she has a mouth like a croc.
harvey1b wrote:start training basic obedience. that is the key to any hunting dog. The wistle can be worked in with verbal commands. I like using both when hunting. I do some jump shooting so a soft verbal command is nice when you want to control the dog but not make a lot of noise.
For the croc mouth, get a plastic bristled brush and use that for retrieves for a little while. She'll learn pretty quickly not to chomp down. The knobby rubber bumpers also help.
the "water dog" book or DVD are both great, but you might want to consult other source and merge them.
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