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opinions on holding or dropping bird

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Should I be trainning my lab to hold the duck until I give the release command or bring it back and drop it? If it is hold it how do you go about trainning that techhique?
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It's all personal preference if you want the dog to deliver to hand. Myself, I want the dog to heal and hold the duck until I reach down and tell her to release it. My buddy, on the other hand, just cares that it makes it back inside the boat or blind.

Pick up a training book like 10 Minute Retriever or Water Dog and they'll explain how to train hold.
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