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First Hunt, First Retrieve.

Postby waterdogds » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:02 pm

This weekends opener was my pups first real hunt. Her first retrieve at 8 months old. It wasn't a flawless retrieve, but she left the boat with my command and brought him back. To say I'm very proud of her is an understatement. :thumbsup:
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Re: First Hunt, First Retrieve.

Postby BigBend » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:05 pm

Man she has grown since the first couple of pics you posted. Congrats
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Postby whaknstak » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:09 pm

That's awesome bud. It's great to see hard work come together and say off
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Re: First Hunt, First Retrieve.

Postby WarDucks » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:42 pm

Ike, future duck dog. 4th lab I've owned, but first I'm training for duck hunting. Looking forward to it! And congrats on your pup.
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Re: First Hunt, First Retrieve.

Postby WarDucks » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:42 pm

Ike, future duck dog. 4th lab I've owned, but first I'm training for duck hunting. Looking forward to it! And congrats on your pup.
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Postby waterdogds » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:22 pm

Thanks guys, I couldn't be happier with her progress thus far. :thumbsup: WarDucks....that's a good looking dog, have fun with him and you can't go wrong.
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Postby hunt-chessies » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:25 am

hey if you ever want to get together and train some pups let me know. I think were in the same general area. I have two dogs im running right now and working on a buddys pup. Always looknig for training partners. makes life easier!!

Congrats on the hard work paying off!!!
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Re: First Hunt, First Retrieve.

Postby waterdogds » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:10 am

Went out again this morning and I loosened the reins a bit more so to say. She picked up all three. :thumbsup:
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Postby waterdogds » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:20 am

hunt-chessies wrote:hey if you ever want to get together and train some pups let me know. I think were in the same general area. I have two dogs im running right now and working on a buddys pup. Always looknig for training partners. makes life easier!!

Congrats on the hard work paying off!!!


Thanks hunt-chessies. I live just south of Tallahassee near the coast. I would love the opportunity to learn more training techniques and see how a real trainer works pups. I'm no trainer. I've just applied what I've read in repetition and she has taken to it without much hesitation. I hope she continues to progress, as I'm most excited about the thought of what she could be.
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Postby whaknstak » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:03 am

having seen chessies pup work, he def knows a thing or two about training retrievers
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Re: First Hunt, First Retrieve.

Postby hunt-chessies » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:40 pm

thanks whak.... I'm just another duck hunter like yall, im not a dog trainer. Just a redneck that decided he's too lazy to go get his own birds all the time. Honestly not wanting to go get them myself and the fact that training keeps me in the woods "pretending to hunt" the rest of the year is what drove me to really get into it. it's a way i can keep my hunting season going. My wife dont love that so much but i sure do...

if your ever over in jax or want to come on over and run pups let me know!! i dont do much during season but as soon as youth season ends im at it nearly every weekend and several days a week after work!!
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Re: First Hunt, First Retrieve.

Postby Greenhead3071 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:55 am

hunt-chessies wrote:if your ever over in jax or want to come on over and run pups let me know!! i dont do much during season but as soon as youth season ends im at it nearly every weekend and several days a week after work!!


I have had my dog going on 4 years now and he does great for a my first dog too train. but the only problem im having is when i shoot he hits the water on a dime. It get kinda annoying when i want him to stay so i can send him my self. You will have to give me some pointers on Friday's Hunt!
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Re: First Hunt, First Retrieve.

Postby Greenhead3071 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:58 am

This picture was last year in the same spot we are going friday Hunt-Chessies. I cant wait.
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