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    Default Need some advice. Retriever

    Got a 5 month old lab. He's a hard charging pup the problem is he is over running the bumpers. It doesn't matter how close/ far. I'm thinking this will subside with time. Every single time he will literally slide by it. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Shawn

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    ignore it he's a baby he will outgrow it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobman View Post
    ignore it he's a baby he will outgrow it
    I'll second Bobman's post: my golden will overrun almost every time on grass, not so with a ball in the street or fetching a downed bird.

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    Thanks guys! I figured he would. I was just thinking if I need to correct anything nows the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sstone82 View Post
    Thanks guys! I figured he would. I was just thinking if I need to correct anything nows the time.
    Previous posts are 100% right on-

    If any thing I would be happy to see that drive and desire--

    Both my females --who have placed in Field trials including open, amateur,and qualification--did and some time still will do the same thing--when keyed up-especially on flyer--or on crippled runners--they are 10 and 8 now

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    Thanks David. Ive had Labs for a very long time but I have never had one with this much drive. its been challenging and yet rewarding at the same time.

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    Remi, our 4.5 month old black lab is doing the same thing at times and I too was told this is ok. She's just that excited to retrieve. She charges hard on her retrieves(and recall with whistle is even better for us!) its really cute/funny and awesome to see for a young pup with such drive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorslife89 View Post
    Remi, our 4.5 month old black lab is doing the same thing at times and I too was told this is ok. She's just that excited to retrieve. She charges hard on her retrieves(and recall with whistle is even better for us!) its really cute/funny and awesome to see for a young pup with such drive!
    I've seen my Golden attempt to stop and do a front summersault - now that's enthusiasm!

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    I have a springer whose feet spin like Fred Flintstone as she tries to stop going past her bumper. Im always afraid shes going to blow out a knee like my Golden did / twice. No fun
    What can you do? Tell her to slow down? Shes an ADHD Tasmanian Devil!
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sstone82 View Post
    Got a 5 month old lab. He's a hard charging pup the problem is he is over running the bumpers. It doesn't matter how close/ far. I'm thinking this will subside with time. Every single time he will literally slide by it. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Shawn
    Are these marks you are throwing? A gunner in the field throwing marks will help the dog with depth perception.

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