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Cold Water

Postby Tera Lanczak » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:38 am

Cold water can kill a pups attitude to work in it when times are tough. Hunting the diver ducks on the shores of Lake Huron with the wind whistling and the waves crashing with frigid temperatures in not time to be practicing this task. Building up to this moment with a good attitude is important.

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Re: Cold Water

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:47 am

A retriever with a good attitude about working in water will do anything asked of them when conditions are not necessarily ideal.

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Re: Cold Water

Postby Labs » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:33 pm

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11/11/13 - 18F with 20 mph wind...big bull goldeye...

Water intro at 8 weeks, first water retrieve at 12 weeks....water force happened in March at 7 months old...we still had ice on part of our pond...
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Re: Cold Water

Postby Labs » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:16 am

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First time breaking ice....she figured it out pretty quick...
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Re: Cold Water

Postby Tera Lanczak » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:30 am

Labs,

You are lucky to have such a nice retriever with a great water attitude. Understand as a professional who gets retrievers of all skills levels, degrees of talent, & desire it is always best error of the side of caution. Especially, when advising inexperienced & new handlers
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Re: Cold Water

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:34 am

Tera Lanczak wrote:Labs,

You are lucky to have such a nice retriever with a great water attitude. Understand as a professional who gets retrievers of all skills levels, degrees of talent, & desire it is always best error of the side of caution. Especially, when advising inexperienced & new handlers

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Heck, as a backyard "mutt trainer", don't like to "overly encourage" water on young pups early on - however, if they want it I won't discourage a young pup from being inquisitive about it's surroundings as long as in it's best interest and safe to.
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Re: Cold Water

Postby Labs » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:43 pm

Attitude around water starts waaaay before you get to the video. This particular dog was intro'd to water at 8 weeks old and she enjoyed it....by 12 weeks, she completed her first water retrieve, busting through cattails to do so...I got that video too... :wink:

I think those very first experiences are what shape the dog's attitude around water...and the owner's are directly responsible for the dogs water attitude....I guess that was what I was getting at in a round about way.
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