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  1. Thread: Getting in shape

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    That's awesome, love it. Much easier on joints...

    That's awesome, love it. Much easier on joints too. Now I have an excuse to buy one of those swimming pools that flow the water and you swim in place. It can double for dog exercise. "See Honey, can...
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    My dogs sit side by side, that way I can be sure...

    My dogs sit side by side, that way I can be sure no one has creeped. Makes it easier for send back drills too, they go to the same spot and only get released when they hear their name. I use my...
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    Since I train alone much of the time, and do a...

    Since I train alone much of the time, and do a significant amount of remote sends, or stand alones with 2 dogs, it is pretty hard to tell one dog "no bird" at 200-250 yards away. So I will always...
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    My question in this scenario with multiple dogs...

    My question in this scenario with multiple dogs all trained to go for marks on “back”, how do you teach the dogs it’s their turn or not so they don’t all go on back?
  5. Thread: Canned dog food

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    This! There is something going on that is...

    This! There is something going on that is affecting appetite.
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    Agree, I use a fan to dry faster and keep flies...

    Agree, I use a fan to dry faster and keep flies off, but if you get any fly eggs they will be killed in the freezer. I wrap mine in puppy pads, let them dry while I am training and re-use. I usually...
  7. That's a big problem. I have a specialist that...

    That's a big problem. I have a specialist that will do a screening for under $200, OFA paper and all. But the other one in town wants to charge the same as a full diagnostic for a animal with a heart...
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    Labmagic-what part of SW Ohio are you in?? I have...

    Labmagic-what part of SW Ohio are you in?? I have converted 7 different BB launchers to use Sportdog electronics. I am not to far away, also in SW Ohio, maybe I can help you out. Go to the "test...
  9. I agree with Meredith's post. I personally would...

    I agree with Meredith's post. I personally would never breed a dog afected with anything hips, TVD and on and on. Personally I like Penn hip better than OFA, but ususally do both. Its just a starting...
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    Is that a Cowboys hat your wearing? might be...

    Is that a Cowboys hat your wearing? might be dangerous in certain parts on MN��
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    You can, but they will still go into heat, and...

    You can, but they will still go into heat, and have the problems associated with elevated estrogen levels. I see no reason to leave them as there is no advantage, I personally would consider it...
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    I will always spay a female that I do not intend...

    I will always spay a female that I do not intend to breed or breed anymore, not till after 18 months of age though. It’s not “throwing the baby out with the bath water”. The risk of pyometra as they...
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    It's not so much a specific temp as it is...

    It's not so much a specific temp as it is symptoms. People will be shocked how high the temp can get when working, but when they are showing signs of heat stress then take a temp and start cooling....
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    I have re-wired 3 two shooters, 2 four shooters,...

    I have re-wired 3 two shooters, 2 four shooters, and 2 single shots from parts. All run on Sportdog, since it is the only one that can handle more than 2 machines. I am connect 2 4 shooters to one...
  15. Thread: Marking help

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    Agree with Paul. Birds are very helpful, however...

    Agree with Paul. Birds are very helpful, however realize dogs are naturally dependent of their sense of smell. You do need to teach them to mark with their eyes and not be overly relying on that...
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    Whether they show it or not, all females...

    Whether they show it or not, all females experience the hormones of false pregnancy after a heat. I was at a hunt test years ago, sitting on the ground with my dog in the shade waiting for our turn...
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    You have to contact the airline, each has their...

    You have to contact the airline, each has their own rules about traveling pets.
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    Plastic crates strapped snug along the front of...

    Plastic crates strapped snug along the front of the bed has worked for me. Easy and light to pull out when I need the full bed. I have a 3 dog box that is lighter than most, but it is a pain to put...
  19. No one ever asks in my experience. In my 6...

    No one ever asks in my experience. In my 6 generations of breeding dog, I have had one pup that had crucial rupture. That was the second litter of my first female. She has 3 litters total. In my...
  20. Thread: Winger options

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    Deer cart would work but I find them heavy, at...

    Deer cart would work but I find them heavy, at least mine is. I'll see if I can re-assemble and post some pics. I like having my hands at my side and not behind me as they would be in a deer cart,...
  21. Blood panel run??

    Blood panel run??
  22. Thread: Winger options

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    The best way to transport wingers for me was to...

    The best way to transport wingers for me was to build a rickshaw. I took an old canoe carrier, removed the pads the boat sits on and attached 2x4s to those brackets. Drilled a hole in each side of...
  23. No doubt, plus there are species of lepto we...

    No doubt, plus there are species of lepto we don't have any vaccine for and there is little to no cross protection. But it's the best we can do "for now".
  24. Just an FYI, titers are usually as expensive as...

    Just an FYI, titers are usually as expensive as the vaccine, and titers do not tell the whole story of immunity. I agree viral vaccines can last over a year, depending on which vaccine it is and the...
  25. Seems to me there should be an APP FOR THAT....

    Seems to me there should be an APP FOR THAT. Here's an opportunity for some tech minded retriever owner to cash in. Not only keep medical but also, trial info, training notes, etc.
    Turns out there...
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