windswept wrote:Try backing the truck into a ditch to lower the distance from ground to tailgate. Start with that and the dog will be much more likely to make the jump. After they are used to that they will not give a second thought to loading up on flat ground.
gsp3333 wrote:You really don't have to teach it. Once the dog realizes there is fun once they get out they jump right in. My dogs figured it out in about 2 trips to the bird field. Just make it fun whatever it is.
jimbo&rooster wrote: I have heard horror stories from some retriever guys about torn ACLs from dogs jumping in and out of trucks. On a load command my dogs put their front paws on the tail gate and i lift them in.