Pup issues

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  1. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    He said he could make her retrieve. He doesn't think she will get over the gun issues I introduced
     
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    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    i admitted defeat and dropped her off at the trainer today. Hopefully he can fix my mistakes.
     
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    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Talked to the trainer today. Still no interest in retrieving. He has tried live pigeons. He said she chases it for a couple minutes then looses interest. He is going to give it to the middle of next week and if she still has no desire he will send her home and refund some money.
     
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    molliesmaster Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm not a professional, but I wouldn't be giving up on the dog just yet. Bring her back home and just spend some time with her for a few weeks. Take her to the park, on a boat ride, down to the lake for some fun swimming, whatever you wanna do. Just No retrieving, no pressure, maybe, at the most, some fun obedience lessons (short and simple) set up for success. After a month, maybe introduce some fun bumpers and go from there.
     
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    This is some good advice.
     
  6. KwickLabs

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    Here is a suggestion. I had a friend with a gun shy GSP. She became a game preserve gun dog. I've loaned the
    method to another and soon his dog was no longer "gun shy". I have regularly used it on all my young pups (whether
    they needed it or not). For $30 and some steady, consistent work.........you might be pleasantly surprised.

    Just don't go out and test it full bore without doing a real gun intro correctly. If you don't know the "right way"........ask. :reader

    http://www.gundogsupply.com/gunshycure.html
     
  7. mikehmike

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    That is a pretty interesting DvD, I'd like to hear if anyone else has used that before or something similar.
     
  8. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Trainer called me today and said I may as well come get her.
     
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    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    So he gave up after only a week of training?:scratch

    If YOU believe the dog has drive,.....Find a different trainer.

    you might also try getting some prozac for the dog. it sounds like it has anxiety issues. Not Kidding.
     
  10. KwickLabs

    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Too soon to give up. Bring her home......have fun. Persistence often wins. :yes

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