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Thread: TRAINING....Male vs. Female ?

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    I prefer females but have trained and competed with both. My sister prefers males but has had her best success with her female.

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    I trained/hunted both but prefer females. I have two females right now.

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    Love my females also.
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    I like my female but it's frustrating when the heat cycle hits opening weekend for ducks. Just have to weight the pros and cons. It's cool to see her beat up on the boys during a hunt test and make the test look easy.
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    Some people have told me that that they feel that females learn a little quicker.
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    I prefer males!

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    I have one of each from the same litter, 16 months old. Two completely different dogs. Male is a get along, whatever you want him to do, no problem; immature, out da box, running buddy, that'll climb up in your pocket if you let him; but leary of people he doesn't know. Female is a fun loving, wide open, git it quick, I'll do it my way until you smoke my butt kinda dog, that never sees a stranger. I guess I have the best of both worlds. Never a dull moment. We're on her second week of her first heat cycle. It's been somewhat of an interesting situation.

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    As someone who sees at least 100 dogs per week, it is my opinion that it's less about the dog being male/female and more about the personality the dog was born with.

    Seems to me that each litter has pups that fall into a certain pecking order. There are the dominants, the weak/shy, and the somewhere in the middles. You can get a female dominant born pup or a female submissive (and the ones in between). Same with males.

    Not sure which is more difficult: a dominant male or a dominant female. A shy side male or shy side female. But it's certain that a dominant female will be harder to train than a middle pecking order male. And same is true that a dominant male is harder to train than a middle pecking order female.

    I've had mainly male dogs and am training my first female. The challenge is the hormone swings around heat cycles. Add that to my own hormone swings and it can be challenging some weeks.

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    What Evan said..........but I like girl dogs best......Don

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    It truly is a personal preference. What I have found doing fieldwork is that the boys are more consistent for me, no heat issues, no tendency to lose their mind before they come into heat after they come out of heat. Just my humble opinion.

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