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    DefaultDog Training Class: I was just observing.... it was a treat!

    As some of you know I bring home my new pup in about one month. For the past two months I have been priming myself w/ all the information I can absorb from pedigree, nutrition, health, and I am still feeling like I need to do more.... lol- as you would think 4 months would give any reasonably normal person enough time to get/feel prepared. I am more nervous now than I was when I got my first puppy 20 some years ago! Man this is stressful... ;D

    I went to a local trainer's class today to evaluate her style, experience, etc... She was Great!, Corally Burmaster, the author/producer of the dvd Puppy Kindergarten which I found on Dogwise.com and loved the dvd for training. Well I walked away from there today feeling extremely blessed- it was from a couple things- being close to such an experienced trainer and to get to work w/ her, but today was such an amazing day. Today was one of the first days I have spent w/ dogs since Maggie passed away in November. All the students dogs were great and many of them let me feed/treat them as I introduced myself to them and their dogs. One ironic thing was there was not one Lab in the class, I guess b/c Labs are so darned good they don't need classes- ;D

    I wanted to share this w/ my Lab family here- You just don't know what you miss until it is gone.... It still brings tears to not have Maggie here w/ me. Thanks for everyone's support over the past months- I don't know how I would be able to keep my head if it weren't for all the people who have come along w/ their encourgement, advice, and words of comfort.



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    Doug

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    (((hugs))) Good for you, Doug, in taking so many great steps before getting your puppy. Glad you are going to be using such a great trainer.

    We totally understand about still getting teary over missing Maggie. Bill and I still miss our Shadow and I get teary over her quite often, and we lost her in April.
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    I'm so excited for you ......... glad you liked the trainer. Is she on her own or with a club?
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    How I wish I took the time you have in preparing for a new pup. How I wish I knew of JL. But i have been working it hard and think I have turned out okay for her. More work to do though.
    Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.

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    Hi Linda,
    Thank you. She teaches on her own, but at the facility "A Click Above" in Leesburg. I will see you in March-

    Best,

    Doug

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    Doug, when you said you just don't know what you've got until it's gone...no truer words were ever spoken.

    I remember losing Crash, and in the month before we got Angus I spent most of my spare time at the Humane Association. I found it so comforting to give love to those dogs. So, I can understand how today felt for you.

    Good for you for finding a good trainer! But I have to correct one thing you said: The reason there were no Labs in the class is because they embarrassed their owners so badly, they're too humiliated to come back.

    *snicker*

    Good luck in your classes and with your new pup!


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    Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD

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    Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever

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    Endo- from all I've read, HK has a wonderful life- with all the dog park adventures you guys have together and not to mention the snow!

    Thanks for the wishes AngusFangus-

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