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    According to the photos on the website, the...

    According to the photos on the website, the Dry-Grid look very flexible, which would imply they are soft. They have a comfort mat which is described as soft and comfortable.

    I ordered Nat's Mats...
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    Greg on the Dura-grid, does it stay snapped...

    Greg on the Dura-grid, does it stay snapped together? So if you pull them out of your dog box, do the tiles stay snapped together as one mat?

    Meredith
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    NEVER let him out without his collar and make the...

    NEVER let him out without his collar and make the correction count. A little nick is not making the point. He is at that age when some pups rebel and test their boundaries. You are letting him get...
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    That info isn't quite correct. If you do all...

    That info isn't quite correct. If you do all three, it is four JH passes, four SH passes, five MH passes. If you skip JH you need five SH. If you skip SH you need six MH passes.

    Meredith
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    Do you run it every day? We had a Roomba and it...

    Do you run it every day? We had a Roomba and it couldn't keep up. The tiny collection bin filled up after a few minutes and if we weren't there to empty it, that was the end of vacuuming.
    ...
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    There is a whole field called technical writer. ...

    There is a whole field called technical writer. You let the subject matter experts sketch it out, then let the technical writer clean it up.

    Meredith
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    Well the people reading it don't know the...

    Well the people reading it don't know the difference between quiet and quite, advice and advise, spayed and spade...the posts on this site make me cringe at times. I hope a lot of the errors I see...
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    If you can get friends/family together, have them...

    If you can get friends/family together, have them all sit in a room. Have a couple of them wearing hats, maybe someone with a hat on his lap. Give them all dog treats. Tell them not to look at or...
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    If you mean running a progesterone test to see if...

    If you mean running a progesterone test to see if she is coming into heat, you are talking about dropping around a hundred dollars. Better to look at UTI and other things that are easier and less...
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    Yes as soon as they are delivered. The whole...

    Yes as soon as they are delivered. The whole point is to be able to track growth and development, so I record time of birth, weight and band color. I have used the tyvec style "Paper" bands. ...
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    You could also look for an obedience class and...

    You could also look for an obedience class and make your standards HIGH because anything you get at a HT will be below your training standard. Then find a training group, or a pro that will let you...
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    It is very unusual to take the stud to the bitch....

    It is very unusual to take the stud to the bitch. Normally the female is left with the owner of the male. It might be difficult for your dog to be in a new place, being handled by someone he...
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    Your veterinarian may not know about CNM and EIC...

    Your veterinarian may not know about CNM and EIC testing either. Here are the web sites for the information and to order the CNM test kit:

    www.labradorcnm.com
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    Can you change the title of your thread to show...

    Can you change the title of your thread to show the urgency of the situation? Perhaps, "Need surrogate nursing female in VA" or something to that effect.

    Meredith
  15. Thread: Hearing damage?

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    yes, there are tests for deafness. Don't know if...

    yes, there are tests for deafness. Don't know if the average veterinarian is qualified. There are tests used in certain breeds prone to deafness such as Danes and Dalmations. An ophthalmologist I...
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    Training a Retriever Puppy shows each day the pup...

    Training a Retriever Puppy shows each day the pup is trained, but the pup is not trained every day of the week. So what you see is the actual training the pup receives and its progress.

    Meredith
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    I believe if you are feeding a good quality food,...

    I believe if you are feeding a good quality food, you don't need to supplement with anything.

    I am sure you will hear lots of differing opinions, but I think if you don't have a problem, you...
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    There are dozens of tests for different genetic...

    There are dozens of tests for different genetic issues. You can test for hidden color, long coat gene, diseases like Exercise Induced Collapse--EIC, Centronuclear Myopathy--CNM, Progressive Retinal...
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    proper socialization is critical with a one- or...

    proper socialization is critical with a one- or two-pup litter. Try to find another litter you can visit with your pup when the pup is about three weeks old. There was a really good article about...
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    First, if you can find some experienced HT people...

    First, if you can find some experienced HT people to train with, that would be your best bet. Master requires precision that isn't needed in Senior. You may have blinds in between marks, blinds...
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    Can't you work out a payment plan with the...

    Can't you work out a payment plan with the veterinarian? Leaving him untreated will result in a premature death. He may seem healthy now, but it will go downhill fast.

    Meredith
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    yes, I bought a field bred pup two years...

    yes, I bought a field bred pup two years ago--today is his second birthday--on LIMITED registration from a breeder who does basically the same as I do. She offered me full, but I told her I was fine...
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    Sadly the new owners of Budweiser have decided to...

    Sadly the new owners of Budweiser have decided to get rid of the Clydesdales...
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    I have a person designated in my will to take...

    I have a person designated in my will to take care of the dogs. She knows where all the files and registration papers are, so in the event that something happens to both me and my husband, there...
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    THANKS Ahooge. I will always take a a hug :) I...

    THANKS Ahooge. I will always take a a hug :) I do what I have to do to sleep at night.

    I spent 40 years in Iowa and just moved last June to WA.

    Meredith
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