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Old 06-30-2017, 08:48 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by bdchorn View Post
Not sure I agree. Some dogs that aren't force fetched will spit a bird mid field and go on another retrieve if they see one go down on way in.
That's a gray area in my opinion regarding force fetched. I've seen dogs, including my own that were force fetched that would do that. I think dropping the bird to go for another could be partly lack of force fetched and partly lack of training in the specific area. I had my dog out of that habit in about a week by throwing bumpers on his way in. I would allow him to stop and mark while holding the bird (my personal preference) and then he would bring the first bird back to me. He wouldn't always drop the first bird, but mostly would stop and run to try to get the other one and bring both back at the same time. That, I did not approve of.
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