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    I can not say how thankful I am right now.
    While running the Amateur at Muddy Waters today. My dog went down in the field from over heating
    Had it not been for the help and immediate response, more likely then not would have lost my dog.
    The immense respect that I have for Jeff Schuett, Lydia Fekula, Jeff Vander Zandan and Kurt Hallgren
    and anyone else that helped with saving my dog today.
    I was lucky today that these people were on hand and knew what to do.
    I owe you all.
    And I hope no one else, ever has to go through this.
    Thank You everyone.
    Rick Finger and Banjo

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    Scary stuff- banjo doing ok?
    Goldens Rule !!!

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    So far so good. He did eat well.
    Thanks

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    Sorry to hear he went down but glad to hear of the great reaction of those around you. Here's to a full and speedy recovery.
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    So sorry you and your dog went through such a scary experience, so glad there were experienced people present to help you Hope he continues to do well, best wishes.

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    Not the first time Jeff Schuett has saved a dog at a field trial. Great vet. Kurt is also a very competent vet. Lots of respect for they young man also. Lydia and Jeff V. Are both good dog people.


    sorry this happened Rick...... You have a very nice dog..... But glad there were people there who could help!
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    Thrilled that your dog is going to be OK and that there were great people present to help.

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    Thank You Susan and everyone else. Banjo seems to be doing better this morning
    But what now? How much will this affect future training.
    His body temp was over 110. Will this be more common now?
    I love that dog to much to ever put him through that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfinger View Post
    Thank You Susan and everyone else. Banjo seems to be doing better this morning
    But what now? How much will this affect future training.
    His body temp was over 110. Will this be more common now?
    I love that dog to much to ever put him through that again.
    Rick, glad Banjo is doing well. For my own knowledge only, as most of my dog training life has been spent in cool climates of Alaska and WA state... Now I'm training a year old pup and find myself constantly worrying and scheduling around the weather... What were the weather conditions at the time Banjo got in trouble? Did he have a long hunt in cover? (If you care to talk about it, if not I understand and sorry for putting you on the spot.)
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    Rick, I hope the best for Banjo. I had a dog go down at a trial--he had a temperature of 109.5 degrees. Dr. Jeff immediately came and administered help--had an IV and iced the dog down. My dog was down for one hour. I did not run my dog again in training or field trials, but he is a very nice house pet today. We are very fortunate to have accomplished vets at our trials.
    Jack
    It was impossible, so it took a little longer to accomplish.

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