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Thread: Getting my first Chessie Pup this weekend

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    Friend has one about two years old. I needed a new hunting dog, and kids are old enough to help. Did a little research, and liked what I read about the breed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Carrion View Post
    1) They need to understand why. "Because I said so" isn't always good enough.
    2) They remember good and bad.
    3) Increasing force or pressure will often place you in a losing battle of wills.
    4) Socialize from day 1, people and places.

    Congratulations, Good Luck and Have Fun,



    Tim
    Excellent post Tim! I would add; Be VERY careful with pressure. If they feel you wronged them they WILL remember and get even with you. You will need alot of patience when introducing new concepts. Maintain a high standard for things that you are sure they know. Choose your battles carefully. Keep all these things in mind and you will have the most loyal and loving companion that you can imagine!

    Congratulations!


    Tim

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    Good luck with the new pup and ENJOY!
    Bob Owens
    President- Lone Duck Outfitters
    "Sharing Your Passion For The Unspoken Bond"
    www.loneduckoutfitters.com

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    Bass Pro is a great place to socialize them,especially on a Saturday. Many will ask to pet him . Good luck.

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    Just got a new Ches. pup myself this wkd. Welcome to RTF and the wonderful world of Chesapeakes. How about a photo of the new pup?
    Julie R., Hope Springs Farm
    Chesapeake Bay Retrievers since 1981

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