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    ONLY if used properly!!!!

    I currently have a 16 mo old ESS up at a field trainer's kennel - and he has him on a shock collar at the lowest setting -- and only to 'break' concentration and have him follow a command i.e. COME!...
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    The vials should have a label that can be placed...

    The vials should have a label that can be placed on the health records you maintain. Most breeders give their own shots this way (Vets hate it because they don't get paid 4-5x what the cost is). ...
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    here's pics of Cowboy --- he is FIELD so does not...

    here's pics of Cowboy --- he is FIELD so does not look like a conformation springer -- lots of people think he's a Brittany
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    Why I am even considering (not for the pup or...

    Why I am even considering (not for the pup or fee) is the ability he has shown so far (still more training and field testing to come). His breeder has his parents and grandparents - all good/clear,...
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    Cowboy will jump in the river, stream and pool,...

    Cowboy will jump in the river, stream and pool, run under the hose, etc.... but HATES getting a 'bath'...
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    To neuter or not?

    In general I am FOR neutering. We have chosen not to neuter Cowboy until he completes field training and we see how he does at a few trials. Cowboy is a Champion bred field ESS - who if he lives up...
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    Get the corporate # and file complaints against...

    Get the corporate # and file complaints against the employee and manager --- and have your animal control in there after their butts too.

    Hope Nanook got some extra loves because of the insolent...
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    Poll: Most definately! Cowboy is a field dog - and...

    Most definately!

    Cowboy is a field dog - and crashes through everything with ticks, fleas, etc -- not to mention the squirrels he loves to chase with rabies.
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    I love the last pic! Cav's are companion dogs...

    I love the last pic!

    Cav's are companion dogs - been bred that way for centuries. If you see pups climb all over mother dog and snuggle next to her -- she's feeling your heartbeat (very...
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    opposite thoughts

    rather than keeping her in the house or tied up outside... you need to socialize her - deliberately and with a plan.

    Get others in on it - give them treats, and then walk her on leash , making...
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    He's Home

    Cowboy is home - on a bland diet, laxatives, etc -- the next 2 days will tell if it comes out on it's own or they go in for it.

    Poor guy had IVs, catheters, etc -- all over a plastic vaccum brush.
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    What's the word?

    What's the word?
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    Emergency Vet visit

    Well, DH in his rush to get out of the house this morning knocked an attachment off the vacuum cleaner in the closet - Cowboy got it, chewed and ate it, threw up some of it, and is now at the vet...
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    Don't give up on Scrappy yet

    He's starting into puppy adolesence (his teenage years) and will be recalitrant, moody, disobedient, etc

    I am a beleiver in 'positive re-enforcement' training over clicker --- you always have love...
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    HTH - a referral

    I have had White Alsatians (White Shepherds). I love GSDs and they can be a good companion if they are socialized and exercised.

    I don't know of a breeder in FL but the owner of Cowboy's...
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    My 'hunter'

    ESS are what is known as a 'versatile' gun dog - they flush and retrieve. He will flush and retrieve pheasant and grouse and be used to retrieve ducks and doves. Their natural reward is the...
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    A Crate!

    A crate is like a den to a dog- it is NOT doggy jail or prison. And it will save your relationship with your dog.

    Also a puppy can only 'hold it' for about 2 hours longer than his age in months -...
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    Teach this 'on lead'

    start with a 6 foot lead and just drop the ball/toy, then say 'bring', let her go to it, say 'bring' and pop the leash to get her to return to you, repeat maybe 5 times max at any one time. When...
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    They are absolutely adorable... they both look...

    They are absolutely adorable... they both look very elegant with their new cuts... and that Jasper is a handsome fellow too.
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    Raise her crate

    if she is crate trained - get or build a 'base for it... or even just build a 'cube' and put a mutt mat on it for her. It can be her 'place' -- teach her to go there when you say place and very soon...
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