Long time since I've posted or even viewed RTF. Let's just say life intervened in a not so good way, but things are a whole lot better. Anyway, my now 6.5 yr old girl has attained her senior and seasoned title. I have posted about her story on here before, but in general she is a soft, but physically tough chessie, moody, loves birds, but drive from line even on marks (particularly water) is not great. This lack of speed on take off sets her up for a whole set of issues in the field. She marks overall well. She has a great nose and handles well. She has had force to pile work. I have a young fireball that keeps me in the game, but I wish to continue to work with Widgeon at masters and finished. I just feel that I need to look outside the box (or maybe not). She is the first dog I have trained and I got her at 18 mo with a sketchy history. She is a great friend and I love her to death. She has played me well and I have been coached on using the right amount of pressure when it counts and that she is tougher than she would have me believe (which has helped). I am feeling I need to "tell" her that she has got to start leaving with more purpose (she really does have it in her). I have searched the site for pressure on mark comments and, not surprising, they suggest a negative correlation. And so...looking for thoughts on this. We may have reached our end point for her in terms of competition, but I am hoping to come up with a new strategy. Thanks for any advice.