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    Behavior chains

    First things first, never reward an unrequested high five. When he volunteers this behavior you don't want, give a three second pause where nothing happens. If he gives this behavior after a...
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    I'm going to ignore the odd hostility and keep...

    I'm going to ignore the odd hostility and keep this thread on topic. Happy holidays to all! This product sounds like an affordable gift for a range of women.



    Hey supershorty, I replied. Thank...
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    Back on topic

    Any difference between brands? In the 'manicure for equestrians' thread, Jamberry and Sally products were mentioned.

    Is there a big difference in products? Reading these two threads has me...
  4. Pile on

    Wow we really ran her off good! That's unfortunate. For all we know, this is the only resource she has pursued and we swiftly sent her packing.

    So much for Christmas spirit.:no:
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    I was waiting to see if anyone would comment, no...

    I was waiting to see if anyone would comment, no one did. Then this thread got bumped up after a week. I'll bite :winkgrin: <pun intended>.



    From what I gather, this org accepts that...
  6. Like a personality test for horse temperaments

    It seems like there are two camps: dogs shall not bite and dogs are animals who will bite in certain circumstances. I wonder what type of horse those two camps are drawn to.



    Along the lines...
  7. Torque on horse's back

    (I rarely post over here so brief credentials: grew up riding Dad's retired team roping horses, Dad never went far with it. When I turned 10yo, he put me in dressage-based lessons so I could ride...
  8. OP, come back! How long have you had this pup?

    OP, come back! How long have you had this pup?
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    I think temperament, trainability, training, and...

    I think temperament, trainability, training, and handling are more important than the dog's athletic ability at all but the elite levels.

    A lot of people say, "Oh my dog is SOOO fast he could do...
  10. Anti-social personaility disorder

    My father has anti-social personality disorder. He raised me and my sister as a single parent. He self-medicated with drugs and became a full-blown addict during my high school and college years.
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    No one saw it?

    No one saw it?
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    "Oops! The page you are looking for could not be...

    "Oops! The page you are looking for could not be found."
  13. Don't trap him

    I'm looking forward to hearing how long you've had him, like others.

    Don't trap him, be that cornering him to pick up or putting him on the bed where he freezes. He needs to believe he has...
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    Are you in NoVA, by chance?

    Are you in NoVA, by chance?
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    Do you have a cookie press? Those are fun and...

    Do you have a cookie press? Those are fun and easy.
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    Hobble episode

    Resurrecting because I just saw the 'breaking to hobbles' episode last week. Three horses were individually hobbled for the first time while the cowboy brother shot standing near-ish the horse.
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    Yes, cook the beef heart low and slow to dry it...

    Yes, cook the beef heart low and slow to dry it out. Then cut up and store in fridge or freezer, depending on how quickly you will use it.

    Google dog treat recipe salmon crack/fudge and tuna...
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    See if there's any NADAC in your area. Where are...

    See if there's any NADAC in your area. Where are you?

    I'd say the majority of handlers I see are slow, fluffy, and retired.
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    Take breaks

    One hour is a loooong time. Take breaks.

    The simple answer is real food. String cheese is easy to handle and throw. Cheese has corn in it :confused:? All-beef hotdogs. Beef heart. Tuna fudge or...
  20. Sounds like you found a bed. The whippet folks I...

    Sounds like you found a bed. The whippet folks I know swear by the big cave beds. Orvis makes seriously cushy beds with bolsters. I scored one on sale. :yes:

    My sister is in ME, near the Orvis...
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    Now what? Where can I find info about adoption?...

    Now what? Where can I find info about adoption? The links posted earlier got me no where. One link didn't work and the Pap Haven site didn't have any info (that I could find).
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    While in the vet's office on Thanksgiving day,...

    While in the vet's office on Thanksgiving day, the owner of the attacking dog texted a photo of their dog's rabies tag. That wouldn't cut it in my area: the vet and AC would require the paper...
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    Too many rescues are hoarders

    I was just thinking about this walking my dogs last night. In the most recent episode I watched, Tia said they had to lease another warehouse to accommodate a total of 400 dogs; in CA they had half...
  24. How exactly is this happening?

    The dog is trespassing onto your property. How? Under supervision of owner? On leash? No owner in sight?

    Have you said anything at all yet?
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    Vet Recheck

    The drains were removed yesterday and vet said pup is healing well :yes:. At this appt, they found there are five holes. It is difficult to tell with the coat. Three are sutured, two are open for...
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