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  • in reply to: Genetic Diversity in Parents #6957
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    Oh I’m gonna bet my dog will be in the 40%s! Lol.

    in reply to: Big thanks to the whole team :) #6956
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    Yes!!! I love your positivity! That’s what I think too. It’s all about the science and learning. The rest is just an added bonus. I think there are a lot of us out here that are positive and doing it for the right reasons, but unfortunately you don’t hear from most of us.

    in reply to: Results!! Question about "Unknown" #6955
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    I fully expect my dog to come back unknown. He’s such a mixed up little mutt. I never paid for a DNA test because there was a chance that he was a “super mutt” and they wouldn’t be able to tell what he was. I think they said if going back to his great grandparents were mutts then they wouldn’t be able to tell.

    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    I think the issue wasn’t so much they didn’t have the time but they didn’t have the money. Those people who pay for their dogs DNA tests to be analyzed will now come out of the line of samples waiting. The grant money will still be used for testing samples and the same amount will be tested but there may be less samples to choose from because some people might pay for their own. Also now that they can take donations they will have more money to use on testing and not just have to rely on the grant money alone.

    in reply to: biting #6675
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    Things like stuffed Kongs help too cause they have to chew a lot to get the stuff out of those. I like to put stuff in them and then freeze them so it’s extra work.

    in reply to: biting #6667
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    Zak George on YouTube has some great training videos and I know he’s done one on puppy biting. That’s a very common issue. Check that out. I would link it but I’m at work and they block YouTube here. Lol.

    in reply to: dna #6666
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    I would think though that you could use the breed information to look up illnesses or diseases that those breeds are prone to. I know that doesn’t really mean as much but it could be helpful for a vet to know if something came about one day in the future. It might give them a starting point to look at.

    in reply to: how to potty train a doggy with a bell #6643
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    I tried the bells……one of my dogs got it……and then the bells never stopped ringing because she always wanted to be outside! Lol.

    in reply to: Saint Bernard Genetics: Face markings(Mask) and Rear Dew Claws #6582
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    So interesting! One of my mixed dogs has all four dew claws and the other only has the front two. I never really thought about dew claws at all until I had two dogs with different ones.

    in reply to: new here #6558
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    I agree David. I’m doing it strictly for my own curiosity, that’s why I would never have purchased it from a DNA testing company. I don’t think it really matters what breed they are, at least not to me. I have a dog trainer that I take classes from and she’s said that it might be a bit helpful with knowing how to train my dogs. Some breeds can have behaviors or things that drive them. Like mine we think has terrier in him cause he’s very reactive to motion. The other day he did something and she wondered if he had herding dog in him. I think most people don’t have dogs that are a nightmare like mine so it probably won’t matter as much. Lol. Ultimately we have pretty much figured out all his trouble areas and what works through trial and error. Another benefit could be that certain breeds might be more prone to certain diseases or illnesses and that could help to know what to look out for.

    in reply to: How long is the wait time on this? #6508
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    Jamie- that is an interesting question….I would hope if there were 19 they would just stick the first free one in there to be able to send them all out. I know the feeling though about having that kind of luck! That’s so the kind of luck I have! I hope that doesn’t happen for you!

    Randy – I’m sorry to have upset you. All I meant was that I am hoping that since they’ve made this change to be able to get more funding that things might be different. All we can do is wait and see. I know it’s not ideal but it’s better than nothing I think. I hope.

    in reply to: How long is the wait time on this? #6460
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    Brenda, I can understand your being frustrated but I think they are truly doing the best they can. They didn’t have the funding to be able to process all the DNA kits and there was nothing they could do about that. They relied on a set amount from grants. Now that they are a non-profit and can take donations they may get more funding and we may see an increase in the amount of DNA kits they are able to process. We should give them a chance. They did make this change and so they’re clearly actively working to correct the issue. There was just nothing they could do without the funding. I think it has to be frustrating for them as well. They want the information as much as we do.

    in reply to: Why are people complaining? #6459
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    Haha. Kate that’s funny. What dog owner doesn’t love the opportunity to talk about their dog…..I was filling out comments on most of the questions…..what else can I tell you about my favorite creatures in the world!?!?

    in reply to: I Just Donated! #6451
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    I agree Mary! Thank you for donating as well! Your dog is beautiful!

    in reply to: survey #6450
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    I don’t know where those are in the surveys either but I would say they are different. My dog can have owner directed aggression but his is usually when he wants to direct it at something else and can’t. I believe I put that in a comment somewhere……

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