I have a 9 month old springer, I would like to hunt
with him. I have no idea how or when to start. I have been messing
around with old socks, when I say get the bird he go through
the house to find it. Then he brings it back to me. If anyone
can give any help.
Your pup is at about the right age to be trained. I would suggest
that you try and find a professional trainer in your area. If
this is not possible you may want to look into buying a few books
to help you on your way. Remember that you are not a professional
so don't expect those kinds of results.
I have a 9 week old puppy she likes to snap at your face and
biting when you pet her. I understand that puppys do that but
when is enough. I tell her No Bite! but sometimes she doesn't
Try holding the dogs mouth closed while forcefully saying NO!
I just got a 9 week old lab puppy. We have been crate training
and everything is great. She sleeps, gets up twice a night right
on schedule. The problem is she wakes up at 4:00 am and will
not go back to bed. What should I do?
Exercise pup before bed
I have a dummy that I put a duck scent on but when I tell her
to go get it she runs to it sits down and chews on it and will
not bring it back what can I do to get her to return the dummy?
A few questions: How old is the dog? 8 weeks, What kind of dog
is it? Springer What kind of training has the dog had thus far?
Nothing because she is still so young but I was trying to get
an early start because she already sits on command and is house
You're going to have to cut her a little slack. She is just a
baby so be patient. Retrieving instincts are much stronger in
the retriever breeds than the spaniel breeds so it may take some
time, training and patience to teach the pup to retrieve.
Try tossing something lighter in weight like a rolled up sock
or paint roller for the pup to chase. If she picks it up and
returns to you with it praise the dickens out of her.
Keep the retrieving sessions short, 2 or 3 opportunities ONLY
for a pup this young. Don't overdo it, She will get bored with
Concentrate on teaching the pup her basic obedience skills. Those
skills will be the foundation that everything else will be built
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