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#2093538 - 04/20/17 10:26 PM Lab for dove?
CrappieKing Offline
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Registered: 08/25/12
Posts: 211
Anybody use a lab to retrieve dove?

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#2093680 - 04/21/17 08:14 AM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: CrappieKing]
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 23698
Loc: alabama
by far the most used dove dog...

My Chocolate Lab would retrieve every bird she saw fall.
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#2093682 - 04/21/17 08:17 AM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: CrappieKing]
Mully Offline
8 point

Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 1915
Loc: Pike Road, Al
I have one that has enjoyed 11 dove seasons. He is still in good shape but he'll be pushing 12yrs old when this season rolls around. I am working on training a Boykin now.

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#2093945 - 04/21/17 01:02 PM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: CrappieKing]
fourfive45 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 206
Loc: Black Belt
I can't think of many upland birds a good lab wouldn't bring back

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#2104688 - 05/03/17 09:02 AM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: CrappieKing]
bww Offline
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Registered: 05/02/17
Posts: 1
Loc: al
What is involved in training them to retrieve dove?

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#2104927 - 05/03/17 01:03 PM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: bww]
AUwrestler Offline
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Registered: 02/02/14
Posts: 645
Loc: Owens Xrds

Originally Posted By: bww
What is involved in training them to retrieve dove?
If your dog already retrieves on command. All you need to to give him some practice with the size and smell of a dove. I shot one, picked it up. Played with my dog with that bird a little and he retrieved the next mark on his own.
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#2105046 - 05/03/17 03:19 PM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: AUwrestler]
Fatherof2 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 306
I had a friend who had a little trouble with his lab retrieving doves. It was like he ended up with to many feathers in his mouth. Someone told him to freeze a few doves and tie them in a piece of old panty hose. His dog got use to that and now he retrieves doves really well.

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#2105128 - 05/03/17 05:09 PM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: CrappieKing]
ozarktroutbum Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 1755
Loc: Henry/Baldwin counties
Yep

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#2109577 - 05/08/17 10:37 PM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: CrappieKing]
woodduck Offline
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Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 859
Loc: Tenn
Like someone said some don't like the mouth full of feathers they get. Good tip about freezing them sounds like

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#2111487 - 05/11/17 09:28 AM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: CrappieKing]
Geno Offline
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Registered: 11/19/15
Posts: 8986
Loc: Tuscaloosa
Mine would always eat the first one.
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#2112335 - 05/12/17 08:19 AM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: CrappieKing]
Strictlybow Offline
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Registered: 01/08/15
Posts: 473
Loc: Salem, Lee county
Never had a dog eat a whole bird but I do pop a head off every once in a while and give it to them as a treat. Keeps em bringing em back, quick.
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#2116107 - 05/17/17 08:26 AM Re: Lab for dove? [Re: CrappieKing]
Geno Offline
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Registered: 11/19/15
Posts: 8986
Loc: Tuscaloosa
He would pluck it at about twenty feet so he could run if I went after him. After that, he was good to go and didn't tenderize them or anything.

If I disciplined him for eating the first one he would be sulky for a couple of hours. He also growled when the birds started flying so I would know to look around.
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