Hey Folks, I'm fairly new to RTF and enjoy all the info and knowledge I've gained through here in training my lab/myself. I have a rookie question for those of you with a little more experience out there.
I have a 1.5yr BLF who has done an outstanding job through her first year and first hunting season. I could not ask for anything more with her lack of experience. However, when working on retrieves with live birds, she is starting to take her precious time on the way back delivering. She is an absolute "rocket" getting there, but more like an old lady on the way back. Now with bumpers, it's completley different. She runs back just as fast as she gets there with those. It's only with the real birds that she likes to take her time with. I'm beggining to think that this may be a possessive issue. Have any of you out there had similar dealings in training? If so, can you point me in the right direction to fix? Thanks in advance!