I own a 14 month old Lab Colley mix. She got more of the Lab than Colley and I am thinking about trying to train her to be a duck retriever. I have taken her when i go out shooting and when something hits the water she will retrieve it ( as lons as she see's the splash). I can sometimes guide her to it, but have never trained her for that.
I have taught her all the basics but none of the hand signals or how to retrieve on a line. She still learns things very quickly though. I do think it may be to late to teach her to retrieve on a line but if i can get her to listen to hand signals then i think it will be ok.
I was just wondering what everyone thinks, and if anyone has any tips or pointers for me.