I'd like to get a bit of advice on repeating the SmartWorks training from the beginning with my 4 y/o Lab. The 4 y/o was the first dog I ever trained, so I know I made many mistakes along the way. We now have a wonderful new pup and we are working through Evan's puppy program now. Next month she will start formal training using SmartWorks. Our 4 y/o lab is a wonderful "functional" gun dog, but due to my lack of consistent ongoing training he has become a bit lazy and apathetic to the basics. He is lacking the style and dedication he once had. For example, I forced fetched him, but now it requires two or three "fetch" commands to get him to obey.
Since I am starting the SmartWorks program from scratch with the pup, would it make sense to run my 4 y/o through the program again, including force fetch?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!