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

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 226
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?

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

Registered: 05/07/09
Posts: 328
Loc: Plano, TX
Try paint rope to worry about.

#5588656 - 02/08/15 12:45 AM Re: Retreiver bumper help [Re: toada]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 14011
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
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 1016
Loc: Palo Pinto
Don't worry about it, keep it fun.
When you get to birds there aren't any ropes.
"Duck hunter's minds are like concrete. All mixed up and permanently set."

#5589284 - 02/08/15 03:31 PM Re: Retreiver bumper help [Re: toada]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
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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
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 11898
Loc: Frisco, Texas
common problem, should go away with force fetch...keep it fun now, take the ropes off
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Strait

#5591255 - 02/09/15 05:09 PM Re: Retreiver bumper help [Re: toada]
Texas Bowhunter Offline
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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.

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

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 159
Loc: Midland, Lubbock, Abilene
cut the rope off. force fetch and age will help also.


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