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Protecting Your Retriever Puppy

Run a prevent-defense to keep your young retriever in the game and avoid costly penalties.

Protecting Your Retriever Puppy

Keeping a puppy safe can seem like a never-ending struggle; get ahead by using preventative measures to protect your pup. (Photo By: Tony J. Peterson)

At the end of May, my wife and I picked up a Lab pup. Sadie’s role is to start learning the ropes so that she can eventually take over for our eight-year-old Lab who is slowing down by the season. Anyone who has faced the reality of an older dog and the necessity of a new recruit knows that there are big shoes to fill in that situation.

As we all do, I wondered if there was anything I could do differently with this puppy that I haven’t done with my past duck dogs. To figure this out, I spoke with Dr. Craig Grant, who spends his working hours at the

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