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    Junior Member Rockytop1993's Avatar
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    I will soon be an owner of a puppy sired by Paddle Creeks Pack your Grip “Traveler”. I was wanting to know any useful information on what to expect from this puppy. I know every puppy is dofferent and the Dam does have an effect on the puppy but I know there are more Traveler sired puppies on this forum than the Dams puppies.
    ~Rockytop Retrievers~

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    Sharp teeth, lots of potty breaks and no sleep! LOL!

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    Hard to give a one-size-fits-all answer, with many factors affecting pups development (different dams, different environments at breeders, etc.).

    However, with that said, I can tell you about my Traveler pup.

    He's three and a half, heck of a marker, and tractable on blinds (sounds like I'm advertising to sell him, huh?). One of the things I love about him is that it doesn't take much correction to change behavior. You need a light touch, not a 2X4, and he seems to want to do the right thing if you make clear what that is.

    One drawback with him is that I've been fighting a noise on the line issue. Totally my fault, but there none the less. My other dog, never an issue, so I missed the early warning signs and didn't jump on the problem until it was well established. I mention it because his littermate, running field trials, also had a tendency towards noise. We have been working on the noise, and are making progress. Would I say this is going to be every Traveler pup? Not based on one data point, but I would say, be aware that it could happen and correct it at level 0, and don't let it get to level 3 or 4, or you'll be reading everything Randy Bohn has posted.

    They did a repeat breeding, and he has two younger siblings (11 months) that are local to me, that I'm looking forward to watching run.

    Bottom line, love him and would get another Traveler pup in a heartbeat.
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    Thank you Ron! This helps a lot. Definitely news that will be relayed to my trainer.
    ~Rockytop Retrievers~

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