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    This. Love my BX (really want a front end loader...

    This.
    Love my BX (really want a front end loader for it one of these days), and this hasn't ever been a problem for me, unless I got up into "two point" for some reason - keep your booty in the...
  2. Thread: Icing revisited!

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    You can make these with dish soap, too, if you...

    You can make these with dish soap, too, if you have it on hand. (And you can double bag them to make them hold up a little longer, too.)
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    The girls definitely got jackpots after their...

    The girls definitely got jackpots after their runs, ;)

    The crazy in the Agility rings didn't bother us much at all, but we've been trialling at Dream Park lately, so we're kind of used to that...
  4. I've added these anti fatigue mats...

    I've added these anti fatigue mats http://www.lowes.com/pd_113086-73825-160-0700-35_0__?productId=3595540&Ntt=anti+fatigue+mat&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Danti%2Bfatigue%2Bmat&facetInfo= (cut down to...
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    Pretty well, all things considered! My agility...

    Pretty well, all things considered!
    My agility girl and I went clean 2 of 4 runs, which made me very happy, what with it being our first time at Nationals and all. The best part was that I didn't...
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    I don't love the idea of the welds, and I'd worry...

    I don't love the idea of the welds, and I'd worry about what happens if the horses stop respecting it and rub on it, or crash into it - if the individual panels don't pop free, your whole paddock...
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    What jetsmom said - you really want to keep him...

    What jetsmom said - you really want to keep him as quiet as possible, so unless you're around all the time and can monitor his activity level, I'd crate him. (Assuming, of course, that he settles...
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    I have one of these types (3yo cattle dog/houndx)...

    I have one of these types (3yo cattle dog/houndx) - and what I've learned about him is that it takes him a little while to get "dialed in" to a training session, but that once he's into it, he's a...
  9. Hopefully, for your guy, its just a muscle...

    Hopefully, for your guy, its just a muscle building issue - my friend's dog has a pretty extreme front end (he's a Cardi) and all the practice in the world couldn't make it any easier for him. They...
  10. You've gotten some great training ideas, scruffy,...

    You've gotten some great training ideas, scruffy, and hopefully, one of them will help, but I have to toss this out, just in case.
    Is your guy comfortable in his sit for that long? I only mention...
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    I don't train with them (I live way too far...

    I don't train with them (I live way too far away), but several of my agility friends are instructors at A Click Above, so I'd go for it!
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    Thanks! (And I managed to score is good crating...

    Thanks!
    (And I managed to score is good crating spaces, too! Yay!)
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    Well, if it's first come, first served, I should...

    Well, if it's first come, first served, I should be in good shape - I'm getting there tomorrow to load in for agility, and maybe they'll have the Obedience/Rally crating set up ready by then...
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    Good luck to you, too! Is it just me or does it...

    Good luck to you, too! Is it just me or does it seem like it's been forever since we entered? I'm not working on a RAE (with this girl - I've done a couple with other dogs), so we haven't been in a...
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    Absolutely! Will be doing our Standard Run in...

    Absolutely! Will be doing our Standard Run in Ring 3 (in the Equine Arena). I'd like to get over and check out a little bit of Obedience if I get a chance, and of course, I'll be wandering all over...
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    See ya'll there, then! Especially you,...

    See ya'll there, then!
    Especially you, vtdobes! - I'm running Rally Excellent on Friday, too - with my little brindle Cardi girl. I'm going to apologize in advance in case I'm not super friendly...
  17. New Scent? Does this mean I should hold off on...

    New Scent?
    Does this mean I should hold off on ordering until next month?

    Grapefruit is a particular favorite of mine, but I also adore just good old mint (pepper- or spear-, they're both good)...
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    What cllane1 said! I did the same thing -...

    What cllane1 said!
    I did the same thing - fostered (and then adopted) a HW positive guy from my local animal shelter. He actually came to my house the night after his first injection, and never...
  19. OP, I'm a little farther north (MidAtlantic) and...

    OP, I'm a little farther north (MidAtlantic) and know several good breeders up here, if you're willing to do a little bit of driving. There are a couple of breeders in NC - I don't know them...
  20. Thread: Just So Scared.

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    You will stress and worry and think "Why did I...

    You will stress and worry and think "Why did I ever do this? What was I thinking?!?!"

    And then, the first night that you have one of them in your barn, in your backyard, you will go outside to do...
  21. Yay! Thanks, poltroon - I really loved the site...

    Yay!
    Thanks, poltroon - I really loved the site and was worried that it was gone forever. Looking forward to seeing it back up again someday and thanks for the update!
  22. OP, you're in DE, right? Have you been up to...

    OP, you're in DE, right?

    Have you been up to the Dansko company store? It's up in West Grove, PA and you can find pairs that have really minor imperfections (like, the leather has a tiny crease)...
  23. The Monday Horses is one of my favorites, too,...

    The Monday Horses is one of my favorites, too, and definitely my favorite by Jean Slaughter Doty.

    I'm going to have to hunt down some of the Nancy Caffrey books - I couldn't figure out why the...
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    Yep, that's Nationals and I'll be there with two...

    Yep, that's Nationals and I'll be there with two dogs - one doing agility, one doing Rally.
    Caveat - all that follows is based on Agility and Rally - the Obedience National Championship criteria...
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    OP, I think if you really want to make AKC's...

    OP, I think if you really want to make AKC's Agility Invitationals sooner rather than later, you should take a look at the final eligibility list for Nationals: ...
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