Seasons are beginning to shut down across the country and that can leave a lot of duck dog owners with the question, “What now?” Before you let the off-season depression set in, use this time to reflect on your season and take note of how your retriever performed. Where are the areas he needed work? How did he progress through the season? Did he get sloppy in some areas towards the end of season? Fortunately, now is the time to plan your off-season training regimen for your dog. Use the key points where you saw room for improvement this season and build training drills around those points. Set your dog up for success during this off season and build his confidence in those areas you saw need for improvement.