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monstermoose78

Moose is getting a LAB puppy

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Sounds like you are on the right track, you just need to keep reinforcing sit. I made the mistake of getting a little lax on my older dog when I trained her and she would break at the shot more often than not, usually when more pheasants are flushing or more ducks coming in. I'm staying more consistent with my new pup and things are going well.  It helps that she's a quick learner. 

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Thanks Matt Finn is smarter than his trainer he is doing well with it he breaks the first few times but I can call him back. He is staying more often than not now!! I will keep working him at the park but will try introduce the gun in August that will happen at my dads 

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Well Finn waits to be released now. Working on blind retrieves and following scent trails.

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Finn likes watching hunting shows with me!

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People walking their dogs are amazed Finn keeps fetching and does not chase them even when their dog is barking at Finn. 

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Looking good! What does he weigh now? If you are interested in a neoprene vest to hide all that white hair from the ducks I have a 3xl Avery vest in good shape from my last dog I'm thinking of selling. My new pup is only about 25 lbs at 16 weeks so there's no way she's going to grow into it. 

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Matt i don't know forsure my guess is 85 plus he is starting to fill out some. I would be interested 

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Matt how is your pup coming along

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I'll pull that vest out of the shed and get some pictures. Its hardly used since I didn't use it early season and didn't hunt much late season. 

This is Maggie back in her prime. I would say she was in the 80-90 lb range and the vest was a bit snug so it may not even fit Finn if he's still growing and filling out. FB_IMG_1445615215242.jpg

 

My 16 week old pup is doing amazing. She tests my patience quite often, but is so easy to train. Her attention span is pretty short yet so we only make it 10-15 minutes but she catches on so fast. Today I introduced a double for the first time. The first try she was a bit confused which one to go after, but performed flawlessly the second go round. Other than that we have been taking it slow and working on obedience and building drive. 

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Takes up the whole couch

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Finn's first retreive 

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Nice job!

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Finn is getting the hang of getting ducks. I should have practiced before season

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Finn next to a 87 pound lab.

 

 

 

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Well Finn needed a walk and I needed one as well. We went to my dads place looking for and birds geese, ducks, grouse, and pheasants we found some fresh pheasant tracks and we followed the in the swamp but it is not frozen yet. So I called Finn off and found another set and that rooster beat us in to the swamp Finn turned black from the mud. We had fun but we are both resting now.IMG_0729.JPG

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Well Finn is doing well. He is filling out nicely now. Only thing is he is a chicken! Went fishing with my uncle and Finn was scared of him and when @river rat316 came over Finn ran back inside with his tail tucked between his legs. Thinking of taking Finn out a game farm to get him more experience with pheasants. 

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On ‎1‎/‎16‎/‎2017 at 7:19 AM, monstermoose78 said:

Well Finn is doing well. He is filling out nicely now. Only thing is he is a chicken! Went fishing with my uncle and Finn was scared of him and when @river rat316 came over Finn ran back inside with his tail tucked between his legs. Thinking of taking Finn out a game farm to get him more experience with pheasants. 

I did that with tango and saw a world of difference ... I started at Sand Pines and they helped me tons. The kid brought me out kept all the pheasants caged and would plant one at a time in a easy spot where I could see where he planted. I would let tango out we would flush it shoot retrieve come back I would put him in the car and we did that 3 times. After that he then planted the rest of the ones I bought and we found all but one. Next spot I brought him was Golden Meadows and they were helpful as well I had them flag the general area the pheasants were planted. I went there a couple times and each time they used less flags and planted the birds farther away from the flags they did have out. Until the last time I went used no flags at all.

 

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Playing fetch

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I sure enjoy playing fetch with my pup! Had a neighbor come out and want to learn how I got Finn to stay when I toss the dummie. He said he wants to get a lab pup but did not know where to get one. I sent him to the family I got Finn because Finn's mom is having a litter of pups any day. 

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Finn and I are jacked to kill some crows

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