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    gregeb is offline Junior Member
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    Defaultswimming and fetch

    our lab is 9 weeks old. about how old do most labs get when they really get into fetch and water?

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    Trickster is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: swimming and fetch

    Like everything, it depends on the dog. Some take to water and retrieving from the get go, others require a little more encouragement. Labs are designed to retrieve and for most (not all) it comes naturally. Equally, most just "know" how to swim from a young age. My dogs have been retrieving and swimming since they were 8 weeks old and I never had to teach them.

    Have you tried taking her swimming or playing fetch yet? is she unwilling to do either? if you are having problems getting her fetching/swimming there are plenty of people on here that can give you suggestions. I wouldn't be too concerned yet though. At 9 weeks she is only a baby.


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