ACE is right Stan. It may sound harsh but time is what is takes if you are going to train your own dog. I don't have the money to pay a pro trainer, and I honestly don't want to, because I enjoy the training almost as much as the hunting. I will say that I had to cut some things out of my schedule when I got my dog. They are a big comittment. I would say that I spend an average of 45 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week. Sometimes more or less depending on weather/schedule/or what I'm training at that point.
You don't need 45 minutes a day at all, but I take things super slow because I am an extremely amateur trainer.
If you are just trying to get a hunting dog ready to hunt, maybe just skip blinds. I know I'll probably catch some crap for saying that from other guys here, but FF is like a foundation for starting blinds. Let the dog retrieve the ducks he can see go down, and maybe you could retrieve the rest? Good luck and keep it fun! Fun is the best way to train.
"Because a duck is just a 3 pound critter"