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travis m harvey
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« on: February 29, 2008, 09:07:18 PM »

My 2 year old female brittany won't retrieve. No matter what i do she has no interest in retrieving a quail, a ball or anything at all. I'm about ready to give up on her she seems hopeless. I got her from a grrreat line of bird dogs. It's like she's defected. anything i can do?
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 11:53:19 PM »

She should have been retreiving by the time she was 6-8 weeks old. She may never fetch for you. You had better get a book that explains FORCED FETCHING, it is something I advocate as a last ditch effort. Talk with the Breeder, if she is from such a great line, he should be able to help. If she is gun shy and won't fetch, she is just a pet. Love her and get yourself a hunting dog sometime.

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008, 08:21:03 AM »

Check out a web site Huntsmith.
This is Rick Smith his dad , Delmer Smith has a good video on force break to retrieve.
Delmer Smith was training Brittany's in the 50's .
He is a country boy from OK. that has put his mark on the majority of pro trainers out there .
Forcing a dog is a time consuming ordeal.
Have patience.
Good luck.
Larry Lain
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