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Could it happen?

Postby Sua Sponte » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:17 pm

I know this is a weird question but I have a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix puppy at 13 months. He is super hyper but listens when a shock collar is added and he has a "job". He is an awesome retriever (not live retrieves) and is not afraid of gunfire or the water at all. My question is, can I turn him into a gun dog? I know that the majority of it is based on my techniques and how I deal with him, but I was wondering if anyone has any stories about the same kind of dog or any techniques for these super hyper personalities. I bought him because a close friend of mine had a home invasion and I wanted him for protection which he definitely gets the job done. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Could it happen?

Postby ScaupHunter » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:33 am

Lots of good stories about mutts being retrievers. If the pup has the drive give it a try.
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Re: Could it happen?

Postby cfmckinn » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:59 am

I've heard stories of people in Canada using German Shepherds as duck dogs.
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Re: Could it happen?

Postby Duckdon » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:12 am

Give it a GO. I saw a poodle riding a tricycle once so anything is possible. I have a Rottidor that is a very nice duck dog. Keep us in the loop. Don
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Re: Could it happen?

Postby Sua Sponte » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:28 pm

Good deal, I sure will. This is my first shot at a gun dog. He listens pretty well and likes to swim and goes nuts over a bumper. I have lots of teal wings in the freezer from last season that I have been saving for him. Any tips on introducing these to him?
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