I have always heard to handle back to the mark if the dog leaves the area of fall. My situation is that i am trying to extend my 9 mth old female in a little heavier cover. The problem is she started giving up if she dont step on the mark. She will hunt for a bit then just give up. I would stop her and put her on the bird. Well now she gets to the area , stops, turns around and look at me for help. I seen Danny Farmer address the wide hunt in problems and solutions DVD and he even said to just handle the dog back. What do i do now?? Seems like i created a problem. I plan on shorting the distance in the cover to try and rebuild her confidence. Anyone else have this problem?