What would you do in this scenario? Hunting with your dog from a blind about 10 yards from the water's edge. You kill a duck that falls in deep water, 30 yards from shore. Your dog breaks as you're shooting, and by the time you get the whistle in your mouth the dog is at the water's edge. No boat and no way to get the bird except to have the dog pick it up. I see 3 possibilities:
1. let the dog get it and encourage future breaking.
2. call the dog back and have a short, intense "discussion" with him. Then send him for the bird.
3. leave the bird (wanton waste).
1 and 3 are unacceptable, and 2 doesn't seem that great either - the dog still gets to pick up the bird. Are there other options?