solving issues parading, shaking & not retrieving without FF?
I have a 14month golden male who has some serious health issues and isn't gonna be with us for a full lifetime, also just a backyard breed dog, not from high end genes... But with that said he is a great dog who is very eager to please. We have been working with him since he was a pup on simple retrieves, and feel that he could easily suit or needs as a duck retriever. He absolutely loves the water, leaps six+ ft. and crashes into cold water with out hesitation, and loves to chase bumpers. He loves to work, and gets serious when the training tools come out. When retrieving on a pond he does great, I think because there is only one way out of the water so the dummy is always brought back, because he was no other choice. But when out of the water he charges the dummy, finds it, and then goes into parading shaking violently and fails to finish the retrieve? Any advice? I know Force fetch would solve this, but this isn't not the route I want to go with this dog. I don't need him to be a high end dog, just be able to retrieve some birds.