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Thread: Just ordered TRT2/Where should my almost 4 month old be?

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    Default Just ordered TRT2/Where should my almost 4 month old be?

    Guys the title says it.I have trained every dog off the old TRT but things have changed in almost 10 yrs,go figure.This pup is marking over 75 plus and started on live birds.With the newer trend of starting early where should I or he be?Well sorry not trend but evolution.
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    There is no where he should be, there is only where he is......
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    soulds like you are set to have some fun
    work on your OB with your 6 foot leash and stick.
    it can be hard for the bouncy tigger type pups to learn.
    Your gonna love how much more easy the DVD is over the old VHS tape
    to get back to and review. The few (very few) edited additions were you
    go from young Mike to older Mike and back to young, will make you take note
    "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

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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    It can do no harm to start at the beginning of the course and review it... at some point you will see where the pup is and you can then continue on with the new material or work on any holes you may have found.

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    Mike doesn't start them until they are about 6 months. So the dogs you see in his TRT 2 dvd will be older than yours. In his Total Retriever Marking he shows very young puppies being introduced to retrieving, birds, water, etc.
    Download his free Flow Chart. Look at the top of the Flow Chart and he states the things that should be happening before he gets them: Socialization and Introduction to Field

    Crate training, housebreaking, playing with kids and adults, traveling in a vehicle, nature walks, simple ob with treats, casting games with treats, walking on leash (two sides), intro to retrieving, intro to birds, intro to water retrieves, intro to gunner thrown marks, etc.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks and also just added the TRM dvd as well.This is all I needed,to get back in this madness but my little girl is having a blast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by savage25xtreme View Post
    There is no where he should be, there is only where he is......
    Very good reply ...Please don't get caught in that trap of age ='s certain behaviors....Train the dog and don't worry about age ....The older I get the farther behind I get....Enjoy each day for what it is worth ....Steve S
    "Your dog learns as much by doing his work right,by your praise and encouragement, as he does by your displeasure and correction." DLWalters

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    Thanks Steve,I have been out of this biz for quite a while and just seems alot has changed.But we are enjoying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savage25xtreme View Post
    There is no where he should be, there is only where he is......
    I think this may be a quote from Yoda in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back".

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    close Dave,what you are thinking, this line is.......

    Luke - All right, I'll give it a try
    Yoda - No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try

    but more important is after Yoda lifts the X-wing out of the swamp....

    Luke - I don't, I don't believe it.
    Yoda - That is why you fail.
    "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

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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