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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2024, 06:19:54 PM »


Got the dew claws removed last night with no issues. Fat squirmy little black butterballs!


Been crazy around here, baby goats born less than 2 days after we got mamma… they had no idea when she was due. Got a couple NICE pieces of damascus out of the forge too. Hoping l’m keeping accurate notes throughout….

…. 2 girls and one boy left, guys!!!


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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2024, 03:43:51 PM »
Two girls left.
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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2024, 12:32:28 PM »
One girl remaining….


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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2024, 06:12:43 AM »
We already made a deposit on one of the girls.  My daughter's will be gone for spring break and hopefully have a puppy as a surprise when they get home.

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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2024, 08:30:09 AM »
We already made a deposit on one of the girls.  My daughter's will be gone for spring break and hopefully have a puppy as a surprise when they get home.

Canceling my spring break trip so I can be sure to finish these kids off properly!

They’ll be ready!


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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2024, 11:14:04 PM »
Puppies are all reserved!
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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2024, 12:09:13 AM »
 Amazing! :tup:
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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2024, 03:03:28 PM »
All these puppies are reserved, this is just a progress report…

Gonna try to edit together a video, but…

Amazing success!!!

Decided to start the “Back” training yesterday with the teakettle flip. Planned, and strategically located, I put the food behind me, block the road, and anyone who charges me gets flipped head-over-teakettle back, while I repeat the word “BACK” over and over.

(“Back” is an extremely useful command that can be applied to MANY scenarios. It means, back up, back away, give some space, leave that alone, or later in the field it means go further away from me. You can even use it to send a dog out on a search or a retrieve.)

Well, yesterday I set up, started, and gave “back” commands and teakettle flips for SIX SOLID MINUTES!!! A few pups took longer to submit than others, (I have video I’ll be trying to edit into an instructional video) but I flipped and said “back” until they all gave up.

Today… same EXACT scenario, I got ready for a battle of wills, and……… I was hesitantly challenged by a couple pups once, maybe twice, then they submitted like the rest of the pack… SECONDS! Only a few SECONDS!!!

They’re listening!

These babies are amazing!

Pic of less than 20 seconds into today’s session…


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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2024, 09:26:09 PM »
Another update, on these (claimed) pups…


I know some of you were wondering when they’d learn about the gate, well that was about 4 days before this video.


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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2024, 10:11:03 AM »
Last puppy is waiting for her ride in a couple days, so I'm going to use her in the meantime to make some video on taking your puppy home for the first time...

Here's installment #1...

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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2024, 10:21:20 AM »
Great video Steve! How was the spring break training and when is installment #2 coming out?

Any dates anticipated for your next litter as I may have a few interested friends here on the west side.

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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2024, 12:07:46 PM »
I did a quick series that culminated with a COMPLETE leash training session, from first sight of the leash to leading at heel. The last video is a little tedious, but I didn’t want to cut it down any more because I wanted new puppy owners to see the WHOLE process from start to finish.

(I cut a few of the side videos out of it, but it really shows the whole process …WIN!)


They’re on my YouTube page but I’ll post them here.




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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2024, 12:09:23 PM »
Expectations…

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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2024, 12:11:42 PM »
The Leash’s job…

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Re: Started Black Lab Puppies - Ready In April
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2024, 12:13:45 PM »
How to call an untrained puppy…

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