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  1. Getting used to picking up geese

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    Hello hope all is well! I have a 2 year old yellow lab heading into her second season of hunting. I was wondering what I should do to help getting used to picking up geese. Last year she picked up ducks and pheasants grear with a very soft mouth but when she got to geese she could barly pick...
  2. 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...
  3. Need Help!!

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    I have a 7 month old boykin who loves retrieving and has pretty solid basic obedience. However, I am having extreme difficulty with delivery to hand. I can say here and he'll come full speed but will drop the bumper. I decided to start working on hold which was going very well on a table as he...
  4. Questions about FF and OB

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    So I've posted a bit about my 7 month old pup who just loves to mouth her bumpers and I had some questions about FF regarding this issue. I won't be starting FF or hold for a while until I get her really solid on her obedience. my question is, should I keep retrieves to a minimum in the time...
  5. E collar transition to force fetch

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    I started force breaking my retriever about a month ago. The results have been positive and I have had no issues thus far. He has been on an e collar for the last year and I have only had positive effects. However, I have not used the continuous mode until now. As far as force fetching, it is...
  6. force fetch issue on the ground

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    I'm working with a blf that is about 6-7 months old. Obedience is done and I have been working ff on the table. Everything has been doing fine on the table she will hold a bumper all day long with out dropping it, say the word fetch and she snatches it up. she doesnt have the "search factor" of...