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    I have had dogs for the last 33 years of my life...

    I have had dogs for the last 33 years of my life and never had to leave them crated while I'm away from home. Yes, my dogs are crate trained, as I take them to agility classes and trials. I've also...
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    I don't know about compliance - my horse needs to...

    I don't know about compliance - my horse needs to check the water first (lowers his head, sniffs it) and decide for himself if it looks safe to walk in. If it is clear and he can see the bottom, he...
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    I scribed for the judge at C at one of these CIC...

    I scribed for the judge at C at one of these CIC test rides and he said it was to compare scores/comments between judges at C and at M and "fine tune" before judging competitors.
  4. Hey Bensmom, I was so happy when my order arrived...

    Hey Bensmom, I was so happy when my order arrived today, just in time for my tack cleaning in preparation for a mini event tomorrow! I had a lot of tack to clean, and the soap is so good and nicely...
  5. Thread: US Rider

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    Another former US Rider member who never got help...

    Another former US Rider member who never got help the only time I had to call them. Blown trailer tire, less than 3 miles from nearest town and they couldn't find a tow service that would come...
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    I didn't have time to read all the replies, but I...

    I didn't have time to read all the replies, but I will suggest a citronella bark collar. One of my dogs became reactive to dogs too, fear induced. I had a professional trainer work with us on the...
  7. Which PC manual?

    The only PC manuals my DD got, about 8-9 yrs ago, are updated as far as cooling down a horse. She was taught to sponge or hose down horse with cool or cold water as soon as she got off the horse...
  8. Congrats on 2 very fast, clean runs! I'd also...

    Congrats on 2 very fast, clean runs!

    I'd also try to ignore the rude people and enjoy the fun with your dog.

    As for your reactive dog in a crate: have you tried covering it with something...
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    Don't know about question #1, I assume the judge...

    Don't know about question #1, I assume the judge could mark you down in the collective marks under "Rider", but not in the movements themselves.
    As for #2, yes, you may carry a whip unless in a...
  10. I lost my lab to heat stroke, although this was...

    I lost my lab to heat stroke, although this was after we had re-homed her with our friends who live on a large farm. It was over 90 F, they went out to pick raspberries with grandkids riding their...
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    My Prestige is 16 yrs old and the original floor...

    My Prestige is 16 yrs old and the original floor is still in good condition, according to the people who just did the annual inspection and maintenance on it. The trick for a long lasting floor is to...
  12. I use County saddles for my horse

    Both of my horse's saddles are County with wool flocking and the panels are more "banana" shaped than straight. The County saddle fitter helped me find the models that were best for my sway back...
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    Mine chases the deer

    This is funny, my mini poodle will chase deer whenever we come upon them while trail riding. He thinks he is a deerhound.
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    I also think you need to elevate the hay in a hay...

    I also think you need to elevate the hay in a hay net. Painful to lower head with broken bones in wither and spine.
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    I had the same problem with my youngest dog,...

    I had the same problem with my youngest dog, adopted at 12 mo old. The first few trail rides were a problem, he jumped up at the horse, followed 3 inches behind the hind feet, and thought it was play...
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    My heartfelt condolences to you and Colleen. No...

    My heartfelt condolences to you and Colleen. No parent should go through the pain of losing a child.
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    Dog scene in Bloomington IN?

    I asked about horse boarding in the eventing forum, now I come here to ask about the dog scene in Bloomington IN. I am considering relocating and want to continue doing agility, competing in AKC and...
  18. First of all, my condolences to you. I myself am...

    First of all, my condolences to you. I myself am still grieving the loss of my 16-yr old poodle a little over a month ago.

    In my case, I've lost a few dogs over the years, almost every single one...
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    I'm resurrecting this thread in the hopes all the...

    I'm resurrecting this thread in the hopes all the IN people can give me some advice as to boarding places near Bloomington. I'm also considering relocation to that area and would like to find out...
  20. Thread: Canine dementia

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    I had a dog with dementia and tried anipryl with...

    I had a dog with dementia and tried anipryl with no noticeable results. As Judysmom did, I just treated her as a senile dog and tried to make things easier for her. She didn't know where our house...
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    Well, I have had mini poodles for over 30 yrs and...

    Well, I have had mini poodles for over 30 yrs and I did not recommend one to the OP after reading her list of criteria, mainly because they are very attached to their person and don't do well...
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    I don't have personal experience with Shelties,...

    I don't have personal experience with Shelties, but I know they are very smart and wicked good in agility. If you don't mind the long coat, they fit several of your criteria.
  23. I don't think I ever brought my horse into the...

    I don't think I ever brought my horse into the barn hot and blowing. Sure, he may be hot and blowing after cross country, or jump schooling, even after an intense 45-min dressage lesson, but my horse...
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    Two things helped my older, arthritic dogs:...

    Two things helped my older, arthritic dogs: Adequan, series of 7 injections every 4 days, lasted 2-3 months; and acupuncture.
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    Hugs to you, YC. I also miss my sweet little...

    Hugs to you, YC. I also miss my sweet little Ariel, all 12 lbs of big attitude. Like your dog, mine also loved going on trail rides, right up until this spring when she turned 16. We put her to sleep...
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