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  1. tracyhunter

    tracyhunter Member

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    took the house pet wirehair hunting yesterday.she hunted well,pointed a pheasant,held the point,i flushed the bird,shot it and she started to retrieve it.on the way back she stopped dug a hole dropped the bird in it and started to cover it up.she did this on both birds i shot.what is going on?how do i stop this?any help?
     
  2. avery53

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    My first Brittany did the exact same thing, never found a cure. Had to race her to the birds after that.
    She's gone now, but would be interested in the cure anyway.
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    This came up not long ago and alot of knowledgeable dog guys said force fetch training was the cure. Google that and you will find out more about the method.

    I know what doesn't work and that is to get mad and raise your voice with commands. What does work for me is to not make eye contact with the dog as he is bringing the bird in - very hard to do and not necessarily a cure.
     
  4. wireguy

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    Yup, force retrieve. Done properly this solves a lot of problems, and if you do it yourself your dog will bond with you in a way it can't otherwise because in force retrieve the dog lets go of the rebellion and becomes your true partner. I took a Wire rescue from a worthless wasteland to an awesome hunting and competition partner doing this, and she was my first attempt. It isn't black magic and is actually rather easy to do.
     
  5. Shootrman

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    I have an E collar. Let your dog do its thing. Can't discourage it's hunting ability, pointing, or fetching
    The second she runs away or starts to dig give her a zap. Worked for mine
     
  6. Setterman

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    My wife started hiding my trap gun whenever I want to go shoot.

    Will the e-collar work or should I force break her?
     
  7. fssberson

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    Smart dog. You were being "glassed" by the game warden and she was protecting you from being over the limit. Fred
     
  8. teddy34

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    Of those that have taught Force Retrieve, whose method did you find that
    worked well for you? Need to work with a new pup.

    Thanks, Gary Owen
     
  9. brownk80

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    THESE DOGS ARE PLANTING BIRDS FOR NEXT SEASON! HOW HARD IS THAT TO FIGURE OUT!!

    :)
     
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