98ramtough wrote:I think it is more for fun than anything. My dog will lunge under the water to get the duck as it is going to dive under water. This saves more time and gets my dog back in the blind faster--He doesnt waste so much time swimming in circles waiting for the duck to pop back up. Instead he will lunche as he gets close and come up with the duck. This puts the dog back in the blind faster which equates to more dead ducks.
At least its how I look at it. I think it helps a little, you will notice it when you hunt with another dog that swims circles why your dog will simply grab the duck and come back.