Here is a pond I think will work for water training.
Bare with me, as I don't know all the correct terms for what I need to train for.
I am starting on a water t. Trap will dive in and go for the opposite shore to a pile of frozen ducks and swim straight back.
Half way across, I can blow on the whistle and he will do over left and right to frozen ducks.
Today was the first day of doing this, so we are just learning to do this.
The problem is running the bank back around the pond from the sides.
How do I get him to grab a duck, turn around and come back in the water?
We also tried some retrieves just off the corner, and he wants to run around the corner on the shore, then dive in, instead of a straight line from me, into the water, and to the duck.
His handling on land is great, but if we are going to advance in doggie games, I am sure we need to fix these issues.
As my hunting buddy only, this wouldn't matter.
What do I need to do or where to start?