Mudgun wrote:Oh my Holy Gawd.
This thread is UPS RED NDA EARLY AM.
Dingbatter 2 wrote:Pretty easy to train a retriever. Throw a dummy (not your buddy!) into the nearest body of water and tell them fetch or "back". Once they figure that out you're good to go.
swampbilly 1980 wrote:Dingbatter 2 wrote:Pretty easy to train a retriever. Throw a dummy (not your buddy!) into the nearest body of water and tell them fetch or "back". Once they figure that out you're good to go.
Yep- that's all there is to it
labman63 wrote:Also there are a whole lot better stuff than Waterdog. It is so outdated.
ive had the book and highly reccomend it. i might still have it if you wanna borrow it. just dont see y my wife wont retrieve. ive read it five timesduckmedic1 wrote:labman63 wrote:Also there are a whole lot better stuff than Waterdog. It is so outdated.
I have minimal experience when it comes to training dogs, but I will say I've talked to a lot of experienced people, and Water Dog comes highly recommended. I think you're the first to say something negative about it lol. From what I've read it seems like a pretty solid method. What else would you recommend? I've got the Wildrose kennels DVD too I've yet to watch
nvwaterfowl wrote:To Labman
quote: "Also there are a whole lot better stuff than Waterdog. It is so outdated"
Well if is so outdated than please tell us what is better. Since most of the trainers today use the same methods
as are in "WATER DOG"to train their dogs. In fact I have seen some of these supposed well trained dogs, the minute the gun goes off they break.
Just remember this book was originally written back in the early sixties. More than likley before any of the newer trainers were even born.
So again tell me what's better.
nvwaterfowl wrote:I was not trying to denegrate anyone elses training method and if I did I humbly apologize.
She is thirteen weeks old now and she sits and comes to her name when called. she has been doing this since she was 10 weeks old. She is retreiveing and returning a ball to hand about six out of seven times then she says I don't want to play no more.
According to the book she is on schedule. Now I have to start her on heeling. We have had her since she was seven weeks old. In all likley hood I will be taking her to be trained by a professional. If any of you have someone that you consider to be really good and not real expensive let me know. She does retrieve the doken decoys I have to hand also. After about a dozen times of that she wants to lay down and chew on the cord at that point it gets put up. So any help would be greatly appreciated. One last thing she is a chocolate lab and weighs about 22 lbs now. Her name is Shelby.
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