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Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,498
Posted By Liesje
Regardless of lines, if someone wants to do SchH,...

Regardless of lines, if someone wants to do SchH, like they are buying a dog knowing that is their goal, then they should seek out breeders and dogs who enjoy this venue and have success in it.
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Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Liesje
As far as the real protection, SchH didn't do...

As far as the real protection, SchH didn't do that, it's in the dog's genetics or not, but SchH DID help show me what to expect. I now know how my dog will react, where his threshold is, how much he...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,976
Posted By Liesje
I know people that breed and have been breeding...

I know people that breed and have been breeding generations of "hybrid" dogs that cost a fraction of $5K (the ones I know personally are $400), waiting lists are 1-2 years or more and each puppy has...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,262
Posted By Liesje
Worth it for me! - It's a social event for...

Worth it for me!

- It's a social event for me. I love hanging out with a club, talking dogs, pedigrees, current trial results, training theories.
- I learn more about all my dogs when training in...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,498
Posted By Liesje
If it interests you at all, I would start club...

If it interests you at all, I would start club shopping sooner rather than later. The foundation work is absolutely critical, especially when you are new to the sport and style of training, and...
Forum: General Information 05-20-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Liesje
I would say 23-25". Nikon wears a 20-22 and he's...

I would say 23-25". Nikon wears a 20-22 and he's 72lbs.
Forum: Health Issues 05-20-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 523
Posted By Liesje
Which is more "reliable" depends on what you...

Which is more "reliable" depends on what you mean. If you are just looking for a thorough evaluation, I would not bother with either and have someone good at this sort of thing or a specialist take...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-20-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,976
Posted By Liesje
I guess 19 pages in, my answer to the question...

I guess 19 pages in, my answer to the question "Why do puppies cost so much?" is "What are we defining as 'cost so much'?"

I've seen a $5000 figure thrown around, but my experience with this...
Forum: Chat Room 05-19-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By Liesje
There are a lot of people I wish I'd had more...

There are a lot of people I wish I'd had more time with...but in terms of being on the same page with my spouse, it's not mutually exclusive.
Forum: Chat Room 05-19-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By Liesje
Yeah I agree Katieliz. Also I didn't get the vibe...

Yeah I agree Katieliz. Also I didn't get the vibe that the OP is trying to keep his wife from going or keep her away from her father, only that it hurts it's now supposed to be a recurring family...
Forum: Chat Room 05-19-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By Liesje
I go to a cottage for two weeks every summer with...

I go to a cottage for two weeks every summer with my family. We have been doing this since the 1920s, yes almost 100 years! This is sacred me time and family time and *nothing* comes between it. I...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-19-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,968
Posted By Liesje
IMO yes. It does NOT cost $500 difference between...

IMO yes. It does NOT cost $500 difference between doing a limited vs. full registration when registering a puppy so the only conclusion is that the breeder is using that to make money. A good hobby...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-19-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,968
Posted By Liesje
With a breed this common worldwide, we can all...

With a breed this common worldwide, we can all make a case for anything being "common" among breeders. The nice thing is, this means you can really get whatever YOU want. If you want teeth,...
Forum: Health Issues 05-18-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 304
Posted By Liesje
I stand behind the dog, open his mouth, place the...

I stand behind the dog, open his mouth, place the pill on the back of his tongue, hold his mouth shut for a few seconds while rubbing the throat, then quickly give him a handful of treats (or meal)....
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 05-18-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Liesje
My friend has blue and I like that size, or maybe...

My friend has blue and I like that size, or maybe one bigger? We drive minivans, so you can reach in but you'd have to be lying on the ground, lol. My minivan has side windows that go down (not...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 05-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By Liesje
Awesome! Congrats :) Great capture! You know the...

Awesome! Congrats :) Great capture! You know the pass is good when the pass callers all cringe, haha!
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 05-18-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Liesje
Leerburg sells them (on Amazon too) Leerburg |...

Leerburg sells them (on Amazon too)
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Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 05-18-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Liesje
These things are great! I was just thinking last...

These things are great! I was just thinking last night that I need one. Often I travel with a friend so we use hers (blue length) whenever we have to make a stop that isn't at the actual dog training...
Forum: General Information 05-18-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By Liesje
All my GSDs have love Cuz. They either break the...

All my GSDs have love Cuz. They either break the squeaker themselves or I push them in with a screwdriver.
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-15-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,387
Posted By Liesje
How many GSDs of the type you want have you...

How many GSDs of the type you want have you actually met? I would start there. I know lots of people in Florida with WGSL GSDs so they are not rare. Go to some local shows, training clubs, etc. Meet...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-15-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,387
Posted By Liesje
Depends on what you want. I personally do not...

Depends on what you want. I personally do not care about contracts or "guarantees" because I realize I am purchasing a living thing. I do my research up front about the lines and genetics and make an...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-15-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,387
Posted By Liesje
You win some, you lose some. Getting screwed over...

You win some, you lose some. Getting screwed over is more like paying $2500+ for a puppy and then finding out it's missing permanent teeth, missing testicles, and has some other congenital health...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-15-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,387
Posted By Liesje
Because they have spent decades raising,...

Because they have spent decades raising, training, showing, titling, and breeding their lines. Temperament is genetic. You can tell a LOT in just 8 weeks (or sometimes breeders will hang on to a few...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-15-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,387
Posted By Liesje
It sounds like with kids and having experiences...

It sounds like with kids and having experiences with flighty dogs, you really need to focus on temperament and maybe not be as concerned with the look or whether the sire is the VA1 Sieger. I have...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-15-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,387
Posted By Liesje
Interesting, I've had more dogs I got as adults...

Interesting, I've had more dogs I got as adults than ones I got as puppies and have not had this experience, but there's nothing wrong with wanting to raise a puppy.
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