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    It is definitely a style issue, but what was the...

    It is definitely a style issue, but what was the dog's attitude? Tail up, wagging, ears up? Tail down, overall look of wanting to be somewhere else? Speed is not a criterion in and of itself. ...
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    In thirty years I have never used anesthetic for...

    In thirty years I have never used anesthetic for hips and elbows. All of my dogs have graded good or excellent, clear elbows.

    Meredith
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    That is what I thought...that it was a toxic...

    That is what I thought...that it was a toxic reaction. She tossed what was left of her bag of food, claims he didn't get into anything inappropriate but we all know they are Labradors and they are...
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    Odd behavior/reaction in a dog

    This is a pup of mine, two-and-a-half years old. Owner reported this to me last night:

    "I wanted to let you know Walter had a seizure yesterday. He is fine. It lasted for almost 30 minutes, but...
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    Radiant heat is NOT cheap. We are building a new...

    Radiant heat is NOT cheap. We are building a new home now with it, and we decided it was too expensive for the kennel.

    Meredith
  6. Well then I got cheated out of an excellent. I...

    Well then I got cheated out of an excellent. I will contact them to see what the deal is.

    Meredith
  7. No, for excellent it has to be all three. I have...

    No, for excellent it has to be all three. I have a couple of those too.

    Meredith
  8. I use yellows in the Bumper Boy and browns in the...

    I use yellows in the Bumper Boy and browns in the blank pistol.

    Meredith
  9. Friends of mine had a Flat-Coat that came in...

    Friends of mine had a Flat-Coat that came in every three months and she had two litters with natural breedings. I don't think you can make an assessment that the bitch won't breed unless you know...
  10. Nope. That is just her normal. I have one that...

    Nope. That is just her normal. I have one that has had a heat every six months since she was six months old, and another who has only had one heat a year, so at the same age, the first dog has had...
  11. And what about dogs that receive two excellents...

    And what about dogs that receive two excellents and one good rating from the three evaluating veterinarians, but are assigned a "good" final evaluation? I have had two girls fall into this category....
  12. Thread: Box mats

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    Contact info for Lou's product?

    Contact info for Lou's product?
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    Ears and teething

    OK I have read on this forum people talking about a pup's ears going goofy during teething and I thought that was pretty goofy.

    Well my current pup has just gotten goofy folds in her ears, as she...
  14. Thread: Artificial turf

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    Artificial turf

    We are considering artificial grass in the puppy pen. It will be an area that will be difficult to mow, and if I don't have to mow around all the puppy toys, that would be great. Since it would be...
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    Congrats on the new pup! Best way to work on a...

    Congrats on the new pup! Best way to work on a good return on a little pup is to use a hallway if you have one. Close all the doors so the only way to go is back to you. Short sessions of a couple...
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    Thanks. I have relayed your suggestions. ...

    Thanks. I have relayed your suggestions. Outdoor kennel wouldn't work because she would bark all the time.

    They don't want to fence--even though it wouldn't take much to do because of neighbor...
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    bark collar and invisible fence collar

    Sister-in-law has an Airdale. They have a tiny backyard in town and have conditioned the dog to the invisible fence.

    Since she is a terrier she likes to bark. Neighbors have complained and the...
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    If the dog ever had interest in retrieving, I...

    If the dog ever had interest in retrieving, I would agree with others here that something happened to make it a chore instead of a vocation. I would also suggest the Hillman info on building desire....
  19. Thread: Airing Yard

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    And unless you compact it, the pea gravel is easy...

    And unless you compact it, the pea gravel is easy to dig in. We made our airing yard multiple layers of limestone, different sizes (large to small) and then compacted it.

    Meredith
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    Could definitely be a false pregnancy, or just...

    Could definitely be a false pregnancy, or just hormonal changes. Heat cycles can really mess with their heads and bodies.

    Meredith
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    Another way to approach it is don't change the...

    Another way to approach it is don't change the food, but cut back and add fillers such as canned green beans (low salt kind). Dogs think they are getting a treat, but the veges help fill them up.
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    I thought AKC didn't allow you to list other...

    I thought AKC didn't allow you to list other club's titles in AKC materials? When I was HT secretary, we had to remove all non-AKC titles before putting programs together.

    Meredith
  23. Thread: Health certs

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    Orthopedic Foundation for Animals: www.offa.org...

    Orthopedic Foundation for Animals: www.offa.org
    For at least hips and elbows. Need dog's registered name (spelling must match) or dog's AKC registration number.

    CNM white list for CNM results. ...
  24. My husband says "leave it" is the most important...

    My husband says "leave it" is the most important command I teach the dogs. They will pick up all sorts of things outside and in the house--saves mouth sweeps and stomach problems. I use it more in...
  25. Thread: Cost to spay

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    I would suggest you check to see if there is a...

    I would suggest you check to see if there is a spay clinic in your area. Not familar with youru region for prices--in the Midwest where I lived until recently, a spay on a Lab was about $400 with...
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