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    Who has done TCIs??

    I was planning on driving to stud, but drive time, no place to stay, etc. may make local TCI more sensible and affordable.

    I have done lots of surgical with fresh chilled and frozen, but have...
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    My point is that it (and the other sites) isn't...

    My point is that it (and the other sites) isn't the end-all be-all that some people think it is. I found one of my dogs in there and most of the information was wrong or incomplete. I am not...
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    K9Data is only as good and complete as the...

    K9Data is only as good and complete as the information entered by someone. Lots of dogs aren’t there, or the information is incomplete or incorrect.

    Meredith
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    Here in WA state, it is $200 at clinics and I...

    Here in WA state, it is $200 at clinics and I paid just under that at WSU.

    Meredith
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    I use Gun Dog House Doors from MN. Two types,...

    I use Gun Dog House Doors from MN. Two types, last forever.

    Meredith
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    My experience is that it takes about two weeks...

    My experience is that it takes about two weeks for an adult dog to get used to a new place and about a month to settle into a new routine. Just be kind and consistent with her and help her through...
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    AKC conformation judges are required to excuse...

    AKC conformation judges are required to excuse dogs that do not meet the standard, which includes mis-marks and incorrect colors. It has happened in the past where a silver was dismissed from the...
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    Scores released after first six dogs? What type...

    Scores released after first six dogs? What type of tests are you running? Scores are not released in AKC. You can ask to see your scores at the end of the series, or at the end of the test,...
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    There are several Pro Plan “sport” formulas: one...

    There are several Pro Plan “sport” formulas: one is 30/20, another is 26/16 chicken-based. There are other Sport formulas with different protein sources.

    Meredith
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    I would strongly suggest anyone who has a dog...

    I would strongly suggest anyone who has a dog with a change in behavior have a full thyroid panel run. The other aspect is that many GP veterinarians are not aware of this phenomenon and will think...
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    CHECK THE THYROID!!! Early onset low thyroid can...

    CHECK THE THYROID!!! Early onset low thyroid can cause aggressiveness, anxiety and other odd behaviors.

    To Swampcollielover, Goldens are notorious for thyroid problems. If it is thyroid, no...
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    It is up to the club secretary. Most clubs...

    It is up to the club secretary. Most clubs require proof in writing of a bitch in heat from your veterinarian. I would check to see if they are waiting for the letter.

    Meredith
  13. Thread: OFA tests

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    I agree with most of what has been said UNLESS...

    I agree with most of what has been said UNLESS you plan on doing agility or some other hard-on-the-joints sport. Then I would do hip and elbow x-rays to be sure your dog is sound enough to take the...
  14. I always use a heeling stick or wiffle bat to...

    I always use a heeling stick or wiffle bat to work on breaking rather than the collar. If you only use collar corrections, they know when the collar is gone. With the stick or bat, you can get them...
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    I had a black male that would jump six feet, up,...

    I had a black male that would jump six feet, up, all four feet off the ground. Had a 4-yr old daughter of hers come back to me due to owner’s health and she did the same thing! She also did...
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    Probably don’t need to tell you, but be sure to...

    Probably don’t need to tell you, but be sure to let the breeder know. Those two parents should not be bred together again.

    Meredith
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    I use my iPad with Safari and I have never had a...

    I use my iPad with Safari and I have never had a pop up ad on this site.

    Meredith
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    The way the terms are used and the actual...

    The way the terms are used and the actual definitions are different.

    A British or English Lab is from British/English parents/bloodlines. An American Lab is from US parentage.

    People use the...
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    Just used in-house IDEXX for progesterone testing...

    Just used in-house IDEXX for progesterone testing and we got goofy results. Vet ended up sending out to re-test and is reimbursing for a couple of the tests.

    Meredith
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    Usually each airline has a flat fee based on the...

    Usually each airline has a flat fee based on the size of the crate. Pups are around $250 the last time I shipped one. The hard part is finding SHORT flights, or direct flights.

    I no longer ship...
  21. Thread: Bathing?

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    A healthy Labrador should not stink. I only...

    A healthy Labrador should not stink. I only bathe mine if they roll in something stinky, or maybe rinse them off after being in a nasty pond.

    If your dogs stink, they may have an ear infection,...
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    Dogs have to be able to see the marks, so size is...

    Dogs have to be able to see the marks, so size is a factor. Short dogs have to sit :D

    Meredith
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    Darrin, in AKC we are not allowed to touch the...

    Darrin, in AKC we are not allowed to touch the dog during the test, so a pat on the head would not be allowed. I use “heel” as I turn away from the test to release from the down.

    Meredith
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    Yes I use the down for the honor. Just makes one...

    Yes I use the down for the honor. Just makes one more step before the dog can break. It is also a cue to the dog that “we are done” and it is time to chill. Worked great for my last MH dog. I...
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    Go to a local fencing company. That’s what I...

    Go to a local fencing company. That’s what I have done twice now.

    Meredith
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