i've went through swim-by and finished great. But, when I send the dog on bigger ponds we are having several issues.
1. Wants to run the bank back and i've tried casting him back in the water but its impossible. i've tried casting him back in. it doesn't matter how much collar pressure, he won't get back in the water. and, he does well with casts on land so he knows the hand cast I'm giving.
2. Sometimes, he does well with whistle sits in the water, but sometimes he will not stop and might even swim to the bank and then turn around, or change direction to get to the bank and turn around i feel he knows what i'm asking but just won't do it until he gets to the bank. So, then he's on the bank before I can cast him so obviously we have to do all casting to the blind on the bank.
3. When he does swim back, he won't come to the spot I'm standing. He'll exit down the bank from me. And, when doing marks he usely swims back to the spot I'm standing. I'm baffled.
A couple days ago I found a pond that was thick on both sides of the pond thinking he'd think the bank was more trouble than swimming back. Nope, ran through the briars, didn't care, was not coming back in the water.
It's not like he doesn't like water, he's a strong swimmer, loves it and hits the water like a bat out of hell.
Shew, I'm at a loss. Any suggestions??