the recent threads about vocalizing have made me want to know how do you prevent vocalizing with a pup?
I was watching youtube video of a 16 week old bitch pup that barked (multiple times) because she was not allowed to make a retrieve 'when she wanted'. Handler released her shortly after the mark landed and she made the retrieve.
Seems like a vocalizing issue in the making?
If you have a pup (too young for formal ob) who is whining or making noise before being released for a mark - whether that is hand thrown/tossed, or a 'real mark' - how do you control the noise without dampening the drive?
I have not had a pup like this, and hope I never do.