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#5432335 - 11/19/14 08:39 PM Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training?
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Is there an age at which training isn't as effective or does it vary by the dog? This would be for a 2 yr old golden.

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#5432343 - 11/19/14 08:42 PM Re: Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training? [Re: MJ937]
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#5432372 - 11/19/14 08:55 PM Re: Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training? [Re: MJ937]
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Thanks, that's good to know. Is there a preferable age range for most dogs to get trained? It seems like so many are trained in the first year but maybe that's just because their owners are eager to get them in the field.

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#5432544 - 11/19/14 10:14 PM Re: Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training? [Re: MJ937]
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Most start right away when they get the pup, but just introduced to the basics, no pressure or corrections. 6 months seems pretty typical to start more formal, advanced training. dogs mature at different rates so that has something to do with it as well.
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#5434986 - 11/21/14 08:24 AM Re: Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training? [Re: MJ937]
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As long as the desire to retrieve is present, you have something to work with. Very doable
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#5444128 - 11/26/14 08:31 AM Re: Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training? [Re: MJ937]
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I would say there is never a dog that is to old to learn. I would think that what you will have is a 2 year old dog that has developed habbits that are not good for retrieving. Start with the basics and dont let the dog get away with those habbits.
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#5445564 - 11/27/14 07:00 AM Re: Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training? [Re: MJ937]
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I alway's based it on the individual dog, the more shy, timid I took my time, the most timid dog I ever had turned out to be the best. he won the verdigris field trial @ Coffeeville Ks. in 1969, field of 205 dogs
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#5482670 - 12/17/14 12:08 AM Re: Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training? [Re: MJ937]
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I have trained many dogs over the years. I have dogs as old seven to stand steady to wing, shot and drop. It all depends on the willingness to learn. Along with your patience, consistency, and repetition. It may take more time but the end result is often rewarding.
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#5486359 - 12/18/14 05:30 PM Re: Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training? [Re: SANDFLAT KENNELS/GUIDE]
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Originally Posted By: SANDFLAT KENNELS/GUIDE
I have trained many dogs over the years. I have dogs as old seven to stand steady to wing, shot and drop. It all depends on the willingness to learn. Along with your patience, consistency, and repetition. It may take more time but the end result is often rewarding.
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#5486389 - 12/18/14 05:56 PM Re: Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training? [Re: MJ937]
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My Mom had a stray dog that show up at her house and I trained him to hunt And my wife hunts with him during dove season And he does a dang good job

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#5488672 - 12/19/14 11:03 PM Re: Can a 2 yr old dog take to gun dog training? [Re: MJ937]
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