My puppy's 1st day on the water

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My puppy's 1st day on the water

Postby Elmer Fudd » Tue May 31, 2005 10:51 pm

Drake the new pup(had him about aweek now..almost 8 wks old)
1st day on the boat..took him to a ducky place on the river(but its off limits to hunt..darn)... Introduced him to water..got him used to walking around in it...didnt get him in too deep but enough to swim..
Threw the bumper.... he ran out got it brought it back...did it about 5 times
I'm takin it easy..not over doing it..Sit, Stay.. come is going fairly well.
No is doing good..LOL

I'm so Proud ! :getdown: Any pointers are very welcome..my 1st training of a duck dog and my copy of Water Dog hasnt came in yet. :salude:

If ya wanna see some pics of his 1st time out .

http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/album_pic.php?pic_id=522
http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/album_pic.php?pic_id=523
http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/album_pic.php?pic_id=524
[url]http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/album_pic.php?pic_id=525][/url]
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Tue May 31, 2005 11:16 pm

:thumbsup: Man!!!! I am so frikin jealous. Your dog is doing great. My dog wouldn't even get in the water without me in it with him. ACE didn't really like water until he was about 4 months old. now i can't get him out of it. Your doing a really good job. Let him deside how far he should go, with just a little push from you. I have been seriously considering another pup for a couple of months now. I have been searching for a female to match up to my male. I want to have another pup in the family so bad.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:37 am

Fudd,
That pup is learning extremely fast. I would expect good things to come. :salude:

By the way, he is extremely adorable too :mrgreen:

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Postby gsphunter » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:06 am

I'm going to agree with the two guys above. A puppy that will hold a bumper like that to take a picture and hit the water like that. Keep up the good work. :thumbsup:
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Postby brdprey » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:46 am

very nice pup, i can almost smell the puppy breath.
he looks like a possible work horse.........well done.
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Postby shrpshtr » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:53 am

great pics, thanks for updating. i am really impressed with that pup. keep up the good work.

it doesn't look like you need advice so i'll just say this...don't forget to TAKE IT SLOW!
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Thanks Guys

Postby Elmer Fudd » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:57 pm

Slow is how I'm going to take it...Force fetch and collar isnt in my plans..I think if I can just continue to just make him know what I enjoy he will enjoy also..
By the way..there was a spot out there he didnt feel comfy with...actually he ran back to the boat....went there today and he retrieved but whined about it...guess what we found???
A freaking snake...by the shore following us...and this water is so merky that if its over 6" deep you cant see in it..and this sucker was in about 5" water...do ya suppose he smelt or sensed it?
If I had my gun I wouldve blowed its head off(even though firearms is prohibeted in this area)Scared the sht outa my blonde daughter..LOL.
I was messin with it with my check cord that i bring .
It was brown with diamond pattern on its back..about 3 ft long..
Dont know what type of snake it was..but here in northern Indiana we hardly have snakes..
But hey..made for an exciting day.

PS..update on what type of snake...could've been 1 of 3 and the 3rd being a cotton mouth but rare in indiana and only in southern part of the state.. other 2 where just water snakes..
it didnt try to strike..but just follow us and check us out...
http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/index.htm?http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/outreach/INSnakeList.htm&2
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:12 pm

Glad to hear your dog is doing well!

As for the snake incident, I'm not sure I would want to be in that position. EEEEEEERRRRRRRRGGGHGHHH :thumbsdown:

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Postby gsphunter » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:52 am

Without seeing it, and just knowing where you are from, I would have to guess Northern Water snake or Red and Brown Water snake. Same thing just different names. They are extremely common in the midwest.
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