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    My first question would be if you are current on...

    My first question would be if you are current on your payments to the web hosting company. My site went down a few weeks ago--contacted hosting company. My auto payment was rejected (I had changed...
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    And how far is it from your house/property? I...

    And how far is it from your house/property? I would be worried about security, barking, etc.

    Meredith
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    The wizi wash is a dilute chlorine solution in a...

    The wizi wash is a dilute chlorine solution in a spray device that attaches to the end of a hose. It is mild enough to use on grass, but will kill most bacteria and other bugs that are susceptible...
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    Thanks Barb. I think I will try the PDZ for the...

    Thanks Barb. I think I will try the PDZ for the gravel and the wizzy wash for concrete as needed.

    Meredith
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    Sweet PDZ or wizzy wash?

    New kennel. Rock pen for airing yard. Only a few days of use and I can smell the male dogs.

    Which product works better for neutralizing urine odor on a gravel surface? Any personal experience...
  6. Thread: Zoomies?

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    I call it "tuck-butt." But yes it is when they...

    I call it "tuck-butt." But yes it is when they are happy crazy zooming around with the tail tucked.

    Meredith
  7. Your dog should be in the "heel" position when...

    Your dog should be in the "heel" position when you are going to throw a mark. If he is at heel, he may still look up at you. That is when you have the gunner make some noise and flap his arms to...
  8. Thread: Coat issue

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    Get some Mirra-Coat. It does wonders to push out...

    Get some Mirra-Coat. It does wonders to push out the dead hair and promote growth of new hair.

    Meredith
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    (WA) Exciting chocolate litter due July 12

    (WA) Exciting chocolate litter due July 12 , 2015. Sire and dam are phenominal working dogs and house dogs. Handsome, sound, great temperaments and trainability.
    SIRE: Trulines Wild Son, MH, QAA...
  10. I have friends who have traveled extensively with...

    I have friends who have traveled extensively with their dogs (Flat-Coats and a terrier) and cats in their Class C and they tow a Ford Explorer. They have made modifications in the motor home to...
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    It happens pretty quickly these days if you...

    It happens pretty quickly these days if you register online. If they did it via snail mail, that will take longer, but should not have taken a month after getting notification from AKC. If it has...
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    Never with a choke chain, but I do run young dogs...

    Never with a choke chain, but I do run young dogs with a prong collar so I can have control to, from and at the line. If the dog steps on the check cord or snags something, the dog stops. I know...
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    pinch = prong

    pinch = prong
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    I run young dogs with a short, light-weight check...

    I run young dogs with a short, light-weight check cord about two feet long. You can put it on a pinch collar, hold it loose and when the dog breaks he will bring himelf up short. You can stand on a...
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    I just stop retrieving and do other things with...

    I just stop retrieving and do other things with the pup until the soreness is gone.

    By the way, I would never deliberately give a pup a sock--bad habit to start and many a Lab has ended up in...
  16. Thread: info on welping

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    However, if it is a small litter--four or fewer...

    However, if it is a small litter--four or fewer pups--she may not go into labor on her own. Good to know approximately how many--should be able to tell by her size if it is a really small litter.
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    Smile and laugh and cry...my MH male has so much...

    Smile and laugh and cry...my MH male has so much of his grandmother in him it makes me stop and catch my breath.

    Little bits always seem to shine through.

    Meredith
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    Maybe you meant 3-4 months which would be more...

    Maybe you meant 3-4 months which would be more realistic. Same price as any other traning.

    Meredith
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    We reprimand for chasing rabbits an deer, use...

    We reprimand for chasing rabbits an deer, use "leave it" when hot food hits the floor, etc. They can distinguish what we are telling them.

    Meredith
  20. Thread: EIC Testing

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    http://www.offa.org/dna_labs.html

    http://www.offa.org/dna_labs.html
  21. Thread: Honoring at HT

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    I teach my dogs to honor in a down. It is a...

    I teach my dogs to honor in a down. It is a clear signal that they are done working until I tell them otherwise. Not a crutch--no different than those who turn into the dog, or face away from the...
  22. Much harder to find Pen Hip docs than OFA docs...

    Much harder to find Pen Hip docs than OFA docs and it is already hard to find OFA docs.

    Meredith
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    I second that--WHY does he stink? I have...

    I second that--WHY does he stink? I have Labradors and the only time they have an odor is when they have rolled in something nasty. Do Chessies have an innate odor that Labs don't?

    Meredith
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    Try two females in heat and two intact males in a...

    Try two females in heat and two intact males in a 30-ft travel trailer with no other options. When the weather was warm enough I tried having the males sleep on the truck, but the younger male...
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    Ha! I typed Jack Beam...must be Jim Beam's...

    Ha! I typed Jack Beam...must be Jim Beam's brother.

    Meredith
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