Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was developed in Yarmouth County, at the Southern tip of Nova Scotia during the early nineteenth century. It was crossed between: red European decoy dog (Or so to believe), spaniel, setter, or retriever as well as the farm Collies. The first Toller came into the USA during the 1960s.
These dogs have a lot of energy being alert but, not hyperactive and can adjust too many circumstances. They are good with children, other dogs and pets. They are willing to please and wanting to learn. But bore easily and then can be a bit stubborn.
Major concerns: none
Life Span: 11-13 years
Males: 45-52Lb Females: 35-42Lb
Height: Males: 18-21” Females: 17-20”
Training Tip: Start as soon as you get your puppy. This means as soon as you pick him or her up from the breeder start leash training as you are walking to the car with the puppy. With treats in hands and being positive with getting the puppy to come to you, he or she will have a better start and understanding about the leash and what needs to be done.
Different dogs, have different drives, one Nova Scotia may be more food driven, while another puppy maybe more into toys. Bring both toys and treats and see what the puppy reacts to the most. You will now know what the puppy will want to work for to please you.
Gear tips: While collars are pretty and a nice place to hang your doggie tags on, collars can lead to damage within the thort of a growing and older dogs. I would highly recommend using an easy harness the body version. By using this kind of harness you know there will be no trauma to the thort while there is tugging or pulling. The harness itself allows the body weight of the dog to be more even out around the whole body. By also using this it allows you to also train your puppy and older dog that walking next to you will get them further down the road. So keep the collars for the tags, and use the harness for walks, it will give you more control in a more humane way.
Next Time on The Green Paw:
The Dog Father–” The Perfect Dog” Or as I call it -The Perfect lie-
Lets clear somethings up as it seems a lot of his information is out of date, and way off track.. His attack against Positive Reinforcement…
As well as an Intro about clicker and Positive Reinforcement- The need not to be aggressive to your furry family member.