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    Tonight I started using frozen ducks with my dog. I started by just giving the duck to my dog and commanding hold. He had an issue with wanting to chomp down on the duck. I commanded hold, gave a nick with the collar, and hold again. This seemed to help. A couple of times when I went to get the duck and commanded leave it he chomped down on the duck again. What do I do to correct the chomping? This is not an issue with bumpers. Is this a sign of a hard mouth?

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    Have yall used ducks/feathers before? If this is the first time, i would venture to guess its a new texture issue. Have you tried throwing a retrieve and looking at his mouth throughout the retrieve? How old is the dog?
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    I don't understand what you were trying to accomplish? Has this dog seen birds before? If not, thaw the duck, throw for dog and get him excited. Try to get him to pick up the duck and bring back. Keep tossing, it may take a few tosses or a few days of tosses.

    Later, if you have to you can force on ducks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    ... thaw the duck.......
    yup,
    are you saying the duck your tossing is froze now?
    or it is a duck you took out from the freezer last night?
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matador View Post
    Have yall used ducks/feathers before? If this is the first time, i would venture to guess its a new texture issue. Have you tried throwing a retrieve and looking at his mouth throughout the retrieve? How old is the dog?
    My dog is a 16 months old. Hasn't been introduced to ducks or feathers before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    yup,
    are you saying the duck your tossing is froze now?
    or it is a duck you took out from the freezer last night?
    Duck I was using was frozen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    I don't understand what you were trying to accomplish? Has this dog seen birds before? If not, thaw the duck, throw for dog and get him excited. Try to get him to pick up the duck and bring back. Keep tossing, it may take a few tosses or a few days of tosses.

    Later, if you have to you can force on ducks.
    Thanks Wayne I will give that a shot.

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    And put the ecollar transmitter in your pocket.
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    yes, thaw your duck.
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    yes, thaw your duck.
    Don't thaw it in your wife's microwave... Trust me
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