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    Haha! No, can't do that cause I just pulled two...

    Haha! No, can't do that cause I just pulled two tricks on em by claiming to be getting a pup to raise as started (2yrs ago and still have dog) and giving a puppy to our son so I could be "keeping...
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    Thanks. Okay some good thoughts and basically as...

    Thanks. Okay some good thoughts and basically as I suspected. I would certainly ask for details if the dogs were parents of a litter I was interested in. Is PennHip very commonly used with Labradors?...
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    Skipping the Hip OFAs??

    For the 3rd time lately I have run across a dog with OFA elbows normal but hips not listed at all. Is there some reason someone would do only elbows and not hips? Or do them at separate times?...
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    Getting serious on hunt tests

    JH completed and 2 solid seasons of duck hunting with "practical" handling and blinds. Spouse hunts, I test. Spouse allows bank cheating, and practically any line as long as dog can be handled to the...
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    This is one of those threads that has me shaking...

    This is one of those threads that has me shaking my head, realizing how much I have to learn. Next week is Juvenile weekend and after that we start seriously working towards senior. A long road, it...
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    Yes, I am noticing that :D Great minds!

    Yes, I am noticing that :D
    Great minds!
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    21406 Sigh.

    21406

    Sigh.
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    Haha Bridget! I would so need that, but I'd have...

    Haha Bridget! I would so need that, but I'd have to add GSPs too. So both the other pups have to stay here. One is a board/train. The other is my son's dog and first attempt at training a versatile...
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    Addiction issues

    Suppose you had too many dogs. Suppose it was 5 of you own and 4 boarders. Hypothetically speaking, of course. Suppose 2 of those are retired seniors, but 2 are under 6 months. Suppose you have been...
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    (TN) Finished Boykin or Eng. cocker

    Looking for a finished Boykin or English cocker for a client. Will be house dog, duck and dove hunted, possibly quail hunted. Future Owner travel and hunts regularly.
    Email me at...
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    Shipped to Me 30/25 (33lb bag) is $31.15 32/32...

    Shipped to Me
    30/25 (33lb bag) is $31.15
    32/32 (44lb bag) $42
    Mixed pallets are ~ $1 more per bag
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    (TN) Inukshuk Dog Food

    Looking to split a pallet of 30/25 or 32/32 or mixed of Inukshuk. Fed about 8 bags out and loved it. Dogs held weight well, and my hard keepers put on weight in late fall which is practically unheard...
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    Yes, but is it common for them to be trained to...

    Yes, but is it common for them to be trained to sit to flush? Most steadiness during and after the flush is trained, though some take much less than others. But classically pointing dogs are trained...
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    Pointing retriever question

    Innocent question from a mostly GSP person: Is it commonplace for the pointing labs to sit to flush like a flushing dog, after the point?
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    She is doing much much better, but it's still...

    She is doing much much better, but it's still going to be slow with her. She is retrieving and handling VERY short light happy sessions of obedience. Thanks all for the advice. It seems a combination...
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    Agree with above advice. Also thank you for...

    Agree with above advice.
    Also thank you for your service! We are still independent today, and I thank you for that!
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    Gear storage

    How do you store all the launchers and equipment so it is neat but ready for frequent use? Can you describe or post photos of your training stuff storage?
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    Chris Krausse, those are my thoughts too. She...

    Chris Krausse, those are my thoughts too. She follows me around while I feed the goats, pigeons and weed the garden. She comes up to me well now for petting, but has no interest in treats. Barely...
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    She's a Boykin. I worked with her littermate...

    She's a Boykin. I worked with her littermate brother and he's bold as can be. He jumped in like he belonged here, and learned very quickly. But he also goes absolutely everywhere with his owner. She...
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    Under socialized dogs

    How do you all deal with dogs who come in under socialized, afraid of kennels, other dogs, new people, pick at food, lose interest in play, etc. do you find letting them settle in or pushing them...
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    :rolleyes: people are crazy. I would have had a...

    :rolleyes: people are crazy. I would have had a tough time not laughing out loud at that kind of question!
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    That was my point as well --as stated above....

    That was my point as well --as stated above. Kills me when people argue the bonding issue. I have had several dogs seeming VERY bonded to us that didn't join the family until well into adulthood. The...
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    That bonding issue is where Mr. Wolters did a...

    That bonding issue is where Mr. Wolters did a diservice to dogs. I understand his point was to not "farm raise" dogs in a kennel without socializing them, but he WAY OVERSTRESSES the bonding. Or...
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    Sharon, that is about the scummiest thing I have heard. People are the weak link in this dog world.
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    In my experience with other breeds, the lower jaw...

    In my experience with other breeds, the lower jaw grows slower. Minor Overbites will sometimes correct, level puppy bites or very tight bites often go under, and puppies with under bites rarely...
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