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Going back to your problem of not retrieving after a few times. I’d do a couple of short to mid range retrieves with him every day. Since you say after 2 or 3, he doesn’t want to work anymore, so just do 2 retrieves, then that problem doesn’t happen.
At the same time I would go back to the beginning of force fetch. When you do, make sure it’s after those 2 fun retrieves when his attitude is good, then do a short simple FF. Start at hold again and go all the way thru. It will take a good 3 weeks if you work with him every day for FF. After every FF session, I’d thrown one nice fun bumper and call it a day to end on a positive note. For every retrieve I’d also keep him on a long line so he can’t get away and lie down.
Don’t make his FF sessions long and drawn out.
Keep a journal every single time for everything you do with him.
Just my 2 cents.
~ Stacey with Lucy and Riot, missing Hunter, Reilly, Tiger and Pennie
Wiseman Wildfire Grayling Fish On CD RA JH SHU WC "Lucy"
Thistle Rock Kicking Up a Fuss CD RA WCX ** "Riot"