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    Foxtrot - good idea about nutrition/hydration. ...

    Foxtrot - good idea about nutrition/hydration. Unfortunately, that is on my "to do" list each time and it just gives me more energy :) - oh well, the dogs enjoy the walk
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    OP I wouldnt worry about "only" getting 6 hours...

    OP I wouldnt worry about "only" getting 6 hours sleep! As others have said, just go to bed/sleep later :)

    If you do wake up, dont lie around in bed tossing and turning - get up, read a book,...
  3. Agree that the programme is not bright and shiny...

    Agree that the programme is not bright and shiny by a large galaxy. But the programme is about gross consumerisation and self indulgence - what the song is criticising.
  4. Anyone who made the TV programme...

    Anyone who made the TV programme "Californication" actually read the lyrics???
  5. It's the start of winter here in New Zealand. ...

    It's the start of winter here in New Zealand. The prevalance of "Safety Black" - as we call it - on pedestrians and cyclists on our unlit rural roads and in our small towns is amazing! I handed a...
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    Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses, Too old to rock and...

    Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses, Too old to rock and roll too young to die
    Uriah Heap - Lady in Black
    Lorde - Royals album
    On Repeat!!

    WHAT am I thinking????
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    HI - Just to note that, here in NZ, there are...

    HI - Just to note that, here in NZ, there are four levels of CGC. YOu are correct that e-collars are not permitted unless you have a very very good reason and get NZKC approval first. We are not...
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    Thanks for those good tails! Since reading...

    Thanks for those good tails! Since reading Patricial McConnell, I have become very aware of my body language so I am going to presume this dog will help me "speak" better canine.

    (My BCs, I am...
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    Training deaf dogs

    Hi - I train Canine Good Citizen (sort of domestic obedience with an exam) at our local dog club.

    Most dogs I train are labs, BCs, mixes, mastiffs etc - young, old and in between. But I have...
  10. A friend of mine who does competitive obedience...

    A friend of mine who does competitive obedience and agility became a little tired of making her dogs up to Grand Champions in 3 years or less ... so got a Chihuhaha (sp??) as she thought that would...
  11. If you have a good down-stay, dont practice...

    If you have a good down-stay, dont practice down-stays until your sit stay is better.

    Some suggestions that I have had work:
    Get out your clicker and mix up the length of the stay. Intersperse...
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    Oh yes, the Lab rug! Ask my fibia joint how...

    Oh yes, the Lab rug! Ask my fibia joint how often it has gone out tripping over the lab rug! At least the BCs can get out of my way! :D :D
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    If you work in a shelter or animal control, your...

    If you work in a shelter or animal control, your experience is biased to un-disciplined, un-ruly or not-well-socialised dogs of whatever breed(s). Further, these dogs (of whatever breed, including...
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    PLEASE READ MY POST AGAIN!!! You have obviously...

    PLEASE READ MY POST AGAIN!!! You have obviously not read it at all - or at least comprehended what I wrote.

    Yes, in general, labs are fabulous - in my opinion.
    Did I say that every lab was??? NO!...
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    If you DEFINITELY cant identify a Pit, how do you...

    If you DEFINITELY cant identify a Pit, how do you know that the loveable child hugging dogs that you claim are exemplary models of perfect pits? Yep, they may be as the more general "dogs" (and good...
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    Doing the right thing at the right time for the...

    Doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason - regardless of whether or not the "herd" is doing so.
    Being kind (but direct) in what you say and what you do - regardless of what you...
  17. OP - if this had been me and the dish was not one...

    OP - if this had been me and the dish was not one of my "OH MY GOD, the VOMIT NOW " foods, I would have just eaten a mouth-ful and just played with the remainder. (Yes, I have done that.)
    ...
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    And this is what I dont like about most religions...

    And this is what I dont like about most religions - essentially hating the sinner for the crime they committed. If God is all-forgiving - which I remember is one of the attributes - then your friend...
  19. I hate it - it is usually very inaccurate. ...

    I hate it - it is usually very inaccurate.

    Fine, if the horse just gets so darned mad that it starts tossing it's toys out of the box - then, yes, if you come off then you were thrown.

    Fine, if...
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    My main airport is Wellington New Zealand -put it...

    My main airport is Wellington New Zealand -put it this way, pilots are rated for NZ or NZ and Wellington. Short runway , cross-winds, a harbour on one side, a notorious sea strait on the other. Most...
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    Looks like fun - wish I had the guts to do it :D...

    Looks like fun - wish I had the guts to do it :D

    Horses look experienced. Certainly no thrashing around etc to get out. Loved all of the greys and some of those roman-nosed bays were pretty...
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    Neuter him and then work on the hand-shyness. ...

    Neuter him and then work on the hand-shyness. Good advice above and I would recommend Patricia McConnell's books. She was recommended on an earlier thread ans I got het book " the other end of the...
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    When I am riding my older mare, I am calm...

    When I am riding my older mare, I am calm confident. My younger mare, a lot less. I was out with a group - mu older mare doesnt do that well on big groups - and I had a couple of Arab riders trying...
  24. Okay- in AUSTRALIA (where these dogs come from) -...

    Okay- in AUSTRALIA (where these dogs come from) - a HEELER is NOT an Australian Cattle Dog. Yes, Heelers are "red" and "blue" but that is mainly the coat colouring and you can generally work out...
  25. Hi - please remember that the Australian cattle...

    Hi - please remember that the Australian cattle dog is not a heeler which is not a kelpie whi h is not a Australian Shepherd. A lot of people mix them up (not that I am saying that in this case)....
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