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    HOW do you set up your retrieves with this puppy?...

    HOW do you set up your retrieves with this puppy?

    IIRC, back in the days when the sources you are using were popular, we saw this kind of thing all the time.

    Here's what I suggest. No...
  2. Thread: Dogs on doves

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    Some dogs are amazing on doves, and some seem...

    Some dogs are amazing on doves, and some seem clueless about how to find them. We've had both Labs and Chesapeakes that were brilliant.

    Amy Dahl
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    Yes. Amy Dahl

    Yes.

    Amy Dahl
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    I think the gene for short tails (as in Pembroke...

    I think the gene for short tails (as in Pembroke Welsh Corgis) is both dominant and lethal. So in the hypothetical case of a genetically stub-tailed sire breeding a Labrador bitch, the sire would be...
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    My suggestion for site improvement: add a "like"...

    My suggestion for site improvement: add a "like" function.
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    One time when I was at my local emergency vet,...

    One time when I was at my local emergency vet, they had a young puppy they were giving blood transfusions. I can't remember if the issue was bleeding or low red count, but the cause was that the...
  7. I personally agree with Swampcollie, but will...

    I personally agree with Swampcollie, but will point out that there is a place you can go to put your options in perspective: a good repro vet.

    General-practice vets tend to be very spay/neuter...
  8. Thread: Chewy.com

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    I find chewy really useful for stuff I use...

    I find chewy really useful for stuff I use occasionally. I don't want to hunt around for it locally, only to find somewhere a single dusty bag with an expired date, or else that the only source is...
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    Good for you! Hope you have a great time with...

    Good for you! Hope you have a great time with this pup.

    Amy Dahl
  10. Thread: Gun shy lab

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    Enjoyed the rant. Something to remember when...

    Enjoyed the rant.

    Something to remember when reading tips on introducing gunfire: the overwhelming majority of Labs have low sensitivity and low inclination to associate fear with sound. In...
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    Suggest you read the current recommendations on...

    Suggest you read the current recommendations on vaccinations http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/news/documents/ClinicalSciences...VaccinationGuidelines.pdf . They are now recommending a series of three,...
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    Interesting. I have always figured because we're...

    Interesting. I have always figured because we're there ALL DAY might as well hang out with a dog some. I haven't been offended by other dogs in the gallery; in fact I got to meet and pet Lottie in...
  13. (NC) Southern Scoundrel of Westwind*** x Oak Hill Jade b 6-19-2014

    "Rhett" a.k.a. Southern Scoundrel of Westwind (OFA CB-10239G25-M-VPI, CB-EL2162-M-VPI, CB-EYE223/37M-VPI, CB-DM968/0M; Westwind's Doux Mistral x Westwind Rudy's Hannah of LPK) x "Jade" a.k.a. Oak...
  14. I read the whole article, and my impression was...

    I read the whole article, and my impression was that the best thing you can do is leave her intact. Secure her during her seasons, of course.

    Amy Dahl
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    I recently read this interesting article about...

    I recently read this interesting article about dog/child interactions. It doesn't directly address the situation you described, but is a great reminder that dogs and children are often on really...
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    John and I talked with Mike about this once. ...

    John and I talked with Mike about this once. Mike is (at least was at the time) of the "don't repeat marks" school, and John and I advocate repeating marks. Turns out our decision-making on when to...
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    Congratulations Marc! Amy Dahl

    Congratulations Marc!

    Amy Dahl
  18. It would be a mistake to see this as analogous to...

    It would be a mistake to see this as analogous to the attempt to correct the tend in conformation. The standard was written for conformation judging and has changed little; as the letter says, it's...
  19. Thread: Mourer-Foster

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    I got that from your initial post. I stand by...

    I got that from your initial post. I stand by what I said.

    Amy Dahl
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    It's normal to get a different response when...

    It's normal to get a different response when you're away from home. I suggest starting very simple and practicing easy, short recalls when you are out in the field.

    Do you ever run away when...
  21. Thread: Mourer-Foster

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    I have the a Kennel Pro policy and have always...

    I have the a Kennel Pro policy and have always been impressed with Mourer-Foster's responsiveness and professionalism. When I want a change, have a question, need a certificate, etc. they are prompt...
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    IMHO there is an inherent problem with animal...

    IMHO there is an inherent problem with animal care of all kinds--it attracts people who "love animals" and may not have thought hard about the responsibility end. I really see this when interviewing...
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    Maybe what we need is a title handlers can earn....

    Maybe what we need is a title handlers can earn.

    Amy Dahl
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    There seem to be a lot of members of the general...

    There seem to be a lot of members of the general public who think that if it's on wheels and a dog is inside, the dog is in imminent danger of dying from the heat. The mechanism of heat buildup...
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    Wow, I am still doing four or five feedings at...

    Wow, I am still doing four or five feedings at that age. I continue four feedings beyond 8 weeks with my personal puppies. I have always read that "frequent small meals are best" for developing a...
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