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    My 2 year old had a nagging cough for about three...

    My 2 year old had a nagging cough for about three months. Sometimes I didn't hear a cough for days and then he'd just start again. As normanj said, if I pressed on his trachea he'd cough. He...
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    The Invitational is an off lead heel about twice...

    The Invitational is an off lead heel about twice as long as the Utility heel. Even on lead the dogs get dinged pretty quick just as you discovered.



    I have done it on occasion. It's not...
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    Interesting replies. It sounds like a lot of it...

    Interesting replies. It sounds like a lot of it is due to dog's inexperience in testing/new situations. We run into this a lot in the versatile tests, too. So many people don't train in an...
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    On the Line

    I've read here and heard people infer that bringing dogs to the line in a HT can be difficult for the younger dogs. What is it that is difficult? Are they just wound so tight that they will not sit...
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    Yeah, now see, I didn't need that visual!

    Yeah, now see, I didn't need that visual!
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    Well, if you're asking because you're going to...

    Well, if you're asking because you're going to give me some free stuff then I like everything. :razz:
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    Yep, I'm looking forward to it, too. I'm very...

    Yep, I'm looking forward to it, too. I'm very interested in training with retriever guys so I can learn more. We do lots of retrieving work in NAVHDA but it's not "retriever" work.

    I've been...
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    Thanks Julie. I'll take a look. Brad, I had...

    Thanks Julie. I'll take a look.

    Brad, I had two Vizslas before the Pudelpointer. The first one was a nice looker but gun shy and overall had problems. The second was a go getter. There are...
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    Thanks for the help!

    Thanks for the help!
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    Do you mean what Sunrise said?

    Do you mean what Sunrise said?
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    Thanks FOM for the kind words about the dogs....

    Thanks FOM for the kind words about the dogs. They are pretty nice dogs even if they aren't real retrievers. They do get the job done in a duck blind, though.

    Yes he's a pointer. In the MH for a...
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    I should probably introduce what I've already...

    I should probably introduce what I've already done with this dog. First, he's a shorthair. He finished his AKC MH this spring at 23 months old. He earned the maximum score in the NAVHDA Utility...
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    Teach Turn and Sit?

    I don't care so much to have my dog sit and face me but I'd like to teach him to turn and face me on the whistle so I can give him a direction command. How do you go about teaching that? I have my...
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