Have a look at Dennis Voigt Training alone dvd's ..or drills.
Caveat to 100 % success on a flat football field is the dog often, if not always gets a free run on the last furlong when running distance , because it can see the Mark on the ground when it is a blind !!! ? ..funny how when some train for a blind with a tail wind and some dogs have real problems going on a straight line 50 feet , but have huge success in training when it is a head wind on 300 yards on a flat park ? ... I digress ... Salt the area and have 10 bumpers in that area of where the mark fell ! Darrin touched on this .. The dog is more likely to get a hit first time every time ..it hits the area. (try 50 yards with 100% success) ..but then ..what do I know.
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When you were working in warmer weather, could he have picked up a duck or pheasant with a wasp on it? Or ants? Are you using ducks/pheasants rock hard from the freezer? With broken bones from overuse? Just tossing out ideas. Sounds almost like he's avoiding the marks for some reason.
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Dirt clod drill encourages persistence but not necessarily aggressive hunting which you seem to be most concerned about. In fact I think it might make your problem worse not better. Follow that syrup guy’s advice, get some Bantams, if they don’t encourage your dog to hunt aggressively nothing will.
Use ducks first then hen pheasants as he improves.
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i wish I could figure what the issue is. I just threw a few marks for him and most of them were fine he lines to the mark, but as soon as he doesn’t find it right away. He’s popping up, trotting around peeing on stuff and sticking his face in a rabbit hole. Then two min later he grabs the mark.