So my 7 month old springer is not showing a lot of desire to retrieve birds. He will retrieve bumpers and toys, but does not always pick up birds.
Today I had him training with a pigeon. I would toss the pigeon out to he go out to retrieve it but would stop and just look at it. After a couple times I got my older dog out and had him make a retrieve. After that he would go out a pick up the bird and bring it back about half way and drop it.
So what can I do to help him start to make the retrieve on birds?