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#5639630 - 03/07/15 12:08 PM force breaking
reprobate Offline

Registered: 07/26/09
Posts: 47
Does anyone have a trainer to recommend for force breaking? I live near Marble Falls. I have a 2 year old lab. She will retrieve, but wants to chew and even eat the birds.

#5639753 - 03/07/15 01:30 PM Re: force breaking [Re: reprobate]
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Most trainers are capable of "force fetch."

With your issue, try enforcing and working on "here" that way you are close enough to at least get the bird from it.

#5641095 - 03/08/15 12:07 PM Re: force breaking [Re: reprobate]
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#5644499 - 03/10/15 07:49 AM Re: force breaking [Re: reprobate]
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Registered: 01/16/09
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Loc: Cedar Park, Tx
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#5646007 - 03/11/15 02:20 AM Re: force breaking [Re: reprobate]
jjf Offline

Registered: 04/19/10
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Loc: cent. texas
I believe his name is Harlin winters (sp?), he snake breaks dogs but does other training also. I think he lives in Austin but trains near Burnet. I heard him talking to someone about training retrievers If I remember right. I have heard his name come up before on the forum, someone here might have more info.
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#5646374 - 03/11/15 10:04 AM Re: force breaking [Re: TDH09]
reprobate Offline

Registered: 07/26/09
Posts: 47
thanks for the info; I am not ready to give up on her yet.

#5646393 - 03/11/15 10:15 AM Re: force breaking [Re: reprobate]
kindall Offline

Registered: 08/01/09
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Loc: Spring, Tx
Sounds like she needs FF, and has a hard mouth.
FF will help her a lot, but plan on staying on top of her keeping her mouth still for a long time after she gets back from the trainer. Hard mouth dogs will revert back to chewing if you don't.

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