She is prematurely grey, only 5 years old. For the amount of training I did or didn't do, she is special. Has great manners in the boat with great desire. At 53 pounds , you should see her handle geese! Might not be able to pick the large geese and retrieve to hand but she will swim, chase and grab a wounded goose and swim back with it doing her darnedest to pick it up!!
Then we grouse and woodcock hunt the afternoon, pointing and retrieving to hand.
NAVHDA training is the only way to train if your going to hunt your dog, just my opinion .
It's not just a duck boat, it is a tatical platform for opportunity- weedwacker 101
Preserve game and hunt with a trained dog- NAVHDA
"In looking back thru his posts over there he kind of thinks of himself as the zen of all things fowl."