new duck dog please help
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+1 I took my new pup up to Hi-Test for the puppy program @ 4 months for a month with good results on the basics. She went back for the gun dog program when she had her adult teeth for force fetch and then field work. When I get her back in June I'll start the hand signal work and then next fall hunt her and work her on the marsh/field.
I think that might have just been the preference of that particular trainer; Feather Ranch Kennels will start the dogs as early as 6 months. There are multiple training methods used by multiple trainers; none are the only right one and none are the only wrong one. A dog that is a little older has a longer attention span and is easier to work with as far as a trainer is concerned. At 5 months your dog is at the perfect age to begin learning, but you have to keep in mind that he/she is still a puppy and you can't rush them to quickly into a lot of the retriever training. You can't rush a dog that young into tasks such as force fetching, but that is a perfect age to get the obedience training down and observe his/her desire to retrieve and get them used to being outside playing and exploring. Since you have had dogs before you already know that you are always training even when you aren't doing formal training work.
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