I have 6 yr old yellow lab that was kind of a rescue dog. He's got a problem with freezing up (refusing to release birds). He actually ate a bird last season, and I put him up after that. He spent a few weeks in residence at Wetland Retrievers, and made good progress, but we need to do a full-on force fetch. With Baron's apparent departure from the scene, I'm looking for resources.
I've been reading "The 10-minute Retriever" and its companion book "Retriever Troubleshooting," which doesn't provide a very bright outlook, but we're committed to keeping the dog, as he is a really good dog otherwise; he'll either hunt or he won't.
Currently, I'm doing some basic remedial work with him indoors before I set out on force-fetch.
Who or what is available locally as a training resource?