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Growing up Gaddy – Training

In my next few posts, I will be discussing Gaddy’s training, using what I call the three”P’s” Practice, Patience and Persistence and what worked and what didn’t. Practice: I started practicing / training Gaddy twice a day, right from the day I brought her home. At first it was only a few minutes each time, gradually increasing the practice […]

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Growing Up Gaddy Year One

Gaddy is now a year old and over the next few posts I will explain what I learned and what worked and what didn’t while training Gaddy.  I am hoping this will be helpful to anyone who isn’t a professional trainer and is thinking about getting and training their own hunting dog. #1 – Get the best breeding you can […]

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Growing Up Gaddy 10 & 11 Months

Gaddy is now a little over eleven months old and weighs in at seventy pounds, she has not grown much in the last couple of months other than putting on muscle. She runs fast and can jump like a deer. I have continued to take Gaddy hunting at our local state game area continuing to build on […]

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Growing Up Gaddy Nine Months

Gaddy is now nine months and weighs in at about sixty five pounds. She now understands all of her commands inside and out and most of the time she follows them with out fail. But every now and then she thinks she knows better and chooses to do something else, thank goodness for her electronic training collar. […]

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Growing Up Gaddy Eight Months

Gaddy is now eight months and weighs in at sixty two pounds she is slender, long and tall. She keeps running faster and  faster and jumping further and higher. She now understands all her hunting commands and other than commands she gets when working out. I have stated to concentrate on the commands she seems to have the most trouble with such […]

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Growing Up Gaddy Six Months

Gaddy is now six months and weighs in at fifty eight  pounds. She continues to excel in her training and has an unstoppable drive to retrieve, balls, Frisbees and bumpers, she has not slowed as some have said may happen, but at this point I think her desire continues to build. During our twice a week retrieving training, she […]

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Growing Up Gaddy Five Months

Gaddy is now five months old and has come a long way in her training. Needless to say I am very proud of what we have accomplished. She is a very trainable dog, she knows and now completes all of her commands when I give them. She also has an unstoppable drive to retrieve, balls, frisbees […]

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Growing Up Gaddy Week Eight

Gaddy is now fifteen weeks old and has received her last series of shots this week and while at vets she weighted in at thirty two pounds. Her house breaking is complete at this point, I don’t see any signs from her that she needs t go out, instead she just heads to the back […]

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Growing Up Gaddy Week Seven

Gaddy’s house breaking is finished for the most part, she has not had an accident in two weeks and she rings her bells every time to go out. Her  house obedience is moving forward, for the most part she is now staying off the kitchen cabinets and tables. But we still have work to do especially […]

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