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    Default force fetching age question

    Just curious what is the oldest dog some of you have tried to force fetch? Also were you successful in ff of older dog.

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    2.5 and yes.

    Treat it just like it's a 6 month old puppy.
    Physical age doesn't matter.

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    FF is more about mental age than actual age and 1.5 yrs.

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    4 years and never again

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    Thanks for replies. Just curious as i am in process of taking a 3 year old through ff. Aaaaaarrrrgggg!!!

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    between 2 and 3 if i remember right when i did it.

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    1.5 yr old dog she took abit longer than usual but made it through just the same
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    Eight years old.

    She did just fine.

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    I have got one now that is two yrs. old. Finished hold after a week and a half. On the first day of "fetch" and by the 6th pinch, look out!! Great response. We will see if it continues. Think it depends on the dog though. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    2.5 and yes.

    Treat it just like it's a 6 month old puppy.
    Physical age doesn't matter.
    In my limited experience {2 dogs FF'd} it does make a big difference. The 7 mo old I ff'd was much more compliant mentally and MUCH easier to manipulate physically than the 2 yr old physically mature dog

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