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    When to let the clients come see their dog?

    Do any of you full timers have a set schedule for clients to come see their dog? I am currently letting them come as much and when ever they want. Thats with a few day notice. But it seems like i...
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    Whats your busyest time of year for training

    I know duck and dove season is always busy. But what months do you get the most dogs in? Or what time of year do you put the most dogs on the waiting list?
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    I have been researching this also. I know most...

    I have been researching this also. I know most folks make their own. I havent been using one but i know i need to be. If someone could email us a copy of what you use that would be great.
  4. Thread: Is FF necissary?

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    I agree with sheriff. The drive isnt the...

    I agree with sheriff. The drive isnt the problem. If the dog is running hard to the bird. That has nothing to do with the dog dropping the bird at your feet. The dog needs to be FF. Thats what...
  5. Thread: Is FF necissary?

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    IMO its all about what type of dog you want. I...

    IMO its all about what type of dog you want. I know some have ran dogs that have never been FF in tests and FTs but how many dogs out there do you honestly think could go that far and do it right...
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    Some dogs have a realy high desire to retrieve. ...

    Some dogs have a realy high desire to retrieve. Some will retrieve but need to be reinforced with forcefetch. The problems you are having is the reason the dog needs to be force fetched. If a dog...
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    Has the dog been through Force Fetch? That...

    Has the dog been through Force Fetch? That sounds like the problem to me. Most dogs love live birds. Thats the way i get some of the dogs i train (that lack a drive for retrieving) to get going...
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    :confused: To young. You have plenty of time for...

    :confused: To young. You have plenty of time for force fetching. I would try a live bird and let him retrieve it. If that dosnt get him going nothing will. If that dosnt work then wait til 6 or 7...
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    Labs with white spots? Full blooded or not?

    I have always heard that a lab with white spots isnt a full blooded dog. I have seen some registered dogs with the white on the chest and paws but that dosnt mean they are purebred. What do yall...
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    Yep he is gone be a lazy spoiled dog. Im gone...

    Yep he is gone be a lazy spoiled dog. Im gone let him run out and do whatever he wants to. My wife has fell in love with him.
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    Sorry it took so long to post back but ive been...

    Sorry it took so long to post back but ive been gone all day. You know i think the dog was fighting. One of his ears are realy messed up like its been damaged and scared over. Its realy thick and...
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    Lab health questions

    I found a beautiful white full blooded lab on the hwy tonight. The dog is in bad shape. Very malnurished. Skin and bones and real wormy. I had to bring him home. My question is that allot of his...
  13. This is a joke. Bunch of Smart ass kids.

    This is a joke. Bunch of Smart ass kids.
  14. WRL if you will read the first sentance in this...

    WRL if you will read the first sentance in this post i beleive its says I AGREE THAT ITS JUST PLAYING FETCH. The one who posted before i responded with that said that its realy not force fetching...
  15. Ok lets do this. What do yall think i should do....

    Ok lets do this. What do yall think i should do. Whats wrong with what im doing. Lets here it.
  16. Look i dont want to fuss and argue. There are...

    Look i dont want to fuss and argue. There are allot of these last few post that dont make sense. No the 8 dogs are not on the same level. Thats why i said i train for 15 to 30 min on each dog BASED...
  17. Well i have trained allot of dogs and i do it the...

    Well i have trained allot of dogs and i do it the same way same steps everytime. I dont force fetch every dog i ff for 30 min sessions. But i do with some. Each dog is diffrent. I dont know how...
  18. I have tried birds,balls,dokkens,swimming noodles...

    I have tried birds,balls,dokkens,swimming noodles from walmart,sticks i think i have tried it all. He will runn after it when i throw it but he just wont pick it up. He love chasing it but when it...
  19. I agree that its just playing fetch. But when...

    I agree that its just playing fetch. But when the dog is doing what you ask then you have to create a chance to correct or use pressure. But when the dog dosnt retreive on its own and has no...
  20. I guess i should say that i have trained several...

    I guess i should say that i have trained several dogs start to finish. Im not a beginner by any means. I was just asking others opinion on wheather or not ff would be the way to go or not. I have...
  21. Sams progress (the 9 month old that wouldnt retreive)

    I asked if i should ff my 9 month old the other day because he would not retreive. Some said do some said dont. Well i started ff today. I had made mention about how fast he caught on to the...
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    I was just talking to another trainer on the...

    I was just talking to another trainer on the phone about this and he also said to let him settle in a bit. I have only had him a couple days.
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    I asked if the dog would retreive and they said...

    I asked if the dog would retreive and they said yes. But they had him as a pet. I feel like if they would have played with him when he was young he would have been ok. But it was free so what can...
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    9 month old wont retreive

    I have trained allot of labs for myself and started a few for others but i have always started at 6 weeks old with the pups. Well this time i went out on a limb and got a free AKC yellow male. He...
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