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    I know it can be hard to do in the heat of the...

    I know it can be hard to do in the heat of the moment, trying to find a place for an animal in urgent need, but please do your best to vet the placement. Even short term, stop gap homes can be a...
  2. OP, I am so sorry this happened to you! I am glad...

    OP, I am so sorry this happened to you! I am glad nobody was injured, though. That is the bright side for sure.
    Sheilah
  3. This is such a refreshing attitude. And one that...

    This is such a refreshing attitude. And one that will surely be successful for you, the animal you bring home and your family!
    Sheilah
  4. OP, chalk it up to a really crappy breeder trying...

    OP, chalk it up to a really crappy breeder trying to divert your attention from how crappy they are.
    Sheilah
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    For those of you who have watched it, why do you...

    For those of you who have watched it, why do you think the one guy decided to finish on his own like that?

    That just seemed so pig headed to me.
    Sheilah
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    I loved the sound of their feet as they ran off...

    I loved the sound of their feet as they ran off in the video. I think the vet's age estimate is right on target. I see some terrier in him, but I also see a little cattle dog, too.

    He looks like...
  7. I saw the lady who I sometimes train with on that...

    I saw the lady who I sometimes train with on that list! Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
    Sheilah
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    What would I do for these horses? I would allow a...

    What would I do for these horses? I would allow a rescue with a better ethical record step in and do what they do, instead of turn a blind eye to the problems at ARM simply in the name of "helping...
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    My thoughts exactly. Sheilah

    My thoughts exactly.
    Sheilah
  10. One of our local instructors was there with her...

    One of our local instructors was there with her gelding Victor, competing at Grand Prix. We are all so proud of them both!!!!!! They will surely be back!
    Sheilah
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    I think a Miniature Poodle would work really...

    I think a Miniature Poodle would work really well. They are super smart and love having a job to do. Actually, my Toy Poodle would do your job nicely as well (except that the peacocks would laugh at...
  12. Godspeed.

    Godspeed.
  13. Thread: Horse Books

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    It is so difficult to find a well written,...

    It is so difficult to find a well written, factually correct horse book geared towards adults. I am a reader and I love horses. It makes me so sad that it is so hard to wed these two passions now...
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    It is very, very difficult to undo the negative...

    It is very, very difficult to undo the negative effect of laser chasing. Once you see any "possible negative" effect? Too late. It isn't just a question of stopping the laser pointing and all will...
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    I am editing my post after reading the last...

    I am editing my post after reading the last update. How wonderful to hear good news!
    Sheilah
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    You have them coming from Idaho! Sheilah

    You have them coming from Idaho!
    Sheilah
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    Speaking as someone who was often called on to...

    Speaking as someone who was often called on to evaluate dogs in the shelter, I can tell you that in just about every case the decision to break up a duo had great results. Most often one of the dogs...
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    I was there both days and really enjoyed the...

    I was there both days and really enjoyed the experience. We did not go for the VIP tents and just had general admission tickets. The volunteers were amazing to deal with, the quality of the horses...
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    [QUOTE=greysfordays;8346748] One question, if...

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    One question, if I at first use a light aid and he ignores do I kick hard and tap with the whip or just tap with the whip? I'm nervous about something Charlotte said...
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    I was at the Charlotte Dujardin clinic/symposium...

    I was at the Charlotte Dujardin clinic/symposium this past weekend at this very thing was addressed with several horse and rider pairs.

    She pointed out instances where the rider asked for more and...
  21. Devonwood Equestrian Center, in Sherwood. Sheilah

    Devonwood Equestrian Center, in Sherwood.
    Sheilah
  22. I am going, too! Sheilah

    I am going, too!
    Sheilah
  23. People can also click on the internet and in an...

    People can also click on the internet and in an hour discover that puppy mills are just fine, responsible breeders are just elitist pigs who won't sell you a pet, housebreaking can be instant if you...
  24. But those people who indiscriminately breed their...

    But those people who indiscriminately breed their animals (for whatever reason-greed, ignorance, laziness) ARE breeders. And I say that as someone who has purchased my last three dogs from breeders. ...
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    With most drivey dogs grabbing the muzzle as a...

    With most drivey dogs grabbing the muzzle as a way to stop mouthy biting is an invitation to play the game of One-Upsmanship and, as you have discovered, encourages more of the same from the puppy....
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