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    Leerburg sells a "how to" video on AI, it is...

    Leerburg sells a "how to" video on AI, it is pretty thorough and not really expensive! http://leerburg.com/127.htm
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    I second this. I absolutely believe there is a...

    I second this. I absolutely believe there is a genetic component to some puppies having really good natural attention. It doesn't mean that others can't learn to have eye contact, because all dogs...
  3. I use treats and markers a lot in my teaching of...

    I use treats and markers a lot in my teaching of behaviors. And as well as teaching returns, I have found it to work extremely well for teaching hold. I do use a small amount of force in my hold, it...
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    Unfortunately, on one of my girls, her chest...

    Unfortunately, on one of my girls, her chest rattle after exercise turned out to be a tumor pressing against her trachea :( The location of the tumor made removal too risky of an option, so we are...
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    My main floor is all laminate, and I have 6+...

    My main floor is all laminate, and I have 6+ house dogs. My dogs have not damaged the floor at ALL in the 2 years I have lived here. And it is not even a high-grade laminate, it is definite cheaper...
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    Looks like a totally normal field lab puppy to...

    Looks like a totally normal field lab puppy to me??? Actually, I think she is much better looking than many I have seen!
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    Not too early! I start leash training the pups in...

    Not too early! I start leash training the pups in my litters at 5-6 weeks old, they usually are all walking great on a leash by the time they leave
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    My pups are weaned to a raw diet, so they get raw...

    My pups are weaned to a raw diet, so they get raw ground beef in their diet as early as 3 weeks old :cool:
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    I think it went all the way up to 11C/52F here...

    I think it went all the way up to 11C/52F here today. It was only 13C/55F in my house this morning when I got up, I actually had to turn the furnace on :o that is just wrong!!!
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    Acquired Myasthenia Gravis

    Anyone have any experience with Acquired Myasthenia Gravis? An almost 7 year old Toller bitch was just diagnosed with this today - the first case I have heard of in a Toller. She was sired by one of...
  11. Thread: kennel cough

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    We are going through a bought of kennel cough...

    We are going through a bought of kennel cough right now, which we likely picked up at a dog show a week ago :( So far 7 out of 10 in my house have come down with it. This one seems to be pretty mild...
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    Poll: I would much prefer to have a dog with dewclaws...

    I would much prefer to have a dog with dewclaws left on! I have never removed dewclaws in my litters (not had any rear dews in my pups so far). I have also never had a single dewclaw injury. I have...
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    Nope! Never had a puppy born here that didn't...

    Nope! Never had a puppy born here that didn't have white markings! :mrgreen:

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    Have to disagree with you there. It might not be...

    Have to disagree with you there. It might not be easy, but it certainly is very possible to run agility successfully with one of the wild maniac, hyper, ready to explode retrievers. I am running one,...
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    I have one, it is a couple years old and still in...

    I have one, it is a couple years old and still in great shape, the color has not faded at all. I am planning on buying some more for my other dogs
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    prey model raw diet!
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    Currently 8 dogs - 5 Tollers, 1 Chessie, 1 Lab, 1...

    Currently 8 dogs - 5 Tollers, 1 Chessie, 1 Lab, 1 Jack Russell Terrorist!
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    I use the TT Junior Receiver on my Toller girls,...

    I use the TT Junior Receiver on my Toller girls, it is very small and light. Although not rechargeable, I have found the battery to last a long time, I change it maybe twice a year at the most
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    Definitely NOT true as far as Optigen goes. I...

    Definitely NOT true as far as Optigen goes. I have a number of Optigen-tested pups showing up on OFA, that do not have other records on OFA. I did run into another problem though, and that was OFA...
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    I have a bunch of the Cabelas bumpers, they are...

    I have a bunch of the Cabelas bumpers, they are definitely soft/pliable, but I have found they are also really slippery and the dogs have a harder time keeping a good hold on them compared to every...
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    I have a Kimar, it was pretty cheap and so far it...

    I have a Kimar, it was pretty cheap and so far it has held up well. Mine is about 3 yrs old. I don't use mine as much as many of you though. When the Kimar dies I plan on replacing it with a GunX
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    My life almost entirely revolves around dogs. I...

    My life almost entirely revolves around dogs. I am a dog groomer, and for hobbies I mainly do flyball, agility, rally, obedience, dockdogs, some conformation, disc dog, hunting, and just starting to...
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    Definitely you need to count 63 days from...

    Definitely you need to count 63 days from ovulation, not from day of breeding. I have had quite a high percentage of litters that have been born 58-59 days after first breeding date! If you are not...
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    As several others have mentioned, an x-pen is a...

    As several others have mentioned, an x-pen is a wonderful thing for pups! I have a 12 wk pup right now. When I am not home or while I am sleeping, she is crated. She is only loose in the house if we...
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    Not a problem with Line-X. My ex-hubby works for...

    Not a problem with Line-X. My ex-hubby works for Line-x, so I had all sorts of dog equipment sprayed, even whelping boxes. Within 24 hrs of spraying there was no odor at all.
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