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  1. I guess it would depend on the behavior? I don't...

    I guess it would depend on the behavior? I don't use such things, personally.
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    At that age, 3/4 cup three times a day is about...

    At that age, 3/4 cup three times a day is about right for your puppy's size. My bigger pups (15-17 lbs at 8 weeks) were eating more like a cup 3x per day. If your puppy is inhaling, you can try a...
  3. Photo Shoot for Field & Stream Magazine

    Linus had a photo shoot for Field & Stream magazine. It was in a studio with a green screen. A wide open space with hardwood and lots of natural light, and lots of props from Cabelas like kayaks,...
  4. In order to train it, you have to ensure he's not...

    In order to train it, you have to ensure he's not continuing to be rewarded. If you cannot use a gate or fear that it won't work, then you can crate him while you are cooking/prepping meals....
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    Congrats!

    Congrats!
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    Fun! Agility is a blast!

    Fun! Agility is a blast!
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    I personally LOVE FDSA classes and have been...

    I personally LOVE FDSA classes and have been taking them for about five years now!
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    I have not, but a lot of people I know have....

    I have not, but a lot of people I know have. Waiting one or two heats can resolve it. So, you wait. And, if not, then you can manage and see how it goes or you can opt for a vulvaplasty (basically a...
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    This is a great conclusion. Outside classes are...

    This is a great conclusion. Outside classes are HARD and 10 puppies? That's a LOT. An hour is hard, too.
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    I don't use leash pops or "uh-uh" and I can train...

    I don't use leash pops or "uh-uh" and I can train my puppy in a Home Depot, in the middle of an agility trial, etc. He did not come to me a focused puppy! Presto, despite being a confused hormonal...
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    This is all very normal. Classes can be hard for...

    This is all very normal. Classes can be hard for some puppies.

    A few things to consider:
    * The barking is probably more about frustration and over-arousal. I don't do the bark/hush/treat. It...
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    Presto is 9 months old!

    Presto is nine months old...boy does time fly!

    Life has gotten in the way of much formal training these days, and I am trying to make a few life changes that allow for better work/life balance in...
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    Sometimes dogs sniff as an avoidance behavior. If...

    Sometimes dogs sniff as an avoidance behavior. If you're pressuring him to fetch the ball, for example, he may disengage and avoid the situation because he doesn't understand or doesn't want to. It's...
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    I went back to ProPlan for mine. However, one of...

    I went back to ProPlan for mine. However, one of my dogs has SIBO and is on a Royal Canin prescription diet and doing really well. I'd try both, even rotate, and see how it goes and what works best...
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    Eating stuff: She could be hungry. She could feel...

    Eating stuff: She could be hungry. She could feel nauseous. Could be nerves, too, perhaps as a result of hormone changes?

    Reactivity: Could be hormonal or not feeling well. Studies show that...
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    Thanks! I should have mentioned that all but the...

    Thanks! I should have mentioned that all but the ribbon photo was taken by Joe Camp, trial photographer.
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    Agility Debut & New Title!

    Linus and I had our agility debut this weekend. After casually taking agility classes over the past 18 months, I found myself getting a bit more into it. I never really thought Linus would be...
  19. Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
  20. Thread: Mr. Humpy

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    A lot of times it's from over stimulation and a...

    A lot of times it's from over stimulation and a focus on the other dogs. I personally am not a fan of just putting dogs in a room or a backyard to wrestle. I prefer walking with them, hiking, things...
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    My new pup, Presto, has a GCH dad (also MH and...

    My new pup, Presto, has a GCH dad (also MH and halfway to his OTCH). His pedigree is mostly conformation with a sprinkling of JH titles. He doesn't look like the same dog between conformation and...
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    It will be fun! If you plan on getting your...

    It will be fun! If you plan on getting your tracking title, you are required to give the dog a certain amount of line. Just something to keep in mind.

    The handler will follow the dog at a...
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    Crate, crate toys and a cone. And some patience....

    Crate, crate toys and a cone. And some patience. Might get her used to wearing a shirt or something when you are home as that keeps some dogs from bothering the site. Is the vet keeping her...
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    If you want to stick with the garden name, I like...

    If you want to stick with the garden name, I like Hawthorn and call him Thorn.
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    I dabble with Presto. It takes time for most dogs...

    I dabble with Presto. It takes time for most dogs to figure out the straight line, but once they do, there is pulling. You also have to give them line, so he could take off or do some zoomies. It's...
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