I went back to look at my drill logs, these are the things that we have done. She has been through force fetch, water force, swim by, doubles, Collar Conditioned, simple casting, no hands back, pile work, mark off gun barrel, walk ups, pattern blinds, pattern blinds with diversions, wagon wheels, NO No drills, memory marks, T work (single & double), water T, single retrieves 125 yards, singles in cover 70+ yards, Walking baseball, zig zag drills, and 4 phase drill. I have done nick back nick with her. Nate C, i have done the Tune up drills only 4 times in the last three weeks. I dont think i have over done it. I really want to work on this more to be honest.
Evan i re-read your book on secrets of the pros and you covered popping (173-176). when she pops give her a back command in the direction she turned. Some other threads on this recommended to simplify.
I am going to go back to shorter blinds on Tune up drills, Pattern blinds. Try to set her up for success. a couple of questions to add to this thread: 1) should she see me put out the bumpers when i do the Tune up drills? 2) how often should i work on improving her water blinds? cut back or increase the number of times i do these things? 3) is there a correlation with land blinds and water blinds? i have more access to pastures than water (1 or 2 ponds). thanks