Classroom to Field
Here are some clips of young dogs transition from classroom to field. These clips show dogs that have been retrieve conditioned. I am throwing happy bumpers for them. Notice when the dog drops the bumper it is their job to pick it up.
Miss Kitty (Pointer) would not retrieve look at her now.
Hard to believe Jack (GSP) would not retrieve at all until he went through our retrieve conditioning, Look at him now
Gretch (GSP) is a littermate to Jack and had the same problem. ( key word had)
Fancy (Pointer) is a littermate to Kitty she also was not a retriever.