Hello, I've got a 4.5 month old male Brittany and this is my first versatile field dog I've taken to training on my own. I have prior experience training a lab but this is entirely different and quite humbling! My principle question for any experts out there concerns my pup's sexual maturation and training and nurturing his retrieval/pointing skills. Three weeks ago he was retrieving like a champ, obedient, listening to commands and generally bringing the ball to hand. He couldn't get enough. Now he's really starting to how should we say, unleash the lipstick and sexually act out. He is starting to point more which is encouraging but his retrieval skills have gone down hill big time, he shows little interest in retrieval at all. Though I I want to see him perform as well as he was doing 3 weeks ago, I wonder if I've done something wrong and completely overlooked it? is this sexual maturation just a phase and he'll snap back into being obedient later? or do you guys have any other insight or advice? Greatly appreciated anything you guys have to offer. Thanks!