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  1. Question on the value of micro chipping your pups

    I was wondering if anyone has background on the value of microchipping their dogs as well as the credibility of the organization that offers comprehensive pet recovery ("HomeAgain")? Do you...
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    Is it possible to query the AKC to change the 60...

    Is it possible to query the AKC to change the 60 dog max per flight? Is it possible to raise the limit to 70 per flight if the judging was tighter or the set ups were tougher, allowing for less dogs...
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    With our first dog, we made every mistake...

    With our first dog, we made every mistake possible. One of them was not knowing how important it was to have the dogs heel on both sides. We trained our next dog right out of the gate, it was easy...
  4. Thanks to all for digging in and coming up with...

    Thanks to all for digging in and coming up with some great ideas. She's already working with the idea that Wayne posted and will add some of the others as well. Thanks to everyone. I also...
  5. That's exactly the kind of help I was looking...

    That's exactly the kind of help I was looking for! She's with a training group prepaing for Master Nationals, so she has plenty of opportunity to work on it! (One of the females is in heat right...
  6. Could you send the routine you were talking...

    Could you send the routine you were talking about? I don't belong to Retrievers on line. Thanks for your help.
  7. Looking for ideas to get dog to keep his nose off the ground on the way to the line

    Posting this for one of the newer handlers in our training group: She has a MH (3 years old) who has never been used as a stud, however his love of the "women" is hindering his work at hunt tests. ...
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    They have had no problems showing us pictures of...

    They have had no problems showing us pictures of people in lawn chairs. There is no excuse for not updating the Call backs. If they can't access the original call back file, they can create a new...
  9. Is there a site that tracks a dog's progress towards an FC or AFC?

    I was wondering if there is a site that tracks a dog's progress towards an FC or an AFC. Would like to watch dogs from our club and follow their growth in the sport.
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    Just a thought, every player in the NBA can...

    Just a thought, every player in the NBA can "jam". No one ever suggested raising the height of the rim!
  11. Just wanted to thank Gary (and Pirate) for our...

    Just wanted to thank Gary (and Pirate) for our Pirate pup. He passed 4 straight JH tests starting at 6 months old. He is already ready to run SR at a year and is running all of the Master set ups...
  12. Primarily, I run hunt tests. I am interested in...

    Primarily, I run hunt tests. I am interested in judges that put the dog first and leave their own egos at home.
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    Last year at a MH test in Georgia, the judge set...

    Last year at a MH test in Georgia, the judge set up the second series with a stand at the edge of the water. At the time, my dog was running SH, I wondered what he'd do if asked to jump up on the...
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    My reason for asking about neutering our male was...

    My reason for asking about neutering our male was driven by our vet. When the vet completed the x-rays on his hips, she said we should get him neutered right away to prevent any unwanted pregnancies....
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    To neuter or not

    I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I don't remember reading it: I would not consider using my 3 year old male as a stud dog due to mild hip dysplasia. My question is this: would you neuter...
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    How cold is too cold?

    With the changing weather, I thought I should ask the question before I make a mistake. I am fortunate to have a training pond close enough to my house, that I can train my 3 dogs there every...
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    We have a 7 month old pup out of Pirate. He...

    We have a 7 month old pup out of Pirate. He passed his first two HRC started tests at 6 months, is training with the big dogs, and last night he marked better than all of them, raising a few...
  18. If you're willing to add a few miles to that, no...

    If you're willing to add a few miles to that, no one better than Paul Lance in Wisconsin.
  19. Thread: Skunk

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    Skunk

    I'm sure this has come up before, but I need to ask the question as of course, my lab got skunked the other day while we were walking in the woods. However, the problem is not the dog, I cleaned him...
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    Thanks to our trainer

    Our big Chocolate arrived home from winter training on Sunday. We would like to post a quick thank you to our trainer, Paul Lance, for the fabulous work he did with our dog in Georgia this winter. ...
  21. When our chocolate was 9 months old (bred out of...

    When our chocolate was 9 months old (bred out of quality field stock), I took him to a friend who has handled dogs in the Conformation ring for 25 years. I asked him if he thought we could win in...
  22. I missed mine so much, I put a deposit down on a...

    I missed mine so much, I put a deposit down on a Pirate / Willow puppy!
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    We are very fortunate to have a good friend who...

    We are very fortunate to have a good friend who worked for 30 years as a heavy equipment operator. He is willing to do the work for us, may even be able to get the equipment rented at a deep...
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    I saved everyone of the PDF files showing pond...

    I saved everyone of the PDF files showing pond designs, what a great resource! Thank you for directing me to it. Now the fun begins, just hoping to get everything on paper and all of the permits in...
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    Looking to have a pond dug

    We are in the process of purchasing property that we will be able to use to train our dogs. We would look to digging a pond this spring, does anyone know of a resource to design a pond?
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