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I have a 12 week old ylm that I am having trouble getting him to bring back the dummy after a retrieve. He charges hard to the mark, but once he picks it up, will not bring it back. I have tried the running away from him or hiding. Usually he will chase for a little bit, but then quits. Any other ideas? Is he too young for a check cord?

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try the hallway of your house, 5' retrieve and a pocket full of soft treats. You'll be doing 10' retrieves before you know it. :wink:
 

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don't give him the opportunity to fail. Keep it fun. two or three retrieves two or three times a day. Quit with him wanting more.
 

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Just to keep the advice coming for him...
Say he puts on the check cord and the pup drops on the way back, now what?
 

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Zoe's next said:
Just to keep the advice coming for him...
Say he puts on the check cord and the pup drops on the way back, now what?
keep reeling! "Here Here Here!!!!" most important is the pup comes to you "Good Dog" The holding and bringing will come in time. Here IS the mostist importantst thing at this time
 

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might let him run around a with the check cord on for a day or so and get used to it.

your first session might and probably will turn into a bucking session. But it's not a big deal right now. Just have fun.
 

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Ken Bora said:
Zoe's next said:
Just to keep the advice coming for him...
Say he puts on the check cord and the pup drops on the way back, now what?
keep reeling! "Here Here Here!!!!" most important is the pup comes to you "Good Dog" The holding and bringing will come in time. Here IS the mostist importantst thing at this time
I think Ken's famous quote is "got rope".

Don't stress, I was there only a couple of months ago. Let the pup run around with the check cord and get use to it. Keep the retrieves short, all you want is him to go pick it up and come back. Socks work great, especially the ones that you want to throw away but can't seem to part with. Praise, love, and a treat or two........just gently reel him back to you. Make sure that you do not take the object out of his mouth right away, I was usually sitting on the ground, let dog sit between you legs and give him a good rub.

Keep it short and fun, in no time he will be a grown dog. Enjoy the puppy.
 

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I have found that what works best for me, is tying a small pork chop around my neck! That includes having a medium check cord around HIS neck too. Do not hesitate to make an absolute fool of yourself so the pup will come to see what the hell you are doing, having fun? Keep it light, short and fun, like life. Bill
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Have bird boy run in with him. If he won't run in with bird boy, have bird boy grab his leash and run in with him.

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