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.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
pants

My lab won't swim??!!

Recommended Posts

pants

I have a 11 month old chocolate lab who is afraid to go into the deep water. She loves to go shallow and get her body and feet wet but when she makes her way to deeper water and it is time to swim she turns right around and goes back to shallow water. I have always let her go into the water on her own, never forcing her in. Once the water warms up I am going to try and go in myself and hope that she follows. That is all I can think of. Any other advice? Thanks.

------------------

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
irvingdog

She's an "under-retriever".

Ba-dum-dum!

Thank you. G'night!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
superfish2

I would think your two best bets are, getting in the water yourself, and getting another older dog and having that dog swim. Throw some dummies for the older dog and have your pup watch that dog fetch them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BLACKJACK

First off, make sure the water is warm enough. Right now most water should be fine, but don't introduce them to water in early May or in Lake Superior. What I've always done is start throwing dummies along the edge of a pond or lake, let them splash and run along the shore, bringing the dummy back to you. Keep it fun and keep your excitement up. Eventually throw it out a little deeper, if they like dummmies, they'll go after it. You'll see that at first they don't want to swim, they'll 'bob', hitting the bottom of the pond with their hind feet. Go slow on this, do it over several sessions, make it so they love that retrieving along the edge, throw some up on land too. Also set it up so that the wind is in your face, you don't want that dummy (and dog) going out too deep because of the wind blowing the dummy out (I had that experience with my first lab pup about 15 years ago, I had to wade in and 'rescue' him before he had a bad experience) Also, use the upcoming hot weather to your advantage, on a hot day, take some hikes along a pond and let your dog learn to enjoy the water.

Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jlm

Good post Blackjack!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
92python

Don't worry too much about that. The best hunting Lab I have owned looking pathetic when swimming out to get a dummy at 1 yr. when I adopted him. I was concerned too for a while but in the end he was a very good water dog.

I have a pool in my back yard and he didn't want any part of it. Shoot a gun off and let him see a duck drop and he would swim through anything.

Share this post


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



  • Posts

    • leech~~
      Well you must be called JerkinLips for a reason!   May be you should switch to the foam bobbers so you don't put an eye out!! Nice fish.
    • Bass Thumb
      You can find good deals online for those chips. They're well worth the money. 
    • monstermoose78
      Anyone been out around there area?
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Nice fish again! You must have been in that bunch North and East of the landing. Cliff
    • Borch
    • eyeguy 54
      start some good threads Agrom and have some fun. It aint dead yet.  
    • monstermoose78
      Thanks to all those who came out yesterday and it was great to see you all. I had fun catching fish and chatting. I will put another one together later in the year.
    • JerkinLips
      Had another good weekend of fishing.  Fished Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon and found consistent action all hours of the day.  Caught 5 slotters 22-25", and was able to be picky on eaters, only keeping 15-17" walleyes.  Plenty of small eyes also, plus I caught 4 eelpout. I did learn a lesson on how to take eelpout off of the hook.  I tried to lift a 20" pout out of the hole by line and the hook pulled out and embedded the bobber in my styrofoam ceiling.  The next time I used the fish pliers to lift the slimy fish out. Had 10" of ice where I was, and a lot of large wheelhouses were being pulled out there.  Yesterday someone drove a Jeep out to a wheelhouse close by.  I think we will see a lot more vehicles driving out in the next week.  Fortunately the added weight hasn't pushed much water on top of the ice.
    • MrSchrute
      Thanks for the info guys.
    • Agronomist_at_IA
      I think the fourm would still be pretty strong....however when they split the fourm sites up & stuff and changed some things a few years ago it pretty much killed this site. Traffic is a crawl.....they blame it on new media like Facebook and other stuff......which is an excuse.....poor one at that.......the other ice fishing website I go to is stronger then ever.......This use to be my favorite site, today it's in sad shape & I only come because I remember what it once was hoping that it gets back to it someday.