Puppy socializing and training is a very important time for your young retrievers mental stimulation and growth. It is not serious training but it does prepare your pup for that time. Unsocialized dogs are a trainers nightmare. “I didn’t want to do anything wrong so I didn’t do anything with this pup,” are some of the worst words to hear as a trainer.
If you have unique circumstances that prevent you from properly raising and socializing your pup, we often can find people and families willing to do so.
We absolutely recommend the DVD ‘Training a Retriever Puppy with Bill Hillmann,’ for those working with their own pup. Go to WWW.HAWKEYEMEDIA.NET for more info.