Today was my third time the pup and I went on a real hunt. Its the first time he saw lots of action, 2 shooters, close to limits, 2 hours. One of the ducks was a good distance away, looking back im not sure the distance but at least 150yrds(this may be no where close only a guess. )? Could have been more could have been less.im a bad judge of distance. About 3/4 of the way out there he started a little whine for a moment then stopped, grabbed the cripple and returned for a very nice rookie retrieve to hand.
Id that little "whining" normal?
when hunting from fixed blind or layout on the shore, at what distance do you rethink the retrieve and try to get send the dog from a different spot thats closer to the downed bird?
is this a normal question LOL? Im new and doing all of the training my self with help from a few local pros and trainers.
Thanks in advance for your input.