gonehuntin' wrote:Everyone's going to tell you to force the dog including me, but it's hunting season and that isn't an option now. Try playing with a SMALL goose. Throw it with a string on it , tease the dog, make it fun. Jealousy works wonders. Take an expweienced dog and throw a goose for it. Keep the other two on a leash. Make a big deal of the other dog when it brings the goose in. Do this a couple of times. Now keep the other dog at heel, throw the goose, and turn one or BOTH of the others loose and see what happens.
A goose is a large and intimidating bird. Don't get upset. Take it easy and let nature take it's course.
Dakota Creek wrote:The easiest way to transition your dog to different retrieves is to do your homework in the yard .... Doesn't have to be a long session .... Just a quick new bird introduction with a couple of retrieves.
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