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  1. "Stop holding the reins like a bleeding heart...

    "Stop holding the reins like a bleeding heart liberal!"

    (whatever my politics may be, my instructor was 100% right)
  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. You had a special...

    I'm so sorry for your loss. You had a special relationship.
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    Well, Joe has specialized in terrorizing you but...

    Well, Joe has specialized in terrorizing you but coming through in the end so I do hope this is more of the same. Good luck with the docs and may you both come through unscathed. No hot tub for you!...
  4. Call Perdue and ask for a referral. ...

    Call Perdue and ask for a referral.
    http://www.vet.purdue.edu/animalbehavior/
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    Blackmouthed curs are routinely shipped up to the...

    Blackmouthed curs are routinely shipped up to the Northeast through rescues. For us, they are rescue dogs rather than anything fancy.

    I really like the breed so I kind of hope you have one. Smart...
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    Yah- definitely depends on where she lives. No...

    Yah- definitely depends on where she lives. No matter what, they are a nice-looking litter. Have fun!
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    Agree with Marshfield. I like pugs quite a bit,...

    Agree with Marshfield. I like pugs quite a bit, but the mixes I have met have been temperamentally difficult or aggressive.
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    Blackmouthed cur seems more likely, I think?...

    Blackmouthed cur seems more likely, I think? Seems like Anatolians are a rare enough breed that there wouldn't be puppies labeled mixes. But blackmouthed curs are really nice dogs so it's a win no...
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    Thundershirt. ASAP. Makes a huge difference in...

    Thundershirt. ASAP. Makes a huge difference in my noise-terrified older dog.

    Also, if you happen to be at the vet, check thyroid levels. Same dog was much more fearful when he had low thyroid...
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    My son was in the same facility with her last...

    My son was in the same facility with her last August. They are a strange bunch at that facility. They didn't really seem to want to release my son either, even though it was clearly time to go home.
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    Good for you. May you have years of peaceful...

    Good for you. May you have years of peaceful companionship together.
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    He's very pretty. I hope you are finding your...

    He's very pretty. I hope you are finding your peace with him at home, too.
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    I was an adult at 21. I was taking care of my...

    I was an adult at 21. I was taking care of my dying mother and running a household for my grieving father. Real life slapped me upside my head 3 days after graduation from college. Not everyone is...
  14. Agreed- no toys at the dog park. It's like...

    Agreed- no toys at the dog park. It's like bringing 1 cupcake to Kindergarten- someone is going to cry. Actually, Fetch at a dog park unless you are alone is not a great idea. The other dogs cannot...
  15. Well done. You must be very proud!

    Well done. You must be very proud!
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    Coldwater Creek is going out of business so do...

    Coldwater Creek is going out of business so do your final buying now!
  17. I felt like a failure after my c-section as well...

    I felt like a failure after my c-section as well and my baby definitely would not have survived a vaginal birth. He barely survived the c-section, was slow to start, had hypoxia and a resultant brain...
  18. When I was a teen I did a wonderful clinic with...

    When I was a teen I did a wonderful clinic with an Alexander instructor and a dressage instructor. It was called "Alexander Technique on and off the horse" and was really super. She has since passed...
  19. You might also involve some resistance stretches....

    You might also involve some resistance stretches. Bob Cooley is a bonkers nutcase but he does have some good resistance stretches which permanently fixed an extremely tight adductor muscle in my...
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    The thing about the friends' dogs vs the classes...

    The thing about the friends' dogs vs the classes is that in classes everyone is there to learn and help each other with the training process. I do classes (competition stuff) and also train in an...
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    Same freshman dorm. We were 18. Married at 24,...

    Same freshman dorm. We were 18. Married at 24, still best friends 23 years later.
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    She'll need a long walk/activity time *before*...

    She'll need a long walk/activity time *before* work as well. Plan on at least 3 40-minute brain & physical activity times a day, plus potty breaks after naps, before/after playtime, before/after...
  23. Jingles and good luck! One way around the pride...

    Jingles and good luck! One way around the pride thing maybe is to butter her up- "I know you've been such a loving home for pup. We could never replace what he has with you. You're so busy that we...
  24. I'm so sorry. It is always so hard.

    I'm so sorry. It is always so hard.
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    Yes- with rough collies sometimes they put a...

    Yes- with rough collies sometimes they put a nylon over the paw and poke the nails through so hair doesn't get caught.

    I will admit that my big Dremel is not as easy to manipulate as the little...
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