Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Gotguns, skidaddy, DOGNECK, KJC Ranch, Tim77
61833 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 81407
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44154
BOBO the Clown 42158
BMD 40617
bill oxner 38220
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34318
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31226
facebook
Forum Stats
61833 Members
46 Forums
427935 Topics
5902641 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5501826 - 12/27/14 07:57 AM 6 year old Aussie
shea.mcphail Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 261
Loc: Mesquite/Canton
Would I be crazy to attempt training my six year old Australian Shepherd to retrieve? Her obsession is playing fetch. We like to joke that she's needs to go to rehab for her obsession with tennis balls. I realize that retrieving a bird versus a tennis ball are entirely different situations, but is it possible to train a dog that old?

Top
#5501830 - 12/27/14 08:00 AM Re: 6 year old Aussie [Re: shea.mcphail]
bill oxner Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 38221
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
Try it and let us know.
_________________________
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill









Top
#5503101 - 12/27/14 07:18 PM Re: 6 year old Aussie [Re: shea.mcphail]
kbobbjr Online   happy
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/01/05
Posts: 2628
Loc: Josephine, Tx
I trained my wife's German Shepherd to retrieve birds, retrieve from a dog blind, retrieve from a dog stand, honor, deliver to hand (without force fetch), etc. All just for fun. It can be done however it takes the right dog.
_________________________
Kevin Buckley
Castile Creek Kennels South
214-491-9257
www.castilecreekkennels.com
www.facebook.com/castilecreekkennels

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide