Retrievers: The First Six Months
This formative period is often the most crucial time in a retriever's life
Dog training can be a challenging endeavor, particularly for a novice working with his or her first retriever. If you acquire a puppy, your patience may be tested far more during the first six months of ownership than at any other time. It's important to recognize right from the start that your puppy knows almost nothing at seven or eight weeks of age. Once home, the pup becomes a student. And you are his primary teacher.
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