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I gotta new hunting partner today.......

Postby PinTeal » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:20 pm

I got a 7 week old yellow lab! She's a very good looking dog! I will be around this forum now asking quesetions, but for now, she's gonna be a puppy. Any tips? Thanks!

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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:23 pm

Congrats man!!
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The only real advice I can give you as I look back at how I trained my pup was to hit the obedience hard while they are young... it is alot harder as they git older :thumbsup:


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Postby JJ McGuire » Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:41 am

Pick up either of the following books - Smart Work by Evan Graham or The 10 Minute Retriever by John & Amy Dahl. They are great sources of information and lay out and excellent training programs for retrievers.
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Postby lars » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:32 am

First of all, remember how cute she is now because the chewing, biting, ect. will start. :mrgreen: The only serious tips I would give would be to START EARLY!! it never hurts. The only way that will work is if you KEEP IT FUN and SHORT. Train everyday "if possible" and don't train for very long. Also, try to end on a good note everyday. USE POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Fowlercon » Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:46 pm

7 weeks, yikes. :eek: As soon as she is comfy in the new house.........like 8 1/2 to 9 weeks, start training. All for play, nothing formal whatsoever. And get what JJ said. We are all here to help, see the transistions, and WE WANT SOME PICS.

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Re: I gotta new hunting partner today.......

Postby Cappy_TX » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:16 pm

PinTeal wrote: but for now, she's gonna be a puppy. Any tips? Thanks!
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That's the absolute best advise anyone could give you! Spend the next month or more playing with and loving her, teaching her that she can trust you implicity. It's all games at this point but it's ok to introduce her to feathers and maybe even some rolled up old socks in the hallway for a few "fetches". No corrections, all fun and gentleness at this stage.

This was my Remi last T-giving at eight weeks old. Already bewildering her big brother ... Image


Less than three weeks later she got her first taste of live pigeon and hasn't been the same since! :smile:
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Congratulations and best wishes for many happy, healthy and productive years together.
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Postby PinTeal » Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:24 pm

well crap...literally! Her first night home she pooed and peed outside when I took her out. She did the same thing this morning! This afternoon she ran to her potty-pad and peed. Well...just got home from the vet not too long ago and has already wet the carpet and left me a doggie cigar in my room.

And we were on such a good role! Anyhoo, At this point, what do I do if she pees or poos in the house?


Thanks!


I'll try and get some pics this weekend up and running!


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Postby lars » Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:43 pm

If she pees or poops in the house, and you are home, run over to her and take her to the nearest door, if possible,and be careful not to punish her. In fact I would not say anything at all.
As soon as you set her down in the yard, tell her to "go potty", or whatever command you will use. Keep saying it in a happy, fun voice so she will put two and two together and figure out that it's fun to poop outside. Eventually she will figure out that she CAN hold it until you let her out. And make sure to take her out often. watch how much she drinks, and try to predict when she will need to.

One other thing, does she have a kennel, or is she an inside dog?
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Postby tstrong » Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:42 pm

Awesome! Let the good times roll.
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Postby PinTeal » Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:30 pm

Some pics of my hound, summer.

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Postby cmelik10 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:48 pm

Congrates on the puppy. If you want to send me the pics I can post them for you. cmelik10@hotmail.com
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Postby ME » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:17 pm

what do I do if she pees or poos in the house?


Rub your nose in it and say bad owner!!

I used a egg timer set to every 2 hours.

Every 2 hours I took the dog out. It did its thing I praised it and we came in. Never let it learn to do it inside..That is the key!!

At night as soon as you hear whining take the dog out. Then straight back to the kennel..

I have an article on my site about pups and the method I use to have them learn hand signals, whitle command and other such stuff from the get go..
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Postby donell67 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:28 pm

congrats on the new pup.
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Postby green head2 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:17 pm

:salude: congrats on the pup I would add something more But its all been said Good luck The worst part of a puppy so young is having to wait until next season
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Postby cmelik10 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:00 pm

Pics of Summer.


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Postby ME » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:23 pm

Makes me want a new dog... :salude:
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Postby shrpshtr » Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:15 am

pinteal, remove the [img][/img] tags and use the [siteimg][/siteimg] tags. all you need is the pic # in your gallery. for example...

[siteimg]1171[/siteimg]

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Postby PinTeal » Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:53 pm

cmelik10 Thank you for the post!
Shrp-thanks for the info!


She's a handful when she wants to be...for sure!

Again, thanks all!

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