Q: I am getting a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever on august 8th(in two weeks).
i was wondering i anybody who owns one or knows about them could tell me anything that is importiant that i should know about the breed. thanks. also the puppy will be 9 weeks.
Aug 01, 2010
A NSDTR (so much easier to abbreviate or call him/her a Toller) is a very active breed. I don't know where you are, but it does depend on if the puppy was bred for looks or for what he was born to do...flush birds out for the hunter and retrieve ducks. There is quite a difference in looks and the ones bred for looks often must be taught to retrieve. It is a really great breed. Please work with the pup. They are very good obedience dogs and love water!
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Aug 04, 2010
this is one of my favorite breeds and they're hard to find, i'm so jealous!
most everything you need to know can be found here: //dogbreedinfo.com/novascotiaducktolling.htm
gotta exercise, work, and train this dog. they need it badly. what this site doesn't say is how to train them. be very sensitive to the toller, gentle training WITHOUT an overly excited trainer works best for them. they're great learners, but they don't handle mistakes well...so never let them know they've made one. if they mess up the command, you have to try again and go slower. keep your voice calm and steady and friendly while training as well as rewarding.
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