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    With the high power dogs how do you train them to be calm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
    With the high power dogs how do you train them to be calm?
    You can't, but you can change their behavior if you have the talent.

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    Basic obedience....sit....down.......shhhhhhhhhh. I'm no pro but a calm dog is a trained dog. When they are young it will be a chore......it gets better as they mature and as they gain experience.

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    Couple cc's of SediVet should do the trick hahaha, just kidding

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    Not sure you can train for calmness but you can certainly breed dogs that are high powered in the field yet calm in the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer66 View Post
    Basic obedience....sit....down.......shhhhhhhhhh. I'm no pro but a calm dog is a trained dog. When they are young it will be a chore......it gets better as they mature and as they gain experience.
    Don't fool yourself. You can control, but you can't calm a High drive dog. And contrarily to belief, it doesn't get any better with age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJGatley View Post
    Don't fool yourself. You can control, but you can't calm a High drive dog. And contrarily to belief, it doesn't get any better with age.
    I thought I might get that response.....and I'm sure you're right. I'm not sure I've ever been around a high drive dog. So my follow up question is this: Why on earth would any duck hunter WANT such a dog in the blind with him. I understand their place in the trials game but for hunting if I can't get my dog to sit quietly then I don't want him there. Same goes for my partners' dogs.

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    With control you can get your dog to sit in the blind with you. The noise is a different problem. IMO....That is why there are pros out there to help with that. The average trainer doesn't know how to manage a high octane dog and becomes frustrated and either quits or gives the dog up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartona500 View Post
    Here we go!

    I know...sorry...I kinda threw the bait out there. I truth I know a good trainer and handler can work with high energy dog. No doubt about it. Me....I'm a novice.....I DEFINITELY don't have the experience to handle such a dog.

    Sorry for throwing that out there like that.

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