"Prepare your dog in such a manner that the work he is normally called upon to do under-whelms him, not overwhelms him." ~ Evan Graham
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
― George Bernard Shaw
The Smartwork System for Retriever Training (link)
Never saw that problem. But since I don't FF, I'd have probably tried letting him carry live, unclipped pigeons for a while. And if he let many of those fly off, find the poor dog a pet home.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers...too many to list.
Sheesh Sharon, I have to keep those two far apart these days. Chief is acting just like Scout did at this age. NOT GOOD! I think he has a few Chessies in the woodpile
Owned and handled by Cruisin' with Indiana Jones, JH
Alternate Handler: Westwind Buffalo Soldier
Apprentice Handler: Snake River Medicine Man, SH