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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 09:49 PM
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Re: Pet store puppy

You start out your puppy by establishing your end goal 2 years from now.
For a hunting dog prospect it's all fun and games geared at awakening the basic instincts, and throwing in "games" that will later transition to training.
Games like hide and seek with a bird wing, fetch on the kitchen floor with a rolled up pair of socks and a wing inside. Basic leash work, even though he may only take one or two correct steps. Begin the heel training by shuffling along the kitchen floor on your knees with the pup and playfully encouraging him along. There are a zillion variations to these games, but the key is understanding that you are creating a picture in his mind. Each picture becomes a series of pictures and over time he puts the pictures together in a sequence that is a patterned response. When it clicks, in year or so, it's incredible. A light just turns on in their eyes, and "they get it".
Training for a bird dog starts on day one.
The first few weeks though, he does nothing wrong. Every success, no matter how small, or brief has to become the biggest thing in the world. Every failure is ended with a laugh, some playtime and affection. Design the games to ensure his success, and never end on a bad note.

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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 10:28 PM
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You start out your puppy by establishing your end goal 2 years from now.
For a hunting dog prospect it's all fun and games geared at awakening the basic instincts, and throwing in "games" that will later transition to training.
Games like hide and seek with a bird wing, fetch on the kitchen floor with a rolled up pair of socks and a wing inside. Basic leash work, even though he may only take one or two correct steps. Begin the heel training by shuffling along the kitchen floor on your knees with the pup and playfully encouraging him along. There are a zillion variations to these games, but the key is understanding that you are creating a picture in his mind. Each picture becomes a series of pictures and over time he puts the pictures together in a sequence that is a patterned response. When it clicks, in year or so, it's incredible. A light just turns on in their eyes, and "they get it".
Training for a bird dog starts on day one.
The first few weeks though, he does nothing wrong. Every success, no matter how small, or brief has to become the biggest thing in the world. Every failure is ended with a laugh, some playtime and affection. Design the games to ensure his success, and never end on a bad note.
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post #33 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 05:47 AM
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Re: Pet store puppy

I see the Michigan apparel in the background of the pictures.

As a fellow Michigan fan you now the Chris Perry of dogs. Please enjoy!
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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-14-2018, 12:56 AM
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Well, with everything being said. I think you should pass the word on and not buy from this Breeder...

Maureen Moeller
P.O. Box 276
West Point, IA 52656
USDA # 42-A-1362

That is where Charlie come from. Since Charlie was at the pet store for 7 weeks the price was $699. Plus all his shots are done and we got a free visit to the local vet. I have to resize the picture and i will put them up.

On a side note... We were at the pet store to price out food, toys, etc.. We know a breeder for goldens and was going to get one in April. But that day we came home with him.
Hello,

I realize this is an old post, but I am hoping to reach out to you about your experience with breeder Maureen Moeller. Please reply.
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post #35 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-14-2018, 08:21 AM
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There are a lot of puppy mills in West Point, IA
The area Vizlsa rescue is who I would reach out to.
They probably know her better than they would like too.

Not all those who wander are lost.

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Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.

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