Hey Ladies and Gentleman. I have an 11 month old pup and its the first dog i have trained by myself. I have made many mistakes along the way and I have made some big gains. In your experience can I recover from my mistakes and come out with a good working dog. This dog craps more potential then I know what to do with. I just want to be able to bring out the best I can in the dog. Mistakes I have made include Holding objects( she cigars and chomps) have not started FF yet due to the sloppy hold. Obedience is sloppy in some aspects for example running a few yards past me on here rather than coming right to heal. Return on retrieves is sloppy at long distances. Again, in your experience can these issues be cleaned up to make this dog a good working retriever? And how do i put myself in a position to make the best of it. Keeping at it and grinding it out? I do belong to a dog club from march until august.