to pick up and/or bring bigger ducks out of the water.
My golden retriever Lucy just started her third hunting season. I don't get to kill a lot of birds for her but her "light bulb" came on at the end of last season. At our blind, she has to climb out of the water(not that hard) and she will bring in a bluebill or smaller duck. Yesterday she left two mallards at waters edge because she does not want to pick them up. I tried forcing her to hold the mallard but she just does not want to grip them firmly enough.