I realize that hunting is very different than hunt tests or field trials.
This past season I had 3 big come-in handles on wild birds.
First was on a double, the "go bird" was a long cripple
so naturally the lab was thinking long when released on the memory duck:
The second come-in whistle was...
In this podcast we cover 4 reasons we some retrievers go into "hunt mode" while running a blind retrieve:
Training blind distance and canine expectations
Scent down each line...