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Delivery to hand, part II

Part II: Developing a dog that consistently delivers to hand is largely a matter of conditioning the dog and trainer.

Updated: May 17, 2006, 3:48 PM ET
By Mike Stewart | Owner/trainer
Wildrose Kennels

As the pre-training days of puppyhood draw to an end and the long anticipated beginning of formal retriever training approaches, be alert to a factor that can negatively effect the development of the natural hold — the shedding of puppy teeth.

When the adult teeth begin to arrive, the pup's gums become quite sensitive. This usually occurs between 4 and 5.5 months of age.

All retriever training should be terminated for the duration of this period or the pup may develop the dysfunctional ...

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