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Jan 11th, 2020 at 2:42pm
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Hi guys, after some help, I’ve been offered the Lab above as my hunting dog but has had very little training, has had 2 seasons on ducks and will retrieve from pond, has been with pig dogs but stays besides the owner and goes in when pig is held, been around a few deer but not trained bush wise etc, questions would this Lab be too old to teach the right disciplines for deer hunting on farm land and in the bush, would appreciate your comments, Cheers
  
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Reply #1 - Jan 11th, 2020 at 4:13pm
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Ill offer some thoughts to start the ball rolling.Two and half years is by no means old. That the dog stays close in is possibly going to be easier to train for your purposes than a dog that is simply up and off, last seen 5 minutes ago. . which would be a trait that would be harder to extinguish if your wanting the dog just in front of you indicating scent.     Im assuming there is some hunt drive in the dog as it does at least get interested at some point. As its a lab its possibly overweight?  Control its diet and slim it down and it will display a lot more drive and also endurance. 

Its realy up to you and your abilities to get the dog up to speed to meet your expectations.

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Reply #2 - Jan 11th, 2020 at 8:24pm
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Appreciate the feed back, makes a lot of sense thank you
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 13th, 2020 at 7:21pm
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Its very diffucult on the net to offer realy good advice. People dont know if youve had and trained dogs before and to what degree of success.

If you did know someone locally that has the dog you desire then it would be good to hook up with them once or twice a week to observe how they handle their dog.

Its way easier to train correctly from the start than have to have to correct training and everyday handling mistakes.  Smiley





  

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Reply #4 - Jan 14th, 2020 at 5:26pm
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I would have to agree with Headcase, Once you have a good level of basic obedience you can teach other things from there. Once the dog knows you are someone who needs to be listened to, it is much more likely to listen to what you are asking her to do.
And as HC says, it is so much easier teaching the right things from the start, instead of retraining them to break bad habits once they are formed.
99% of dogs are trainable, with the other 1% having their brains wired up all screwy and are untrainable. A much better ratio than most people I have met Smiley
  
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Reply #5 - Jan 15th, 2020 at 6:34pm
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Is this dog under conrol or out of control. Its a Lab. Im sure there must be a sausage at the bottom. Grin

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Reply #6 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 9:01pm
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haha hard case  Grin


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