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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. I designed a labrador shirt for The Labrador Rescue Trust

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    Hi everyone, What do you guys think of the design? More info here: -John
  4. Rhythm Matters for Retrievers

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    The rhythm utilized within the art of training retrievers is probably one of the hardest skills for a handler to perfect. Not all of us were born with good rhythm. As I have mentioned before, a handler has great influence over a retriever with their body language. It is the unspoken language...
  5. any and all Tips for A first timer?

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    Hello Everyone, My name is Steve and this is my first day as a member of this forum. I have a five month old chocolate Lab named BUB. This is my first time training a gun dog and I have a lot to learn! :) I live in Alaska so there is not as many resources available locally as say the states...
  6. Good Training Programs

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    I have been looking around for a training program for my dog and i but havent really been able to find one that i think fits us. I am looking for one that has everything i would need to know about,stopping on a wistle, retrieving on a line, and hand signals. I dont really want one that is...