There was a thread a while back that asked how to get their dog to the line under control. The attached video show some of the things I practice almost daily in my training. Some of the features are incoporated from Dennis Voigts Training Alone dvd and some from Dave Rorem dvd The Art and Science of...........
The things I do:
I always use a holding blind or a vehicle to sit and wait for a few moments before going to teh line
I put Bumper Boys out without a bumper and shoot them while in the holding blind
I us a Gunzup cd to simulate hunt test noise
I will use a two way radio, one of which is attached to the dog box and talk in it while setting up
In the video I have on of the two way radios on the orange blind pole near the line.
Sometimes I will "no bird" and heel off the line
I will often give Rowdy kibble while waiting in the holding blind.
When training with others Rowdy adn I will wait in a holding blind while a dog runs in front of us.
Anyway, these are some of the things I do. Hope it helps.