Training a new dog

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by ATM17, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Field dog. But I also want her to be a family pet as well.
  2. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
    She will definitely be a good family pet. I have no doubt. I Can’t help in the field training obviously. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress. Enjoy the process. My lab is going to be 12. He is in good health and still likes to run quite a bit....but he has slowed down considerably and has 2 torn acls. He’s a phenomenal family pet. My kids will take it hard when the time comes. He’s older than they are. He’s been here since they were born. My oldest is 10.
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  3. Titus

    Titus 8 pointer

    Aug 18, 2006
    Get one of the mentioned training dvd series and look on the retriever training forum, lots to read there.
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  4. bigpuddin43

    bigpuddin43 12 pointer

    Feb 21, 2007
    check out its like the old netflix but with training dvds. you can rent and keep as long as you want. start with hillman training a retriever puppy then transition into mike lardy total retriever training. Retriever training is pretty much the same as the guys that do field trials its just the point you want to stop. follow the program and its pretty easy. its amazing what 10-20 minutes a day can do for a dog.
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  5. Just an update for ones that care. She’s been with us since Friday, observations so far is that she is very skiddish. I don’t know if it’s because she was raised to this point in a gated community so to speak or what but I’m hoping to grow her out of it. Loves to retrieve balls, not super crazy about a bumper but will do it with no enthusiasm. Sits well and working on heeling. I started reading 10 minute retriever and realized letting her play with our other more dumb dog at home is a terrible idea so I’ve quickly cut that out. Day 1 started today so we will see. Thanks for all the tips so far, I’m looking at all of them.
  6. BootsOn27

    BootsOn27 6 pointer

    Oct 13, 2011
    You can join Freddy Kings the retriever trainer program for $60 a year. Tons of videos and step by step process (broken down by skill, week and even day) to follow. Private facebook group for discussion too. Well worth the money IMO and Freddy always replies via PM to answer any questions you may have. Follow "Teet's Life" if you decide to go that route. However, only so much can be seen from 5-7 min videos. So I've supplemented this program with stuff from Hillmann, Lardy, Graham, and Akin. Also pick the brains of the local pros like Rob D. if you get stuck!
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  7. hunt-4-life21

    hunt-4-life21 12 pointer

    Sep 26, 2007
    Butler Co.
    Freddy King used to have a Youtube series (Hunting Retriever) on all basic obedience to cold blinds. It covered basically everything but marks. I really liked it but he may of taken it down because he started that trainer program. Study multiple training plans and adapt to what works for you.
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  8. bigpuddin43

    bigpuddin43 12 pointer

    Feb 21, 2007
    keep in mind you just took a dog away from everything it has known its whole life. Taking it for walks in the woods and letting it explore. also once it gets used to being home. places like rural king and lowes are pet friendly and great for getting a dog out and socializing it. I like rural king because they have rabbits and birds and things like that the dog can smell.
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  9. Rob DeHaven

    Rob DeHaven 10 pointer

    Apr 19, 2006
    on the road
    At this point don’t worry about official training. Just let your pup adjust to being with you and just have fun. The most important thing right now is that she will chase stuff. Doesn’t have to pick it up and bring it back just have fun chasing stuff. Get her fired up about chasing. The rest can be worked out. Don’t do to much with the chasing though. Always keep her wanting more.
  10. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
    Do you intend to release a photograph or video?

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    Last edited: Feb 18, 2020
  11. B.M. Barrelcooker

    B.M. Barrelcooker 12 pointer

    Jan 12, 2006

    Fixed it for you. Next time you are there keep an eye out for DH13.
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  12. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
    "Meet the former Navy SEAL who trains dogs for the military and police

    ...The native Iowan said seeing dogs in action during his service in Iraq had a profound impact on his life and made him realize how vital they are to completing complex missions.

    "I was always really fascinated by their ability to train them to do simple stuff, like using their nose to find ducks or pheasants and pick them up with a soft mouth – bring them back," he said. 'Diving in icy cold water and breaking through thorn bushes, and I thought it was pretty neat. I was always a huge dog guy growing up.

    'In the military, I got into a lot of different hunting breeds of a bunch of different capacities,' he added. 'In 2003 in Iraq, that was really my first experience seeing service dogs [in action]. There had been times in different parts of SEAL training when we’d be somewhere where units were using dogs, and I thought it was cool. But in Iraq, I realized how valuable they were. So I’ve been really consumed by living, breathing, eating and sleeping it'...”
  13. Quacksmaker04

    Quacksmaker04 Fawn

    Dec 18, 2016
    You are likely already aware you have pink eye, and hep C. But
    keep eating that popcorn at rural king Buddy!
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  14. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds

  15. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county

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