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  1. Would an ex-pen keep his activity restricted...

    Would an ex-pen keep his activity restricted enough. Perhaps without the same emotional response?
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    After a very hard year when our 2 family mutts,...

    After a very hard year when our 2 family mutts, that had stayed behind when the kids left home, finally died 6mo apart at 12yr and 14yr old. I got a rescue pup - 98% Lab. Loved training her, she was...
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    Also, like idea to have walk-up as separate from...

    Also, like idea to have walk-up as separate from the double. The reality is that is one more bird needed for every single entry. Hard enough for clubs as it is, given cost of birds. I was in SH test...
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    I use combo of 2 products with excellent results...

    I use combo of 2 products with excellent results in tick control. Revolution topical med applied monthly covers heartworm, fleas, ticks, ear and sarcoptic mites. But training hunting retrievers in...
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    It seems to me how you say the word means much...

    It seems to me how you say the word means much more to a dog than how we humans read the word to ourselves. I began obedience and rally training after earning several hunt test titles with my Lab. To...
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    Only time my dog ever got cold tail, the water...

    Only time my dog ever got cold tail, the water was solid, and she never even got wet. She spent whole day out on frozen lake with my hubby ice fishing. Apparently she overused her tail to balance...
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    I have even have blue and black bumpers I bought...

    I have even have blue and black bumpers I bought several years ago for training in the snow here in Maine. This year snow was so deep, didn't matter what color they were :(Nobody could see anything....
  8. Thread: UKC or AKC

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    Agree, definitely do both. You will double your...

    Agree, definitely do both. You will double your number of new friends if you join both the nearest AKC and HRC clubs. Once you actually start running tests, you'll find it is all one big gang anyway.
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    I am no expert, but if you've been reeling her in...

    I am no expert, but if you've been reeling her in with a check cord from 10wks to 5mos, I think you need a new approach. Treats don't seem enough. You gotta make your puppy really "wanna" come to...
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    There is lots of great stuff on here, just takes...

    There is lots of great stuff on here, just takes a little digging to find the gold. There are homemade wingers, electronics, duck dryers, you name it.
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    Wow, wish RTF could always help us find generous...

    Wow, wish RTF could always help us find generous mentors close by :)
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    I swear my dog recognizes camo clothing! The new...

    I swear my dog recognizes camo clothing! The new fashion trend of regular people wearing camo everywhere sure does confuse her ;)
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    I live in Maine, maybe not as cold as Alaska, but...

    I live in Maine, maybe not as cold as Alaska, but all the water in my area is currently solid, so really depends on where you are located ;)
    I got an August born pup in a very cold October, it...
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    There could be another thing going on. In...

    There could be another thing going on. In competitive obedience many dogs will not come up close enough to a proper "front" position, with front paws right up to handler. This is mostly seen with...
  15. Thread: Feeding tuna

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    Good point! Farm raised salmon is junk. They are...

    Good point! Farm raised salmon is junk. They are kept in such crowded conditions and fed such poor quality food, enough so that it really affects their nutritional value.
  16. Thread: Feeding tuna

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    I feed what I think is a high quality kibble that...

    I feed what I think is a high quality kibble that my Labs have done well on for years. There do seem to be a few proven beneficial ingredients that bags of highly processed kibble cannot provide. So...
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    Yes, Yes, Yes! The days of hunting dogs kept in...

    Yes, Yes, Yes! The days of hunting dogs kept in outside kennels and never allowed in the house are luckily a thing of the past for most retrievers. They are so versatile, my choc Lab bitch is a...
  18. Thread: Colors

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    Lots of good articles re Labrador color genetics...

    Lots of good articles re Labrador color genetics available online, here are 2 resources . Has to do with "hidden" color genes. The coat color the dog displays is not only color genes he carries.
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  19. Thread: Need help!

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    Assuming there is no physical problem with her...

    Assuming there is no physical problem with her vision that is causing her to use stickmen as a crutch on longer marks???
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    Yippee! Just what we need for our youngster....

    Yippee! Just what we need for our youngster. Heard that this was "in the works" quite a while ago. Glad to hear it is almost time to order.
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    A Lab shaking their head has always been an ear...

    A Lab shaking their head has always been an ear infection at my house :(
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    I live in Maine where it can snow from October to...

    I live in Maine where it can snow from October to April. It used to be accepted practice to stop flea, tick and heartworm prevention for 4-6 months, now it is all recommended year round. Climate...
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    There are crazy people everywhere in the world....

    There are crazy people everywhere in the world. No statistics to prove one area is any more prone than another. I have lived in several New England states, Washington and Texas, plus visited over...
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    Sometime diarrhea will occur as stool cannot pass...

    Sometime diarrhea will occur as stool cannot pass blockage, but sounds like may be an illness. If you check his temp you will have more valuable info for your vet. Hope all is ok after vet visit in...
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    We have owned many spayed females. The only one...

    We have owned many spayed females. The only one that had issue with urine leakage was a mixed breed that was spayed by the shelter as a VERY young puppy, probably less than 10wks old. She developed...
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