I bought a cbr two years ago. I have never had a dog before so I was told to buy "waterdog by Richard Wolters" and have it read before purchasing. My dog did everything the book said he would do. I was so impressed I stopped training after he could sort of do a blind retrieve with hand signals. I also skipped the part of releasing a live bird and letting him chase it. I live in Phoenix and did not know where the ducks were yet so he has never seen a bird in the field. Last weekend I got into all the ducks I could want and they were landing 10 feet in front of us in the water. My dog would swim to them on my command and just nuzzle them or completely ignore them. After i got some on shore I tried throwing them in the water for him and he refused to go get them. The guy I was hunting with says dogs have it or they don't, is there a way I can get him excited about the birds as I am?