I am a first timer at training a retreiver and I am currently following the lardy program. I am at FTP and I think my dog is taking to it quite good. I have been through a couple sessions of remote sends and started sending her from my side as well with plenty of "freebees". The question I have is when sending her remotely she really wants to leave early, before I can even give her the back cast, either left or right. I am assuming to she wants to leave early to beat the force. The question I have is, is this the reaction I want to see from my dog? Does this mean she is getting the point? The first time she left early I let her do it and gave her the back command on the way to the pile. The second time I called her to me, sat her and then proceeded to gave her the cast. I don't want her to get confused on what I want her to do, espesically if we are at the point where she is understanding FTP. She doesnt seem to have any problems with bugging, shopping or flaring and she is driving hard to the pile. For a first timer, what I looking for in the dog to know she is ready to move on to T work?