Hi all, just picked up Gus from the trainer yesterday after being there for 3 months. He is about ten months old right now. The trainer said that he did well great nose, quarters, responds to whistle commands, and retrieves. The only hiccup that I would like to work on with him involves the retrieving. I guess he has no problem finding the downed bird and bringing it back, but once he does come back you really have to grab the bird out of his mouth he doesn't seem to want to willingly drop it. Not sure if this is just a puppy faze or what. Would appreciate it if someone could give me some direction. Thanks.