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#5588413 - 02/07/15 08:23 PM Retreiver bumper help
toada Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 225
Loc: Plano TX
Got a new pup and have been working on fetch for a while. Broke out the retreiver bumpers toady and he was excited to go get them, but would bring them back to me by carrying the rope in his mouth, not the bumper itself. When he sits at my side he grabs the bumper, but not when he fetches....

Any ideas?

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#5588550 - 02/07/15 09:49 PM Re: Retreiver bumper help [Re: toada]
tthame1 Offline


Registered: 05/07/09
Posts: 324
Loc: Plano, TX
Try paint rollers...no rope to worry about.

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#5588656 - 02/08/15 12:45 AM Re: Retreiver bumper help [Re: toada]
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13956
Loc: Black Dog, Texas
Take the rope off.
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#5588746 - 02/08/15 07:26 AM Re: Retreiver bumper help [Re: toada]
Ol_Yeller Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 998
Loc: Palo Pinto
Don't worry about it, keep it fun.
When you get to birds there aren't any ropes.
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#5589284 - 02/08/15 03:31 PM Re: Retreiver bumper help [Re: toada]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 38607
Loc: Katy-Fulshear
Try frozen birds.

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#5589311 - 02/08/15 03:54 PM Re: Retreiver bumper help [Re: toada]
Buzzsaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 8673
Loc: Frisco, Texas
common problem, should go away with force fetch...keep it fun now, take the ropes off
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#5591255 - 02/09/15 05:09 PM Re: Retreiver bumper help [Re: toada]
Texas Bowhunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 284
When the dog starts to get older and has been going through force fetch for a while, start smacking the bumpers out of his or her mouth until he/she gets the hold right.

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#5601071 - 02/15/15 07:08 PM Re: Retreiver bumper help [Re: toada]
luke0872 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 135
Loc: Midland, Lubbock, Abilene
cut the rope off. force fetch and age will help also.

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