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    I am looking to buy Lardy's system. My question is, does his basics cover puppy training or just dogs 6 months or older? The description on his website is rather vague.

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    They briefly touch on puppy marks. Enough to get started and give u some tips to get a puppy to close the distance enough to finish the retrieve.

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    TRM covers puppy retrieving and progressing young dogs in marking, intro to water for puppies and some more young dog stuff. TRT begins at about six months.
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    Thank you. Any other info is greatly appreciated. I've never played the games, but think it might be fun. I have "trained" my dogs in the past, by gosh and by golly. They brought back the birds. Never really made them take a line. I always believed that the quicker they could get the bird back to the blind, the better. If that meant running the bank, I was ok with that. This past season, i hunted over a FT washout. If this dog wasn't good enough, I wanted to see one that was good enough. Later in the season, I got to hunt over a dog tht had competed in FT and was a MH, I made up my mind then, that I wanted to try to train a dog to MH level.

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    Lardy recommends Sound Beginnings for puppy stuff. Lots of people are using Hillman's puppy DVD but its pretty pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shinyhead View Post
    Thank you. Any other info is greatly appreciated. I've never played the games, but think it might be fun. I have "trained" my dogs in the past, by gosh and by golly. They brought back the birds. Never really made them take a line. I always believed that the quicker they could get the bird back to the blind, the better. If that meant running the bank, I was ok with that. This past season, i hunted over a FT washout. If this dog wasn't good enough, I wanted to see one that was good enough. Later in the season, I got to hunt over a dog tht had competed in FT and was a MH, I made up my mind then, that I wanted to try to train a dog to MH level.
    Noble aspiration. First tip: get a pup that has the breeding behind it to have the ability to do the work. I watched a pro working dogs on 400 yard blinds. I knew right then I wanted a dog that could do that. The pro evaluated my non-field bred Golden and said, "Taylor is a nice dog, but I think he is a bit laid back to play the games at a very high level." I was kind of insulted, but he was absolutely right. I gave Taylor a few months and it became apparent even to me that he did not have the drive or desire. He's a great pet though and is well loved. I did get a field bred dog. WOW! What a difference, and much more fun.
    "When a man is proud of his dog and shows it, I like him. When his dog is proud of him and shows it, I deeply respect him. Gene Hill

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