Have you tried using wings on the dummy with your dog yet? I really dont know what else to tell ya. Luckily mine did not have that problem; she was more than excited and willing to get a dead duck evern more excited than getting a bumper. There are lots of great people on here that can give you more advice than I can.
using a wing on the dummie is a great idea if that doesnt work try starting off short retrieves with a dead duck in your yard something to get your dog used to that situaton then move on from there. dont get discouraged remember to keep at it a good dog isnt made over night and always practice with him. if that doesnt help take the dog somewhere where there is tame ducks like a farm that the farmer doesnt care of course and let him see them get him crazy about ducks and you shouldnt have a problem
If you havent force fetched the dog you will more often than not run into these type of problems. There are a lot of good books and videos that you should look into. Some one might be able to help you further with the age, type and experience of dog.
I had some trouble with mine for one day. I think the feather fell different and they don't retrieve them right away. I took a goose wind and made it a game and he loved it ever since. Now the scent is in his nose and it about drives him crazy. I have 6 wings I saved from the 5 Canadians I shot the other day drying in the shed. He circles the shed as he can smell them in there and he never saw me put them there.
I would suggest the same thing. Use a wing or a frozen duck and make it fun. Mine is terribly excitable so me waving my arms and talking loud and he will do anything I tell him too.
I appreciate all of yalls responses. i took a dead bird and froze it and took it out today and made it like a game to her. she didnt respond right away, but after a little while she couldnt keep her jaw off of that duck.Thanks again. :thumbsup:
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