Wait...haven't you ever seen a field dog when they're being handled/cast? You're talking about a dog that might be a hundred plus yards away fixated on their owner, working together and taking directions to locate a fallen bird.So imagine my eyes glazing over when I see dogs that just are not focused on their owners at all. Or if they are, it's the barest fraction of what I have and value in my dogs. I acknowledge that a huge chunk of that is foundation and conditioning. But I see that in goldens of all kinds. I do not often see it in other sporting breeds - even very well trained and high level competing ones. It's just very different.