1 year old ylf, soft, super athletic, lots of bird exposure, birdy as heck, has her Certified pointing title, SHR, great at tests, test dog, lots of good stuff from this dog. Used Mertens puppy dvd, moved on to using the Farmer/Aycock Basics DVD. Solid OB, through force fetch, walking fetch, not a lot of refusal, did fine w/ ear pinch, great bird/bumper manners, collar conditioned to "here", always been a quick learner seems to "get it" w/o a lot of correction. So you say "what the heck", move onto force to pile. We're distracted, low energy. Today my husband took over and lots of refusal and finally shut down. Trying to keep it upbeat, but feeling way too much like were losing the work part of it all and need to think outside of the box. Also thinking about "shelving" the FTP for a while.