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    Help, I have a 50 wk. old black lab that is hot and cold when it comes to retrieves and extremely ornery. Last little while she doesn't show a lot of desire and stops to sniff EVERYTHING while she is supposed to be bringing a bumper back. She is really easily distracted. Suggestions, ideas, whatever. I am tearing what little hair I have left out. I have thought about selling her and starting over.

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    50 week old dog??And you are just now seeing a lack of desire????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Help, I have a 50 wk. old black lab that is hot and cold when it comes to retrieves and extremely ornery. Last little while she doesn't show a lot of desire and stops to sniff EVERYTHING while she is supposed to be bringing a bumper back. She is really easily distracted. Suggestions, ideas, whatever. I am tearing what little hair I have left out. I have thought about selling her and starting over.
    assuming (bad I know) that you do indeed mean 50 weeks - which would be about 6-7 months...DOn't worry about it right now..if she HAS retrieved, she will probably grow up to retrieve....seems like a lot of pups reach this age and discover there is a lot to discover....lol..also, she is prime time for coming into season..so that could be too, if she isn't spayed....bitches tend to really start sniffing around before the come into heat (at least mine do)

    time to do obedience and then force fetch...

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    How Many Weeks Are In A Year???

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    Fifty-two last time I checked.

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    Boy those last two weeks flew by.

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    Check her eyes. Consider a pet home for her & getting another pup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R Little View Post
    How Many Weeks Are In A Year???
    lol - my mistake....

    but I still hold that the dog could be coming into heat...could be that the dog has not had a lot of discipline or obedience....

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    You don't indicate how much you work with the dog, now which training system you employed if any? Introduction to live birds and a solid force fetch program might bring her around.

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    What did you buy the dog for ie: casual hunter?

    Has the dog been FF or forced?
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