Stoneys52 wrote:What am I doing wrong? She has fun the training sessions are short. When she sees a gun, duck dummy, or feathers she gets over excited
Not to speak for 'Occly, but would believe as others have mentioned, you may have some premature retrieving expectations in place that need more of a separate
fundamental foundation first.
You don't want to be overly structured with all the Obedience while retrieving. Keep that separate, lay the foundation, and then bring retrieving and the Obedience learned in the yard all together later. In the meantime keep retrieving fun- (as it sounds like you may be doing )
You can suck the drive out of a pup with all the structure while trying to "have fun".
You can take it out, but it's hard to put it back in.
Your pups' 16wks. and may be teething, which could be a reason for the chewing.
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