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    Default Need help with land a water retrieves

    I have a 8 month old female lab and my problem is that she LOVES water retrieves but on land it's a different story. On land she does ok but will only retrieve a couple times then she gets lazy and lays down with the bumper but when it comes to water she gets very excited and brings the bumper back and starts looking for another one to be thrown. So my question is.....should I be concern? Do I need to do anything to make her more excited about land retrieves? Also kind of a off question but while I do obedience training do I stop all retrieves or just do a few here and there?

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    Ordinarily you would not stop retrieving while doing ob. But you need to tell us about the training you have been doing.
    Sounds like she is bored.
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    She had went missing for 3 months and she came back about a month ago so far she knows sit here and working on heel a little more so far just working should I start using birds on land to make it more interesting for her or just keep using bumpers

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    Wondering*

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    I would treat her like a beginning puppy. Only a very few bumpers retrieves (say3) every third day. Work on ob a little more say four days a week.
    When the retrieving desire is good on bumpers introduce a live pigeon.
    Hopefully she has just become bored for some unknown reason.

    If this doesn't work (and it should) tape bird wings to a bumper.
    Hope this helps.
    PS Are you following a training program?
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    No I've just been doing it from watching videos and read. Should I follow a training program? If so which one

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    Yes you should be following a program. Are you a young person with limited funds? If so I will try to adjust my response as to the training material.
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    Yes I'm only 18 and this is my first dog but I'm willing to spend money just on a budget

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    Ok.
    There are several good programs. Maybe for you the best would be:
    Smartworks by Evan Graham. Look in the classifieds. The Smartworks
    basic DVD set just sold for $100.
    Or
    Fowl Dogs by Rick Stowaski (sp?)
    Gundogsupply.com has them both I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    Ok.
    There are several good programs. Maybe for you the best would be:
    Smartworks by Evan Graham. Look in the classifieds. The Smartworks
    basic DVD set just sold for $100.
    Or
    Fowl Dogs by Rick Stowaski (sp?)
    Gundogsupply.com has them both I believe.
    I do not want to jack this thread from the original poster but Wayne, why do you prefer them over Lardy? if so, what do you like better about Evan or Rick over Mike Lardy's? Thanks.
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