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    Parents' names

    Dam is Layla < Sire Dixie's Gem < Dam Tess

    Sire is Bedlamb Koda < Sire Bedlamb Torm < Dam Pepper

    My vet just informed me it is uncommon for ABCA breeders to use kennel names. She also said most...
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    Registered Name Ideas

    OK COTHers, my new guy’s transfer papers were sent back, so I have a second chance at choosing his registered name. I was thinking *“Dixie’s He’s a Keeper” cuz he is.

    *Oops I had the wrong...
  3. Oooh Marshfield, I was just reading about the...

    Oooh Marshfield, I was just reading about the Empowerment class. I haven't seen that word much within dog training. Reading the title, I thought about building up a soft or timid dog. The syllabus...
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    And Labs are the air ferns of the horse world...

    And Labs are the air ferns of the horse world :lol:. Try not to compare their calorie consumption too much. It's a big difference and makes your eyes pop outta your head (and your wallet shrivel up...
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    Doh! Did anyone suggest he drag a light line on...

    Doh! Did anyone suggest he drag a light line on his harness 24/7? That is always a good idea with a new dog and would avoid the issue.

    I've found getting a martingale off over the head can be...
  6. OP, I see you got one specific recommendation. I...

    OP, I see you got one specific recommendation. I hope this discussion has helped identify factors to look at when shopping for an agility program.


    The spin-off convo in this thread:



    I...
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    Clever idea! A garden border fence along the...

    Clever idea! A garden border fence along the sides of the rim of the crate might deter him and kitties could squeeze through or jump over.
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    Here's a lowrider! :tickled_pink:

    Here's a lowrider! :tickled_pink:
  9. Where are you located? Depending on your state,...

    Where are you located? Depending on your state, some of us can give specific suggestions for instruction and facilities. The Fenzi Academy has a fun little winter agility class online now. "Agility...
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    Boxes on top of the crate with kitty-sized access...

    Boxes on top of the crate with kitty-sized access holes?
  11. Old thread, Casey. Resurrected from Aug 2013 by a...

    Old thread, Casey. Resurrected from Aug 2013 by a greenie advertising something.
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    Rule #1. Do NOT let your children do anything...

    Rule #1. Do NOT let your children do anything with his leash/collar/harness ever.

    My little dog dislikes being leashed up. Part of the problem is a giant human looming over a little dog. Part of...
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    Socks peeking out over the top of [street] boots...

    Socks peeking out over the top of [street] boots is a current trend in fashion. Manufacturers are designing the top cuff of boot socks with an extra eye to looks, as the socks are supposed to show....
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    A fun read...

    A fun read about showing fat dogs, from Praire Dobe Companion blog two years ago after the glaringly obese Lab took Westminster.

    I'm not immune to the fat show dog issue. When I show my dogs at a...
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    I've gone through a few rounds of this recently...

    I've gone through a few rounds of this recently with adolescent Border Collies from various rescue-type backgrounds.

    1) It takes time to add weight correctly. You want to add muscle, not fat.
    ...
  16. Block access to the kitchen, increase Annie's...

    Block access to the kitchen, increase Annie's exercise, and teach impulse control.

    Read Shirley Chong's surprising approach to food stealing.
  17. I went grocery shopping last night and forgot...

    I went grocery shopping last night and forgot kitty litter to combat ice. Shoot! I saw a woman with a couple boxes of some sort of ice cream and a pack of Mike's Hard Lemonade. I like her style!
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    Restrained Recalls with Michael Ellis...

    Restrained Recalls with Michael Ellis

    There are a hundred ways to work impulse control. Google:
    Susan Garrett "It's Yer Choice"
    Sophia Yin "Learn to Earn"
    Kikopup impulse control
    Sue Ailsby...
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    Trick training (sit up, wave, hand stand, bow,...

    Trick training (sit up, wave, hand stand, bow, back up, roll over, fetch socks; the first three being particularly physically challenging)
    Conditioning (puppy push ups, balance equip, individual paw...
  20. Fourth or fifth the recommendation for Primo...

    Fourth or fifth the recommendation for Primo Pads. If that doesn't work, I once saw instruction for making a pad on Belg L list serve. The jist of it is:

    Take a piece of 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch...
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    This bears repeating.
  22. Drop cloth

    Drop cloth
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    Yikes! Sure. I guess I was wondering what...

    Yikes!



    Sure. I guess I was wondering what is a breeder's "euthanasia kit"? I remember my aunt telling me, 20 years ago, that some breeders (in a merle breed) would drown newborns with way too...
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    The anxiety started a while ago. He's a senior...

    The anxiety started a while ago. He's a senior and a study found social anxiety increases in seniors (defined as 7yo+).

    I don't have any advice besides I'd be looking for a veterinary behaviorist....
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    That sounds like a ringside wive's tail. Or were...

    That sounds like a ringside wive's tail. Or were they referencing euth'ing newborn kittens by means other than injection? "The juice" can only be purchased by a licensed veterinarian who cannot...
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