• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Dahitman44

new puppy is scared ...

Recommended Posts

Dahitman44

We have this great little 8-week old lab set to learn from our 7.5 year old but I just introduced a feather and he was really scared and ran away and did not approach.

Is this an early sign of a hunting problem?

Thanks

Hit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ufatz

Good Grief no! When they are that age a great many things will scare them or at least startle them. I had a nice male who was terrified of a certain black stump near our place. Had another male, Sam, who was afraid of Jello all his life and ran and hid when the dishwasher kicked in. Mike had a thing about cows but was ready to take on a small pack of wolves one day in Yukon.

Bless 'em, they are all different with their own personalities. Don't worry about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dahitman44

Well that is what I was thinking but you read about these little pups finding feathers at like 6 weeks and it makes you wonder a bit ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
charliepete

Don't worry about it. That is too little to get worried about much of anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
duckbuster

Enlighten us somewhat on how the 7.5 YO is going teach the new one?

We have this great little 8-week old lab set to learn from our 7.5 year old but I just introduced a feather and he was really scared and ran away and did not approach.

Is this an early sign of a hunting problem?

Thanks

Hit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Kyle

duckbuster,

Dog's learn a lot from each other. How do you think wolves survive? There is a time and a place for everything, but a mature dog and well trained dog can be a huge asset when training a puppy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
duckbuster

Yeah, and they can also be a huge determent. It works both ways, also you have no control over corrections when relying on old gus to teach your baby. Be real careful when using the older dog.

duckbuster,

Dog's learn a lot from each other. How do you think wolves survive? There is a time and a place for everything, but a mature dog and well trained dog can be a huge asset when training a puppy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leechlake

I wouldn't worry about it a bit. The pup could have been reacting to something new, some smell that was in the air, a motion in the background that had nothing to do with it. Put some peanut butter on the feather and have him lick it if you want to be at ease.

Just do the normal things of letting the pup experience all sorts of things in the world and next thing you know you'll be wondering why the dog is so bold. When he eats your shoes, a wall, the kitchen table leg in the next months you'll wish he was still afraid of things...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishnowworknever

When the pup is eating, place that feather near his bowl, try not to let him see you place it there rather notice it on his own after he's started to eat...move it closer as the days go on. Before you know it he'll be eating the feather.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Kyle

duckbuster,

Hence, what I said about a mature well trained dog...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Todd Caswell

duckbuster,

Hence, what I said about a mature well trained dog...

What can a well trained mature dog teach a puppy, that I can't???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Kyle

Sometimes less is more. Sometimes dogs do great things that you can't teach, and didn't expect while training. Natural instinct is an awesome thing when it's fostered properly. For example: I think that anytime a puppy can learn by watching and or having to think about something, other than just being classically conditioned, that dog has a better chance at becoming a smarter hunter. Sure we can be drill instructors and train dogs to do what we want, but a dog that hunts smart I think is what we all hope for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • JBMasterAngler
      Went to Franconia on Saturday. Wind was cold and miserable! With it howling straight downstream, my options were pretty limited, so we mostly trolled up and down the main channel. Caught 1 pike, 2 smallies, and 1 white bass.
    • ANYFISH2
      Things seem to be moving right along.  Yesterday on a small Cass county lake we found sunfish and crappies in 6ft+/- ft of water with some crappies already on beds.
    • osok
      Looks like it was a successful outing ST. My boat probably  hates me as I haven't had it out for a swim yet. MAYBE, if I'm lucky I will be able to get out over Memorial weekend. Thanks for the report.  
    • monstermoose78
      Most of the streams are small. Where I focus is the small streams in the back country for brook trout. Casting is hard on these streams. Some of the bigger rivers can be good. Remember the crazy rules on these streams. 
    • monstermoose78
      Wow Eyeguy you can catch them and panfish. Keep it up and let’s hear about some details.
    • monstermoose78
      The walleye bite is heating up around the area. Bass are on the beds and panfish are keeping most anglers busy. Remember the new pike regs are in place now. Good luck and let’s hear some reports and see some more photos!! Thank you to all that check my reports. I am off to get some fishing in. 
    • monstermoose78
      Hello everyone,  please check out the fishing report clubs. I believe the first few members can get in free. I hope you are all doing well fishing and hunting. I look forward to reading your reports.  If you any questions just ask. thank you, monstermoose
    • ANYFISH2
      Thanks for the reports guys.
    • MinnowBuckets
      The last few days have been pretty hot on areas of the river for a lot of nice bass between 16-18 inches, topping out at 19 inches for my largest. Many were fish located on spawning beds, some hitting aggressively and immediately, and some not interested in even acknowledging the bait. I started out with a 4 inch wacky worm on a VMC wacky weedless jighead, but found that I was getting larger, more aggressive fish by switching to a 5 inch wacky. I would Imagine that the spawn will be all but over within a few days. 
    • RGSports
      I have some Cotton Cordell crankbaits for all, all brand new in original packaging.  I have multiples of every color.  Asking $3 each, will ship for a $5 flat rate.  Can also meet, live in Elk River MN. Wally Stinger 3 1/2 Inch - Sparkle Firetiger, Chartreuse Perch, Purple Passion, White/Red Head 4 3/4 Inch - Purple Passion, Gold Perch, White/Red Head, Chrome/Blue Jointed Wally Diver Perch, Monkey Puke, Gold/Black, Chartreuse Red   Send me a message or call/text at 320-420-9805 to purchase.