I took my pup out to the duck ponds for some duck training today. At first I just let her off leash and she went right into the water as if to say were they at. When I got out the dummy duck she got really excited. Started tossing it close and worked out to 50 plus yards. She would go out get the bird and bring it to me every time. I did not even have to show her what to do. I put some duck scent all over it and sarted hiding it from her. She found it with some verbal guidence from me. Then I would hold it under water for her. She go sniffing around the water and dive for it. Next time out I will bring my shotgun with us. She is a natural bird dog.