Getting ready for duck season with my 8 month old BLF. So excited!! Hope we have water.
I have 2 questions about new things that my dog was doing.
1. In the park yesterday, had her sit at a heel position. Told her to mark and then threw the bumper. When I did my usual release using her name and hand motion she took off like a rocket. Burned passed the bumper by 5 yards (not unusual, sometimes her brakes aren't ABS). But then she didn't pick-up the bumper. Trotted around but didn't want to pick it up. No real distractions. Any ideas?
2. She is not FF (my next task). However she normally never drops in fact I have to use pressure with my "drop" command. When we were training in the pond she would retrieve no problem, but as soon as she hit shore she dropped the bumper on the bank. Thoughts?