I posted this in the hunting dog forum but thought I would try some fellow Idahoans also.
I have an almost 8 month old black lab male that will not retrieve at all any more. He was great for a while but since about 6 months old kind of quit... He is smart and does all other comands great. I can hold a steak in front of his nose and he wont touch it untill I give him the "OK". He will run to it and find it but will not pick it up. I am VERY fustrated. I have tried making it fun, using sents, treats, make him hold but wont, ect.
I dont know anyone that bird hunts and am just getting into it myself so I spent good money on him. He comes from a great pedigree. Any advice?