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  1. RoadKill: Thanks for the suggestion. Layne is a...

    RoadKill: Thanks for the suggestion. Layne is a great fellow and I've arranged to have Charley go there. I really appreciate your kindness in replying with useful information (as opposed to some...
  2. thanks. I'm going to see him tomorrow. ...

    thanks. I'm going to see him tomorrow.

    Jchristi
  3. I'm in Milwaukee. What is the name of the...

    I'm in Milwaukee. What is the name of the trainer, if you don't mind? -- Jchristi
  4. Need Recommendation for Wisconsin Trainer March 2013

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a Wisconsin based trainer for my 9 month female lab. We'll be spending March in AZ and no dogs are allowed. So it will be a good chance for my pup to learn from...
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    Thanks for the comments everyone. My take away...

    Thanks for the comments everyone. My take away is that (1) I need to be able to enforce every command; (2) Back to basics on obedience training; (3) give her more exercise, so she isn't frantic out...
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    Lab behaves with collar, but resists without

    My 9 month old female lab is a bucket full of energy and drive. She is crazy for birds and retrieving. Here is my problem. I have had my hands full with obedience training from the beginning due...
  7. Thanks for the advice folks. I'm sure that deep...

    Thanks for the advice folks. I'm sure that deep breaths will be involved. She has a lot of talent, voltage and drive. I will definitely try the "go-slow" sit approach next time out.

    I've been...
  8. 8 month lab grabs agressively for bird after retreive

    My 8 month old female Lab, Charley, has come along very nicely (thanks in part to the great advice I got from contributors on her reluctance to swim a few months ago). I'm now pheasant hunting with...
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    Thanks for the advice from everyone. I can see...

    Thanks for the advice from everyone. I can see that patience is the key. I'll keep giving her chances and try to get some other dogs involved as examples for her to follow.

    Jchristi
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    Four Month Lab Resists Swimming

    At about 21/2 months my female black lab fell into our swimming pool (I was off fishing, so it was my fault). According to my wife, who pulled her out, she swam like a champ (the dog, not my wife),...
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