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Force fetch
« on: September 07, 2022, 04:00:43 PM »
Iím wondering if anyone has input on finding a trainer to force fetch train Haley for me? Sheís great with a bumper & pretty good with the pheasant dummy but horrible with the duck dummy. Sheís brought it back lots of times but more and more sheíll get to it & just decide sheís not picking it up.

Iíve tried everything- kicking it around, playing with it, holding it in her mouth & repeating fetch, she just fights back. I donít know how & donít want to screw it up, so Iím afraid itís time for a pro to make her do it while sheís still a puppy.

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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2022, 05:10:33 PM »
Where are you located and how old is the dog?

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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2022, 06:18:47 PM »
Iím in Fargo ND & sheís 9 months next week.

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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2022, 08:15:32 AM »
What breed of dog?

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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2022, 11:29:21 AM »
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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2022, 09:12:48 PM »
I mean pretty hard to make a suggestion for North Dakota... With that in mind I guess i'd recommend calling a few and hearing their spiel. Go visit a few you liked, see what their kennel looks like, how their dogs are trained and what their grounds look like.

Have clear expectations based on what they tell and show you. Be an informed consumer. I'd guess most of the pro trainers in your area go south for the winter. Most probably won't just take a dog for force fetch only.

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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2022, 03:37:38 AM »
Paisley was a similar case with real birdsÖ she loved her bumpers just wasnít sure about the birds at first and would do the same thingÖ two things helped.

1)we tied a rope around them and drug them around and let her chase them and it became a fun game and she was much more interested.

2)we gave her some water retrieves. She never once turned down a water retrieve or left a bird or a bumper out there. It translated quickly from the water to land with her.

We never did any force fetching techniques with her.

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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2022, 05:31:59 PM »
Thanks for the input, I did a little if hat this morning. Released some pheasant for her this morning & she did well for the first time with them. Wasnít shy at all about picking them up & carrying them around,

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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2022, 05:46:05 PM »
Thanks Bulldogs. I drug her duck dummy around with a cord this afternoon, now sheís pretty eager to pick it up & bring it back when I throw it.  Saved me a bunch of money, I appreciate it,

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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2022, 07:27:54 PM »
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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2022, 02:40:53 PM »
Although I didnít have the same issues you are having, I will say that force fetching my own dog was one of the best things Iíve done training wise. The amount of change and the level of intensity in my dog was really unlocked. It was the next piece of the puzzle and what we build on from here on out. I worked with some local pros at my HRC club. I would highly recommend anyone who hunts a retriever to get involved with a club. The knowledge and help Iíve given has been invaluable.

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Re: Force fetch
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2022, 06:21:54 PM »
Iíve been thinking of that. Iíve gone out to the retriever club near here a couple times when theyíve had events, but havenít been able to match up schedules.

Had Haley out for her first duck hunt Saturday & she did well. Two retrieves from the boat, two from shore, plus two decoys that she retrieved from the boat when we were setting up in the morning!

 


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