I don't plan to ever duck as I am an avid bow hunter. Hobbies get expensive so keeping them minimal. Retrieving... is it just that?
IE. When you train to retrieve ducks are the same principles applied to small game birds. I occasionally go to Texas and hunt with my dad over quail/dove. The small bird population in NW Arkansas is not the best but they are here. So it would be nice to have my lab retrieve those birds. Also, I was wondering if y'all train your dogs to be multi-purpose dogs. Shed hunting is something I am interested in. (Bow Hunter) I wasn't sure if this confuses the dog or just makes him that much better as a retriever. Just would like opinions in the direction I should take my dog. Either one or the other is fine.