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    Last time I bought a pup, I pulled up to the...

    Last time I bought a pup, I pulled up to the breeder's house and he had just picked up two females from their pen. I looked at him, pointed to his right arm and said "that one", and three seconds...
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    Wasn't it Shayne who put it this way? If every...

    Wasn't it Shayne who put it this way? If every batter that stepped to the plate was able to hit a home run, they'd move the fences back.
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    I've got the "Art and Science of Training a...

    I've got the "Art and Science of Training a Retriever Puppy" available too...PM for info.
  4. ^^^^ This. No verbal...that's more for us than...

    ^^^^ This. No verbal...that's more for us than for the dog. Just reciprocate and move on. They catch on quick.
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    DM is something we still don't have all the...

    DM is something we still don't have all the information on yet. The current recommendation is to not discard carriers, but to only breed them to clears. If all carriers are eliminated, it would...
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    Bob Bertram does wonderful work....he really...

    Bob Bertram does wonderful work....he really captures the personality of each dog. Those eyes....

    I have a giclee canvas print of his on my wall at home, and someday would love to have him do a...
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    Nice job, Seth! (and Arrow, too!)

    Nice job, Seth! (and Arrow, too!)
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    Congrats on the title...and the journey! :)

    Congrats on the title...and the journey! :)
  9. Where do you come up with this stuff??? To my...

    Where do you come up with this stuff??? To my eyes, Dennis was only reminding *all of us* who were offering help that based on past experience it is an exercise in futility.

    And as most folks...
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    I'm very sorry for your loss. :(

    I'm very sorry for your loss. :(
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    Congrats and wishes for continuing success!

    Congrats and wishes for continuing success!
  12. Thanks, Dennis...I'd forgotten that thread and...

    Thanks, Dennis...I'd forgotten that thread and hadn't made the connection. Think I'll go take a puppy for a walk on this bright spring day...Better use of my time. ;)
  13. Sure I have. But it's something I'd see in a...

    Sure I have. But it's something I'd see in a little puppy that's just starting to retrieve, not a dog old enough to be doing pile work, remote sits, etc. ;)
  14. From everything I've read so far, and now reading...

    From everything I've read so far, and now reading that your dog is blinking bumpers and birds (and to make sure we're on the same page, blinking means seeing them and then ignoring them/refusing...
  15. Where's the "Like" button? :)

    Where's the "Like" button? :)
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    Love it! :)

    Love it! :)
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    http://www.labradorcnm.com/

    http://www.labradorcnm.com/
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    Don't forget CNM.

    Don't forget CNM.
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    It's avoidance. But I don't stop stimulation and...

    It's avoidance. But I don't stop stimulation and stand the dog back up, because that allows the "delay of game". I don't care if they are laying down, sideways or upside down. The pinch continues...
  20. I had a couple of dogs with chronic ear crud. ...

    I had a couple of dogs with chronic ear crud. When I switched to a corn-free food, their ears cleared up very quickly, and no problems since.
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    Excellent news! Any progress on finding the ...

    Excellent news! Any progress on finding the !@%$# that set out the poison?
  22. You can always build on small successes. ;)...

    You can always build on small successes. ;) Create the habit of always doing it right, and that will stick. Don't teach the dog that there are other options. ;)
  23. If she does it right for two throws, why not quit...

    If she does it right for two throws, why not quit while you're ahead?
  24. And that is why, whenever somebody drops a dog...

    And that is why, whenever somebody drops a dog off here for training, I ask them what it knows so far, and then suggest they take a walk with me in the field with their dog and show me those skills. ...
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    Happy birthday, Gooser!

    Happy birthday, Gooser!
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