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    I received a call from the Vet last night and the...

    I received a call from the Vet last night and the specialists could not see anything in the X-rays. They recommended doing some kind of scan if available. Sorry I cannot remember what the scan was...
  2. I have a pup that is just a little older than...

    I have a pup that is just a little older than your pup. For most of the summer my kids have been letting him out throughout the day to air out. There have been a couple days when he was left in his...
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    I will be doing everything I can to keep Ryker...

    I will be doing everything I can to keep Ryker and the kids at bay. I think now that I we have seen the vet, the kids will understand better that Ryker needs to rest for a couple of weeks. Come to...
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    Wayne, We have tried the no horse play for the...

    Wayne,

    We have tried the no horse play for the past 24 hours. When you have 3 kids at home that are use to playing fetch while watching TV sure makes it hard to get in the R&R.

    Well good news....
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    gmhr1, Yes this is my regular vet. To be...

    gmhr1,

    Yes this is my regular vet. To be honest with you this only my second dog and my first time ever seeing a vet on a regular basis. I'll see what the vet has to say about the x-rays first. As...
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    I stopped it at the Vets this morning. As you...

    I stopped it at the Vets this morning. As you would know it may pup did not have a limp at all this morning when I took him in. The Vet played around with his paw/leg for a while trying to determine...
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    Vet visit in the AM

    My pup has an unwanted vet appointment scheduled for the morning. Over the past 2-3 weeks I have noticed that my soon to be 9 month old lab has a small limp on his front right leg. At first I thought...
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    Grouse and upland game start in September and...

    Grouse and upland game start in September and Waterfowl the first of Oct. I will not need the vest until the end of Oct or mid Nov when daily temps could start dropping in the the freezing range....
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    Let me clarify some things. When upland game hunt...

    Let me clarify some things. When upland game hunt I usually wait until the end of the season when most hunters have stopped. So even when upland game hunting the temp are usually on the low side. I...
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    I started running with my lab last week in...

    I started running with my lab last week in preparation for a 1/2 marathon the last week of October. When we first started he was done after about a mile. Today we went for a mile and half run and he...
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    Hunting vest

    I have decided that for this years hunting season I am going to get my lab a hunting vest. So I recently started to research them to see what was available. In the little bit of research that I have...
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    Most of my bumpers do not have the air valve on...

    Most of my bumpers do not have the air valve on them. I have never felt like I needed to add weight to the bumpers to get the distance retrieves I wanted. This particular one I purchased because my...
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    Lucky Dog bumper air valves

    My kids left out one of my Lucky dog plastic bumpers last night and my pup polled the air stop valve out. Needless to sat I have no idea where the valve is now. Is there a way to replace the valve? I...
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    I thought that I was going to go through this...

    I thought that I was going to go through this exact same thing last night. We had put my pup out in the backyard to run while the family went to my boys baseball games. When we got home we could not...
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    My pup preferred the 2" canvas ones while he was...

    My pup preferred the 2" canvas ones while he was teething. Now that he has finished teething I like to use these.

    http://www.gundogsupply.com/sofknobplasd.html in black/white or all white color. ...
  16. I have a out side kennel that I will be doing the...

    I have a out side kennel that I will be doing the same thing with this summer. I plan on using the stepping stones like Cleo mentioned. If you are not particular to the stones matching each other...
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    Mitty, You have any more information on the...

    Mitty,

    You have any more information on the Hunt test being held this weekend? Is this as Saturday only or will it be going all weekend? I would love to stop by but I have a couple other plans...
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    BJ, I don't know anyone close by that I could...

    BJ,

    I don't know anyone close by that I could go to for assistance. I have done some searching in the area for an active retriever club to see if I could get some pointers that way. The nearest...
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    Loose hold question

    I have a 6 ½ month old black lab that I started hold training on last Friday. For today’s drills I started working with him on moving from one side of the tailgate to the other while holding a roller...
  20. With it being summer time now and most water...

    With it being summer time now and most water temps are relatively warm I would say that you can start introducing your pup any time. The pups attitude towards water would determain just how much I...
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    The launchers that I am look at are the hand held...

    The launchers that I am look at are the hand held devices similar to the RTR launcher. Launchers like the Bumper boy and/or The Thunder are out of my (wife's acceptable) price range for now.

    I do...
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    launcher or starter pistol

    I am looking into picking up ether a launcher or a starter pistol for training. The goal here is to get my lab conditioned to the load noise as well as getting him conditioned to look for bumpers on...
  23. First off you need to burn off some of that...

    First off you need to burn off some of that energy your dog has. Take him on daily walks for 30-40 minutes. This may be a chore to start out with as he is going to want to run. Over time should...
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    I was thinking the same thing "Bug bits". My...

    I was thinking the same thing "Bug bits". My brother had a dog once that had some kind of skin cancer and it looked similar to this but much worse. I'll keep my eye on it for the next week or so to...
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    Wart like marks

    While out working with my pup this morning I noticed that he had some marks around his eye that appears to be some type of wart. I have not noticed these before but they could have been there all the...
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