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    You've had several good suggestions. Keep at it,...

    You've had several good suggestions. Keep at it, have patience, don't expect too much progress too soon. Keep in mind that every pup is different and that at 6 mo your pup is entering adolescence and...
  2. Some clubs will hold an Owner-Handler Qualifying...

    Some clubs will hold an Owner-Handler Qualifying in conjunction with a Hunt Test - that is probably what you saw while looking at the HT schedule.
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    Don't rush yourself or the dog (big newbie...

    Don't rush yourself or the dog (big newbie mistake)! Hopefully you will both do great but if not, don't let it discourage you - we have all 'been there'! Good luck...
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    You have gotten some good advice. Don't rush...

    You have gotten some good advice. Don't rush trying to 'fix' this but I would also not just sit back and hope pup grows out of it. Most Home Depots are dog-friendly and lots of men there - maybe at...
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    Keep in mind also that assuming these 11 week old...

    Keep in mind also that assuming these 11 week old pups were together all the time your pup has a big adjustment to being 'alone' now and a couple days is not much time for him to settle in. Give it a...
  6. Thread: Hot Spots

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    I would not think any antibiotic needs to be...

    I would not think any antibiotic needs to be given for an average hot spot. In my experience shaving the hair around them is first step, then treat w/ Vetericin or there are other spray-ons just for...
  7. Great job Chris!! He looks like he could be part...

    Great job Chris!! He looks like he could be part Chessie, in the face/head anyway. I rescued a young heeler mix years ago that turned out to be an awesome retriever (and a great dog) - went to a...
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    What Amy said! I have raised MANY Chessie pups -...

    What Amy said! I have raised MANY Chessie pups - some were easy and some not. My most recent was a REAL brat from a very young age and there was a long period of time where she and I did not like...
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    I am curious - does the LRC do anything in the...

    I am curious - does the LRC do anything in the way of (conformation) judge education?? If not, has it been discussed? If this was already mentioned my apologies - have not read the entire thread yet.
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    My kitchen trash is in cupboard under sink with a...

    My kitchen trash is in cupboard under sink with a kid-proof latch on door (one dog discovered she could break in at age 4!), recycle bin in kitchen closet, all bathrooms have waste baskets with lids....
  11. I had a very similar situation years ago, with my...

    I had a very similar situation years ago, with my male being very depressed when his dam died. After a few days I 'borrowed' a happy out-going bitch to come stay with us for awhile. Made a HUGE...
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    Some girls never do really stand! Agree you...

    Some girls never do really stand! Agree you should do the progesterone test, or have them do a side by side AI. Years ago had a bitch that 'kind of' stood consistently on day 14 - not before and not...
  13. I think you might be wise to get Carol Cassity's...

    I think you might be wise to get Carol Cassity's "Drills For Retrievers" (probably not exact title) and use some of the drills in there to further your pups progress. Maybe Evan's program includes...
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    Check out www.amchessieclub.org (pup ads, soon to...

    Check out www.amchessieclub.org (pup ads, soon to be updated; new ads every two months) and www.teamchesapeake.com (forum and pup ads). Look for a pup w/ several generations of proven working...
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    Socialize, socialize, socialize - take her places...

    Socialize, socialize, socialize - take her places and praise her when she acts confident and happy, and do not baby her when she acts hesitant. It is very easy to inadvertantly reinforce shy behavior...
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    Glenda - I think I have everything you need (4...

    Glenda - I think I have everything you need (4 books) and will be happy to get them to you. Will send you a PM.
    Diane
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    Glenda - I will see what I have tonight. I got a...

    Glenda - I will see what I have tonight. I got a lot of books etc from John Lundy's family.
    Diane
  18. I suspect she needs more time to heal also. And...

    I suspect she needs more time to heal also. And pin removal can cause some pain. I would probably give her a month or so of just walking/playing. If you have somewhere you can safely let her...
  19. So very sorry John. Glad I got to spend a little...

    So very sorry John. Glad I got to spend a little time with Yoda at WRRC - what a sweet old guy! So hard to lose those really special ones...
    Diane
    Good luck in TX - Yoda will be with you in spirit.
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    Very possible it is something other than parvo. I...

    Very possible it is something other than parvo. I would think at 6 weeks pups should still have immunity from parvo, from Mom. But there are many other 'bugs' they can pick up (and the exposure could...
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    Yes, it is a kick in the gut. But there are many...

    Yes, it is a kick in the gut. But there are many types of cataracts w/ varying degrees of severity and progression. I know some dogs with cataracts that see quite well and continue to work (even run...
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    Rule out (via your vet) the obvious such as...

    Rule out (via your vet) the obvious such as parasites (just because he was wormed as a small pup does not mean he could not have them again) and Giardia. Then I would try PPP Sensitive Skin and...
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    I think the owner is doing the right thing to...

    I think the owner is doing the right thing to find this dog a new home - if there was real attachment/committment he would have done a lot more with this dog in two years, IMO. Sounds like they were...
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    I also thought "pointer" when I first saw the...

    I also thought "pointer" when I first saw the pics - but there may be some yellow Lab (among other things) mixed in too. As some have suggested you might test them some on noise, feathers and...
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    Personally I would not want to put pressure on a...

    Personally I would not want to put pressure on a retriever pup to leave birds alone (adult dogs is another situation). Therefore I would anticipate that the well-being of the ducks/chickens may be...
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