Any tips/pointers please, it's hardly urgent, but I'm surprised that our 4 month old lab bitch who in many other respects seems old before her time shows virtually no interest whatsoever in picking things up, with one exception, namely pears off our tree which she carries around before devouring!
if you throw a ball for her she just isn't interested, dummies, the same, my previous dog training experience has been with spaniels and they've just always wanted to be carrying stuff (more often than not shoes and socks) I thought it was in built into labs, but apparently not......
any tips? Like I say, I'm not trying to rush things, and it's not a big deal really, but I would like her to retrieve and it seems to be a fairly basic side of training.
On the plus side she isn't phased by gunshot, she is calm and steady (unless a butterfly takes her fancy in which cases she's useless) but for her age I cannot fault her.