Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
walleyeking#8

Golden Labs

10 posts in this topic

Was wondering if anyone else has had this problem with there golden lab? I have a golden lab that justed turned three this past spring. Ok the problem i have is he hasn't hunted waterfowl except for when i took him along when he was 6 months old, last saturday i took him for his first waterfowl hunt, got the decoys setup in a buddies pothole crawled into the blind and thats when it started. My golden lab thought it was time to take down the spread. He started one by one going out and retrieving the decoys. I finally tied him up in side the blind so he would stop. After about an hour or so, I untied him and he started doing it again. The only positive thing i see in this is that i only had to bring in 3 of my 14 decoys i had placed out there. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem is not that he is golden its that he hasnt seen the decoys before and hasnt trained with them, so he thinks hes doing the right thing. Put some decoys out in the yard and throw some dummies for him. He get the picture after awhile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd bring two dogs with one for the birds and one for the decoys. Mine brings them in once in a while but thats when she gets tangled up in them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe he has an inferiority complex about being called a "Golden" Lab? smile.gif Jokes aside.. Your "Yellow" lab probably has simply just not been in that situation before (or along time ago, he doesn't know if you are playing or hunting. There is no substitute for training. Go out in a hunting situation with no decoys, Heel, Sit, Fetch. Repeat..Repeat.. Put a decoy out. Heel, Mark, Fetch. Make sure he sees the training dummy. Keep the decoys to the side (Dont tempt him too early by having to swim next to the decoy until he gets the picture). If he knows the "NO" command and comes close to a decoy, Scream "NO".. IF!!! he is collar conditioned and he does not listen to "NO" send him a "e-mail" with a stern "NO". Hopefully he will get the picture. First and foremost. TRAIN IN HUNTING CONDITIONS. It all starts with basic obediance, you shouldn't have to tie him up at the blind. My 2 cents... Happy training...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the insight and suggestions. Oh by the way, isn't a golden retriever crossed with a yellow lab called a golden lab? I guess i thought it was.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thats what i thought too, mine is black lab crossed with golden and i tell people she is a golden lab even though she is black.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Then I would call that a golden retriever-yellow lab mix. I guess you can call them whatever you want but there isn't a recongnized golden lab breed, so problem is most people won't know what you mean or will assme you mean a yellow lab. Seriously no big deal, call em whatever you want...its your dog

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

not that it's really worth debate, but i was under the same impression... i call my golden retreiver / yellow lab mix a GOLDEN LAB (as do most others i guess). whether or not it's an "official breed", is that not the mix people are commonly referring to as 'golden labs'???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really hate to disappoint people on this forum but some times there needs to be some honesty.

Unless it is pure bred Lab to Lab it is nothing more than a mutt, half breed or like some have stated, "it's your dog" who cares what he is.

A golden retriever and a Labrador retriever are not the same there fore it would not a pure bred.

I always think people are talking about a yellow lab when they mention they have a "golden lab", "fox red lab" or "ivory lab".

In the end you either have a Chocolate, a Black, or a Yellow lab. But again, it was stated earlier, who gives a rats a@##% it is your dog and as long as he does what you want that is all that should matter!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good point, Fox Red and Ivory are "unoffical color phases" that simply descibes the variety of yellow. I have gotten a few emails on my current litter and there are people that want "The whitest one available" I wonder if they will tell their buddies they bought a white lab? smile.gif Kinda tuff to give many discriptions of Black or Chocolate I guess. smile.gif That in no way demeans your Golden Lab! On a 200 yard retrieve who cares what color it is? I'm sure your Golden Labs is a beauty!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • papadarv
      I live north of the metro in East Bethel so not to familiar with south metro lakes. Minnetonka, Prior, Medicine, seem to have some popularity. On the north side the Chisago City area Green, Chisago, Lindstrom, Center, and Comfort are usually productive for pan fish, northern, walleye and summer bass. Big Marine also holds some nice crappie to 14" and larger Sunfish. Forest Lake and a bit west Coon lake also holds a variety. Last year I did a fairly extensive look at DNR lake surveys within a 3 hour drive north of the metro and came up with this list that looked promising for Walleye. I have fished a few during summer, but not all, with fair success.  Here is the list. This is typically what you will find on the DNR Lake Finder site only their survey will be for all species. I just took the walleye info. The Navionics link BringAnExtension listed should give you great contours for any of the lakes your interested in.
    • Jim Uran
      Well that fell apart quickly lol, Looks like starting tuesday we won't see above freezing for a while, I saw lows in the single digits and even a - sign! 
    • mrklean
      I have a 949i hub and love it very warm and holds heat really well 
    • Big A
      Scored a lowrance Elite 5Hdi today for $169.99 (awesome sale). Plan to use this on ice and in boat for GPS purposes. Paired with the navionics app, excited to compare accuracy side x side.   If interested in the sale, it's at a store that rhymes with meander fountain..     This is an upgrade for me, I have used the app with good success. Hoping this new unit will be a bit more accurate.
    • Big A
      I scored an ice armor extreme black and orange jacket for $140, lots of new jigs with free shirts and hats as incentives. Crowds were insane, easily the largest I have seen in many years of attendance. Had a great time though. Ice is inevitable, but my patience is not my strongest virtue