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Could U give us some tips for training to retrieve ?

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Sure.
1. First thing is to get an object that the dog will pickup with its mouth.
A rag , ball , t shirt , toy etc.
I find they will always mouth on a stuffed doll
Sometimes u may need to drag it for them to want and grab.

2. Get a long lead, and tie dog to a fence.
Place object, just out of reach of dog and start to use a command, like find it .
After they show interest, say find it and release off the fence and pull the leash towards u while u say bring it....
Make sure u praise once they bring it to you..
Do this for a few days , about 15 to 20 mins each day.
Enough to keep it fun

If they do those 2 things , odds are they will retrieve and I will give u next directions

If they don't do it, they may not retrieve

I may take a video and post with young dog
 

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Went on hunt today with few friends
Been working with 2 of my young dogs on retrieving.
My male Junior is almost there and my 1 yr old pup is just starting to get the hang of it.
Hopefully I can get them both trained before season ends

Nice, never had a dog retrieve. What's up with the sidewalks, makes for easy hunting. LOL
 

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I own an old female that will retrieve if its in the thick stuff but don’t think she really likes it lol
Got a male and female littermate that both retrieve and it makes there day to do it so I let them retrieve everyone I shoot if I have them together the male always gets it he’s usually in front of her but never taught any of them to do it just natural I guess they’ve done it since their first rabbit and I like it !
 

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I own an old female that will retrieve if its in the thick stuff but don’t think she really likes it lol
Got a male and female littermate that both retrieve and it makes there day to do it so I let them retrieve everyone I shoot if I have them together the male always gets it he’s usually in front of her but never taught any of them to do it just natural I guess they’ve done it since their first rabbit and I like it !
Thats great that they did on their own!
I have had a couple that also just did it without any training, the last of which is 9 year old now.
I have a 6 year old male, a 2 yr old male and that 1 yr old female that all have trained since pups.
It is really a big help with wounded rabbits in the real thick stuff!
 
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