Well, we began training Ridge as soon as we got him home. Early training of a 9 week old puppy is not what you might expect. Our training consists first off making him feel that he is part of the pack and family. We give him plenty of positive attention and help him to feel save and wanted. We also are gently starting house breaking. Since he is living in the house that is a priority. We are also working with him on a few retrieves a day. We are very positive whenever he has anything in his mouth – even mom’s dress shoes. We are just making sure the house is as puppy proof as it can be.

To see a short video about getting your puppy started retrieving watch this on youtube.