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Jan 27, 2009

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I just wanted to make a note that dogs of all abilities and energy levels can (and should) benefit from things like the springpole, flirtpole, treadmill, etc.. I will caution against working beyond a dogs limits (IE. physical un-soundness should be considered before working a dog with jumping, turning activities.)
Clearly, common sense is the best prevention of injury when doing these activities. Have fun - we do!
Donovan

Good points.
My guys dont get much outdoor exercise in winter because they are small and their feet cant take the ice or worse, the salt they throw around so cavalierly.
So, we kind of ease into things when spring comes to get back in shape.
If you spend all your time going from the fridge to the couch, you shouldnt start an ntense exercise program. The same is true for dogs.

On the subject of Golden Retrievers and aggression...a veterinarian warned me off getting a golden because inbreeding was creating psychotic dogs, the clinic was seeing an incredibly high number of aggressive goldens..
This was almost 20 years ago.

Interesting. There are some good comments over at RBW about that.
Inbreeding is never a good thing.
Ive never had a problem with GRs but now that I think of it, I dont have a problem with most dogs of any type, including so-called aggressive ones.
When I was a kid, people used to say to watch out for the red GRs - which you never see any more. Remember, they had curlier hair than the golden ones? I did see a few of those who were pretty confident and took no BS from anybody but that was decades ago.
Maybe its because Im not afraid of dogs and usually just ignore them.
Or maybe its because most dogs are nice, kind animals who dont go out of their way to be a nuisance - unlike another species I could name.

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