How old should pups be when you start force fetching? Also could someone walk me through from force fetching your pup for the first time to weeks or months later. What do you do differently? I'm wanting to train mine to be an antler dog, any one who has trained antler dogs did you force fetch them? Also my pup is still young not about to force fetch 12 weeks, but she retrieves but doesn't want to let go when she gets back w ball or antler. At this age what should you do and then later on as well..
I suggest you get on a step by step program. The program will sneer these questions and provide you with step by step answers. I highly recommend Bill Hillmanns puppy dvd. For a simple easy to follow program for hunting dogs its hard to beat Chris Akins Duck Dog Basics. Ours $19.99 and will take you through FF. Then for another $20 you get part 2 and that takes you through basic handling and blinds.
If anyone knows how to produce a hunting dog it's Chris!