Impossible to recall.... Bird in sight....
My female 4yo has been great. Trained hard for upland birds, ducks, and squirrels, and the kids can't live without her.
Trained her for a full year.
She has been great, and my family has had so much fun with her.
Over the past 10 days, we camped remotely on some lakes and rivers. Just family time, canoeing and fishing.
Off leash she always has perfect recall.... until this trip.
One look at a duck, and she literally will swim after it forever. Complete tunnel vision. Zero recall.
After an hour, on the first day, I had to canoe out in the middle of a lake, 1/2 mile out and practically lasso her neck to retrieve her. This happened each day I allowed off leash swimming.
It only happened when a bird was in sight, and in the water.
We hunt ducks, dove, quail, rabbits, squirrels, etc, and her recall skills have disappeared.