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    I used electrobraid on my farm. The huge...

    I used electrobraid on my farm. The huge advantage is that you can use t posts every 20 feet or so and you use a hand ratchet to tension the fence so you can easily do it yourself. Plus it doesn't...
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    Ok, that just brought tears to my eyes. Good for...

    Ok, that just brought tears to my eyes. Good for you. Sometimes things happen for a reason and you get the dogs you were supposed to have, not necessarily the dog you thought you wanted! And think...
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    I think it would be great to adopt both. Think...

    I think it would be great to adopt both. Think of it as paying back the soldier for his sacrifice.
  4. I just signed up for the Barrington Mini with my...

    I just signed up for the Barrington Mini with my new mare. She's 16.3. The fences are 2 foot. I hope I'm not too scared! She's my dear friend's old 18yr old broodmare that we put back to work a 1...
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    Except you need to remember to remove the mouse...

    Except you need to remember to remove the mouse traps when YOU want to get on the couch! I'm never used traps for furniture, but they have worked great for counters and end tables. Except for the...
  6. used an old supplements bucket with a tight...

    used an old supplements bucket with a tight fitting lid. Cut small hole for the wires. It's been going strong for several years now.
  7. When I took animal behavior in college, I...

    When I took animal behavior in college, I remember the professor telling us that if we ever wanted to kill the neighbor children, all we had to do was get a a few medium to large sized dogs and leave...
  8. I have one I can leave behind without any issues...

    I have one I can leave behind without any issues and one that I can't. Fortunately the one I leave behind is very good about it. I swear, when I take the mare, he waves goodbye and says, "bye...
  9. I looked into prolotherapy for my shepherd when...

    I looked into prolotherapy for my shepherd when he needed a TPLO on his second knee. It was going to be at least as expensive as the TPLO and the prognosis wasn't as good. My vet said it was really...
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    One of my friends had an Otter hound with massive...

    One of my friends had an Otter hound with massive GI issues. She started feeding raw. Google the BARF diet. Never had another GI issue after she got him off commercial food.
  11. I've used carpet tack strips to keep my cribber...

    I've used carpet tack strips to keep my cribber off my dutch door. Worked like a charm and was the last time I had to rebuild the dutch door. Horse never even got a bloody lip.
  12. Cats are different than dogs. Plus cats can and...

    Cats are different than dogs. Plus cats can and often will go into heat and stay in heat until they are bred. Spaying a dog in heat is not ideal but it's not that unusual.
  13. I sent a blanket back for repair under warentee. ...

    I sent a blanket back for repair under warentee. They did such a great job that for a few moments, I thought they had replaced the blanket with a new one. It was so clean and the repairs were so...
  14. It's not like it's easy to fence a Stradavarious!...

    It's not like it's easy to fence a Stradavarious! So, I would have been shocked that it was stolen too! Especially in Wisconsin where I would imagine the connections to people willing to buy stolen...
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    Just a tip about starting to feed raw bones -...

    Just a tip about starting to feed raw bones - I've always had to hold the bones and encourage the dogs to eat them the first couple of times. It seems weird, but until they realize that it's food...
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    If it's just tarter build up and not acutal teeth...

    If it's just tarter build up and not acutal teeth falling out, I've had remarkable results with feeding raw bones. Both the collie and shepherd were getting pretty thick tarter on their back molers....
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    Purdue did steriod only to my mare. Lasted 2...

    Purdue did steriod only to my mare. Lasted 2 weeks. My local vet redid the hocks a month later using HA. Lasted 1 1/2 yrs. No brainer to me.
  18. I buried my shepherd Becky on the hill too. The...

    I buried my shepherd Becky on the hill too. The hole kept filing with water and we couldn't go as deep as we wanted, but I figured since she always loved to be in the watter, it was fitting. No...
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    ditto

    ditto
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    One of my shepherds was a licker. Mostly my (now...

    One of my shepherds was a licker. Mostly my (now ex-husband). Our breeder suggested he try to build her confidence by laying on the floor with her and encouraging her to play tug-o-war and...
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    I have a 2008, bought as a certified used in...

    I have a 2008, bought as a certified used in 2010. It replace an GMC Sierra. Aside from the time we couldn't get a part due to the earthquake in Japan for a couple of months, it has been (knock on...
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    I put my easy keeper gelding on one this fall. ...

    I put my easy keeper gelding on one this fall. Smart Pak IR, even though he isn't insulin resistant, because it also had fatty acids in it. I am trying to prevent they hives he's gotten the last 2...
  23. I had a mare come in streaming blood from her...

    I had a mare come in streaming blood from her vulva. Turns out she was in heat, backed into an old electric fence insulator and cut herself. It was a small cut but because that area is very...
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    My best friend were just wondering why we don't...

    My best friend were just wondering why we don't live in a condo on the beach. She destroyed a fence line and I had massive hose problems. It's only December and it feels like January. My horse is...
  25. I 2nd the "lay off the OP"! I was just about to...

    I 2nd the "lay off the OP"! I was just about to respond that she be very careful around the cats. That shepherd prey drive is very hard to control. I've had a couple shepherds that were not safe...
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