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Offline WesinND

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Playing with the Dog - Fetch Training
« on: June 14, 2014, 08:42:07 PM »
I took Ol' Sam out today for some water marks using the Retriev-R-Trainer, a launcher that propels training bumpers using a .22 cal blank.  It works well because it gets the bumpers out way further than I can throw them, and it simulates gunfire, adding realism and exiting the dogs.  Sam needs work on many major aspects of retrieving, like steadiness, soft mouth, and blinds :o but when it comes right down to it,  he picks up 90%-95% of my birds reliably.   I got him to know not to shake when he comes out of the water until he delivers.  Still working on 100%.  I was trying to throw some blinds back in the grass behind me while he was swimming, but if you watch his reaction about 2:09, he caught me. 


Offline kanukkarhu

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Re: Playing with the Dog - Fetch Training
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 09:03:41 PM »
Good stuff! :thumbsup:

Love seeing a dog working. :)
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Re: Playing with the Dog - Fetch Training
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 07:50:26 AM »
that is a fine dog.  Well done!

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Re: Playing with the Dog - Fetch Training
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 08:55:23 AM »
Great dog!  Those German wirehaired's are excellent.  Best working dog I've ever hunted with was a wirehaired. 
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