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  1. Opinion on progeserone level

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    Hello, I have 4 year old labrador bitch who was mated for the first time last month, I'm looking for your opinions while I'm waiting for the date to take her for ultrasound. So on April 17th (Friday) her progesterone level was 3.9 ng/ml and is the only test we could do because my country was...
  2. !!!Retriever Trainer/Breeder in S Washington or N Oregon!!!

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    I have been scanning through this site and i have found some threads like this one but haven't found a recent one so I'm hoping to get some updated info. So I just moved my wife and two little girls as well as myself to White Salmon, WA from Texas because of a job offer and hurricane Harvey. I...
  3. The Wildrose Way

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    Picking up my first puppy in March and am trying to decide on a program. Does anyone have any experience training a dog "The Wildrose Way" from start to finish? I have the book right now and i am trying to decide on a DVD program to assist. The Wildrose DVD is only $35, which seems...
  4. I'm at my wits end

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    I have been having A LOT of issues with my 9-10 month old lab. She has been back for about two weeks after being at a training kennel for 2.5 months. She knows how to heel, sit, whoa to sit (they specialized in pointers and taught this to her), shot over and she had been force fetched. All this...
  5. 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...
  6. Problems with Heel!

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    Novice trainer. Going back to basics with my 6-7month old pup. I've been posting about separate issues and it's all come back to formalizing her OB. For the life of me I cannot get her to walk in HEEL position or walk without pulling, corrections on the chain and self corrections with the prong...
  7. Handle on Head Shaking

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    6-7 month old pup. Very slowly getting into a hold with sit, still needs guidance to keep it in her mouth. I do need some advice on stopping her from shaking the bajeezus out of everything she retrieves! I've tried the Dokken but that ends up hurting me when the rope slaps my leg. Are there any...
  8. Casting help and Mouthy pup

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    Beginner here: I wish I would have started my 6-7month old lab on casting sooner. Trying to teach the "place" command with a dog cot and sending her after bumpers from there. Any tips on how to get her started or easier ways to teach her. I've ordered Lardy's program but won't be getting it...
  9. Need Food Help For my Dog

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    Hi , I ve gt my new labrador . This is very new for me since this is the first time i ve got a dog..... Am little bit confused about feeding him.. I went through some online resources but still it would me more better if anyone of you help me with this...... I used some online calculator at...
  10. Pulling and Choke Chains

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    Does anyone have video links or advice on how to use a choke chain to help my almost 6 month old lab to stop pulling? Heel is going alright but I would like to take her for walks since I live in a suburban neighborhood. She will pull very very hard with her buckle collar and I pull her back but...
  11. Beginner Mistake

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    I need help and advice to correct a problem I created with my 5 month old lab pup. Since she was younger I used a lot of excitement to get her into the bumper but not enough obedience and now she is obsessed. She has no focus and she jumps on me and is extremely excited, so much so that her...
  12. Bringing Bumper to Sit?

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    My 5 month old pup is very very mouthy and excited with her bumpers, chewing, throwing in the air, shaking it. I would love suggestions on how to get her started to hold and bring it in on sit. She will hold sometimes but if I tell her to sit, she'll drop the bumper, sit and just stare at it. I...
  13. Dummy Launcher for Pup

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    5 month old pup, absolutely crazy about retrieving I feel this dog would go through hot coals for a retrieve. We don't have many gun ranges where I live and shooting off a gun is a big no no. Could I use a dummy launcher instead of a starter pistol? If so what is the best one to start off on...
  14. Best Method to Training "HERE"?

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    First time training a retriever puppy and she's now 5 months old. CC on sit is going well, teething so hold isn't being forced, pretty 'steady' using Bill Hillmanns training program so traffic cop is going very well, she still breaks sometimes but she's still young. Heel is going well. What...
  15. Teaching Pups HOLD

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    Any advice on how to make this go a little smoother. Been working with my 5 month old pup for about 2 weeks on Hold and she hates it. I've been following Hillmanns. Tried a soft plastic bumper, a Chuck It, a tennis ball bumper, canvas... A bunch of different ones to see what would be easier to...
  16. Leash walking and Heel

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    Looking for some methods on how to work heel with a pup that pulls, and just overall leash manners? I've tried treats, the stop light game, stoping and turning back around when she pulls. She's only 4 months but already pulling my arm out of my socket anytime I try to take her for a walk. If...
  17. Too Much Excitement for Bumpers?

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    How much excitement is too much when it comes to hunting labs and retrieving? I have a 4 month old lab and I'm following Bill Hillmann's program. Welp her excitement and desire to retrieve is through the roof, doesn't bring to hand yet but does return to the left side pretty well. Already...
  18. Hardmouth in Puppy??

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    11 week old female lab loves to shake and chew anything she can get her little mouth on. I've been using the lip on her teeth to get her to let go of anything otherwise she wants to play tug of war. I'm a novice and don't know much about what is normal and what isn't. I've been using the Dokken...
  19. Retrieving Issues and Puppy

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    10 week old lab female. Brought her home a week ago. I'll be following Hillmans program for puppies but I'm coming across some issues. She will not give up the bumper, she has a really strong grip and I've tried putting my finger in her mouth and pushing the bumper into but it seems to aggrivate...
  20. 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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