Sounds like that'd suck for the dog and the ownerThe thing is, I am a softy compared to some. I used James Lamb Free's book Training Your Retriever several times and I look like a pushover compared to how he teaches. I never went full JLF but used his basic principals.
It has been a while since I looked at it but his theory if I remember correctly is your dog should always be in a command, no free time. If you want a dog for a pet for the kids, get a pound dog but your retriever is basically a employee/slave and not to play with etc. I do not agree with that but an interesting theory and I guarantee you his dogs didn't bark.
Thanks soil tester. For the price, it’s worth trying
Just joshin' with ya'Thanks soil tester. For the price, it’s worth trying