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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogs4life View Post
    Also, what's your opinion on just throwing some soft fun bumpers around while we figure this out?
    EDIT - The below response is something that I was working on several hours ago. It was sitting on my iPad unsent. Even though I've already posted something, I figured maybe there's a grain of value below, maybe.

    Good luck and I 'm glad your dog will see the vet tomorrow. Chris


    I can not evaluate what is happening since I can not see anything live.

    My my opinion is that you are searching for a suggestion that will give you the fix. My concern is that you can create confusion, frustration and generally degrade good training progress by seeking quick answers from random contributors that have not seen what's happening.

    Nothing is is lost by waiting til the doc evaluates health.

    Who knows? There is a chance that your dog tried hard to do the right thing and somehow hurt his mouth. Maybe he hammered down on a rock or root and it hurt him and confused him. If that's the case, you will need to work through it. That is only one of an endless number do possibilities though.

    Good luck. Be fair, be patient, be reasonable.

    You only get one chance to do it right the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granddaddy View Post
    Any time your dog has a physical condition that interferes with training or is exacerbated by the training you should back off until the condition clears.
    This is the first response to the OP. Imho it answered the OP completely and succinctly.
    I refuse to read the entire thread, but am always amazed how they can go on forever; when IMHO the question has been answered as well as possible

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    Snow in second picture? Frozen bumpers maybe causing irritation making them hard to hold. Vet check would still be number one on my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh345 View Post
    This is the first response to the OP. Imho it answered the OP completely and succinctly.
    I refuse to read the entire thread, but am always amazed how they can go on forever; when IMHO the question has been answered as well as possible
    Pretty easy explanation for that....human nature dictates we only hear ...or read what we want to hear or read.
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    The sore on his lip looks like the one my old dog has had since I got her. It was caused by a hot spot. It has never grown the hair back, been bald for almost 15 years now. I hope your vet helps you and your boy out!
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    Gonna see the vet in a little bit. I'll keep you guys updated!

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    Vet said his gums are inflamed and looked like thy we're ready to bleed but other than they look fine. He gave me some antibiotics and pain meds. He said the gingivitis is causing his gums to hurt when he bites down. Give him the meds for 10 days no training until then.


    Thanks for the help once again. Hopefully these meds get him feeling better so we can get back to doing what he loves to do!

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    Don't know if anyone brought this issue up but bumpers can get pretty hard this time of year and going through all the steps of FF with a dog that goes after the bumper pretty aggressively may be part of your cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogs4life View Post
    Vet said his gums are inflamed and looked like thy we're ready to bleed but other than they look fine. He gave me some antibiotics and pain meds. He said the gingivitis is causing his gums to hurt when he bites down. Give him the meds for 10 days no training until then.


    Thanks for the help once again. Hopefully these meds get him feeling better so we can get back to doing what he loves to do!
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    Gingivitis at 14 months old?
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