Even seen a pair of human parents, both smart, healthy and athletic, with good vision and good hearing, etc., have a kid that was a klutz, or had to wear glasses, or was born deaf, or was mentally disabled? Dogs are no more immune to the random reshuffling of genes or the vagaries of expression of deleterious mutations than are people. A good breeding only increases the odds.
Very very true....dad had two brothers in school...one ended up a police chief the other is sitting at on death row...guess what,both had the same trainers.
The "right decision"to a retriever is generally that decision which feels good or is the most convenient.So its the trainers job to teach the dog that what feels good is that which pleases the trainer.
It is unfair to both dog and owner to ask more of it, than it is capable of. Not every retriever is meant to retrieve.
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When do you think a guy could make the assumption he has gotten nothing more than a pet? As you can maybe tell, I am that guy. Pup is showing little desire and I am worrying. Hopefully needlessly but still..... He is still very young but my last pup had all kinds of go, lived to retrieve. And I think that is what has me wondering.
Wait a minute! Is this the like 9-10 week old from your earlier post?
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PMC ,read post #10 in this current thread (I'm referring to the last part of the posters sentence).
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