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  1. Thread: Chewy.com

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    I find chewy really useful for stuff I use...

    I find chewy really useful for stuff I use occasionally. I don't want to hunt around for it locally, only to find somewhere a single dusty bag with an expired date, or else that the only source is...
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    Good for you! Hope you have a great time with...

    Good for you! Hope you have a great time with this pup.

    Amy Dahl
  3. Thread: Gun shy lab

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    Enjoyed the rant. Something to remember when...

    Enjoyed the rant.

    Something to remember when reading tips on introducing gunfire: the overwhelming majority of Labs have low sensitivity and low inclination to associate fear with sound. In...
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    Suggest you read the current recommendations on...

    Suggest you read the current recommendations on vaccinations http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/news/documents/ClinicalSciences...VaccinationGuidelines.pdf . They are now recommending a series of three,...
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    Interesting. I have always figured because we're...

    Interesting. I have always figured because we're there ALL DAY might as well hang out with a dog some. I haven't been offended by other dogs in the gallery; in fact I got to meet and pet Lottie in...
  6. (NC) Southern Scoundrel of Westwind*** x Oak Hill Jade b 6-19-2014

    "Rhett" a.k.a. Southern Scoundrel of Westwind (OFA CB-10239G25-M-VPI, CB-EL2162-M-VPI, CB-EYE223/37M-VPI, CB-DM968/0M; Westwind's Doux Mistral x Westwind Rudy's Hannah of LPK) x "Jade" a.k.a. Oak...
  7. I read the whole article, and my impression was...

    I read the whole article, and my impression was that the best thing you can do is leave her intact. Secure her during her seasons, of course.

    Amy Dahl
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    I recently read this interesting article about...

    I recently read this interesting article about dog/child interactions. It doesn't directly address the situation you described, but is a great reminder that dogs and children are often on really...
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    John and I talked with Mike about this once. ...

    John and I talked with Mike about this once. Mike is (at least was at the time) of the "don't repeat marks" school, and John and I advocate repeating marks. Turns out our decision-making on when to...
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    Congratulations Marc! Amy Dahl

    Congratulations Marc!

    Amy Dahl
  11. It would be a mistake to see this as analogous to...

    It would be a mistake to see this as analogous to the attempt to correct the tend in conformation. The standard was written for conformation judging and has changed little; as the letter says, it's...
  12. Thread: Mourer-Foster

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    I got that from your initial post. I stand by...

    I got that from your initial post. I stand by what I said.

    Amy Dahl
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    It's normal to get a different response when...

    It's normal to get a different response when you're away from home. I suggest starting very simple and practicing easy, short recalls when you are out in the field.

    Do you ever run away when...
  14. Thread: Mourer-Foster

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    I have the a Kennel Pro policy and have always...

    I have the a Kennel Pro policy and have always been impressed with Mourer-Foster's responsiveness and professionalism. When I want a change, have a question, need a certificate, etc. they are prompt...
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    IMHO there is an inherent problem with animal...

    IMHO there is an inherent problem with animal care of all kinds--it attracts people who "love animals" and may not have thought hard about the responsibility end. I really see this when interviewing...
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    Maybe what we need is a title handlers can earn....

    Maybe what we need is a title handlers can earn.

    Amy Dahl
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    There seem to be a lot of members of the general...

    There seem to be a lot of members of the general public who think that if it's on wheels and a dog is inside, the dog is in imminent danger of dying from the heat. The mechanism of heat buildup...
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    Wow, I am still doing four or five feedings at...

    Wow, I am still doing four or five feedings at that age. I continue four feedings beyond 8 weeks with my personal puppies. I have always read that "frequent small meals are best" for developing a...
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    I am in a very different climate than you, but I...

    I am in a very different climate than you, but I just took stock of the brush around our ponds, and all of the willows I treated last year are dead.

    I have been using AquaStar, a glyphosate...
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    Great, thanks. Anybody who liked Butch's...

    Great, thanks. Anybody who liked Butch's article, how about rewarding him with a click? And if you recommend the article, share the link rather than the copied version.

    Amy Dahl
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    Did you get his permission to republish his...

    Did you get his permission to republish his article?

    Amy Dahl
  22. Let me help connect a couple of dots. Timidity...

    Let me help connect a couple of dots. Timidity and fearfulness could explain the inconsistent appearance of "drive" and trainability. That is, some days she is focused on whatever she's afraid of...
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    I'm sure the growling is disturbing to you. I...

    I'm sure the growling is disturbing to you. I would like to pass on a suggestion from behavior and aggression specialists I've worked with: never punish a dog for growling.

    This does not come...
  24. Darrin, thanks for these suggestions. I know...

    Darrin, thanks for these suggestions. I know there has to be a behavioral approach. I've been struggling to figure out what to consider as triggers but what you say makes sense. Then I have to...
  25. You're right--he's 13 and six foot one. Pretty...

    You're right--he's 13 and six foot one. Pretty good with dogs, too. Not typically a target for aggression.

    Amy Dahl
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