Pup issues

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  1. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    His exact words were for a lot of time and money I can fix this. His then said if it were his dog he would call it a wash.
     
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    Not even home 5 minutes
     

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    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Now that just proves a point.......sometimes you don't know how good things were until you
    find out how "not so good" it could be. :yes

    Feed the beast.....fun! :tu
     
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    I will say she won't touch a Dokken and that was the last thing I was working on gun training with. Tennis balls, softballs, and bumpers she is all over.
     
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    JBdogboy New Member

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    My two boys 10 years and 1.5 years are like this. They don't like the dokken or the avery but bumpers ,toys balls all over them birds in water on land only when hunting. So just keep going and have fun and hunt a life time making great memories.
     
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    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Give it time, and build her confidence. If she shows progress take her to(a different) trainer for FF training.
     
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    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Been working daily. She is still timid in the water. Short marks she is fine. Longer and she wants the big dog to go with her. She is crazy about tennis balls.
     

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    Take her to the water with other dogs and throw nothing but fun bumpers. To much pressure to young.. fun fun fun no reason to hold her back
     
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    1 1/2 years ago my first post was asking whether a lab could be a good pet and also a good hunting partner. The answer was yes. I have found that was a very accurate answer. That said, I did have to remove the tennis balls from her. They seemed to promote chewing which is a violation of our hold standard. I still fight it to this day. I'd be careful with too much use of those tennis balls. At least that was my experience.
     
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    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Reintroduced some gun fire. Let the wife throw the chuckit with me out in the pasture 100 yards away. Wife said the dog only acknowledged the noise for a split second then went on. Had no issues tonight.
     

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