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    13 week old lab puppy, following Hillmanns program. Trying to to introduce her to feathers and she chewed it to high heaven. I'm trying to take it away as she begins chewing but even if I'm holding her she's chewing it. It isn't slight chewing either she's drawn blood from me getting my hand...
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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...
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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...
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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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    Since I've had my 6.5month old Golden I have not had one successful water retrieve. I'm planning for mainly upland and some waterfowl. He takes to the water naturally and loves to swim but when it comes to going out and bringing back a bumper he won't do it. He mouths it a bit but drops it and...
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    I know this isn't a training question but I'm curious about breeder recommendations near southeast Kansas. I'm looking for a Labrador or Chesapeake in the future (like next year or even later). I'd love to get one now but it's not the right timing for me. Just getting some ideas to do some more...
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    My 2 month old black lab is having trouble getting used to the leash (And collar as well). I've tried treat based rewards, but the problem is as soon as she sees it, she'll bite down on it and won't let go. And as soon as it's out of her mouth, she goes into the puppy crazies. I tell her no, but...
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    For those who use a Wonder Lead to teach heel, at what age to you introduce the Wonder Lead and begin training? Thanks.
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    Good day! I'm completely new to retriever training, and need some help getting my lab puppy to love retrieving a dummy. She is a chocolate labrador, American/field-type, whelped in early Dec 2013. So, she's about 9.5 weeks old at the time of this posting. We've had her since 49 days old. I...
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    I have a 14 week old female chocolate lab from pretty good blood lines. I'm young and new to this kind of training. When I throw a bumper she will go out to it and sit there and chew on it. How do I get her to come back to me with it? She has chew toys and rawhide bones are they causing the problem?
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    Hello, my name is Jeremy and I have a male golden retriever that is going on 7 months old. I have had him in the field a bunch of times and he is really good when we get to move around and walk. I set up a blind and just wanted to see how he would do for an hour or so and he is very naughty! I...
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