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  1. Oh, then it sounds like you need to be more...

    Oh, then it sounds like you need to be more interesting!

    Have a treat,na ball, a toy, praise, engagement, whatever, do not allow the sit faced away, by moving back, interrupting her sit, rewarding...
  2. Thread: Dewclaws

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    Have had IWs 46 years. The first 40, we...

    Have had IWs 46 years.

    The first 40, we removed dewclaws at day 3. Had a greyhound breeder friend who we would do each other's puppies, it was too hard to do one's own! The friend would come and...
  3. It depends upon your goal, how you handle this. ...

    It depends upon your goal, how you handle this.

    If you are wanting to do AKC Obedience competition, you must have a good "front" recall- absolutely centered and close.

    So you must decide what...
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    No disrespect meant for either breed, but might...

    No disrespect meant for either breed, but might you consider an English Shepherd?

    There are some locally that are kicking BC and Aussie butt in Agility and Obedience, and they seem as if they...
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    Thanks, Clanter! Yes, we knew about the two...

    Thanks, Clanter!

    Yes, we knew about the two sides of the mother board, had already gone through both sides,so needed to get a new one, but now have a "spare side" when this one goes.

    I think...
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    We have one that I think is called a Patriot, it...

    We have one that I think is called a Patriot, it has been OK, but has had its problems, which usually my husband could solve. Recently it had a problem he couldn't solve, and we hired a Gate Repair...
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    Depends upon your interests! I have a whole...

    Depends upon your interests!

    I have a whole bunch of breed- specific groups, and then:
    Puppy Culture Discussion Group
    Canine Fertility, Reproduction & Neonatal Issues
    Canine Genetics...
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    Thanks, I just sent a PM, hope you got it!

    Thanks, I just sent a PM, hope you got it!
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    I think I replied to your PM with Linda's contact...

    I think I replied to your PM with Linda's contact info, but then I got a message saying I had no more room, so deleted some PMs and hope my PM to you went through- if it did not, please PM me again....
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    You are quite right, Brittanies are much more...

    You are quite right, Brittanies are much more "amateur friendly" as far as the conformation ring goes. In fact my friend, who has handled many of her Labs and ESs to their championships, decided to...
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    I do have a friend with really nice English...

    I do have a friend with really nice English Setters, she has a litter, has orange male show quality boy whose prospective owner backed out as they wanted a blue....PM me if interested (NC)

    I know...
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    How kind of you to say that! Yes, Irish...

    How kind of you to say that!

    Yes, Irish Wolfhounds are considered to be a giant breed, in fact they are considered the tallest breed, though not the heaviest. Our bitches are usually around 150...
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    I hear you! Have a 4 year old intact IW that I...

    I hear you!

    Have a 4 year old intact IW that I bred, trying to figure the risks/ advantages of an ovary-sparing spay vs leaving intact. Managing an intact bitch here is not a problem.

    I would...
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    How does she dump or carry the bucket away if the...

    How does she dump or carry the bucket away if the handle is clipped to something? With a large enough bucket and the right clips, I have a hard time seeing this....

    I usuaally clip it wither...
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    We use flat-sided stainless steel buckets of...

    We use flat-sided stainless steel buckets of various sizes that clip with a double-ended snap to the fence or whatever.

    You must keep it in the shade or it will become hot.

    Some dogs don't seem...
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    Oh gosh $400? Why don't you just buy a puppy...

    Oh gosh $400?

    Why don't you just buy a puppy from a responsible breeder, not like this one would not find another home....

    From a responsible breeder you'd get health testing of the parents,...
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    Why don't you Google pediatric spay/ neuter? ...

    Why don't you Google pediatric spay/ neuter?

    It is definitely not in the best interest of the health of the dog, according to all research.

    It is a political thing, done because of concern for...
  18. OP, you can, and should, teach your dog to eat...

    OP, you can, and should, teach your dog to eat meals. This technique has worked for so many dogs, you will not regret using it:

    http://sue-eh.ca/page24/page39/

    You are doing the right thing in...
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    Thanks, Bicostal! Things have just kind of...

    Thanks, Bicostal! Things have just kind of evolved over time....you are so right, facilities for Irish Wolfhounds have to be somewhere between "convential dog" and "horse" in terms of size,...
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    Well I don't actually agree that Irish Wolfhounds...

    Well I don't actually agree that Irish Wolfhounds are "massively overbred". I get that some breeds and mixes still are.

    I have volunteered at my county animal shelter, where I personally...
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    I am sure I would really appreciate and love your...

    I am sure I would really appreciate and love your beagle street mutt, who is clearly a delightful individual .

    I love many of my friends' dogs for who they are, and have owned and fostered many...
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    I'm still hearing a little of that "a dog is a...

    I'm still hearing a little of that "a dog is a dog" mentality, though I appreciate the acknowledgement that some breeds tend to be more successful at some performance activities.

    However, I think...
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    I like to be able to keep bitches in heat and...

    I like to be able to keep bitches in heat and intact males entirely separate, visually as well as what they can smell. It is also nice, if you have an intact male who might be used by others who...
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    I'm sorry, but saying "a dog is a dog" is as...

    I'm sorry, but saying "a dog is a dog" is as silly as saying "a horse is a horse".

    I have owned my particular breed of dog for 46 years, and have exhibited in conformation and obedience, and now...
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    There are so many more tragic tales than this,...

    There are so many more tragic tales than this, even than I've had- this was just my most recent so fresh in my mind.

    I had bred the 2015 National Specialty Winner. Bred her to the 2014 National...
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