I have a 2 year old male Topbrass golden sired by Hawk. He has his JH and WC. He is my seventh dog over 40 years. I ran him in senior hunt tests last fall and had trouble with handling him in the water at tests. We have completed pattern blinds on water and continued to practice them. He hesitates on left and right overs at times. He goes back relatively well. He stops on the whistle. I mainly follow Mike Lardy's program but have used a lot of other sources over the years. He is a lot more interested in training with birds then bumpers. He has been through the land training and we continue to review all the training on land. I will put him back in the water as soon as it warms up a little. He is a upland and waterfowl hunter. I enter AKC hunt tests over the years to make sure I have a decently trained hunting companion. Any suggestions, tips are appreciated.