Here’s the scenario. I have a 6 ½ month old blf from good breeding. From the moment I got her at 7 weeks, she would only retrieve a dummy if I had her very excited about it. (I used Hillman’s technique to get her excited.) Even then she would often run out to a bumper and run right past it. When she did pick it up she would roll it and chew it. The only way she would give it up was by pinching her flank. I hoped force fetch would cure these issues. Even when I threw a pigeon for her when she was younger, she would do the same. I quit using birds (only did it twice-one live and one dead) again, hoping I would solve this at force fetch. I decided I should use Evan’s system as I used it on my last blf with great success. Her obedience is quite good and she has been collar-conditioned to here, kennel, etc. However, at step one, teaching her to hold I'm having issues. I’ve had two lessons with her. (I know it's early, but I want to make sure Im on the right track.) She reached for the paint roller immediately but then rolls it in her mouth and won’t stop and of course, wont hang on to the roller. My solution is to move to force fetch and avoid the hold issue that way, while teaching her to hang on to the dummy and stop rolling and biting it. (This rolling and biting particularly bothers me.) I appreciate any suggestions and help.