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I have two grown children and Three Granddaughters. I live in TN but grew up in Western NY.

I'm down to 2 Labrador Retrievers (Left to Right, Gracie and Elphaba)and am a dog trainer in my spare time. I was a member of a local Search and Rescue team and was training one of my Labs for this endeavor (Far Left). She is progressing well. The of the other is certified Therapy Dog, I have taught puppy obedience classes at night.

I spent 2010 on the unemployment rolls and found this place while out of work. I was able to dig out of my hole and found WA to provide some additional income.

I have now been at WA for 7 years. I have learned many things about how to build sites and have developed many sites for clients. Affiliate income is slow for me but only because I have been helping businesses directly. I may focus a bit more on affiliate marketing in the near future.

Over the years I have raised Monarch butterflies and released them back to the wild.Since I have come to WA I have raised several crops of butterflies. The Butterflies were tagged and released in August and September 2010 and 2011 and another crop in 2012. I collected them from the area raised them to Chrysalis stage and when they hatched I tagged them and sent them on their way. I tagged and released 20 Butterflies in 2010 and 19 in 2011 since I ran out of tags, this year I only released untagged Butterflies but 19 more were release to the wild.

Again in 2014 I had a bumper year for the Monarchs. Over 60 made it to the wilds as adults. 2015 was also a good year. Sadly, there were no butterflies in 2016. 2017 will be a different year for me as I'm no longer in Western NY. In TN the monarchs arrive early and are still in their northward journey so I won't be able to raise the Methusela generation that migrates back to Mexico in the fall. I'll still be planting Milkweed and developing a Monarch garden but the Monarch project has probably come to an end for me.

Craig H.
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Hi Labman. I love the story about the Monarchs! And since you have been on WA for so many years, I am sure I could learn alot from you. I guess I have resisted social media about as long as I can. Time to reach out in a new way.
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MKSwann1 Premium
One follow deserves another. Thank you for finding an interest In my profile. May our Higher Power show us favor.

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Labman Premium
You will want to remove affiliate links from your profile signature.

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MKSwann1 Premium
Didn't know that was considered to be spam. Thanks for the heads up. Will make the change immediately.
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Labman Premium
You are welcome. Just read through the link, you will see the rules for posting inside Wa.
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MKSwann1 Premium
I can understand not including them in my post if that's the rule. I don't get how links on my profile page can be considered spam.
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Labman Premium
They are not necessarily spam but are against the rules of posting inside WA. If you don't wish to loose posting priveleges then you need to comply with the rules.
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MyKindLife Premium
I love that you have raised monarchs! What an awesome and worthwhile passion to pursue! I'm getting my first (mostly) lab pup in 2 weeks when she is 8 weeks old. I've been a Rottweiler person for the past 24 years, but I'm done with pure breeds and am now focusing on rescuing mutts. Best of luck to you with your Monarch garden and life in general! I wish you much prosperity and happiness!
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YourBizTips Premium
Hi Craig,

Thanks very much for your help with my menu confusion, it works just as I wanted it now.

I have only one concern, it is that if you look at my website: https://easytoretire.com you can see the first post on the home page "Your 1st Step To An Easy Retirement - Wealthy Affiliate", then it appears also under menu "Highly Recommended", sub menu (as a post), "Wealthy Affiliate", just as I wanted it. My concern is that, is it not considered as a "duplicate post" or "plagiarism" by Google?.

Thanks again for you response.

John ツ
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Labman Premium
No, it is a single post that is displayed multiple times. This won't run afoul of duplicate content rules.
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YourBizTips Premium
Thanks very much Craig, you have been most helpful.

John ツ
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AnthonK Premium
Hi Labman, Sorry for only getting back to you now. I am a South African living in Cape Town. Thank you for your support. I am grateful to be part of the WA family. It is encouraging to see your accomplishments. It shows that you are serious with your WA business and that the WA System is working well. All the success and blessings with your business.
Regards
Anthon
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you. I too love dogs and Monarch butterflies. I'm painting a roses still life with the beautiful Monarch. I recently lost my friend of 15 years to second go with cancer. He was a beautiful white 55 lb bird dog. He lost a front leg and survived the Joplin tornado for obout two years. He was so wonderful. I have a slightly different size now. An adorable sassy Mexican Chihuahua weighing almost 4 lbs. At my age I thought it best. Lol
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abrosco Premium
Craig. Thanks kindly for your FOLLOW ME! As a newbie here it great so many wanna help. We actually have some things in common. I have 3 sons and my first grandchild, Matilda, was born a year ago. Next my 2nd son was actually born in Memphis, TN nearly 30 years ago! Although British I was posted their for 3 years by the company I worked for - loved it! Finally having been involved in Agriculture (in Africa!) I enjoyed your butterflies story ... in fact personally getting worried the bees everywhere are dying out. Sorry - am rambling on! Best wishes in all your future endeavours - and us "oldies" - we need to show the younger bucks we still got what it takes!!
Kind regards
Richard
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Pamela111 Premium
Hello Craig,
Thanks for the follow. You really have a lot of experience and time here at WA. You must truly be an asset. Your labs are sweet. I have one brown and white lab puppy sitting at my feet right now. If I move he gets up and wants to play, so I have to have my tablet ready to be on the go while I am here on WA. Nothing is gonna stop me, not even this sweetie at my feet! Good Luck!
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Hello Craig and thank you for following me,

I have to say that those are two lovelly labs. I liked the part of your description where you talk about the Monarch butterflies as it is clearly a passion for you and I hope to find one and be as passionate for it as you are.

To your success,

Pablo
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Dear Labman, First off I find your activities and endeavors fascinating. Truly! I am from Rochester NY which I believe qualifies as western NY! From 1961 to 1988 it was home, and the best aspect of living there for me was the sport of snow skiing which I began at age 3. The best skiers in the world are ones that learned on icy slopes. Desperately want to know if you sent this to me personally, by choice, or was it sent randomly (cuz I'm new here) along with the 4 or 5 others I'm about to read. Fellow native New Yorker, out. P.S. I'm in Palm Desert, Ca. now where it was 124 degrees the other day! O.M.G.! Right?
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Labman Premium
Personally by choice.
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front9agency Premium
Hi Craig, thank you for following me, and I've followed back. I'm also a fellow lab owner to a beauty who just turned 1 named Rosie. She keeps us busy, but she's a GREAT dog.

If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out. I'm new to WA and new(ish) to affiliate marketing, but I have quite a few years of internet marketing experience helping businesses get found in search and, because of this, obviously it helped increase their direct online sales. Don't ask me why I waited so long to try this :)

Good luck to you!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Craig,

I thought you might like to read some funny story today. Go to my blog and read my story about my chat experience of this week.

I am a reporter from The Daily WA:

Alien Invasion at Camp WA, storming the charts, watch out for monsters too!

(warning contains spoilers!)

:D Enjoy :))))
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thewitsterrr Premium
Labman, Thanks for following me, brand new here. Please let me know if you believe this is something that we could market on our websites someway and how. It just came to the states months ago and I believe everyone on here could crush this. www.healthydays.helo.life. thanks - thewitsterrr
yes, believe it or not, by username for the business is "Healthydays", if that doesn't tell you how new this is, I don’t know what does.
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Labman Premium
Couldbe a niche for you
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DigiBeav Premium
I'm sorry to hear that you may not continue raising butterflies, it's obviously a passion of yours. I used to live in Southern California and they have a butterfly "ranch" there. Thought you might be interested in their website: http://butterflyfarms.org/

Two beautiful dogs!

Good luck on your future endeavors.
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ambweblounge Premium
Hello,

Thank you for the follow. It's always great meeting new and exciting people like yourself. I look forward to your posts and can't wait to see how we can collaborate in the future.

My motto is "Be~Do~Have" and the universe will give. Always be kind to others and they will be kind back. The secrets of life is gratitude!

Have a blessed day!

Namaste'
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CurtisIII Premium
I agree, gratitude is the key to prosperity!
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KevinPC13 Premium
Hi Craig,

Thank You so much for adding me to your “Following”!!!

I have seen a lot of programs over the last 4 years and this looks and feels right!!!

I would greatly appreciate it if you would please let me know if there are any important tips that you think a “Newbie” like I am to WA can benefit from!!!

Best Wishes for Your Continued Success!!!

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
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dksomers Premium
I live in SW Virginia and we could find no milkweed, no butterflies in 2016 here either.

Googling has not helped, but I would like some direction on fully backing up my site; the use of parent and child themes; the difference between WP.com and WP,org, and other assorted stuff.
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Labman Premium
WordPress.com has limitations and will provide a free site for you. You will be charged to add affiliate links. WordPress.org provides software that you can use on a self-hosted site.

Backups: Child Themes are used to preserve changes that you make to your theme. The core theme is updated often, the child theme will preserve the changes when this happens.
The child theme is used to customize your theme.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hello Craig,

Thanks for following me. It is amazing to read your story and to see you are giving back to nature / the universe. It is a good thing to do and I believe everyone should do something similar once their goals are reaching fruition, well I will, rest assured! :)))

I like your dogs, they look adorable! Dogs are true friends and always there for us.

Some of your posts, I have read in the past similar during my research what is important to implement on your website. I surely will read the other ones and implement what I learn from your posts, thanks! Have you ever considered to write a post about the sound to be used on websites? I think 432hz will be the way to go as it will give a positive experience to any user when they hear it. I do not think many have thought about that. Would you be interested to create a blog with me about this, so we can teach others too?

Please keep up the good work and be here around for us, you are an amazing person!

Stefan

ToLiNoLi
To Like or Not To Like, that is the question!
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You do keep busy and have some interesting skills and hobbies. Sorry to hear that you will have to give up the Monarchs.

I also have a web development service where I design websites for customers. I haven't brought in any new customers for quite a while because I want to spend more time on digital and product marketing for myself.

I know there is more money in marketing than in website development, so that is where I want to be right now. I don't like placing so much emphasis on money since that isn't what it's all about. But I have spent so much time, effort and money on trying this, that I at least need to pay myself back. I've just started with WA. I'm surprised that you have been here for 7 years. WOW!

Let me know how it goes.
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bisdeb Premium
With respect and total awe after reading your profile, I should address you as Sir. You have such incredible areas of interest that it is even hard for me to think that that how can you manage such endeavors. Thanks for following me, I am following you back.
Best Regards
Deb
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Lesley-Anne1 Premium
Hi Craig, thank you for sharing your journey. I absolutely love dogs and nature. Butterflies are so beautiful. Please try to continue your work with the Monarch butterflies, it is so inspiring to read stories like this. Your Retrievers are too lovely. Awesome that you know so much about WA as well.
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jaedot888 Premium
Hey Labman..I had to give you a shout out in the blog I just posted. I thank you so much for that wonderful training on posting the affiliate links. I must've watched about 5 other videos on this and still had a rough time. Couldn't see all the clicking around, so the zoom feature you used was very very helpful. Great tutorial..thanks again.
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philaccardo Premium
Hi Creg:
Im looking for tuition (paid, of course) to improve the look of my sites..
Ive seen yours which looks rather professional.
Im practically a newbie, thats why I need personal help to improve quickly.
Could you be interested? I was thinking of some e-mailed lessons at a comfortable pace and compatibly with your schedule.
Im giving you address of my sites so that you can see if there is something you can and want to do:
thesummerlawns.com
paleobodybuildingraining.com
Thank you
Best/Phil
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Hi Craig aka Labman,
Thank you for following my new account before I ever filled out a bio. I'm a Lab lover too and I adore the fact that you are so active with the pups. Your babies are beautiful. My guy is half Black Lab and half Golden Retriever. He will be 9 years old in May and still acts like he is puppy.

I'm sorry to hear about your struggles in the job market. It's a tough world we live in and hopefully Wealthy Affiliates can help even the score through their teachings.

It is nice to make your aquaintance.

Have a wonderful weekend my new friend.

Olivia
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Karoraina Premium
Tena koe (hello) labman. Thank you for connecting, i too share your passion for our monarch butterfly and do my part each year spreading the seeds to the swan plant in NZ so they have plenty of food and chances of survival. I hope your day is a prosperous one :-)
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BradBurns Premium
Thanks Craig

Mate of mine, I use to play football with, was head of dog squad here in Sydney many years ago.
His dog Caine saved his life numerous times so he kept this dog when he was to retire. I remember Crumo saying " how could I let go of Caine who saved my life. Caine went on to teaching a pup Crumo took on to train.

Best of success,

Brad
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OldManEmu Premium
Hi Labman
Wow, it seems like you really love your dogs. I'm in the progress of setting up what I think is a unique site regarding dogs.
Hopefully I can keep in contact and ask advice as I go along.
I had two labs as a kid. Lady and Sluggo. I called them labradogs.
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barbarawill Premium
Hey Craig, thanks for your follow.

I went to a tiny Bible College near Buffalo. My first year there was in '77. Wow. What a winter that was. I had never experienced so much snow in my life.

Anyway... again, thanks for the follow and I hope you have a good day today.

Barbara
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CobusvdM Premium
Hello Craig, Nice to be connected!
♫Thank you for following me. ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA.
I am a fairly newbie to WA, but I have put my head into it and I am prepared to do the work needed to reach success.
My first road bump was to how to decide on a niche. I thought it good to write a post on how I got to a decision. Please read about it here and leave me a comment. Cheers for now.
….enjoy the WA journey
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ingridleverr Premium
Hi Craig,
Thanks for following me. As a new member it feels really welcoming.
My husband and I have our first grandchild and he is totally delicious.
Your labrababies are so lovely.
It has been really confidence building to see so many members that have been with WA for a substantial amount of time.
I look forward to the adventures that lie ahead.
Cheers
Ingrid
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Hey thanks for reaching out to me. I am also a dog lover. I have a Great Dane and corgi/beagle mix. I am not married so no kids. I get to do more fun stuff with my 2 dogs. I joined a newly formed animal rescue group, mostly dogs. Thanks for contacting me!
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jswift05 Premium
Labman,

Thanks for the add. Reading your bio and seeing your love for your dogs I sense an overwhelming amount of compassion from you for animals. I feel you can tell a lot about somebody by the way they treat them to. It sounds like it's something your pretty passionate about. Thanks again for the add and let's rock this Wealthy Affiliate community to the fullest.
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Cassie7289 Premium
Butterfly's sounfs exciting. They are a beutiful creature.
Lije then i to believe we are going thru changes.
When we are young we are protectex by our parent's
Then we geow to become aduls and ready to fly.
In our short years we have the opportunity to become a positive influence on other's around us before we change into our next form.
If we done things the right way we get to edvance.
Thank you for your post. I think you are a great asset to the w A. Team.
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Thanks for the follow. I hope to aspire others like you in the WA community. As newbie in WA what words of wisdom can you tell me about WA community.

Is WA really rewarding and have you been able to travel and have financial freedom?

Do you have any other source of income or WA is sufficient enough to make a decent living?

What is the secret to your success in WA?
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Alimee Premium
Craig :)

Thank you for the add.

Good vibrations is on the horizon today. Make the most of what is most precious in this world to help you achieve all you want and that is - Time! ... Use it well my friend and may time always be on your side :)

Ali
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HisbelA Premium
Hello Craig! Thank you so much for following me. I love labs, my dog is a cross breed with lab and she has a very caring and sweet character. She is like my small child.
I wish you a great success on this time at WA.
All the best,
Hisbel
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151035 Premium
H! Labman's, it's been wonderful moment your staying at the WA family. I was in this great community the for past four day and I saw environment of people trying to helping each other success. Indeed, this is the best place to be. I personally need your in any way that I will grow my interaction with people here in the WA community because this in my goal first followed by income. Looking for word to hearing from you. Thanks
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Hi Labman, By the look of the pic you are very good at your dog training. Well I am a novice to pretty much everything cyberwise, lol, but I am excited to learn something new with a site like this. So thanks for the bio & following me I will return the favor. Best wishes to financial independence via IM through WA training!!!
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Veri Premium
Hi Craig!

Thanks for the follow. Those are cool interests that you have. Im a very BIG dog person even though i don't have any right now. Maybe i can be successful here that i can own a dog again. I used to have a samoyed husky and here i am trailing off with that thought haha! But yeah thanks again ;)
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Hi, its a pleasure to meet you. I wish you and family the best of luck in your future endeavours. Enjoy your stay here at WA. I wish you great success here at WA. Stay in touch. If there is anyway i can help just ask ok. Followed you back.

B/Regards
Senal
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Norselark Premium
I saw your message on my profile page earlier today, and I want to thank you that you invited me to follow! It has been quite overwhelming since I joined here a couple of days ago, not the least am I impressed by the sincerity of the people in this community. We are all uniquely different, coming from different backgrounds, but deep down we are all on the same journey. I came here by discovering WA through reviews, and once here, I like what I see. I will update my profile in the coming days and weeks, presenting my work. To me, the potential here is a new experience, a new route, so I will take one step at a time. I have never before felt motivation like now to get to know people in an online community, which oftentimes is not as convincing as this one. I look forward to this!

I will read about your work a bit later on, when there is more time. It definitely seems like WA is the right place to be. Here is no lack of activity!
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TACA Premium
Thanks Craig. I also raised monarch butterflies as a kid and that is too long ago to remember however I would love to see a release one year it must be amazing. We are lab people also but sadly have not been able to get another just yet after the passing of our last, Sam.
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That is really cool I used to raise monarch butterflies when I was a kid and I know only like 1 out of a hundred caterpillars successfully makes it to be a butterfly so 60 is quite an accomplishment. I only raised them 1 at a time and I've successfully released 3 of them and it was a big deal for me
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Craig,

Wow! The butterfly releases must be a sight to behold! :-) Your labs are beautiful too. My nearby family members only get labs for their sweet disposition. If I wasn't in a condo, gone for a good part of the day, and unable to fence my backyard due to HOA rules, I would have one as well. Because this is the case, I have a parakeet named Perth.

Thanks for following me, and if I have questions I think you can help with, I will shoot them your way!

Michelle
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justaddthat Premium
Sorry for your job losses. You seem like such a strong and powerful person. I love your picture of your pups and their names! So excited for how many of your Butterflies that you have released. They are such a crucial part of our ecosystem, and insects are easily taken for granted.
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Powerhousevi Premium
Appreciate your following and look forward to a future of growth together herein and in our respective business. Keep your eyes on the prize and keep the candle of success lit. Winds will surely blow and challenge the flame but persistence will rule the road. Be Well, Be Safe, & Be YOU!
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Hi! May I ask how does the Amazon affiliate work specifically? I've just started... and I don't know what I need to click or search or whatever to get the affiliate thing... Pls explain to me the steps in detail if possible
So I've actually visited the Amazon website, scrolled down to the bottom and saw 'Make Money with Us' title.
And from there I'm stuck whether to click the 'Become an Affiliate' option or not... so pls help :)
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Labman Premium
You would sign up with Amazon as an Affiliate (Associate). They then provide a link for the product or page (on their site) that you promote. When people click on the link and buy, you are credited with the sale and earn a commission on the sale.
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Butterfly72 Premium
Thankyou for the follow. Always good to meet a fellow dog lover and someone who works with dogs. Your Labs are gorgeous. We have 10 dogs! 6 bull arabs (my partners), a golden retriever (my daughters), a border collie and 2 Jack Russells.

Very interested to find out more about the butterflies. Butterflies are my other favourite.

Jenny
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Craig, good to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, I am now following you, I am also following you on Google plus! It looks like you've been on Wealthy Affiliate for several years, which is great, I hope that it is working well for you. Glad to see that you like your labradors, a fantastic breed of dog, I must admit that I am a German Shepherd man, although I don't have a dog at the moment, hopefully in the not-too-distant future that will change. I look forward to networking with you and reading your blog posts.

All the best to you Craig and a very happy 2017.

Roy
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sharp2016 Premium
thank you very much for your response sorry it took a little of a while be cause I'm still looking at a lot of training videos @ wealthy affiliate and at the sometime i want to say i love your labradors dogs they are so Beautiful just like my two little dogs.
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EMiniely Premium
Great post Labman. Our family enjoys a lab also. My son has one. She is an absolutely gorgeous dog. She was being trained to fetch birds but had no real desire to fetch more than a couple of times. She is very smart and a good watch dog.

All the best to you in your business.
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George1942 Premium
Hi Labman
I've been through the unemployment lines too. However, now I am retired on fixed income with some savings. My passion is to help people grow their own food. The ultimate objective is to achieve a less stressful life and be less dependent on outside resources for our own well being. Haven't set up a website yet.
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Labman Premium
Have you explored aquaponics?
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George1942 Premium
No, I promote the Mittleider Garden method.
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bcae86 Premium
Dear Labman,

Hi, I have just created some post on my website, Earsnail. It is a website about hearing. Earsnail is only two-day old. It is a baby. It needs your help to grow. I am aprreciate if you can leave a comment on the website. I need comment related to my content of my post, website layouts. The content is a main concern. I would comment on your website in return.Here is the link to Earsnail. http://earsnail.com/

Here are some links to post directly. You can comment on one you like.

How to read an audiogram? It’s not difficult!
http://earsnail.com/howtoreadanaudiogram

Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb review
http://earsnail.com/sonicalertsbb500sssonicbombreview

How to extend hearing aid batteries life?
http://earsnail.com/how-to-extend-hearing-aid-batteries-life

Stop and ease tinnitus naturally
http://earsnail.com/stoptinnitusnaturally

Thank YOU! Wish you a merry Christmas!

Wishes,
Billy
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ronschuhs Premium
I too as a kid enjoyed Monarch butterflies and watched the Chrysalis stage with sheer awe....They were attached to a plant I called Milk Weed and I would break off a stalk and place in a jar to watch them change....the glowing points of light on the cocoon as the change progressed was something of wonder....and when they hatched and pumped their wings to be ready for flight....this was in Wichita, Kansas and I was just a Cub Scout...
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Timotheus Premium
Hi Craig! Thanks for following me.

Always good to make a new friend. :)

All the best! To Your Great Success! :)

P.S. I'm still very new here. Still on my first 7 days, and learning the user interface here. Please pardon me if you wrote to me and I have not replied.
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Oh Labman, we are animal lovers ourselves, but dogs are so close to the heart of a person....we also rescue, we try to find them good homes, but usually they end up staying with us, but we love it! God Bless You for having a heart of compassion and kindness....I'm sure your an excellent trainer, full of compassion and empathy...I wish you much luck here! ;)
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JonDeron Premium
Hi Labman,..

I need some advise...

I just want to make sure how Traffic and Rankings works.

As per my understand I believed on search engines traffic and ranking for our website is totally depending upon our websites pages contents and not on the domain name(s). So if this the case we can put as many items as we want on our websites as long as it is related or close to our niche and domain name.

Or do you suggest to create different domain names and websites. I have not create any content though this is the frame of the website http://electronics-universe.com/

What do you think and what's your idea and advise.
Thanks in advance.
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Labman Premium
This is a huge niche. You might want to focus a bit more instead of trying to grab the entire market target one specific niche.
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JonDeron Premium
I see and thanks for the message, I agree when it comes to Electronics Devices it covers the whole world..A very vast land to cultivate... my first intention was Best Entry level DSLR Cameras I had all work out before I really put down to work on .. and once I did that the whole electronics devices comes in to play and I think I'm a little too overwhelm or greedy lolzz. :-) I think I need to slow down a little bit. Thanks for the support Labman. Cheers..!!
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CalvinReimer Premium
Hi There
I am glad to have you in my network and doubt I took the time to say so earlier. Wish you well and have a great day!

Calvin
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jedmed Premium
Hello, and thank you!

Being new to the community is both a challenge and a blessing. I think the challenge will be to me (and about me and what will work for me) while the blessing is when you get to know new friends and people who can guide you and advise you about what to do next.

I'll surely be bothering you with questions soon enough, for now, I just want to say cheers!
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TheBuilder Premium
Hi dear. To keep you going, I've prepared a Dose of Encouragement specially for you and for all my other loved ones. Here it is: Hope you will appreciate it.
Have a nice day.
Best Regards
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chluain Premium
Hello Craig, thanks for the follow. Its nice to see so many labs on your page. I had 2 chocolate labs, a brother and a sister. Oscar my eldest died 2 years ago, a true gentleman, he was 12 years old. I still have Ellie his sister who is now 12 years old, but Eliie was born with detached retinas so could never see. But Ellie is clever and blindness never stopped her from finding something if she wanted to. Labs are excellent dogs with great personalities. Good luck with your business.
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hpillie2 Premium
Thanks Craig for your welcome. I live in Port Moresby that's in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the South West Pacific north of Australia and east of Indonesia. I also love dogs but currently I don't have one. The last I had was a male of some breed and I named him Vulcan after a volcano in the area where I originally come from, which is further east of Port Moresby.
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SharonAllen1 Premium
Well after nearly a year I am back after much medical and hope to see if I can start all over again. Hope all is well with you and your family. Leave me a mess. if you get a chance, I need to learn this all over again. Bye for now.
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Labman Premium
Welcome back. I'll be a bit rare for the next few days but will try to connect as I'm able.
Hope you are recovering well.
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Sorayacge Premium
Hello Labman, nice to meet you. I love dogs; I've rescued abandoned and injured dogs that were dumped on my doorstep over the years, having up to 20 (temporarily) at one moment in the past. Now I only have 2 - both rescues: one is a lovely golden Lab-cross. Thank you for the follow. :-)
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Dominick1 Premium
Hi Labman,

I'm a lab owner myself. His ñame is Adonis (all Black) 8 years old now and love him to death.

I was wondering if i could get a straight answer. I'm a 2 DAY newie and wanted to know how it's worked for you when you were unemployed? Were you Baleares to make anything.

Thank you
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Labman Premium
It takes time to get this rolling. I had a business in place when I was laid off.
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Hi Labman,

Great to see you love nature and dogs - I guess dogs are part of nature! Have 4 dogs in my household as well. I grew up in a rural envirinment where where was a river and lots of outdoor things for a youngster and his dog.

I wish you success with your ventures. I guess we have to look out for ourselves and each other. No one else is going to do it.
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Cristo49 Premium
Hi. I'm having a problem with my first Amazon affiliate link and I am doing something wrong. Can't work it out.
I select the area on my blog where the link is to go. I get the link from amazon text only. I can see in the html code my reference is there. I copy and paste the link into the highlighted area, hit APPLY, but instead of opening another box with which to update, I get a box under the text area where the link is to go, saying edit or remove.
I've looked at your video (which is really good) but it doesn't do things the same way, so I am stuck.
Could you point me in right direction. Thanks, Chris
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Labman Premium
Grab the short code, edit the link box an enter the short code in the link.

Amazon made some changes since the tutorial. I guess I'll need to create an update.
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Cristo49 Premium
Thank you. Chris
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Mkocher09 Premium
Good luck to you on Amazon project. I am trying to connect to it as well. I currently have a separate Amazon affiliate account and do Word Press blog posts before I stumbled upon the WA website which I am glad I did. Only sorry I didn't find out about it sooner. Still trying to make a sale from Amazon. Now that I'm on WA I have two websites to maintain the Amazon Affiliate account and WA. I hope to be able to contribute to both websites but time has a way of getting away from me some weeks. Keep me posted on your progress please. Thanks. Mary
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Labman Premium
Check out the updated Training I did recently.
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HI Craig,
I heard through the grapevine you knew a thing or two about pet care. Our furry child has been dealing with what seems to be Kennel Cough. I have taken her to the vet numerous times over almost the last 4 months now with nothing but more bills and no cure. She had to be put under anesthesia to remove teeth and that's when I think she contracted it.
My husband and I are burned out from vet visits. If you know of any affective natural remedies to get rid of it I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you much,

Teka
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Labman Premium
My first question is how old is the dog? Have there been any heart issues. Often congestive heart can show up as a cough. It is also possible that the anesthetic delivery device scratched his/her throat.

I suspect if it was Kennel cough it would have been diagnosed by now. Perhaps another vet? One that has no history with the dog and may have fresh eyes?

As for natural remedies, I'm afraid I can't be of much help there. Soothing remedies for people can often be problematic for dogs. I haven't researched the possible treatments.
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She's ten years old and strong as an ox Still runs around like a puppy so she doesn't know her age. lol The vet thought that was the issue as well from her throat being scratched. But It's been almost 4 months since her surgery and I would think that would have been healed by now. All of her tests and bloodwork came back with an A+ so theres no heart issues. As far as another vet, he is the other vet. lol This is her new care provider. I'm also locked in with this vet for a year because of their wellness plan.
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Labman Premium
I would think any scratch on her throat would be healed as well in 4 mos. I'm sorry, I don't have any other suggestions. I'm not a vet just a trainer.
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SIce Premium
Thanks for the encouragement. I love labs. My favorite dog ever was a lab/chow mix who looked exactly like a black lab until she opened her mouth and her blue tongue popped out. She was my therapy dog, I would not have gotten through the years without her consistent loving support. Lost her physically a few years back but her loving spirit continues to support me.
Met a new breed for me Catahoulas and am crazy for these highly intelligent wonder dogs. Currently have 2 sisters one was born deaf. My first experience with this and it's been a delight
Best of luck Dogs rule
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Labman Premium
My daughter has a pair of Catahoulas. One is deaf and blind in one eye.
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diggsk Premium
Hi Labman. Those are some nice looking labs, I have a husky/lab mix. I've decided to try to supplement my income and stumbled upon WA. So you raise Monarch butterflies? My family planted milkweed in a pot outdoors last year and it has grown well. There were lots of caterpillars recently but am unsure if the plant being in a pot is an issue for them after they're done eating and need to move on...any advice?
Thanks

Kevin
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Labman Premium
Well if they are Monarch's they will eat their fill then turn into a Chrysalis. They will search for the highest point they can reach so it's much better to have the milkweed in the ground to enable their crawl. Just let the milkweed seed and next year it will pop up all over the yard.
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Paul1916 Premium
Hi labman,
Apologies for disturbing you but I was hoping to pick your brain if that was ok...

I am just 4 weeks into WA and I'm nearly finished lesson 2. I spend alot of time reading various comments within WA and I came across a previous query you had on e store plugin.

I am looking at doing a review site for loads of different products, is there any plugin in that you would recommend?

Many thanks in advance

Paul
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Labman Premium
Reviews are pretty much straight forward and don't really need a plugin of any sort.

If you are thinking of an e-store then WooCommerce is the standard plugin for that.
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Craig, I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my social networks too.
Here is my links and I appreciate it if you could follow/like me over there; also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to following back you too: )

Here is mine:
Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Plbnhj
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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michelemarie Premium
Hi Labman just want to say hello it is so great to connect with people across the globe. We had a beautiful golden retriever, Tails, the boys named him, such a wonderful dog, as all are. He gave us such joy and companionship, we lost him when he was 13. Died in ours arms. Now we have a border collie kelpie cross, well if any dog deserves to be on a farm herding sheep,this beautiful dog does. Instead of suburbia, one day I will be in the SW of W Australa where he can run and enjoy. . I feel I shall enjoy working and sharing with you, my journey, as I enjoy yours.
Michelemarie
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Hellow Labman, I am done with my website everything is there but when i try to post a page on WA community for WA family to make comments about my page I am not allowed to, because I am not a Premium member of which i will be in good time.

I also cant see my website on google, i will wait for 10 days for it to be approved but will Google let me know if for instance my website's layout or words clicks to someone's website or they wont let me know they'll just don't approve and say this girl is a copy cat leave her there don't tell her we didn't approve let her wait for nothing.

Lastly since i have created the website now and i am looking for comments in-order to get a good ranking on google, can i post my web link on my facebook/twitter/tumblr account for people(friends) to comment about my website or that can create a problem for me if one of my friends copies my work and also make a website similar to mines (copy n paste) and wait for google to approve. since mine's is still waiting for approval then we'll have two waiting for approval, wouldn't that be a problem for me?.

Sorry with a long message Labman.
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Labman Premium
Your site needs to get indexed in Google. For this you use the All In One SEO pack and get your site verified in Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics submit a sitemap and wait.

Sharing your site on facebook and other social site is fine.
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onlinebizcom Premium
There is a new sports app about to launch that's going to be bad ass! It is not being built by amateurs, this is a seasoned team led by Mark Mongie, designer of Madden Football and other game hits, building this game. Instead of paying millions of dollars to an advertising agency, they are paying the common man to spread the word and create a buzz about this thing. Think Uber and Air BNB, not Amway. This isn't an ongoing opportunity. It ends in a few weeks. You can sign up now and invite friends to play a free sports app. That's it. Get paid when they play and when the people they share with play, and the people those share with play and on and on! You can see and join my team for this great opportunity before it launches and build your team before Oct 1st because that's the official launch date and no more affiliates will be added at that time, only players after that. Go to unitedgames.com and use my access code 4484d6 to join as a affiliate, and get ready to make alot of money..especially with your network of followers..you share this with them and you'll do super good with this affiliate program bc almost everyone loves sports and this is gonna change the game w/this sports app! If you don't join within 72hrs let me know bc i'll have to get you a new access code..Enjoy my friend!:) Let's network and make money in your sleep!
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nathalym Premium
Dear Labman,

Thank you for sharing your love of butterflies with us. Please give it a go. At least, you will know how to make website which is a hobby at the moment which you can turn into a business. That is what I am going to do. Once I know how to make websites, I'll make a website about offering my services as a webdesigner.
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mybiz4u Premium
Hello Craig, Another question for you- I notice on some peoples pages/posts that in thier comment area, you can leave your email and website info...I do not have that in my comment section. How can I change that? Or is that based on the theme I am using?
Thnx for your reply.
Michelle
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Labman Premium
It has been awhile but I think that this is a feature of the latest WordPress. I'll have to look into this in more detail.
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mybiz4u Premium
Thnx Craig..appreciate your effort
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ChrisDBryant Premium
Thanks for the follow! I have been with WA for a few weeks now, and I am moving along with my training!

I have yet to find anyone actually say that they are successful financially as a result of WA. Are we prohibited from saying such things? I always here the encouraging "stick with WA and it will work", but never the other piece of that statement ("this is how it worked for me....).

What has been your experience so far?
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Labman Premium
It's not prohibited, just bad form.
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Cylia Premium
BEAUTIFUL DOGS! Oh my gosh, I love your dogs. Sounds like you're a man in love with the natural world, Craig. Wonderful what you do with your time. Thank you for following me. I hope to get to know you better in time. Best of luck operating in high gear. That's what I'm doing too.

Theresa
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Labman Premium
Thanks, glad you like them. Yes, I do have an affinity for nature.
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ctrysg Premium
Labman,
Love your website on the services-- Thank you for the follow.
I had a chocolate Lab named Charlie Crown. We had him from a pup to 14 years. Easy to train. Your clicker reminds me of my
handslap on my hip after a finger snap. He responded so great and later a slight touch on my side would get his attention, especially in the New Hampshire woods.
My best to your success and hope WA continues t be a blessing
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Labman Premium
A marker of any kind is something the dogs will key into.
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CarolJameson Premium
Hi Labman.

I am a 21 yr breeder of American Cocker Spaniels. My first niche is going to be Raising Cocker Spaniel Puppies. I have done much puppy training over the years as well as obedience and agility.

I am currently unemployed due to one of my daughters having a stroke. I helped to be one of 3 caregivers for her when she needed 24/7 care. She is now speaking and memory is good... doing very well at 7 mo. post stroke...walking without a cane now and the arm is slow to come back but is improving. I, on the other hand, I have turned 60 yr old since all this has happened and having a time getting back to work / getting a job. I have always been in the medical field and never had probs with getting work so I am not getting why this has been an issue. Age? Wish I could prove that as I would never have to work again...LOL

I find IM very sensible and interesting so like you said, I am ready to kick this up into a full time job. I do not have puppies right now so I have all day to dedicate to this adventure. Just thought we sounded a lot alike and wanted to write to you.

Carol
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cwolly Premium
Thank YOU for the follow! Great dogs! Love what you do! My wife and I plan to start a "senior dog" rescue in about 10 years once the kids are off to college. I would like to add local wildlife rescue to the mix after that. We adopt up to 4 senior dogs at a time and they live out their lives with us. 6 have passed on and we currently have 4. I'll post a picture soon.
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Roosterchase Premium
Labman,
I'm a labman too as I've owned and trained six for my personal hunting dogs and trained several ( spare tire dogs in case my main dog was out of commission for hunting) about nine Labs, three English Setters, 2 Brittanies and at the moment, a German Shorthair Pointer. Labs are wonderful, smart and companionable dogs and I've been blessed to have owned some great ones.
I'm a retired business owner who flunked retirement and am looking for something interesting, challenging and profitable to keep me entertained. So, I joined WA. Hope the WA business is going well for you and I'd like to stay in touch. I have relatives in the Olean, NY area and I visit occasionally. Maybe I'll get a chance to meet your pups on my next visit to NY. At the moment I live in the Atlanta area after living for over 40 great years in Minnesota. After I sold my business my wife pleaded with me to move to Atlanta to be near her daughter's family.
My friends call me the "Roosterchaser" for my passion for hunting pheasants. Best of luck to you in your WA business!
Roosterchaser
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Labman Premium
Not a lot of pheasants up here any more. The fox and coyote have staged a comeback and decimated the pheasant population.
My first Lab, Brandy, I ran field trials with the NAHRA group. He was a hunting machine. Now we hunt for humans.

I love the versatility of the breed. Everything from emotional therapy to gun dogs. Just depends on their training.

Olean is about 2 hours from me. Let me know when you are in the neighborhood.
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Hello Craig
Like you I have dogs, is it possible to train a Basset mine seems
to be unaware of the concept. We also have cats and parrots so it's a bit of a zoo. I've come to WA to try and figure out a way of
earning whilst semi-retired and not being in good health.
Jon
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Labman Premium
Bassets can be difficult to train. They are quite motivated by bunnies though. Mostly, they are just hard headed.

Find a toy or treat that they are nutty about and use lots of repetition and positive reinforcement for the stuff you want.

Don't expect miracles. They like to lounge. Perhaps a stuffed bunny on a rope dragged in front of the dog will provide enough reward at the end of a session with food treats for the small behavior rewards.

My Basset really liked small bits of microwaved hot dog. Dried in the microwave to jerky consistency.
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Thanks for your following!Those Pets you have are absolutely cute! God bless your family and i truly hope you success as much as possible...I'm fighting my own way too! Since i'm jobless and two kids to feed with crazy monthly payments,bills and you know!My country is poor and doesn't have proper salaries!So i fight my way to make something! That's why i truly wish you best of luck my dear friend!
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Deale Premium
Hi you are part of my network so..
My first blog "I want you to have this." is up, and in it there is a tiny gift waiting for you, enjoy :)
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dancinscot Premium
Hi! I'm just catching up here with my Google+ pals at WA and I've added you.
This is my link: https://goo.gl/TsDuFs
btw my older sis is a retired vet. For many years she bred Labs and her first Black Lab mom Molly became a model for a painter and note card publisher.
Her kids' first babysitter was a Golden. What a grat guy he was!
(Our mom bred Scotties...)
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rapture54 Premium
Hello Craig, thanks for the follow. I have seen your advice on some other posts and am excited to be a part of your network. I am very excited to have finally decided to make a go at this opportunity, I have been a part of this community for a long time with no action. I am now fully committed and ready to succeed... thanks again... Cheers
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G-Paul Premium
Thank you & Best wishes.
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QFIntrepid Premium
Hey Labman,

You are most certainly welcome. In return, I want to say I am mighty appreciative of your having followed so early even though I had not done much yet here at WA. I am learning quite a ton already thanks to Kyle's apparent awesome natural gifts at laying down instructions.

This community is awesomely supportive. I love it. Hope I can always turn to you, should I run into some kind of Jam or so, which I know for sure I will, given my really humble rookie level relative to this Online Marketing Business Discipline & my time availability challenges. Really great hearing from you.
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nevrob Premium
Ilove the positive vibes and its a great community.Blessings to you
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nevrob Premium
Congrats on your lovely career and your beautiful dogs. I to am from the NYC area having lived in Queens for 40 years but am now retired and am living in Florida.I have 2 grown children and 5 grands. I spent 20 years in sales in the lighting industry and I am new to net work marketing and also the computer but I shall be learning and on to success.Thanks for your note.
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Tahyen Premium
hi Labman,
wow you have been a member for a long time.CONGRATS to your success,its fulfilling knowing that there are good and honest affiliate sites out there,to know that there is someone who has been committed to their affiliate business for years gives me hope! one day i hope that i can give some one else that inspiration in return.good luck on future revenues and i look forwards to connecting with you and others in the community.
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Rubyparker Premium
Hello Labman,
Please check out my site at: http://lady-ps-home-business-connection.com
My URL shows up on my home page a the beginning of my Post. When I edit it, the URL is not there, it only shows up when the post goes live. I can't figure out how to get rid of that. What do I do? Thank You
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Labman Premium
At the top of the page when you are editing, there should be the permalink displayed.
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DYakubowski Premium
Craig, I'm glad to hear that WA helped you earn an income so you could do the things you are passionate about. Thanks for your story. I planted milk weed and cone flowers behind my garage a couple years ago. The cone flowers are flourishing and I noticed that I now have a couple of milkweed plants. I look forward to see the Monarchs on their travels south.
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khumri64 Premium
Hi Labman
I am new comer at WA, just signup yesterday and did not complete my profile yet. I was reading your introductory note while I go through the word butterfly I could not get the point. Are these real butterflies or u r using the word for some term.
Regards
Khumri64
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Labman Premium
Yup, real butterflies
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JMJung Premium
Thank you for the follow, Labman. It must be great fun teaching pups. I lost my dog last year and I don't think I'll ever overcome the pain. The most I can do is gradually turn it into good memories. I wish you the best and thanks in advance for your helpful training and blogs!
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Ryan16 Premium
Hey Craig,

Just thought I'd say I'm also a dog man. Its not the best photo of him in my profile picture but that's my 10 month old 'Fox Red Lab" named Rusty. If you don't have any experience with this breed/color I highly recommend getting a look at one....absolutely handsome.
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Hey, Craig!

I'm going to be a bit shallow here and say I may have added you back so quickly because of your dogs! I grew up with labs and absolutely adored them! They can be such bone-heads sometimes, but they are a great breed to have.

Living out on my own now, I own a hyperactive little Corgi named 'Charlie' and boy - oh - boy, he is a handful!

It's great to see a fellow dog lover on here!

Take care,
M
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