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    There are some gold level folks doing both. Most...

    There are some gold level folks doing both. Most dogs, when it comes to smelling, are naturals. It's so good for them, too.

    He's a pretty waggy boy. Loves to work!

    There is food on the orange...
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    Puppy Tracking

    One sport I've been wanting to try is tracking so I decided to do some foundation work with Presto. I've learned that you can do foundations early on and it's easier for the dog to learn that sport...
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    Sounds like things are settling in. In the...

    Sounds like things are settling in.

    In the evenings, for Presto, I do some training for a few minutes. We play. And, if I need me time, like when I shower, I put him in his crate with a bully...
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    Throw cookies. Bring ones that are big enough to...

    Throw cookies. Bring ones that are big enough to find outside. Use a cue. Enough. Hey. Leave it. Drop it. Whatever. Then just toss some treats on the ground, let her eat them, and then keep going...
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    I would get her checked for a UTI. It's not fair...

    I would get her checked for a UTI. It's not fair to her if she has one, know what I mean? Once you determine whether or not she has one, keep doing what you're doing and be patient.
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    Not sure if Koehler has progressed, but I don't...

    Not sure if Koehler has progressed, but I don't know anyone who uses their methods anymore. Research it and feel free to come to your own conclusions. If anyone told me that, though, I'd suggest they...
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    One thing someone suggested that I thought was...

    One thing someone suggested that I thought was genius, was setting your own alarm to let her out. So, if she gets up at 11pm, 2am and 5am, set your alarm for 10:55pm, 1:55am and 4:55am, to take her...
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    I wouldn't overthink it. :) I use a whistle...

    I wouldn't overthink it. :)

    I use a whistle for field work. One that I get at Gun Dog Supply, not a silent whistle. Usually this one: SportDOG Roy Gonia Whistles and MEGA Whistles. because it...
  9. But I Don’t Need a Show Labrador! by Margaret Wilson

    Margaret Wilson
    November 29 at 8:33 PM
    Permission to share if full credit is included.


    But I Don’t Need a Show Labrador!
    (Originally Written about Newfoundland Dogs by Terri Lewin Gilbert)...
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    Hilarious. She looks like one of those dog toys...

    Hilarious. She looks like one of those dog toys that comes without stuffing!
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    OK, so the dogs won't respond to the voice...

    OK, so the dogs won't respond to the voice without reinforcement. The dogs know it's not "you" but you can condition them to any noise. I was going to suggest something along the lines of what Jeff...
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    This is really confusing. So, you call and...

    This is really confusing. So, you call and whistle, but is that in person or over the microphone?

    For the dog that poops, can you exercise him in the morning to help move things along or crate...
  13. Thread: Puppies

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    Here are the tests the parents should have...

    Here are the tests the parents should have received: Why Genetic Testing Is Important in Labradors

    Are the breeders members of the clubs listed above?
  14. Thread: Sad news

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    So sorry for your loss.

    So sorry for your loss.
  15. Thread: Puppies

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    Look at your local breed club website. Be...

    Look at your local breed club website. Be prepared to get on a list. Unless you get lucky, which happens sometimes, puppies on the ground are spoken for when it comes to good breeders. Sometimes...
  16. Thread: Barking!

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    With frustration barking, I feel like it's often...

    With frustration barking, I feel like it's often either the dog doesn't know how to win or the dog is somehow being reinforced for the barking, so they do it, then get mad because it's not working,...
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    Cool. This makes more sense to me. :)

    Cool. This makes more sense to me. :)
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    There is a lot of conflicting information on the...

    There is a lot of conflicting information on the internet. Some people do flooding, which is now frowned upon. Some people feed the dog or have strangers feed. Also frowned upon these days. I'm not...
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    Trade rocks for cookies. He might start picking...

    Trade rocks for cookies. He might start picking them up and bringing them to you, but will grow out of it. If you start opening their mouth physically, many dogs will begin to take their contraband...
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    It could be a self-soothing behavior, like...

    It could be a self-soothing behavior, like chewing nails, playing with your own hair, rocking back and forth.
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    Or it's an OCD type of behavior. ;)

    Or it's an OCD type of behavior. ;)
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    I feed my cat Nutrisource and have fed it to my...

    I feed my cat Nutrisource and have fed it to my dogs in rotation. I like it.
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    I take him to several beaches, but the one we go...

    I take him to several beaches, but the one we go to most is in Washougal, WA on the Columbia River. :)
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    You should look at some of the FDSA classes that...

    You should look at some of the FDSA classes that start December 1. You can do them at bronze for $65. I would suggest:

    Training Levels (1) with Sue Ailsby (she is the author the famous training...
  25. I'll go first! 2018 Linus: My plan was to...

    I'll go first!

    2018

    Linus:
    My plan was to finally start trialing in AKC Obedience again and see how far we could get. We did, and achieved our CD with three tries and scores in the 190s, two...
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