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Thread: Force Fetch sensitive gums?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogs4life View Post
    No I don't I really wish I did. I'm just saying I don't see why it would be anything else but the gums. Ill hopefully find out Monday, his gums may be fine by Monday so I don't really know how this is gonna go
    Don't know how it works where you are, but if I called my vet today I would get referred to our 24-hour emergency clinic, which I have actually had to use before. I would do some calling and find somewhere and somebody that would be willing to take a look.

    This is also a good reason to have your vet's cell number in your phone. I've had to make use of that one before too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
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    If it turns out NOT to be his gums then how should I go about this? Try switching bumpers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogs4life View Post
    If it turns out NOT to be his gums then how should I go about this? Try switching bumpers?
    Where do you live? Are you working in cold and/or snowy/icy conditions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    Where do you live? Are you working in cold and/or snowy/icy conditions?
    Im in Oklahoma. It's only about 30 degrees in the morning then 50 degrees in the evening. Not to bad.

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    There should be plenty of experienced retriever folks nearby as well as some professional help.

    I'd strongly urge you to seek out an experienced local trainer to get some meaningful input.

    There are so many variables and those reading this thread have so little detail that any advice is just going to be a "guess".

    You only get one chance to do it right the first time.

    Good luck! Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    There should be plenty of experienced retriever folks nearby as well as some professional help.

    I'd strongly urge you to seek out an experienced local trainer to get some meaningful input.

    There are so many variables and those reading this thread have so little detail that any advice is just going to be a "guess".

    You only get one chance to do it right the first time.

    Good luck! Chris
    I've talked to two trainers so far one says reinforce hold with collar which obviously doesn't work and the other says to switch bumpers and then pretty much EVERYBODY else says see the vet and hold off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    There should be plenty of experienced retriever folks nearby as well as some professional help.

    I'd strongly urge you to seek out an experienced local trainer to get some meaningful input.

    There are so many variables and those reading this thread have so little detail that any advice is just going to be a "guess".

    You only get one chance to do it right the first time.

    Good luck! Chris
    Also, what's your opinion on just throwing some soft fun bumpers around while we figure this out?

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    talking to and actually visiting a trainer are two different things . I want you to come here so I can see what you are doing and how the dog is responding and what you are doing again... find somebody to do that
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    I think, personally, I'd be more concerned with the dogs mouth & muzzle by the looks of the nasty sores in the picture. But that's just me.
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