Hello all. Any advice given is appreciated. Little background info on my pup. So I have a soon to be four year old lab who is my registered service dog. He has always wanted to retrieve and I had him pretty lined out on holding and marking retrieves and was even working on blind retrieves on top of all his service dog stuff. Never needed to force fetch him and he always brought the bumper back to hand, until I spent two months in the hospital. He learned some real bad habits while I was gone. Once I got out I was able to continue the same regime due to my back. But he would still retrieve whenever I asked him. He didn't learn to swim. Until he was two he was deathly afraid of all water. I got him over his water fear and he loves it now. After he became a good swimmer I decided gun time this. Wasn't until. He was three. When I fire a shot he splits at least 8-20 yards but is looking in thr water for a bird. He has only been on two hunts so far and he did the same thing. He would run away and look. He made some excellent retrieves yesterday in the bay. So what can I do? I was thinking of paying for some pheasants seeing if that will help. I figure flush boom retreive a few times and it might ease his anxiety? I do not own an e collar. Again thank you for any advice stay safe! Russ.