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#6310004 - 05/24/16 05:07 PM Fetch
mattyg06 Offline
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I know 'playing fetch' with 'gun dogs' is sort of frowned upon but I can't help myself. I make sure she is steady but I don't make her retrieve to hand as I don't want to pick up a slobbery tennis ball over my lunch break. Do y'all play fetch with your gun dogs?

#6310087 - 05/24/16 05:59 PM Re: Fetch [Re: mattyg06]
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#6310130 - 05/24/16 06:15 PM Re: Fetch [Re: mattyg06]
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My gal is 5 and we do it everyday she luvs it

#6310255 - 05/24/16 08:08 PM Re: Fetch [Re: mattyg06]
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Sure do,I start when I first get a pup.
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#6310337 - 05/24/16 09:14 PM Re: Fetch [Re: mattyg06]
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#6310428 - 05/24/16 10:22 PM Re: Fetch [Re: mattyg06]
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You bet.

Tug-a-war is frowned upon but not "play fetch". When I release Cassie with "OK" then there are no rules for steadiness or delivery to hand.


#6310551 - 05/25/16 07:10 AM Re: Fetch [Re: mattyg06]
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Get a throwing dummy.
It has a short length of no-slobber rope attached.

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#6311812 - 05/25/16 09:36 PM Re: Fetch [Re: mattyg06]
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I'm glad I saw this as I was about to ask the same question. Except my new pup was 12wks old yesterday. I've been using a soft rope toy to tire her out as she doesn't have her Rabies shot yet so we can't go to the park to run around. Is this a bad idea? Later on I'll be getting her a bumper to retrieve when I start her training.
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#6312119 - 05/26/16 08:46 AM Re: Fetch [Re: mattyg06]
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I do fun bumpers. Normally this is before a training session or after she is released from being restricted on/in a run for a period.
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