer years ago...

    I was told by an Animal Control Officer years ago that she responded to more bite/aggression calls about Labs than Pit Bulls. And the ONLY death (of a human, in this case a toddler) she investigated...
  9. AKCCHF began the Bloat Initiative a year or so...

    AKCCHF began the Bloat Initiative a year or so ago, and are actively seeking research (to fund) on bloat. Early, but hopefully we may see some results / progress in next couple years.
  10. I keep kitchen wastebasket under sink in...

    I keep kitchen wastebasket under sink in cupboard. One dog learned to open door and could NOT be deterred once she figured it out. I got / installed a simple child-proof latch, can still open with...
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    So sorry, every dog owners worst nightmare!...

    So sorry, every dog owners worst nightmare! Praying for the pups, and you also.
    And I hope they tried to get fingerprints off that bucket!
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    I also have a Chessie bitch that blows her coat...

    I also have a Chessie bitch that blows her coat badly, twice a year, very much as Julie describes. Her normal coat however is really nice. Assuming your bitch is young? If her hair loss is hormonal...
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    Gerald - hope you are listening to Pete and...

    Gerald - hope you are listening to Pete and Darrin. Part of owning a dog that has bitten is management, as Darrin mentions. I have even had dogs that (IMO) have more 'potential' to bite, and they are...
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    IBD can be very tough. Battled it for months, in...

    IBD can be very tough. Battled it for months, in a 5 yr old bitch. My vet tried everything, and consulted with an internal medicine specialist (who did suggest a 'new' drug that was promising, but...
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    Keep exposing him to people, places and things....

    Keep exposing him to people, places and things. Make sure you do not inadvertantly 'praise' his shy behavior by petting or reassuring him while he is acting shy. I think with a pup you can certainly...
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    I have 'educated' many on e-collars as I do a lot...

    I have 'educated' many on e-collars as I do a lot of drill work in a large park near home. Lots of people stop and watch, some ask questions. I keep info on e-collar simple and state that used...
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    Sounds like a dog w/ minimal natural drive OR a...

    Sounds like a dog w/ minimal natural drive OR a dog that has had too much pressure / pressure he did not understand. Hard to say with minimal info but doubt very much that a 'frustrated' owner doing...
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    I use nylon booties from dogbooties.com. Get the...

    I use nylon booties from dogbooties.com. Get the ones with the elasticized Velcro strap.

    X2 on these - and I always got the elacticized velcro too, along with the slightly stretchy boot fabric....
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    Hi Dan, I agree with those that suggested maybe...

    Hi Dan,
    I agree with those that suggested maybe you do the basics without family around. I believe pup will be able to focus ON YOU and HER WORK better. Also, as she tends to be a drama queen type...
  20. You have gotten some good advice and hopefully...

    You have gotten some good advice and hopefully Wayne can be a good resource for you too. Just remember that this is still a PUPPY, albeit a handful! I agree pup needs work on "here' (and probably...
  21. Yes, a cute little female tho she was not cute at...

    Yes, a cute little female tho she was not cute at all during FF! She reacted very poorly to ear pinch and we were both miserable. I switched to collar way sooner than normally would and we worked...
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    Try an X-pen instead of crate, or a baby gate to...

    Try an X-pen instead of crate, or a baby gate to keep dog confined to mud room, kitchen etc. Helped a lot w/ my old guy. I believe there is a prescription med for old dog anxiety - I have not used...
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    Big difference between conformation and FT...

    Big difference between conformation and FT judging - conformation judges must get approved by AKC for EACH breed they are then approved to judge. LOTS of time and expense involved on their part and...
  24. WOW - huge congrats to Carol (and the pups of...

    WOW - huge congrats to Carol (and the pups of course!). What a GREAT weekend for you - and you desrve it!
    Diane
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    No question that driving w/ your dog would be...

    No question that driving w/ your dog would be preferable. But, I have flown with and/or shipped dogs many times over many years with very few problems (a couple times dogs were 'temporarily'...
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