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I have a 8 month old yellow lab that I have been training but then work got busy and I was working 7-12's on nights and wasn't able to train her as much as I wanted. At first she had awsome drive would always get the dummy and bring it back. But now she looks at me like im stupid and will not go pick it up. But as soon as you get one of her toys she is all over it. What do I do to get her back to liking to train and retrieve for me? I have tried the bird feathers as for I do not have access to live birds and she seems to like them but still will not pick up the dummy that is wrapped in the feathers. She just sits next to it and nibbles on the feathers.
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Did you buy chance happen to start force breaking to retrieve and then stop?

Just going off your post, sounds like dog had a negative experience with the dummies.
( in thier head, toy fun, dummy not fun) maybe a soft dog and there was some yelling and possible physical contact.

Just a thought .
yellow dog 15 said:
The problem I am having with her when she isn't in a check cord is she won't give the dummy back and wants to run around. I don't want her doing this while we hunt.
Search out a local dog club ( for your breed ) that offers training days and build up a local group you and talk and train with.
NAVHDA, Retriever Club, even some AkC breed clubs.
Others watching, will see things to help, that your not seeing.

Builds great friendships that will last a life time.
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