I have a friend (ever heard that before) that has a 21 month old female lab. She is a great marking dog and gets quite wound up at hunt tests. This summer she has run two HT's and failed both. Here's the problem, she will run out and pick up every mark we throw for her in training but she will once in a while, on her way to or from a mark get distracted by a smell or a noise or movement and has to go check it out. In the hunt tests this year she nailed the first land mark but on the second, took a nice line and got within 20 yards and took a left hand turn and then back to the handler. She had never come back without a bird before. On the next HT she nailed the two land marks but on water took a great line and then within the last 20 yards saw or smelled something and took off to the left, got to the bird throwers and didn't get back to the bird. Anyone have a suggestion to get her to stay focused all the way to the bird/dummy. She does get quite wound up in the holding blinds but not so much in training.