I have a new BLM pup out of Prime Time that is 13 weeks old. He has a nice enough disposition but cringes when I use a scolding voice (my voice can get pretty loud) and if he has an inkling that he is doing something wrong goes into avoidance mode and tries to hide (i.e. peeing on the floor and getting caught). There has been no corporal punishment except to get a hold of him and put him in his kennel.
The other thing is when he is sitting waiting to be released (to be sent for his food or to come) he will not look at me. He retreives but is somewhat lackadazical about that as well. The retreiving is less of a concern as I can get him turned on with birds and age.
This has me somewhat concerned in that I want a good competition dog and a good hunting dog. I need a dog that isn't going to look to run away from things he doesn't like and can take the rigors of training for competition.
Wondering at his age should I really be concerned or will he bold up with age?