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  1. Practice, Patience, putting it all together

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    Hello all, I am writing this while reminding myself that every dog is different, that I need patience with teaching, and that practice is essential. I also know that a timetable should not be paired with training. That said I feel like my 9 month old pup is beginning to put it all together. At...
  2. Dog Not Interested in Bumpers

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    Hello, I have an 11 month old male lab who just doesn't seem very interested in bumpers. He will retrieve them and bring them back but he just doesn't seem that into it (he also cigars bumpers). My friends dogs go absolutely insane just seeing their bumpers you can tell the dogs are really...
  3. Retrieving refusal with Bird Launcher

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    I recently purchased a remote bird launcher to throw marks with birds for my one year old lab, however I also want to be able to use it for bumpers too since I only have a limited number of birds. My issue is when ever I use a bumper instead of the bird, my dog will run to the mark but not pick...
  4. Bumper Boy repair questions

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    I am attempting to repair my wife's Bumper Boys, which she got used. They were new in 2002. My first stop was to get a replacement NiCd battery stack from Batteries Plus to replace the battery that was not charging up and holding 6 volts. 4 of the 6 servos are missing their stainless steel...
  5. Best Bumpers for Lab Puppy

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    My girl is 9 weeks old right now, nice little lab that's getting the hang of the retrieve. I've been using a plush squeaker bone for her retrieves or a tennis ball and I bought a tiny canvas puppy bumper that weighs almost nothing. She's super excitable with the bone and I was wondering what are...
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