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  1. msailor

    msailor Active Member

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    So we have adopted two yes two lab mix puppies that are about 12 weeks old. What they are mixed with something but I don't know what it is and don't care. They were rescued from someone that was giving them away at only 6 weeks old with no regard for shots or anything so they were taken in by a rescue since it is illegal to give away puppies less then 8 weeks old. I was only planning on taking the female but the wife convinced me to take both of them. We have only had them for a week and having both of them around has worked out as they have someone to play with besides us humans. So let the training begin! I have not had the pleasure of training a dog in years but I am going to take my time and train them to be good dogs overall not just a hunting dog. The female loves the water, if that water bowl was bigger she would have jumped right in. Don't know how the male will do since they have just been fixed and we can't bathe them yet. Both of them like to retrieve but have a very short attention span so I will be working on that after they have mastered the basic commands. So wish me luck!


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  2. DanSanDiego

    DanSanDiego Venison for Thanksgiving 2016

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    Looks like they're 100% labs and 100% happy!
     
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  3. msailor

    msailor Active Member

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    Thanks Dan! I am 100% happy too!

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    Right on bro ! I rescued my dog she is lab and something else and would run her with any other lab on this forum!

    If they have they drive they can be trained !
     

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    Congrats Matt.....Look like labs to me.....If I can help you training them in any way, let me know.
     
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    Thanks for the shout out and the pics motivate me to get them ready for duck season but I am not going to push it by next year they better be ready!

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    Thanks Steve.. I wil take you up on the offer to help!

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    Have them gun broke but duck season and just take them out and let them have fun, next thing you know your pups will be eager to train, keep the training simple at first and always 10-15 mins a session.

    Lots of love and effection when they do well and patients when they act like puppys
     
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    Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method
     
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    Got it thanks for the advice!

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  11. msailor

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    Will have to get that book. Thanks

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  12. Snake Charmer

    Snake Charmer Happiness is a warm gut pile

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    No loud noises or gun breaking until they are at least five to six months old. Puppies go through what are called fear periods during the first five to six months of age and if they encounter something that they perceive as traumatic or unsettling you can ruin the dog forever. I can't tell you the number of young dogs that have been brought to us with this problem because the owner thought it would be a good idea to get them started early and have asked us to help them fix it, its almost 100 % unfixable when this happens. Other than basic obedience and play with feathers and dead birds we don't recommend you start serious training until they reach this age.
     
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  13. msailor

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    Thanks for the advice! I did not know about fear periods so i will wait until they are five to six months old. That will be October/November. I have alot of work to do anyway with the basics.

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