I've dug through just about every thread I can find on the topic and I think I have a "get well" plan, but figured it'd be worth opening up the topic for some of yall with more experience. Our pup is 4 months old and he's always been fairly low key (much less energetic than I was expecting for this breed). Initially I attributed much of this to diet and some minor parasite issues, he had Giardia when we brought him home and the food we started him on didn't agree with him (low appetite/loose stools). That said we've tested negative for two months straight and he's on a more agreeable kibble that he devours (Victor Nutra-Pro). He's never been a big "chaser of things". I wasn't too concerned about it given the "rough" start we had, but it's been about a month since those issues were resolved and I haven't seen much change in his drive. This is my first retriever and I'm attempting to follow the Hillmann approach, I probably got a little out of balance early on by attempting to do some intro OB in conjunction with the chasing game, but for the past three weeks our "regiment" has consisted of 2-3 minute sessions spread out every couple of days (sometimes once a day if he's showing more interest) simply focusing on chasing a toy or mini-dokken (more recently attached to a line which he seems to enjoy). That said, I can't quite seem to get that "crawling out of your skin" excitement even in these short sessions. He doesn't interact much with other dogs and he's kenneled for at least 2-3 hours before "play time". We're still working through the teething process and sometimes it appears that he's more interested in me than the object I'm holding (the dragline has helped in this regard). I can't help but wonder if there's something I should be doing differently at this point, not looking to dial it up but I'm not sure if my current approach is still "too much" given the lack of response.