Like the title says I have a 7 month old BLF that is gagging and choking during her water retrieves. She's been doing this since she started swimming at about 4 months old. She's also swallowing air to the point you can see her sides pooched out. One good belch and you can see them go back down. My question is will she out grow this? This is my fourth lab and I've never seen one do this so I'm getting pretty concerned. I originally thought she would out grow it but here we are at 7 months old and she's still doing it. Its like she hasn't figured out to breath through her nose(or however they do it). It hasn't affected her drive to water retrieve but I'm afraid it could. Could it? She does the same thing with a 3" bumper but she does much better when she has a duck in her mouth. Should I keep swimming her to let her learn? Right now we swim probably 3-4 times a week. I've been doing short retrieves,20 yards max but most of them 10-15 just trying to let her learn how to swim with a bumper/bird. Thoughts or suggestions.