Curious to the replies here....this was a situation that was explained to me the day the Force on Marks thread came up.
a not so well bred dog , has a preference to pick up birds , but does not care for bumpers so much.As a pup would not retrieve a bumper unless a wing was tied to it.
Dog gets FF'd, FTP , single T , swim by etc.(all done this spring} After FTP dog is much more responsible about picking up bumpers. Dog is pretty ok when birds are thrown, usually adequate when bumpers are thrown.
Owner was hand throwing bumper marks last week , (he can throw halfway across the country) and the dog lollygagged out to get a mark and started sniffing at something and forgot about the mark.
WHAT would YOU do????
The owner did what I would do and said "fetch!! nick Fetch!!" The dog ran with style and enthusiasm on the rest of his marks and got the job done.
So is there ever a time to force on marks ?