Looking for some simple drills that I can do with my blf. She is rock solid on the line ,never even considered breaking at a ht/ft ,but on our last couple hunts she has broke on me,Once while teal hunting then last night while goose hunting(Last night we had 2 geese that landed behind us so close I could hear them breathing).99% of the time I hunt from a layout blind with her blind at my right shoulder. I'm thinking running my typical hunting set up in the yard with layout blinds and throwing some shackled ducks.
We hunted together last year and she was very steady sometimes hunting with up to 4 guns in the field.
Last night I did not let her retrieve the second bird, for breaking on the first (wasn't no stopping her on the first and had one more goose to the side that was in range) safely away from the dog.
In my minds eye I am thinking that combining the already established standard of line manners of FT/training and adding the scenario for hunting ,I can show her that steadiness is ALL the time not just when training /FT's.
I've always up held a high standard for steadiness, I kinda think that since she has trained so hard this year that hunting is like fun bumpers to her since they are falling at 30 yds not 300 yds .
Do you think that will be the best way to get what I need out of it ? or is there any other input on something more productive?