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    Default Where should my 15 week old lab be??!!

    This is the first lab I am training, I researched quite a bit and think I found one with good bloodlines and hopefully turns into a great hunting companion. She is 15 weeks old and I was just curious where she should be right now

    sit, stay, heel, here ect.

    Another thing I am starting to worry about a little bit is she has not been very excited about retrieving. I only do a couple a day or every other day so she doesnt get bored with it but still she will sometimes run out to the bumper sniff it and then walk away. When she does bring it back she drops it 4-5 feet before she gets to me. Where did I go wrong here?

    Thanks for all the help!!

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    Depends on the dog!

    Might be teething.

    Working the dog too much, and having no fun, will kill enthusiasm. How formal are your sessions?

    Finally, it's a baby puppy.

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    Welcome..
    Where should my 15 week old lab be??!!

    By your side getting to know you.

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    I only make the training sessions short and try to give her a lot of praise. She has been doing great with everything else on the obedience side of things. I would say not very formal training sessions.
    Is there anything I can do with a baby puppy to build her retrieving drive along the way?

    Thanks for the help guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coreyhoehn View Post
    I only make the training sessions short and try to give her a lot of praise. She has been doing great with everything else on the obedience side of things. I would say not very formal training sessions.
    Is there anything I can do with a baby puppy to build her retrieving drive along the way?

    Thanks for the help guys!
    It is in the genes. Right now bond with pup.

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    You guys know more than me. Maybe I am just getting too excited ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by coreyhoehn View Post
    You guys know more than me. Maybe I am just getting too excited ha
    You have a right to be excited...She is going to be with you for the next 16 years or so....

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    good lawd ITS A PUPPY....

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    Get off the time tables now, it will save you many inevitable frustrations and unnecessary anger directed toward your dog in the long run. Your dog should be where YOUR dog is at. This is true for every dog, and is the rule throughout their life. Thinking and judging where dog A is relative to dog B of the same age or how progressed dog A should be at X weeks, Y months, or Z years is a grand disservice to dog A!

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    Here is Bijoux about that age , maybe a little younger .https://youtu.be/XU-1r1M-YmI
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