Last Wed. evening we had a bit of a issue. I planted a bumper across a canel and back in the tall grasses about 10 feet.
Sent the mutt BACK,,,she swam the line, held the line onto land, sniffed the bumper and started following bird scent.
Whistled her back to the bumper. Fetched the bumper then spit it out and went sniffing again. Whistled her to me and resent her.
Same thing fetch the bumper then spit it out and went sniffing.....Ohhhhh we have a problem.
The next two evenings we revisited Force! Fetch and tight Obedience. No slack allowed!
This morning we got our bumper back, first try with no handling. Good to see the tools to fix the problem were in the tool box.
Her attitude just needed a little adjustment. The rest of the morning was walking baseball and she was excellant.
With a Dog...You never hunt alone.