Puppy training question

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  1. Sasktrapper

    Sasktrapper New Member

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    illbbe gettinga chocolate lab pup in a few weeks and was wondering what DVD or book would be good for training him? Primary training would be for retrievejng geese in field shoots with secondary geared towards upland
     
  2. Doc E

    Doc E Elite Refuge Member

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    You will get a few different answers.
    My favorite is the "Smartwork" series of books and DVDs and we have the 'plus' of having the author (Evan Graham) as a member of the Refuge and he frequently drops by to answer questions.
    Also, take a look up above at the stickys and take a look at the one titled "Preparing a goose for training".
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  3. Brack36

    Brack36 Senior Refuge Member

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    Smartworks has provided me with some excellent training tools. Hillmann has done the same. Research the programs. Good luck and have fun.
     
  4. KwickLabs

    KwickLabs Elite Refuge Member

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    To be perfectly frank there are several programs delivered in DVD or book formats which if followed correctly will provide
    a dedicated teaching trainer and his pup just what you want - "retrieving geese in field shoots with secondary geared
    towards upland". Keep in mind that the critical components are "you and your pup".....not necessarily the program.

    How well the process proceeds will depend a great deal on developing the initial interactions. I cannot emphasize how
    much a strong mentor can impact your start.

    There are two things I would do first. Buy a program that provides for the beginning stages of training a retriever. There
    are several. Buy one and "work it". While doing so research your long term training program wisely....take your time. You
    have a few weeks to get a feel for your unique situation as every pup is different. During that time find/decide which program
    you will follow and tie that in with your mentor. Stay the course with this pup. Learn together. Your next pup (well down the
    road) will benefit on how wisely you progressed with this one.

    Too repeat, it is a good idea to begin with a puppy program which focuses on the first few months. Plan ahead....process
    and think before leaping. :yes

    Enjoy the journey. They grow up fast. Do what they need every moment and most of all have fun! :sp

    A happy, excited pup is easier to train. :h
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    BAYDOG Moderator- Diver, NY Forum, Refuge Classifieds Sponsor Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Smart Work!
     
  6. EvanG

    EvanG Elite Refuge Member

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    Any questions, feel free to ask anytime.

    EvanG
     
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