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New puppy day

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:50 am

Picked up this little guy last night. Introducing Dartmoor’s El Chapo.

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Re: New puppy day

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Re: New puppy day

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Re: New puppy day

Postby Baymen Moe » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:16 am

Congratulations PL.
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Re: New puppy day

Postby JambroseOutdoors » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:06 am

PL he looks like a stud, congrats! Makes me want to look into getting pup #2 for our family. Is he going to be groomed to be a hunting dog? If so please keep us posted with his progression!
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Re: New puppy day

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:57 am

Yes, he will be training so that I don’t have to run down cripples any more and take an accidental swim.

I’m going to be training with Paul Botehlo of Dartmoor Retrievers in South Dartmouth. Just weekly visits initially but at some point he will be going there for a 3 or 4 month stay.

I will be sure to update.


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Re: New puppy day

Postby AvianAddict » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:35 pm

Congrats PL! Gorgeous looking pup! The face of a lab puppy makes me want another one!


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Re: New puppy day

Postby Joser06 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:42 pm

Handsome little pup you got there. Can't wait to watch him progress.
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Re: New puppy day

Postby Farmhunter » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:21 pm

Very cool.
Welcome to the world El Chapo.
You just hit the ultimate dog jackpot - you’re owners are going to train you to hunt.
Some day he’ll charge thru the thick stuff and bring you a bird, make you proud it’ll be magical.
Good luck!
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Re: New puppy day

Postby Maurry » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:06 pm

Congratulations, PL....good-looking pup
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Re: New puppy day

Postby Irishwhistler » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:27 pm

PL,
Congratulations on ye new pup. Enjoy the journey. :thumbsup:

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Re: New puppy day

Postby Professor_Leakey » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:25 pm

the journey right now is just getting him house broken and used to the crate. going well so far. little guy didn’t cry once last night. 7 hrs crated today and he cried maybe 30 minutes total (i was watching him from work on a cloud cam). hired someone to take him outside a 1/2 hr midday while im at work for $15.
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Re: New puppy day

Postby Farmhunter » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:12 pm

Sounds awesome man!
I remember the early days waking up when she whined during the night to take her out to pee. Then later when she started sleeping thru the night, so nice.
If you look online for training resources you’ll find there’s millions - tough to know what’s good/bad. I like Bill Hillman. That’s what we used. His stuff is good if you have no experience like I did.
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Re: New puppy day

Postby cluckmeister » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:17 am

PL congrats on the new (Best Buddy), he looks super!
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Re: New puppy day

Postby Professor_Leakey » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:30 pm

Pup went into his crate on his own just now. That made my night that he sees it as his safe spot.
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Re: New puppy day

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New puppy day

Postby Professor_Leakey » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:32 pm

pup put on 4 lbs last week. almost time to switch to next size up crate. Image


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Re: New puppy day

Postby Farmhunter » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:18 pm

This is awesome.
Looks like he’s got his dew claws that’s cool, Thyra has hers too.
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Re: New puppy day

Postby Professor_Leakey » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:59 pm

Here’s my pup Chapo alongside his dad, Rhumble after training yesterday.
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Re: New puppy day

Postby Professor_Leakey » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:35 am

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Re: New puppy day

Postby 5 stand » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:31 am

Leakey I had forgot about you getting a puppy. Looks like he is turning into a fine dog. I hope you enjoy him this fall as much as I do my dogs. Keep us up-to-date.
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Re: New puppy day

Postby Professor_Leakey » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:31 pm

I have to start teaching on Monday for one month, so I won’t be able to train as much with him. So on Friday, he begins his 3 month stay with Paul Botehlo of Dartmoor Retrievers. I’ll still train with him on Saturdays and any days off from school. Gonna miss him but this way he gets to train 6 days/week right up until duck season.


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Re: New puppy day

Postby JambroseOutdoors » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:54 pm

Looking good PL! Think I could watch retrieving videos all day on YouTube!
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Re: New puppy day

Postby AvianAddict » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:32 pm

PL, I hope I’m lucky enough to hunt over him someday!


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Re: New puppy day

Postby Professor_Leakey » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:17 pm

AvianAddict wrote:PL, I hope I’m lucky enough to hunt over him someday!


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Oh it will happen for sure. Looking forward to it.

Trained today and he did great. He had two water retrieves out to 150 yards. He did really well and the trainer decided to try and push him. We sent him on a land retrieve out to 250 yards. He did it twice and nailed them both. Later on he did a couple shorter retrieves of bumpers in heavy cover. Those weren’t perfect but he got them both. I couldn’t be more proud of him.

Left him with the trainer today to start his 3 months boarding. I will be out there training with him again tomorrow. Saturdays are the only day I can get out with him for the next month. I’ll try and get more video/pictures tomorrow. Wish I had today but oh well.


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