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We adopted Jake a few months ago and were aware he had done some gundog training. Am doing one to one lessons with Abby and took Jake along one week too and we discovered he knew a lot. Which begged the question why rehome as a pet rather than a shooting one - it seems he has a hard mouth.

Am enjoying the training with Abby and would like to do more with Jake, not sure if we would ever get onto game in which case is it not a problem anyway. Just wondered though is there a way to encourage him to carry things more gently or is this not possible/pointless. At the moment all it means is we get through tennis balls at an alarmng rate 8O

Apologies if this is a really daft question.
 

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Is it only tennis balls that he 'chews' ? Have you tried plain canvas dummies or other types and if so will he chew these as well?

Sometimes, you can have a dog that's very much inclined to 'mouth/chew' tennis balls but nothing els - you will also come across dogs that can be a bit 'foolish' with dummies but when it's real game it's a totally different matter.

Hard mouth on game, on the other hand, is something that you can't really do anything about.

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Cannot comment on a hard mouth with game :pukeright: (bunny hugger :wink: ) but other than that , ABSOLUTELY you can train a soft mouth :wink: .
 

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Is it only tennis balls that he 'chews' ? Have you tried plain canvas dummies or other types and if so will he chew these as well?

He chomps really hard on canvas ones. My trainer commented on how hard he was on hers. Tend to work mainly with the plastic ones with them - doesn't make any real impression on these. [/i]
 
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