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    I know I said it at the test too, but...

    I know I said it at the test too, but congratulations!
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    That's what I needed to know. It was after the...

    That's what I needed to know. It was after the close. Thanks!
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    Entry express refunds?

    How long does it typically take to get a refund from Entry Express? I scratched a dog for health reasons last weekend prior to the test. Do I need to do anything else or was contacting the event...
  4. I was returned a pup once - owner had unrealistic...

    I was returned a pup once - owner had unrealistic expectations (let the pup run loose without training, then was surprised when he wouldn't work and was gunshy on the first day of the season after a...
  5. Thread: The Belmont

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    The top thoroughbred studs today will cover...

    The top thoroughbred studs today will cover 200-300 mares a season... on a 60-70% first service conception rate that's a lotta foals in AP's expected lifetime.

    Some of the studs in Kentucky work...
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    Thanks all. I'd be working with Dr Pew in Salt...

    Thanks all. I'd be working with Dr Pew in Salt Lake. (Comments welcome by PM.) It's about a 5 hr drive for me. I'm going to give it a try, keep fingers and paws crossed for me it works. I sent out...
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    This would be frozen vs fresh side by side; the...

    This would be frozen vs fresh side by side; the second stud is within driving distance but can't do natural cover. Dr Ed what conception rate do you see with tci?
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    Thanks all - that helps. I was quoted somewhere...

    Thanks all - that helps. I was quoted somewhere in that price range. I have the option to go fresh TCI or frozen TCI depending on stud... looking at two now... thought I had a few more months to make...
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    Frozen semen costs?

    What do the expenses associated with frozen semen breeding typically cost? progesterone testing, surgical or transcervical AI, etc? 3 1/2 year old maiden bitch.

    Thanks!
  10. Thread: Insurance?

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    Insurance?

    How many of you have your dogs on a veterinary health insurance plan? If so, what company did you go with? Those of you with FC AFCs - are they also insured for replacement value like the equine...
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    Might be psychological - it hurt to eat the food...

    Might be psychological - it hurt to eat the food last time, he doesn't want it this time.

    Do check his mouth thoroughly. Broken teeth, sticks, bones, etc present? Is he regurgitating at all after...
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    To each his own - but - my dogs have to earn the...

    To each his own - but - my dogs have to earn the right to be out of the crate or kennel unsupervised. Your pup is still digging - therefore she has not earned the right.

    Also - might just be...
  13. Mental exercise tends to be far more exhausting...

    Mental exercise tends to be far more exhausting for a dog than physical exercise.
  14. The key to training successfully is to start...

    The key to training successfully is to start simple, and then gradually and individually increasing the four D's - distance, duration, distractions, difficulty. FF is a huge step in training for the...
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    For those of you commenting on the repeated...

    For those of you commenting on the repeated commands... don't confuse the results of FF with poor handling.

    Poor handling (second commands) is an entirely different issue that's seen everywhere -...
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    Because - as mentioned - it redefines the...

    Because - as mentioned - it redefines the relationship between dog and handler.

    Because it teaches a dog the appropriate way to respond to physical and psychological pressure - and creates a...
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    It's just a way of marking the behavior you want....

    It's just a way of marking the behavior you want.

    I don't use clickers. I do use the word "good" when I have the action/attitude I want. You should transition away from marking *every* good...
  18. ^^This. The only result I've seen from attempting...

    ^^This. The only result I've seen from attempting to handle two dogs at once is to "teach" one or both dogs to ignore your commands. And heaven forbid you need to give two corrections simultaneously...
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    IMO FF isn't done if the dog is still looking...

    IMO FF isn't done if the dog is still looking back for approval/praise/second command. Sounds like the trainer took him to fetch-off-the-ground and neglected to finish the next couple days of...
  20. Thread: JH judges?

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    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. To the...

    Thanks for the suggestions, folks.

    To the other comments - those of us who have competed in a lot of shows/tests/trials often develop judge preferences. Not that we won't show under a judge, but...
  21. Thread: JH judges?

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    Lotta amusing assumptions..... Let me be...

    Lotta amusing assumptions.....

    Let me be clear - I have never judge shopped, like showing under the judges with a sharp pencil, and do not make excuses for my dogs - or myself - in or out of the...
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    Give it a day or two and it'll have all worn off....

    Give it a day or two and it'll have all worn off. I couldn't even keep it on 3 wk old pups for long.

    And, it'd be easier to let it wear off than to clean the nail polish off an 8 wk pup's paws....
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    Yep. I show a *lot* - see my sig line - but...

    Yep.

    I show a *lot* - see my sig line - but this is the first I have ever asked about judges. I have very, very few free days this coming year and would like to make the most of the days I do get...
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    JH judges?

    There's a double header in the Pacific NW area in a couple weeks I'd like to enter.... my work/school schedule is only going to allow me to get away for one day, not both, unfortunately. The judges...
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    Training in Boise, ID area?

    I'm traveling through the Boise area this Friday (I know - short notice), wondered if anyone was training and would be interested in getting together to throw some marks. I'm coming from Washington,...
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